Have you seen what Battelfield 4 will look like? Well click here and then you’ll know
Are you excited for God of War: Ascension, well then this is your lucky day as we have 2 multiplayer videos to show you
Epic has released 4 brand new Gears of War: Judgement video’s including new enemies and new gameplay modes… watch them here
Mass Effect 3 is getting 4 player co-op – but it wont detract from the single player experience.
While a lot of us have been enjoying Gears of War 2 this week, there are many fans out there who do not feel the same way…. Pump-Action Peanut Lobber While it becomes pretty obvious from the start that Gears of War 2 is far from perfect in terms of bugs and glitches, the main beef seems to be with the weapon balancing and how the games pace has been slowed down significantly. A lot of “Shotgun Bunnies” as I like to call them, are not happy with the fact that the good ol’ shotty has been nerfed (weakened) significantly, especially since the introduction of stopping power has already made it so difficult for shotgun runners to get closer to their enemies…. If you rev up a chainsaw and walk towards someone you can walk through a whole bunch of lancer fire and even a take a couple of shotgun hits without too much issue, leaving the enemy almost defenseless against your incoming saw attack. A glitch in the matrix We have heard that glitches like the “crabwalk” have already been discovered as well as some issues that we have personally experienced with players starting rounds with no weapons in their hands, as well as the inability to select a different one or pretty much make any use of themselves whatsoever. Leave the matchmaking to Cupid With Gears of War 2, Epic also decided to switch from the simple multiplayer and lobby interface of the first game and change over to a matchmaking system not unlike the ones seen in Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4…. A lot of the fun was had in the fact that there was no real lobby, maps would load up one after the other and everyone was able to have fun playing the game, or enjoy chatting to their friends if they were out for the round…. I am going to assume that the reason that dead people and live people cannot chat to each other after each round is simply a bug and not a choice made by Epic and I hope it gets fixed soon…. Once the host accepts the settings, you sit through another loading screen to get to another lobby, which allows map, character and team selection (no invites can be sent from this lobby)…. After the loading is done you are taken into the map but still sit in a lobby waiting for textures (and if needed, bots) to load up as well. After all of that, you then get given a 10 second countdown to the start of the match, as if everyone wasn’t ready 2 minutes ago. This new lobby system really breaks the flow of the game and has frustrated some players to no end…. Gears of War 2 is a fantastic game, however there are no doubts there but it has become heavily apparent that Epic needs to make a few major changes to the game if they want the game to be as addictive and successful as the first. While a lot of people played the original Gears of War’s multiplayer right up until the day of the sequels release, this weekend, only one week later had a lot of people on my friends list playing other games and even some who had jumped back into Gears of War 1 to get a bit more of the action that they are used to. If Epic are smart, they will listen to their fans because no matter which way you look at it, it is them who will keep the game going strong for years to come. While I personally do enjoy the multiplayer I do have to accept that deep down, it doesn’t have the same appeal as the first game and I do kind of wish that they would release a patch to change a couple of things.
It seems to be a great day for leaked footage of upcoming titles. A video of some co-op footage of Resistance 2 has been uploaded onto Gametrailers by a user named Chnswdchldrn and shows some of the gameplay from the co-operative campaign. As you may or may not know, the co-operative campaign will not be the same as the single player campaign but is sure to give a whole lot of fun to those who enjoy fighting along side their buddies. I am really happy to see that so many companies have listened to gamers and are integrating co-op into their games. The game itself is looking fantastic and the huge multiplayer modes are sure to be a massive hit.
I know that this trailer is only for the map editor in Far Cry 2 but honestly, if this trailer doesn’t sell you on the game then nothing will. Even though I have already seen the map editor being demoed, it really doesn’t come close to seeing what you are actually going to be capable of making. That recreation of the pyramids was awesome and the rock statues were super cool as well. I don’t think that I fully understand exactly how much can actually be done with this editor yet but I will tell you that I think it is going to change the way that it is an insanely great tool to get with a game. You however may thing that it’s nothing but a novelty. What do you think? Awesome or nothing special?
While we initially gave a review for Soul Calibur IV a short while back, we were unable to review one of the games new and anticipated features, online multiplayer. As usual, we at Lazygamer do things slightly different, so with that in mind, we bring you the review of Soul Calibur IV’s online component. We are also going to be looking at the game not only from an online perspective, but a South African online perspectice. So, Is it a step forward in the world of fighting games, or is it just a lag fest that South Africans can happily ignore…. While both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game have full online multiplayer, we had the chance to play it over Xbox Live, although we are not aware of any differences between the two…. If you haven’t already brushed up on a few characters and their moves, I suggest you do so before jumping online. While button bashing and random acts of cheapness may help out a little, your friends will be beating you to a pulp consistently if you aren’t clued up with at least a few characters…. The game doesn’t run quite as perfect as the offline modes, so a little bit of time is needed to adjust your timing for blocks, counters and special moves…. Jumping straight into a game with friends is incredibly easy, the lobby puts you altogether, matches up the next two players and only requires that they press one button to get things going. From there you will be able to select your character but more importantly, any of the custom characters that you have created in the character builder. The game supports 4 players online, so two players will always be spectating with the one of them taking on the winner in the next match. The spectating is actually quite fun as you can watch your friends beat each other to a pulp as you support or harass the one that you want to win…. The human element adds a lot to the game though, being able to complain at someone when they beat you, mock them when you win (doesn’t happen to me often so I wouldn’t know…)… It really is a good laugh and becomes just as great as those memories of having a bunch of friends over at your place with a few drinks and some controller swapping…. Soul Calibur has been the first fighting game in years to spark up my interest again and with the great online multiplayer modes added into the mix I can suggest that even if you think you may be remotely interested in this game, you should check it out.