I was never a fan of Dead Island. While the idea of an island infested with Zombies mixed with first person melee gameplay mechanics sounded like something that I would definitely be a fan of, the end result was a mixed bag of unfulfilled potential. Riptide fixed some of the issues, but created some new ones. So I was hopeful that Techland’s new game; Dying Light could learn from it’s mistakes and improve on the existing formula. The result is, unfortunately, another mixed bag.
The first 5 or so hours of Dying Light are a great time. Running, kicking, hacking, and slashing your way through a beautifully destroyed city is more fun than it should be and while some [...]
I wanted to like Assassin’s Creed Unity, I really did. It had a lot going for it; next gen visuals, co-op in an assassin sandbox and a lot of positive press leading up to its release. I was always a little skeptical about Unity after they announced that the series would return to a city based sandbox, removing the ships entirely. This felt like a scaling back in terms of the scope the series had become accustomed to, which has become a symptom of high fidelity graphics in this new generation of consoles.
I managed [...]
Ubisoft have today detailed the contents of the season pass for the upcoming Far Cry 4. The season pass, which will be priced at £23.99 / €29.99 / $29.99 will include a number of single player and co-op missions along with a number of multiplayer modes. The single player missions include an exclusive mission released on day 1 for people who purchase the season pass.
While the season pass can be purchased seperately, it is also included in the “gold edition” of the game and as part of the Ultimate Kyrat edition which includes among other things, a pretty nifty statue of the games villain; “Pagan Min”:
The Far Cry 4 Season Pass [...]
Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.
A longing for the days gone by, allowing us to revisit things we’ve seen a hundred times before.
To this day, I can watch Batman: The Animated Series and still enjoy it. It’s timeless.
Similarly, the new Alien game, Alien: Isolation, manages to tap into the tense, gritty atmosphere that places the movie series it’s based on in the top 3 horror movies ever on IMDB.
The game stars Amanda Ripley, an engineer and daughter of the heroine of the Alien movies, Ellen Ripley.
She boards a space station called the Sevastopol in order to retrieve the flight recorder of the Nostromo, the ship her mother was on [...]