The whole truth about the not-so-Wild West
Endless prairies, a faithful “Colt” on the belt and a hardy stallion, carrying a silent and slightly hungover hero straight into the sunset: it is difficult to find a more romanticized character than a cowboy. Coming out today, Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is literally woven from such passages. Let’s try to figure out how plausible the image of a brave cowboy, firmly entrenched in our heads thanks to countless films and games about the Wild West.
What there is to do in the life of a real man? It seems that there are only three things: arrange a shootout in a bar, Rob a train and become the fastest shooter in the West, winning a fair duel in the hot midday sun. Continue reading
Finding them yourself is a huge achievement!
In the days of 8 and 16-bit consoles, it was normal to shame a gamer for wanting to take the path of least resistance. And many games simply ended in the middle of the timekeeping in the case of choosing an easy difficulty level. Some developers went even further, forcing them to hone their skills for a long time and pass their creation on “hard”. Otherwise, you will not see the final level or a good ending. And very rare examples of games (mostly RPG) offered several finals depending on the conditions met, rather than just choosing the level of difficulty. Continue reading
Sometimes the continuation does not follow…
Today, no one is surprised by video games, which are originally conceived as full-fledged series. Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Mass Effect, Dragon Age — these names have long been on everyone’s lips and are, in General, well-deserved popularity. However, this was not always the case. If you dig into the back streets of game stores, you can easily find a lot of high-quality projects that, contrary to fairly high estimates in the press, have not turned into a venerable franchise with a dozen sequels behind them. Today we will talk about just such games — diamonds that remain one – on-one with time. Continue reading