Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor may just be our surprise hit game of the year. I tried to take the review sample from Zoe to see what all the fuss was about, and instead walked away with bite marks and scratches after a pair of cats were summoned to attack me. Some people hey? By now, you’ve probably worked your way through the Nemesis system entirely, and need a new diversion to keep your interest in the game. Well how about some free DLC then?
We’re in age where gaming doesn’t have to have a point. Sometimes, games can be immature, pointless and offer no tangible reward or satisfaction to a player. We call such digital rides YouTube games in the office, as the more ridiculous and trivial a game is, the likelier it is that the YouTube crowd will spend a few dollars on it in order to upload a Let’s Play so that they can grab some hits. Goat Simulator is one such game which epitomises this attitude. And now it’s going into MMO territory.
It’s a pity Battlefield 4 became a broken mess for me a couple of weeks after I got it. I genuinely loved the game, but I haven’t touched it for many, many months. Every time I watch a video or anything related though, I have that itch to dive back in. The latest catalyst comes compliments of the last planned DLC simply called ‘Final Stand’. It has prototype weapons, secret military installations, and freezing landscapes…
We’re a game in, a new character most likely capped by now and a ton of golden keys used in the pursuit of happiness and head explosions. What’s next for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Why, a return to the arenas of death and carnage it would seem.
Another game that hasn’t had the best of launches this year, has to be DriveClub.. The game was meant to be Sony’s next big franchise, a first step into a gloriously realised online racing world. Instead, that side of the game has essentially become the post office strike, with DriveClub now entering week six of ongoing online feature delivery issues. Naturally, folks are angry. So prepare to be appeased.
Assassin's Creed Unity is giving us a peek behind the curtain. Ubisoft is livestreaming a bunch of new content, and even doing giveaways and Q&As. This isn't normally something I'd sign up for, and I think they know this - that's why they've added a giant carrot for signing up.
Are you enjoying a game, but feeling like there’s something missing, a hole that needs to be filled? Well good news guy, because nothing fills that void better than money. Especially if you’re in need of attack pants. The Witcher 3 is a game that could easily be mined for extra coin. But when it arrives next year, you’ll be getting a ton of content for free instead.
Happy Call of Duty day? Personally, this used to be a far more exciting day back in the early Modern Warfare to era. I used to get all sorts of overly excited for every year’s Call of Duty launch, especially those which had the co-operative Zombie mode. Not only am I far less excited this year, but zombies are also being ripped out of the core package.
The first wave of DLC is going to come crashing down on Mordor later this year. The Season Pass didn't win me over when we first heard about it, but now there's a trailer and more details - plus I loved the game. So has the DLC impressed me yet? Um, not really.
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.
Shadow of Mordor is an excellent game, although Geoff is convinced that it's missing something. He can't figure out what it is, but he'll happily keep on playing until he figures it out. Perhaps the new, free DLC will add a little something extra that will satisfy him, and everyone else.