I've been constantly arguing with myself over which campaign to play first in Rome 2. On the one hand, it's called Rome, so starting with the Romans seems to be a good plan.
On the otherhand, I love the idea of leading off as a Barbarian faction and smashing Rome up.
Reading between the lines though, does this insinuate that MS are going to be pushing their own much maligned distribution platform over native OS even more from Win 8 onwards? PC gamers aren't likely to be very impressed by another 'walled garden' integrated app store, especially with the alternatives available. Or when they say games are they talking about the phone/tablet kind?
Scrotum kink. I live lubricated.
Getting too attached in Planetside 2’s multiplayer universe.
To all who played Unreal Tournament 3, it was clear there was an intention to comprehensively bring closure to both the arcs of Unreal and Unreal Tournament in one go. It was clumsy to say the
What first came to my mind was Unreal Tournament 3.
As soon as I first played it I was disappointed. It's a good game for the most part, but I never really enjoyed playing it like I did its predecessors.
The story which you play along in the single player was an odd change to the traditional UT formula, and it wasn't welcome. The replacement of the tournament ladder made me subconsciously less excited and less competitive when I played - and what's more is they missed the opportunity to implement a multiplayer tournament system. The story itself sucked. It didn't make sense and it demanded explanations for systems like respawners and flags which were totally unnecessary and immersion-breaking. The scripted ending and the utterly bizarre climax was the most underwhelming thing I can remember in UT, pushing you into a one-on-one with a baddie and resolving in an appalling cliff-hanger revelation.
The art style felt less chunky, less brutish, less mechanical and instead more detailed, fine and delicate - which to me felt like a deviation along the wrong path, resulting with a confused mix of intense gameplay and unusual, graceful eastern style.
Why they attempted to align the worlds of Unreal Tournament and Unreal like they did, rather than just having a tournament ladder or an actual campgaign, is beyond me. The old Unreal universe made sense and was actually pretty engaging. So: that's what I regret about Unreal Tournament 3. For as long as I played it, I just wish they'd made Unreal Tournament 2007.
Age of Empires: Online, too: it's gone into stagnation and I fear it's diminished the appetite for a proper sequel.
The slow nautical hulks of previous Total Wars never drew as much attention as their versatile landlubber counterparts - but Rome II is determined to shake them up and make them "much more like land
The brochure released by Rockstar on their newswire reveals the exotic possibilities "for holiday or to start life anew" on the west coast in GTA V's utterly sarcastic America.
Guncraft is a game which, yeah you guessed it… is minecraft with guns. Except it’s not Ace of Spades, nor is it Cube world. And it's quite good, says the escapist.
Here's the launch trailer.
It’s been a rewarding week for Rome II fans: despite last week’s barrage of a tantalising new ‘Find a Way’ trailer and the new Alps panorama, there doesn’t seem to be any respite in sight
Thats how I got my enjoyment from PS2 when no-one I knew was online, you can have 'such fun' going solo in a Mossie. Even paid money to get the rockets and don't regret it.
Rome 2 - I'm already thinking of ways to schedule its campaigns into my life. I've even coincided the writing of a historical dissertation with the release of the game - I just wish I could cite Total War as a source.
There's GTA V too, which will be fantastic. The prospect of setting my 3D feet inside Rockstar's world again is so damn tantalising. I'm not expecting anything different to previous iterations, only more of it.
Another massive screenshot has been released, this time a glorious 30000 x 6116 pixels large and showcasing "the Barbarian held lands near the Alps" in Total War: Rome II's campaign map.