Perhaps more so than any other developer out there, the name Bioware is almost synonymous with RPGs. And for a long stretch of time, it was synonymous with quality as well. Looking at the list of the games they developed, you could be forgiven for mistaking it for a list of the best RPGs ever made. There's a few odd ones out, but you can clearly see where they got their legendary reputation. This list should serve as a reminder that, no matter how far they might have fallen, Bioware used to be really, really good at what they did.
Dead Space(2008) Review-The scariest game I’ve ever played
I'm not a person that scares easily. Or, I should say, I'm not a person that scares easily at things I know can't hurt me. There's an unknown animal in the woods behind my house? Yeah, I'm probably not going out there to check. Scary stories though? Horror movies? Games? Not a problem. As much as I enjoy spooky shit, I had never come across a single work of fiction, in any medium, that would genuinely scare me. Until I played Dead Space.
Darksiders Review-Legend of Zelda in God of War cosplay
There are certain games that you only need a few minutes to tell exactly what they're all about. It has dodge rolls and bonfires? You can probably also expect a steep difficulty curve and boss fights against gigantic monsters who hit like a truck in a very predictable pattern. It's a party based JRPG with turn based combat? You're probably gonna end up killing God at some point. An Xbox 360 military shooter with an overwhelmingly brown color palate? You probably already know how its story goes beat by beat. Video games have been around for long enough now that there's nothing truly new under the sun, and most of them follow the tropes and conventions of their genre pretty closely. But occasionally, a game does surprise you.
Blog Update 1-Welcome to Fine Aged Gaming 2.0!!
I'm Back! Wow, it's been a while. Actually way longer than I intended. But I haven't been doing nothing all this time. The website's got a facelift, a new logo, and a guides section(which will soon be populated). I've actually been playing games and writing all this time, and now I have enough of a … Continue reading Blog Update 1-Welcome to Fine Aged Gaming 2.0!!
Solasta: Crown of the Magister Review-The Budget Alternative to Baldur’s Gate 3
In the world of cinema, there is a phenomenon known as twin films. Every few years, two or more movies with a very similar premise will inexplicably come out around the same time. There's plenty of famous examples. Dante's Peak and Inferno. Antz and a Bug's Life. Observe and Report and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. You probably already know a handful of these examples yourself. Sometimes, its just a matter of one film trying to ride on the coattails of a bigger, more successful production. But most of the time, its more or less pure coincidence. Although it is not quite as well known, this sometimes happens to video games too. Case in point, Baldur's Gate 3 and Solasta: Crown of the Magister.
20 Great PC Games That Actually Deserve a Remaster
Remasters are all the rage these days, aren't they? In concept, the idea of updating an older game to be enjoyed by current generations is fairly popular among gamers, and it certainly has a better track record than doing the same to, say, movies(as a thousand "Han Shot First" T-Shirts can attest). But in the … Continue reading 20 Great PC Games That Actually Deserve a Remaster
Resident Evil 4 Review-Is This Classic Horror Game Still Scary in 2022?
I was about 10 years old when I first tried to play RE4. Back then, I didn't quite understand what a horror game was supposed to be, and it didn't look particularly different from the action games I was familiar with. But the control scheme felt instantly wrong(keep in mind, I was playing mouse and keyboard too), and the constant lack of ammo was extremely frustrating. About 2 hours into the game, I got a random button prompt flashing on the screen for about half a second, then a boulder fell on Leon's perfectly coifed head, and I lost. That was about it for my first taste of Resident Evil. Coming back to it years later, this time armed with a controller and some knowledge of what the game was trying to do, I can't say I felt much different at first.
Ubisoft is removing some of their products from your Steam account. Here’s why you should care.
A little over a couple of weeks ago, Ubisoft announced that starting September 1st, Assassins Creed Liberation HD, will be pulled from sale, alongside a few more obscure titles. More importantly, they have also announced that they're shutting down all online features for a ton of their older games(full list here). What this means is that, in addition to no longer being able to play these games online, you will also lose access to all DLCs, regardless of whether you own them or not.
INSIDE Review-A Masterclass In Minimalistic Video Game Design
At first glance, Inside seems like a game that's a bit too recent and high profile for me to cover. The long awaited spiritual successor to indie critical darling Limbo, it was met with both immediate critical acclaim, and massive commercial success(well, for a 2d puzzle platformer at least). But for all the attention it received for it's striking aesthetics and wordless storytelling, it seems like much of what makes this game special has never quite made it's way into the cultural zeitgeist in the way it deserved to.
The 20 Greatest Cities in RPG History
There comes a point in almost every RPG when you have to leave the lush countryside behind and journey into the big city. It can be a point where the action ramps up, replacing the low stakes and simple good against evil storytelling of the early levels with moral complexity and hard choices. It can be a change of pace, switching focus to intrigue or character building. Or it can even be a small reprieve from all the action. What it rarely is however, is boring.