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

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider or To die or not to die

The games I start playing and then end up finishing in more or less one really, really long session are rare. The driving factor usually is curiosity. I simply want to find out what happens next. Not necessarily because the story is so gripping, or emotional, as was most recently the case with Hellblade-Senua's Sacrifice. … Continue reading Dishonored: Death of the Outsider or To die or not to die

Dishonored 2: The Joys of High and Low Chaos

There is something comforting in family as well as in familiarity, though more so in family. In Dishonored, Princess Emily Kaldwin's family is somewhat dysfuncional. Her mother, the Empress Jessamine and de facto ruler, is murdered when she is ten and her father, Jessamine's bodyguard and spymaster Corvo Attano, wanted for killing her. Of course, … Continue reading Dishonored 2: The Joys of High and Low Chaos

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

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!

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

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