Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Impressions

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Impressions

Back in 2007 I was roaming around Fallout 3’s D.C. Wasteland while exploring the hidden details that lie beneath I turn to my friend and ask “how cool would this be if we could be fighting mutants together?”  It’s something I thought about every time Bethesda Studios releases one of their big titles. What if you could play Fallout and have your friends along side you? What if you could be Co-Dragonborn’s in Skyrim? Well Bethesda has decided to go all in on that experience and in a post Destiny era of live services.

I’ve had a few days with the beta of Fallout 76 and I can easily conclude that is indeed more Fallout. This is not a bad thing! There is a reason why Fallout is such a popular series. It has a unique feel and style to it. The frozen in time 1950’s future technology in a post nuclear wasteland is a great environment to trot around in. There are a few things I want to hit on in this piece: The game engine, the “Fallout” experience, and the multiplayer experience.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

An In-depth look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty isn’t a property I’ve stayed aquatinted with over the years.  It’s shown how popular of a game with massive staying power can remain relevant after nearly 20 years.  My history with Call of Duty a very short one comparatively.  I’ve played Modern Warfare and Black Ops 1 the most out of all of the titles and to me they remain to be all very similar.  First person shooters for me tend to be one of releases with massive quality of life patches over time in the vein of Counter Strike or Overwatch.  The need to reiterate a game every year is a turn off to me when I feel that other games tend to do a better job at keeping their base when they engage their communities with patches and dev updates.  Needless to say this is my first time back and with good reason.  Call of Duty has created their own version of the Battle Royale genre and that, among the other aspects of the game, is what I’ll be looking at here.  So proceed knowing that I am a fresh faced Call of Duty player who is a fan of first person shooters.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review

Review by Andy

While It was only a few months ago we bid farewell to Kiryu in Yakuza 6, SEGA has now dropped a complete remake of the second game in the acclaimed Yakuza series, Yakuza Kiwami 2.

Kiwami 2 picks up about a year after the first game, which received its remake last year, with Kiryu  still dealing with the events that led to the loss of his childhood friend and sworn brother Nishkiyama. 

He is sucked back in to the Yakuza life he wanted to leave behind, and as such Haruka, the daughter of the only women Kiryu loved, is absent from the majority of the story this time around as she goes back to stay at the Sunflower Orphanage while Kiryu heads on back to Kamurocho. The game will also give you a little refresher of the previous games events if needs be.

Marvel's Spider-Man

Marvel's Spider-Man

Spider-Man has seen many game iterations over the years.  He translates perfectly to the video game space, from his traversal across the city to the way he pummels enemies with his acrobatic feats. This is Insomniac Games first foray into the Marvel space coming hot off their release of 2016’s Ratchet and Clank. They have entered Spider-Man’s world to show you their vision of what this arachnid crime fighter is capable of. Insomniac has shown in the past that feeling of movement through a world is important as shown in 2014’s Sunset Overdrive. With the freedom to tell their own story, has Insomniac pulled off a new age of Spider-Man and possibly the future of subsequent games? Let’s find out, spoilers ahead.