Firewatch has been out for some time now, and it’s pretty well received as the videogame equivalent of a page-turner. It’s a short game, with a big story and all of the characters have been written with such conviction and authenticity. That’s not to mention just how pretty the game’s setting and how powerful the artwork behind that is.
But did you know that development for Firewatch began with a single painting by an English artist called Olly Moss?
Here’s the ‘painting’ in question.
What’s singlehandedly the best thing about Final Fantasy? The lore? The characters? The storylines?
Absolutely not, it’s the Chocobo!
These 8-foot chickens are almost as lovable as real-life puppies, so I was pretty upset when I finally got Final Fantasy XV that I couldn’t just jump straight on the back of one and ride off into the sunset.
Last week I mentioned about my unexplainable cravings for games that distract me from getting through my backlog. In that post, I spoke about the desire I have to get back into Battlefield 1 and Rainbow Six: Siege. As of late, I’ve been very much a single-player gamer; enjoying titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, dabbing my fat toes into the pool that is Uncharted, Firewatch, Dying Light, over the past few months without much of an online noob-culling to whisper about.
But I kind of miss it.
The glory of competitive gaming and dragging your team over the finish line. The mouthwatering prospect of striking up vendettas against opposing players, creating nemesis’s left, right and centre, is pushing me towards slapping an online game in the tray of my console and downloading a much-needed colossal update…
My sniping phase has really dragged down my stats. I need to boost these back up!
Do you ever get a craving for a certain game? A game that you’ve already played, where there’s little else left to do on it but you just want to sit there playing it for hours?
I have it now… it’s killing my productivity and all the momentum I had in the games I’m currently trying to work through. That’s not to mention the backlog that’s forever growing. It feels like I cut one head off, then two more sprout up in its place.
Sega… what do we all think of Sega?
There’s no denying they still make some great games, but what they are now is a long way away from what they once were.
Sega’s Total War series is easily the best RTS game series available and Company Of Heroes isn’t far off either. Then there’s Bayonetta and Football Manager who lap the plaudits up too, but it’s their little, blue mascot that doesn’t fare all that well lately.
I’ve never really been into Sonic since it’s early foundations, everything pre-2002 was great but I personally don’t feel like it’s progressed anywhere since then. You look at other platform game-series like Mario, Rayman, Metroid and even Tomb Raider to see that where they have evolved and adapted to new audiences, Sonic The Hedgehog just hasn’t.
But who cares? That’s not what I want to talk about and if I’m being honest, that’s a totally unrelated conversation altogether. That’s just me, getting carried away and taking things off-course.
Back from my holidays, back to gloomy ol’ England, back to reality, back to work, back to gaming.
Before I ‘booked it, packed it and f*cked off’ there was a fair amount left unsaid (if you don’t get that reference from a true national treasure, you’re seriously missing out in life). So here’s a not-so-brief update.
I don’t mean to rub this in, but I’m going abroad for two weeks!
I’m off on my holibobs to sunny Spain where the drink will flow, the skin will burn and the sand will get into every single bodily orifice.