Lightning Bloom - 0 (gain 2 Mana, Overload 2 next turn)Lightning Bloom - 0 (gain 2 Mana, Overload 2 next turn)Barnes - 5 (Summons Kael'Thas Sunstrider, which normally costs 7 mana)Ultimate Infestation - 0 (draws 5 cards, deals 5 damage, normally costs 10 mana)Coin - 0 (gain 1 Mana)Innervate - 0 (gain 1 Mana)Fungal Fortunes - 0 (draws three cards, normally costs 4 mana)Embiggen - 0 Moonfire - 0 (deals 1 damage)Nourish - 0 (draws 3 cards, normally costs 6 mana)Nature Studies - 1Living Roots - 0 (deals 2 damage, normally costs 1)Ultimate Infestation - 0 (draws 5 cards, deals 5 damage, normally costs 10 mana)Moonfire - 0 (deals 1 damage)Innervate - 0Starfire - 0 (deals 5 damage, draws a card, normally costs 6 mana)Claw - 1 (adds 2 attack)Claw - 1 (adds 2 attack)Starfire - 0 (deals 5 damage, draws a card, normally costs 6 mana)Pounce - 0 (adds 2 attack)Swing face for exact lethalBy my calculation, the Druid played 50-Mana worth of stuff (57 if you include Kael'thas) on the first … [Read more...] about Is this Hearthstone’s first turn one kill?
There are some smart new mechanics in play as you go about picking up side-quests or pushing the main questline forward as you see fit. As a vampire you'll have to feed in order to survive, and in Bloodlines 2 the idea is that you are very much what you eat - stalk out some prey and, via the detective mode-esque heightened senses available to you, you can see how characters have different hues and resonances, tied into their emotional state. Feed on someone who's angry and you'll consume that anger too, leading to temporary perks. Constantly feed on people of a certain emotion and you can get access to more permanent buffs too. … [Read more...] about Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is a darkly fascinating immersive sim
There's a ranking system where you get experience for kills, especially if you meet certain criteria like having a kill streak, or getting revenge on your former murderer. Levelling up gives immediate goals but it also makes it more impenetrable for new players. At the time of writing, matchmaking was an issue on PSN with certain game modes hard to get going and imbalanced teams being formed; hopefully this will get fixed shortly. Despite a few novel modes, nothing thrilled me the way FEAR 3's unique multiplayer did earlier this year. … [Read more...] about GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Review
The Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date is November 17; that's when you'll be able to start playing it on current generation systems at the very least, the trailer notes that it's "coming soon" to next-gen consoles, so the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions won't necessarily arrive at the same time. That makes sense, since neither console has an official release date yet. … [Read more...] about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date confirmed: Here’s when you can play
It was a while before I realised just how much attacking goes on in this place. Thousand Threads remains a wonderful place to walk around, and its people are capable of sweetness. But the dark truth is that the cornerstones of this society are soap, wildflowers, and twatting people in the face. They are a sentimental, violent, respectably clean people. Some of the jobs, you see, are based around avenging crimes like robbery and assault. Susan Rasmussen might have been ambushed while out walking, and ask you to question witnesses to find out who did it, then deliver the perpetrator a solid thumping. Others, however, will ask you to pummel someone just for being annoying. … [Read more...] about Thousand Threads is a chilled out walking sim that runs on petty violence