People often ask when games will offer us true agency... except they already have, and have done so for quite some time.
Rumour has it that Mass Effect is coming to next-gen at some point, sending people into a frenzy. With that in mind, here's why that should happen, and 9 other games that should follow suit...
MercurySteam did a great job on the art direction for Lords of Shadow 2, crafting a beautiful world. It's crying out for something meaningful to happen in it, and yet it rarely does.
The incredible success of The Last of Us saw it heralded as one of the very best examples of storytelling in games. John Robertson argues that, while effective, its method is essentially just a movie bolted onto a game. And that's causing problems.