With the end of the year rapidly approaching, there are some subtle introductions, some old and some new, that have helped shaped this year’s games. From background scores to game animation, these elements have facilitated the way to gaming in 2017.
A throwback from the 80’s synthwave soundtracks have become a staple to a game’s soundtrack. Synthwave has been bestowing the soundtrack for everything from violent pixelated shooters to trippy 4D animation. No less important is CG content of a game, especial RPG. With games like The Elder Scrolls and The Witcher taking the upper echelons of animation fame, CG is evolving to become more and more life-like. Of course, there is still a high demand market for pixelated retro game reboots and originals. FPS games are also making a strong comeback as are command text input games.
The usual suspects for movie-based gameplay are also present in this year’s lineup, though a more abstract approach on the scenario has certainly garnered more favorable responses than an overall straightforward approach. However, game play is not the only way a story evolves; the cinematic scenes have become more believable, and complex. With Japan entering the PC gaming foray, old beloved classics are making their way onto PC screens, creating the perfect excuse for new gamers to join the cult.