Emily is Away is an interactive story told though an AOL Instant Messanger avatar. It's about growing up and dealing with the awkward relationships that transition from high-school to college through technology.
The entire play-through only takes about 30 minutes, but it's enticing to play-through a few times just to see where different dialogue options would go.
Played on: Playstation 4 Release Date: November 4, 2014
I've had a storied history with the Call of Duty franchise.
Call of Duty 3 was the first time I really thought console first person shooters could be a thing. I was amazed at how great the controls felt compared to other console FPSs like the PS1 Doom port or Halo.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the first time online multiplayer got it's hooks into me. I had 8 clocked days in the multiplayer. I bought every DLC map and generally played for a couple hours each night. This was also the first game I played in high definition.
Call of Duty World at War was the first time I was utterly impressed with how many glitches there were in both the campaign and multiplayer.
I thought the first Black Ops was a boring story wrapped around favorite movie scenes from Apocalypse Now and Hamburger Hill. And Modern Warfare 3 fell short of the expectations coming from MW 1 and 2. I took a few years off of Call of Duty.
Advanced Warfare was bought only because I wanted a couch co-op game to play with a buddy and it was half off that weekend. What I received was a surprisingly fun game.
Played on: Playstation 4 Release Date: January 19, 2016 (November 12, 2002 original)
Resident Evil 0 was always this weird outlyer for me. Resident Evil games sold me on gaming platforms, but as someone going off to college in 2003, I couldn't really afford to have both a Playstation 2 and Gamecube. I chose Playstation.
Much like Code Veronica, I stared at the box art and thumbed through the strategy guides, trying to complete the Resident Evil story in my mind. It wasn't until 2006 when a used game store started selling Gamecubes for $35 a piece that I finally got to play Resident Evil 0.
Most times when I booted up RE 0, I would inevitably stop after 30 minutes and go back to RE-make.
It's been exciting playing, almost like getting a throwback Resident Evil game in 2014.