Rainbow Six Siege has quietly become one of the more popular tactical shooters in recent memory. Now set for a whole new year of content, Ubisoft is throwing the game’s doors open to everyone for a free weekend starting February 16. Continue reading You can play Rainbow Six Siege for free next weekend
Ubisoft have unveiled their DLC roadmap for upcoming survival shooter Far Cry 5 with three complete self contained expansions and an HD version of Far Cry 3 for current-gen consoles.
Continue reading There is a ton of DLC for Far Cry 5 on the way
The moment I jumped into Far Cry 5 at E3 this year, the thing that struck me was how familiar it felt. Ubisoft have been pushing a very particular vision for the series since Far Cry 2 comprehensively reworked Crytek’s 2004 original action adventure title into something more akin to survival adventure, a design template they’ve been gradually honing ever since.
But it’s actually 2016’s Far Cry Primal with which the forth coming Far Cry 5 has the most in common. Both games display a willingness to throw an interesting setting at the franchise and see how it can apply its very fine-tuned game loop to it.
Ubisoft have announced that their two major Q1 2018 releases have suffered delays. Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 will both miss their launch dates by up to a month according to a blog post by the publisher. Continue reading Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 cop delays
Assassin’s Creed Origins is a greatest hits of modern action-adventure game design. In seeking to update the series’ ageing core mechanics and design, Origins looks to its genre stablemates to see what they’re doing and where it can’t subtly imitate them, it copies them brazenly instead. What surprised me the most about this smash-and-grab design philosophy is how cohesive the end result is. Continue reading Games Review [PROVISIONAL]: Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4, 2017): Something borrowed, something new
This weekend saw the EB Expo return to its roots, overtaking the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for the first time in five years. It was, by all accounts, a successful homecoming. Continue reading EB Expo’s return to the Gold Coast is a successful one
As I write this, Assassin’s Creed Origins releases in exactly one month from today. It is, quite rightly, the subject of a bit of scrutiny from fans and detractors of the series alike. The first title to break with the series’ long running annual release pattern in quite a while, Origins has a lot of questions to answer. Chief among them, did the extra year in development yield the changes in design philosophy fans have been asking for since Unity? From my few hours with the game earlier today, the answer feels like yes. Continue reading Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox One X, 2017) feels like a game ready to try new things
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch, now the eighth system the game has been ported to, may still be a great game and one of the best platformers since the original Rayman titles and those other Nintendo titles with the ex-plumber, but it’s far from the Definitive version. Continue reading Games Review: Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch, 2017) is still great but hardly definitive
Ubisoft’s forthcoming action RPG South Park: The Fractured But Whole has made it through the Australian Board of Classification without a single cut. Continue reading South Park: The Fractured But Whole has made it through Australian classification unscathed
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is adding a Season Pass to roll out its post-launch content. The pass, which can be picked up for US$19.99 will net you a few goodies the moment the game launches next week with more to follow in the coming months. Continue reading Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is getting a Season Pass so you can keep wrecking Rabbids