It wasn’t the best year for fighting games to be honest. 2015 thankfully should be different and a lot more jam packed. Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and yes, Street Fighter V (oh calm down already Geoff!), will crowd the genre once more. That doesn’t mean there weren't standout titles this year though. Who er... punched better than the other?
We get a bunch of new sports games every year, and by new, I mean an annual rehash with some extra goodies sprinkled on top! That’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are the usual suspects for the award this year, but who truly set themself apart?
Thought our game awards was a prestigious event? Please… we’re very self-centred here at Lazygamer, so forget any other post you happen to read on the site today. These here are the categories that really matter! Welcome to the wrap for the year, where we find out who is the bestest Batman, and who is the smelliest cabbage!
Handheld gaming has proven to be something special this year, especially thanks to all the load shedding we’ve all experienced! Which title really stood out though, keeping gamers away from their consoles and PCs even when the power was on? There can only be one top game for the consoles for ants!
One week left till Christmas! We are pretty much done here at Lazygamer - tomorrow will be news free, filled to the brim with our award posts instead. I’ve got my tux ready, my hair maintained, and my teeth brushed. I’ll be presenting a few of those highly coveted statues myself! I’m having a huge after party on my paid-for-review yacht… er… at my place! See you there at the harbour!
I’m in a love/hate relationship with Telltale Games. Their take on The Walking Dead universe (both season 1 and 2) drew me in, made me invest myself emotionally, then punched me right in the heart! There’s definitely something special about the way they craft their stories and make you question your decisions days after you’ve made them. Their latest titles, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands, only have 1 episode out each. That hasn’t stopped them from planning their next project though. Apparently there is something new in the pipeline, we just have no clue what it is yet!
I’ve been excited for Dying Light for a long time, even more so since I got some hands on time with it at Gamescom. It is quite literally the love child of any first-person zombie title and Mirrors Edge, blending undead slaying/survival action with some casual parkour. I have high hopes for the game, and I hope it’s really good when it finally releases at the end of January next year. Are you ready for it? Perhaps you should test your survival skills first!
Oh to be a farmer. There’s nothing quite like getting up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows, till some soil, and walk those sheep. Eating off the land? Best decision I ever made. Also, I have no idea what I’m talking about. A bout of Farming Simulator would fix that for sure! The game has always appealed to me*, I just never saw the experience being authentic with a keyboard and mouse. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who feels that way.
It’s been a year of ups and downs for Counter-Strike. There’s been scandal, hacking, drama, and lots of other words with bad connotations! On the plus side though, it could get its very own International-like tournament similar to Dota 2 in 2015. It wasn’t all doom and gloom this year anyway, there were some outstanding moments! One YouTube user has racked them up (his personal favourites) into a neat top 10 video.
Snowdown is here! The festive event for League of Legends kicked off yesterday and will run through till the 6th of January. This means that the new game mode has finally been detailed. It’s packed with snow, fun, and of course, a ton of adorable Poros!
As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it the next big MOBA… or something like that. It seems like EVERY company thought it would be a good idea to hop onto that genre’s bandwagon, looking to compete with top dogs Dota 2 and League of Legends. It’s incredibly risky, and honestly, I don’t see it working out for many. EA’s offering, Dawngate, shut down just over a month ago for example, before it even saw any proper release. Those footsteps are being followed by another title – Transformers Universe
I’m incredibly disappointed that Valve have cancelled Christmas in Dota 2 this year. I know they have their reasons (something about an engine overhaul or something), but that doesn’t mean I won’t be a spoilt Internet brat and demand free stuff anyway! Dear Gaben, please send a update with lots of extra snow flakes and candy sprinkles. Lots of love from Porra #2.
I love Final Fantasy VII. It was the first game I ever played in the franchise, introducing me to a world of levelling, magic, and characters with ridiculous block limbs and unrealistic spikey hair. It’s still my favourite to this day, and I’ve played it many, MANY times since. One reason I love the Final Fantasy franchise in general though is because of the vast tales they spin, and yes, I loved the story that VII told. Imaging experiencing it all as a novel…
As a PC gamer, my most important piece of hardware is undoubtedly my mouse. For me, a good click device has to be accurate, durable, and of course, comfortable. At first glance, the Cougar 700M looks anything but that, almost alien – awkward to hold and flimsy, which, hardware, aside, would translate into horrendous accuracy. Also, it looks like it could turn into Optimus Prime at any second. Sadly, it doesn’t tick any boxes for being an undercover Transformer. As a gaming mouse though? It ticks everything twice.
Hey, I know we’re no longer on speaking terms since I told you about the Humble Store Winter Sale. I just wanted to apologise. How was I to know you’d blow all your savings like that though? Anyways, I think we should be friends again, come on, for old times sake at least! Listen, I've got some inside information on cheap games, guaranteed to give you hours of entertainment and save you mone… hey wait, where are you going?