E3 has hit once again and with it we’re seeing a new raft of games punctuated by the return of a favorite series of mine: God of War. But wait I’m sensing a trend over the past few years in game controls and setting:
So I love free-roaming adventure and I’m a fan of over-the-shoulder third person controls. I’m also unbelievably thrilled that lush landscapes are possible in modern games and that we are past our “green and brown” stage. Vegetation punctuated by ruined structures can be endlessly fascinating to explore.
However, the first three God of War games were pretty rad in their settings and control scheme. I’m sure I will play the hell out of the new one. But I do like it when not every game evokes Sky-Zero-Charted-Cry-Raider when it comes time to make another one.
Ironically, the lush greenery used to be the exception, not the rule… la différence. Now I’m totally interested in what never-seen fresh place games will take us next.
Variety is nice!