Cool Story, Telltale

Ever since I played the first episode of Telltale Games’ Batman series last summer I haven’t played a Telltale game since. On the one hand, I love Batman and when I heard Telltale was going to tackle his beloved narrative I was excited. But soon after starting up the first episode I was reminded of why Telltale’s formula is growing so stale. On a technical level, even Telltale’s new engine can’t stop the stuttering frame rate, janky character models and wonky audio from constantly pulling me out of the experience. At this point the abysmal performance of Telltale Games is well catalogued since the runaway success of The Walking Dead Season One. While I’m always reminded by people online that I’m playing for the story and the characters, at this point with what PS4, Xbox One and PC are capable of there’s simply no excuse for such poor performance. Continue reading →

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced

After a series of teasers, Rockstar has finally announced the sequel to their critically acclaimed 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption. Officially titled Red Dead Redemption 2, the game is expected to launch Fall 2017 on Xbox One and PS4. Take a look at the set of teasers that led up to the announcement: Continue reading →