It seems as though the definition of a “gameplay launch trailer” gets fuzzier and fuzzier every year. With the next instalment of their juggernaut of a main series set to be released in two weeks' time, Activision has pushed a “gameplay launch” trailer.
The Shopkeeper is a point and click adventure game centreing around a particularly kooky shop. The shop in question is home to a great many things, “some quirky, some macabre,” including the titular shopkeeper themselves.
It's shouldn't be news that Firaxis, the creators of the Civilization series, have been making their spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri called Civilization: Beyond Earth, but what is news is their newest cinematic trailer for the game.
While there are numerous genres I value far more, 4X Strategy games always had a special place in my heart. Ever since playing my first Civ match I found their complexity and unpredictability amusing and extremely entertaining.
The time has come, ladies and gentlemen. One of the finest examples of video game storytelling has reached its climax. An eleven year old girl, dropped into a literal apocalypse and looked to as some kind of messiah...