Screenshot of the Week #15: The voiceless singer!

by on December 7, 2014


                It is so
rare when I get to say about a game that it is beautiful, but now is one of
those moments. I’ve been playing Transistor this weekend (well to be more
specific, today) and the game moved me with its atmosphere, world and music.
AAA games producers don’t really go out of their comfort zone too much when
developing new titles and that’s why most of the time these AAA games resemble
so much the previous titles. But indie developers that want to have an impact
on this market (even if is a smaller one) always come up with interesting and
innovative ideas to capture gamers attention and heart. Such was the case with
Bastion and its impressive narrative style and is safe to say that Supergiant
Games took their ideas to the next level with Transistor.
                The
game is a short and sweet masterpiece, a living jewel in a sea of soulless
diamonds. Transistor takes advantage of Bastion legacy, using similar art style
and difficulty system while borrowing some of the narrative features, but at
its core is an entirely new and different game.
It what comes from producers that make games out of passion
and love, not the greed that is destroying this industry from the inside.
Five hours of genuine and awesome content is enough for the
game’s price tag and I’m afraid to say that more could have been better. Sometimes
is for the best to have concentrated content, instead of dragging it out just
for the sake of the game length, ruining everything with the repetition.

The voiceless singer and the talking sword…

                I have
three or maybe four reviews I’m currently working on, for the games that I have
played recently (Far Cry 4, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Transistor), but I can’t
say when they will come out.
It has been a pretty rough week and there will be more like
this in the nearest future, so I can’t make any promises.
I’m working on The Best
Video Games of 2014
article which should be up by the end of this yea. I’m
still waiting for Elite Dangerous release to check that game out and see if is
worth a spot on the list.
                Because
of the excitement Dragon Age: Inquisition caused me, I started reading some of
the books from this universe lore. I just finished Dragon Age: The Masked Empire
and was surprisingly good. I really enjoyed the book and I felt sorry that I didn’t
read it before I played the game, because it made me understand better the empire
of Orlais and some of the reasons behind some important political characters.
So if you are a fan of Dragon Age games and didn’t start playing Inquisition
yet, you might want to give this book a chance (also Asunder has some big links
with the game).
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