In the last edition of Challenging Conventions, I wrote about a game that mixed and matched genres questionably. This time I’m talking about a game that combines genres more gracefully way, and that game is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. At its core, none of Uncharted 2’s gameplay styles are unique. Its cover shooting is reminiscent [...] . . . → Read More: Challenging Conventions 3: Unlimited, Unpredictable & Uncharted
What do you get when you mix real-time strategy, hack-and-slash action, role-playing game-style leveling, and spell casting? The answer is Brütal Legend, a game seemingly no one knows how to play. That includes its creator, Tim Schafer, who admitted that even he is constantly surprised by the new strategies players are coming up with. This [...] . . . → Read More: Challenging Conventions 2: The Enigma of Brutal Legend, the RTS.
Gameloft is quickly becoming the face of big-budget gaming on the iPhone, with an impressive array of titles like Modern Combat and the online-enabled UNO. Sure, many of these are blatant ripoffs of popular console games, but if they’re shameless enough to make them, I’m shameless enough to buy them. Real Soccer 2010 is Gameloft’s [...] . . . → Read More: Challenging Conventions 1: The Hug Button
Books into games? The game industry is more and more becoming open to games that come from different types of media. The most familiar of this type of import is the video game based off a current Hollywood blockbuster(Spiderman, X-Men, Shrek and so on) but the rise of music related games such as DDR and [...] . . . → Read More: Turning words into pixels