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.
For the next 48 hours, GOG.com is giving away the original Fallout for free! If you’ve never played this incredible game, now’s your change. It’s not a shooter either. It’s an isometric turn based RPG. If you thought games allowed you to make choices these days, you’ll be shocked how much you can do in this game. You can literally cripple your story line and continue playing with an ending. It’s one of the finest pieces of work ever.
Known as the birth child of Diablo and the Monkey Island series, DeathSpank is all about loot, slashing things up, and comedy. If you’re not a fan of Diablo-style gaming, this is not going to be your cup of tea. And if you enjoy Diablo but take your games seriously, don’t bother. DeathSpank does everything but take itself seriously.
You play as DeathSpank, a dumb-as-bricks “heroic” hero, trying to locate the generic Artifact. In a sense, DeathSpank is a good blend on The Tick and your typical warrior from any game. He’s loud, rude, and very much hates orphans. A lot. As you adventure through the land, you’ll run into a outrageously funny cast of characters, giving the game a Monkey Island feel. The game definitely delivers the laughs throughout the game, but that’s not all. It also presents in a very goofy manner a decent story to boost. Typical story, but I think that’s just part of the story, being a little generic. Did I mention the generic Artifact?