Favorite Mission Three – The mother of infiltration missions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Hey, folks, Welcome to 2017 and welcome to another of my favorite missions! For starters, Deus Ex: Human Revolution remains one of my most favorite games to date and just playing this mission again felt so awesome! Now, why this game? As previously mentioned it is one of my favorites. What I like most are … Continue reading Favorite Mission Three – The mother of infiltration missions in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Epic Fails or What’s up with sales for WATCH_DOGS 2, Dishonored 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided?

Christmas is just around the corner and so I recently decided to prowl the aisles of my trusted electronics store to see which games to add to my wishlist. I found two, actually, The Ezio Collection and The Last Guardian, but what really caught my eye was the fact that prices for WATCH_DOGS 2 and … Continue reading Epic Fails or What’s up with sales for WATCH_DOGS 2, Dishonored 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided?

New series: Favorite missions

I've decided to do a series about my favorite missions and how I like to beat them. Favorite missions are those missions I like to play over and over again, for various reasons. Some for the thrill, or the possibilities, others for the romance, and some for both. These missions feel comfortable, somehow, like a … Continue reading New series: Favorite missions

12 months, 12 games

I started this blog in June last year and now that D-Day is coming (the release of Deus Ex- Mankind Divided, in case you were wondering) I thought this might be a good time for sharing a few insights. whatchaa.com in numbers Ever since my first post, published on June 18th 2015, I managed to … Continue reading 12 months, 12 games

The Technomancer – A Little Cyberpunk Love Story

You know I am desperately waiting for August to come when I can finally dive back into the Deus Ex-Universe. So, imagine my joy when, while browsing through the E3-coverage, I found The Technomancer, a Cyberpunk-RPG which I thought might get me into that specific Cyberpunk-mood. It does indeed. This game is set on Mars, … Continue reading The Technomancer – A Little Cyberpunk Love Story

Code Elektro – Of Dark Night and Cyber Dreams

I want you to imagine a city. It is a city set between the endless blue ocean and pastel skies. It is walkways and platforms and highrises, a labyrinth fashioned from bright, smooth steel and glass. Super-fast speed bikes travel the narrow lanes that connect the districts on the various levels that make up this … Continue reading Code Elektro – Of Dark Night and Cyber Dreams

E3 2016 is coming up!

So, what are you all excited about? I know what I'd like to see: More of Deus Ex-Mankind Divided, of course. Have you paid a visit to Augware yet? I already thought the marketing campaign for Deus Ex-Human Revolution amazing, but this is something else! Watch the "Mechanical Apartheid"-clip, it explains the central conflict of … Continue reading E3 2016 is coming up!

Making life count or Why no game needs a hero

There exist a multitude of articles on the web that analyse how video games make use of the classic hero's journey, as described by  Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. There is one article by Stephen W. Williamson in Relevant Magazin, dated March 7th 2005, that I myself found particularly interesting. In … Continue reading Making life count or Why no game needs a hero

Games and Music – Six favorite music moments and a (dis)honorable mention

Games are all about a gripping story, characters you can relate to, stunning visuals and surprising ideas and concepts. But what really, really makes them great is their musical score. This is something that, at least to me, begins with the trailer music. One of the best trailers ever is that of Assassin's Creed Revelations, … Continue reading Games and Music – Six favorite music moments and a (dis)honorable mention

Language!

Last weekend I realized that I haven't posted anything the past two months, but I do have the perfect excuse: Dragon Age Inquisition. If you haven't played it yet, by all means do. The  story is beautifully written, the settings incredible, the dialogue options many and the characters both cliché and colourful. I especially loved … Continue reading Language!

10 Holy Sh*t-Moments in gaming

Those moments when you realize you're in over your head. We've all had them. Here are my Top Ten. So far. 1. Jedi Knight II - It's all so fresh! That moment happened at the very beginning of the very first mission in Nar Shadaa, the famous Vertical City. It was the first PC game … Continue reading 10 Holy Sh*t-Moments in gaming

Why I am looking forward to “Deus ex – Mankind Divided”

Games happen to me in strange ways. Take "Deus ex", for example. I had just about finished the reboot of "Thief" and totally digged the stealth aspects, so I started looking around for something that I could play once I was done - which, to date, I am not. Yet.  I came across two titles … Continue reading Why I am looking forward to “Deus ex – Mankind Divided”

My couch, my castle

When I started studying I wanted to do an internship at LucasArts, didn’t care which department. I loved the games, be it the classic Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, the legendary Monkey Island or Jedi Knight. I remeber scouring the Website for fitting openings and fantasizing what it would be like, living alone … Continue reading My couch, my castle