While this is used, what a heck of a deal. Cowboom has megaton deals sometimes. This is one of them.
After the unsuccessful multiplayer beta, there wasn’t much hope for the reboot of the grandfather of all first-person shooters. DOOM looked as though it’s fate was already sealed as a major disappointment of the year. Even some of the initial trailers made the gameplay look fast but not necessarily DOOM-fast. And it seemed there was a very limited amount of enemies on the screen at once. But upon release, the concerns I had were abolished after the first couple of levels in the campaign.
Battleborn is an online multiplayer arena shooter that relies heavily on MOBA gameplay. For those unfamiliar with the MOBA genre, it’s strategic in it’s gameplay that requires team work instead of a one man army controlling the board. There’s 25 characters to launch, each with differing abilities.
When the closed beta dropped for Tom Clancy’s The Division, I was a little less than thrilled with the product. The missions felt flat and while I knew the enemies were bullet sponges, I wasn’t expecting the amount of bullets it would take to take down a single enemy on hard. There’s been several games I’ve enjoyed over the years with damage absorbing enemies including Destiny and Borderlands. But I guess when you see an enemy with nothing but a hoodie taking a shotgun blast to the face and not dying, the immersion becomes a bit dry. It was my biggest issue with the beta. It wasn’t until I jumped into the Dark Zone – The Division‘s hardcore PVP area – that I grasped the spectacular game I was getting into. During the last open beta, I spent the majority of my time in the Dark Zone with friends and had a blast. Now that the final product is out, it’s time to roam the entirety of New York City’s quarantined disaster zone.
Carmageddon is one of those racing games you don’t remember winning an actual race in. But you remember brutally destroying every car, pedestrian, and animal that crossed your path. Most of those familiar with the original game will have fond memories the first time you missed a turn and crashed through a football stadium, switching gears (sorry for the pun) and killing every player for a combo. There’s a race going on?
As a long time Carmageddon fan, I approve of this trailer:
My wife and I sat through Catherine a few months back and we both were taken for a wild ride. While I didn’t enjoy the puzzles, the story was perfect and gripping. Do you defend Vincent in his quest for lusty pleasures or come clean?
But the thing we really liked was that the game itself looked very much like an anime in 3D. Persona 5 is going this direction and it looks stunning. And if you’re unfamiliar with the gameplay of the Persona series, imagine a novel story played out in front of you while you’re playing a high school dating sim. That… may not sound all that great, but the way the story is played out is why people are hype for this new title. If the dating/high school sim doesn’t really do it for you, you may be interested in the combat/collectathon system which is like a hybrid Pokémon JRPG.
This year is just a terrific reason to own a PlayStation 4, and a third party game may be the reason to get one.
After four very long and tiring nights of raiding with five other random players, we managed to get everyone through the Vault of Glass (Normal) raid without dying to be apart of the 0.2% of players who managed to get the coveted Flawless Raider trophy on PlayStation’s network. Ignore that PSN Profiles has it at a higher 2.19% since they’re only calculating that number from people that have used their site. Anyway, here’s the full raid in all it’s glory for those who want to watch from the Twitch stream.