Hello there, and the warmest of welcomes to this week’s Awesome Friday Games Podcast!
This week Simon takes a dive into why ‘Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy’ makes such a strong case for game of the year, and also looks into the endless thrills of the Spec OPs missions in ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’.
Hello! Welcome to the new Awesome Friday Games Podcast!
This is a new weekly dive into a new game and a classic title from the archives, and pairs beautifully with our movie podcast like Laphroaig and parmesan. As someone who has very little time to play anything these days, I’m always interested in what catches my attention, so I’m looking forward to sharing that with you.
*Focus On Design is a spotlight on the mechanics and structure of a chosen game and as such is filled with spoilers.*
There’s always been a problem when writing reviews: by their very nature, they’re unable to be objective. Every single human being on the planet perceives things differently, yet some choose to write this perception as if it were fact. This then bleeds outwards into review culture: scan for bulletpoints, scroll to the score, and allow our own personal opinion to be instantly coloured by that of another. Reviewers balance expectation against result, gorging on the game to complete it within the review window, and often a marketing agenda will shape these initial expectations in order to compete with a rival publisher’s title. This can create a tidal wave of negativity for any game that falls into such a trap.