Posts Tagged ‘Assassins Creed’
Stuck on a vicious island? Watch the Tomb Raider: Survival series. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 04:48 Written by LoganDX Monday, 17 December 2012 04:48
Been shipwrecked? Lost on a deserted island? Guess what, your CoD skills won’t cut it! Before you pee your khakis, dial yourself into the Tomb Raider: Guide to Survival videos. Yes it’s assumed you have a device capable of watching videos and you have WiFi but no cellular service.
The Tomb Raider videos show fans what to expect with the franchise reboot. Things like upgrading gear, scavenging for scraps, hunting to live. I’m digging the base camps actually. The place where Lara can upgrade items, enhance her skills and just take a breather. The hunting aspect has me intrigued as well, especially after the animal stalking experience in Assassin’s Creed III. Plus using the bow like a silent predator is going to be just a blast, I can feel it! Who’s the prey now mofo? Another new bit is her Survival Instinct, which feels just a tad like the Instinct in Hitman: Absolution. It helps players solve puzzles and look for hidden extras by greying out the environment and highlighting key elements.
Dealing with a less than confident Lara Croft, shaping her into the gaming icon she is the single most awesome part of the game. Seeing her beaten but not broken, going from Lara Croft: Scared Kitten to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Everything we’ve seen so far has me more excited for a Tomb Raider game than I’ve been since part II. Tomb Raider will hit PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 5th, 2013.
Are gamers unwittingly being used as beta testers?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 04:43 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 4 December 2012 04:43
It seems publishers are using the paying fans as testers after a game releases. Look at the amount of patches being announced for even major titles – Assassin’s Creed 3, Darksiders 2, Skyrim, Black Ops 2. The list feels endless and it leaves many a game player scratching their heads. Watch the credits after the game has been beat, read them in the manual (a dying resource) and there is always a listing for a Quality Assurance bloke or two. Those are the people who should make sure these $60 titles play well.
Darksiders 2 is a great example of zero bug testing before launch. A large percentage of anxious fans, already chomping at the bit over a month delay, were forced to stare at a useless copy of the game as a major glitch blocked all progression. At the time, the only way to work around the glitch was to completely wipe away all game saves to then retry the game. There was no guarantee the glitch wouldn’t present itself again as well. It took two months and two patches to get some saves fixed. Some folks were out of luck and had to redo everything with the promise that the glitch was fixed.
Assassin’s Creed III was the recipient of a hefty patch to fix many a bug that should have been caught during the testing process. Instead players diving into it after release complained. Skyrim, like almost all of Bethesda’s games, has had a few patches to fix story breaking glitches, visual bugs and other down right annoying problems gamers find. So what gives? Why are we paying for the “luxury” of doing someone else’s job?
Two weeks of roaming in Assassin’s Creed 3.
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:58 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 14 November 2012 03:00
Living the Creed isn’t as easy as it used to be. The Templars have made a huge push, the Brotherhood is close to extinction. The Templars believe them, our fellow Assassins finished. Their unchecked grab for power is becoming dangerous for more than just the long though dead Assassins. They have their sights set on a new land - America. They see in it the potential for a new base of ordered control. What better time for a new Assassin to come forth from the shadows, to protect not only his people but all free people?
Setting the stage for Assassin’s Creed 3 was certainly no easy feat after gamers flocked to Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his blood soaked quest for vengeance. Over the course of three games, he became the mascot for the franchise and a hard act to follow. Most of us were excited to see how Ubisoft could pull off not just a new protagonist but a Native American one at that. Rushing through the forest, hunting all manner of prey, all set against the backdrop of the American Revolution. We’ve had our hands on the game for couple weeks now and while this by no means a traditional review, it gives you geeks a great look at Assassin’s Creed 3.
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While you wait, here’s the Assassin’s Creed III launch trailer. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 04:55 Written by LoganDX Monday, 29 October 2012 04:06
In just a few scant hours, geeks will be lining up at their local retailer to grab a copy of Assassin’s Creed III. The game is so hot right now that it is the biggest pre-ordered game in Ubisoft‘s history. Yowza, that’s a lot of anticipation build up for Connor’s first outing! I’m looking forward to the new protagonist, the wilderness setting and the ability to chill, so to speak, with George Washington and the founding fathers.
Watch the trailer after the break, it’s probably the most blood-letting, redcoat killing, hidden blade popping trailer for the game yet. If you’re attending a midnight launch for Assassin’s Creed III, send over your pics to our Facebook page and we’ll slap them up with the rest of the awesome geeky fans. I’ll be hanging out tonight at the Gamestop at Jefferson Point in Fort Wayne so stop by and say hi! Maybe chant “Assassin’s Creed III! Assassin’s Creed III!” a few times for us.