We’re almost at the halfway point for my best of list, and today’s game marks the first AAA game mentioned here, and the first time that this company has made it onto my list.
Killing Floor 2 is the follow-up to the popular mod turned full game Killing Floor. Developer Tripwire Interactive has spent the last few years working on the sequel and taking it to Early Access. With the game finally out, we have a title that is blast from the past, but kind of ends with a whimper.
Recently, I caught Hardcore Henry, or what could be described as a live-action video game. The movie shown entirely in first-person featured epic shootouts, a burly brawl and things I can’t mention without spoilers. One thing’s for sure, despite mirroring first-person shooters, there are some lessons for developers to take note of.
Overwatch is Blizzard’s first original new IP in a very long time. Coming from the cancelation of Titan, Overwatch’s design marks another attempt by Blizzard to enter the competitive multiplayer scene. While this may look like Team Fortress by way of Blizzard, there is a lot of smart design taken from MOBAs present.