Outside of sequels to games I’ve really enjoyed, I typically only get excited for games that sound conceptually interesting. And if nothing else Murdered: Soul Suspect has a good conceptual hook. you’re cast as a ghost detective who has to solve his own murder. Now this sounds like an idea rife with potentially compelling mechanical and narrative possibilities (last I checked, “Ghost Murder Mystery” isn’t a super populated genre). Unfortunately, Murdered: Soul Suspect doesn’t really explore these to any meaningful extent. It’s a largely pleasant time for its eight hour duration, but my main take-away from Murdered: Soul Suspect was disappointment.
Everyone here really enjoyed the year of 2013 in games. There were some nice surprises along the way, great games that came out of nowhere, as well as some high-profile releases that lived up to, if not surpassed, our expectations. Games are great and we’re here to celebrate them. So, come with us on a little adventure…
It is time for us to count down the ten best games, but first let’s have a little fun. [Read more…]
We continue talking about the best things in video games this year. [Read more…]
It is time. 2013 Game of the Year Podcasts begin here. [Read more…]
It was an odd year for games. Entering 2012, there were a lot of games that the staff was looking forward to, but I think everyone would agree that our final award winners were much different from what we would’ve expected. This was a year of low-profile surprises and high-profile disappointments, in equal measure. So without further ado… [Read more…]