When Procedural Generation is Hell For Moving On

Procedural generation refers to the popular game design choice in which parts of the game are generated randomly from a set pool of objects to create a relatively unique experience for the player each time. This choice in design means the developers can give the players more in terms of replayability due to the allure… » 2/04/15 11:41pm 2/04/15 11:41pm

I feel like a lot of anger about microtransactions is misguided. If anyone has experienced Raid Mode in the last Revelations title, you'll know that as you amp up the difficulty, the game gets harder. Don't want to spend money? Then don't, just get better at the game. There is no pay-wall here. Retrying is free, and… » 1/27/15 9:08pm 1/27/15 9:08pm

Bayonetta and The Case for Gameplay vs. Aesthetic

As far as looks go, very few games manage to raise as many questions as the Platinum Games' Bayonetta series. A little over a week ago, when Bayonetta 2 was released, we saw many of the same arguments against it that we did the first time around; over-sexualization and vying for the male gaze being some of the… » 11/03/14 11:28pm 11/03/14 11:28pm

My Experiences with Titillating Games

The representation of sex in video games is the source of some of the most heated debates in the history of the medium. With opinions and situations ranging from ridiculous to downright humiliating, it is easy to see why some developers would receive negative attention from using sex appeal in their games. What I… » 5/22/14 10:44pm 5/22/14 10:44pm

The Importance of Low Budget Games

As technology moves further along, we see video games move along with it. Massive, sprawling worlds with fantastic graphics and encompassing gameplay are signs that gaming isn't just moving along technologically, but rather they are becoming more expensive to make. Even though the fantastic set pieces and battles in … » 4/11/14 3:27am 4/11/14 3:27am

I'd say you'd get a more wholesome experience from 4. More classes, more dungeons. That said, if you're unsure this is a franchise you might not play more of, go with MG. It's a tad easier and still has some cool new innovations of its own. For a traditional EO experience in that case, I'd recommend playing on Classic. » 3/28/14 12:08am 3/28/14 12:08am