How Control's Gameplay Differs From Past Remedy Games

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How Control's Gameplay Differs From Past Remedy Games

Remedy often brings a signature gameplay element to its games, like fighting the darkness with light in Alan Wake, time-warping gunplay in Quantum Break, or slowing down zooming bullets in Max Payne. Instead of stopping time or bullets, Remedy's upcoming action game Control lets you bend the supernatural to your will with several abilities

Having a slew of powers at your disposal may sound similar to Quantum Break, which also has abilities-based combat, but with several new iterations (such as revamping the A.I. and having highly destructible environments), Control weaves an identity of its own.

"Previous Remedy games tended to be quite linear," game director Mikael Kasurinen says. "Here, we have shifted our goal so that we have more complex scenarios with our different abilities and you choose the way you want to fight."

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 10: Asura's Wrath Episode 4

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Super Replay – God Hand Episode 10: Asura's Wrath Episode 4

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 10: Asura's Wrath Episode 4

about X hours ago from
Super Replay – God Hand Episode 10: Asura's Wrath Episode 4

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Four Fantastic Adventure Games You May Have Missed

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Four Fantastic Adventure Games You May Have Missed

The adventure game genre is rife with storytelling and puzzles, and we've recently discovered some gems that may have flown under your radar. If you're looking for something different but altogether engaging, these smaller-scale games that came out in the last year can help scratch that itch.

Unforeseen Incidents Release: May 24, 2018
Platform: PC, Mac

I'm still playing through this one, but so far, I'm absolutely hooked. You play as an average joe handyman who lives in a town that was recently plagued by a deadly virus. After coming across a woman dying on the street, he finds himself entangled in a mystery that involves a government conspiracy and could change the fate of his town. You journey across the land, including a gorgeous wilderness, meeting fascinating characters that sometimes bring more questions than answers.

Four Fantastic Adventure Games You May Have Missed

about X hours ago from
Four Fantastic Adventure Games You May Have Missed

The adventure game genre is rife with storytelling and puzzles, and we've recently discovered some gems that may have flown under your radar. If you're looking for something different but altogether engaging, these smaller-scale games that came out in the last year can help scratch that itch.

Unforeseen Incidents Release: May 24, 2018
Platform: PC, Mac

I'm still playing through this one, but so far, I'm absolutely hooked. You play as an average joe handyman who lives in a town that was recently plagued by a deadly virus. After coming across a woman dying on the street, he finds himself entangled in a mystery that involves a government conspiracy and could change the fate of his town. You journey across the land, including a gorgeous wilderness, meeting fascinating characters that sometimes bring more questions than answers.

Making Mario: A Look Back At The First 30 Years

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Making Mario: A Look Back At The First 30 Years

Thirty years ago, a small team based in Kyoto, Japan, came together to create a new kind of action game. Drawing inspiration from prior projects, that team released Super Mario Bros. in 1985 – a title that would go on to help console gaming step back from the brink of ruin. Since then, Mario’s influence has spread far beyond the games in which he appears. He helped turn Nintendo into an industry leader, and became a cultural icon. Super Mario Bros. started a revolution, and in the process, became one of the most recognizable franchises in the world.

This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Game Informer. We're re-sharing this story today as a part of Nintendo's "MAR10 Day."

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Everything You Need To Know About Overwatch's New Hero

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Everything You Need To Know About Overwatch's New Hero

Baptiste is on Overwatch’s PTR, and we’ve spent time exploring the healer’s mechanics and features. We’ve compiled a brief dossier, listed some basic tips for you to gain the upper-hand in battle, and outlined the gameplay nuances that he brings to Overwatch

A war orphan, Jean-Baptiste Augustin enlists in the Haitian military and serves for years as a distinguished combat medic. The Omnic Crisis ends, however, and he is displaced again. He joins the Talon mercenary organization after a stint of unemployment, but their egregious acts of global terrorism deeply alter him. Now an unaffiliated commando and Talon deserter, Baptiste evades pursuers at every turn while assisting people in need. 

Everything You Need To Know About Overwatch's New Hero

about X hours ago from
Everything You Need To Know About Overwatch's New Hero

Baptiste is on Overwatch’s PTR, and we’ve spent time exploring the healer’s mechanics and features. We’ve compiled a brief dossier, listed some basic tips for you to gain the upper-hand in battle, and outlined the gameplay nuances that he brings to Overwatch

A war orphan, Jean-Baptiste Augustin enlists in the Haitian military and serves for years as a distinguished combat medic. The Omnic Crisis ends, however, and he is displaced again. He joins the Talon mercenary organization after a stint of unemployment, but their egregious acts of global terrorism deeply alter him. Now an unaffiliated commando and Talon deserter, Baptiste evades pursuers at every turn while assisting people in need. 

Replay – Tactics Ogre

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Replay – Tactics Ogre

Travel with us to 1998 for a look back at Tactics Ogre, a strategy/RPG that soars in its combat depth and branching story. Players can send 10 different units into battle and well for what class they can be is surprisingly deep, and even includes an octopus that can be used for war. We dive into the opening minutes of the game with a guest the Game Informer community knows well. Zachary Pligge is back! He and his father played Tactics Ogre roughly 20 times back in the day, and he brings his expertise of it to our show. Our discussion bounces all over the place, but hones in on some interesting topics for the games of yesteryear.

In our second segment, we take a brief look at Rival Schools: United by Fate, a fun 3D fighter from Capcom that features a familiar face Street Fighter fans may know.

Replay – Tactics Ogre

about X hours ago from
Replay – Tactics Ogre

Travel with us to 1998 for a look back at Tactics Ogre, a strategy/RPG that soars in its combat depth and branching story. Players can send 10 different units into battle and well for what class they can be is surprisingly deep, and even includes an octopus that can be used for war. We dive into the opening minutes of the game with a guest the Game Informer community knows well. Zachary Pligge is back! He and his father played Tactics Ogre roughly 20 times back in the day, and he brings his expertise of it to our show. Our discussion bounces all over the place, but hones in on some interesting topics for the games of yesteryear.

In our second segment, we take a brief look at Rival Schools: United by Fate, a fun 3D fighter from Capcom that features a familiar face Street Fighter fans may know.