- Oct 25, 2017
Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Uzzy
Wolfenstein: Youngblood, from Machine Games and Arkane Studios, is the latest in the rebooted Wolfenstein series of First Person Shooters that have you blowing away the Nazis. This time you can play it with a partner, liberating 1980’s Paris as one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and shooting up the town with a variety of new weapons and gadgets to a synthwave soundtrack.
So this is a weird one. While the first in the rebooted series, The New Order, was a revelation, the New Colossus had a number of issues, mainly in the level and encounter design. Enter Youngblood, a spin off/side story/something that’s been co developed by Arkane Studios, who made some of the best single player levels ever in Dishonoured 1 / 2. So it should be fantastic, but the whole side story aspect and much lower release price makes me think this is could be a budget release that’s not given the polish it deserves. I hope it’s great, especially for Arkane’s sake.
ARMA 3: Contact - Uzzy
ARMA 3: Contact, from Bohemia Interactive, is the latest DLC for the now six years old best in class mil-sim, featuring a new single player scenario exploring the first contact between humanity and extraterrestrials. Set in a fictional Eastern European nation, you and your NATO squad mates have to contend with the little green men while trying to figure out what the other little green men are up to and why they’re here. Engage in field science, electronic warfare and small squad level combat/recon.
As close to war as you ever want to get, ARMA 3 has long been the undisputed king of military simulators (mostly because no one else makes them), with it’s commitment to authenticity and modibility. Adding in a European terrain set to the sandbox, as well as Spetsnaz, is a very welcome development, especially for a six year old game! But it’s the campaign that has me most intrigued, I do enjoy a more realistic take on a first contact scenario, ala the excellent Arrival. I’m getting those vibes from it and if it’s even remotely in the same ball park it could be an unexpected treat.
Metal Wolf Chaos XD - Uzzy
Metal Wolf Chaos XD, developed by From Software, remastered by General Arcade, and published by Devolver Digital, is the rerelease of the cult classic that only six people got to play, given that it was originally only released on Xbox. In Japan. Clearly, the execs were smoking what the dev team had, as Metal Wolf Chaos sees you playing as PRESIDENT MICHAEL WILSON, defending AMERICA from the Vice President, RICHARD HAWK and his mechanised legions in their coup attempt. It's your sworn duty to uphold the constitution at all costs, and if that means getting in a mech and fighting the coup yourself, then that's what any PATRIOT would do.
Is this even out this month? Nothing's been confirmed, but it could be! And that's what's important. With the July 4th celebrations (bloody traitors) coming up, it's a perfect time for the most American of video games to finally make it's long awaited rerelease. Find out if it's actually any good or just a giant meme!
Kill La Kill: If - zkylon
kill la kill: if is an upcoming fighting game based on Objectively Best Anime kill la kill. it's developed by the people that made the bad little witch academia game and it's not one of those good 2D fighters like fighterz but one of those 3D anime things no one likes, but arc-sys is involved and that might mean something good maybe??? also it was on evo and stuff and people liked it... i don't know why they asked me to write a fighting game recommendation... it'll have an original story mode with a what if scenario from satsuki's point of view that's co-written with trigger staff and will apparently be pretty well developed, and you can play with pretty much all the characters in the show. pretty sure it'll be bad, when's the last time anyone liked an anime fighter after all, so i recommend no one buys it and just enjoy watching me hate it
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers - Heyasuki
FFXIV: Shadowbringers (ファイナルファンタジーXIV 漆黒の反逆者), from Square-Enix, is the latest expansion to Final Fantasy XIV's MMORPG. This MMO is different from others in that it has a heavy focus on story, so much so that many consider it the best Final Fantasy in a long time. This expac brings many new features including 2 new playable classes (Dancer, Gunbreaker), some simplification of abilities, and many quality of life features as well. For more detailed information please see the OT from Dark Knight.
Bioshock: Infinite - Dan Longman
Bioshock Infinite released in 2013 after a long development cycles with many changes made to the game in that time. It was the first Bioshock game made by Ken Levine's team at irrational since the original Bioshock back in 2007. Having recently played through it it holds up really well. The shooting and powers still feel good and the amount of synergy between them really work to make you feel powerful. The story may stumble with Levine's writing and trying to take on bigger topics than he may be capable of and falls back on the both sides are evil tropes. but that said there are still moments of wonderful storytelling and Booker and Elizabeth's relationship is really well realized and Elizabeth is not just a person to escort she becomes essential in battles supplying you with ammo, health and opening tears to other dimensions. Also due to the incredible art direction this game still looks fantastic. Also the soundtrack so good and it is full of anachronistic covers of songs done by Postmodern Jukebox.
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