Oh I’m turning Japanese I’m turning Japanese. Right now, the Tokyo Games Show is blazing a trail of new announcements, most of which happen to be in some sort of language that I can’t understand. Still, some info is beginning to leak out of that trade show. And it’s all good news for Final Fantasy fans today.
Do you want to be the best? The very best, like no one ever was? To catch ‘em all, without needing to drop several hundred bucks in the process? In an age long past, such an option was available to gamers. It was known as “the demo”, a slice of a game that gave players a chance to experience what was in store. Fore free. And now, the new Pokémon remakes are getting into that try it before you buy it idea.
FIFA 15 is coming later this month to the new generation of consoles and PC. For a change, the PC versions is actually going to share the same underlying engine and technology as the console versions. Yes, it’ll be using the fabled Ignite Engine for more realistic everything. And you’ll be able to give it a test run today.
We’re edging closer and closer to another wave of virtual reality hardware. Headsets like the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus are supposed to enhance our gaming experiences, providing a closer, more immersive look at the game world we’re playing in. Now that doesn’t exactly have to apply exclusively to gaming. At the very least, Team Tekken knows exactly what I’m talking about.
I may be a completely rubbish driver in the real world, but when it comes to video games, I’m even more dangerous and unskilled…Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, if I’m going to be crashing constantly in a racing game, you can be damn well sure that I’ll want to do so with a vehicle that comes with a price tag that makes the Nkandla not-a-compound look like small change in comparison. And Forza Horizon 2 has plenty of those cars available.
EA is known for doing some pretty despicable things over the years. Season Passes, shoe-horned micro-transactions, Origin and more - like trying to market Dungeon Keeper as a “free to play” game. There’s a reason (vocal idiots, mostly) that they were voted worst company in America for two years in a row, and now they’ve just made themselves strong contenders once again.
Aah Naruto games, truly you are the Call of Duty of annual fighting genre releases. Well clap your hands together and raise your fingers in weird poses, because you can bet your ass that little to nothing will have changed in the next release, but at least it’ll look pretty-no-jutsu.
On the surface, Hellraid has everything. A dark fantasy atmosphere. Plenty of varied monsters. A solid combat structure. Environments which have an authentic feel of dank death around the corner. And yet for some reason, the game is just lacking…something.
It seems that you can’t walk anywhere these days without some twonk in a VR getup running into you and gouging your eye out with a PS Move controller by accident, but I digress. The Oculus Rift has been hogging all the headlines as of late, but there’s a new challenger on the virtually real field. Project Morpheus is its name, and it’s a fancy piece of tech.
The Watch_Dogs graphics controversy rages ever on – but as I’ve said before I don't care too much for that. what I want most out of any open world game is for its world to be a believable one. A new, unofficial showcase of the PC version of the game shows that its digital Chicago certainly does seem alive.
It’s a World Cup year which means we have a new FIFA World Cup game from EA Sports - but as I’ve said before it is logical to be a bit wary of these games as they are usually quite poor.
Infamous: Second Son demo gameplay has surfaced on YouTube and it looks pretty damn slick to say the least. There are two videos from the event in Taipei but I’m only going to show the one as the other one is not translated and more of an overview of the event itself and doesn’t show anything new.
For a next-gen game, Killer Instinct certainly is taking a different route in getting interest pumped up for that console. While all the other games are going to cost you plenty of Rands, Killer Instinct will be a F2P launch title. Actually, no, scratch that. It’s a demo.
The Pokémon Game Show on 17 and 18 August was the first time and place for anyone to try out Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Hopefully our guys get to punch children out of their way in Germany so they can also get hands on with the upcoming 3DS title, but in the meantime, here is what I can gather from around the internet.
One of the coolest features of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and its Gaikai-powered streaming service is that you can start playing the games you’re busy downloading before they’re all done taking up hard drive space. The Last of Us, from Naughty Dog will trial that service – on the PlayStation 3.