Wow… can I just say that… Everything about this game looks pretty much amazing. I know I’m supposed to be talking about good and bad, but I don’t see any bad… this is a crazy looking game in every single aspect.
Set in a city called Night City, you make your way through a hustling bustling future California metropolis teeming with life. Every corner has something for you to see, interact with, talk to, and just admire. It’s amazing how they were able to depict the first future city that I can (unprofessionally) call “realistic.”
To get yourself caught up, you can check out the video we are talking about right here:
The graphics are gritty, futuristic, and punk all at the same time. You can feel the city being alive in every aspect. People walking around, shop owners, different stores, mission givers, arcades, and more.
The world is totally interactive. Every single aspect of the city looks and feels amazing. That is exactly what every RPG out there should emulate.
We can expect this kind of excellence from the developers of the Witcher series, but this honestly blew me away.
I think it is safe to say this’ll be the first game where I ever go ahead and create a famale character. Wow.
They killed it with this. From the futuristic looking cuts and augmentations in the skin, to the hair, eyes, and pretty much everything else, these character models look stunning.
Usually, you don’t expect this level of amazing with a game where you can create a character. It is usually one of the things you need to get over and accept as an RPG player. Not here. These character models look top knotch. From the characters you play, to the NPC’s floating around the city waiting to talk to you (or sell you something).
Not only are there (seemingly) a ton of options out there when it comes to clothing. Not only that, but instead of just looks, armor, and all the regular, your clothing will give you street cred – a stat in the game that influences the way others react around you.
Seems pretty cool. Bringing another touch of reality to the game even in the clothing that you wear.
The demo opened up with a scene where you are moving in on a compound of enemies who are trying to scavenge technology from the bodies of citizens. You end up in a few firefights that feel good.
Enemies screaming and trash talking, popping augments to unlock special abilities, and just the way the guns look and seem to feel are all straight out of a sci-fi thriller. Awesome.
I love that they went the Gears of War route with it and I’m to stay away from the laser cannons and pistols, which were never a satisfying replacement for a nice holo point bullet, anyway, right?
Wow,,, did I just say, driving? Wow.
The car you seem to drive is a super powered sport scar. You can explore the city freely in tons of different cars, bikes, and other vehicles from what they are saying. An exciting element to a shooter RPG that we have not seen much of before.
Night City seems like one of the most realistic and alive video game environments in an RPG that we have ever seen.
Granted, this was a dictated and planned out initial look, but, damn, the game looks good.
Very excited to get our hands on this one when it drops.
Amazing!! It’s been so long since we’ve had the pleasure of being able to play a Streets of Rage title.
Last I remember (forgive me if I’m wrong) is the original trilogy that dropped on Sega Genesis. I was about 5 years old at that time and we had a ton of fun playing the side-scrolling beat ’em up for hours.
I don’t think we ever beat it, either. Just had so much fun running through the first few boards as little kids. Enough that it’s getting me amped for this new installment!
Shout out to the team at Dotemu.
Talk about nostalgia!!
Check out the trailer right here.
Looks like the graphics got an overhaul and they’re even incorporating some cutscenes. Hopefully, they carry over into the game and don’t end up just being used as an intro.
The animations look cool too.
Overall happy they ended up deciding to make a new game and can’t wait to play!
Edit: This worked for me, hopefully, it works for you too!
Make sure your date and time is synced with the internet settings.
To do this, go to settings>system>date & time
You will see a little button/switch just make sure that is on.
That worked for me!
We have checked the epic forum to no end, but some of us here are still having issues with Fortnite matchmaking on Switch. Just seems like something that has to be fixed on Epic’s end. Just kind of irritating that they are claiming everything is fixed when myself and so many other people are still having issues where matchmaking does not work at all. We cannot get into games!!
Was looking forward to reviewing the experience on the Switch, but unfortunately, at this point, I haven’t been able to play even a single game.
Here is the exact error message we are getting:
We had trouble talking to the matchmaker. Give it another shot, but if the problem continues, check out http://status.epicgames.com
Needless to say, checking that site is what gave us the frustration in the first place. They seem to be saying it can be fixed by logging out and logging back in. As annoying that, we tried it. It didn’t work.
I’m not quite sure what this says about my personality, but nearly every new thing that Fortnite announces my reaction is usually a mixture of dramatically asking why and countlessly envisioning myself being killed by someone using these new items. First was the crossbow, then the mini-gun, then the guided missile system, and now the jetpacks none of them have broken the game, so maybe it’s time I start accepting these new items EPIC continuously comes up with.
With all that being said…Sigh. I’m not even happy I’m writing something positive here. I expected this to be sort of like the guided missile system which I said from day 1 it was a horrible idea, but I’ll be man enough to admit I was wrong about this one. I think honestly, I have, sort of, a PTSD from when the Halo series (and plenty of others) decided that would be a great idea to include a jetpack. I hope my sarcasm is coming through because that was pretty awful. Luckily Fortnite did something they couldn’t do right; they pulled off a fair and balanced jetpack.
Here’s The Skinny
For starters, there’s a gas gage. This means you can run out of gas if you’re not careful and so far, judging by the videos there are a lot of people who are not careful. It does make for some funny falls. I haven’t fallen yet, but I’m sure I’ll have my day.
Secondly, you can’t go stupid high which is good. They are dulled down to what you might expect. In my opinion, they’re like a better version of hop rocks. They’ll go high enough to give you an edge on the competition but won’t allow for stupidity. It works well with the building component of the game because if you’re fighting someone who is building and find yourself with no materials you’re not dead in the water like you’d normally be. You can use your jetpack to gain an advantage or simply get out of dodge.
I’ll be honest I’m usually not one to follow trends and to get hype over every little thing a game or company does, but other than the guided missile system EPIC has really shown out and I believe is paving the framework for other companies to follow. Give the gamers what they request and good things will happen. Hopefully, we see more of this in the years to come.
As always please let us know your thoughts and grab a nice pair of sweats and relax. You earned it.
Yay. Another one, I don’t know how many people out there will feel the same way, but I’m honestly just tired of Call of Duty titles. It could be a combination of a few things maybe it’s my teenage years Halo over COD bias, the abundance of COD titles over the years, or the stale state of COD games for about the past 10 years. In any case, as I read through the countless reviews and speculations of BLOPS 4 I can’t hide my indifference.
Usually, I get excited about most game releases even if it’s one I know I won’t play because I want to check out a specific game mode or some aspect of the game. Or I’m just interested in the route the game is going. Now, I have to admit, I wasn’t even mildly excited for BLOPS 4. Personally, I feel like COD has just run its course. Anyway, here’s my brief first impression.
OMG yes! They are adding a battle royale mode! And wait they’re really going to add a 5v5 with tactical roles? No freaking way! One thought go through my mind when I heard and read these types of comments, like, just really? Is it not enough to take one popular game mode, you really must try and exactly mimic 2 of the most popular games from the past few years? Are they really going to do it better than Overwatch & Fortnite/Pubg? I have my doubts.
Hey, listen, I get it – you have to adjust and grow with the times, but how about some originality? Some of you are probably rolling your eyes at this point because whatever most games take aspects of other and make it their own. There’s no bigger example this year than Fortnite and Pubg, but in my opinion, it was a great opportunity to truly use Fortnite’s build system already in-game fighting mechanics. It adds a full new dynamic to the mode. Now, sure COD will undoubtedly throw some new twists into the fray, but it just doesn’t seem genuine to me. Who knows? It might surprise me, but it’s safe to say I won’t be overly anxious to get into this one.
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For starters, I’m typically someone who resists most trends coming down the pike and try to stay true to the original in most cases. I’ll be honest when I first heard about this Thanos game mode and immediately rolled my eyes. Yes, just like a high school girl and if I’m being honest there was probably groan in there too. I just couldn’t imagine it not being some annoying, cheesy game mode that I’d play once or twice and then never to be played again. I thought Fortnite was just going to start taking on promotions left and right, and they eventually might, but hey if they’re all this good – why not?
Well, I will admit I was wrong. That’s usually a tough thing for me to do because I’m a pretty headstrong dude. EPIC knocked it out of the park again, they decided to speed up the circle and the storm and they also decided to make the storm much more deadly. I could be slightly off, but it’s roughly -10 health every second or so. All this means they force you to fight and fight right off the bat. If you survive the initial craziness, you’ll find yourself squaring off with the Mad Titan himself Thanos!
1v1 you can just about forget about trying to take him down yourself. Unless the person grabbing the gauntlet is just whack as hell and has zero awareness of course. The thing is you can’t even rely on pot shots from a distance because as soon as he gets a sight of you he’ll jump across the circle and thunder punch you into your grave.
The best aspect of this game, in my opinion, is the feeling of everyone teaming up on this OP titan. One game I played, the gauntlet fell in Tilted Towers and it was at this point I’ve never seen more bullets flying at any other point in playing Fortnite. It was borderline hysterical. There was basically an unspoken bond between us non-Thanos players do whatever we can to we to take him down. We did actually take him down pretty quickly, I’d love to claim like I did a ton of damage myself, but I’m not sure with only one snipe for about 40ish shield damage I can say anything at all. Nonetheless, I survived the first couple of run-ins with Thanos and eventually made it to top 10, but sadly Thanos didn’t take mercy on me.
Anyway, kudos to EPIC I feel like they simply can’t miss right now. Any type of complaint or suggestion at least gets tried or implemented. Their community interaction is seriously unmatched. I think they are fully paving the way in that department. Take notes everyone else! Here’s a link to perhaps my favorite example of community interaction good ole’ Orange Justice.
P.S Here’s to hoping for a Superheroes game with character creations and fighting style modeled just the way they did for Thanos.