First Person Experience

PAX South 2017: What Remains of Edith Finch is A Journey of Generations [Preview]

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by T.J. Denzer February 3, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Annapurna Interactive
We went hands-on with What Remains of Edith Finch at PAX South, and what we saw was a great narrative with a variety of gameplay elements to make it both intriguing and engaging.

Batman: Arkham VR Review (PlayStation 4)

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by Luke Brown October 19, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
Rocksteady Studios
Though Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham series has already allowed us to feel how great it is to fight as Batman, Batman: Arkham VR literally puts you inside the cowl for the first time. It's so many dreams come true.

I Don't Care About Doom's Story, And Neither Does Doom

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by Payton Knobeloch October 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
id Software
If I’m being honest, I couldn’t care less about Doom’s story. That’s not what drew me in. Instead, I loved Doom for its pitch-perfect controls, inspired level design and well of surprises I didn’t know I could expect from a first-person shooter.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst Review (Xbox One)

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by Luke Brown June 6, 2016 @ 11:25 AM
DICE
Eight years is an eternity in video games, and perhaps that's why it feels like it's been longer than that since the first time we booted up Mirror's Edge. The ambitious first-person parkour experience was one of two games that defined EA's 2008 --- the other being Dead Space --- and while that survival horror franchise went on to spawn two sequels proper (and a rail shooter), a potential follow-up to Mirror's Edge has languished in development forever. It almost seemed like we would never see Faith again, but then DICE surprised the gaming world by announcing a follow-up (technically a remake) for a new generation. Now, Mirror's Edge Catalyst is here with nearly a decade of hype and hope to live up to. While it doesn't quite shatter the mold, Catalyst is a welcome return to a once-forgotten world championed by a dedicated few.

Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 Review (PC)

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by T.J. Denzer March 31, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Ape Law, LLC
When it comes to the horror genre in the gaming industry, it’s become somewhat standard at this point that the biggest and best titles sell themselves in horrific gore and/or jump scares. Classic series like Resident Evil established a formula and more recent games like the widely praised Until Dawn and the Five Nights at Freddy’s series have carried the torch fueled by brutal monsters and intense in-your-face frights. Ape Law set out to buck against the trend with Albino Lullaby: a first-person experience that takes players on a psychological horror adventure without gore or jump scares. While Albino Lullaby’s first episode doesn’t quite succeed in keeping tension or fear all the time, it is nonetheless an engrossing and unique take on the horror genre.