Since making the switch to 21st century combat in 2007 with the innovative and addictive Call of Duty 4, the series has been synonymous with the first person shooter genre. New entries have followed annually since then, alternating between developers, as well as critical success. One constant among the seemingly varied games is this: massive sales numbers.

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Playing Bravely Default is like unearthing the graves of Final Fantasies I-IV and Jesusing the shit out of them.

How is it, that in a world where Square Enix has trouble creating a Final Fantasy game that resembles… Well… A Final Fantasy game; they publish the finest love letter to old school JRPG’s I have ever played? Bravely Default is the product of years of tradition sewn together with the threads of nostalgia and love worn to perfection by its hardware; the unfaltering 3DS. Seriously, if you don’t have it buy it… Even if you don’t own a 3DS.

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That’s right ladies and gents, we’ve got some new blood writing on the THG blog; the inFamous Andy “Frames per Second” Schweiz. Who is he? Will he live up to the hype? Read his first review to find out (the answer is obviously yes)! He’s one of my best friends, and seventeen times the writer I’ll ever be. I’ll make him post a picture of his dumb face the next time we speak.

Anyway, expect to see a lot more from him and me in the coming weeks to forever.

-THG

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inFamous Second Son
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: 21.3.14
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Sucker Punch

Potential is most certainly a double-edged sword, and the spotlight can be quite blinding. Sucker Punch, developer of the Sly Cooper games on PS2, and the inFamous games on PS3, have stepped directly onto the tracks of the hype train at anticipation station with their latest effort, inFamous Second Son. PS4 owners and inFamous fans alike have had excitement fuelled anxiety over every bit of released footage, and there are loads of questions regarding its launch. Is the game really that pretty? Is Seattle a believable open world? Does Delsin Rowe step into the shoes of Cole MacGrath with ease? What kinds of awesome powers haven’t we heard of? Most importantly, how good is inFamous Second Son?

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Here, is a link to a whole whack of prototype and fake pre-release models on the Nintendo 3DS. If only they had the analogue stick below the D-Pad like in a few of them, Monster Hunter would be a dream. RIP to the Claw a beloved grip for hunters everywhere.

 

Stay classy guys

-THG

Can video games be sexy?

I’d say yes, but as of yet I feel we have yet to realize the full scope of sexual themes in video games –for those of you citing God of War, or DoA, go home. Seriously, video game culture is one that has yet to realize it’s full potential; stunted sexually by the boys in charge of portraying it.

Pro-tip: It's her vagina

Where do you keep your fun box? Pro-tip: It’s her vagina

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Q1, Q fucking one everybody! This quarter is mad. It’s like America had it’s way with Video Games and named it Freedoom. If you’ve been under a rock, Q1 refers to the first quarter of the year’s releases in video games, and while we’re looking forward to an amazing year, these first three months are going to tear it the fuck up.

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