Another aftermath already?! Woo, woo, woo – you know it! Why? Because WrestleMania! And we have our thoughts on the show. Did we like it, did we hate it? Click the video to find out!
Ah commercialism at its best, the only time you don’t go to the bathroom on the break. While this year didn’t blow us away, there were some advertised gems to be enjoyed. Here’s our top five!
Welcome my friends to the Fall of Games, where in these short four months developers, publishers, and programer unleash their greatest works yet to garner players’ dollars for the holiday season, I love it! Though I’m a little disappointed that a lot of games have been push back because competition was looking little fierce this year – 2014 will still end with a glorious bang with the titles still coming out for the fall. Bayonetta 2, an highly upcoming sequel, had an Nintendo Direct video not too long ago; if you’re still on the fence then watch this video and you might become a believer. If you’re an die-hard and already watched the video like an billion times, then watch again anyway – you know you want to.
We here at Armada want to focus on substance rather than style when we pick our game choices; however WiLD from Wild Sheep studios gives us pause because its unique look and theme. It looks like a hunter-gatherer setting with the player being the hunter-gatherer or even an animal. Outside of that premise there is NO info and a lot of guessing; which bases this pick on faith that it’s more than a pretty face. Then again my own picks on games in the past, to which I knew everything about it and played the beta for, didn’t turn as well as I hoped. So crossing my fingers here people and stay tune for more info.
Ah, what once was old becomes new again. 8-bit style games are coming thanks to excellent game like BroForce and Shovel Knight; and 2D (or 2 & ½ D) games keep going strong thanks to games like this future title called Hollowpoint. In the future you’re the leader of your own mercenary organization (Big Boss would be proud) and go to war for various mega corporations against one another. Taking high steaks jobs will earn you prestige and money to make organization grow. However the best contracts require multiple organizations to complete; so work with fellow players from your own merc company, or even a rivals’, to achieve victory. Add to the fact the numerous armaments you can equip for your merc, the random, challenging levels you will encounter, and of course online play, and Hallowpoint’s valve is almost impossible to miss. Sadly it will only be available next year, but so is a lot of other good games, so I can wait.
Guess who’s back? Quantum Break, the game/show that died but lives again. Made by the same fokes who done Max Payne and Alan Wake comes a game that is both parts deep drama and 3rd person action shooter. The player is Jack Joyce, one of three people who survived a time traveling experiment gone a rye; so now he can stop time. Unfortunately the main villain of the game, Paul Serene – another survivor, can now control time as well and now using it to cause chaos for an unknown reason. You are the only one who can stop him, as well as fix time from coming undone. People I always love the concept of time travel / manipulation and from the Gamescom demo it looks like they do it very well in the combative areas and to set the mood so yay for that. Also I liked Alan Wake and more than a few of you out there like Max Payne so do yourselves a favor and keep an eye out for Quantum Break next year; it’s only a matter of time.
Let’s face it people: Prison sucks. Bad food, bad attitudes, and no privacy; if we didn’t keep our most deranged members of humanity in there then I would say do away with them all. However in The Escapists you play a prisoner trying to get out. Easy said than done really because you have nothing and nobody but your wits and your jumpsuit. However with some improvised tools, hard work, and doing a few favors for the other prisoners, escape is possible – will you be the first to break out of 8-Bit pen (not its official name)? Well good news for you Steam users out there, out can find out first as they got an Early Access Game for $9.99. As for me and the other console bros we’ll have to wait for the full version next year (or early hopefully).