I can’t see Dishonored not getting a sequel. The game was well received, Bethesda saw the chance to craft a new money-making universe and there’s a bunch of disappointed Thief gamers right now who would embrace it with open arms. Is it coming? Well here’s some more evidence to lend credence to the first rumour.
Sequels! Get yer sequels! Fresh from the development studio! Includes extra crunch time! Get it on a stick! Good for what ails ya!
Three more posts and we're done with the generation. Hard to believe it! So many fantastic games - it has been really hard ranking all of these. No, that's a lie, we just made our list and Gavin told us we were all wrong. In any event, here are the games that made us happy to be gamers this generation - no sales, scores or metrics were used to create this list.
If there's one thing that consistently keeps me going on Lazygamer, it's the community. And the endless teasing from the guys. But really, you guys make us smile and fight and make it all worthwhile. Which is why I love when we do give aways. There are still two giveaways running this week.
I’ve just gotten into Dishonored, and I’ve been quite surprised so far. The game is by no means perfect, but hell, it;s got some solid ideas. Plus, it looks gorgeous with that oil painting aesthetic powering the graphical engine. The second DLC for that game is finally on the way, and it looks just as Renaissancetacular.
While we had our own bit of fun yesterday with an obvious April Fools joke, we weren’t the only folks around that decided to join in on that annual tradition of pretending to be the Daily Mirror. The gaming industry has had a long-standing habit of throwing a few bones our way over the year, and yesterday was no different. Here’s a look at what fooled who.
It’s only out next year, but here’s a brief look at what you can expect from the next-gen Thief Sequel that’ll be hitting PC, PlayStation 4 and an unannounced platform that’s rather obviously Microsoft’s next-gen system. It looks like it’ll have some incredible atmosphere to it, hopefully capturing the essence of what made Dishonored intriguing, but without the weak story and poor stealth mechanics that made that game less than what it ought to have been.
I’ve always preferred my games to be pure, single-player escapism. Online multiplayer has seldom appealed to me; if I wanted to listen to a bunch of whiney children I’d let my kids out of the basement. Like many of you, I’ve been a little worried about publishers’ insistence on tacking multiplayer or social elements on to everything, perhaps signalling the death of the single player experience. Dishonored developer Arkane Studios believes that death knell to be ringing a little prematurely. .
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the possible link between video games and violence, thanks mostly due to the tragic events that occurred recently in the US. Whether you’re a believer or a defender though, there’s no doubt that gaming has become a tad super-violent, and the reactions towards such content has been apathetic at times. And that’s a reaction that one ex-Dishonored developer believes needs to change.
Damn you Valve with your awesome deals! All these Steam sales have come to the rescue, giving us the chance to own all of them. This sale in particular has some awesome deals and features, check them out, after the jump.
Everybody loves them some action, just last night we were watching The Expendables 2 and I loved the crap out of every badly written line of it. The same thing applies to action games, we don’t care about the story, we just care about the ass kicking! However, we are fortunate to have gotten some great action games this year, most of which had an amazing story and/or art direction. The best out of all of them just happened to be…
We’ve had plenty of sequels as usual this year, but nowhere near as many rule of three games as what 2011 saw. But mixed in with those twos, threes and fours were plenty of new games, ranging from action through to puzzle. But out of all those new intellectual properties, only one of them could be the best, and that brand spankin’ new future franchise is…
I’ve fallen out of love with DLC, actually that’s not quite right since I never loved it but it never used to phase me either way. But now it actually annoys me, I’m obsessed with Borderlands 2 and have all the DLC for it but have yet to play any of it as I just couldn’t care less.
We haven’t seen a surge in new IPs in 2012, and those that have appeared, haven’t exactly set the world on fire. Despite being pretty damn fantastic, games like Binary Domain and Spec Ops: The Line didn’t perform too well in the profit department. One game that has exceeded all expectations though, is Dishonored, as the success of that title has opened up the doors for the Arkane produced game to hit the sequel highway.
I see it before it happens, not through any skill but because we’ve all reached saturation point: allies morphing into enemies, the knock to the head, the poison, the haziness and collapse, the convenient space and time where my new enemies outline their reasons for their changed morality (which you recognise has been the same morality): whether they monologue like some Saturday morning cartoon villain, or surround me, talking in whispers at my partially conscious form - they helpfully tell me “why”.