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Games That Rocked My World – #5: Grand Theft Auto IV

In PC, PS3, Xbox 360 on October 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Title: Grand Theft Auto IV

Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Released: 29th April, 2008

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I often associate gaming with guilt. I love getting lost in luscious, fully-realised worlds, following the hero’s journey, developing a character from an underpowered weakling to an all-conquering powerhouse; it hooks me every time. And yet. When I play, there’s always a little snag jaggling at the corner of my mind, quietly whispering the words: “You’ve got better things to do, Jon.” Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked My World – #2: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

In PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360 on September 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Title: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Released: August, 2011

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a sci-fi epic all about choice. Consequence. Making a mistake at any point leads to repercussions further down the line. Example: an early mission has you meeting your boss to sort out a “situation”. Not being told what it was, I ignored my boss’ repeated requests to come find him; I’d just been given a whole office to explore, and that meant picking locks, hacking computers, and stealing as many energy snacks as I could. Fine.

I stole a lot, spoke to well-rounded NPCs (non-player characters), and got a feel for the game world. Then: “Get here right away Adam; the situation’s just got a whole lot worse.” Hm? Turns the “situation” was a terrorist attack, and my pissing about has resulted in the termination of eight hostages. Ouch. Read the rest of this entry »

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