Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tired of Reviews

In order to keep my game knowlege up, I try to play a new game every day. I try to download every demo I can find. I have found that nearly every game has something to learn from it. I go into nearly every game with expectations based on reviews. Sometimes I am pleaseantly suprised by a game being far better than expected.

Remember me went on sale for $13 on Xbox recently. This is a game that I was very interested in when it was announced. Once it was close to release, the reviews started coming in. The game was given poor reviews focused on bad combat and story. So as usual, I added it to the list of games to try when its on the Steam Summer Sale. I tried the demo and I was instantly suprised by how amazing the asthetics were and how immersive the world felt. The early combat in the demo was pretty bland, but it didnt bother me too much. After 20 min of play, I decided that it was definately worth $13. 

I played it for a couple hours a night over the past 5 days or so until I finished it this morning. I play thousands of games and probably finish less than 1%. Dispite the dialogue being cheesy game writting and the combat being less than stellar, I was completely hooked because of everything else. The over arching story, subtle exploration, interesting characters and fantastic art were enough to forgive the combat which gets much better later in the game. The best part of the game is the memory hacking segments. This was both innovative and engaging. Worth the price of admission all by itself. 

This game makes me dislike reviewers more than ever. Had I known I would enjoy this experience this much, I would have supported the developer and purchased Remember Me on day 1. I give these guys credit for trying something new and making an amazing and engaging cyber punk setting with a solid story. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Shiva KKG Artbook

Finished the line art for the KKG Shiva pic this weekend. 
I can finally start coloring tonight. :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Day 30

Just trolling my buddy Hing who lasted all the way to Day 27 of our skech for a month challenge. His recent works have been super inspiring and motivating to the crew. He did some crazy good stuff... for a 'new guy'. :P

Check out his awesome work here: Hings blog

Day 29

My Cintiqu stopped working today so I shifted back to paper mode. 
I looked through a giant file of unfinished sketches and found this one. 
Had some fun figuring out the rest of the drawing and inking it. :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Day 28

Simple creature for a board game I am working on with my kids. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Day 27

Ive been randomly checking out info on the upcomming Wolfenstein game. 
I havent been happy with the last couple of games in the series. Hope this one is better. 
For some reason it made me want to scribble a weird old Nazi General.  :P

Mario RPG

Mario RPG pic I finished a while back for the KKG Artbook. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Day 26

Wednesday night Sketch Group theme: Koala, Camera, Zipper

Day 25

Happy D3 Reaper of Souls day!!!

Decided to do another simple one for the KKG Artbook. :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Day 24

Just got back from the D3 Reaper of Souls launch event. 
It was great to see my old team again. 
Too tired for much. 3 min Barb face is all I got for tonight. :P