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The Five Best Games of the “Walking Simulator” Genre

When the so-called ‘walking simulator’ genre emerged in modern gaming, it was treated with a certain amount of contempt. Many claimed games within the genre ‘weren’t real games’, and in many cases, completely ignored their vast storytelling potential. Simple mechanics and a lack of interaction have often drawn criticism, but to deny the impact that the genre has, and the emotions that they evoke would be a vast oversight.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PS4, 2015)

In September 2014, developers The Astronauts released a short but rich game called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on Steam. I never got to play it but it received positive reviews and was praised for its visuals and unique storytelling. This year the title received an overhaul courtesy of the Unreal 4 engine and was subsequently released for the PS4. And boy is it a doozy.... Continue Reading