Fast-Tracking to the Big Guns
Guerrilla Games know they’re up against it when competing for our time in the busy arena of FPS multiplayer games. How do you encourage gamers to give you a fair shot when Call of Duty and Battlefield are so dominant? How about unlocking all the core features from the start?
All weapons and class abilities will be available without the usual grinding; enabling you to try everything and discover what combination works best for you. This is a great idea and allows for a more even playing field for newcomers against players that have been living in the servers since launch day.
Continue reading Killzone: Shadow Fall (Multiplayer Hands-On Preview)
There are a lot of racing games on their way, perhaps too many for those of us planning to splash out on a next-gen console soon. So which of them are shaping up to be worthy of your attention? I endured the queues and hardware crashes of the Eurogamer Expo to tear around various racetracks to bring you my impressions of five of the most anticipated racers of the future on both existing and next generation platforms.
Continue reading Test Driving the Racers of the Future
Here’s my final roundup of the Developer Session videos from this year’s Eurogamer Expo. Don’t forget to check out the coverage from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 too. As I mentioned earlier, you can watch them through your PS3 or 360 on your TV by clicking the ‘Watch Later’ icon (the little clock in the lower right corner). Trust me , it’s much easier than using the terrible search option on the consoles. Here’s a list of the final sessions:
Last week I rounded up the developer session videos from Day1 and Day 2 of the Eurogamer Expo, which hopefully gave you a nice afternoon of chilling out and catching up on the inside knowledge of the hottest upcoming games. Want to do it again? Of course you do. Why not add the videos to your ‘Watch Later’ list on YouTube, then enjoy them on your TV via the YouTube app on your PS3 or 360. Well here’s Day 3’s coverage for you:
The Vita’s Knight Rises
Past industry form indicates that you’d be forgiven for dismissing the presence of a handheld game when it has a bigger and shinier counterpart on your main console. So often we’ve seen them stumble into our hands as shabby ports or overly simplistic, barely related tie-in fodder. Armature Studio is here to change things with their new Vita game. From what I’ve played, it truly deserves a place on your shopping list if you’ve enjoyed the last two Rocksteady games and are planning on picking up Origins on October 25th.
This game will follow on from the events of the console game Arkham Origins, rather than rehash the same story. The Blackgate in the title refers to the prison where the majority of the game will be set. Home to the non-insane criminals of Gotham -although a few are clearly borderline- various well-known villains ‘run’ different parts of the prison. So expect to take on some infamous faces to get the jail back in order. The story is delivered via motion comics, which I suppose is reasonable given the source material, but there’s no getting around they’ll always feel and look like the cheap option.
Continue reading Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Hands-On Preview)
We’ve shown you what you missed from the Developer Sessions at this weekend’s Eurogamer Expo on Day 1 already. But if you’re eager for more inside info on the hottest upcoming games, we’ve got you covered with the action from Day 2. Here’s the list, with the embedded videos available after the break.
- Tearaway (Media Molecule)
- Beyond: Two Souls (David Cage from Quantic Dream)
- Dying Light (Techland)
- FIFA 14 Next-Gen (EA Sports)
- Outside Xbox
- PlayStation Indie Showcase*
*Replaced DriveClub session as the speaker was ill. Continue reading Dev Session Videos From Eurogamer Expo – Day 2
For those of you unable to make it to this year’s Eurogamer Expo in London, the developer sessions have started to make their way onto YouTube. Maybe you were there, but were too busy playing some of the hottest new releases heading to all the major formats and just didn’t have the time. Well, sit back and relax and (you deserve it after surviving those queues). you’ll find the following videos embedded after the break.
- Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games)
- The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks)
- Guild Wars 2 – New Content (ArenaNet)
- PS4 Indie: Velocity 2X (FuturLab)
Note: The Xbox One and Forza 5 session videos have currently been removed from Eurogamer’s YouTube. Continue reading Dev Session Videos From Eurogamer Expo – Day 1
First things first. This hands-on report will be spoiler-free regarding the first game. I’m currently playing that one through (I know, I’m late) and several previews for the new game have blown the first game’s ending. I don’t want to do the same if you’re yet to play Lords of Shadow. So read this, then get on it, you don’t want to get left behind again.
The word on the wire is that this concluding part of the Lords of Shadow saga is going to be a more open world affair. That’s not on display here though as this is more of an introduction. Don’t worry; it’s much more exciting than it sounds. There’s a massive, Holy Transformer thing for starters! But more on that later.
Continue reading Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Hands-On Preview)