World of WarCraft’s new expansion, Legion dropped on August 30th and since then millions of WoW players – myself included – have taken the journey to the new Broken Isles questing zones on our way to level 110. With a week’s worth of playtime under our belt it’s time for our World of WarCraft: Legion First Opinion look at the game.
The single most hotly anticipated game of the year – and perhaps the last few years – is No Man’s Sky. It released on PlayStation 4 last Tuesday, but yesterday it finally hit PC, where we will cover it. After playing our first few hours, does it look worth the wait, or should it have stayed in no man’s land? Let’s find out in our No Man’s Sky First Opinion.
The demons, and their hunters, have arrived in Azeroth. World of WarCraft’s upcoming expansion, Legion’s pre-release events have begun, and we’ve been there, done that to bring you the latest from the front lines. Long story short, demon hunters are now everywhere, but the number of actual demons greatly outnumbers them.
We just covered a game releasing on August 9th that allows you to fly to the stars, but that’s not all that happens that day. If you’re a World of WarCraft subscriber (of which there are still millions, myself included) then August 9th is a big day for you, too – provided you preordered the upcoming expansion pack, Legion.
Few things stir up the gaming masses like an open beta for a highly-anticipated new game, especially one from a developer with the pedigree of Blizzard. Such is the circumstance surrounding Overwatch, their new 6-on-6 team based first person shooter, who is free to play in open beta until Monday, May 9th on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. I’m not great at online first person shooters (see my Battlefield 3 review for more on that), but with Overwatch, there are a few mitigating factors that keep me coming back.
As someone who cannot drive (I have depth-perception issues, which as you would imagine is a bad thing when operating several hundred pounds of metal at any speed), packing up one day and taking myself on a road trip is something is something I just can’t do, despite the appeal. I’ve often tried to use video games as a surrogate for that urge, but most of the time I’m misusing a game for that purpose. For example, Grand Theft Auto 5 has believably rural areas north of down to drive through to simulate going out on a trip, but sooner or later I’m going to find someone with a nicer car, and the urge to jack their ride takes over and suddenly I’m just playing GTA again. Jalopy promises something different, a driving game that’s about the trip as much as the destination.
The Elder Scrolls Online is now a thing, a thing you can buy and play. Many people have wanted an online Skyrim or Oblivion, to the point that player-made mods have attempted the feat, to limited success (so far). Many more, though, see an online component as blasphemous to the series’ good name and are in an indignant uproar on the issue. In this Review in Progress (RIP), I’ll be taking you along with me as I explore, experiment and ultimately review TESO.
Updated (4/12/14): We wrap up this RIP with a look at crafting, classes and gear.
Updated (4/8/14): In this update I go to Cyrodiil and try out the PvP in ESO.
Updated (4/7/14): I have put up part two of this RIP, running down the good and the bad I have experienced so far.
Titanfall’s beta started recently leading up to its forthcoming March 11th release date. With all of the hype surrounding Titanfall, I couldn’t resist giving it a spin to see what the buzz is all about.