I’ll be honest; I haven’t really paid much attention to Dontnod Entertainment’s new episodic adventure title, Life is Strange. It’s a massive departure from the studio’s previous work on Remember Me, cashing on the buzz surrounding adventure titles and their broken up nature. It didn’t really catch my eye – until I watched this latest trailer for the first episode.
I love JRPGs, but the translated voice actors are often horrible. You just need to play Final Fantasy X and listen to those awful voices and laughs to realize that localization isn't always a smooth process for Japanese games. Luckily, it seems the latest Final Fantasies have some excellent voice talent on board.
Elite Dangerous is bringing back space simulators this week in a big way. There’s a good reason why it’s being held up against the highly regarded Star Citizen, with some stellar visuals, authentic space sim gameplay and the fact that it’s actually finished making it highly attractive. It’s too bad you’ll never actually play the game like this launch trailer though.
Thanks to the awards this weekend, a bunch of new trailers were shown off. While some showed more than others, and some titles are more anticipated than others, this trailer for Bloodborne might just get your blood boiling.
In news that doesn’t rhyme with Kony FlayStation Moar, Nintendo also had some news to share on the weekend. News regarding their upcoming open-world entry in the next chapter of The Legend Of Zelda franchise. News that revealed actual gameplay of the untitled Zelda game. News that had none other than lead producer Eiji Aonuma and creator Shigeru Miyamoto playing through the game in real time. I may be crying right now.
The Video Game Awards took place this past weekend and there were some cool reveals. I was impressed by the new trailer for the Witcher 3, not just for the gorgeous gameplay and visuals, but because of the incredible new announcement.
Sometimes it's really easy to forget that multiplayer games are actually wrapped up in a ton of fascinating lore. It's not always the main focus due to the lack of a dedicated "campaign", but there's usually enough going on around you to make you believe that your lengthy multiplayer sessions actually carry some weight. Evolve is no different, and being a Hunter has never been this important.
We have been starving for some Final Fantasy (or just general JRPG) loving on the new consoles for quite some time. In Q1 next year, we will get our hands on what appears to be an epic game that will make us ridiculously happy - this latest trailer shows more story and gameplay.
If you're a PS4 owner and feel just a little bit disappointed by Sony's first-party line-up this year, I don't blame you. It hasn't been dormant, but it's also not been a massive success either. That's expected in the console's first year, and 2015 is already shaping up to be a lot better. In fact, it just got monumentally better after seeing EMAGON.
Last week I told you about Razer’s new documentary focused on eSport. It is split over three parts, with an episode being released each week. The first is now out, and it’s all about Starcraft - arguably the birthplace place of eSport as we know it today.
You’ve already read a Batcave full of new Batman Arkham Knight details. Now prepare to sit down, relax and watch a brutal vigilante dole out justice on various criminal faces as if morality were going out of style. It’s the latest Batman Arkham Knight trailer, as the caped crusader shifts away from the Ace Chemicals mission of last week and gets ready for an all new challenge. At Ace Chemicals again. Well ok then.
343 Industries have their hands extremely full for the rest of the year. Not only are they still trying to sort out The Master Chief Collection's terrible matchmaking, they have a massive beta coming up in a few weeks. Halo 5 is making a brief appearance before the end of the year, and another look at its gameplay has me all sorts of excited.
Have you ever tried explaining the concept of eSports to a non-gamer? It’s really difficult! Those with an old train of thought just can’t get their head around the fact that some people play games for a living. Even then, they don’t understand how stressful and dedicated someone has to be to be truly great. For that reason, I love all the eSport documentaries that have been coming out, as it gives some insight into the world of competitive gaming. Valve kicked off the trend with Free To Play, and not too long after, Riot Games debuted Road to Worlds. Razer are following their footsteps. They’ve unveiled their very own documentary.
If you were eagerly awaiting a Dark Souls-esque challenge on the newer batch consoles, then you probably have a PS4 waiting for Bloodborne early next year. That was the only game on its way from developers From Software, exclusive to Sony's new console as a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls. That's not the case anymore though, as both consoles will now get some Dark Souls loving next year.
If it were up to us, we'd be sitting down right now and playing Batman Arkham Knight in amongst the mess of other massive games that just hit shelves. But it's not up to us, and Rocksteady wanted more time to give their concluding chapter the spit and shine it deserved. And judging by the latest gameplay trailer for Arkham Knight, it's time that is being well spent.