Sorry, folks. A few poorly timed technical problems all but ruined this episode. I did manage to salvage some video which takes us through the slaughterhouse races.
Over the last couple of weeks Activision has been running private and public betas for their upcoming World War II shooter, Call of Duty: WWII. Three of our editors dipped their toes into the beta and came back with a wide range of opinions and expectations for the full release this November.
While nothing in the game is inherently wrong, some additions feel like a bit of a departure from what is otherwise an excellent game. I like to see bigger and better things from a sequel, but sometimes all a simple game needs is stability and consistency in order to remain at the top. Nidhogg 2 loses some of its simplicity in translation, but it’s still quite an enjoyable time.
Gazillion will be in its rollout. Hopefully, Marvel Heroes Omega will not need a MHO2019 release to fix its issues.
There are other secrets and systems to discuss but part of the fun of these games is discovering them for yourself. Dead Cells looks like it’s got a lot of fun, interesting systems that are interworking to create a really great game.
Now in Beta, with a full release planned for June, Hell Warders is a mashup of tower defense and wave-based third person survival combat. Given its very early state, there are a limited number of maps or heroes to play with, but it's pretty clear what Ares Games is getting at.
Fortunately, the development team is constantly applying new updates, so who knows what the future of ARK holds? I think a quest system and some kind of subtle storyline would really do the game wonders. If not, it’s just going to be a game full of trolls and dinosaurs.
As a first look into the expansion, I see a lot of improvements over Elder Scrolls Online proper. The new land looks properly mystical, with its GIANT mushrooms and what not, and the new storyline, with its floating gods and daedric influence, grabbed my attention enough to pull me in. I have no doubt that if you were a fan of The Elder Scrolls Online before, this new content will be right up your alley. I don’t know if it's enough to bring in more fans or make them stick around if they buy their way in, but I am nonetheless encouraged by what I have seen. Morrowind has promise. I hope it finds a way to build on it.
This is to say nothing of the expansive and robust cooperative and player-versus-player systems that the game also incorporates. Put simply, Pit People has a lot to offer, especially to players that were already fans of the wacky Behemoth games that came before. Given the scope of the project, it’s easy to see why The Behemoth chose to put this particular title through an early-access period. Make no mistake, however, the studio appears to know exactly what they are doing. Gamers are advised to keep their eye on Pit People – it’s going to be a good one.
Based on the time I've spent with the game this weekend, trying out different tactics and approaching the two available missions in different ways, I have to say I am definitely looking forward to Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3's launch on April 4th, 2017.