Firewatch released in February 2016 on PS4, to widespread critical acclaim. This beautiful and moving first person perspective story-driven adventure captured the hearts of romanticists, gamers and hard-bitten critics alike - and now its coming to Xbox One. Firewatch is a mystery set in the woods of Wyoming, where protagonist Henry's only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio. Henry has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the wilderness and, perched high atop a mountain, it’s his job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. It's an ... Read More »
Telltale's games force you to make tough choices, and choices have rarely been tougher than those faced by the titular Caped Crusader in Batman - The Telltale Series - Episode 1: Realm of Shadows. Batman, and his billionaire alter-ego Bruce Wayne, has always been more intriguing and complex than his contemporaries, and this complexity should play to Telltale's strengths. Here, Realm of Shadows sets up a story that interweaves politics and relationships - the relationships between Batman and the bad guys, Bruce Wayne and the supporting cast, and - perhaps most interestingly - Batman and Bruce Wayne. With such rich lore and complex characters, ... Read More »
There's a moment, at the beginning of Mirror's Edge Catalyst, when you're pointedly told: 'You've been given a second chance. Don't squander it.' That's ironic, because while the prequel/soft reboot of 2008's fun but flawed Mirror's Edge can feel like a missed opportunity. In short, you can't shake the feeling that, second time around, DICE have squandered it. So you play as original protagonist, Faith Connors – essentially Jane Douglas with a bob cut – a Runner who couriers black market goods across the outwardly utopian city of Glass. It’s a cold, stark surveillance state run by goons with guns – ... Read More »
Pneuma, Like the word itself, Is something many people wasn't aware of a few weeks ago. But as screenshots of the First person puzzle game started to surface, many took notice at what are possibly some of the best looking screens from an Indie Game. Published under the ID@XBox program, By Deco Digital and Bevel Studio's, Pneuma : Breath of Life see's you as a god, controlling everything, but also following a path... As the game begin's you hear the voice of Pneuma, as you start your journey into the breath of life, You can Walk, Look around, even take a ... Read More »
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