Some Thoughts On… Stories Untold

> Turn on computer > Insert ‘Stories Untold‘ floppy disc > Load game > Get spooky

World Map Updated – April ’16

world map updated

World Map Updated is a new YouTube series focussed on exploring the world-design of video games in a more cinematic, personal manner. Here are our explorations for April.

TAKE A HIKE! – Mt. Chiliad Hikers’ Trail (GTA: V)

TAKE A HIKE! is a new weekly show on the Ramshackle Thoughts streaming channel. On Sundays, we take on the ultimate chill-cast, a relaxing exploration of open-world video games and other ‘walking simulators’. To start us off, we took the hiking trail up Grand Theft Auto V’s largest mountain, Mt. Chiliad.

Some Thoughts on… The Park

TRANSMIT – initiate amusement signal – RECEIVE – initiate candyfloss frequency – YOU MUST BE THIS TALL – initiate the children’s syntax – ALL WORK AND NO PLAY- round and round and round we go – CHAD CHAD CHAD – helter skelter melter – HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOMMY – the queue from this point is twenty minutes – ALL WORK AND NO PLAY – step right up – PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET – you’ll never want to leave – WITNESS! – The Park

Some Thoughts on… Planetbase

Planetbase is one of the many space games I’ve been pouring all my free time into recently, in between watching Battlestar Galactica and playing Elite: Dangerous. I think I’m on some sort of interstellar-future high. Maybe I’ll sign up for this manned Mars mission. They’ll need people who do… whatever it is I do in space, right? They certainly can’t have me in charge of setting up the colony, that’s for sure…

Some Thoughts on… Feist

A silhouetted side-scrolling platformer in which a small character runs, jumps and dodges their way through a forest of monsters and traps? If you feel like you’ve played this game before, you’re wrong. Six years in the making, Feist is its own very special animal…

LEGO: Worlds | It’s Like a Virtual Minecraft!

LEGO Worlds Banner Wizard Ice

I love construction games. I love open world games. I love procedural generation. Luckily for me (and maybe you, too!), now there’s a LEGO version of Minecraft out, which was a digital version of LEGO which… My poor brain….

Some Quick Thoughts on… Contrast

Contrast Main Character Dawn

I really wanted to like Contrast. Everything I saw from the outside seemed like exactly my cup of tea. A beautiful Moulin Rouge-esque world of spinning lights, dancing shadows and art-deco buildings. Then the game happened…

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