Swery created something of a flawed masterpiece with Deadly Premonition. Despite being difficult to control, Deadly Premonition excelled in its weird and goofy storytelling with plenty of homage to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Swery’s newest project, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, attempts to reach those same bonkers highs of Deadly Premonition while under the guise of a Kinect game. He pretty much succeeded.
Tuesday was a big day for Microsoft. At an event in Remond, Washington, Microsoft unveiled their next generation of gaming- the Xbox One. After digesting all the news and info on this new console, I have come to contemplate what I enjoy and dislike about the new Xbox and where I will think it will go in the future.
In a feverous haze one Tuesday night, Evan sent me a link to a new Kinect indie title. Within moments of briefly skimming the press release and seeing that it said FMV, Kinect, and Chris Evans, I dropped everything I was doing and rushed to my Xbox. Fearing this was some kind of joke or PR stunt or something, I thought I should download it as soon as possible before it gets pulled for being too crazy or something. Well, it’s plenty crazy and we played through the whole thing so you won’t have to.
The library for good Kinect titles is not a well that runs very deep. Luckily, Harmonix has a good grip on how to work with the Kinect, and more importantly, how to make games that are fun. I recently got down with my bad self and (embarrassingly) danced the night away with Harmonix’s latest game, Dance Central 3.
I was legitimately excited when I heard Rise of Nightmares was coming out. I saw a demo and felt a unique atmosphere building as the main character descended further into the madness that infects the eerie castle he is trapped in. I thought they could pull it off. I thought they could master the Kinect controls, giving me precise and accurate movement when swinging a weapon. I thought the story was going to be full of B-level horror fun, if not frightening and horrific. Rise of Nightmares is horrific, but for all the wrong reasons.
Hey everyone its Monday and that means its time to counter that stressful case of the Mondays with Error! Report. Join Clint, Cayci, Evan, Ryan, and Matthew as we discuss Gamescom and D23. We also […]