by Jessica Ham
Game releases this month have varied in genre and popularity. From visual novel games to fast paced action games, there has been something for everyone at the end of summer. I continue to play Dream Daddy (which I talked about last month) because of its varying decisions and endings. Because of this I have been too distracted to play any of these August released games myself, but I look forward to starting some soon.
On August 2, Fullbright, the gaming developers that brought us the very popular game Gone Home, released a new game called Tacoma. Tacoma features six characters all thrown together during a major crisis aboard a high-tech space station in the future. It is up to the player to determine the relationship between yourself and the other characters. It is very explorer heavy just like their previous game Gone Home. Reviews have been mixed with some saying the story is gripping and heartfelt while others criticize the lack of complicated gameplay.
Gaming dev team Studio Wildcard has faced major backlash and controversy as they have raised the price of their popular game Ark: Survival Evolved from $29.99 (early access price) to $59.99 (commercial release price).
On August 15, Sonic Mania, a tribute to the original Sonic games, was released. Longtime fans of the popular series are raving about the game’s faithfulness to the original games and for making them feel like kids again.
Although the Uncharted series, spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, is newly released, the game is already causing a commotion in the fan community. Some fans are excited to explore the game as Chloe and Nadine, but others feel like the series is not the same without Nathan Drake. Critics say the game is fun but lacks some of the humor and heart that Nathan Drake brings to the series.
And finally, the game I am most excited for Life is Strange: Before the Storm releases August 31. To say I am excited would be an understatement. Life is Strange is my favorite game of all time, and I cannot wait to explore Chloe and Rachel’s life in the prequel.
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Excellent, as always, Jessica.