Summer is traditionally not a great time for the gaming industry; it’s quiet, a little too quiet…if you know what I mean. It’s fine, though; I understand; those hard working men and women of the gaming industry spend the majority of their time chained to desks in dank dungeon-like offices, dreaming of the world beyond their cubicle. Perhaps I’ve read JPod too many times, but I feel like those kids deserve a break. That said, writing this column sure isn’t easy when the entire industry decides to take a break from making much of anything happen. Still, we shall prevail. Until winter: courage.
So last week I shat in the pool and started pointing fingers. I get it, some of you were unhappy with my High 5. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, that’s how I like it. This is a melting pot of ideas and opinions.
This week we’re moving into the realm of video games; a realm that I have disgracefully ignored until now. Today it’s about henchmen, specifically the waves and waves of baddies that you as the protagonist dispatch without hesitation. These aren’t the run of the mill bad guys. Perhaps these guys don’t quite deserve the hurting that you put on them. Maybe next time you encounter them, you’ll think a little more and just let them pass.