That’s why, when games boast of their dynamic weather, our first thought is: rain. It doesn’t mean “this game has the potential to produce snow” or “there’s a virtual hurricane a’comin’” – few games have ever taken dynamic weather to its extreme – it’s usually just another way of saying “watch out chaps, looks like it’s about to tip it down.”
When one looks back on Epic Games’ first Gears of War which released in 2006, it isn’t hard to see how the game changed the way we look at third person shooters. Granted, not all of its mechanics were completely original – it’s often been cited by designer Cliff Bleszinski has a mash of Resident Evil 4’s over-the-shoulder aiming and Kill Switch’s cover system – but it was the overall result which paved the way for games with cover mechanics.
Streaks of white and black clash together in grainy noir, highlighted with the occasional crimson red. Eliot Ness is a despondent retired cop. He once served Al Capone with a jail sentence. Now he is now serving greasy spoon dinners to the ineffectual police force that replaced him. That is until duty calls and he becomes a pawn in Capone’s own investigation replete with missing children, grotesque demonic creatures, and the Mafia.
Ever since Metal Gear Solid 5 was announced back in 2012, Hideo Kojima made it clear that he is handling mature, dark and taboo themes in The Phantom Pain. These dark themes were strongly touched upon in Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain. This resulted into a bit of controversy which led many to believe that Kojima will tone them down in The Phantom Pain.
Metal Gear Solid 5 Will Feature Some of The Best Boss Battles In The Series, Has Plenty of Cutscenes
If there is one thing we don’t know much about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, it’s the boss battles. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater arguably had the boss fights in the series. So will the boss fights in The Phantom Pain surpass the ones we fought in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater? Konami’s Robert Allen Peeler believes that the boss fights in The Phantom Pain will be one of the best in the series.
Mortal Kombat X originally launched back in April for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and we absolutely loved it, praising the visual fidelity as well as the surprisingly well-written story. However, it appears that this level of quality could not be matched in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, and publisher Warner Bros. has decided to cancel them completely.
Evergreen by Siege Sloth Games in Canberra This month we’ve shone our spotlight on games that let you play as a hacker, a spaceship captain, a headless mad scientist creation — but now it’s time to look at Evergreen, a game where you quite literally play as a tree. (An enormous, mythical tree that guides life through the ages, but a tree nonetheless.)
Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a new DLC pack called Trespasser on September 8, BioWare announced at PAX Prime 2015. Unlike previous DLC packs, this one takes place two years after the events of the main storyline – so the plot moves forward more. Watch right to the end of this trailer for a hint at what’s to come – I won’t spoil the moment for you.
As usual IO Interactive is hoping to grant the player freedom of approach, and in the video you’ll see plenty of nods to the stealth and disguise gameplay we know and love. Let’s hope it’s all a bit less A to B than Absolution, eh? Hitman, which has no subtitle, launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on December 8, although content will continue rolling out for several months after launch.
Prolific video game and comic book adaptation producers Avi and Ari Arad are at it again, this time tackling Gearbox’s Borderlands. Variety reports Lionsgate has signed the property as a “tentpole movie”. There’s a quote from a Lionsgate executive about making the movie “with the same …