Cyanide’s back and it’s brought a Call of Cthulhu game based on the old pen n’ paper tabletop RPG. Walk around, investigate things, sometimes hide from stuff, and guess that you need one of several daggers to slash a painting to stop a monster.
It’s an odd little one, this. Getting a mixed reception, but I personally dug it.
When Toby Fox released Deltarune, everyone asked to keep quiet about it for 24 hours. Obviously that didn’t happen. Elsewhere, Kotaku has a neverending source of leaked information for games like Assassin’s Creed and Fallout.
Let’s not forget that time Randy Pitchford called an accurate report on Borderlands 2 “shoddy journalism.”
Most recently, Rockstar and Take-Two managed to get over a million quid from a website for leaking accurate Red Dead Redemption 2 information.
Publishers believe the media’s job is to help them. The media doesn’t always do that when news needs reporting. Let’s talk about it.
On Halloween morning, Toby Fox gave Delta Rune away for free under the guise of a survey. A substantial followup to Undertale, this is a full-fledged game that’s just been handed to people gratis.
You sly Fox, you, you’ve gone and delivered an excellent game, and all we had to do was download it (and enter into a tacit agreement not to spoil anything for 24 hours, which many of us promptly ignored).
The “AAA” game industry loves its lavish detail, from intricate gameplay systems to dazzling graphics. Can they go too far though? Absolutely they can.
Games like Red Dead Redemption 2 are impressive productions, but all that detail can get in the way of the entertainment. Let’s look at which games go so far that they produce what I call “Holy Grail Fog.”