Unravel by Coldwood Interactive was a huge surprise for me. While the hype was certainly a contributing factor, what grabbed me and led me to download the EA Access 10 hour trial was the simplistic beauty I had seen in gameplay trailers. If you take one thing away from this first impression, let it be that this game is gorgeous. Strangely, I found myself absorbed by Unravel to a similar degree as full priced triple-A titles, despite stylized sidescrollers being one of my least played genres.
For the trial (and I imagine the full version of the game), you start out watching an extended version of the story trailer cutscene before being introduced to Yarny, an adorable [...]
I simply could not let another day pass without talking a little Witcher 3. A full review is coming! I swear it! There’s a whole lot of game to dig into, though, so this First Impressions article will have to suffice for now.
The Witcher 3, for those who aren’t aware, comes from the lovely lads over at CD Projekt RED. They are, in short, a series of open-world fantasy games in which the player assumes the role of Geralt of Rivia. He is, by trade, a hunter of monsters, wraiths and all sorts of baddies. He inhabits the world that is full of all the kinds of sights and sounds one would expect from a fantasy tale. Life isn’t easy for those in the lower classes [...]