Dragon Age: Inquisition has a whole bunch of new elements for combat this time around. There's the tactical camera, as well as some fun abilities for the various classes. Bioware knew these might take a bit of getting used to, so they made these videos to help you out.
Ever since the delay, EA has been keeping Battlefield: Hardline under wraps. It's the first year in a while without a core Battlefield title, and considering the state Hardline was in it was probably the better call. But even I have to admit that the single-player is looking quite rad.
I will not be reviewing Dragon Age: Inquisition, which means that I get to release my unbridled enthusiasm for the game. I simply can't wait to create my Inquisitor, explore all of Thedas, do every single side mission/quest and interact with my followers. Every aspect of the game excites me, and now this trailer is making my wait for the game seem interminable.
Pillars of Eternity is a Kickstarter RPG that grabbed massive funding and attention, and then did the right thing and disappeared off the radar to go make the game. The game has since been delayed into next year, but it's ready for pre-order and showing off some mighty impressive gameplay and design.
Confession time: I never finished Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, I don't think I've ever played a GTA title to completion. Somewhere along the line I get really bored - although I do think I should give Los Santos one more shot. And judging by the launch trailer, it's going to look prettier than ever.
Halo has always had a certain brand of multiplayer that has never really been messed with. Even the smallest additions in Halo 4 managed to tick off a lot of die-hard fans, especially the addition of sprinting. So it’s interesting to see Halo 5 not revert back to the ways of the old, but rather transform the game’s multiplayer into something completely new.
Aren’t we just the luckiest bunch this year. We’re getting not one, but two different Assassin’s Creed titles launching within a week of each other. The one kicks off a new era for the franchise, with revamped gameplay and a brand new time period. But before all of that there was the American saga, and this launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue sets up the conclusion beautifully.
Playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare online last week was pretty much impossible unless getting merciless dominated by a horrible online ping sounds like fun. It’s improved drastically though, allowing me to actually get some decent game time in over the weekend. Just enough, in fact, to spot a game breaking bug in one of the maps.
When you think of a space-sim, Star Citizen is probably the one that comes to mind the quickest. It is not, however, the only extremely promising one in development, and I’d go as far to say that I’m a little more excited for Elite Dangerous. Unlike Star Citizen though, Elite Dangerous has a release date. One not too far into the future either.
It’s very hard to keep a secret in today’s industry, but Blizzard has been doing just that for years. While everyone focused on the now cancelled MMO, Project Titian, Blizzard was working on something else. That something is Overwatch, a new competitive class-based shooter that was revealed this weekend at BlizzCon.
We’ve heard a few times that video game developers are using the DMCA takedown option to remove unfavourable YouTube reviews and "let’s plays" about their games. But they normally try hide the fact. However, not this developer.
Despite being a sci-fi first-person shooter, Halo has a very polarising effect. Everyone either seems to love or hate the game that defined gaming on Xbox. Microsoft will probably never let go of their system selling franchise, and I’m 100% fine with that. I’m also entirely fine with playing through most of the Halo games again, especially after seeing this rather great launch trailer.
One gaming franchise I love dearly is LittleBigPlanet. I have spent many a happy hour in those imaginative little worlds across PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita, both solo and co-op. LittleBigPlanet 3 will be out later this month, and while I have my doubts about the game (it’s not being developed by Media Molecule – the creators), I think it will still be a ton of fun. The beta kicked off a while ago, giving some fans time to tinker with the level creator. Sumo Digital, the developers of this third title, have put together a video showcasing their favourite creations thus far.
As children, so many of us hate the word "consequences" - probably because parents only talk about them when it refers to us doing something wrong and facing up to what happens next. Why then do choices and consequences makes us so happy in games? I suppose because we like to imagine that if we just do things right, everything will be okay.
Far Cry 4 isn't just about using your wing suit to float down from the Himalayas into the valley. Despite all the trailers showing off how cool the all new environments are, there is also a deep story that will be impacted by your choices. Don't believe me? Just watch this story trailer.