Category Archive: Games You Should Play

Apr 13

Getting Away With Murder – The Tell-Tale Heart Student Project

Here’s a prototpye to an interesting game concept. Imagine a detective game, not unlike Phoenix Wright or LA Noire, but instead of the detective, you were the murderer. That’s the premise behind the Edgar Allen Poe inspired The Tell-Tale Heart. It’s a student project used as a prototyle for a much larger project, at least …

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Apr 08

Tor: “What’s the Point of an RPG Without a Main Villain? How Ultima IV Changed the Game” by Peter Tieryas

A really good analysis of some of the various mechanics from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar and why not every game needs a central villain by Peter Tieryas. It actually did a great job of selling me on the game since everything in it sounded so interesting, especially since it’s free on Gog.com.   …

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Mar 31

Paca Pong Combines Several Classic Arcade Games Into One

If you ever wanted to play a game that combined Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong…then you’re in luck because Paca Pong exists.     Overall, it’s a fun little two player game that is more about silliness than competitiveness. I say that because it feels like Pac-Man travels in a more less random …

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Mar 20

Extra Credits Recommends 7 Games You Might Not Have Tried

  A good list of games recommended by the Extra Credits guys. I know that I’ve been pretty interested in Life is Strange ever since I first heard of it and I’m already planning on buying Never Alone once it launches for the Wii U. I will have to check out Darkest Dungeons and Mount and …

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Mar 03

Possibly the Greatest Sports Game Ever Made – Gaming Historian

  I’ve always heard that Techmo Super Bowl was a fantastic sports game, but never as enthusiastically as Gaming Historian‘s little review here. I’m also impressed to hear that the game is updated by fans. That, I wish I was featured a little bit more in the video. Still, it seems like a game for …

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Feb 26

Yargh! Be a Pirate in Ol’ Skyrim With this Mod, Me Matey! Or’ll Make Ye Walk the Plank!

  The modding community is absolutely astounding sometimes. Seriously, I may never have to cave in and play Assassin’s Creed Black Flag if I can pirate around in Skyrim. You can download the mod, here.

Feb 03

Platinum Games Releases Angel Land – A Retro Style Bayonetta Game

So Platinum Games released Bayonetta for free…well, sort of. I’m sorry, that was really misleading. Instead they released a free browser based game under their 404 Error section on their official website. It’s apparently based on a 2010 April Fool’s Day joke called Angel Land that featured a retro Bayonetta sprite fighting off angels, however …

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Jan 08

Play the Best Independent Games of 2014 – IGF Winners and Finalists List

The Independent Games Festival recently released their list of their finalist and winners from the lastest awards. That means that there is large compilation of excellent games, made by small, independent teams, that you should probably play at some point.

Jan 08

Create Your First Game in Unity With This Handy Tutorial for Breakout

For all those who want to start learning how to program your own commercial games, Unity is a great tool to start. This is a tutorial from the official Unity YouTube page teaching you some of the basics to create the simple game Breakout. Definitely worth the watch.

Jan 07

Need To Feel Better or Understood, Maybe These Games Can Help

Since 2015 is still relatively new, I thought it be nice to share a list of games I found compiled by Emily Short. The game’s are pretty experimental, not your typical games and they are consolidation (say, in the face of depression) or just comforting (like a game where people vote on whether you win …

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Dec 12

Rerez TV Welcomes the Holidays By Talking About Merry Gear Solid (You Read That Right)

  So, I never expected a game like this? Oh indie developers and their fan games.   By the way, here’s the links to Merry Gear Solid 1 and Merry Gear Solid 2. I wonder of Mr. Hideo Kojima has seen these games and I wonder what he thinks of them.

Nov 28

Gamespot’s 5 Games For Your Favorite Indie Gamer For PS4, Vita (and Maybe Those Other Platforms)

I In honor of Black Friday, here’s Gamespot’s indie game recommendations, highlighting some of the quirkiest and strangest games created by independent developers.   I loved how every game on this list was for the PS4 or Vita. That “presented by Sony” disclaimer at the front did not disappoint.

Oct 31

The Gist Shows Us 4 Spooky Games to Give Us Goosebumps

Happy Halloween! If you’re in the mood for playing some horror games today then look no further than The Gist.   The Gist is show hosted on GameSpot. If you want more then you should check out their channel.

Oct 01

Outside Xbox Looks at 5 Indie Games Coming to Xbox One

It seems some interesting indie games are coming to the Xbox One. There are some pretty novel ideas floating around here. My favorite of these is still Never Alone and it’s nice to see some more gameplay footage of it though I do like the concept of that Speed Runners game.

Sep 20

The Gist – 3 Great Kickster Games That You Can Play Right Now

  I’ve played two of these games but I would also recommend Broken Age and Faster Than Light. I like Broken Age a bit more because Faster Than Light is so random that it can get downright frustrating but both games are amazing fun in their own way. I keep hearing good things about the …

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