Battlefield Hardline: Terrible single-player, fantastic multiplayer. It’s the component of the game that Battlefield fans will spend the majority of their time on, as the abuse of police power does get tiresome after a while. Multiplayer on the other hand, is pretty damn fantastic. Especially when you and a bunch of mates jump into a car, drive like lunatics and shoot shotguns off into the faces of the opposing team. It’s been a smooth launch so far, but that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been a few teething problems with the online side of Hardline. Problems which will hopefully be patched out in the next update.
Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t having a smooth launch right now. In fact, it’s been bumpier than Rocky Dennis’ face, with the game hobbled by numerous glitches and bugs. Like most games these days, Assassin’s Creed Unity shipped with a day one patch to fix these problems. And now patch deux is coming along to fix all the other glitches that managed to escape that first update.
Destiny, according to those who constantly defend it, is all about its potential – not what’s really in the game right now. Its perpetual grind, asinine narrative and rinse-and-repeat mission structure are all offset by the potential its future content can bring. A recent bug in the game has allowed a sneak peak in to what future content will bring - and it brings with it great potential. For more of the same, really.
You all know Watch Dogs. It’s that hit PC game where players can hack their way through a corrupt totalitarian regime with a magic cell-phone before hacking the human body with a baton and bullets when the heat is on. And like most games these days, it’s getting a patch. A patch that should make it oh so much prettier.
Zenimax Online has acknowledged that its new MMO is perhaps a little buggy. That is to be expected of an MMO, especially one bearing the Elder Scrolls name. They’ve even admitted that the bugs are responsible for many of the game’s middling reviews. In truth, that’s just part of the game’s problem, but at least Zenimax Online is going to attempt to fix it. I’d bloody well hope so, as you’re paying to play it every month.
So how about that Titanfall, huh? The beta kicked off last week, most of us downloaded it and had a blast playing it. Developer Respawn Entertainment opened up the flood gates last week, stress-testing their servers and seeing just how far they could push the game. And after having two million folks participate, I think they did a swell job.
Batman: Arkham Origins wasn’t exactly warmly received when it launched last year. Sure, I may have loved the look, story and voice talent behind the game, but the sheer amount of unpolished work on the game which resulted in a ton of bugs, ruined it for me. And don’t expect those bugs to be patched anytime soon.
If there was one aspect of Arkham Origins that killed the game for me, it was the fact that I couldn’t use the much publicised fast travel mode without the damned game crashing. That’s just one of many, many bugs inside the prequel game. And Warner Bros is really sorry about that.
There’s nothing in life that can’t be solved by throwing more money at it. And that’s why Waterworld won the Oscar for Bestest Movie Ever Shut Up You Guys. GTA Online has had a troubled start so far, and while Rockstar is working on a solution, it’s offering some money to tide the masses over with, in the form of a virtual stimulus package. But you’ll need to wait for that cash to appear.
The new Star Trek game, by all accounts, isn’t very good. In fact, it’s pretty much downright awful. On top of that, the game is a glitchy, buggy nigh unplayable mess.Worse is that the PC version of the game is beset by connection issues – unforgivable for a game that’s meant to be played co-operatively. none of that matters though, because according to one of the game’s producers, it works fine for him.
It’s not an easy life for the citizens of my sprawling Mega-City One. Their children have to go to school right next to a nuclear waste plant, while citizens are complaining about the fact that I may have built a sewerage plant in the middle of main street. Surprisingly though, that lifestyle was actually better before the latest patch for the SimCity MMO arrived.
The year is unknown. But it is futurey. Humanity has taken to the stars, discovering new planets, worlds that were formerly “lost”. Between fighting one another and surviving hostile environments, a new threat has emerged. One with more than two legs, and proving to be far better than Orson Welles could ever have predicted. I’m talking bugs man! Do you want to know more?
Choose-your-own-demise adventure game The Walking Dead hit it big last year, with numerous critics forgetting that it was more an interactive story than an actual video game when they were doling out the rewards. That success translated into big sales for the game across multiple platforms, although they weren’t without a few bugs that affected the overall experience. Quite a few folks were really infected (Ha! Zombie humour) by these bugs, killing their save games in the process. And that’s something that Telltale is looking to avoid with season 2 of their game.
Queue the scary music! There’s a rare bug in Assassin’s Creed III that has been wiping gamers’ save data. Needless to say that this tragedy needs to be avoided, so here are the details.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier has been out on consoles for a while - and it’s actually pretty damned good. Local PC gamers will get to try the game when it releases this Friday - but it might not live up to expectations. Because right now, it’s broken.