The twin-stick genre seems to be one that is slowly fading away. There have been ones the recently come out, such as Resogun, and to some extent The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, but the genre is not nearly as alive and kicking as it was back around the launch of the seventh generation of consoles. One of the kings of the genre was Geometry Wars, a launch title for the Xbox Live Arcade, and still to this day holds up as one of the best twin stick shooters. After a sequel in 2008, as well as some spin-off games on the Wii and DS, the world is finally graced with the release of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, a complete change to the series for better and for worse.
Telltale Games have been going crazy this year. Ending both The Walking Dead Season 2 and The Wolf Among Us, as well as just last week releasing the first episode for Tales From the Borderlands. They aren’t done yet this year though, as the release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series has gotten an official release date.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft’s first current generation Assassin’s Creed game, was not released in the best state. Many glitches were present in the game, some of them minor annoyances, and some of them potentially game breaking. Ubisoft is aware of this, and after releasing 3 major patches to help fix this, Ubisoft is saying sorry.
One of the best releases of the year, Dark Souls 2, will be getting a re-release on Xbox One and PS4 in 2015, featuring enhanced graphics as well as new content, as well s all 3 pieces of DLC released for it.
MoeNovel recently brought over their first localization project, “Kono Oozora Ni, Tsubasa wo Hirogete” by visual novel developer Pulltop, to the west under the title “If my Heart had Wings”. Today the game will be available for purchase on Steam.
The Last Guardian? Who cares about that? The true Playstation experience is coming in 2015 with the release of Hatoful Boyfriend on PS4 and Vita, being priced at $9.99.
“Improvements” is a word found in the English language. “Improvements” is also the word that first comes to mind while playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a remake of the 2011 game by Edmund McMillen, with help this time around by Nicalis. There’s a breadth of new content, gameplay changes, as well as the game finally being on platforms outside of the PC, but is the game really worth double dipping with?