Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Games of E3 2015

E3 is almost here. A lot of people can see it first hand while others get the luxury of watching the crappy streams on the computer. That would be me and AlbertO, but don't worry we will keep you informed like we do every year. That means our eyes will be glued to the computer for some time, Its all for your and our love of games, of course.

Here are the shows and what we expect:

Bethesda June 14

This is Bethesda's first E3 show, and we are expecting something great. The first thing everyone is thinking of is Fallout 4. They have a right to be and we would be extremely surprised if it didn't happen. When its announced(yes, I'm saying when not if) there will probably be a live action trailer....Boo! But, if were lucky we will get some live gameplay... now that would be awesome! Skyrim is something else expected from Bethesda, and we could be getting a new entry for the series ,but I don't think so. It seems unlikely since Skyrim online just came out. What we may get from Skyrim will probably be a trailer of sorts for Skyrim online on consoles. Lastly, Dishonored 2 seems like a viable option for Bethesda. It's been the right amount of time and the first one got a lot of good reception. That's what I think will happen at the Bethesda show and maybe a new ip, that would be nice.

Microsoft June 15

I have high hopes for this show. Xbox is trying to bridge the gap between them and PS4 and they might do it with an impressive lineup of games. There is so much to look forward to going into this show. First is the big Xbox exclusives. It would be a crime without showing some Halo 5 Guardians. I am also expecting a look at the next Tomb Raider and hopefully some gameplay. Forza is highly expected as well as something from Gears of War. Now for some new things: Rare has been working on a mysterious project and I'm looking forward to that, and just the other day it was announced that a new ip will be shown. Another game we will probably see is Qantum Break which is one of my most anticipated games. Expect a few things none game related. Something dealing with entertainment and the sorts. This shows why Sony may be in trouble this year. There are going to be so many good games for Xbox while Sony looks to be shy on the game department this year, but we never know whats going to happen!

EA June 15

EA hasn't been doing very good, but there are tons of games coming that should get people excited. First being Mass Effect 4. It is VERY likely that we will see this at the EA show. All we have gotten so far are very small glimpses of the game. It's time for them to go all out with a huge reveal. It would make me very mad if some Star Wars Battlefront gameplay wasn't shown. They need to show some awesome gameplay to get fans re-interested after the whole thing about no space battles, no iron sights, small amount of maps, and small amount of players. Also expect to see many sports games. Now we move into what might happen: Titanfall 2 would be great to see and now it is no longer an exclusive. Lastly Visceral games has been working on a secret Star Wars project with the person from Naughty Dog doing the writing. It is rumored that this is going to be a Han Solo game, and that would be outstanding.

Ubisoft June 15th

Ubisoft ,like always, is looking to be disappointing. There are really only three game expected from them. THREE GAMES! I hope they will have something new and interesting for us, but for now here are those three games. Expect a large showing for Assassins Creed Syndicate, they have a lot to prove after Unity. If you want to learn more about the new AC game head here:  Our AC Syndicate reveal coverage.  The Division is a strong title for Ubisoft. I'm looking forward to a large gameplay segment. Rainbow six Seige also looks to be interesting but nothing that special. There you go, the three games from Ubisoft!

Sony June 15

Sony's press conference is very out in the open. From what we know they don't have a lot of games planned. That doesn't mean they won't surprise us with a lot of titles, in fact I hope they do. It's pretty obvious that there will be some Uncharted 4 shown, hopefully a long gameplay demo that features some cool new additions to the game. Speaking of Uncharted it would be cool if they announced a trilogy remaster for the ps4 with an exclusive Un4 multiplayer beta. There will most likely be some more of No Man's Sky which looks very good. Lastly Until Dawn will probably be shown. Those are the last of the heavy hitters we know about. The rest of the show will probably be filled with indies and Project Morpheus. I hope I'm wrong and they come out with a slurry of games. The Last Guardian maybe!

Nintendo June 16

Nintendo hasn't been doing very well in the past E3 shows. There is this mysterious Nintendo NX floating around, but they will not show it untill 2016.  That means they will talk about WiiU and 3Ds games. They said that no Legend of Zielda will be shown either. This isn't looking very promising! What we do know is that Mario Maker, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Yoshi's Wooly World will make an appearance.

Square Enix June 16

This is their first ever E3 show and that means they are planning something big. All they have said is wait and see when asked the question what games will you be showing. We can only speculate that they will show off Kingon Hearts 3. Star Ocean 5 Integrity and Faithlessness may be presented being 6 years since the last game. Dues Ex mankind has already been announced so I wouldn't be surprised if they have some gameplay prepared. Finally Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn will probably be a part of their show. I have to be honest, I have not played many Square Enix games, but I do know they have a big fan base and develop some good games. Hopfully this will be a treat for those fans.

Side note:

This is shaping up to be a really good E3. This is a year of firsts. Speaking of first PC gaming is also getting a press conference on June 16. AlbertO and myself don't know anything about PC gaming hence the lack of coverage on this blog. That doesn't mean we are against it; in fact we are not biased agianst any platform of gaming. We just don't have access to PC games. That being said if you want PC news from E3 this is not the place to look. If we could find a third person that's into PC gaming this would be a different story but so far no one has agreed to help us. I'm sorry if your a PC gamer, nothing agianst it, we just wouldn't be giving accurate news with the limited knowledge we have.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Assassins Creed syndicate Revealed




Assassins Creed is going into the industrial revolution. This offers new gameplay mechanics and technology. Syndicate will have the first ever "vehicle" in the form of a chariot. Trains are also used ,but it's unclear if it will just be fast travel or if you can actually ride in it. I do know from the trailer that you can fight on top of trains which seems pretty cool. This location offers new gameplay mechanics that Assassins creed is in dire need off. Remember how your supposed to be an Assassins so its kind of funny when your walking through the streets with huge hammers and a mysterious hood. In this game you wear a top hat when not in stealth mode. This top hat surprisingly makes you look like any other civilian. When ready to go all out Assassin put on the hood- its that simple. Syndicate focuses on concealed weapons. That means no more swords. It also means you are actually like an Assassins and have some cool new weaponry.  We get to see some of these in the trailer and it looks pretty cool. These include a kukri, throwing knifes, hidden blades, revolver, and wrist gauntlets. The most impressive new tool is the grapple hook which reminds me of batman. This can be used to climb up buildings or create your own path. The main weapon will be your fist which is a big change to Assassins Creed. The main character is Jacob but you will also be able to play as her sister. Other characters will include the likes of Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin. The biggest announcement is that the game won't have any multiplayer so the developer can focus on making the game polished. This is good news after the disaster that was Unity.
The first thing we see from the gameplay is a glimpse at Jacob's personality.  Ubisoft has struggled with making a character as likable as Ezio, but with the few minutes we saw of Jacob he seems to stand a change. I hope they can get the brother sister dynamic right because that would be a good representation of our new protagonists. Next we get to see in game footage. I know it said pre alpha but the chariots seem buggy and if you look at some of the civilians they also seem buggy. Overall I wasn't that impressed with the gameplay video. All the new weapons and technology seem cool as well as the idea of being a gang leader but something seemed off. It seemed a little clunky. This shows through the combat. That ally you rescued was no help at all(like always) and even pointed his gun at you.  I'm probably being to nitpicky;I guess I'm still on my Unity rage! Some things I did like was the music, path on the ground when in a chariot, and that bad ass grapple gun thingy. Now that's cool! The gameplay seemed clunky but I love all the new techhnology, and gameplay mechanics such as concealed weapons. It's still very early and I hope this gets a strong showing at E3. I've been waiting for a AC game to surpass AC 2 and this could be the one. As long as Ubisoft does it right!!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Batman Arkham Knight Trailer Reveals New Mechanic

Arkham Knight is the last installment in Rocksteady's Batman series. The new trailer features many characters from the batman universe like Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, and Azrael. The first three incorporates a system called duel play. I'm not sure what this means, but it looks like a system reminiscent of GTA5's different playable characters. Azrael is a villian who made small appearances in Arkham City during a side quest. Arkham Knight comes out on June 23rd, but for now enjoy the trailer.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Black Ops 3 Trailer Brings New and Old Features

If you think Advanced Warfare wasn't futuristic enough, then you'll enjoy this Black Ops 3 trailer. The new game from Treyarch changes the formula while keeping with a familiar setting. This reveal boast futuristic elements such as hacking into drones, and turning your hand into a freak-en gun. Yes, Call of Duty has gone into the world of Dues Ex with cybernetic implants. It's hard to set an opinion based on this trailer. Some stuff seems cool but we have already seen it before in either Call of Duty or other games such as Titanfall. What is seen beyond the trailer proves to be something to look forward too. Call of Duty is moving into the co-op world. Yep, the campaign will be 4 player co-op with wide open areas! Can you believe it wide open areas in Call of Duty! This will encourage replay-ability and bring the hub where players can interact between missions. The multiplayer also brings a shift in the way of playing as actual characters. You get to choose between Ruin, Seraph, Outrider, and Reaper each bringing a different personalty and playstyle. This seems to be the biggest change in the Call of Duty formula yet. It will also have some sort of zombie mode. I am just wondering if the co-op campaign will degrade the quality of the plot and fall into Destiny territory. Or grow from it like Bloodborne. Black Ops 3 is proving to be a game with tons of potential. The question is: Can it live up to it?

What are your impressions of the new Call of Duty?

Another Silent Hill(PS4) video clip (Uh Oh Oh No Silent Hills has just been cancelled!)

Silent Hill!!! Looking Good.Also If you want to download "PT" you should do it now because on the 30th of this month it would be deleted from the PSN market place! You guy hear of Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima leaving Konami and he also was involved with this version of Silent Hill game.I hope you guys like the video. I do!!!! Sadly we just got the official news that Silent Hills has been cancelled.

                             " It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart"
                                     - Guillermo del Toro

It's always sad to hear of game cancellations, definitely one with so much potential!

Friday, April 17, 2015

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS AND BATTLEFRONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 You can't tell,but I am super excited for both of these. Battlefront 3 won't have a campaign, which I'm fine with,and will let you play as the likes of Darth Vader and Boba fett. This game looks amazing ,and if they take everything from the last games and improve it we will be in for a treat! Battlefront 3 will come out on November 17th

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Are you guy ready for the last TWD show?

Yes the last The Walking Dead show of season 5! Will be 90mins this mean about 1 hour with about 30 min for ads. The way Noah dies was the most violent way so far. On the The Talking Dead show ,the first time Chandler Riggs was on but  Gale Anne Hurd had said "there would be blood and not only zombie blood" meaning some more deaths.I believe most of the death would be the people of  Alexandria! One of Ricks group! Now for the people whom read the comic this is where Carl is shot and lost his eye! I don't believe they would do this with Carl but there is no telling about the TV show. But the comic creator Robert Kirkman had said he made a few mistakes when it came to people lost of body parts. Look to me they already had a one eye guy.
Look Carl with his eye gone look more scary than the walker! I don't think he would had live,it would be hard with all the medicine and etc the doctor have today for some to live through having  oh well just look at the comic.Now just image they have no doctor and very little medicine!!!Plus oh well I stop here.
Could the "W" cut into the walker be a "M"? as in Morgan????!!! Maybe he want Rick to see it and have Rick go"Where are you my friend Morgan?" But Rick isn't in the right mind nowdays! Plus I like the fact that Carol pull a knife to Pete and he was scare!!! Which was funny but Carol I think is going to kill him anyway once he take care of Tara! And Father Gabriel Stokes is the one to give advice .I wonder if he told them what he done.Boy that guy bugs me. I for one don't think he does nothing for Ricks group,he hang on and eat their food and take in water. Look Eugene is useful but the so called Father isn't.The Father is a chicken shit and so far what he done makes me and other people hate him.. I think if the walker got inside he would close the doors and allow people to die just to save himself,Hey this make him fit in,since the Alexandria is like him in a way!
I think the Rick group had been living outside for so long ,they can't just rest and live a normal live any more.Even Carl can't set around and play video games anymore.Normal old ways of life in boring to them now. Could they ever go back to their old life,doing normal thing like going to work without look around for walker and other humans. I think they can't because it would make them weak and in the Walking Dead world that is death!
The Alexandria people have no idea what the hell to do out side the walls. Rick group now have to baby sit all them all,just look what happen when Abraham had to take over the group,they would had leave him and the women until a few of them start fight off the walker ,this is their main plan leave yours people behind to die!! I'm not sure Rick group can trust weak people like that!....Oh well I could go on and on I leave it at this.
But I was hoping the other side show of the Walking Dead would be ready to carry us until this Oct for season 6!!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Sony's biggest exclusive has been delayed into 2016. This is a bad and good thing. Its good that they are taking the time needed to get it right, as long as it doesn't downgrade like Watch Dogs. Its bad because we have to endure longer and this was Sony's biggest exclusive of 2015. The delay is really going to hurt them. Here is what directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann said:
 "Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, more of the game and story have come together, and it’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned. This game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for."  

Here is the first gameplay reveal for Uncharted 4: 

I like how fluent the transition is from different types of gameplay and it looks more wide open. Plus that rope is awesome. Lets hope that the delay works in Naughty Dog's favor

Dying Light Review

 This world is filled with countless zombie mediums. I can’t even count all the different video games that feature zombies. And yet here comes another one in the form of Techland’s Dying Light. The concept is the same thing we have seen several times before, but the execution is truly something special.
  You play as GRE (Global Relief Effort) agent, Kyle Crane, who intercepts the zombie infested city of Harran to acquire a mysterious document. Crane gets attached to the survivors of Harran and decides to help them instead of support the corrupt GRE.  These survivors include the likes of Brecken, Jade, Sahir, Troy, and Rais. The first three are part of the tower who use parkour to get around the slums and save people.  Troy helps you out when you reach old town, the second section of the map. These people are all friendly while Rais, on the other hand, is the chaotic antagonist. This is your normal antagonist that could resemble a less developed version of a Far Cry villain. Every character has a different personality and you get attached to some of them, my favorite being Jade.  You will also learn to hate characters like Rais. The plot is good but features many zombie clichés. It’s also disappointing that your character turns into an errand boy which is actually a plot point.  It feels like Crane is not in control of anything and just does what people say.  There are places in the story that could have easily developed into a character choice that enfolds into different endings. Therefore this could encourage several playthroughs, but the developers decided not to go this route.  Everything about the story is average; this also includes acting and dialogue.  It’s enjoyable but does not become creative and instead resembles several clichés.
 The beginning of the game is very slow in both exposition and gameplay.  You don’t know any skills or have any good weapons. That makes the first few hours a little bit of a drag. The first missions resemble catch quests and are also a little slow. This got me worried that the whole game would be like this, but I was proven wrong.  Both the gameplay and missions improve drastically.  The missions have a miraculous transformation. Instead of catch quests, they evolve into a character driven experience that allows you to encounter many cool moments. Once you unlock skills and acquire new weapons the gameplay also gets a lot more fun.  The gameplay relies heavily on platforming.  You can climb on anything and many different paths are presented to you. The controls for this take some getting used to because the button is R1 which is not the traditional jump button for games.  Once you do get used to it, platforming becomes a fluent and fun experience that sets Dying Light apart. The idea of a first person zombie game that focuses on parkour is something that hasn’t been done before.  The weapons are also tons of fun to use and always bring a satisfying experience when you chop a zombie’s head off.  You can gather blueprints and craft some awesome weapons. Your skills tree also offers some cool abilities that are easy to use.  All this combined makes you fill like a professional zombie killer.
  The game is free roam and offers two different areas to explore.  One being the Slums while the other is a more fancy area with higher buildings to climb. The best part of this game may be the free roam because it offers the perfect amount of it. There is a lot to do but it doesn’t overwhelm you or get in the way of the story.  There are survivor camps to secure and once you do they will offer a safe house, fun challenges that allow you to compete against friends, and side quests.  The side quests are different every time, and offer some missions that are better than the campaign.  They remind me of side quests from a game like Skyrim or Fallout. This is all put together in an awesome day and night cycle. During the day zombies are slow but not much of a threat. But during the night, Volatiles come out. These zombies are fast, scary, and hard to kill. So at night time you have three options: be stealthy, find a safe house, or run for your life.  This day and night cycle is what makes Dying Light special.  Everything in this game can be played in co-op which is a fun addition. The other multiplayer section is- be the zombie mode. This is tons of fun and will keep you on the edge of the seat. One player is an advanced zombie that invades another player’s game and tries to kill them before he can destroy all the zombie’s nests.  
  Dying Light has a slow start but will quickly turn into a fun and addictive game. Techland’s new zombie game gets a 9.0