Welcome to another (and possibly last) installment of my play session with The Division! As I wait for matchmaking to do its thing, we perform some more side quests until I get called up to fight through a burning apartment building!
We're back with more action in the Big Apple! This week, we do some good by helping people and finally get a chance to upgrade our gear! Who knew doing missions in areas within your character level bracket would actually pay off?
The online vs offline gaming argument is likely to run and run and has spawned some amusing YouTube videos as well as impassioned opinions on both sides. It's clear that many remain loyal to offline platform gaming, citing the fact that you get what you pay for, you own the product, and there's less risk of being suckered by unscrupulous operators when you’re playing in the self-contained world of a single offline program.
Allen is back with more PlayStation streams! This time, we tackle the backlog with Tom Clancy’s The Division!
Our editors sat down and discussed their favorite games from E3 2018. The conclusion? This year's E3 was one of the strongest, most diverse lineups we've seen in a long time and our editors had a slew of different games they thought were the best of E3 2018.
Warner Bros. Interactive had sequels to well established franchises to show, Hitman 2 and LEGO DC Super-villains, both offering familiar grounds to play with.
I wanted the Metro: Exodus demo to wow me, to get me pumped to play the full game when it comes out next year. Instead, I walked away feeling confused and unsatisfied. A lot of the bugs and quirks really soured me on the experience, issues that occurred with a high rate of frequency.
I cannot wait to play Dying Light 2! Based on the presentation, it hits all the right notes for a sequel. It expands on the gameplay mechanics of the first game while deepening the fiction and world building by introducing more humans that fall inside that dark, gray space of morality.
What I liked most about Arca’s Path was how it feels designed to be a relaxing, comfortable gameplay experience.
As it looks, We Happy Few has the makings of a decent story-driven action game a la BioShock. Compulsion probably wants to avoid the similarities but there’s no denying Ken Levine’s game help set a benchmark for these sorts of games. While I wasn’t too hot on the combat portion of the game, I was nonetheless intrigued by this alternative British dystopia. The atmosphere is moody, oppressive and grim.
Although I was initially skeptical given how both Skylanders and LEGO Dimensions came and went (and blocked or limited content behind specific toy figures that had to be purchased separately), Starlink piqued my interest for two reasons: one, the gameplay portion feels like a more story-heavy version of No Man’s Sky and two, the starship toys look really, really cool.
I liked what I saw of Skull & Bones so far. Assassin’s Creed IV fulfilled an untapped niche for pirate-themed adventure games that I didn’t know I wanted. So, if there’s one studio I’m pleased to see make this sort of game, I’m glad it’s the team that made Black Flag.
My time with The Messenger was painfully brief. In the twenty or so minutes it took me to finish the demo, I almost didn’t want to give the controller back because I wanted to play more. Or, at the very least, play through the demo again. The gameplay feels great, the writing is fun, and the 8-bit/16-bit shifts are really cool as a game mechanic.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has me excited for more games in this long running franchise. While I liked Bayek enough, Kassandra - for me - is worth the price of admission alone. The writing is great, she kicks ass in combat, and generally looks like she has no problems holding her own. The gameplay is solid and should delight the fans of Origins.
I liked what I saw with Saber Interactive’s zombie game. It’s action-oriented, the movement is breezy, gunplay is satisfying, and the zombies make for a trying and terrifying force to deal with. It’s a much more serious game than Valve’s zombie co-op shooter, so don’t go looking for Chicago Ted.