I don't have a Kinect for my Xbox 360, nor do I have a camera for my PlayStation 4. I don't even have the PlayStation Move controllers. I know, I'm a strange, couch-dwelling kind of console gamer. However, even I can play Just Dance 2015 without buying any new accessories.
If I have to be honest, Destiny has been a massive let down for me. I've grown bored of Bungie's MMO-like shooter very quickly, and I know I'm not the only one. But that doesn't mean no one is playing Destiny. In fact, a lot of people still are - who are all looking forward to the first expansion which now has a release date.
I'm excited to see what the new Assassin's Creed games will bring. While Unity looks fantastic, I'm also curious about Rogue. Sure, it won't be revolutionary (see what I did there?) like Unity, but it will round out the Kenway saga and push the limits of the old generation consoles. Plus, you get a cool rifle.
GTA V is coming to Sony and Microsoft’s new systems next month, with more than just a dash of next-gen polish. It’s also coming with a wealth of brand new content. As a thank you you to those who double dip – or perhaps as a way to extort players in to double dipping – much of that content will only be available to players who’ve bought the game anew.
We’re in a transitional phase right now when it comes to old consoles. What’s new is current-gen and what was current-gen is now rickety and about attractive as getting a gummy kiss from your great grandmother in that dodgy old age home. We’re seeing fewer and fewer games announced for older consoles, with 2015 most likely the death knell for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. And don’t expect Dying Light to rise from the dead on those platforms either, as those versions have been canned.
Telltale have been super busy lately. They wrapped up the stellar seasons of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us this year, while simultaneously working on debut seasons for Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands as well. The latter is still only coming out next year, but you want have to wait that long for a trip to the Iron Throne.
With FROM Software’s Bloodborne only out next year, and Dark Souls 2 a steaming pile of badly copied-and-pasted turd, fans of that sort of anguish have little to do other than play through their favourite Souls game for the millionth time. There’s some sort of reprieve, coming by way of Lords of the Fallen, a more Eurocentric take on the formula that wears its inspiration very much on its sleeve. so much so, that it could perhaps be seen as a clone. That’s fine, if it’s been done well. Has Deck13 managed to make a good souls game?
San Andreas is still a pretty big deal to most Grand Theft Auto fans. It's the ten year anniversary of the PS2 classic this year, prompting Rockstar to re-release the game on Xbox 360. Higher resolution, larger draw distance and a few other features have been added, but how much of a difference do they actually make?
Former Xbox One exclusives have a nasty habit of appearing on PC shortly after launch, with Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3 being recent examples. Just yesterday, it was looking like Sunset Overdrive was already about to follow suit, after an advert for the game listed two release platforms.
We’re entering that time of year where all the biggest and blockbusteriest games are on their way. While money doesn’t always guarantee success, it certainly does help and you’ll most likely be hard-pressed to find a game that actually gets downright slammed by all the critics. That doesn’t mean that 2014 hasn’t had some bad games so far. Hell, it’s had some of the very worst games ever released actually. Here’s a look at the games that smelt like Batman Forever.
It’s become a bit of a joke how short Call of Duty’s single player campaigns have become. Sledgehmammer Games’ Glen Schofield said that this year’s one would be “coming in longer than the last few" . Apparently, it’s longer by mere minutes. According to somebody who’s finished the game, it clocks in at just 5 hours.
What’s your favourite GTA game? I’m not the series’ biggest fan, but if I had to pick one, it’d probably be Vice City. something about the setting, and the cheesy 80’s music just resonates with me. For most though, if it’s not the newest GTA V, it’s likely GTA San Andreas. And it looks like it’s coming back.
So Just Dance 2015 has released their launch trailer and the game hits shelves and online stores in 2 days.
Dedicated servers are an important element in the longevity of any multiplayer game. The last Call of Duty, Ghosts, had a hybrid server system using both listen and dedicated servers. It didn’t work very well – and is at least one of the reasons COD Ghosts’ userbase has dwindled. Could Advanced Warfare make up for those sins? Maybe.
One of the most underrated, and yet important, video game design factors is the standard user interface that you have no choice but to use.