A little over a decade ago, the Electronic Entertainment Expo shut its doors to the general public. In 2017, the doors were once again opened to the public. I share our thoughts and experiences from this year’s E3.
Nonsense I say! Kevin, Johnny, and Jon ramble on about whatever comes up in our first episode of the ramblecast.
Ubisoft released a short teaser today revealing the locale and possible villains in the latest installment of Far Cry.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 marks CI Games’ third entry in their stealth FPS series. It’s an open world shooter, with emphasis on sniping mechanics and sneaking around enemy outposts. Previous entries covered much of the same territory plot-wise and suffered from bugs, poor gameplay, and unrefined game design. So how did they do this time around?
…Really, all this means is that SMT: 4A is a fine game with a major problem – it is a sequel. If SMT: IV didn’t exist, SMT: 4A would feel like a fresher game. It does bring some major improvements to the previous game but balances them out with some major regressions. In the end what’s left is a game that does enough to be enjoyable but not enough to be great. The story is more engaging, the gameplay on the whole is better, but the loss of atmosphere and overall addition of monotony makes this a game mostly for those who were a fan of the first. Since it’s a sequel, I suppose it succeeds in what it set out to do by finishing up the story, but in some cases, it does not really feel like a necessary continuation. There is not enough new content for a standalone game, making this feel more like “disc two” than an actual new title. A tricky business, indeed.
This week we discuss delicious chicken dinners in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
Can love really bloom on the battlegrounds? We discussed Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
Remedy Entertainment, announced today on Twitter that their 2010 horror-survival title, Alan Wake, will be removed from digital stores on May 15, 2017.
Prey has problems, but it’s still a titan of atmospheric storytelling. Despite its failings as a horror game, and despite its immense amount of technical issues (which will hopefully be patched away), it is still an engaging experience that should keep you hooked throughout. The variety in playstyle, the satisfying and unique powers and weapons, the masterfully crafted atmosphere and level design elevate Prey but it never quite reaches escape velocity, and remains pleasantly in orbit.
Kevin and Jon tackle some inanimate objects.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a triumph with a handful of minor flaws. Exciting combat, an engaging new world to explore, and a likable, confident protagonist combine for a rewarding experience. While I don’t hasten to call this a system seller, I do think that all PS4 owners should give this game a serious look. With such a strong original property, and an exciting fusion of so many quality game elements, it’s clear that Guerrilla Games has a great deal more to offer than reliance on the Killzone series, and I’m excited to see what they’ll be working on next.
Those that have played older SMT games like Nocturne or Strange Journey will not find much new here but should still be fairly happy with the outcome. The game is fun and the quality expected of an SMT game is there, but some issues prevent it from being a truly spectacular title. For those new to the SMT series, this is a fine place to start.