Linear Design isn’t necessarily a bad thing

There is a trend I have noticed over the last years or months in AAA-titles. I see less and less mission- or levelbased games with AAA-Budget, but mostly Open-World titles that advertise their openness and vast living world. Probably the most intriguing issue of that kind though happened recently, as Electronics Arts (EA) shut down Visceral Games, and thus shutting down a Star Wars Game that had been a development.

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So someone asked me about Bayonetta 2…

I was asked by a friend what my expectations were on Bayonetta 2, as I haven’t played it yet, on curiouscat.me. My answer was too long.. and so I thought I would put my thoughts on this blog.

Keep in mind that this is not really a blogarticle, but more of me answering very lengthy to a short question…

Also, I HAVE NOT PLAYED THE GAME “BAYONETTA 2”, so please don’t think this an analysis or review!

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Nier Automata isn’t as perfect as I wanted it to be – Gameplay Analysis

Nier: Automata, developed by Platinum Games, published by Square Enix, directed by Yoko Taro. This is a tale of a me going into this game with very wrong expectations and who paid the prize of believing all those big magazine Reviews.

“No Action Game Fan should miss this masterpiece”.. translated quote from IGN Germany. When all those reviews came up, I was hyped to get Nier: Automata, saw so much potential in the game, in the combat, in the gameplay and combining that gameplay with narrative.

However, it ended up being a clash of two forces who each had their own gameplay philosphy that went into two different directions, Taro and Platinum. In this article I will explain all the gripes and grips I had with Nier Automata, including positive and negative aspects.

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Taking A Look At The Combat Mechanics Of God Hand

God Hand is a game I talk about on twitter quite a lot and has quickly become one of my absolute favourite games. However, the reception of God Hands Release in 2006 is rather mixed, most notably the 3/10 score from IGN. Some people like TheGamingBrit on Youtube however, call it a legendary title. How does it come that the opinions about this game are so split apart?

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