15 Followers… I didn’t expect this. Thank you for all those who are following me.
I’m currently in the middle of creating a WIX website which I feel is exactly the website I want… it means at least two weeks of organising and chaos.
This means no posts for 2 weeks… great but gives me a chance to focus.
Well I’ve been having a long week and I personally don’t have anything I want to share this week…
I’ve had a long week and been busy with a series of tasks so I’ve been focused; clearing stuff out and making sure my life is going forward.
I’m hoping that next week that I will have a few things ready to talk about.
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When you look at an Indie game such as Hand of Fate. You look at some of the past techniques used by the first games and can see them in a modern game.
And which game style am I describing… the text adventure. In fact, if you look very closely 90% of the game can be traced back to the text adventure concept.
Except the combat…
I’ve sunk myself this time…
OK bringing you up to speed. I play RPGs and board games and recently I have found an interesting concept known as the megagame… thanks to a group called SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN.
I’ll leave this link here for you to look at.
And now watch the Skies 2 has shown up.
Unfortunately for me… everyone I send to this link immediately says “WHAT A GOOD IDEA!” followed swiftly by “WHY DON’T WE DO IT!”
Unfortunately with Watch the Skies in London and everyone was gripped on PLAYING WITH ALIENS, this was going to mean either getting the guys running it down here OR designing one of our own…
… hint to those wanting an easy life, NEVER MAKE UP IDEAS IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE!
DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE BEHIND ON PSYCHO PASS 2 AS THERE IS A MAJOR SPOILER.
An interesting thing happened to me today when I wasn’t playing a game.
I was watching the new season of Psycho-Pass when the entire in show population played a game with a chicken on their tablets and PCs.
At the end of the episode it was revealed to all players that they had committed mass murder by removing a holographic overlay that had been placed on a military drone’s camera.
It was an actual shock to the players in the show and the mental health of the players suffered.
But how far off are we really from being those players in the show?
For this blog I’m going spoiler free and I will duplicate this with spoilers later on.
Far Cry 3 was actually the best example of the mind being messed with. I’ll admit I was completely aware of the final choice at the end of the game and I knew it was coming.
Yet it really did mess with my head even knowing about it. At the half way point I had an RPG epiphany… if I was in the protagonist’s situation would I want to go back to the life I lived?
In the end I found myself pressing both buttons at the same time (I got the “Good Ending” but even that didn’t feel right.
Spec Ops: The Line also really messed with my head in a different way. It was the final part of the episode that was encapsulated where consequences were revealed.
There were several occasions where I was forced to stop the game as I felt absolute hatred to myself and the protagonist.