Under the Skin casts you as Cosmi, a young alien from Planet Mischief, a world that is predictably based around hijinks, tomfoolery and slapstick gags. Every young inhabitant must prove their worth by undertaking a series on trials on Earth, and it's here that you step in. Stranded on Earth after crashing his spaceship into a TV news satellite, alerting the humans to his presence in the process, Cosmi must demonstrate his pranking prowess by catching out as many homosapiens as possible within a strict time limit. … [Read more...] about Revisiting Under the Skin, Capcom’s forgotten arcade stealth game
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The 2D arcade-style beat 'em-up - which was originally released digitally for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in August 2010 before being delisted in December 2014 - is inspired by Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series and Edgar Wright's film of the same name. You get to play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Knives Chau, Stephen Stills, and more. … [Read more...] about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is Limited Run Games’ “biggest release of all time”
What traditional 'Ubisoft open world game' elements seem like a good fit? What don't?Chris: I'm not a huge fan of leveled enemies in some cases—I'm fine when there's heavies and when reaching new leveled zones results in meeting more powerful enemies, but I recall in Assassin's Creed Origins wandering into a high level zone and encountering a hyena that was like 30 levels higher than me and thus indestructible, whereas a hyena in a level-appropriate zone was just a hyena. It would just feel weird if one standard-issue stormtrooper was cannon fodder but another, because he was standing on the other side of a dotted line on the map, was god-like. Hyenas are hyenas, and stormtroopers should be stormtroopers. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
While Fireteam: Dirty Bomb offers a hectic atmosphere that has its own charm, I'm already really enjoying a more strategic approach to Cold War's Multiplayer. Every year, I have serious gripes with Call of Duty's Kill Confirmed mode. While I enjoy the additional challenge of having to scoop up dog tags after downing another player, I'm painfully aware that the majority of the server isn't interested in collecting tags and completing the objective. Matches revolve around ranged sniper battles, and it's not uncommon to finish a match with more dog tags than eliminations. In Dropkick, however, people are noticeably eager to help each other, and the quality of the matches really stand out. … [Read more...] about Smaller teams make for better matches in Cold War’s new Dropkick mode
Though it won't show up in the search bar these days, the original version of Skyrim still has a hidden store page. Enderal is available through Steam as well. If you'd like to know more about what it's like to play, here's a report on its first 20 hours from back when it was first being translated into English in 2016. … [Read more...] about The creators of Skyrim’s massive Enderal mod are making a commercial game