I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: No other game on the market knows how to make a kill-shot as gruesomely satisfying as the Sniper series. Most of the gameplay may not be up to scratch, but when you bunker down and take aim? It’s pure magic that comes out of that barrel. So when is the game out? Soon actually.
Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Ever since the events of Arkham City the caped crusader has been left without a purple-suited maniac in his life, as the Joker finally succumbed to the effects of the game that kicked the entire franchise off in Arkham Asylum. A new game is on the way, and that’s no secret. So who will be the main antagonist? Well, Hush up and I’ll tell you…
Sniper Elite has always been an odd kind of game. The story is usually bland, the lead character is about as deep as a V-neck top and several gameplay features felt archaic at best. But when it comes to squeezing the trigger and ending the digital life that’s in your scope, there is no other game on the market that is as satisfying. And Sniper Elite 3 is kicking the signature kill-cam up to a new level.
Another year, another franchise or two that releases an annual game into the market. NarutoShippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst Edition is an example of this marketplace ethos, but to an extreme degree that targets fans with too much cash and a burning desire for anything hidden in the leaves.
Gah, collector’s editions! Back, back I say! I’ve not got the money for you, nor shall I spend it even if I did! What’s that you say? This Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls collector’s edition has a nice-looking art book and DAMMIT STOP TEMPTING SATAN!
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.
Did you know that the Far Cry franchise is now a decade old? Oh it’s true! And a video game birthday just wouldn’t be complete without some form of celebration, now would it? In other words, open your wallets, because the ultimate collection is on the way.
So you’ve got a shiny new-gen console, or you’ve busted the bank on a graphics card that has Borg technology inside of of it. Which game are you going to use to show off that fancy hardware? Most likely Battlefield 4, as the Frostbite 3 engine might be one of the most stunning pieces of tech on the market today. And it’s an engine that’ll be taking full advantage of new hardware in the years to come.
Hey! Do you like Persona? Do you yearn for more of that Atlus developed anime action, but find your store shelves empty of any new games from that universe? Well good news everyone! A ton of Persona games are headed straight for your face! Exclamation marks!
If there was one game that convinced me to get a Playstation 4, it had to be Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Jamming the game with fellow writers and getting my couch co-op on was just too much fun. And yes, I did click around on PC as well. Blizzard’s Andrew Chambers, John Hight and Matthew Berger had plenty to say about the game. So stay awhile and listen.
Neeeeed…more…launch gaaaaaames. If there was an Xbox One game that had both myself and Geoff drooling at E3 this year, it had to be Dead Rising 3.Brash, violent and in your face with a chainsaw duct-taped to an oar, the game was plenty of fun. The embargo has lifted for Dead Rising 3, and the critics have plenty to say about the running dead simulator.
If there’s one thing that Diablo is known for, it’s that it has some bastard-tough enemies to deal with. Think your +5 Ring of badassitude is going to save you from a Demonic World Smasher Overlord? Ha, think again. Diablo 3 had plenty of those killers lurking around. And its expansion, Reaper of Souls is upping the kill-ante with some new creatures.
Out of all the studios making games right now, I have a soft spot in my heart for the chaps at CD Projekt RED. They’ve proven that smaller teams and budgets can make great games, and they’re also just so damn nice in real life. That team has been expanded though, for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. And they’re tinkering with some next-gen ideas.
Guys. Guys! GUUIIRRRZ! There’s more than one sandbox game available! So stop playing GTA V and congesting the damn servers. After all, Saints Row IV was some goofy fun and it has some new content on the way. Content that unfortunately does not come with a complimentary ball-gag.