Do you remember Crytek, the developers behind the PC destroying titles Crysis and Crysis 3? Of course you do. Some of you may also remember them from earlier this year with the release of the extremely detailed Xbox One exclusive, Testudo Simulator, Ryse: Son of Rome. Well, a Xbox One exclusive no longer, for now it shall Ryse onto the lands of the PC, with 4K resolution support.
This morning I perused the new releases list on Steam, a common ritual, and found a free game. This game caught my attention by being a blatant advertisement for the upcoming (or already released, if you are one of these chaps or chappettes who obtain movies through less legal means) Expendables 3. But wait, I’ve played it now and I have to tell you, it isn’t crap.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has a story trailer. Now, I have yet to watch this trailer or even care to read much about Advanced Warfare, but my seer-like powers tell me that a world superpower (USA?) will be knocked back into the stone-age in some highly implausible, if not impossible, way and they will then fight against the odds to win. On that note, let’s watch the story trailer.
Okay, so entrance into the prototype phase will cost you $80. But that’s not all, you get to make this leap with no real knowledge about the game other than the developer is Soren Johnson (Designer of Civilization IV) and his own team, Mohawk Games. There are no videos, screenshots or even comments about the game for the public to see because it’s all locked under a NDA. Hmm.
Hopefully the upcoming inclusion of mods will make the unforgiving difficulty meld away, if only slightly, through the ingenuity of the community and their work, while lowering the suicide rate amongst the remainder of the Banished community.
Three years ago was, I believe, the first time I bought a game directly from a developer based on just a quick look at trailers, having read no reviews. The quality of this game, Hegemony: Phillip of Macedon by Longbow Games, could be what led to my proclivity of taking risks with lesser known games, leading to more and more crap in my gaming library. Three years later, we have a second Hegemony, Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar. Does this live up to the predecessor? Do I hold a grudge? Let’s find out.
Amplitude are back, the team behind Endless space and Dungeon of the Endless – the latter which somehow managed to fit every single genre known to man inside one, small, game – have released their new strategy game into the realms of Early Access. Here they’ve been a little less ambitious, only sticking to around three or four genres this time. Do we have yet another great game from Amplitude or have they finally slipped? Here’s what I think so far.
It’s getting close to that time of the year again. You know the time, Steam Summer Sale time. I’m guessing it’ll be here in about two months. However, a solitary shot has been fired to mark the start of this warring period, that first shot has been fired by Humble in their very own spring sale.
Have you ever wanted to defy gravity? Flying off into space isn’t an option sadly, but you can stick a big middle finger up to gravity in a new, minimalistic, but lovely looking puzzled called 0RBITALIS – Why the capital letters? No idea. But It looks lovely!
Ok, so friend my be pushing it. GameSpy has been around a long time now, powered some classic games (albeit buggy to say the least) and to see it go and these old games finally die the long death, it’s a sad thing.