We can all agree that gaming has many different features which makes it unique in the world of entertainment. These features, however, can continually be altered by the new ideas generated by some games that push the boundries of what we consider common in gaming. These new features can grow in popularity to such an extreme degree that it can change what we consider to be the norm. For 2013, there have been many interesting examples of game creators pushing those limits to create the truly impressive games that we see today.
Three of these games have appealed to a large audience and have the potential to change the standard for gaming. Each game listed offers their own unique features that may change elements of there particular genre. These are those games.
For those who don’t know, Watch_Dogs follows the story of Aiden Pearce. A vigilante who utilizes the completely automated city of Chicago to further his own goals threw both hacking and sheer force. Though the direct reason of his vengeance has not been made clear, he has made it his goal to hunt down the people who have hurt him and his family. This game is heavily immersive. Allowing you to control almost aspect of the changing world around you. With a click of a button, you can completely change the tide of battle. Also, the game has been announced to feature a deeply integrated co-op feature. Although not much of this feature has been discussed, it has been hinted others may be able walk around our cities. Doing their own things to significantly alter the world around you. This game alters the gaming formula with its severe immersiveness and completely dynamic world.
Watch_Dogs is being developed by Ubisoft and will release on all consoles in North America on November 19 and November 22 in Europe.
The Last of Us
In a future where the world has become plagued by a intense fungal growth, and where men kill each other simply to stay alive. Where a man sacrifices everything to protect a young girl in this dangerous world. This is The Last of Us. In the game, you play as Joel, A survivor who is recruited by his dying friend to escort a 14 year old girl named Ellie away from the terrible fungal infection that is gripping the world.
This game attempts to bring much unique features to the world of gaming. The game will feature multiple means of getting past obstacles all while trying to protect Ellie. Whether you are sneaking around enemies or running in full force, The game will offer many challenges that may get in your way, and compromise your plans. Ellie, in trailers and gameplay videos, has been shown to be completely self reliant. Ensuring that she won’t become a burden like so many games with escort quests show.
The Last of Us is being developed by Naughty Dog and will release for the PS3 on June 14.
State of Decay
Taking a far less centered approach as the first two games, State of Decay forces you to survive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. In this open world sandbox you play as a group of survivors, each with their own unique abilities, and try to survive this dangerous world by scavenging and improving your base camp. This game offers intense strategy as you are able to control multiple characters to formulate plans to gather the materials you need while outwitting the zombie menace. The abilities of each survivor is extremely dynamic, which can effect the group as a whole, but also decide who is best fit for certain tasks. Also, with the addition of permanent death, each decision is a gamble. A gamble that may result in your best survivor’s permanent demise.
State of Decay will release on the Xbox Live Arcade and PC hopefully around June.
Gaming is currently in an extremely dynamic stage, and games like the ones listed above can only serve to improve that experience for all who play.
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