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Further Thoughts on The Division

Further Thoughts on The Division

The Division, it’s no longer such a new game now, and I imagine that most people who play it have long since reached the level cap and are in the ‘End Game’. Me? I’ve played about 24 hours’ worth, am at level 21 and just over halfway through the story missions. I might as well share some thoughts on how I’m getting on…

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Walking Through Brooklyn – An Hour With The Division

Walking Through Brooklyn – An Hour With The Division

In something of a surprise, even to myself, I found that I was playing The Division briefly on the weekend. I was surprised, because I truly didn’t expect that I would be playing any, or many, of the AAA releases of the past week or so until the autumn at the earliest. But I spied The Division on Steam, and I just couldn’t help myself. I had to get a taste of what this possible Destiny beater was all about and squeezed in about an hour with the game, and took in the sights and sounds of Brooklyn.

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Clearing The Backlog – The Crew

Clearing The Backlog – The Crew

Take a pinch of the multitudinous number of activities found in Burnout Paradise, a slice of story (a rarity for driving games) like Driver: San Francisco and a dollop of open-world antics from Fuel. Mix those elements all together and finish off with a topping of Test Drive Unlimited and classic Ubisoft open-world traits and you are left with The Crew.

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“Battles Of Kyrat” Is Far Cry 4’s PVP Mode

“Battles Of Kyrat” Is Far Cry 4’s PVP Mode

Far Cry 4’s newly announced “Battles of Kyrat” PVP mode will consist of 5v5 round-based matches with 2 different factions over 10 different maps and 3 different modes; Outpost, Demon Mask and Propaganda.

Outpost is your classic King of the Hill game type, with each faction trying to establish control of a position on the map.

Propaganda is your Rush game type where one faction has a limited time to destroy three of the opposing factions bases.

Finally Demon Mask plays just like capture the flag as both factions search for the mask with the aim of returning it to their bases.

There are a multitude of weapons, vehicles for cross map travel… oh, and there are elephants, and you can ride them… enough said really!

Time Anomalies And Celebrity Co-op In Assassin’s Creed Unity’s New Trailers

Time Anomalies And Celebrity Co-op In Assassin’s Creed Unity’s New Trailers

So you thought Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to be one of those games that tried to be serious and easy to follow did you? Well, think again because Ubisoft have just released two brand new trailers that throw all that out the window.

The first trailer shows the player deperatley trying to escape a time anomaly within the animus, It eventually catches up to him and he is transported to a future version of Paris with planes, machine guns and massive V adorned on the Eiffel Tower. What could it all mean? Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.

The second trailer takes the lighthearted approach as four voice actors impersonate celebrities as they play a co-op mission within Assassin’s Creed Unity. I’m not quite sure what the point of the trailer is, but there are a few laughs to be had and the voice actors are actually very good.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Explores Revlutionary Paris

Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Explores Revlutionary Paris

The latest Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer shows an open world Paris with much more to offer than any of the previous games. Among new activities you can now complete co-op heist missions with friends, embark on fleshed out side quests such as murder mysteries and treasure hunt in the streets and on the rooftops of 18th century Paris.

For me the Assassin’s Creed series has been calling for something such as a co-op mode to freshen up the similar gameplay from release to release. An improved combat system, interesting setting, redesigned graphics engine and improved climbing system also reinvigorate my interests in a series I once loved.

Part 1 and 2 of the video series can be found here and here.

Assassin’s Creed Unity launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 14th 2014.

Assassin’s Creed Unity – A Preview of Sorts

Assassin’s Creed Unity – A Preview of Sorts

How fast a year (well 11 months) goes by, it feels like only yesterday that I was settling down in the dark cold months to play Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag in what was a return to form for the series after some slight miss-steps. Now I look and we are just over a month away from the next big title in the series (Rogue is on a personal back-burner) and our chance to explore the streets of revolutionary Paris. Do you want some hints of what might be occurring in Unity? I’ve gathered some trailers after the break and shared some thoughts on the how the game is shaping up.

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The Crew – Action Driving, The Trailer!

The Crew – Action Driving, The Trailer!

A new trailer for The Crew was released this evening by Ubisoft showing off pretty much every feature you need to know about in the game. It is four minutes of hot racing action in this open world action driving game* with some narration to fill in the gaps between what the action and big words that pop up in the video try to tell you. In all honesty, this does look like a welcome addition to the racing game genre, there is the entire contiguous United States to explore. The country is split into five themed areas (west coast, mountains etc) and there are about a dozen large cities to drive through as well. Starting to sound like your cup of tea?

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The Reticule (Not at) E3 – Rainbow Six: Siege and Dead Island 2

The Reticule (Not at) E3 – Rainbow Six: Siege and Dead Island 2

While E3 has come to an end, and many a British journalist is facing a long-slog home to face the jet-lag, we here at The Reticule are still going to have some thoughts to share on what was revealed in Los Angeles. Right now I want to take a moment to talk briefly about two games which unexpectedly caught my attention, Rainbow Six: Siege and Dead Island 2.

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All New Watch Dogs Trailer Reveals Release Date

All New Watch Dogs Trailer Reveals Release Date

Somehow, in my preview of 2014 I managed to leave Watch Dogs of the list, though that does show the strength of some of the exciting games coming out this year. Despite it not quite making the list, I am still looking forward to the open-world hackathon from Ubisoft, even more now that is has a release date. The 27th May is that day, and Ubisoft released a new trailer to celebrate the announcement. Check it out below.

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