I've told you about Ori and the Blind Forest. At E3, I was impressed by how ridiculously beautiful it was, while at Gamescom I realized that it was more than just a pretty face. Now we've got more insight into the story, and it really might make grown men cry.
For a while earlier this year it looked like maybe, just maybe, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would somehow make it to shelves before the end of the year. That's not happening, but there is some good news. While the Phantom Pain won't come this year, it'll definitely be out next year.
A few weeks ago Riot Games revealed the latest champion to enter Summoner's Rift, Azir. Reading about his abilities gave me the impression that Azir would be an easy, crazy farming machine that was able to push lanes with his own towers. Easy wins, right? Well, Azir looks anything but easy to play.
Destiny might be a little muddy on the narrative side of things, but one thing it isn't is an ugly game. In fact, Destiny is gorgeous title packed with tons of visual variety, from lush Venus jungles to old, rusted Russian bunkers. There are also some pretty fantastic, drool-inducing skyboxes. But which Destiny experience is superior?
Gone are the days where Resident Evil actually felt like a horror. Most of the franchise’s core titles have leaned more on the action side of things, and I’d even go as far as calling Resident Evil 6 a straight up third-person shooter. Revelations, previously only a 3DS exclusive, went back to basics. People really loved it, which is why Revelations 2 looks no different.
With everyone going absolutely bonkers over the launch of Destiny, it’s easy to forget that there are actually still a ton of games coming out over the next few weeks. Some are further than others, but most of them are less than a month away. Take Forza Horizon 2 for example. It’s looking like one of the most stunning games to launch on the Xbox One yet, and it’s out in really, really soon.
Assassin's Creed Unity is coming and it's bringing co-op to the sneaky stabby experience. I really enjoyed the mission I did for the Gamescom demo, and here it has been recreated in video form with full commentary.
By Jove, I think the chap behind this cosplay video is on to something! As much as I love seeing cosplay shown off on the world wide interwebs, I have to admit that the formula for creating such videos is becoming a bit formulaic and stale. But a video that has random cosplayers at the Wrestlemania of all dress-up events singing along to a classic song? Genius!
We’re edging closer and closer to another wave of virtual reality hardware. Headsets like the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus are supposed to enhance our gaming experiences, providing a closer, more immersive look at the game world we’re playing in. Now that doesn’t exactly have to apply exclusively to gaming. At the very least, Team Tekken knows exactly what I’m talking about.
I absolutely adore puzzle games. There's little in this world that can better the feeling of solving a particular puzzle that I've been stumped by for hours. A wave of satisfaction that feels incredible rewarding, only made better by the appearance of another challenge. Like I said, I love puzzles, and that's why I'm already in love with Cadence.
Resident Evil Revelations is that one entry into the series that fans want more of. The once-3DS exclusive took away some of the action, made ammo a scarce resource and actually brought some of the horror back. It's no surprise then that it's lauded over some of the numbered releases, which makes news of a sequel even sweeter.
I've been quite lucky - I've seen demos and even gotten my hands on the upcoming Civilization: Beyond Earth. Now, Firaxis is showing off what I've seen behind closed doors on YouTube, and it really is quite something.
There's something about the wilderness. The fresh air. The green leaves. The tall tress. It would be a shame if everything...oh I don't know...just went up in smoke now wouldn't it? That's exactly where Firewatch wants to trap you.
Who cares about honour among thieves? There isn't even honour among orcs. In this latest story trailer for Shadow of Mordor, Ratbag is your right-hand orc.
Destiny is literally around the corner. I'm extremely excited to jump back into Bungie's online adventure on Xbox One with a few friends, but we're going to be missing out on quite a bit on content that only Sony players will get access to. Consider me jealous.