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The Catch-22 of Souls games’ stories and why they must remain the same

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.

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.hack//G.U.’s remaster trailer is out

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.

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Grand Theft Auto V’s Steam reviews are ‘Overwhelmingly Negative’ as OpenIV is closed

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

E3 2017 Impressions: Ubisoft

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.

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E3 2017: Call of Duty WWII Multiplayer Trailer

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

E3 2017: Monster Hunter World comes to PS4 (and more)

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?

E3 2017: Ubisoft shows off South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Can anything South Park not be good? The Fractured But Whole was a small section of the Ubisoft Presser, only showing a 30 second teaser, but that and some gameplay released by Ubisoft shows a game with real promise. The trailer shows off a superhero friend group divided, and it’s up to the New Kid (the player) to unite the town. Continue reading E3 2017: Ubisoft shows off South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Arc System Works is bringing Dragon Ball Fighter Z in 2018

Arc System Works is best known for Guilty Gear and their new game engine that brings anime style to life in 3D, in a way that puts traditional cel shaded games to shame. At times it’s really hard to believe their characters are actually 3D models, and not 2D animations. Now, Arc System Works is working on the IP that has needed this stylistic touch for over three decades: Dragon Ball Z. Continue reading Arc System Works is bringing Dragon Ball Fighter Z in 2018