Achievements and trophies have changed the way I play games. They’ve pushed me to see through games I might not have completed otherwise, explore mechanics and locations in more detail, and allowed me to test myself with harder challenges. So why doesn’t Nintendo use them yet?
2015 was an awesome year for games, and it seems that with it the latest console generation has finally found its footing. Luckily for us, last year looks to be just the beginning for exciting games both familiar and novel, and 2016 will be packed with them all year long. Though I’m really looking forward to every release, here are just some of the ones that appeal to me above the all the others.
Last Saturday was host to Sony’s second annual PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco, where among other announcements, fans were treated to a new Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End trailer. But to the surprise of many, this was no typical showcase of the game, with the revelation that Drake’s newest and possibly last foray on the PS4 will actually have cutscene dialogue options. But is this the right move for Uncharted?
Sometimes, it’s the games that aren’t meant to be scary that frighten us the most. Maybe it’s their unsuspecting nature catching us off guard, or that just a brief moment of horror in an otherwise happy experience is enough to unsettle even the toughest of tough guys (and gals). Whatever the root of it, if these games aren’t keeping you up until all night playing, they’re keeping you up all night for an entirely different reason.
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!