Virginia begins by telling the player that the events of the game have been compiled from notes and case files to create the play they are about to experience. Like a play or film, the game lends itself to a variety of interpretations, a situation which the game wildly encourages. Virginia is one of the most blatant attempts by a developer to blend cinematic techniques and games conventions. To the credit of 505 Games and Variable State, they have definitely hit the mark.
Loads coming up this week, though a surprising amount of the games coming up are remasters & remakes. In terms of movies, the reign of Horror continues, as we get closer to October. Plus, as the autumn returns, so to do the TV shows.
I adore Overwatch. Blizzard’s First Person Shooter game is one of my favourite multiplayer games of the current era. It is my current go to game in thirty minute bursts. I can drop in, play a couple of rounds of casual games and then just drop out again. Normally without any salty rage. Blizzard consistently make astounding polished and characterful games, with this being no exception. If you’ve been on the fence about getting the game, now you can try before you buy!
Time to head into August, and see what kicks off the final month of the summer.
All of the following times are UK. As is my tradition, recaps and reactions are going to be going up shortly after each one is completed.
Preamble: First things first, Platinum’s Scalebound is appearing at Gamescom, not E3, so don’t get too hyped. Same thing with Crackdown. Gears of War collection remaster details leaked, we can expect an announcement more likely than not. Rise of the Tomb Raider, gameplay has been promised, maybe we will see an actual tomb based puzzle this time. Halo 5 Guardians is probably gonna be the big show here, I’d be very surprised with no gameplay demo, or campaign. Fable legends, they’ve gotta make something of this, especially as it’s launching on Windows 10, Mojang should be up here, hololens or not, the telltale game might appear. Rare are supposedly working on a brand new original project, and Kotaku seems to have word of a rare classics collection being prepared. We shall see. Plus, the news that Oculus and Xbox are linking to share controllers, so we may find some news about that. And will we see Call of Duty and DLC timed exclusivity? I imagine we will.