With a number of high-profile shooters now forcing players to ponder and reflect on their in-game actions, Mark Butler looks at the increasing complexity with which gaming is beginning to handle virtual violence.
games dont seem to be as much about the gameplay as they used to be, but more about graphics and story, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, look at the mass effect series for instance. but i do sometimes miss the old days of running and gunning everything in sight.
I loved Spec ops, got it with PS Plus, amazing game. can't believe I haven't played it sooner!
I think what we're starting to see is the same kind of separation that you get in the movie industry. You've still got your action-packed, no-nonsense blockbusters that are purely about entertainment - but more and more games are trying to do something a bit more complex or narrative-led. I think it's a great thing overall. Nice to see that kind of variety in approach.
spec ops was an incredibly surprising game.
I loved Spec Ops: The Line. At first glance it seems nothing more than your average third-person shooter but man was it much more than that. I felt really weird once the credits started rolling. Can't wait for Yager's next project.
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