PC may be superior to consoles in many ways, but stable week one multiplayer launches aren’t exactly common on that platform. Numerous games have launched over the years with a rather broken online aspect that has necessitated the need for various patches and tweaks, much to the consternation of PC gamers who just want to go and murder their friends in a horrible manner in multiplayer matches. Battlefield 4 was a prime example of this. But developer Visceral wants to assure players that the launch of Battlefield: Hardline won’t be anywhere as catastrophic as that particular game.
When I told people that I was actually keen to play Fable Legends, they laughed at me. Then they made fun of my gigantic money-hat, occasionally stealing a loose R20 note when my back was turned the other way to avoid their scorn. Well who’s laughing now, huh? Because Fable Legends is going to be a completely free to play game! HA HA!
Despite being a life-long Street Fighter fan, I’ve been mostly ambivalent about Street Fighter V in the weeks since it was first revealed. Admittedly, my head nearly exploded when we got our very first look at it, but since then my enthusiasm has waned. Capcom’s only shown off the two stalwarts, Chun-Li and Ryu, tempering my excitement somewhat. That’s all changed.
Evolve is a fantastic idea on paper. In fact, it's a fantastic idea in execution as well, but I'm struggling to see how the game is going to stay relevant over the next few months. Regardless of that, Evolve is still one extremely good looking game, especially if you're running things on a beefy PC. If you're on the green side of the fence as well, then it's about to get a whole lot better soon.
It’s a bit disconcerting that we haven’t seen any truly magnificent games so far this year. Sure, we’ve seen some good games, but they’re the kind of titles which aren’t exactly game of the year material. And now, we might have a solid contender for the very worst game of the year so far, halfway into February.
Here in the Lazygamer office, we’re digging Dying Light. It’s a rough game, make no mistake, but one with plenty of charm. Whether you’re free-running, free-climbing or free-crapping your pants at night, the game is very much a decent survival-horror experience with a strong emphasis on survival. It’s also got a bit of a steep learning curve, ensuring that you don’t approach the zombie apocalypse like an ECW version of Wrestlemania. And this one mod for the game is about to make it even more difficult.
Last year, Ubisoft was ambitious and gave us two Assassin's Creeds. Assassin's Creed Unity was a broken mess of a game that is only now becoming something worth playing. Assassin's Creed Rogue, on the other hand, was actually really enjoyable for me - it tied up the whole America saga, set the stage for Unity, and delivered some generally solid gameplay. Now PC gamers can indulge in it, at last.
Some of the greatest video games ever made have come from mods. Some of the most ridiculous, game-breaking exploits have also been born of PC game mods, but that kind of goes with the territory. Territory that Dying Light developer Techland has no desire to explore, as the latest update to the game will put the kibosh on any monkeying around with game files.
We know, from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event last night that the company will allow gamers to stream games from their Xbox Ones to any other Windows 10 devices they may have lying about. That includes phones, tablets and yes, Desktop PCs. As a supercharged version of the PlayStation’s remote play, it’s a feature that many are excited for. Even better? They’re looking at the possibility of it going the other way.
I have a few questions for people who don't know about Ori and the Blind Forest. Do you use the internet at all? Do all your favorite games go pew pew? Are you allergic to visually stunning games? There really isn't any reason anyone shouldn't be looking forward to the 2D platform, and now we finally know when it's being released.
Plan on needing a bit of extra time before playing your latest Steam games - there's a new client in town that will automatically be downloading and changing a few things. It's not just about making that frame rate counter a real thing - there are some other cool additions to the service.
The definitive version of Dragon Age: Inquisition is supposed to be on PC. Considering how gorgeous it looks on PS4, that must be saying something. But that doesn't mean it's perfect, and the latest patch is meant to fix some of the biggest problems.
Digital games are here to stay. People spent more on digital console games over the holiday season than ever before, jumping 10% on PS4 and Xbox One. The sales across platforms are staggering and ever increasing, but all platforms are not created equal.
Man, I was following Abe before it was cool! If you were growing up in the 1990s and happened to have a Pentium II 400MHZ PC with a Voodoo graphics accelerator card, then chances are high that you’ll remember playing Oddworld: Abe’s Odysee in 1997. A remake has been on the cards for quite a while now, that see’s the meek potential meat product re-imagined in glorious new visuals. And now Abe finally has a date on non-PS4 platforms.
If I could only play one JRPG franchise for the rest of time, it would probably be Final Fantasy. I've been playing these games since the very first one and I am beyond excited for FF XV. However, Square Enix is looking to hire someone and the position is getting me a bit worried.