A good open world game makes you feel part of the world. Your choices have an influence on the environment. Open world games provide gamers with a sense of freedom and choice. You are free to explore the entire world and discover adventures and stories. Yet not all game worlds are as immersive and need additional content and characters to make them meaningful.
After a personal search of multiple months to find a specific collector's item, we found it online for a good price in a reliable online store. Convenient, yet the question remains why we purchase and collect collectables from games. After some research, there seem to be several different reasons why gamers collect game related items.
In a second, a colourful digital block falls from the top of the screen to the bottom. In a few milliseconds, gamers use the arrow keys on the keyboard to guide the falling block to the best position to remove a horizontal line of blocks at the bottom of the screen. This requires both mental and physical competences.
Vineyards and wine play a crucial role in the opening sequence of Assassin’s Creed – Odyssey, but there are non-alcoholic alternatives to this drink. To honour the god of wine Dionysos, we produce our own grape juice that you can share and drink with your friends. If you have never drunk a homemade grape juice, you are missing out.
In the near future, private military corporations control the city of London, England. Technology has taken over the capital and citizens are unable to escape the eyes of state surveillance. Dedsec, the hacktivist collective from the previous entries in the Watch Dogs series, returns as a resistance movement to take back London.
As soon as technology made it possible, game developers turned their linear and story driven games into open world adventures. Over the last years, these open worlds have grown more detailed and much larger, but are they becoming too overwhelming? A lack of direction can make them more difficult than they should be.
In the world of The Division, a massive bio-terrorist attack on Black Friday led to the outbreak of an epidemic that left the city of New York without supplies. As institutions fail to restore control, agents from The Division, a group of sleeper agents hidden among the populous, are activated to restore order when society falls.
Are you at a disadvantage if your colour perception of the environment in a game differs from the colour spectrum of other gamers? Being a colour blind gamer is certainly a lifelong struggle. You lose your ability to utilise one of your senses properly and this has also a negative effect on your gameplay experience.
History is being told through a variety of different media. Books and literature are just a few of the many possibilities storytellers have in our society. The largest interactive franchise based on historical events is without any doubt the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but what is the impact of these games on our contemporary society?