Mystery is, unsurprisingly, very mysterious. How it works is largely an unknown. What we want from it and what we like about it are both such largely ambiguous, impossible-to-define things that largely get relegated to something akin to “that feeling” (or dat feeling if you want to be contemporary about it). The unfortunate thing, though, [...]
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Game Review: Assassin’s Creed III Release: October 30, 2012 Genre: Action Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Available Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U Players: 1, 4–8 MSRP: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M Website: http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/index.aspx The lofty ambitions and the ensuing thread of development for the Assassin’s Creed series are probably almost as interesting as Desmond’s tale. [...]
Despite being a full-on action game, I played Far Cry 3 very conservatively. It may be a first-person shooter with lots of guns and pirates and unfriendly animals, but just about all of my actions were well calculated in my mind before I acted upon them. Each outpost would require scouting both within the camp [...]
Most games with even the slightest hint of action also include bits of stealth. Sometimes it’s 100% perfunctory and just a side effect of being a video game, such as when you try to get up real close and steal away at least one easy kill in Gears of War before things start going totally [...]
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