This Week In Video Game Criticism: From Cow Clicker To Cruelty Scale
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics including a Cow Clicker article that's also a game, the cruelty scale for games, and more.
"Is Skyrim a monumental achievement in gaming? Absolutely. The world Bethesda has created is perhaps the most technically impressive in video game history. It's teeming with life and adventure, and it's easy to see why you can spend countless hours getting lost in it.But from a narrative and gameplay perspective, which I would argue are the two most important facets of a game, it's surpassed by a few titles this year, Portal 2 and Deus Ex among them. A thousand square miles of map means nothing if there's not a compelling story to be found anywhere."
To round off our rather brief last TWIVGC of the year, the Extra Credits team has a new episode up which should prove an interesting use of your time even if you're not a fan, as they go step-by-step through a practicum analysis of Bejeweled 2.
We hope you enjoy your last week of December, however it is you choose to spend it! Our normal weekly roundups will resume the first week of January, 2012.