Eric Schwarz's Blog
Game designer and producer. I'm a life-long gamer with a huge interest in RPGs, shooters, and more. Most recently I've worked on Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and The Bard's Tale IV with inXile Entertainment.
Deadlight is a throwback to 25-year-old platformers. In this article I examine why it doesn't quite stack up to the genre's classics.
BioShock Infinite has produced volumes of discussion, but how does it actually stand up as a real story?
Although BioShock Infinite is a visual masterwork, mechanically speaking it represents a major step back from previous games. In this piece I discuss how the game's biggest component - combat - has been made far less entertaining than past games.
A long-winded, pointlessly analytic rant about the "plot" and "writing" of a game I hate. Enjoy!
Hitman: Absolution is a departure from past games in the series, but the changes to its scoring system had the biggest impact on how I played, and how much I enjoyed it.
My thoughts on the brand-new PlayStation 4 announcement.
Eric Schwarz's Comments
[Blog - 07/14/2016 - 11:33]
I fully understand what you ...
I fully understand what you 're saying. But I also think there 's an argument to be made that if something isn 't broken, it 's often not worth fixing. There 's a reason why we have built up ideas about how games should play over the course of decades ...
[News - 06/17/2016 - 02:25]
Austin is a very smart ...
Austin is a very smart guy and I 've enjoyed him on Giant Bomb a lot. I think it makes sense he 'd want to do his own thing, though, as it seemed like he was always kind of focused on more insightful commentary. That 's definitely not a bad ...
[Blog - 05/03/2016 - 02:06]
IANAL: r n r nA ...
IANAL: r n r nA trademark does not require some feat of creativity to secure. It is literally a mark logo, name, etc. under which a product or service is conducted with. r n r nThe idea that you can 't trademark a common word is total bunk, otherwise Apple ...
[News - 03/31/2016 - 06:52]
[News - 03/29/2016 - 05:15]
The total mobile market cap ...
The total mobile market cap of mobile is a pretty misleading statistic because the vast majority of that money is tied up in the top 10 games which increasingly are the same games year over year . That list is near impenetrable short of being struck by lightning and hitting ...
[News - 03/07/2016 - 10:32]
I 'm surprised to hear ...
I 'm surprised to hear this given the talent at the studio. Sorry to hear about everyone who is losing their job or has to move .