After my previous post yesterday I realised I never really touched upon the subject of Expansion Games. The best way to describe them really are full blown seperate experiences that run on the same engine as the original game but with vastly different mechanics, see Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare above for an example.
These type of games are good in that they can provide a standalone experience for people who weren’t big fans of the original games but love the concept of a certain expansion. Another great example of which is Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon which completely changes the tropical serious backdrop for a silly 80’s sci-fi scenario instead. They provide ways for the developers to create brand new experiences without deviating too far from their original ideas and also help make the workload more bearable.
Personally 8-Bit Armies didn’t initially seem as much of an interest to me as I am more of a sci-fi or fantasy guy myself. When I saw 8-Bit Invaders however… that’s when I knew it was good to have these as Expansion Games. While some can say it’s juts a cash grab to get people to play just a slightly differnet version of an already made game if you are like me and only play the good Expansion Games then you know just how different of an experience it can be.
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.