Incredible. Perfect. Masterpiece. 10 out of 10. By now you should have probably heard all the praise this game has garnered and I have to admit, after finishing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I am here to reiterate. So let’s begin why this game is so damn good and personally easily among my top 10 favorite games of all time.
Not trying to pull any puns but Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air in the world of gaming. Gone are the hand holding, pointers, markers, intrusive companions and in its stead you have freedom. As soon as you start the game you have a brief cutscene where you hear Princess Zelda and after that you are free to explore.
There is a small area that you are restricted to at the beginning of the game after you wake up from a one hundred years slumber but this area itself is quite big. Here you you will acquire some runes which will be useful throughout all your adventure. Those abilities can be used in puzzles, combat and exploration. It is incredible how much creativity there is in each area of the game. Now, instead of me trying to write a page full of praises, let’s be a bit more objective and I’ll go through more praises as I go along and my minor tiny little complains.
After hearing so much good things about Syberia and being in a mood a for a good adventure point and click game I decided to give Syberia a try. What a disappointment it is and a big one at that. Continue reading
So what kind of games are good for work, one might ask. When I thnik of it I am taking into account you’re not using the beefed up computer you might have at home but instead a PC with limited power, so games that are hardware intensive are left out of this list but I’ll probably have some exception as the laptop I have at work, while far from a good gaming machine, can run well some recent games like Fallout 3 (by recent I mean this gen).
Other things to take into account are how will you be able to play it, after all you are at work. I believe it for a game to be suitable for work it shoud match some criteria:
It can’t have long cutscenes, even though I like them a lot, since you are at work you never know when you are going to be needed. If anything, at least those cutscenes should be in the style of games that only the next line of dialogue advances as you press a button. At least if you have to do something out of the blue, at least the game is “paused” until you come back.
It can’t be action oriented: I love action games, especially technical ones such as Devil May Cry 3, Ninja Gaiden, Bayonetta, even though only one of those have a PC version, it would take too much of your attention and depending on the person could even have you screaming at the screen, not to mention the controls. Some games play perfectly fine on a controller just as a keyboard and mouse but not all of those, which leaves us to the next criteria.
Should be played well without a controller: Once I tried playing Rayman Origins at work. At first it seemed like a good idea, a platformer with an autosave feature each stage, infinite lives, which means you can turn it off at any time if needed but it had one single issue: controls. I found it really hard to play this game at its best using just a keyboard and unless you’re the boss I wouldn’t recommend pluging in your Xbox 360 controller, too much attention.
With that out of the way, let’s go to the list: Continue reading