Thursday, February 28, 2013

PC lead platform for Watch_Dogs

Last time I talked about Watch_Dogs I was worried as it is being published by UBISoft. In the past UBISoft have treated PC users are criminals with retarded always on DRM.

Since Farcry 3 I have seen that they have backed away from this and generally go the extra mile for PC users ( loads of graphics options and patches that enhance gameplay ).

Assassins Creed 3 was also very good on the PC.

The reason for the PC being lead platform is that the PS4 is basically a PC in a box.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ultima Forever: What have you done ?

Warning, the following post is a rant of epic nature and may be offend readers. So much so that its after the break.

UPDATE: The Dark age has ENDED

Friday, February 22, 2013

Legend of Grimrock 2 announced

Not much else about it just that the DLC they hinted at earlier has become a complete game and updated engine.

What I would like to see is outdoor areas, which is the trend with dungeon crawler sequals ( Dungeon Master 2, Eye of the Beholder 2 ).

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Big annoucement of the day

The elder scrolls online will not have a first person view.

The reasions are retarded:
“The main difference here is that in an online RPG, enemies can spawn in a 360 degree radius around you, especially in PvP,” Frior told Digital Spy. “So third-person view mode, if you use it, will give you a far greater ability to see enemies behind you. In many situations, this will be the difference between living and not surviving a combat sequence.”
Vanguard has a first person view where you can see your hands / legs etc. It is amazing for immersion. I expected that this would be a area Elderscrolls online would follow but instead they push towards more carbon copy mmo style game play.

Planetside 2 has shown that you can play a action based FPS MMO and not suffer much from the effects of lag, even from remote country's like my own. Sure its not perfect but it I can still be competitive.

Elder Scrolls online is nothing more than a money grab and I will not be touching it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

More on the Star Trek Game

I never like these kinds of videos. Where the developers are trying to tell you why you should like their game. I say just show game play and let us make up our own minds not try to hold our hands and tell us what we are seeing.

Anyway, game still looks interesting. Its proberly going to be some console degraded shooter but the setting seems good and with a bit of luck it might be half as good as Star Trek: Elite Force the best FPS startrek game ever made.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Star Trek Game

Sure, it looks like Mass Effect but atleast it won't be boring and have a story and characters in it =p

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wasteland 2: Gameplay video

Its looking good. It doesn't look much like the Wasteland but more like Fallout/Fallout tactics. Then Wasteland came out in the 80's so didn't look like much back then either. I love the text box describing everything, that really adds a RPG feel to the game and is something Wasteland relied on alot.

The way it plays seems like Jagged Alliance 2 which is what I am really excited about. The Hybrid real time explore / turnbased combat and skill system.

Its looking good and I will buy it as soon as it appears on steam.


Looks like the video has been deleted.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dayz Standalone devblog

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gameinformer posted this story:
Our March cover story gives a world-exclusive peek into the next generation of RPGs with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This standalone sequel takes the fascinating stories and characters, non-linear plotlines, and difficult decisions that the franchise is known for and puts them all in an open world 30 times larger than the previous game – an enormous setting even larger than Skyrim's vast expanse, made possible with the new REDengine 3 technology that developer CD Projekt RED is debuting with the game. Our huge feature dives into everything The Witcher 3 has to offer, and it's a lot: the detective work that precedes deadly combat when monster hunting, storylines that weave and twist together between political intrigue and otherworldly menaces, and a tired hero who wants to set things right but can't put down his swords until his conscience allows – if it ever does.

Coming in 2014 on PC and "all high-end platforms available" (CD Projekt RED isn't saying flat-out that it's a next-gen game, but it's a safe bet that new console announcements in the coming months will define the term "high-end platform"), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt stretches from stormy islands to war-torn forests and a sprawling dark fantasy metropolis without a loading screen anywhere to be found.
Bigger than Skyrim. Sounds fantastic.

Witcher 1 was more like a Bioware game ( just with character, story ) in that it was a bunch of chapters that you got locked into.

Witcher 2 had a more open feeling to it but it was still locked chapters. Once you finsihed one area you left and didn't really return but those area's were more freeform in the way you could explore them.

Witcher 3 sounds truely open. Massive landscapes and we finally get to truely explore the witchers world.

I can't wait.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Grimrock is better on Steam

I recently re brought the Legend of Grimrock when it was on sale over the weekend on steam. Originally I had the Good old games version ( as it was announced on there first ) but when the editor came out with steamworks the Good old games version was left out in the cold with only the Nexus for mods.

Since re buying it on steam I have gotten back into the game in a big way and its great to be playing dungeon crawlers again. Finding secrets, wondering what to do when you run out of food ( current situation as I scavenge the lower levels for monsters to eat ) and just what is the game going to throw at me next.

Already the mods being made for the game are amazing with new tilesets and monsters. Everything is modable in the game and it is now a complete dungeon crawler construction set.

Steam workshop just makes it easier to browse the mods and the nexus for the ones to large to fit on steam.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

War of the Roses: Brian Blessed DLC

Most DLC isn't worth the effort. Its just tacked on gameplay, skins or armor for your horse. It makes a mockery of gaming in general.

And then you have Brian Blessed DLC, a whole new level of DLC that everyone must own.