Last week, reports of widespread hacking of 2K, PSN and Microsoft accounts made us all change our password for what must be the eleventh time this year. While 2K and Microsoft have yet to issue any statements, Sony has – saying there’s no evidence its networks have been breached.
It may not be as broken as that other open world Ubisoft game, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from issues. Far Cry 4 is out, and it has a few problems. – particularly on the PlayStation 3 and a PC. Ubisoft is aware of them, and plans to fix them all in the next update. Here’s what you can expect from the next major update.
Didn’t win Assassin’s Creed Unity? Maybe you can win a copy of Ubisoft’s not completely broken open world shooter instead. I’ve rather enjoyed my time in Kyrat, and plan to spend many, many more hours liberating outposts, hijacking radio towers and skinning just about every animal the region has to offer. You can win a bunch of Far Cry stuff, along with a copy of the game on your platform of choice. As long as that platform isn’t PC. Here’s how.
Shadow of Mordor is easily one of my favourite games from this year. Derivative it may be, but its blend of fantasy role-playing, stealth gameplay and Batman-inspired combat is fantastic. The best thing about the whole game though, was the rather clever Nemesis system, whereby lowly orcs have the chance to become big players in Sauron’s quest for domination of Middle Earth. The game’s old-gen version was delayed and will be out locally this week. If you’re sporting the old systems though, you may actually want to give this one a pass.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare released just under a fortnight ago to much fanfare and a great reception. The single player is excellent (apart from that ending) and the multiplayer is as tight and well tuned as ever with the awesome addition of the exosuit.
No matter which LittleBigPlanet you play, you can be sure that there are some truly astounding community made levels to explore. Other games often get remade in the platformer thanks to its flexible level creator, but they are usually just a once-off affair or simply a nod to the franchise in question. This is not the case with Final Fantasy VII . One user has remade the entire game.
With all of the review games of late, I just haven't been able to put much time in to Destiny. That should hopefully change with the impending release of the game’s first expansion, The Dark Below. In preparation for that bit of content, Destiny has has been on the receiving end of a rather large, 2.44Gb patch. It adds a bunch of things, fixes a bunch of things. Notably, there’s now an opt-in team chat, bringing voice coms to matchmade teams.
LittleBigPlanet is one of the PlayStation brand’s darlings. Created by Media Molecule early in the PlayStation 3’s life, it brought about a particular ethos: Play. Create. Share – well before Minecraft even existed. Since then, users have created over 8 million levels using the game’s built-in tools. That’s quite a legacy for new series developer Sumo Digital to live up to with its first stab at the series.
It would be easy to think of Far Cry 4 as little more than a shiny clone of the last game. It does after all, stick rather closely to the foundation Ubisoft cemented in Far Cry 3, with much of the same framework transplanted to a new locale. It would be easy to dismiss it as a new skin, draped over a worn and weathered skeleton – and you’d very probably be right. You would, however, miss out on one of the year’s best games.
Sony’s PlayStation network has been down or malfunctioning disconcertingly often of late. Contrast the the now paid-for service with Xbox Live, which has been mostly rock solid, It’s not been helped by the 2.0 firmware update, which not only broke the network, but broke a number of PlayStation 4 units in its wake. It’s something Sony’s really sorry about.
The last generation console's Assassin's Creed game hasn't been getting as much attention as the shiny new one. This a crying shame. With Assassin's Creed Rogue, Ubisoft has reached the pinnacle of the Assassin's Creed experience, and even made me feel better about previous iterations.
While Sony regularly has sales, it’s seldom that PlayStation 4 games are included in the discounts. Not this time. they’ve launched a great big PS4 specific sale in European territories. With double discounts for PlayStation Plus members, there are some great deals to be had.