Delightful, energetic, and a little long in the tooth. Those were my reactions to 2011’s Rayman Origins, a well-crafted platformer from Michel Ancel that was an absolute pleasure to play. Beautifully rendered, tight controls, and some sharp level design. The kind of things you want in a 2D platformer, and it was a breath of fresh air to boot. Because the reality is you get these types of games from Nintendo or the indie scene, and rarely with the same caliber of production. Rayman Legends is a whole lot more of that same game.
The indie game scene has had no shortage of puzzle games over the years. In a post-Braid world, it has become rather common for the most noteworthy indie games to have puzzle elements, and luckily we’ve gotten plenty of entertaining ones over the years. In 2013 the puzzle game you definitely need to play is The Swapper, a moody atmospheric puzzle game built on using clones to solving its puzzles.
The game what initially comes off as a simple set up. The basic premise ultimately falls right in line with an Event Horizon or a Dead Space. Group of scientists bring something on board, it makes everyone go crazy and before long the entire station is abandoned. What makes The Swapper so engaging, however, on its narrative level is what it focuses on with this premise.
The Endless Backlog Crew has come together for our first ever Videocast. Join Justin and Gagan as they play Saints Row IV cooperatively and discuss Saints Row IV (no spoilers here folks!) and the Saints Row series as a whole, one of the breakout hit new IPs of the outgoing console generation.
The GUFUyourself Brocast crew brings you another episode of The Brocast, this time focusing on indie games, which have taken the gaming industry by storm and featured prominently not only on PC but as an integral part of the launch lineups of next gen consoles, especially Sony’s Playstation 4. We’ve been playing indie games as well over the years and have plenty to say about the recent indie game push in the games industry and discuss the importance of indie games in the industry moving forward. So join Justin, Brian, Will and your host, Gagan for Episode 17 of The Brocast!
You know things are going to be crazy when, in the very first mission, you find yourself infiltrating a terrorist base and after failing to stop the launch of a nuclear missile, you jump aboard it and attempt to disable it in mid-air. And then you’re the President of the United States. But before you’re properly settled in to the Oval Office, Earth is attacked by the Zin Empire and its leader, Zinyak, and you and the Saints are abducted.
Saints Row IV doesn’t waste time in turning things up to eleven, that’s for sure.
Yes, it’s that time again, time for another episode of The Brocast! This time, Ben and newcomer Justin (the other Justin, whom you may remember from early episodes of the GUFU Late Nite Show) try to convince our Editor in Chief that DOTA 2 is totally worth playing, we’ll talk about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, our short-lived Minecraft hardcore server, DmC: Devil May Cry and Ben’s favorite game of the forever, the Japan-only Earth Defense Force 4. So join Ben, Justin, Justin and your host Gagan on the latest episode of The Brocast.