Full disclosure, when I first booked my appointment to check out Motiga’s Gigantic most of the folks I talked to wondered why I wanted to check out “yet another” MOBA title. Due to the insane success of free to play MOBA titles such as League of Legends and Dawn of the Ancients 2, designing the next great MOBA has become a quest of sorts for developers everywhere, and for good reason, success means a whole lot of cash and quite a bit of glory. After about five minutes with Gigantic I was blown away with how unique a specimen it really was and may have actually had more Team Fortress in its DNA than League of Legends. Gigantic is a tactical class based action game at its core, and it turns out its core is made of gold.
Over the years I’ve had my share of portable systems. When I was a wee lad, hand-held games were my absolute favorite. Maybe it was because I could play anywhere without my parents bugging me, I have no idea, I just loved the damn things. I remember spending an entire summer glued to my Atari LYNX playing amazing games like Todd’s Adventures in Slime World and Rampage. However, as I got older portable games got worse. I still own a dust covered PSP and I borrow my wife’s DS on occasion, but portable gaming is pretty much dead to me. Most of the time, the games feel rushed and underdeveloped, and who really wants to hold a tiny screen all day?
Imagine my dismay when i discovered that there are not one, but TWO Resident Evil games in development for Nintendo’s new “3D” handheld, the 3DS. After looking at footage of these games in action, I’m sold. Are you?
Resident Evil: Revelations