Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What Games Got Right And Mostly Wrong About Life In 2020

The year 2019 is behind us which means the events of both Blade Runner and Akira are now distant memories. The present is what matters now, and thankfully game creators have already been thinking about what this year will look like, and be like, to varying degrees of failure. Here are a number of games that take place in the year 2020, and what they nailed and screwed up about current-day living.

Beast Wrestler

What it got right: Beast Wrestler is an isometric wrestling game about beasts that wrestle. It imagines a 2020 where genetically engineered animals duke it out for the pleasure of onlookers. About the only thing it predicts with accuracy is that the moon still exists, but it cryptically warns, “Only the moon knows the future,” once you become the domestic Beast Wrestler champion.

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