In this boom of a hundred battle-royal style video games, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (commonly referred to as PUB-G) comes out the other end victorious. A simple premise, lack of campaign, and repetitive nature do nothing to hinder this game from the massive sales and recognition it has been receiving since the moment is became available. The first time I played it I yelled out “Holy shit! It’s like a better Hunger Games!” and then had a difficult time doing anything else for a bit. You start the game, and every game for that matter, jumping out of a plane onto a HUGE map with ninety-nine other people. From there you collect whatever you can to stay alive, dodging and killing other people, and staying in the zone. PUB-G can also be down right infuriating. The possibility of taking 5 minutes to get in to a new game, only to be shot in the head the second you land is very high. Countering that point though, the gratification and satisfaction of actually WINNING a round is more than any other game I’ve ever experienced because of the fact that you have a 1% chance of winning. Literally… I love this game, even though I’ve chucked my headset once or twice.
There is honestly not a lot I can say about this game… In Turmoil you control a season of oil digging and need to gather more oil than anyone else (NPC’s you are competing against). After every season you get your money and can upgrade different things to make it easier to get oil. Extremely easy, extremely straight forward, and surprisingly fun to play. I wouldn’t say this game has any replay value since you can beat it in eight hours, but if you are a sucker for resource management like I am than it will be a nice little way to spend five dollars and entertain yourself for the rest of the day.
Its strange to think that I have spent sixty dollars plus on games and a nine dollar game has entertained me longer than most of those… Game Dev Tycoon has SKYROCKETED into one of my all-time favorite games very quickly. It is incredibly simplistic in nature yet amazing… You start out as a video game developer in the 1980’s making games in your garage. You name your game, pick what it is about, and then decide what attributes are most important and let it out into the world! Time progresses and more systems are released and you make engines that make better games and eventually move into bigger and better offices… This game SEEMS small. But, the more I play it the more I discover amazing things. You make massive release games that make you millions, hire designers to help you, go to game conventions, make MMO’s, and EVEN your own systems when you become the best of the best… Easily the best part of this game is the story though. Going through the years and seeing the real progression with games and systems over time. Speaking of systems, to ovoid law suits they made the best names for them such as GameSphere, PlaySystem, and MBox!.. I got lost for hours straight playing this game, and I’m sure you will too. Who doesn’t want to make the best game the world has ever seen?