(This is Part 3 of 5 in a series of reviews of GDC nominated games. Click for Pt.1, here for Pt.2, here for Pt.4)

Are you into video games? All gamers should check out conferences such as the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) so you can see what latest games are coming soon to a store near you. However, how do you know which games are good? So many games, not enough money or time! Well, did you know the GDC hosts an awards show every year, to celebrate great games from the previous year? Why was Portal 2 nominated? Is it worth your hard-earned dollars? Here are onomeister’s can’t-miss reasons why this game was nominated for Game of the Year:

Portal 2 has awesome graphics - click above

  • Whaat? You haven’t played Portal 1?? No problem, you can jump right into Portal 2 without any trouble. For 1200 Xbox pts though, you can find out why they say the first Portal was one of the best games of 2007.
  • The storyline is often laugh-out-loud hilarious and the character development over the course of the game is amazing to watch with immensely lovable characters and an apparently unforgettable “majestic” conclusion worth experiencing.
  • This game has puzzle and adventure elements and witty dialogue that will be a hit with casual and hardcore gamers.
  • A co-op mode included that is well thought out, offering crossplatform play between PC and PS3.
  • Arguably one of the best games EVER made according to some critics.
  • Rated 10+, a definite buy to play alongside with your kids.
  • The co-op is “where Portal 2 shows a genius for physical comedy by constantly putting each player’s life in the hands of the other, juggling responsibility between the team and letting someone drop the ball… When you get it right, there’s a sense of a shared achievement; when you get it wrong, it can be laugh-out-loud funny.” (Edge Magazine)

...to be continued with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Click here.

Portal 2 cosplay at 2011 AX - AWESOME!!

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(This is Part 2 of 5 in a series of reviews of GDC nominated games. Click for Part 1)

Are you into video games? All gamers should check out conferences such as the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) so you can see what latest games are coming soon to a store near you. However, how do you know which games are good? So many games, not enough money or time! Well, did you know the GDC hosts an awards show every year, to celebrate great games from the previous year? Here are onomeister’s can’t-miss reasons (ongoing) why these games were nominated for Game of the Year:

  • Batman: Arkham CityThe sequel to Batman Arkham Asylum, this game could easily have won Game of the Year. With an open world structure, outstanding graphics, amazing cut scenes and well written storyline, this is a must-buy. Mark Hamill (a la Luke Skywalker) has the perfect Joker voice. Yay, casual gamers can set to easy difficulty, but try normal first as you can unlock several cool things (like the hilarious Big Head mode). A game you can play with your 12+ year old son (take turns when you get stuck or die). It’s too bad that there are so few superhero games that are so well-made such as this one. Rocksteady should be the only developer allowed to make superhero games! (Rated Teen)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim *winner
  • Portal 2
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dark Souls

...to be continued with Portal 2. Click here.

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Hey guys, remember this? (circa 1989)

Batman has come a LONG way since the NES days... 😀

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(Part 1 of an ongoing series)

Are you into video games? All gamers should check out conferences such as the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) so you can see what latest games are coming soon to a store near you. However, how do you know which games are good? So many games, not enough money or time! Well, did you know the GDC  hosts an awards show every year, to celebrate great games from the previous year? Here are onomeister’s can’t-miss reasons why these games (ongoing) were nominated for Game of the Year:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3 / Xbox 360) – I’ve wanted to ask, why is Skyrim so damn popular? Is it the meticulous attention to detail in this graphically beautiful world? Or because almost every aspect of the game can be altered and tailored based on your decisions? Or because in the expansive Viking world, every city has its own personality? Or because of the sheer overwhelming amount of so many different things you can do in the game? Of course, it’s all of these and more! For casual gamers, you will enjoy this game due to its open-world, play-at-your-own pace, and if you get lost or don’t know what to do next, you can use a magic spell to guide you where to go next.  Oh, and don’t forget the dragons! A MUST GET!!
  • Batman: Arkham City 
  • Portal 2
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dark Souls

By the way, “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” won Game of the Year.

...to be continued with Batman: Arkham City. Click here.