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I enjoyed Dragon Age II in spite of itself. Yes, I found it disappointing after the exceptional Origins, and the re-used assets made everything seem a tad homogenous. Enemies respawning from the sky made the whole thing feel a but unpolished. It was the overall lack of scope that let it down most. Yet, once you waded through those issues it remained a pretty good RPG. EA and Bioware’s insistence that the next Dragon age will be better is assuring enough – but this location trailer’s what’s got me really excited.
So yesterday we were finally given a release date for Watchdogs along with a brand new trailer First let’s get the great news out the way with Ubisoft revealing that the game will be launching worldwide on the 27th of May 2014.
No, we’re not discussing Titanfall. For a while now, I think console games, or more specifically, the last generation of consoles, have been holding videogames (yes, even PC ones!) back. It’s one reason why the uptake of this newest generation of machines has been unprecedented, with a combined total of nearly 10 million PlayStation 4’s and Xbox Ones in homes already.
In what I can only see as a bad sign for PlayStation it has been announced that Jack Tretton will be stepping down as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America at the end of the month.
Watch Dogs was meant to be one of the games to launch with the new generation of consoles, but it was delayed at the 11th hour. The delay’s caused some to lose interest, but we’re still pretty keen for Ubisoft’s open-world hacktastic adventure. To date, we’ve had no idea when the game would actually be released – but now we do. And we’ve got the trailer to prove it.
I told you yesterday that 4 months on and Battlefield 4 was still – for many – quite a buggy experience. DICE said that fixing it all was a top priority The game’s getting some decent patching today – though none of it really affects any of the problems outlined there. Here’s a list of what’s being fixed on PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 today.
Destiny is one of the most highly anticipated games for this year and the big question is whether or not the team over at Bungie can actually pull off their highly ambitious plans.
While we’re busy reporting on all the happy news, Deus Ex: human Revolution and Thief developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed its laid off a number of staff. 27 of its 500 strong workforce has ben let go.
If you’ve ever played any of the Uncharted games, you’ll probably know the – or at least recognise – the name Amy Hennig. She’s the creative force behind the series, having been the director for Drakes Fortune, writer and director and team lead of Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception. And according to IGN, she’s now left Naughty Dog.
It may be a hundred days until E3, but when the Wrestlemania of gaming is over, it’s only a hundred days until Destiny finally arrives. Give or take, my maths might be terrible on this. As usual, the game has plenty of pre-order bonuses to wave in front of players. And it’s also going to have plenty of cards that might bestow further bonuses when redeemed. Come get some.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 hasn’t been particularly well received by critics. The game currently has a 62 on Metacritic – which doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. I enjoyed it, but its unfocused meandering design and inconclusive narrative ensured it failed to live up to expectations. What does stand out though, is the large number of 4/10’s the game’s received. Have expectations, and the resultant zeitgeist been tempered by early reviews? Quite possibly.
We’re still trying to book our E3 excursions this year and while we said last year that we would be far more professional this year it appears we lied. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get to be excited about what is going to be revealed in 100 days time.
I don't think it's necessary to tout the successes of The Last of Us. It has become an instant favorite among fans, and many are desperate for more information about what Naughty Dog is working on next. Apparently, they have tried to tell us, but we just don't listen.
Battlefield 4 was released in October last year – and for many people, it’s still largely unplayable. DICE is chalking it up to a range of issues falling under the “netcode” banner, and they’re promising that this time…this time, dammit, they’re going to fix it.