Far Cry 4 Review

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Far Cry 4 lands at that time of year where game critiques put our heads in our hands and wonder how many more games can possibly be released in the space of just a few weeks. The answer it would seem is always more and the reason that matters is that games especially at this time of year need to do something different to stand out.

Far Cry once again comes to us from Ubisoft, hot on the heels of a disastrous launch for their latest Assassins Creed game. Thankfully Far Cry 4 has none of the technical hangups that Ubisofts other key franchise has. While it’s a relief that everything present works, the question I found myself asking was: do all those oh so familiar gameplay hooks excite in the same way they did two years ago? Continue reading

Sunset Overdrive – Weapon Pack released, Player Voting, and other news

Insomniac Games has released its first Weapon Pack for Sunset Overdrive, which adds four new weapons to the Xbox One exclusive open-world third-person shooter.

  • The Plague Bomb causes enemies to vomit until they are killed, at which point they explode. They can also spread the disease to other enemies.
  • The Rager causes enemies to attack each other… and also to explode when killed.
  • The Shield Buddy protects the player and their friends with a shield bubble, plus bombs enemies.
  • The Multi-lock Rocket Launcher can lock on to up to eight targets, and then shoots homing rockets at them.

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This week’s Deals with Gold – Black Friday Edition

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Major Nelson’s blog has revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 1 December and include discounts on a long list of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to celebrate “Black Friday Weekend”.

Highlights from this week’s special sale include Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (40% off for Xbox One, 50% off for Xbox 360) and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (30% off for Xbox One, 33% off for Xbox 360).

The full list is available at MajorNelson.com, with the UK-specific deals listed at Xbox.com (UK). More titles will apparently be discounted on Friday 28 November – Black Friday itself.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Status Update from 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross

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Bonnie Ross, Studio Head at 343 Industries, has taken to Halo Waypoint and Xbox Wire to personally apologise “on behalf of us all at 343 Industries” for the ongoing issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and to provide an update on how 343i plans to resolve the problems going forward.

Ross’ post comes after last Thursday’s release of the latest Content Update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which it had been hoped would improve the game’s problematic matchmaking. Unfortunately, although 343i found that the update “improved things statistically”, it said via the game’s Support FAQ on Friday that it was “aware that far too many are not seeing improvements”.

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Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One Review

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Grand Theft Auto V is without question one of the best games of the previous generation and perhaps one of the best ever made. The likelihood of you never experiencing it before reading this review is on the verge of mathematically improbable. The real question is whether returning to Los Santos is worth it and if Rockstar North have done enough to justify the expense.

Los Santos was beautiful on the Xbox 360 and still does today. With the Xbox One, Rockstar North have made small but notable improvements to help make the city shine the way it always intended to. Bumping the resolution to 1080p with soft anti-aliasing helps bring out the smaller details that we take for granted. Witnessing God-rays shine down on a grassy knoll, watching the increased wildlife scamper in the denser foliage will at times be an incredible sight to behold.

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F2
This game even though its a HD upgrade can be extremely pretty at times, I was pratting about in the Sea Dodo on multiplayer and was about to land when the sunset caught my attention http://gameclipscontent-d3003.xboxlive. ... e06cc419c2 Also practice makes perfect for roadkills in a plane! http://gameclipscontent-d3004.xboxlive. ... 6527ceccee Craigs view (in first person too). http://gameclipscontent-d3002.xboxlive. ... 8d6ca92c50
Craigimt
Agree with you about the FPS mode not having the finesse of other games. It feels like there's too much recoil with the guns.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Review
Also yay, I can make video reviews again!
Born2beSlicker
BXB: GTA is now the best selling game ever in the UK.
Born2beSlicker
Who the hell voices the flight school instructor? I'm torn between Bob Odenkirk vs Lewis Black but the character is uncredited. :x
Born2beSlicker
I absolutely adore Trevor. One of the best characters in games for sure. Los Santos is an amazing achievement and puts Watch Dogs' Chicago to shame.
Harry
I met Trevor last night for the first time. That was quite an introduction! This game looks pretty amazing out in the desert. I have to say, I think this is the best in game world ever created. It's so thick with interesting stuff.mit looks natural yet you know it was hand crafted over many years.
Born2beSlicker
WE'RE TAKING OVER BKTH PLATFORMS, SON! *chomps cigar*
Harry
Oh wow is that still a thing?. Completely forgot. I'm still in the bxb crew :lol:
Born2beSlicker
They really need to patch in the ability to switch off auto-game clips.
F2
The Hatchet and first person mode are my new favourite combination in this game :lol:
Danger Moss
Harry
So I tried to play this online and sat in party chat while I quickly did the tutorial ...."I'll just do this and then we'll meet up online" 90 mins later , can't i fucking skip this tutorial. WTF this is a single player mission. WHY ARE YOU TELLING NE THIS LET ME PLAY THE DAMN GAME. Absolutely infuriating. :x
Due to the issues during the last gen launch I had to play that mission about 5/6 times. So consider yourself lucky.
Harry
So I tried to play this online and sat in party chat while I quickly did the tutorial ...."I'll just do this and then we'll meet up online" 90 mins later , can't i fucking skip this tutorial. WTF this is a single player mission. WHY ARE YOU TELLING NE THIS LET ME PLAY THE DAMN GAME. Absolutely infuriating. :x .....but on my way round I saw some beautiful scenery. This is a stunning world with detail that's unmatched anywhere else in the business.
PreachedMONKEY
First Person mode is funny as fuck when I do my favourite thing in this game and walk down Grove Street greeting everyone and just waiting for trouble to kick off. The punch ups are amazing! :lol:
Bulky
This is how certain parts of the first person are being handled ;) http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/ima ... hla5df.gif
Tezcatlipoca
2013 GTA Online character transfer problem: PS4 patched, Xbox One should be fixed tomorrow. https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en ... GTA-Online
Born2beSlicker
If you haven't played GTAOnline this year but are considering upgrading to PS4/XBO, log in on 360/PS3 first and get up to date. It seems to be having issues with people who are very out of date trying to transfer over.
Harry
I know it's a GTA game but my god does the language just bludgeon you over the head. I'm all for it but it's a little much here. The dog sex thing fell flat with me too, I even rolled my eyes. Is this a sign of my age?
Craigimt
I've changed my controls to the FPS config. It makes left analogue your run button. @Slicker, I didn't get all the achievements straight away.
Born2beSlicker
Craigimt
For anyone that likes achievements: if you transfer your character over from last gen then it'll give you all the online achievements you had. I'm guessing it's the same with trophies.
I got a bunch but didn't get all the ones I earned, including "do the introduction". So I'm level 49 but never did the intro. :facepalm:
Harry
Yeah this is pretty great. The controls are still like playing twister for me. Why can't we have a complete custom map option. I just can't stand having to press X to run. Why not just use the analogue transition between walk and run like every other game!! Shooting while driving is impossible too! This was great fun though...
I plugged my shit into the tv direct which by passes my blu Ray player and I'm probably just making it up but it seems slightly more responsive, either that or I got used to it. EDIT: the motion controls you can turn on work really well for things like the motorbike.
Craigimt
For anyone that likes achievements: if you transfer your character over from last gen then it'll give you all the online achievements you had. I'm guessing it's the same with trophies.
Born2beSlicker
You should get used to it soon enough. Each car has its own handling which can be upgraded at the mod shop to make them more responsive and faster. I'd recommend lightly holding the brake as you come to the corners, as drifting at high speeds makes you swing out at a wide angle.
Harry
Yeah, throws my driving off though. It like playing with a 50ms lag
Born2beSlicker
I wouldn't say movement is laggy, more that it's weighted. Characters and objects have a sense of weight because the physics are so well realised. You can't just snap into place like other games, like other Rockstar games, you need to naturally move into the position you want.
Craigimt
Is there? I was expecting it to be for completing the story in first person.
Harry
The game is impressive and does indeed look nice. Unfortunately I think rockstar have continued their tradition of awful control schemes. They just do not make sense. Also I finding movement and driving slightly laggy? It could just be my setup , I'll have to see tomorrow but there is Definately lag when steering I'm just not sure if it's the animation. It's been a long time since I played GTA. Last time was probably a year or two ago on my android phone.
What's wrong with the controls? I'll admit that aiming seems harder when driving in first person.
Born2beSlicker
There's an achievement to play in first person for 15 hours. WELP! Guess I'm going first person.
Harry
The game is impressive and does indeed look nice. Unfortunately I think rockstar have continued their tradition of awful control schemes. They just do not make sense. Also I finding movement and driving slightly laggy? It could just be my setup , I'll have to see tomorrow but there is Definately lag when steering I'm just not sure if it's the animation. It's been a long time since I played GTA. Last time was probably a year or two ago on my android phone.
Craigimt
Driving in first person is a lot harder than I expected it to be. It does make it more interesting though.
Brocktas
Harry
Brocktas
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Ditto. I almost started a new game on the 360 yesterday, but decided to hold off. I'll probably pick an Xbox One up around March. Hopefully the price might have dropped under £300 by that point.
There are some silly deals going around. I saw one Xbox one with 2 games for 300. I saw another with 5 games including gta and cod aw for 399. Ps4 can be got Dr 300. They are throwing these consoles at you right now.
Yeah. Thing is, I've got three or four projects to close before Christmas, then I'm planning on taking two weeks off over Christmas to relax. I know myself too well. If I get a console, I'll spend the best part of those two weeks playing and then wonder where the break went. :lol:
Harry
Brocktas
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Ditto. I almost started a new game on the 360 yesterday, but decided to hold off. I'll probably pick an Xbox One up around March. Hopefully the price might have dropped under £300 by that point.
There are some silly deals going around. I saw one Xbox one with 2 games for 300. I saw another with 5 games including gta and cod aw for 399. Ps4 can be got Dr 300. They are throwing these consoles at you right now.
Brocktas
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Ditto. I almost started a new game on the 360 yesterday, but decided to hold off. I'll probably pick an Xbox One up around March. Hopefully the price might have dropped under £300 by that point.
Phlashman
Think it'll be the new year before I pick this up. Waiting the year has just proved to me that I can wait, an extra few months it's going to make the difference. Maybe if this had come out before MCC it would of been different. But I feel like I've got plenty of gaming to get through.
Harry
Metcritic 96 Best version of the best gta apparently. Some small frame rate issues here and there which I did infact notice from watching some streams. Everyone generally says FPS mode is a valuable addition but if your bored of last years release maybe hold back.
Born2beSlicker
GTAV XBO/PS4 for £36.99 http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2014/11/14/kota ... -far-cry-4
Tezcatlipoca
Heists will be coming to GTA Online in its first update after the new-gen release. More details "very soon". http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/a ... ory-so-far I'll wait for actual details and an actual date before slapping "HEISTS COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!" on the front page.
Harry
Someone was just streaming it on Playstation but by the time I got there it was banned. :(
patrick_bateman
It is the best GTA game Harry. Its some achievement.
Harry
I pre ordered this on PSN. Can't wait , looks like it might be the best GTA and people who have already played it might get something new. How they handle this first person stuff is going to be very interesting. Could well become a standard feature in games. No longer will there be a 3rd or 1st person game. It'll all just be one thing. Also a nice touch having police radio and phone calls through the duelshock speaker
Tezcatlipoca
There will be a Day One Title Update containing "some last tweaks and optimisation fixes". Not IMO worthy of a front-page post here, given that *everything* has a Day One Title Update nowadays (Halo: TMCC was the exception news-wise because of the insane size of the update due to it adding the MP because the disc was full), so here's a direct link to the Rockstar Newswire: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/a ... los-santos There will also be "continuing free content Updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, including the highly-anticipated launch of Online Heists (which, to be absolutely clear, will be available for all four consoles to enjoy)." Of course, the Heists have been coming for quite some time now...
Jerec
If anyone has Tesco CC vouchers, they are doubling them for pre-order games. I got my PS4 copy for £28.
Danger Moss
£55? :lolno:
Tezcatlipoca
The digital download is new up for pre-order and preload.
Tezcatlipoca
Long article at IGN about what went into the new gen versions: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/11/05/g ... ration-gap
Born2beSlicker
Each game Rockstar did improved on the last. GTAV is Red Dead meets Max Payne for the most part. It will never match Max Payne but it's a lot closer than GTA IV.
Harry
It's baffling to me how a game that's so damn well made in terms of technology,writing and design (design is subjective, maybe I mean scope, vision and attention to detail) can consistently have such awful control schemes. .....now if they added a full on button mapper that would be cool. I do hear they have taken a little on board from Red Dead which is only a good thing. Expect Red Dead Redemption 2 in a years time?
Born2beSlicker
patrick_bateman
I would bet my life that the first person sections on foot won't be smooth like...say a game built as a FPS.
A game that doesn't do third person shooting as well as third person shooters won't be on par with first person shooters? Stop the presses!
Harry
Look brilliant. I'm going in fresh as I never got it last year. Pre ordered it last night on PSN, should be a blast.
patrick_bateman
I would bet my life that the first person sections on foot won't be smooth like...say a game built as a FPS.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
wow, first person mode looks as good as the best open world shooters. It's like Far Cry 4 just got dumped on.
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Ori and the Blind Forest delayed until “Early 2015″ for Xbox One and PC, and “later” 2015 for Xbox 360

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Developer Moon Studios has announced that the Xbox One and PC releases of Ori and the Blind Forest – originally due this “Fall” – have been delayed until “Early 2015″, with the Xbox 360 release pushed back until “later that year”.

Moon Studios said in its announcement that it had decided, together with its partners at Microsoft Studios, that it needed “just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish” to what it hoped would be “an unforgettable gaming experience”.

The Prologue for Ori and the Blind Forest was shown back in September at the Tokyo Game Show, along with new images.

Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay video – Ace Chemicals Infiltration part 1

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new gameplay video for Batman: Arkham Knight, the “epic conclusion” of Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham trilogy.

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MoBiUGeArSkIn
Looks bloody crazy. Appears to be running on PS4? I'd like to believe it.
Tezcatlipoca
Nice 8) Britxbox - Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay video – Ace Chemicals Infiltration part 1
MoBiUGeArSkIn
gooner4life_uk
Powerful enough for what? :wtf: PS4 is more than powerful enough, Xbox One could have done with GDDR5 and a better GPU but it's more than powerful enough to do native 720/900p in massive games, that's a massive difference to last gen.
NighteyesUK
Well, at least there won't be a summer lull. Still, this smacks of "we can't get this running at an acceptable framerate". I'm a little concerned. Honestly, I don't feel either of the consoles are powerful enough.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Batman: Arkham Knight to be released in June 2015
NighteyesUK
I'll somewhat agree with that assessment. The Fear Takedown looks good, though it looks to make things even easier than before. And I'm not sold on the Batmobile, especially the shooty shooty bits, but we'll see. As for it being overly similar, in this case that's not a bad thing - Arkham City is near perfect in everything it does, all this game needs is refinement, a good story, and sexy graphics.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Dem graphics!!! Take that away though, nothing there looked like it couldn't be done in the last three games. It was a bit familiar.
Tezcatlipoca
... and speaking of John Noble: NIGHTEYES! Don't forget to watch the Sleepy Hollow TV series! ;) :D
NighteyesUK
hallben
I thought I knew that voice! That is cool casting.
That was my exact reaction to reading Tez's post. :lol: Fucking awesome casting, he can really let his evil side run wild with this role!! :clap:
hallben
I thought I knew that voice! That is cool casting.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - E3 2014 – Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay trailer
John "Walter Bishop / Lord Denethor" Noble will be awesome as the Scarecrow.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Batman: Arkham Knight delayed until 2015, Batmobile Battle Mode video released
Tezcatlipoca
Harry
Understandable considering the shape it was in technically according to certain sources but I thought it would make this year. So whats going to come out this year! Stuff thin on the ground now!
Thin on the ground? This was rumoured for October, which is still crammed with other games - Alien: Isolation, Evolve, The Evil Within, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. [Plus Driveclub for PS4] November has got COD Advanced Warfare and Far Cry 4. Still plenty this year...
Harry
PC gaming is such a lonely cold space to play. Also where are these xbox one games you speak of :? It's 6 days till E3 man! Oh new batman footage makes it looks awesome, yet slightly jaggy.
NighteyesUK
And that may just sway me to sell my PS4 and put the money toward the master race. Now there is sweet fuck all that really interests me this year. This generation has been a joke thus far, and I'm left with egg on my face after bigging up the PS4 when it turns out the good games appear to be coming the Xbone. :lol: If sony doesn't have some seriously tasty shit to announce at E3 for THIS year.... yeah.
Harry
Understandable considering the shape it was in technically according to certain sources but I thought it would make this year. So whats going to come out this year! Stuff thin on the ground now!
Lostcauz
Now releasing in 2015 http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... ps-to-2015
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Certainly looks incredible. Dem graphics! Can't wait to see some actual gameplay at E3. My guess is they'll use a "Predator Challenge" to show it off, like they did with the first one.
Harry
I'm no super hero fan but that trailer looked great even on my tiny iphone using low bandwidth YouTube compression. I'm kinda bummed they didn't leave it till e3. Just seems like an easy show stopper. The guys over at giant bomb said this was te best looking game they had ever seen ....
Tezcatlipoca
It's not the only game I'm excited about, but it is probably the game I'm *most* excited about. BXB - Official Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Trailer – “Evening the Odds”
NighteyesUK
Like I said in the "Next game or whatever" thread. This year is all about Batman. It's the only game I'm really excited for.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
oh... my
MoBiUGeArSkIn
http://www.superherohype.com/news/29903 ... t#/slide/3 BATMAAAAAAAAAN!
NighteyesUK
They're also one of the very few developers to have form when it comes to parity between cross-platform console games. The PS3 and 360 versions of AA and AC are practically indistinguishable. That being said, I still reckon the 'resolution' difference we've seen thus far will be present. I reckon Rocksteady will take a leaf out of DICE's book, and do roughly what they did for Battlefield 4: 720p for Xbone; 900p for PS4. Only this time with both running at a solid 30fps instead of targeting 60fps. The Arkham games on 360/PS3 hover around 30fps and are perfectly playable. With the scope of this game, I just can't see even the PS4 doing everything the devs want and hitting 60fps regularly. Rocksteady should just lock it at 30.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Considering it's next gen only, and how good the previous games looked and played... I'm expecting this to be brilliant. Rocksteady did crazy work with this franchise. They're a cut above.
NighteyesUK
Oh I dunno, the Ras Al Ghul boss fight was pretty good in AC I thought.
Tezcatlipoca
I hope it has better boss fights than AA/AC.
NighteyesUK
gooner4life_uk
The combat in the first one was amazing, you rarely got a bunch of goons standing around together, in City and Origins you regularly came across a bunch of them that you couldn't deal with stealthily.
So what? You could still deal with them, and after thinning them out you can go back to stalking them and picking them off one by one as they grow increasingly terrified. But that's in City, in Origins it's a proper clusterfuck because WB Games are numpties.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
GTA Batman would look daft as shit.
Agreed to a point. But this is the 21st century, where places are open 24/7, people work shifts round the clock, they're out on the town until stupid o'clock etc. I want a Batman game where you have to be careful. Of course, now that I'm thinking about it, logistically it would very challenging to accomplish - how do you balance that in terms of gameplay and fun? But that's for a good developer to sort out. Anyway, despite my misgivings, I am looking forward to this.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I don't understand why anyone would expect Gotham to be full of bystanders. Batman works at night. The criminal underworld generally doesn't operate in public. GTA Batman would look daft as shit.
gooner4life_uk
NighteyesUK
gooner4life_uk
I wont be fooled again, I've got all the others, and only ever finished the first one, 50 goons just means frustration, the combat was annoying as fuck when you had multiple thugs with guns etc.
What? The combat in the first two is fucking amazing. Once you upgrade the guys with guns just become fun to deal with. In Origins it's admittedly not so good.
The combat in the first one was amazing, you rarely got a bunch of goons standing around together, in City and Origins you regularly came across a bunch of them that you couldn't deal with stealthily.
NighteyesUK
gooner4life_uk
I wont be fooled again, I've got all the others, and only ever finished the first one, 50 goons just means frustration, the combat was annoying as fuck when you had multiple thugs with guns etc.
What? The combat in the first two is fucking amazing. Once you upgrade the guys with guns just become fun to deal with. In Origins it's admittedly not so good.
gooner4life_uk
I wont be fooled again, I've got all the others, and only ever finished the first one, 50 goons just means frustration, the combat was annoying as fuck when you had multiple thugs with guns etc.
NighteyesUK
Some more info. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/ ... night.aspx
For the first time in Rocksteady's Arkham games, renowned Batman writer Paul Dini will not be involved. The studio is still consulting with DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns but are relying on their team of in-house writers to craft the story. Game director Sefton Hill is leading the writing team, and he pulled in senior script writer Martin Lancaster (who has worked on the Crysis and Killzone series) to help shape the plot.
:lolno: Time to manage expectations for this game.
NighteyesUK
PreachedMONKEY
From the looks of things, Gotham will be empty again. That trailer had what I think was Scarecrow telling everyone to evacuate the city. A convieniant excuse for a lack of bystanders in the final product maybe?
Confirmed. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... -in-detail
PreachedMONKEY
People are evacuated and Batman is sent in.
Which begs the question...
NighteyesUK
UrbanWolf UK
So this is for next gen only right? Without last gen holding this back, this should take full advantage of the extra power, colour me hyped! :D
Yep. There's something about the character models used in that trailer that gives me a little hope that they used the actual game engine to make a lot of it. I guess we'll see.
UrbanWolf UK
So this is for next gen only right? Without last gen holding this back, this should take full advantage of the extra power, colour me hyped! :D
hallben
Sure, isn't that Winter? Oh I don't know... I know its kinda chilly at least.
PreachedMONKEY
Isn't Destiny out in September?
hallben
To be fair it's not really Batmans MO. Even in the comics he rarely has to deal with lots of innocents. Thats more of a Superman trope.
Harry
Yep good trailer. could be the biggest launch this winter...
While it s a good trailer, it will most certainly not be the biggest launch this winter, what with Destiny due then.
Harry
Yep good trailer. could be the biggest launch this winter...
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Batman running around a populated city at night? That'd look stupid. I thoroughly enjoyed Origins too.
Tezcatlipoca
I have faith in this... It's by Rocksteady, not WB Montreal! :lol:
NighteyesUK
gooner4life_uk
Hype on hold for this, the CGI Trailer for Arkham Origins looked phenomenal, but it wasn't representative at all of the final game, looking at Infamous Second Son and GTA etc, I fully expect Rocksteady to fill Gotham's streets with people this time, if it's another game full of empty streets and riddler puzzles then im out.
One big difference - this is Rocksteady, not the cunting fuck-ups from the chuckle brothers. I'm the first to call bullshit on pre-rendered trailers, but that really was a fucking great trailer.
PreachedMONKEY
From the looks of things, Gotham will be empty again. That trailer had what I think was Scarecrow telling everyone to evacuate the city. A convieniant excuse for a lack of bystanders in the final product maybe?
This is a big concern. The flimsy excuse for the lack of innocent bystanders in Gotham on Xmas Eve in Origins was just that - flimsy. I want to be Batman in a Gotham that's alive with the good and the bad - I want villians like The Riddler to put me in situations where I have to choose between capturing him and saving innocent people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if I'm driving the Batmobile, I want to be weaving through traffic while chasing down Two-Face, not an empty street with a few parked cars and a load of goons.
PreachedMONKEY
From the looks of things, Gotham will be empty again. That trailer had what I think was Scarecrow telling everyone to evacuate the city. A convieniant excuse for a lack of bystanders in the final product maybe?
Danger Moss
gooner4life_uk
Hype on hold for this, the CGI Trailer for Arkham Origins looked phenomenal, but it wasn't representative at all of the final game, looking at Infamous Second Son and GTA etc, I fully expect Rocksteady to fill Gotham's streets with people this time, if it's another game full of empty streets and riddler puzzles then im out.
Yeah totally, if it's simply another Arkham game then I'm out. I've every faith that Rock Steady will knock this out the park though.
gooner4life_uk
Hype on hold for this, the CGI Trailer for Arkham Origins looked phenomenal, but it wasn't representative at all of the final game, looking at Infamous Second Son and GTA etc, I fully expect Rocksteady to fill Gotham's streets with people this time, if it's another game full of empty streets and riddler puzzles then im out.
F2
I wish more games would make cgi videos like this, that was excellent, really got my attention.
Rodriquo
Heres the announcement trailer
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Hells yeah! Rocksteady again too.
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Defiance goes Free-to-Play on Xbox 360

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The MMOShooter Defiance has finally went free to play on Xbox 360, bringing it in line with its counterparts on other platforms. The game is connected to the TV show of the same name which airs on SyFy and came out in April 2013.

Players who bought the game originally have been gifted: extra character slots, loadouts, currency capacity and inventory size as a thank you for supporting the game thus far. All new players are able to play the main campaign and get achievements for free and buy additional expansion packs for £7.99 packs or a £26.99 season pass.

Check out Defiance on the Marketplace and the Defiance blog for details on changes over the past year.