With the next generation of console gaming set to be very heavily centre around high octane shooter types, all out action games and a variety of sporty types, it leaves the more discerning gamer wondering “just what is out there for me?”. Well fear not as, whether you are to be PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, there is plenty of role playing games out there waiting in the wings that will have you locked away for hours on end making fresh air and human interaction a thing of the past.
Below is a list of all of the know RPGs that will be coming out over the next few years. (more…)
Game: Animal Crossing New Leaf
You’re minding your own business, sat alone on a train happily watching the world pass by when out of nowhere a strange looking cat proceeds to talk to you. Yes, a talking cat. With wide eyes and a strange incomprehensible yet charmingly sweet accent of gibberish you’re asked to divulge almost every detail about who you are, where you’re going, how you feel…
As strange as it may sound, this line of questioning – and possible attempt of identity theft by a talking cat – merely serves as an opening introduction, forming the look of your character based upon your answers, and subtly dipping your toes into what will soon come to pass as you start on your journey as the new mayor of your very own town. (more…)
Hot off the presses, it’s a brand new trailer for Ubisoft’s upcoming stealth action game Splinter Cell Black List!
From the official press release
In Splinter Cell Blacklist you have the freedom to adjust your play style on the fly to fit any situation.
• Own the darkness as a GHOST
• Perfect the predatory skills of a PANTHER
• Or accept the consequences of detection in ASSAULT
Stop the Blacklist before time runs out.
Splinter Cell Black List will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC from 22nd August in the UK.
Ubisoft have sent over a new video consisting of over 13 minutes of Assassin’s Creed IV gameplay, focusing on the open world gameplay. The footage is narrated by the game’s Director, Ashraf Ismail.
Assassin’s Creed IV is due to be released on every format under the sun from 1st November.
I was certainly not the only person to be impressed with, and affected by, Telltale Games’ episodic series The Walking Dead last year. It featured on many “Best of” lists, and justifiably so; the writing alone makes it stand out to me like few games ever have. Now, in advance of the next season (a date for which has not yet been announced), the developer has released 400 Days, a single-episode add-on intended to bridge the gap between the first and second runs.
Mechanically, nothing has changed. If you played the original series (and if you haven’t, you’re probably not playing this particular episode anyway), then the controls will be familiar. There’s some third-person movement and a few quick-time events, but overall, the dialogue choices are the focus. You will still encounter many sets of choices with the familiar time bar that shrinks as you ponder which is best—or, more likely, which is the least terrible. (more…)