My wife and I will occasionally sit down for a game of Mario Kart 8. She is obsessed with the LittleBigPlanet franchise; we played cooperatively and have 100% of the stickers on the campaigns for the first two games, thanks to her perfectionist nature. We have clocked an embarrassing numbers of hours playing Super Mario 3D World together. However, she is unlikely to choose to sit down and play a game on her own. No Zelda, no Bloodborne.
The last couple of years have really been kind to graphic adventure fans, and a big reason for that is Dave Gilbert. Head honcho at Wadjet Eye Games and creator of the superlative Blackwell series, Gilbert has turned his hand to publishing, with A Golden Wake last year and now Technocrat Games’ Technobabylon.
Technobabylon is a point and click adventure that isn’t afraid to get deep into some complicated themes while remaining well written, consistent and above all fun to play.
Whether you’re into helping Cupid’s little arrows find their mark or stripping American Football down to its basics, there’s something for nearly everyone* in this edition of GoPlayThese!
*Unless you don’t like having fun that is!
I’ve been wanting to write about Plague Inc: Evolved for a few weeks now. I’ve never felt more inspired to do so than now. I’m ill. For realsies.
As gastroenteritis squirms its way through my guts and tears me asunder from the inside, I click around a world map, bleary-eyed. As the norovirus thrashes at my intestinal wall, I evolve my created virus to obtain two new symptoms: dysentery and vomiting. Before I need to rush to the bathroom for another agonising bout of fluid loss, I watch my fictional virus spread through a region in northern Spain, where I first contracted my own illness.
Yeah, see how you like it.
Here we are in 2015, anticipating a resurgence in the music game genre including a double-header from Harmonix with a Kickstarted Amplitude and a fan-focused Rock Band 4, and Activision are getting back in with a shaken up and FMV-heavy Guitar Hero Live. It’s been a while since we’ve had an embarrassment of music game riches, but back in the early 2000s we were inundated with music games of many types and origins, and Japan led the charge.
Back with some more tasty digital treats, GoPlayThese recommends space dinosaurs, underwater crab avoidance, hard-as-nails disco ships and typing as fast as humanly possible! Go look!