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
Thief (the 2014 reboot by Eidos Montreal published by Square Enix) was one of the very first games I played on my PS4 back when I bought the console three years ago a few weeks before Christmas (That's right, the PS4 was my very own Christmas present). I loved it, very much, actually, but didn't … Continue reading Thief- Still my favorite stealth game
I always wanted to play the original Thief-games, but back in the day I was a teenager and I had no money for PC games. Then I bought a PS4 and guess what? One of the very first games I played on my brand new console back in early 2015 was the Thief-reboot. Why this … Continue reading Favorite Mission Five – A Friend in Need
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
There is something extremely thrilling and utterly satisfying in just rolling through a game like nothing can touch you. You've sunk hours into learning the combat system, sure, summer has gone without you noticing, but, hey, you're the boss now! Let's face it: Essentially, games exploit our need to prove ourselves. And once we've tasted … Continue reading It’s the competition, stupid!
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
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!
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
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