Can you hear it? The siren call of a special edition game, packed with all manner of goodies which haven’t been since 1998 in an oversized box? Space strategy is heating up today, with a new Civilization game taking to the stars. But it won’t be alone when a remastered edition of Homeworld arrives. And it’s going to be sporting a very limited edition when it launches.
So which big box PC game is gathering dust on your shelf? I’ve got a couple, but one of the odder titles that I purchased in my wilder years, had to be outcast. A game that pushed my mighty Pentium II 400 Mhz PC to the bleeding edge. And it’s making a comeback.
As much as I love playing a new game, I also love going back a few years to get a little retro love. Dating your mom is besides the point, but this also applies to gaming. Unfortunately, I can’t jam Crash Bandicoot or Nuclear Strike on a PlayStation 4. Not right now that is, as plans are in place to not only bring those games to a new platform, but to throw in some HD love as well.
Resident Evil games have been a very different beast as of late, jumping out of horror and into action. With disastrous results, because I never ever want to play Resident Evil 6 again. One zombie horror game that I would go back to however? Resident Evil 4, which has just been tarted up with HD visuals.
Two gaming console generations in, and to be honest, I haven’t played a decent Final Fantasy since the days of yon PlayStation 2. Final Fantasy X was the name of that last great RPG from that specific franchise, and it’s getting tooled up for PlayStation 3. With a super duper extra edition of course.
In what could actually be some good news for people who just have too many damn games to play right now, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been pushed back to March next year.
Man, my whole day so far has been about resolutions. Aaaaaanyway, even though I’ll be putting my preorder down for the Xbox One in a few weeks, I have to admit that the PS4 has some damn good-lookin’ games. Like Killzone Shadow Fall, which looks so fantastic in person, that a streaming service can’t do it any proper justice.
With HD-Gate not having a clear resolution in sight on the Xbox One and Playstation 4, it’s good to know that there will be some games out there that can pump out plenty of pixels ona next-gen device. Such as EA’s upcoming UFC game, which will hit you square in the face with all that 1080 fidelity that you’re craving.
Back in 2003, The Legend of Zelda was more despised than e-tolling. After all, how dare Nintendo go and dress one of the greatest franchises of all time up in some kid-friendly visuals and inject a lighter story into it as well? Turns out that that very Zelda game went on to become one of the very best titles in the franchise.
And ten years later, it still is.
Even if you’re not a fan of anything related to Ryse: Son of Rome so far, it’s hard to deny that the game at least looks cool. It plays like a Zack Snyder version of Gladiator, and the visuals are pretty crisp and smooth. Visuals which will be playing at a constant pace of 1080 High Definitions under the hood.
Looks like that story from yesterday was bang on the money. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation will be making a jump from handheld to High definition next year. And it’ll have some mobile company along for the ride.
It’s that time of the year again. That season when the big games are released, and the wallets are bled dry. This latter half of the year also drops a few new names, titles and bombshells into the mix. And if you’re rather anxious for anything Assassin’s Creed related, then here’s a pleasant surprise for you with which to start your morning.
If you’re a Castlevania fan, then there’s a good chance that you’ve played a game in the series based on the Symphony of the Night model of vampire-stakin’. After all, there’s years worth of games based on that style. Last year’s Mirror of Fate though, was a successful blend between old and new Castlevania games. And now, it’s headed to console.
I remember when I first saw Final Fantasy X back in the dark days of 2001. There it was, a demo playing on a TV screen of dubious 4:3 aspect ratio in standard definition so 480p in its execution, that I get physically ill just thinking about it. And then those damn characters spoke! With words! And audio! That novelty has long since worn off, but Final Fantasy X and X2 is getting that HD treatment later this year. Here are some more pics showing off some that sweet high definition.