Welcome to my third entry in Our Year in Games 2016. I hope everyone has had a merry Christmas and festive period so far, and with 2017 just around the corner, I think it is about time I actually talked about some of the games from this year that I have been playing.
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…
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.
A few weeks ago, I was busy checking out the Beta for Rainbow Six: Siege, and ever since then, I’ve been meaning to write about it. I’ve composed some thoughts on the game so far, so hit the break and find out what I think.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Spider-tank, Spider-tank, does whatever a spider-tank does…
I’ve somehow managed to open this piece without even mentioning dogs or the watching thereof; welcome to a brave new world people! Find out what I think about Watch_Dogs after the cut.
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.
The game known as Watch Dogs but which really is called Watch underscore Dogs came out last week. Jon is working on a Verdict for the coming few weeks, but right now we are ready to deliver some of our early thoughts on the game across both PC and PlayStation 4. Read on…
The past couple of days has seen a massive media splurge from Ubisoft with new newness for Watch Dogs and a sneak peak look at the new Assassin’s Creed title which will be known as Unity set during the French Revolution. Hit the break to check out the videos.
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.