We’ve covered a lot of games for Play NYC 2019, and now it’s time to do one last thing: select our favorite games from the show. It’s never easy to pick a favorite, especially when New York City’s premier gaming convention has so many wonderful developers showing off excellent video games, mobile games, and tabletop games. Nonetheless, we did our best to select a handful of games which we felt were the best of Play NYC 2019.Without any further ado, here are our picks for the best games shown at Play NYC 2019! Groove Catcher is a funky VR experience. Groove Catcher — Vizmoo by Robert N. Adams Holy hell, did I love Groove Catcher. This game is akin to Beat Saber with much different mechanics. Rather than swing an energy sword to break blocks, you instead have to follow lines in the air with your controllers and smack glowing white orbs at certain points. It makes the game more about longer, smoother moves with the occasional shake. I am a … [Read more...] about The Best of Play NYC 2019
The best of time
Despite my heartfelt, middle-age crisis hopes and pleadings, Days Gone is only nominally a biker-gang fantasy. But I kind of knew that it would be. About 15 hours into the game — and I can’t tell how much of it I’ve actually played because I’m being very, almost Sniper Elite levels of cautious and deliberate in my combat — I haven’t even heard much biker jargon. Near as I can tell, my only brother here is a robust, walking comic book named Boozer, and I spend most of my time fetching shit to make him heal up. My bike also sucks pretty bad. The motorcycle club angle is just a narrative glossing for what is, as many others have pointed out, a rather bog-standard, open-world stealth adventure game. It’s so thinly addressed and presented that it can’t possibly justify Days Gone’s presence among multi-platform franchises that have, over the years in which this game has been under some stage of development, delivered deeper and more … [Read more...] about Playing Days Gone? You’ll have to make the best of it.
Nintendo marks a big event today, specifically the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time anniversary. The classic Zelda title turns 20 today, allowing us to celebrate the birthday of one of Nintendo’s best games and one of the most well-known Zelda titles. Ocarina of Time was the fifth Zelda game produced. Ocarina of Time has a large number of different qualities that make it a classic and a huge benchmark in Nintendo history. It was the first 3D Zelda game, allowing players to move beyond the dungeons and flat screens of the previous Legend of Zelda games and into a fully built world that promises hours of adventures. The game eventually got a remastered re-release in 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS, alongside its next game, Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. While the Ocarina of Time anniversary doesn’t give it yet another new game, the game has proven to be an example to every Zelda game after it. Ocarina of Time, as every Zelda game does, tells the story of Link as he sets … [Read more...] about Today Is The Ocarina Of Time Anniversary; Classic Zelda Game Turns 20
German studio Paintbucket Games has announced Through the Darkest of Times, a strategy game set in 1930s-era Germany.Players will take control of a small resistance group in 1933 Berlin, when Hitler’s Nazi party was on the rise. Through the use of guerrilla tactics like leaflet distribution, espionage, sabotage, and information gathering, the player’s group will attempt to undermine Hitler’s party and resist the Nazis as best they can. Publishing duties will be handled by HandyGames, a subsidiary of THQ Nordic. Paintbucket says that having HandyGames on board allowed them to increase the scope of the game, adding extra content and endings as well as ensuring worldwide distribution. HandyGames CEO Markus Kassulke says his company is “proud to publish such an important game”. To commemorate the release date announcement, a brand new cinematic trailer was made available via Paintbucket Games’ official YouTube account. You can check out the trailer … [Read more...] about Resist The Nazis In Indie Strategy Game Through The Darkest Of Times
Play NYC 2018 has passed, and four of us checked it out. We got to see a ton of upcoming games, most of which were indie, and came away with various impressions that will still be going up on the site for a while yet. However, we got together and each picked one game from the show we thought stood a bit above the rest. So without further ado, here’s four games that we think are well worth your time. Kaedama: A Ramen Story By Robert N. Adams I always struggle to pick out the “best” of anything. Play NYC just had so many excellent developers showing great video and tabletop games! It took me several hours of thought before I narrowed down the game I thought would be the most fun to play with my friends: Kaedama: A Ramen Story. Kaedama: A Ramen Story is a two-player cooperative tabletop game created by Tony Go of Tau Leader Games. Two players work together to run a ramen shop; one player takes on the role of a cook and the other plays as a host/waiter. The game features … [Read more...] about The Best of Play NYC 2018