Let’s Preview: Gigantic (Part 3 of 3)

 

Just in time for the Christmas season; Part three of three of Gigantic, a free to play Strategic Hero Shooter, in today’s Let’s Preview.

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Preview: Gigantic (Part 2 of 3)

 

Just in time for the Christmas season; Part two of three of Gigantic, a free to play Strategic Hero Shooter, in today’s Let’s Preview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Preview: Gigantic (Part 1 of 3)

 

Just in time for the Christmas season; Part one of three of Gigantic, a free to play Strategic Hero Shooter, in today’s Let’s Preview.

 

 

 

 

Armada’s E3 picks: Battleborn (2015)

 

Gigantic and Battleborn: those two games will be the sleeper hits of the year. I’ve already talked about Gigantic so now it’s Battleborn turn; to start its being developed by Gearbox Software who has done the Borderlands series with their Bazillion of guns. They excel at diverse action and colorful characters, which is why Aliens: Colonial Maries failed so badly because it didn’t play to those strengths. Battleborn won’t have that problem and you can tell right away: from cyborgs, beastmen, samurai vampires, mini-gun wielding giants, outlaws, and even more craziness all converging to the last solar system in the universe. Why? To survive, of course, and to also have an awesome battle royale with (or against) the other big factions in what’s left in the universe; taking a stand from the big evil that ruined the universe in the first. No matter what kind of FPS player you are Battleborn will have you covered; no matter what skills you have Battleborn will test them, you like pimping out your characters – so does Battleborn. It even combines many different genres of gaming that evolves it pass something that’s just a MOBA or a FPS. I’m excite people, honestly. When I heard they weren’t going to do anymore Borderlands for a while, and just focus on Battleborn I was sadden. However as more and more play videos of Battleborn were released and showcase the title’s chops the more and more I was convinced. Now I’m a believer, and I can’t wait to get my turn to become Battleborn.

 

 

 

Armada’s E3 picks: Gigantic (2015)

 

MOBAs, or Multiplayer online battle arena (or ARTS – action real-time strategy) are a genre of game that has gotten popular in recent times. From Defense of the Ancients & League of Legends to Infinite Crisis & Smite they all have garnered hardcore fans and even tournaments (with cash prizes no less) devoted to the playstyle. That being said, it’s a flawed genre. Not because of the RPG elements of the games or the use of items, armors, and weapons players can choose from within the field of battle (overwhelming at times but you get used to it). It’s flawed because MOBA’s are (generally) unbalanced: range characters can decimate melee types; some characters have superior abilities while others are just liabilities; and my favorite – when the going gets tough just run away to safety or just back off until more of your teammates show up and then rush like reckless jobbers. MOBAs have potential, no doubt, but I’m just waiting for the one game that can break the cycle and actually have MOBA gameplay that’s (majority) skill and not stat based. Gigantic may be that game, we’ll see later this year.

 

 

 

Games & Gear of 2015: Gigantic (2015)

Gigantic

 

Gigantic is not just big or huge, it’s… GIGANTIC! Sorry I couldn’t help myself. Anyway Gigantic is another character class game that pits players against each other in team based blood sport. However what separates this from others of its type is that you have a giant beast behind you (literally), a Guardian. Every time your team does well your Guardian will become more powerful, if your team eats dirt your Guardian will get weaker. Once a Guardian gets too weak it will be vulnerable to enemy attack – if it dies game over for that team. However if the Guardian becomes in empowered then it will launch onto the field of battle and wreak it (along with the enemy players and their Guardian). Gigantic will be free-to-play which is a plus, however it will also be playable on the Xbox One console in addition to PC so like I said Gigantic is not just big or huge, it’s… GIGANTIC – savings on your pocket book.