As a Alien fanboy, I bet you want me to be excited for this new game in the Aliens universe. Truth be told, I’m not. I wanted another horror game, not another action shooter. The graphics look fine but I’m not really impressed at the look of the Aliens. Maybe it will be good and slay those awful memories of that game we don’t speak of, but I’m not holding my breath. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Anthem, the game that collapsed whatever reputation EA had after the failure of Mass Effect Andromeda and Star Wars Battlefront 2 (EA) . I’m going to do this review a bit differently than my usually format because frankly, I didn’t finish this game but holy crap was it a struggle to get as far as I did. Another thing to keep in mind is I’m reviewing this game in 2021, well after it’s release because I’m sure we all heard about the lackluster shape it was released in but I was curious to see if EA and Bioware reworked it.
Well, for one, the game is stable in my experience which I was grateful because this is a always online game. I experienced some minor frame rate drops but nothing that killed my game. During about 6 hours, I had 2 crashes but I can’t be entirely sure if it was necessarily the game’s fault.
The first few hours, the experience is pretty mind-blowing. Flight and exploration is spectacular; the first time diving into the water and jetting back up into the sky was pretty nuts. The Storm Javelin, which focuses on elemental damage, is pretty awesome and by far my favorite as the stand out of the 4 available Javelins. With good/ great class attacks with solid gunplay, combat feels pretty good.
I bet you are waiting for me to say Anthem is a great game you should try? Well, no. The first few hours you basically get a pretty good picture of what the game has to offer and it ain’t much. Essentially I felt like I was playing Destiny 2’s most repetitive missions. Having to load into the Javelin between missions gets really annoying, especially when an average mission is about 2-3 minutes but you’re going to spend an equal amount of time in loading screens and walking around getting missions. takes more time than actually playing. The enemies are bland and I couldn’t give an eighth of a shit about the story because I wasn’t convinced the game did either. The guns are pretty standard and don’t really look different so it’s pretty clearly a numbers game when it comes to loot. The raids aren’t special and don’t offer much epic loot. I waited and kept playing, getting about 10 hours in before coming to the conclusion nothing was changing and I couldn’t really bring myself to finish the game.
In the end, I’m sad to say skipping Anthem isn’t a bad idea. It looks, sounds, and plays great but it’s painfully shallow and undercooked. There are way better sci fi looter shooters out there. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
So here’s my surprise of the day. When I found out a new MK movie was coming out, I was skeptical but hopeful. Off the bat, I have to say I love the character designs. Sub-zero steals the show for me and at the end, seeing Scorpion and Sub-zero face off was badass. I’m unexpectedly hopeful. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Savior and I finally got what we’ve wanted for ages, and we’re glad to say the classic Mass Effect trilogy is getting it’s remaster. It’s stunning. I’m not ashamed to say I shed a tear when I saw this trailer and I’m sure I speak for thousands of fans when I say I can’t wait. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Full Disclaimer: I never played the first game but I’ve known many that played the first and really enjoyed it. Many have said the first was Bethesda’s attempt at a Borderlands clone. I can’t say they are totally wrong. Also, I can tell you the plot and the characters are lost on me. It’s the standard gear punk apocalypse and you acquire the armor of a fallen Ranger, one of the last traces of law and order, and you have to help save the wastes. As you can tell, I can checked out really early on the plot.
When Rage 2 excels is it’s combat and it’s weapons. This game is also a product of ID, makers of Doom and Wolfenstein, and the weapons kick major ass. They all handle great and have genuine omph to them, my favorites being the shotgun and rocket launcher; nothing ever beats a well done classic after all. Combat is a blast, having to utilize your weapons and your Ranger armor’s abilities. Finding a new Ark in the wastes, which grants you a new weapon or ability becomes your highest priority really quick. There is a good amount of different enemies to slay including raiders, mutants, and these cyber ninja guys from the DLC that provide their own challenges. Upgrading feels odd and is a pain but adds to the need to explore and to get the most out of this game, it pays to explore. The worst thing about this game is the driving; Rage 2 may have the worst motorcycle driving I’ve ever experienced in a game before. Unlocking the Icarus, the hover bike, is key to perfect exploration; going by regular means is tedious and the steering is unpleasantly clunky. In the end, Rage 2 is a fun brainless shooter I recommend to just have fun with. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
Redout: Space Assault builds on the series’ trademark lightning-fast action, high-skill gameplay and impressive visuals while adding new weapons and spaceflight mechanics. A deep single-player career mode filled with unique story missions ensures there’s tons of adrenaline-inducing space combat to go around.
Take control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 colonization of Mars. Shoot down Rebel drones and fighters, dodge enemy fire, and blast at breakneck speeds through exotic galactic locations. With fully customizable vehicles and weapon upgrades, you’ll have to outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower and outclass your opponents in the most exciting arcade space battle in the cosmos!
Redout is the first internal IP developed by the 34BigThings team, a tribute to classic AG racing legends of the past such as Wipeout and F-Zero. Speed, adrenaline, fast-paced action, and eye-popping graphics are trademarks of this franchise, and Redout: Space Assault’s fascinating story is a prequel to the original Redout.
Redout: Space Assault won “Best Music” at the 2020 Excellence Awards by MEGAMIGS thanks to its smashing sound effects with full stereo support and an entirely dynamic soundtrack that complements the furiously fast and frantic space battles.
Six months after the events of Marvel’s Spider-man (PS4) , Peter Parker has taken young Miles Morales as his protégé in web-slinging after demonstrating his new powers. When Peter and MJ go on a job overseas, Miles is left alone as Spiderman, developing new abilities unlike Peter’s, bio-electricity and camouflage. The young hero is quickly drawn into a conflict between the diabolical Roxxon Corporation led by corrupt hipster Simon Krieger and the extremist high tech group The Underground led by the Tinkerer. Can this young hero handle the forces looming against him as well as his new powers as well as trying to be a good friend and son?
I was excited for this game mainly just to learn about Miles Morales. I don’t really know much about him. This game is well written and Miles is a cool character to follow. Gameplay, while similar to the first game, is addictive as hell with Mile’s new powers and gadgets. Honestly, I appreciated the old/new ratio when it came to the gameplay and it stands solid on its own. While the villain roster is way smaller than the first game, the last 2 boss battles are intense both personally and game wise. While the game isn’t overly long and surely I don’t recommend buying it at full price, it’s a lot more satisfying experience than Resident Evil 3 (2020) was. The only huge drawback I had was the glitches- people would randomly appear on the street and rooftops, guys would get stuck in car doors, the textures would get muddy and once my web zip went nuts. While nothing game breaking, these issues do subtract from the experience. In the end, it was a damn good follow up with some small bugs but well worth playing. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
With achievements, controversary, microtransactions and toxic player bases, sometimes it’s easy to forget that video games are supposed to be fun. The classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater was one of the greatest chill games of all time. Picking from a list of legendary, classic skaters you can either free skate a series of classic parks, tour each park while trying to complete a series of tasks, or beat your friends high score, all while listening to some awesome old school tunes.
In terms of what came before, this joins Crash Bandicoot remastered in the host of amazing remasters. The game runs silky smooth and looks fantastic, complete with a great playlist of 90’s and early 2000’s music you can control without pausing the game. New additions including being able to share XP amongst skaters between games and creating your own crazy ass parks are fun additions that add hours to the game. I found myself having hours and hours of fun without frustration, reliving my youth. The only real complainant I have is that it’s a game I have to be I the mood for. In the end, this is a damn good remaster that’s a blast for the fans, well worth checking out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
While Andromeda was a huge letdown, I’ll never deny my love of the Mass Effect trilogy. The feelings I have are mixed at best. The possibility of another great Mass Effect warms my heart but will it be a continuation of the trilogy? A Andromeda sequel? Something new? Time will tell but it’s coming. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
ININ Games is excited to announce news of BEEP’s side-scrolling shoot-em-up Cotton Reboot! to be released both digitally and physically on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a projected release date of Q1/2021 in Europe and North America.
Shoot-em-up with an adorable main character
A young witch called Nata de Cotton is hot headed, immature, overreacts and rides on a broomstick, accompanied by a fairy named Silk. Cotton is crazy about candies called “Willows”. Those candies are so good that she won’t let anything get in her way to get them. Talk about sugar cravings!
Armed with explosive fire power, a cast of cunning enemies to confront and some enchanting and beautiful graphics sees this endearing title as one that enlightens the imagination. Cotton will embark on her journey through the game’s seven amazing colourful stages with the hope that she will be rewarded at the end. As you move through a graveyard with wormed eyeballs or through a forest with trees that are part human form, eyes and mouth, hails of bullets and triple lazer fire from Cotton’s latest weapon resource that can be swapped and changed throughout as an endless onslaught of enemies fill the screen with their own arsenal of power. Avoid and maneuvering becomes as important as straight shooting.
Remaster of an iconic “cute’em’up”
Cotton Reboot is an updated, remastered version of the classic and iconic “cute’em’up” Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams with brand new features and updated visual designs. The game also features 3 game modes that include the X68000 original mode that faithfully emulates Sharp’s personal computer from the 1993 version. Arrange mode features 16:9 screens, redesigned graphics and characters. In Score attack mode the player competes for scores online within a limited time (2 minute and 5 minute mode can be selected).