CODumentry can't choose which it is: a history of Call of Duty or a piece about online gaming. By condensing both into an hour and a half, at best it manages to provide a rudimentary overview of the Call of Duty phenomenon.
Bot Colony is ultimately an ambitious project with somewhat flawed execution. When it works, it’s great. When it doesn’t, it can be either infuriating or hilarious.
I had the opportunity to try out the upcoming expansion to Ubisoft’s Steep, titled Road to the Olympics. This full expansion will add official Winter Olympics events and a career mode to the base game’s open-world skiing and snowboarding gameplay. From the early build, I played, Steep: Road to the Olympics had a satisfying competitive atmosphere while retaining the thrill of speeding downhill.
Since the 90s, Quake has been known as one of the most hardcore shooters in e-sports. Id Software's Quake 3 Arena revolutionized both the genre and competitive gaming scene with one swift twitch of the mouse. It was considered a masterpiece with precise controls, fluid combat, and a very dedicated fan base. While it's extremely technical it's also a bundle of fun, especially if you're playing with your friends. Quake Champions has, in theory, just about everything that made the aforementioned title so special.
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.