In my advanced years (DAMN KIDS, GERROFF MAH LAWRN) I have discovered that consuming a bag of sour jelly beans and washing it down with a few litres of soda may not have been the best way to start, middle and end a day. Instead of eating three square meals a day, I was instead bulking up on a full course of pure fatass. For the last couple of months, that means that I have one, one day, a week that I allow myself to have a chocolate. Today is that day, and you can bet your ass I will kill for it.
There’s a ton of new games arriving in October and November, but December belongs to the Master Chief. The original adventures starring that stoic hero are getting a visual bump for the Xbox One, and could most likely be the perfect entry point for gamers interested in Halo. But what about PC gamers? Why aren’t they getting any of that Games For Windows love? Turns out, Master Chief isn’t made for PC fun times.
When it comes to sandbox games, size counts. Much like the defining talent of a male porn star, a map with sizeable girth is what folks are after these days. And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain aims to please with a world that is plenty big. So just how big is Hideo Kojima’s version of Afghanistan? About this big. You can’t see it, but I’m stretching my arms right now.
We’ve all got that one favourite developer, that genius who can do no wrong with any game that they create. For Geoff, that Shigeru Miyamoto from Mario (Geoff's note: This is patently untrue. Wii Music was an abomination), for Zoe, that’s her creepy crush Mike Bithell and for me, it’s Hideki Kamiya. This is the man behind games such as Devil May Cry and Bayonetta. Games that I adore. And expect his next game, Scalebound, to up the ante for action. But in a different way.
From the mind of Hideki “Devil May Cry” Kamiya came Bayonetta in 2010. Flashy, cheesy and packing plenty of punch per wicked weave combo, the game turned the action dial to 11, making its predecessors in the genre look tame by comparison. Fast forward a few years, and not only is Bayonetta returning in a much-deserved sequel on the Wii U, but the titular witch is getting her original adventure upgraded for a new console ride as well.
You’ve already seen my impressions on Disney Infinity 2.0 so far. It has a kickass collection of new figures, which appeals to the comic book nerd in me. It is most definitely a better game so far, although it still has a few issues. Issues which honestly, I need more time to examine. If you can’t wait for my opinion (C’MON GUYS, YOU CAN’T IGNORE OPINIONS ON THE NET), then here’s what other folks have to say so far.
If you’re reading this, then the embargo for Disney Infinity 2.0 has most likely lifted, and reviews are pouring in for the Marvel-centric upgrade to that game. Last year saw the debut of Disney Infinity, and while it wasn’t perfect, the potential to grow was most certainly there. And all I can say is, make mine Marvel.
Really? A horror video game? Ooh, look at all that blood, jump scares and supposed psychological torture. I’ve seen scarier stuff in Geoff’s toilet after a night out at various Mexican themed restaurants. This twaddle can’t scare me. So nice try The Evil Within, but I’m not buying any of your horror at all. Go on, do your worst, show me what ya got, it’s just a flesh wound…
Oh I’m turning Japanese I’m turning Japanese. Right now, the Tokyo Games Show is blazing a trail of new announcements, most of which happen to be in some sort of language that I can’t understand. Still, some info is beginning to leak out of that trade show. And it’s all good news for Final Fantasy fans today.
I’m a firm believer in talking out problems, arguments and conflicts. I’m also an even firmer believer in using a pistol to sort out said problems at a far quicker rate. Why, nothing works quicker than a slap of the glove on the face of someone who deserves it and a round of pistols at dawn. Especially when you happen to be a bastard who fires on the count of two, not ten. Expect to solve more problems with violence in Assassin’s Creed Unity,with a buddy by your side to help.
It may be hard to admit, but the age of Demon and Dark Souls is most likely over. After all, how much pain and punishment can you handle, in a medieval environment for years on end? That doesn’t mean that developer From Software are getting out of the challenging gameplay market just yet. They’ve got a new game on the way, that mixes Victoria era style with a live to win attitude. A game that is going into alpha soon. Want in? Here’s how you can stand a chance to possibly get into that alpha.
It’s no secret that I’ve been keen to jump back into Disney Infinity. I’m a sucker for comic books, and I’m all too happy to pimp wallet out for a Marvel sequel to that world-building game. And I like the fact that Earth’s mightiest heroes are landing in that game, along with various other wallcrawlers and galactic misfits. But there are a ton more Marvel universe characters out there. Characters such as Deadpool, Wolverine and She-Hulk for instance. Why don’t they make the cut? Here’s why.
War, what is it good for? Snappy photography, that’s what! HUAH! If you’re jamming The Last Of Us Remastered right now, then you’re most likely also tinkering with that Photo Mode included in the game, sharpening your camera eye as you focus in on a mushroom special gone wrong. And that’s cool. What’s really cool however, is getting a seasoned war photographer to document that apocalypse. Hey, it’s a game, don’t look at me like I’m sick.
It is a damn good time to be a fan of not only fighting games, but anime-styled brawlers as well. A new Dragon Ball game is on the way, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN launches soon and of course there also happens to be Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. “But Darryn,” I hear you ask me as I rouse from my slumber and wonder how all these drool marks got on my life-size Hatsune Miku pillow-doll which I totally don’t cuddle with at night, “What’s a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?” Well kids, buckle up,because class is in session.
How much is that wisp in the window? Can it add several beneficial stat boosts to my wizard and lay suppressing fire during a Nephalem Rift mission? Or have I messed up the lyrics that classic song? What I do know, is that PETA most likely has a decent reason to hate Diablo 3, because damn man, pets die easy in that game, Perhaps a little too easy. And since Diablo 3 happens to be a game that is forever being tinkered with, you can expect your bestest of pals to get a power boost soon.