The Division is a game that I’ve been hearing about for years and it still has yet to release. I had little interest in the game prior to the open beta that appeared on the PlayStation Store earlier this week but I decided to give it a try. I did all of the story missions available to me and I leveled up enough to get into the Dark Zone, online portion of the game and my big questions is, what’s everyone so excited about?
Ubisoft is an interesting developer. They are one of the most hit or miss triple A developers and their failures often overshadows the great games they produce. Far Cry is one of their triple A titles that hasn’t been run into the ground nor has it over promised and under delivered. It has been nearly a year since it was released and is a cheaper title to get but is Far Cry 4 something worth adding to your collection?
Watch Dogs created a lot of buzz with its stylish reveal trailer and gameplay trailer in 2012. Over the years it’s became more refined and even more anticipated. Now that it’s hear, is Watch Dogs the game that will lead games to the next generation?
Our old limbless friend is back. Two years after his triumphant return to the 2D realm and finally having a Rayman game be about him, he’s back for a second helping. Rayman Legends has a lot to prove. Rayman Origins was a great game but was overshadowed by strong the Triple A lineup of 2011. There’s a strong lineup this year as well so does Rayman have what it takes to stand with the best?
Released late last year and one of the Game of the Year nominees Ubisoft’s Far Cry series returns. Far Cry has always raised the bar in terms of graphics, scope and the first person perspective. Far Cry 2 stood out by adding more realism than seen in shooters. Far Cry 3 scaled back realism for convenience but does that make it a better game?
This past weekend I attended FanExpo Canada in Toronto. On top of seeing celebrities and spending more money than I’m willing to admit I had the opportunity to play some upcoming games. Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros, Bungie and EA had a presence at the expo. Most of the games at FanExpo appeared to be the E3 builds. While I didn’t have a chance to play each title, I did play some highly anticipated games.
The biggest event annually for gamers and game developers congregate in Los Angeles. E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo is a gamer’s paradise to witness exclusive game trailers, demos, big announcements of well-known game developers and anticipating release dates of games coming later in the year and in 2013. I will be giving a thorough scope of E3 2012’s press conferences from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo. And any surprising titles due for release later this year and next year of 2013. Without furtheradew here we go!
Ubisoft released Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, a captivating third person, cover-base shooter. As a fan of shooting games, I’m always looking for a game to last for about several months until it stales out. And Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has gotten me addicted since its release on May 22. Continue reading →
Last year in 2010, Ubisoft released their first ever multiplayer for the Assassin’s Creed franchise regarding the installment of Brotherhood. With a new year, expectations are vastly greater to take Assassin’s Creed Revelations’ multiplayer to the next level to not only satisfy previous players but to gain new loyal recruits. This is admirably an exciting, action-assassin game but will be broken down into different specifics to value the full perspective.
In the past year or so console games have begun to include one time use “Online Pass” codes to be able to play online multiplayer. Users who buy games that use Online Passes new will receive a piece of paper with a download code to unlock multiplayer for free. Those who buy the game used have to go on the console’s respective networks to download the Pass for $10. While this tactic of battling used game sales makes sense Online Passes have issues.