Omerta: City of Gangsters – Hands-On Preview

Omerta: City of Gangsters – Hands-On Preview

For some gamers, the allure of the gangster world is a great one, and with the complex management structure, businesses fronting more shady goings-on, and oodles of ultraviolence, it has always lent itself well to games, in particular strategy management.  Gangsters: Organized Crime from Eidos,…

10 Games and Their Classic 8-Point Story Arcs

10 Games and Their Classic 8-Point Story Arcs

It is generally agreed that most stories are structured around the classic, reliable 8-Point Story Arc – a formula that dictates every story should be built around these steps;

  1. Stasis
  2. Trigger
  3. The Quest
  4. Surprise
  5. Critical Choice
  6. Climax
  7. Reversal
  8. Resolution

I always…

Free To Play

Free To Play

Remember back when the only controversy surrounding Mass Effect 3 was to do with its inclusion of an obligatory Horde-alike multiplayer mode?  Okay, so mentioning Mass Effect 3 and the word “controversy” in the same sentence could be misinterpreted, but before I continue can I…

Who Needs Graphics?

Who Needs Graphics?

Every new game that gets released seems to come with a new graphics engine, and is flashier, faster, and prettier than the last… but do games need all the fabulous graphics and all those buttery-smooth framerates? Is it necessary for the whole game to look…