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.
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.
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.
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.
I haven't played Destiny in weeks, and I don't plan on returning soon. I do know that millions of other people are still playing though and loving every social second, and I'm glad not everyone found it to be a waste of hard money. So if you're one of those people, here's a heads up on some server downtime.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the first really good, fresh COD in a while – but that’s all been marred by the fact that its multiplayer is fundamentally broken thanks to shoddy servers, and a worse set of lag correcting algorithms. Though it’s been getting progressively better since launch, the perpetual connectivity issues have prevented many from enjoying the game. It’s now been patched, and hopefully Sledgehammer can put all the vitriol from raging fans behind them.
Analysts said this year’s Call of duty had a slim chance of outselling the previous one. The last one was so bad that it scared customers off, they said. Activision, however, was confident that Advanced Warfare would manage to at the very least, match Ghosts sales. Early indications show Activision may have been right. According to GfK, who tracks the UK charts, Advanced Warfare is “convincingly” outselling Ghosts right now. But that’s not all.
Aren’t we just the luckiest bunch this year. We’re getting not one, but two different Assassin’s Creed titles launching within a week of each other. The one kicks off a new era for the franchise, with revamped gameplay and a brand new time period. But before all of that there was the American saga, and this launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue sets up the conclusion beautifully.
Right now, the multiplayer component of Advanced Warfare is still a bit of a hot mess. The game’s netcode and its overzealous lag compensation are beyond appalling, and the lack of functional dedicated servers is frankly unforgivable if you ask me. The game is out every single year and you’d imagine Activision has the budget – and importantly, the foresight – to provision for servers. Still, the game is broken, but an update is on the way.