GP Picks For 01/30/2015
Welcome back to the weekly Gaming Precision feature where our site’s very own Tech Curse breaks down four amazing titles for the next week. This is my last week at the site before I move on to other opportunities, so let’s make this an amazing one. The undead and supernatural are well represented his week with zombies, supernatural murders and more.
The first title is Dying Light from the creators of Dead Island. This first-person survival title will scare you to death and have you hiding on the rooftops. Yes, this is one of the few titles that allows players to move across the map using freerunning mechanics. Add in a city that is suffering from a bad case of the zombie apocalypse, and you’ve got a fun experience. However all of that goes out the window when the sun goes down. The zombies become stronger, more fierce and smarter. This could end up being one of the scariest titles in 2015.
Next up is Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered. This remake allows players to experience this cinematic interactive drama. Players go on a journey to uncover the reasons behind a series of supernatural events. Seemingly normal people become possessed and murder absolute strangers in public. This title by the master of storytelling, David Cage, was released almost a decade ago. It featured many of the same systems that would appear in the game’s spiritual successor, Heavy Rain.
David Cage is the master of telling an amazing story through video games. It is hard to call his works games. Interactive experiences seems like the right word. Players are given a variety of choices when interacting with the world around them. It is never about the action, it’s all about the story and the characters that inhabit the world.
This week we’re showing off two new titles and two oldies that are coming back. This one is the second new one. Life is Strange takes players on a journey through time to find a missing girl. This episodic title allows players to make choices and rewind time to make them again. Each choice will have consequences right around the corner and further down the line.
The game’s creators, Dontnod Entertainment, are known for creating realistic female protagonists. The developer is only a few years old, however they’ve already released Remember Me. That title didn’t end up becoming as successful as many hoped, however it did well.
The final title this week is Grim Fandango: Remastered. This classic fan favorite title is making a comeback. Players are given the opportunity to explore the Land of the Dead and protect a virtuous soul that has just arrived there. This dark comedy follows the travel agent Manuel “Manny” Calavera as he attempt to unravel a conspiracy. This title by the video game master, Tim Schafer, is one of the most critically-acclaimed video games ever made. I fully intend to pick up the remastered version of it at some point.
It has been a lot of fun. That’s it for this week. Remember to keep your sights locked on Gaming Precision for more news, reviews, impressions and more. Game Responsibly!