So, Far Cry 5 is coming out and, contrary to previous entries of the series that all featured a preset protagonist, this time the playable character will be a customizable avatar. This made me think about character customization in general, and the ways it does or does not affect the game experience. So, let's say … Continue reading Are customizable characters a good thing?
I found Shadow of the Beast (the PS4-exclusive remake of the 1989 Amiga-classic) while looking for games where you play as the bad guy. You play as the titular beast, Aarbron, an ugly thing of impressive power, who was created by the evil mage Maletoth and who feeds on blood and the souls of his … Continue reading Shadow of the Beast – A satisfying mix of platforming, combat and puzzles
For months now I have been going on about how much I am looking forward to DontNod's upcoming game, Vampyr. It occurs to me only now that I have never quite come around to detailling why that is so. Frankly, at first I was a little skeptical, cause when I came across this intriguing game … Continue reading Vampyr or The Holy (Story) Trinity of Character, Conflict and Choices
With 2018 just having begun, I was mad enough to start playing three games at the same time, and one of them was Life is Strange, which I finished just yesterday. Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game developed by DontNod Entertainment and published by Square Enix. DontNod will be releasing Vampyr this year, … Continue reading Life is Strange or Erase and Rewind
Guys, remember my Merry Christmas-post, where I outlined all the games I was looking forward to in 2018 plus the games I wanted to catch up on on my PS3? There were really a lot, right? Well, guess what? I did a really stupid thing and started playing three games at once (Aaaaah!!) and bought … Continue reading This year just started and already I did something really stupid
Welcome to 2018, guys! Here's to it becoming a wonderful and successful year for every one of us! Now, while downloading Life is Strange and nursing my hangover, I decided to write that review of Eagle Flight VR I promised in the previous post. Admittedly, this is not a complete review, since I have yet … Continue reading Fly Like An Eagle – Eagle Flight VR
This year was Whatchaa.com's most successful so far and that is thanks to the 3.136 people who visited the site, which is seven times (!) the number of visitors of last year. Also, I now have 25 followers in total, the latest of which just joined today. Thank you so much for sticking with me! … Continue reading Merry Christmas, everyone!
This post (I published a similar one back in 2015.) focuses on those moments that left me humbled, surprised, embarrassed or simply grinning with absolute delight. 5. Under fire The first time I entered a multiplayer map in SNIPER ELITE III frankly left me doubting my skills. I got maybe two kills with the SMG … Continue reading Top 5 holy [insert expletive]-moments in gaming 2017
Welcome to the second part of Whatchaa.com's best and worst of 2017 series! Now, I don't think that a game necessarily needs a powerful nemesis for it to be a good game (The Last of Us comes to mind). But if there is a nemesis (and let's face it, in most cases there is that … Continue reading Heroes and Villains of 2017
Wow, 2017 is almost over and here I am, looking back on the games I played this year and what made them special - or not. Welcome to Whatchaa.com's Best and Worst of 2017-series. The first part deals with the best and worst games I have played this year. DLCs don't count. So, there were SNIPER … Continue reading Best and Worst of 2017