Skull and Bones was one of my favourite games of E3 this year. Essentially the best naval bits of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, this retooled collection of naval battles was gorgeous, fun and it thoroughly shivered my timbers. Here’s the question that many a person has asked though: Why is it a new IP? Why not keep it within the shared universe of Assassin’s Creed games? Because doing so wuld limit the new IP for Ubisoft.
The Destiny 2 beta kicked off last night, giving players a glimpse at the tagline behind the sequel: A world without light. What’s really different then? How much has Destiny 2 changed since it last rolled out the Rise of Iron expansion in September of 2016? Well…not much at all really. Which is Destiny 2’s greatest strength.
Destiny's Warlock Voidwalker subclass was decent enough before The Taken King, but the sheer destructive power of the Stormcaller sub-class easily trumped it and then some. Harnessing the dark matter of space in Destiny 2 is back and better than ever, as the class has had a hefty tune-up to make it stand toe to toe with the other skill-trees in the sequel.
While Destiny’s later expansions would flesh the world out, players were still hungry for a more cohesive tale. They didn’t want a wishy-washy saga of fighting an undefined enemy while an ally spouted off the worst one-liners possible (I don’t have time to tell you I don’t have time uuuuuurggghhhh who wrote that). If that was one of your major requests for Destiny 2, then good news: You’ll be getting all that and more. “
So what gives? Why an extra pair of days that I presumably would have spent camped outside my PS4 without pants as I counted down the hours until launch? It’s so that the Destiny 2 servers don’t die in flames on launch day, as weekends are murderous on servers.
There’s been one other thread amongst the chaos of Secret Empire that was finally unravelled this week. Revealed back in Civil War II, was a prophecy that Spider-Man would be responsible for the death of Captain America, as a vision showed Miles Morales standing with bloody fists above a beaten and apparently dead Steve Rogers. This week, someone did die.
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