I can’t see Dishonored not getting a sequel. The game was well received, Bethesda saw the chance to craft a new money-making universe and there’s a bunch of disappointed Thief gamers right now who would embrace it with open arms. Is it coming? Well here’s some more evidence to lend credence to the first rumour.
One genre that has seen a dip over the last decade, has to be the strategy game. Sure, there’s a few great examples out on shelves now, but they certainly don’t dominate sales like they used to. One of the best such games back then was Homeworld, a cosmic real-time battle amongst the stars. Gearbox has been hard at work remastering the two games. And they sound like old-school ideas with new school visuals.
In revenge of Japan news, the nation that was home to Sony PlayStation and the last to get their hands on the new PS4 console has had a chance to play Dark Souls 2 before anyone of you lot have. Naturally, there’s a score attached to the end of the rope that said reviewer was going to use to help forget about the crushing difficulty of the cult hit RPG.
Sequels! Get yer sequels! Fresh from the development studio! Includes extra crunch time! Get it on a stick! Good for what ails ya!
Current-gen consoles will most likely see big new releases wind down on those platforms in 2014, but they’re going to go out with one hell of a bang. One such game bring in the final hoorah is Dark Souls 2, which is strictly current-gen material. But that doesn’t mean that the software built for that game is stuck forever on older hardware.
Back in the day (I SOUND OLD), I remember when games weren’t quite so big. Well, by the standards of today at least. A demo that was under a 100 megabytes in size was considered to be bigger than your mom back then. Fast forward a few years, and games have gotten even bigger. And buddy, Infamous: Second Son needs to go on a digital diet.
Man, I love me some action figures. Not that I unwrap them from their mint on card packaging and play with them or anything. Nope nope, that ain’t me. But damn, some figures are gorgeous, and even though Whiplash here sports the face of Mickey
Rooney Rourke, that Mark II armour made me do a double-take.
Unless you live in Japan that is. The game is almost upon us, once again to deal another five stages of Dark Souls death. Namely confusion, anger, pain, depression and acceptance. Kind of like what your bank account feels like when you buy a special edition game. Here’s what the land of the rising sun gets in their pricier edition.
Make no mistake, Dark Souls 2 is going to be a massive game. We already have plans to book Geoff into therapy, because he needs to review that sequel and put his life on the line to do so. And as soon as we get him out of the crap institute that only the finest of pocket lint can buy, we’re going to make him play the DLC as well.
In March, the kingdom of the gamer shall crumble. The blistered thumb legion shall face the wrath of Dark Souls 2, a game that will most likely be so damn difficult, that Samsung will be watching TV sales increase that month due to embedded controller rage-quit issues. To get your blood pumping for that game, here’s a bunch of new screens, video and details on a comedian voicing a character.
Sometimes, you just want to head back into the past and play a game that didn’t have a million dollar marketing push attached to it, or was a fine example of back in the day when studios would take a gamble on weird ideas. Those days are dead. But the PlayStation 4 on the other hand, might just be ready to administer the kiss of life to your retro memories.
Just how dedicated are you to a game? I’m talking the kind of dedication that goes beyond trying to save all the humans in Resogun, or clocking all the Riddler challenges in the Arkham games. Dark Souls is home to a particularly obsessive kind of fanbase. And one fan just translated an entire Japanese website in order to share some new details.
I’m not great at racing games. Oh hell, who am I kidding? I’ve seen orangutans behind the wheels of cars that were doing a better job than me until my inner jackass shouted “BANG CLYDE!” just so that I could watch the car wreck. But as far as racing games go, I loved me some Forza Horizon. And the rumour mill is pointing to a sequel on the way.