A Look Back at 2018: Games, Goals and Changes

It is the last day of the year and I have decided to sit down and look back on the past twelve months of whatchaa.com. As you would, right? First, though, I wish to thank all of you who have stopped by over the past months, for reviews as well as playthroughs, tips and hints … Continue reading A Look Back at 2018: Games, Goals and Changes

The Council, Episode Four: Burning Bridges

One step forward, one step back. Honestly, what's the story with The Council? I mean, literally. After Episode Three: Ripples went forward with the infamous council we have all been waiting for (that's me), offering nice powerplays and some intriguing surprises, Episode Four: Burning Bridges feels like a cheap thrill novel where you can't stop … Continue reading The Council, Episode Four: Burning Bridges

Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Desolation of Mordor-DLC (SPOILERS)

The thing about story-DLCs is that I really expect them to bring something new to the gameplay. That was true for Middle-earth: Shadow of War's first story-DLC, Blade of Galadriel, which let us play the elven assassin Eltariel and use her awesome light powers. It is also true of the second story-DLC, Desolation of Mordor. … Continue reading Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Desolation of Mordor-DLC (SPOILERS)

A Hot Summer: Games and Missions to help you cool down

Summer is almost gone, but where I live it has been very hot again this week. So, today, while putting on my gloves (yes, I keep posh thin leather gloves in my car) in order to be able to even touch the steering wheel, I thought about whatt wintery missions and games I have played … Continue reading A Hot Summer: Games and Missions to help you cool down

Favorite Mission Six – Hostage Situation Resolved

You may think this is about a Rainbow Six Siege-mission, but you could not be more wrong... So, it's been a while since I updated this series, but in order to remedy that woeful neglect, here's a quick recap of which games and missions were featured so far: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Saving Caterina Sforza: The … Continue reading Favorite Mission Six – Hostage Situation Resolved

The Council, Episode Three: Ripples

Now we're cooking! So, the third episode of The Council finally - FINALLY - moves the story forward and reveals some of the secrets that have been lurking on the edges of the plot so far. Since it was ultra hot these past few weeks and my apartment is a furnace during summertime anyways, which … Continue reading The Council, Episode Three: Ripples

Vampyr: Skills, Kills and Conscience (Mild Spoilers)

Vampyr by Dontnod is an intriguing RPG action game. You play as Dr. Jonathan Reid, an expert in blood transfusion techniques, who, ironically, is turned into a vampire, or, rather, an Ekon, upon his return from the frontlines of the First World War. Set on investigating a strange epidemic similar to the Spanish Flu, he … Continue reading Vampyr: Skills, Kills and Conscience (Mild Spoilers)

All the things I hated about Detroit: Become Human (This is a rant, beware of SPOILERS)

I know, I know, my initial review of Detroit: Become Human was full of praise, so you might be asking yourself: why does she suddenly hate that game? Let's make this clear: I don't hate it. It's great in its own way. But Detroit: Become Human is also a sneaky, flashy little game that, at … Continue reading All the things I hated about Detroit: Become Human (This is a rant, beware of SPOILERS)

Detroit: Become Human – Will I be able to save them all?

Okay, so Detroit: Become Human takes your choices seriously. "How far will you go?" pretty much sums up the player's objective in this game. Will I manage to get all three protagonists to the very end? Or will I have to sacrifice one or more of them for the cause? This post will detail three … Continue reading Detroit: Become Human – Will I be able to save them all?

Detroit: Become Human is a bold, emotional and gritty journey that will test your resolve and morality

Want a game with lots of action, heart, guts, clever twists and thought-provoking dialogue? Look no further, for Detroit: Become Human is the game for you. See, I have had high hopes for Detroit: Become Human ever since it was announced, but after having played the demo, I was no longer so sure whether or … Continue reading Detroit: Become Human is a bold, emotional and gritty journey that will test your resolve and morality

The Council, Episode Two: Hide and Seek is heavy on riddles and that ‘s a plus

The second episode of The Council is out and I played the three chapters (why only three!) as Diplomat, Detective and Occultist. There will be SPOILERS. Three chapters, three riddles Depending on how you ended the first episode, Elizabeth Adams will be either dead or have gone missing. If she is dead, you have to … Continue reading The Council, Episode Two: Hide and Seek is heavy on riddles and that ‘s a plus

The Art Of The Escape – My favorite prison breaks (and break-ins) in video games

Having played A Way Out more than a couple of times and having enjoyed it immensely every time got me thinking about my favorite prison breaks, which was when I realised that there has been at least one memorable prison break-in, too. Beware of spoilers for Dishonored, Watch_Dogs, Assassin's Creed 4, Black Flag, A Way … Continue reading The Art Of The Escape – My favorite prison breaks (and break-ins) in video games

Detroit: Become Human vs. Deus ex: Human Revolution

When I first learned about Detroit: Become Human, the upcoming game by Quantic Dream to be released on May 25th, the parallels to Deus ex: Human Revolution seemed glaringly obvious. But, are they that obvious? Let's have a look at these factors: protagonist(s), setting and central conflict(s). Protagonist(s) Adam Jensen, hero of Deus ex: Human … Continue reading Detroit: Become Human vs. Deus ex: Human Revolution

A Way Out – Thoughts On The Endings (Spoilers, obviously)

Couch-coop adventure A Way Out not only offers two highly engaging and entertaining characters, it also offers the possibility to play it either Leo's or Vincent's way. Of course, the third option is adapting the duo's approach to any given situation, to give either Vincent or Leo control, whichever you and your buddy decide is … Continue reading A Way Out – Thoughts On The Endings (Spoilers, obviously)

A Way Out is great co-op fun with an engaging, fast-paced story

Looking back on the last three months, there have been a couple of great games that I played, one being the highly-recommended Life is Strange and the other the excellent, super-cute VR adventure Moss. Here's the third. On March 23rd, Hazelight dropped A Way Out, a co-op adventure for two players, that can be played … Continue reading A Way Out is great co-op fun with an engaging, fast-paced story