I’m proud to present my new video feature In Your Face, which features Kim creating herself and other real people using character editors from video games! In the first episode, Kim creates herself in BioWare’s space epic Mass Effect so I can play through the trilogy as her. Hit the jump to see the video embedded here or visit my YouTube channel for even more awesome videos!
One would think that connecting the dots and making an adventure game out of the Adventure Time series would’ve happened a bit faster. I mean, come one, it’s right there in the title of the show for crying out loud. Glaring oversights aside, the Adventure Time games that have come thus far have ranged in quality, but largely haven’t captured the feel of the show perfectly. This is a task that Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations has done a phenomenal job tackling with a few speed bumps along the way.
Local multiplayer can be a tricky thing to set up with a group of friends. With things like a lack of controllers and inexperience holding some players back, the fun of playing games with your friends in the room has been fading into the background in favor of online play. Last year, Jackbox Games answered back with one of the biggest innovations in local multiplayer with The Jackbox Party Pack by introducing a way to have anyone join a game with their smartphone. It was one of my favorite gaming experiences last year, so when I discovered they were releasing The Jackbox Party Pack 2 with five more games attached to it, I leapt at the chance to try it out. As there are several new games here, let’s tackle them one at a time.
It says a lot about The Talos Principle when the puzzles are less mind-blowing than the narrative peppered throughout the game. This is not to discount the complexity of the varied puzzles, there are many that tested my mental faculties to the max, but when paired against the emotionally heavy philosophy in the audio and text logs throughout, the puzzles were the easy part. That being said, not since the Portal series has there been a game as well crafted in both gameplay and story.
It’s now officially October and that means horror games! I’m planning on peppering this spookiest of months with plenty of horror goodness, so stay tuned for all of the awesome horror that awaits. Today, I played through the first chapter of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. One of the better recent games in the series, this game has some very interesting elements and makes decent use of the Wii remote.