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I’ve been avidly following the development of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard [official site], though I must say it’s not been without some trepidation. Resident Evil 6 did so much to destroy the image of Capcom’s venerable series I feared it may not be able to make a comeback.
Fortunately, the team behind Resident Evil 7: Biohazard seems to realize that the only way to go forward with the series is to go back. RE7 takes inspiration from the haunting atmosphere and foreboding loneliness of the original Resident Evil. … [visit site to read more]
At the Nasdaq 35th Investor Program, EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen stated that a new Battlefield title wouldn’t be releasing for a “couple of years.” Instead EA will be pushing Star Wars Battlefront‘s [official site] sequel (Star Wars Battlefront III 2?) as their big fall shooter.
While Adam is busy hacking the planet for his final review, I ve dropped into the multiplayer of Watch Dogs 2 [official site] to harass some of the world s script kiddies. This is built into the singleplayer world seamlessly , you just select an option on your super-phone and a foe will become known to you a few hundred metres away (sometimes you ll be warped closer to them). Now you ve invaded their world, Dark Souls style, and have to hack them without being caught. It s the same great game of hide and seek from the first Watch Dogs and I’m enjoying it a lot. But there s also problems. Most significantly, why does this mode need guns? … [visit site to read more]
We sent Edwin Evans-Thirwell into the field to see Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 [official site] and he came back to us with a report about the good, the bad and the ugly of the game, and thoughts on the loneliness of the long distance killer.>
Sniper rifles are ubiquitous in video games, but I’m not sure a game has ever captured what it means to be a sniper or to face one. These guns are characterised as delicate tools, the preserve of a methodical elite, but while sniping may require subtlety, a sniper rifle is essentially an instrument of terror.
It’s not officially called Speedball mode because that might cause upsets down the line, but Dan Marshall’s Behold the Kickmen [official site] now has a menu switch that turns it from a highly accurate football simulation into a highly accurate grim futuresport simulation. I say “highly accurate” with tongue in cheek as Kickmen is the project of Dan Marshall (he of Ben There Dan That and The Swindle), a man who does not understand or care for football. What began as a joke is now close to release and to my fooball-lovin’ eyes, it actually looks like an extremely entertaining arcade game.
I like city building games and I like real-time strategy games that let me turtle up. Kingdoms And Castles looks like a bit of both: a game about building a village, making sure it has the food and resources it needs, and then protecting it by building a castle and forming an army to fight off the viking invaders, dragons and other foes that will arrive on your doorstep. The game has already reached its funding target on FIG and there’s a trailer below.