ICYMI: Life is Strange 2’s story hit me personally. I wrote about how the tale of brothers felt so familiar and heartbreaking. You can read the full article on Black Nerd Problems by clicking the link below.
I’m not sure that anything could have prepared me for Life is Strange 2. Not the first game, not it’s prelude chapter (The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit), nor anybody I knew who playing the game. Nothing. I am emotionally broken and it’s a much different feeling from playing the first Life is Strange, because this time it felt personal. So much so, that it completely caught me off guard, making every chapter harder than the last.
Life is Strange 2 borrows a lot from its predecessor, including the excellent writing of its characters and the dramatic weight of its narrative. In an effort to make the story even more intense, it deviates from the small-town drama of Arcadia Bay and focuses on xenophobia spread throughout America. Players take the role of Sean Diaz, who through an unfortunate incident discovers his younger brother, Daniel, has powers and the two of them are forced to run away from the police.
ICYMI: Protodroid DeLTA popped up on the Indie Radar. It’s a cool 3D platforming shooter modeled after games like Mega Man Legends and Mega Man X. Visit Black Nerd Problems website or click the link below to read the full article!
Welcome back to Indie Radar, our feature series highlighting independent games from smaller developers. Whether they are in development, just released, or in the initial concept stages, we think they deserve your attention This week’s highlight – Protodroid DeLTA.
Everyone knows that 3D Mega Man games are even rarer than the Metroid ones. Hell, the last Mega Man Legends game came out in *checks notes* in 2000 … for the OG PlayStation. If Capcom won’t make one, then Adam Kareem will. And you know what? I can respect that. Protodroid DeLTA isn’t quite a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends. This game’s inspiration comes from the fast and frantic gameplay of the Mega Man X series. From the game’s initial Kickstarter trailer, folks might be in for some tight platforming and some good old jumping and shooting.
ICYMI: I dove into the trippy world of Superliminal and wrote a review for Black Nerd Problems. Visit Black Nerd Problems website or click the link below to read the full review!
Publisher: Pillow Castle/ Developer: Pillow Castle / Platform: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch/ Release Date: July 7, 2020
There really is something about being thrown in a gauntlet of test chambers armed only with some strange weapon or gimmick to get you out. I can only think of a few games that precisely scratched that itch for me, like the Portal series or Quantum Conundrum. So enter Superliminal, a dreamscape where perspective is your only tool, and you’re just falling from one dream to another. A trippy experience, to say the least, Superliminal is a short but sweet game whose premise is enough to keep players entertained.
Is it too late to have 2017 games list? Nah, it’s never too late to have a 2017 games list. With the bizarre year that is 2016 almost up and the last of the year’s major AAA games coming out, I’m looking towards the future. And what better way to do this than picking out next year’s upcoming video games. Continue reading Top 5 Upcoming 2017 Games I Want to Play→
By far the strangest variations of the 3DS yet, Nintendo announces the 2DS. A cheaper alternative to the 3DS and 3DS XL, the 2DS seems to be for those who do not quite want the 3D feature of the 3DS. The idea of the system makes sense, however abandoning the clam-shell design and the high placement of the buttons looks to be uncomfortable. Speaking with IGN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime states,
We’re always thinking about what we can do that’s new, unique, different, and brings more people into this category that we love
And so with the Nintendo 3DS, we were clear to parents that, ‘hey, we recommend that your children be seven and older to utilize this device.’ So clearly that creates an opportunity for five-year-olds, six-year-olds, that first-time handheld gaming consumer.
The 2DS will come with all the same features as the 3DS (minus the 3D, of course), which include playing 3DS and DS games and Wifi. The only real changes are additional buttons for turning off Wifi and putting the system to sleep. The 2DS will retail for $129.99 and release on October 12th.
On the official Smash Bros. website, they have announced the return of Pikmin’s main astronaut Captain Olimar. He seems to retain the same move set he had in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Below you will find all of the screen shots of the Pikmin and Olimar.
Gone are the days of mistyping long 25 digit codes in order to redeem money or pre-order bonuses. Xbox corporate vice president Marc Whitten says that the new Kinect will be able to scan QR codes and make it easier for players to redeem credit, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions and many others. I guess there is one plus to the always connected, always on and all seeing camera.