The glory days of racing games seem to be over. Take a look at the total sales of racing games. There’s a clear trend indicating that new racing games see much less attention than they used to (well, aside from Mario Kart). I would argue — though this might be a controversial view — that the last decade’s worth of racing games have lost some of their edge. They don’t seem to be pushing the boundaries as much as their predecessors from the 2000s and prior.
It may seem ironic, then, that I’m about to discuss a racing game that is a deliberate throwback. It’s a game that celebrates Japanese car culture and the Japanese street racing scene (which certainly isn’t entirely new to the world of video games, although it probably hasn’t been as widely explored as it should be). …
Slender: The Eight Pages is a horror game that had a major influence. Not only was it the reason for the hype around the Slender Man figure himself, it also created the possibility for many other Slender Man games to come after it.
At first glance — it seems weird that a game, despite its simple graphics and functionality — has such an enormous impact on the scene.
But with a second glance, you can see that Slender: The Eight Pages got some crucial elements right, which is why it saw vast success.
Let’s dive deeper into the game and discover how it is able to create such a powerful horror experience. …
Planetside 2 can be described with one word: massive. Its unique mix of MMO and FPS enables epic grand scaled battles across huge maps. The game holds the Guinness world record for the most players online in a single FPS battle.
But unfortunately, it has never received the attention it deserves. Over the years, Planetside’s player count has slowly decreased as new players have been losing interest.
The game deserves better. Let’s take a deeper look at it.
At first sight, Planetside looks like a typical shooter with dated visuals. …