some features

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Recently, I did some features for VG247 that I am quite proud of. If you haven’t seen them, I’ve decided to post them here and highlight some odd bits from those pieces.

Revelations shows Assassin’s Creed in need of a break:

When you have six studios working on one single game, it’s time to take stock. And for a series like Assassin’s Creed, it breaks my heart to say that.

It’s not over yet: 2011′s big gaming week looms large

“It’s no coincidence this [Halo] is coming on the tenth anniversary of the original Xbox’s release in the US. The first Halo, a launch title, would later become Microsoft’s flagship franchise; Halo 3 was the biggest ever entertainment launch four years ago, bringing in £84 million in its first 24 hours.”

Going Bonkers: Volition on Saints Row: The Third

I have a feeling there maybe some divide where some group goes heavily scripted and another goes the Skyrim route, where it’s just, ‘here’s this open world, now go crazy with it.’ So I don’t know, I think there’s a lot of different opportunities.

Anti-Multi: Online play isn’t necessary for the right game

The question isn’t related to the relevance of single-player game: it’s whether or not big budget, single-player action experiences are still economically viable without an additional multiplayer component. Given the crop of exceptionally well-made single-player hits this Christmas, it seems the solo-player has every reason to be cheerful.

The fall preview might seem a bit redundant now the said period the feature focussed on has passed, but I’m proud of it and the other three features, especially the single-play piece.

I’m not specialized as an opinion writer – just give me news and an interview to write and that’ll do it – but it has let me explore another side I’m keen to go back to every now and then.

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