How I Voted In The 2018 Game Awards.

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It’s a cliché statement, but, 2018 has been a fantastic year for the gaming industry. As expected, the year has seen a number of phenomenal games enter the shelves such as Celeste and Red Dead Redemption. Nintendo’s latest console, the Nintendo Switch, has done superbly in comparison to its predecessor, the WiiU, while the console juggernauts, Sony and Microsoft, have made small steps towards the potential for cross-play in future.

Recently, The Game Awards announced their latest batch of categories and nominations for their annual awards show. The following will be me talking through who I voted for in each respective category. As expected, I haven’t been able to play every game that has been released in 2018, so some categories have been skipped while other beloved and popular games may not feature. They’re my personal votes after all! Continue reading “How I Voted In The 2018 Game Awards.”

Why I love Life is Strange.

This post will contain spoilers – you have been warned.

It’s rather rare that fictional material can have a noteworthy impact on myself, but it’s easy to be devoted to a game when the storytelling is at its absolute finest. I’ve always loved the ability to witness the impact that decisions can have on the past, present, and future, even if there are occasions where the consequences leave me feeling betrayed or miserable due to the choices that I have made.

For some reason, I never really got invested in the Life is Strange franchise when it was originally introduced in 2015 despite my love for episodic adventure games. After experiencing the thrills and emotions of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: The Final Season last month, I knew I had to properly try Dontnod Entertainment’s franchise once again.

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Why I love Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

This post will contain spoilers – you have been warned.

It’s not every day that fictional material can have such an impact on oneself, experiencing the consequences that your actions can have on others and leave you engaged as the entire story unravels and progresses. The decisions that you are forced to make can often leave you feeling betrayed, delighted, or even miserable, but overall it’s storytelling at its absolute finest. 

As someone who loves to play all types of video games, it’s rare for a game to have had such an impact on me over a long period of time. While I’ve always enjoyed game franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, and others like Pokemon and Crash Bandicoot, no video game franchise has ever left me more engaged and invested than Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.

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