Tag Archives: Excitement

Hype-O-Chondria

In a slightly more preachy fashion, this week’s column discusses the use and nature of hype and the actual benefits of this shady character to the adult gamer. I hate hype. Actually, that’s not strictly true. As far as I’m concerned, there’s good hype and bad hype. You’ll all be aware of good hype, it’s the clever advertising that makes you think “I may actually buy this game”, the sort of thing that causes the committee untold grief when it has you marching down the street on launch day, paying slightly more than you actually need to for a game…

The end of the world as we know it

To all game developers: if you are going to make me choose something, make that choice have some sort of impact on me. If a couple of NPC’s I have never particularly like dies – I do not care. Fallout 3 has ended, and while it was for the most part a fantastic game (gaming daily game of 2008 in fact), the ending…wasn’t. For obvious reasons I can’t go into much depth about the end, but lets just say it was underwhelming and abrupt. It presented me with some flimsy moral choice that I had no doubt in my mind…