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warreni's Blog > Sony's Spider-Man (PS4) is the best Spider-Man movie you've never seen

Posted 29 January 2020

Spider-Man is great. I mean, the Sony Spider-Man game released in 2018, not Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man or Spider-Man: Homecoming. Those things were terrible and best relegated to the dustbin of history. Nothing in Insomniac's track record (which includes odds and ends like the reputable shooter series Resistance for PS3 and the hipster-do...

warreni's Blog > The Outer Worlds is a brief, entertaining ride

Posted 08 December 2019

I finished The Outer Worlds last night after investing what I'm guesstimating was around 25 hours into it. I'm guesstimating because with Game Pass games there's no real way to track your time, unless you use a third-party utility like Gameplay Time Tracker. Weirdly this is not something that exists in the current iteration of the Xbox WIndows 10 app. In...

warreni's Blog > Assassins Creed Origins is an Assassins Creed game

Posted 29 November 2019

So. . . Assassins Creed Origins . There is some truth to the idea that if you've played one AC game, you've played all of them. This also extends to a certain degree to many other Ubisoft-published titles. They are vast open worlds with a plethora of mission content and objectives. You have a protagonist on a personal quest for revenge for some injustice...

warreni's Blog > Planet Zoo beta impressions

Posted 08 October 2019

I've pretty much finished my time (about 2.5 hours) with the Planet Zoo beta. This seemed like an opportune moment to share my thoughts on what seems to work and what doesn't. Frontier has a long history with this sort of thing, which may surprise you if you only know them as the folks who made Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster . Frontier didn't reall...

warreni's Blog > Moral ambiguity in a world of assassins

Posted 10 August 2019

I've been playing a lot of Assassins Creed: Origins lately, and I've run across something interesting. I haven't played an Assassins Creed game since ACII (and I only got about 75% of the way through that one). My recollection is that these are not games with lots of grey areas. The protagonist is the player-identification figure and it's largely assume...