Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a game designed with Ninja Theory’s personal flair: Brutal melee combat that focuses on properly using Senua’s lithe frame and speed, a story revolving around mental illnesses in response to traumatic events, and a unique art style that was brought to life through innovative technology. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been touted as a unique “Independent AAA” game, built with the intentions of an indie title while using the production values of a typical AAA game.
Ninja Theory is a more than competent development studio that had a rough go of it with fans in the past, which originated from the development of DmC: Devil may Cry. As a Western developer making a Devil May Cry game, the deck was stacked against Ninja Theory from the outset. For the most part, fans didn’t want a new interpretation of their beloved characters, and especially not with the changes to design, story, and combat that Ninja Theory had planned, even if Capcom had pushed them to make those radical changes in the first place. Continue reading From DmC to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Ninja Theory is getting it right
There are two Sonic games scheduled to release this year: Sonic Forces, a 3D current generation game that looks to follow in Sonic Generations’ footsteps, and Sonic Mania, the classic 2D Sonic game of our dreams that’s being made by fans turned indie devs. The former is scheduled for release this holiday season, while the latter had been delayed to an unspecified date.
Sonic Mania was originally supposed to release this spring, but game development is a fickle business, and so it was delayed. Fans have been anxiously awaiting a new release date, and it seems GameStop has spilled the beans: Continue reading GameStop (possibly) revealed the release date of Sonic Mania
Hello Games finally broke it’s silence today, though not in the way they might have liked: Earlier this morning a message went out via Hello Games Twitter feed saying that it’s most recent game No Mans Sky was a mistake. Continue reading Hello Games Claims Hacker Responsible For Strange Emails
No Man’s Sky is being torn apart by angry fans all over the net, but it seems some writers and developers are coming to Sean Murray and Hello Games’ defense, with the usual argument of “entitled gamers.” I’d like to take an excerpt from one of these articles that I feel accurately portrays the general defense: Continue reading Sean Murray lied, and it should change the gaming industry
Little Inferno is a puzzle-based, sandbox indie game from Tomorrow Corporation that was inspired by The Yule Log. It originally released on the Wii U in November 2012, but eventually saw releases on PC and mobile platforms too. Recently Little Inferno went on sale for $4.99 through the Wii U eShop.
Armillo is a timed-exclusive indie title for the Wii U that focuses on the adventures of an Armadillo, in space. The game play itself is a mishmash of platforming, puzzles, and action.