Firewatch is a beautiful game, not because of those vivid graphics, but because of the story it tells. The game, more of a walking sim meets interactive narrative, kicks off with on-screen text – and so begins the tale of you and Julia. Anyone who’s ever read a choose-your-own-adventure book will be comfortable here, as you make a series of choices that determine how your life together evolves: Compliment Julia or decline, choose a beagle or a German Shepherd, have kids or hold off… These choices allow you to emotionally connect with characters and story, and feel as if this ... Read More »
Are you ready to take a trip? Because that’s the first and only choice you’ll have to make in Virginia, the first-person thriller from Variable State and 505 Games. You play as Anne Tarver, a rookie FBI agent cast from the Clarice Starling mould. It’s 1992, your first day on the job with a new partner, veteran fed Maria Halperin, investigating the mysterious disappearance of a child. It’s a slow, brooding build as you question residents of backwater Burgess County, in Kingdom, Virginia. No-one knows where the boy is. Or at least admits to it. So your list of suspects ... Read More »
We are well and truly racing through the glorious month of September, don't blink though as this is the start of the gamer season and you really don't want to miss a single second. We had an absolutely cracking lineup of games last week, can we keep up the momentum and get another good week - let's not waste any more time, let's check out this weeks brand spanking new lineup of 'Games Out This Week'. Get that coffee and find that chair, it's all aboard the hype train. 20/09/2016 Destiny: Rise Of Iron Destiny: Rise of Iron is the ... Read More »
505 Games announced VIRGINIA, the enigmatic first-person thriller, will simultaneously launch on Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam, on September 22nd fluenced by the genre-bending drama, science fiction and horror TV shows of the 1990s (Twin Peaks, The X-Files, The Outer Limits [90s]), VIRGINIA is an interactive mystery told with a striking art style, cinematic soundtrack and a story that mixes the inexplicable, the absurd and the mundane. Set in the last days of summer 1992, VIRGINIA is an original detective noir story, where players investigate the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax, a young boy in the rural town of ... Read More »
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