Video games are a unique medium. They combine the storytelling of a novel and the look of a movie with the ability to interact with the character and story line. This makes for a unique challenge for the creators. Not only must the characters be compelling and the story line exciting but it has to challenge the player with ever more difficult levels and puzzles. Finding the right balance is difficult at best. With the advances in technology the new ‘next gen’ games not only have better graphics, but increased levels of storytelling. Titles like The Last of Us, The Witcher, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and Tomb Raider were all contenders last year for the VGX awards and BAFTA Games featured complex characters and memorable characters. This doesn’t happen by accident.
Since Jan 1 there have been approximately 159 games released among them titles like:
Thief (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC) – February 25
Titanfall (Xbox One, PC) – March 11
Infamous: Second Son (PS4) – March 21
Child of Light (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 360, PC) – April 30
Watch Dogs (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – May 27
Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC) – June 3