The New Story Mode Will Make Me Buy Star Wars: Battlefront 2

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I bought the first Star Wars Battlefront then it first came out, mainly on nostalgia and a love for the franchise. But After a few online games and some attempts at flying the Millennium Falcon, i kinda let it fall from the wayside. What I was looking for was something that gave me that same feeling I got from Knights of The Old Republic. Even though I don’t think BF-2 will give me that, the story, starring uber-nerd/uber-hottie Janina Gavankar looks pretty damn dope. A story about what happens after the destruction of the second Death Star is very intriguing. It might be worth a $60 purchase.

 

Once Again, I’m Hooked On The Awesomeness That Is WWE 2K18

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Every year, WWE and 2K Games puts out a new wrestling game that’s ‘slightly’ better the previous year, and again I buy it. It’s become a tradition for me. This year’s suppose to sport a new graphics engine, deeper MyCareer and Universe Modes and the biggest roster in history. All of that is true… and I love it. Some may feel WWE 2K18 is a rehash of year past. And they might be right. But who cares. The game if fun. The updated roster alone is enough for me to buy this game and enjoy it for the year to come.

I Am Officially Obsessed with XCom 2: War of The Chosen

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Sweet Jesus, 2K, and Firaxis Games… how can you take one of the coolest games of the decade, XCom 2 and build a whole new game and call it DLC? What the hell have you done? Why have you brought this turn-based masterpiece back into my life?! When I first heard about War of The Chosen, I wasn’t pleasantly surprised. When they updated 2012’s XCom: Enemy Unknown a year later with the equally masterful expansion XCom: Enemy Within, you knew the quality of 2016’s XCom 2 would be just as good. But man… I had no idea how damn good!

War of The Chosen augments XCom 2’s main story by adding more protagonists, antagonists… and ZOMBIES that named, The Fallen. The beauty of the DLC is you get a bunch of added gameplay elements but it doesn’t take anything away from the fun of the main game. The Chosen are three new bosses that are weaved into XCom 2’s main storyline, giving you three more boss battles that in some ways’ aren’t harder, but in other ways make you really have to dive into your strategy bag to minimize yours loses. AND YOU WILL HAVE LOSES! I had four characters that I’d been using since the start of the game. They were powered up lovely and were my main squad. But I lost all four of them in the second boss battle. I felt like I’d lost friends… and that left me depowered to try and continue the game.

The Lost are basically horde zombies that are drawn by sound. Like zombies, they’re not very strong, but they have numbers and they’re relentless. You can take them all out, so you need to complete whatever mission you have and escape with an entire city of undead slowly creeping toward you. I LOVE THIS GAME.

Counting the initial XCom game in 2012, i’ve been deep into this world for 5 years straight. I’ve logged thousands of hours taking my teams out into the field and I’m still loving it like the first time I played it. When X Com 3 drops hopefully next year, I’ll continue the playing streak.

Another Year, Another WWE Game I’ll Be getting. WWE 2K18

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Since the release of WWF War Zone in 1998, I have purchased any and all licensed games put out by the WWE. And the year will be no different. WWE218, the 5th game in the “2K” series drops in less than a month and I’ve already do my pre-order. It’s just one of my ‘things’. I use to be a huge pro wrestling fan, and even though my love for the simulated sport has gone away, i’m still really into creating a character and roleplaying my hunt for championship gold.

Even thought the marking engine tries to tell you different, this year’s game will be pretty much the same as last year’s game, but with a shiny new coat of paint. And that’s ok with me. The updated roster and new moves to teach my create-a-wrestler is enough for me to stay entertainment for the year.,, until the new versions of the same game is released yet again,

It’s Finally Here! I Can’t Wait to Play XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

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I’ve LOVE the recent set of XCOM games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012), the expansion Enemy Within (2013) and the most recent XCOM 2 (2016) have all been excellent tactical strategy games. Throw in the MODS Community add-ons and these were incredible games with a ton of replay value. But after playing XCOM 2 for 100’s of hours, I was content to let it rest in peace, giving way to my current interests in 4X strategy games (ex. Master of Orion, Endless Space 2). But game developer 2K wasn’t ready to let this one die. Next up is the XCOM 2 expansion War of The Chosen, introducing new friends and foes, warrior classes and a whole new way to play in the XCOM universe. I’m loving Endless Space 2 right now, but i’ll easily put it aside to start running missions with my XCOM units. Let’s go!!!


XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

 

 

#E3 Wishlist: Far Cry 5

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I wasn’t really into the Far Cry series at first. There were a lot of other First Person Shooters out there to choose from and that wasn’t really my favorite genre. I bought Far Cry 3 for super cheap but only played a few hours before I was board with the gameplay. But there was somthing about Far Cry 4 that got me hooked. I might’ve put in over a hundred hours after i finished the story mode, just to ride elephants and recapture forts with little to know resistance. I finally understood what everyone else saw in the franchise. So now, seeing the  gameplay footage of Far Cry 5 has me all-in from day one. Bringing the franchise onto American soil is a good move. It’s a nice change of scenery giving the game a nice makeover. If this game trailer doesn’t get you amped, what the hell is wrong with you?


Similar to its predecessors, the game is an action-adventurefirst-person shooter set in an open world environment which players can explore freely. The game features a new character creator, in which players can customize their character’s appearances, gender and skin tone.[1][2] Players have a variety of gadgets and weapons to fight against enemies, such as shotguns, pistols, rocket launchers, bows, and explosives such as grenades and sticky bombs. The game will place a renewed emphasis on close-quarters combat compared to previous Far Cry titles by introducing a wider range of mêlée weapons like pitch forks, sledgehammers and baseball bats.[3]As the game is set in an open world, players can traverse the world on foot or through various vehicles, including muscle cars, all-terrain vehicles, boats, and planes. In addition, the game features a recruitment system, in which players can recruit locals in the county to fight alongside them similar to the “Buddy” system used in Far Cry 2. In this “Guns for Hire” system, players need to convince other locals to join their cause, and every companion fighter has their own unique skills and personalities. Players can also tame wild animals through the “Fang for Hire” system, previously introduced in Far Cry Primal. The tamed wildlife will assist the player in combat and follow the players’ orders. Different wildlife will have different combat patterns.[4] A fishing mechanic will also be introduced.[5]The campaign can be played individually or with a partner through the game’s cooperative multiplayermode.[6] The game will also feature a map editor, whose features have been expanded from previous titles.[7]

#E3 Wishlist: Days Gone

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I don’t have a Playstation 4, but this game is one of the reasons I may remedy that this year. On the Xbox side, we have the Dead Rising series, but it’s filled with campiness so it can attract a larger audience. Days Gone looks like some serious post-apocalyptic zombie madness. And it’s not just the lumbering undead. It’s those faster than shit 28 Days Later zombies that will obliterate you if you make too much noise or slip while you’re running. That’s the type of action i need in a zombie game! Let’s go!!! Oh wait.. i  forgot i need to get a PS4 first..


Days Gone is an open world post-apocalyptic action-adventure survival horror video game played from third-person perspective. Players control the game’s protagonist “Deacon St. John” (Samuel Witwer), a drifter and former bounty hunter who prefers to live a dangerous life on the road over living in wilderness encampments.[2] The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, and transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving.[2] In the E3 2016 stage demo of the game, two types of “Freakers” were revealed, Newts and Hordes.

As the game is set in an open world environment, players are allowed to use multiple ways to complete objectives, such as utilizing stealth for silent takedowns or taking the aggressive approach by using long and short ranged weapons. A dynamic weather system and day-night cycle is also featured in the game, which affects gameplay making “Freakers” weak and slow during the daytime but fast and aggressive during the night. Vehicles such as motorbikes can be used to explore the game’s world. Players are able to craft new items to improve combat efficiency.[3]


#E3 Wishlist: Marvel’s Spider-man

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We’ve all been waiting for THAT SPIDERMAN GAME. The Amazing Spider-man and Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions game pretty close, but they just weren’t that much fun to play. We need an open world game where swinging around Manhattan is as seamless and fluid as running or walking in any other game. And it looks like they might’ve gotten it right with Marvel’s Spider-man for PS4. If we can go by the demo shown at E3, the gameplay might be as stellar as the graphics. Somehow the demo captured everything good about being Spider-man.. not just the action, but little morsels of inner dialogue as he fights the typical thugs and a super villain, while trying to stop a helicopter from destroying the city. Simply incredible.


Marvel’s Spider-Man is an action-adventure game set in an open world modern-day New York City. Players will be able to use Spider-Man’s abilities such as web slinging and wall-crawling as well as new gameplay elements, one of which will be the ability to traverse using parkour. Environmental combat and stealth is also featured in the game.[2]. A gameplay trailer at E3 2017 revealed that notable Spider-Man comics characters Miles Morales, Wilson Fisk and Mr. Negative will feature in the game’s story.