Trials Rising (preview)

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Trials Rising is a bike game that is going to spend a ton of time pissing people off, but will be a ton of fun. Just like its predecessor Trials Fusion. The game involves driving assorted dirt bikes across insane tracks full of jumps and obstacles to to finish line for the best time to get bronze, silver or gold medals to unlock harder and harder tracks. Occasionally you will need to get points instead, maybe see if you can fling your rider a set distance or some other challenge.

Trials Rising has added a few new features including a tandem bike multiplayer mode. Two people, one bike, each person providing 50% of the normal riding power and riding ability. This to me sounds like it will be ruining some friendships. Either way the game sounds like a blast, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Devil May Cry 5 (preview)

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Devil May Cry is a series I have never really got into, not for any real reason. I can’t say anything bad about the story or controls, it just wasn’t my thing. This one still doesn’t catch my interest. There are certain things tho I have to admit, first this game looks great. The trailer at E3 also looked fun as hell.

It has also been confirmed that we will be getting more information in August as reported by VG247 the article also contains more info, so for those interested I suggest checking that out. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Octopath Traveler (Preview)

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Octopath Traveler,what else is there to say besides well, I don’t own a Nintendo Switch, but this game makes me wish I did. This turn based RPG from Square Enix will release July 13th and is the story of, well 8 different characters. The visuals are inspired by retro RPGs which is a trend I as an old man (in gaming terms at least) thoroughly enjoy and appreciate. Check out the video below.

Control (Preview)

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Control from this years E3 by Remedy is quite the enigma. Its an enigma in that it doesn’t tell us much. We know it has a female main character, the has an odd shape shifting sort of gun and she seems to have super natural powers. The game however does look interesting and it does have some nice graphics to it. Remedy also has the titles behind it to back up such an odd title being worth watching that include Alan Wake and Quantum Break. The game is also being published by 505 games. Watch the video below and and let me know what you think, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Resident Evil 2 Remake

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This is one of those series me and @torstenvblog disagree one. We both agree the stories are great and the series iconic, but we have had more than one argument over this aspect. The early games in the series actually sucked. There are 2 viewpoints on this one, those that know they sucked, and those that are wrong. Don’t get me wrong, the stories were great and the defined a genre, but the controls even at the time were garbage. The visuals were never that good and don’t even get me started on how nonsensical the puzzles were. You trekked all over the damn mansion, or in the case of 2 the police station, doing stuff like finding lighters or arrow heads in places they would never be to solve puzzles in places that made no sense that nobody in their right mind would have figured out. It’s why the first play though of the games took 20 hours and the 2nd took 3.

So why did everyone put up with it and have such fine memories of it? Well honestly they were freaky as hell and the stories were absolutely amazing. We all wanted to see what the hell Umbrella corp was going to do next. So when this rumor started years ago and was confirmed we all got excited. Except @torstenvblog because he is a purist and got all pissy about them changing the game play. Then E3 happened, and now even he knows this is about to be amazing. So I shall leave the video below, let me know what you think and if you fall into the group that is right or wrong. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Skull and Bones

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Skull and Bones is one of those games that has been in the work awhile, in fact we saw it at E3 2017 as well as this year, and I heard about it before that. It has been pushed back at least once that I have written about. Ubisoft Skull and Bones Delayed

That isn’t necessarily a bad thing tho as they clearly want to learn from the mistakes of Sea of Thieves. So far Skull & Bones is shaping up nicely, as the game looks beautiful and seems to have a nice mix of needing to work together, but also giving you plenty reason to take the chance and turn on each other when needed. The real question here however is, will you be punished for doing it needlessly? One of my big issues with Sea of Thieves was that sometimes people just did stuff because they could and it was really a detriment to the game, and that was on top of there really being no content to the game. Either way, enjoy the trailer and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Last of us 2

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Just in case you have been living in a cave these last few weeks, I am going to go the opposite way and show the trailer first which is the opposite of what I normally do.

There we go, now we are all caught up. Or not, I can prove you actually watched an over 10 minute video. But the The Last of us 2 isn’t without some controversy. First and to a minor scale, many people have claimed the game play was scripted or even in more extreme cases completely fake. I can buy scripted, because let’s be honestly nobody wants an E3 catastrophe. Fake? That is pretty unlikely considering the backlash they would face when caught, and they would get caught.

The other controversy, people are pissed off, that Ellie is a lesbian. Just like she was clearly was in the last game. Seriously were these people not paying attention, and this is especially true if you played the DLC, she had what amounts to a post apocalypse date with the girl right before she ends up infected.

The game looks amazing by the way, The story of the first seems to be carrying over nicely into the second. Ellie has grown up and her combat skills have aged to fit into her more adult frame. No longer does she struggle to do simple things, yet she clearly isn’t some super human woman either which I like. Tho admittedly the game isn’t exactly realistic either, but hey the game isn’t realistic to begin with, look at what you fight. Either way what are your thoughts? Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.