Here at Button Masher, the only thing we love more than playing a good game is talking about one with our friends. That’s why we’re asking all of you lovely people to vote for your favourite games of the year in our first annual Good Game Awards!
As the fall lingers on and the last stretch of the year is upon us, the closing seasons bring with them a sense of reflection as we look back on the experiences we’ve had over the year. And what better way to reminisce over 2015 than a good old fashion console war debate!
This past weekend the Agent of the Nine arrived at the tower with one of the most sought out weapons in Destiny. Xur broke the internet, by selling Gjallarhorn for 17 Strange Coins.This monster of a rocket launcher is probably one of the most devastating weapons in FPS history and is known for dealing incredibly large amounts of damage with it’s wolf pack rounds perk.
Coming hot off of just finishing the PS4 version of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture seemed to me like the perfect follow-up game. Exploring and unraveling a mystery that has left a small English town utterly deserted? The premise was one I immediately jumped on, and I was eager for a good tale and an engaging world to explore. Unfortunately, an interesting premise and a nice world are about where my praises for the game end.
Touted as the finale of the Arkham Trilogy, for Batman: Arkham Knight Rocksteady tried to truly craft the quintessential perfect Batman experience. With a larger city to explore, more gadgets and techniques, a higher stakes story, and the playable Batmobile, Arkham Knight is the closest players will ever feel to really being the Batman. Unfortunately, there are certain additions that hinder rather than expand the on the gameplay, keeping Batman: Arkham Knight from being a perfect game.
After the debacle last year surrounding the lack of female representation in Assassin’s Creed: Unity and the series as a whole, it seems things may have finally started to turn around in the industry. Thankfully, this year’s E3 sported an exciting number of new cool female characters, and we may finally get some diversity in our gaming protagonists.
During the numerous press conferences of E3 this year, as both new and old games were shown and discussed, I took note of a curious trend that seemed a bit more prevalent this year than the last few. It seemed many games were taking a multiplayer focus at their core, and while this is by no means a bad thing, and I know these games definitely have their place, it had me wondering if this was always the correct decision for these experiences.
This was necessary. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who issued an audible “What?!” when Beck not only won Best Rock Album at the Grammys, but Album Of The Year over the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell, and Ed Sheeran in a very tough category. This project of mine was conceived well before the 2015 Grammys, but in regards to this project, this album was a gift. I’m sure I’m one of thousands that are listening to this album based on the controversy around it, but does Morning Phase deserve Album Of The Year?