Set after the events of Gears 4 and featuring Kait Diaz in the lead role, Gears 5 is a horror-inspired entry in the series that digs deeper into the mysterious origins of the Locusts as well as the role humanity played in the conflict. Its excellent campaign is complemented by a beefy competitive multiplayer mode and several cooperative offerings, including Horde mode. … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold For February 2021 Has 5 Free Games, Including Gears 5
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ICYMI, System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition will include VR support, as Nightdive recently confirmed with a brief clip of VR gameplay. The clip shows one developer using the motion controls on a Valve Index VR joystick to attack one of the game's iconic Blue Monkeys with a wrench. … [Read more...] about System Shock pre-orders go live next month, and will include the game’s “final demo”
Wes Fenlon: Final Fantasy 13 has one of the most agonizing intros of any game I've played. ANd by intro, I actually mean, like, the first 15 hours. I hear the rest is better, but after the pure agony that was listening to the Final Fantasy 13 characters speak for the first half, I ditched, so I never got to the "good" part. There's a lot that I think is wrong with Final Fantasy 13—the story is a soupy mess of proper nouns masquerading as worldbuilding, the dialogue and voice acting are full-on anime bullshit, and the bulk of the game is running down bland corridors. But its greatest offense—what makes the intro so brutal—is that it continually refuses to let you really engage with its great battle system. … [Read more...] about Which game has the most brutal beginning?
"Regardless of the short-term financial success, the critical backlash means the developer will now have to invest significant resources fixing the game in order to rehabilitate its image before the launch of its next title," the report added (thanks, VGC). … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest digital game launch of all time
"Wielding a polearm and the power of Anemo, Xiao is a fierce adeptus warrior whose elemental burst grants him increased damage at the cost of continuously draining his health. During the Lantern Rite, Travelers will have the chance to accompany Xiao for a day in the life of a guardian of Liyue, offering a rare glimpse into his life of solitude over the past millennia." … [Read more...] about Genshin Impact 1.3 update hits early Feb