Thrones’ second season just kicked off, and our excitement about the continuing
saga of the feuding families of Westeros has returned with a vengeance. The series has already made the jump to video games once, and two more interactive adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s work are due to arrive later
this year, but even so, we've got a healthy surplus of things we want to see done with the franchise...
We love Game of Thrones, and think that some elements of the show (and, by proxy, the book) would help making games better...
Isaac Clarke, Raiden, Rayman, and The Prophet are just a few stars lining up for February's new release schedule. See why consoles, handhelds, and PCs will be feeling the love this month in our jam-packed peak at the games of February 2013...
Thanks to platforms like Xbox Live Arcade and the App Store, it’s easier than ever for developers to put out small, awesome games ready to be gobbled up by plenty of hungry gamers. This has led to a rise in independent game studios: teams of developers sometimes made up of just a handful of people. But because of their limited resources, it’s very common for these developers to fly under the radar, especially when they’re competing against the likes of Blizzard and Ubisoft. Thankfully GR is here to help, with a list of 26 of the best and brightest developers the indie scene has to offer...
Words With Friends is among the most popular Scrabble clones available on the iPhone/iPad, and if you haven't already been playing it obsessively, we're sure you've at least heard of it. Scrabble with your friends no matter where you are is a pretty great concept, after all. So how can you improve on that? Well, AbbleDabble aims to do so by adding a twist - a challenging board that rotates tiles, so every round you have a new chance at scoring that sexy triple letter bonus. That really does spice things up a bit, believe us...
Not everyone owns an iPhone, it just seems that way because they get all the coverage. Android owners know Google's platform has plenty of quality apps too, though it can be tough sifting through the dross. The following 25 have caused us a few sleepless nights and some very sore fingertips...
The Ace Attorney/Investigations series can be a bit baffling to outsiders these days. Most gamers could pick Phoenix and Edgeworth out of a line up, but with 4 games full of turnabouts and plot to digest, the cast has ballooned out into a much larger affair. To help make the new game a little easier to figure out, here’s a quick overview on the cast of major characters and where they stand. Best of all, it’s spoiler free for those who haven't solved the original cases!
a videogame hero has more than one or two adventures under his or her belt, it
simply isn’t enough to just have an archenemy anymore. To keep things
interesting, they need a foil, a rival, or some other angry opposite number
obsessed with matching wits with them. Sometimes, those characters stick around
long enough to make themselves an indelible part of the series, even going so
far as to make friends with the
protagonist – although more often than not, their friendships tend to be shaky
at best, and even those involved might never fully admit to them. Relationships
like that tend to make for gaming’s most enduring and interesting rivalries,
and what follows are some of the most notable...
25. Kingdom Hearts
Squaresoft | Squaresoft | 2002
A third-person action game with light RPG elements added - and which happened to merge the Disney and Square universes in an utterly captivating way
What made it so great?
Kingdom Hearts is what happens when you give classic, universally loved characters to the best RPG storytellers in the business and ask them, "could you maybe fancy this up and make one of those video games with 'em?" It sounded ludicrous at first - Donald Duck as a wizard,
In all honesty, some games would be better off left on the whiteboard at the design meeting. Whether they're too ambitious, too expensive or simply too good to be true, we're frequently led to imagine great things only to have our expectations dashed when the game finally arrives. How could these games be so good on paper yet underwhelm so spectacularly? Let's take a look...