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Games Review: Far Cry 5 (PS4, 2018): Ain’t no easy way out

Far Cry 5 has been something of a curiosity since it was announced. While an unquestionably brave move to set this new installment of the 14 year old franchise in the United States, many were curious about the game’s motives — given the political and social turmoil in which the US currently finds itself, would Ubisoft be using one of their headline franchises to make some sort of political statement? Depending on where you stand politically, you may be relieved or disappointed to hear the answer is “Sort of? Not really.” Further, its hard to think of a more precarious moment for a game about the American heartland solving its problems with guns to arrive.
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Gamescom 2017: Ubisoft reveals a stylish new cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

While Assassin’s Creed: Origins may have been revealed at this year’s E3, that didn’t stop Ubisoft from showing us yet another fresh look at the newest Assassin’s Creed entry. Continue reading Gamescom 2017: Ubisoft reveals a stylish new cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Video Game Review: For Honor hacks and slashes its way to victory

From the beginning, it is immediately apparent that For Honor is a special game. Games of this caliber that not only present intricate and diverse mechanics that allow for fluid moment-to-moment gameplay, but remain addictive and fulfilling at the same time, expecting players to tackle its mechanics with both persistence and patience.  For Honor puts players in the shoes of 3 different factions; The Knights, The Vikings and The Samurai. Players will use these various classes and characters in both single player and multiplayer modes to wage a persistent and evolving online war. Throughout both these modes, it is evident that this is one of the most technically complete combat systems in years. Continue reading Video Game Review: For Honor hacks and slashes its way to victory

Video Games Review: Watch Dogs 2 (PS4, 2016) [Provisional]

To say that I was not a fan of Watch Dogs would be a bit of an understatement. Despite its fantastic concept and an E3 showing that blew the doors off the show in 2013, the finished game was a dreary, by-the-numbers open world shooter that sold quite well but ultimately failed to engage. Ubisoft have come back strong from a first-game stumble before, however, and they’re putting that experience to work with Watch Dogs 2.

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