PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...
The game's premise is simple: Puckerz! is about launching a puck around destructible environments to collect as many orbs as you can before the time runs out. It's a unique experience for players that combines the fast-paced tension of breakout games with the physics-based addictive fun of pinball games, visualized with sleek eye candy graphics, DJ'ed with a pop techno soundtrack, and wrapped in a pick-up-and-play package.