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Battlefield 1′s Four Most Annoying Traits

Battlefield 1′s Four Most Annoying Traits

Battlefield 1 is currently storming the charts, as well as earning high praise from consumer and critics alike. With amazing visuals, intense multiplayer action, and a campaign that’s not too shabby. There’s plenty to enjoy, but it’s not perfect. Frustrations and annoyances float around very aspects of the game, not all of them are exactly DICE’s fault however. These are three worst things about Battlefield 1 -     Scaled Back Destruction - For a game set during a time where the power of explosives and artillery was stunning the masses, not much can really be blown up. A number of walls will remain standing unless hit by certain weapons...

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel – Review

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel – Review

This review is based on the Xbox One version of the game. Ashes of Ariandel is the first DLC release for Dark Souls III and it takes place in the new area known as “The Painted World of Ariandel”. Immediately upon entering the new area of the game I was impressed by what I saw. We are presented with a beautiful snowy landscape filled with blowing snow and just an eerie sense of it all. You exit through a cave and find yourself smack dab in the middle of a small clearing with a hill off to the right, the sounds of enemies in the distance and the ever blowing...

Mordheim: City of the Damned – Console Edition Review

Mordheim: City of the Damned – Console Edition Review

I seem to be in the Warhammer-themed mood, so of course I got my hands on Mordheim: City of the Damned. Mordheim is a tactical-rpg based on the tabletop game of the same name, where you control one of five factions (now with the DLC you can play as Witch Hunters) each of whom have their own abilities, classes and play-styles. The factions include the Sisters of Sigmar, Mercenaries from the Empire, Skaven, Cult of the Possessed and he Witch Hunters with the recently released DLC. Since the game is a tactical-rpg you’re in control of a small warband with a set amount of units who move about in a...

No Man’s Sky Backlash Represents A Possible Consumer Turning Point

No Man’s Sky Backlash Represents A Possible Consumer Turning Point

No Man’s Sky may be Steam’s most poorly reviewed game, but that doesn’t reflect the game itself. If Hello Game’s product was merely disappointing, maybe even bad, no one would have been talking about the game this late after release. Reaction to the game speaks volumes about the state of the modern industry, at least from the consumers point of view. Some critics and publications may have went into overdrive trying to defend the game, but the consumers had no time for it. No Man’s Sky was sold on lies, not just a few white ones either. From features being promised then revoked only to be subsequently hidden under stickers...

When Is A Game’s Player Base Truly Toxic?

When Is A Game’s Player Base Truly Toxic?

Overwatch, Counter-Strike: GO, DOTA2, League of Legends and even Rocket League. All of these games have one thing in common, but it’s critical praise. Toxicity within the communities is a something nearly every player will experience. We’ve all played a fair amount of matches peppered with insults, trolling and rage quitting. The problem isn’t exactly new, every single multiplayer games suffers from the same problem. With popularity comes a wider audience, thus the exposure to toxicity becomes greater. The definition of ‘toxic’ within game communities is seemingly shifting however. Competitive play represents the core of most multiplayer games. Those who wish to enjoy quick, more casual, matches have plenty of...

Warhammer: Vermintide – Console Edition Review (Xbox One)

Warhammer: Vermintide – Console Edition Review (Xbox One)

Last year, our very own Sean Halliday got to sit down and review the PC version of Vermintide, which you can read here. Fast forward roughly a year later and I got the chance to sit down and play the console version of Vermintide. Let’s get down and dirty with the Skaven. – If you’ve ever played Left 4 Dead you’ll notice some familiarity upon jumping into Vermintide. The game is a co-op first person game where you take control of one of five heroes and must proceed from Point A to Point B all while completing a series of objectives and taking on hordes of humanoid rat creatures known...

We Happy Few Is Nothing Like Bioshock, Avoid Disappointment

We Happy Few Is Nothing Like Bioshock, Avoid Disappointment

We happy Few has seemingly got many people confused. When ever you see a gameplay video or Early Access lets play, you’ll be sure to see someone mention Bioshock. The unfortunate thing, at least for them, is We Happy Few has little to no shared Bioshock vibes. Gameplay is based purely on survival, this is not a simple case of shooting your way through. The player is vulnerable, struggling to keep their head above water. Areas are open, allowing the player to explore and discover. Yes, We Happy Few is played in the first person, but that’s one of the few similarities the two games share. The tone of the...

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Console Release Officially Dated

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Console Release Officially Dated

The console release date for Wahammer: End Times – Vermintide has finally been announced.   Coming this October 4th, consoles players will be able to get in on the Skavern slaying fun, complete with all the DLC. Last Stand, Drachenfels and Sigmar’s Blessing are all included as standard.  Vermintide was one of last year’s surprise hits, replicating the Left4Dead formula while adding onto it. Although the game had its initial gripes and annoyances, the console version will be free of that.   Fatshark’s regular updates and new content allowed the game to thrive, carving out a nice spot for itself in the market. Even if Warhamemr isn’t your thing, Vermintide...

We Happy Few Preview – Solid But Uninspiring

We Happy Few Preview – Solid But Uninspiring

*Based on the Early Access build After creating a lot of buzz, mostly thanks to its tone, We Happy Few might not be the joyous experience many are expecting. At its core, We Happy Few is a survival game with some creepy imagery and themes. The Early Access build opens up a fair amount to play with, but it’s not exactly fun. For all of the world building and scene setting the initial five minutes indulges in, the gameplay is uninspired. Players must take into account thirst, hunger and fatigue. There’s various other effects that need monitoring when trigged, such as bleeding and sickness. Gathering materials and supplies forms the...

New Map, Operators, Game Modes, Features and Attachments Coming to Rainbow Six: Siege

New Map, Operators, Game Modes, Features and Attachments Coming to Rainbow Six: Siege

The next update for Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is set to add a whole bunch of new content to the game.   Known as Operation Skull Rain, the update will add two new operators along with a new weapon attachments, map and game mode. Set in Brazil, the two new Operators are boasting some interesting abilities -   “Caveira is the defensive Operator of the two,” says Ubisoft. “As such, she possesses the “Silent Step” skill that enables her to sneak up on enemies to immobilize and then interrogate them to reveal their teammates’ location. Her arsenal includes an M12 and SPAS-15 for primary weapons, a PRB92 as a secondary,...

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