Today, video games are everywhere, yet very few of them stand out or remain relevant just a few weeks after their release, let alone an entire year. With that in mind, let’s take a look at games that have not only stood the test of time, but have remained at the top of their genre for decades. Continue reading Top 5: Games that have aged well
I, like most people born in the late nineties, have never played the original Fallout games. For me, the franchise began in 2008, when Bethesda released the Washington DC-based third installment. Between that and Obsidian’s 2010 offering, New Vegas, not to mention the liberal helpings of DLC both games have, there is nothing short of a metric crap-ton of replay value.
Turn back the clock two years and a few days. Bethesda had just finished their first ever full E3 press conference, BE3 2015. They’d live streamed shows before, sure, but nothing quite like that. They announced some of their most anticipated games of the last two years: Dishonored 2. Doom. The Elder Scrolls Online going to consoles. Finally, the latest mainstream offering of one of their flagship IPs: Fallout 4. Continue reading Bethesda needs to give fans more year-by-year
I love Souls games. Admittedly, I got on the train a little late: I’ve never played Demon’s Souls and I have Dark Souls II and III queued up, ready to go. When Dark Souls was released for PC, I gave it a try, finding it horribly unwieldy with PC controls, and giving up after being killed by skeletons at the first bonfire five or six times, but once I used a controller, things got better. I also absolutely adore Bloodborne.
Publisher Bandai Namco announced the Japanese multimedia franchise .hack would see the three .hack//G.U. games remastered, as .hack//G.U. Last Recode. With other adaptations including light novels, manga, and a CGI film, the series, and this particular subset, saw its golden days near the end of the PS2 era in 2006 and 2007.
Grand Theft Auto V has had startling longevity, owing to its complex online and detailed open world that provides gamers with an almost unfathomable amount of stuff to do. Even outside of its lauded story, I still play Grand Theft Auto V for things like its tennis, golf, and the peyote animal trips. Continue reading Grand Theft Auto V’s Steam reviews are ‘Overwhelmingly Negative’ as OpenIV is closed
Ubisoft had a fair spread at E3 this year. It wasn’t quite the maelstrom of new games Xbox pulled out of the bag alongside their new console, nor was it the relative disappointment of Bethesdaland. Without any further ado, let’s go through the titles they discussed.
During Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, we received another trailer for Call of Duty WWII that demonstrated it’s multiplayer component. The hectic, horrific nature of the battles of WWII was on display in this CG/Gameplay trailer, which showed off some of the arsenal available for both Allied and Axis troops. Continue reading E3 2017: Call of Duty WWII Multiplayer Trailer
The rumors surrounding Monster Hunter were confirmed at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, which does not bode well for Capcom. Monster Hunter World is a console entry of the popular Japanese portable franchise, and it has been simplified in order to appeal to Western gamers. Stealth elements, lowered prep work, and QTEs have been added to the game, as well as big cinematic battles.
Essentially, it’s the antithesis of everything that made Monster Hunter popular. That’s an article for another time though, instead, check out this toned down, cinematic Monster Hunter gameplay:
Monster Hunter World is supposed to release in Early 2018 for PS4, XB1, and PC. No Nintendo Switch announcement as of yet.
It’s not really classic Monster Hunter, but it doesn’t look too bad. What do you think of this development? Do you think it has a chance to become a popular spinoff, or is Monster Hunter World doomed to be another under perfoming Capcom release?
Following its official reveal at the Xbox Briefing yesterday, Assassin’s Creed: Origins has now been given a cinematic trailer by Ubisoft showing off the various stunning landscapes of Ancient Egypt. It even includes camels. Continue reading E3 2017: Assassin’s Creed: Origins