EA and DICE released an open beta for Star Wars Battlefront, and I got a chance to dive into the game on both the Xbox One and the PS4. The beta released with two multiplayer modes (Drop Zone and Walker Assault) and one single player/co-op mode (Survival). Visually the game looks great on both systems, with the PS4 just have a shade more detail and clarity to the environments. The developers did a fantastic job in capturing the sounds of the Star Wars universe, nailing them perfectly, whether they be the sound of a blaster or the scream of a dive-bombing TIE fighter. The music is also perfectly recreated here, with the familiar strains from John Williams’ iconic score, including the Imperial March and Luke’s theme...Read More
Ubisoft has announced the next installment in the Far Cry franchise. Titled Far Cry Primal, the game will transport players back to 10,000 BC, where you’ll follow the story of a hunter named Takkar. Check out the announcement trailer below.
As Takkar, you will need to learn to craft weapons and tools, hunt for food, fend off dangerous predators and rival tribes if you are to survive in the land of Oros. Returning features from previous games include outposts, spreading fires, and character upgrades, along with new features like the scent of dead prey attracting dangerous predators. The game will pit players not only against other humans but against nature itself.
Far Cry Primal is set to release on February 23, 2016 for the PS4 and Xbox One, with the PC version arriving a month later.Read More
A wide variety of choices awaits us in this first full week of October. Budding musicians can rock out with Rock Band 4. Explorers can take off for the stars in Elite Dangerous. The robots in disguise throw down in the brawler Transformers Devastation. And those liking a bit of strategy with their RPGs can dive into Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. Magic Mike XXL dances its way onto home video, along with the indie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Fans of animation get When Marnie Was There from Studio Ghibli, and in getting in the spirit of the Halloween holiday at the end of the month two horror themed TV shows, American Horror Story and Penny Dreadful, release their last seasons this week...Read More
In just a little over a month the next game in the Call of Duty franchise will hit store shelves. Treyarch takes the reins for Activision this time, bringing to gamers Black Ops III, the sequel to the 2012 game Black Ops II. The story for Black Ops III takes place in 2065, 40 years after the events of the previous game. The campaign, which will be playable on the PS4, PC, and Xbox One (sorry, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners- your version will be multiplayer only, though it will also have the Zombies mode), is said to have open arena gameplay to allow players multiple ways to complete objectives. The campaign will support 4 player co-op, and also allows for players to make a customizable soldier (which can be male or female). Take a look at the story trailer below.
The multiplayer is getting its o...Read More
You may notice that this week’s entry begins on Sunday. That’s because the latest in the “toys brought to life” genre is releasing on Sunday. LEGO Dimensions is following the lead provided by Skylanders and Disney Infinity, so you can jump right in with a whole new set of toys to collect and then play digitally. Basketball fans get their choice of two games this week, with NBA2K16 getting its general release along with NBA Live 16. Skateboarders can pull off their tricks in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, and motorcycle enthusiasts can race in Ride. The cast of Persona 4 goes Dancing All Night on the Vita, and PC users can collect all of the Fallout games to date in an anthology in preparation for Fallout 4 in November...Read More
Sports titles (two reality based and one pure fantasy) dominate as we go into this final full week of September. FIFA 16 hits Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles as well as PC, and for those who preordered the game NBA2K16 is available Friday (general release for the game follows on Tuesday, September 29). For those who real sports can get too boring, there’s Blood Bowl II. The 3DS gets something for Animal Crossing fans with Happy Home Designer, and the horror game SOMA chills the PS4 and PC. On the home video front, the girls are back for more competitive singing in Pitch Perfect 2, and CW’s DC shows, Arrow and The Flash, have full seasons available to join your home collection...Read More
NOTE: This review and the score at the bottom is for the single player story only. The online game Metal Gear Online 3 is not yet live, and so that and the online FOB missions may be covered in a separate review. This is also due to the unstable servers from Konami, though things have improved since launch.
The Metal Gear Solid franchise is one of the most storied and acclaimed in all of gaming. Even though the series began life in 1987 as Metal Gear on the MSX and later a NES port, it wouldn’t truly hit its stride until 1998 when Metal Gear Solid released on the Playstation. Featuring a complex story and memorable villains, Metal Gear Solid caught the eye of both critics and gamers alike...Read More
Another big release week coming your way, even including an odd Sunday release with Skylanders SuperChargers. Bungie brings their biggest expansion yet to Destiny with The Taken King, Metal Gear Solid V comes to PC, and race fans can get their speed fix with the Xbox One exclusive Forza Motorsport 6. Hockey fans on both current and last gen consoles can indulge themselves on the digital ice, with current gen consoles getting NHL 16 and last gen getting NHL: Legacy Edition. And if hockey isn’t your sport of choice, you could always play Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. The acclaimed platformer Shovel Knight gets free DLC this week in the form of Plague of Shadows, which adds a new character and all new challenges...Read More