21st Sep 2010
The Crusades used to be an overlooked period in history for gaming, but recently it has become quite the popular setting. The Total War series has holidayed there twice and first instalment of Assassin’s Creed was also based there. Now Paradox is getting in on the action and they too have now based an entire game around the period.
I must admit that I do find this period fascinating. Also, the cult status of the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller coupled with the fanaticism of ensuring Jerusalem was in the right hands certainly lays the foundation for conflict and it’s this conflict that fuels most games based around this period.
27th Aug 2010
Yesterday I was invited over to Electronic Arts to play NBA Elite 11. I used to be quite a fan of basketball games but I grew bored of their lack of evolution and more importantly player involvement.
Can EA Sports turn around the malaise in the genre and create a basketball game that will appeal to gamers who may not be fans of the sport?
Well, let's see...