The Crew 2 may have had hundreds of hands guiding its development, but not all of them belonged to Ubisoft. In fact, a lot of its design is the end result of thousands of fans adding their input to the upcoming caRPG.
So I’ve just sat down in the media room at the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal event. Oh man, what a day today has been. I don’t think there has been this much adrenaline, nervousness and excitement packed into such a short amount of time ever before in my life.
What was your favourite game in your local arcade? What did you pump token into token after, mastering and etching your three initial name into the eternal scoreboards of? Was it Time Crisis and its superb mixture of light-gun duck and cover action?
These days, cheat codes are all but dead. One game that is keeping it old school however? None other than Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, which balances its tight RPG gameplay and lengthy narrative with good ol’ classic cheats. There is a caveat here though: Entering cheats will disable any achievements on that save file, so proceed at your own caution.
State of Decay 2 isn’t really about the zombies. Sure, the small towns you’re trying to scavenge your way through are filled with hordes of the undead, and they’re its raison d'etre – but it’s a game about survival. It’s less about the lopping off of limbs, perfect headshots and gruesome finishing moves – though they’re all present. It’s all about learning how to stay alive in the face of an apocalypse.
The swinging scene and sugar-daddy relationships come under the spotlight in Swing and Sugar, two new sex-positive comics from Top Cow Productions. Here's what to expect, and where you can get hold of them.
Just as RPGs have drifted into the mainstream, to the point that games such as Horizon: Zero Dawn and even Wolfenstein share a similar grind-oriented approach to levelling up, MMO presentation makes more sense for an open-world vehicular adventure than it did a few short years ago. The Crew 2 concept might seem quite a leap in theory, yet in practice we found the vehicle switching made sense, and could almost be treated as an alternative social space to so many fantasy worlds or science-fiction shooters.
Rebirth is a recurrent theme in the hero’s mythological journey – the way they used to be isn’t what we need now. Not anymore. To survive, to conquer the darkness on the horizon, our seminal protagonist must be transformed.
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