Around a year ago, Playstation 4 owners were blessed with the wonders of Marvel's Spider-Man. The game was hugely anticipated by fans and was met with great acclaim when it was released. Insomniac's creation finally allowed gamers to experience the world from the wall-crawler's perspective. One year later, the game still has a lasting appeal.
A legendary gamer party requires meticulous planning around technology, hardware and grub. Everything must appeal to the gamer’s raw instincts, with classic combinations such as Cheetos and Mountain Dew & Red Bull and Chicken Wings present at the party.
Vandal Hearts was released to the Playstation by Konami in 1996. It was later released to the Sega Saturn as well.
Let me just start off by saying that the Spider-Man PS4 exclusive game made by Insomniac in 2018 is one of my favourite games of all time and probably game of the year for me personally. I found its storytelling and gameplay mechanics to be perfectly balanced (as all things should be) and the game was just flat out fun.
Suikoden Tactics is a strategy game, or sometimes called a tactical rpg, for the PS2. Being developed and published by Konami, you know it’s gotta be worth playing… but we’ll get to that.
In an age where Final Fantasy’s success is hit or miss, one may wonder what franchise is going to truly lead the evolution of Japanese role-playing games? Persona 5, which is the fifth, sixth, and seventh Persona game, depending on who you ask, breaks away almost completely from the Megami Tensei parent series, and presents the player with what I can best describe as a Sly Cooper-esque RPG, crossed with Inception and previous Persona games’ fundamental mechanics. Persona 5’s identity is so fully realized that it’s still hard to believe it exists in the same realm as Persona 3 and four, let alone anything before those two. This feels like the game that JRPG fans have been waiting many years for. This game marks a turning point for its franchise, as it is now more publicly recognized than ever. Atlus gave this game their full attention, taking what was once a niche, budget sub-series of theirs into a full-blown, large scale and complex game, that feels like an incredibly high point of their development efforts thus far.
In the new Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4, players cannot finish the campaign without completing some side missions first. As gamers get deeper into the game, the main character, Peter Parker (Spider-Man), demands that gamers, “See what is happening in the city.”
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My husband is the gamer in the house and he says that it is for entertainment, but I say it is his coping mechanism with his mental illness. He is diagnosed with depression and high anxiety which I have seen from time to time. He has the urges to get up and do something or is in a hurry to get things done.
I am a girl. I am a gamer. I’m a girl gamer. I don’t work anymore, I am not even out of high school yet. So I am going to just get to it. I need exactly $64.78 for my PS plus subscription to be paid for a whole year. I don’t think it’s expensive at all. So, I start thinking to myself “Well, My Mom does not want to pay it, I will save up money.” I DON'T WANT TO SAVE MONEY! I just want to get the money and buy it all in the same day. But life however, does not work like that. At least for me. I know that I could ask my grandma and she’d do it. But I don’t want to. So right now, I am stressing over $65. I only have nine dollars. I am basically writing this, so I can earn money, okay? I am not even going to beat around the bush. As you guys know, or should know, it is a six-hundred word count for stories like this one to get published, but there is no guarantee that I am even going to get paid for it. I am asking, from reader to reader...help me please? I even have a cash app, send me whatever you want. It could even be one cent and I will be happy...er. I bet the older folks are gonna read this or...is reading this and thinking, “This girl is asking people for money, for a game console.” Yes, yes I am but it is not the only reason I am writing this, I also want to become a journalist and this is a good way to start right? Also, I want to be a photographer and I start photography class in a few days, that is ALSO why I don’t have money right now. Cameras are really expensive people!! I have so much on my plate right now with school, and finding another job. When I play games, I can finally take a break from the real world and enter the gaming world.
For many years, Marvel has struggled to get a foot in the door when it comes to the gaming industry. While having major successes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they had failed to set up a gaming counterpart worthy of their prestige. Ever since the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, DC with a little help from Rocksteady studios has always excelled within this realm. DC’s reign, however, ended on September 7, 2018 with the release of Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4; due to the simplicity of the game's title, many fans referred to the game as "Marvel’s Spider-Man" which bolstered Marvel's foothold within the community and showed just how much faith they had in both Spider-Man and Insomniac Games, the developer behind Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Now, I understand that everyone is discussing this new exclusive, praising it for the most part because of its solid storytelling to its addicting gameplay, but how could you not? In recent years we've had the misfortune of playing a slew of Spider-Man games that were only created to ride off the success of the films, none of which were made with the love and care to attention that Spider-Man for PS4 clearly shows. Judging from the reviews I'm not the only one who believes this, with Gamespot giving it a 9 out of 10, IGN rating it an 8.7, and Metacritic compiling all scores to give it an 87 out of 100, which raises a new question. Why is this Spider-Man game doing better than the others, and how does this game shine light on the Superhero genre in the video game world?