Millions of dollars will be spent this year to market AAA video game titles like Madden 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto V. These franchises are pillars of the video game world (for better or for worse), but there is FAR more out there than what you can see on store shelves or in TV advertisements.
Hundreds of games by independent developers are released on PC as well as on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace and Nintendo eShop. These games are often smaller, simpler in scope, and much less costly than the standard $60. Even better? Many of these games are better than the juggernauts.
There are a lot of parents buying new consoles for their kids this holiday now that the next generation of consoles is in full swing. Make sure that you take a look at the online store for whatever console you buy and take a look at the smaller games available. Some of them are amazing.
Some highlights include: Resogun (PlayStation 4), Chariot (All home consoles), Shovel Knight (WiiU), and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One). I cant show trailers or game play in print, but there are videos galore for all of these games available on YouTube.
Remembering the smaller games will guarantee that there will always be something to play (and you won’t break the bank keeping it that way)!