While wandering the show floor at Play NYC, many games caught my eye. Cede was one such game. It had a unique style that really made it stand out. Furthermore, it was advertised as “combat farming.” I had to know what combat farming was, so I made time to go see Cede. The game puts you in the role of Seph, a golem looking creature that lives in a world that has been torn apart. His goal is to grow plants and grass in the darkness, which will fend it off. Of course he can’t do so peacefully and along the way he’s attacked by creatures. There’s two main ways Seph can defend himself. Punching is always an option, letting Seph knock back and eventually kill anything that got close. Or Seph can shoot seeds, playing more like a twin stick shooter. He only has limited shots, so running around collecting the seeds that you find on the ground will be necessary if you want to continue to use this ability. Thankfully Seph isn’t alone. Accompanying him are … [Read more...] about Cede Brings Weirdly Fun Combination of Combat Farming to PC
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It’s a very good time to be a pirate. It’s hard to say what, exactly, started this trend — perhaps it was 2013’s Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag — but now we have not one, but two serious pirate-y games with both PVE and PVP elements. Rare’s Sea of Thieves launched in March, and Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones is expected in the next two years. While each title will likely push (and inspire) its competitor throughout their life cycles, there’s also a lot to define each game as a very distinct entity. Skull & Bones doesn’t worry me at all, even though I’m a massive Sea of Thieves fan. In fact, I welcome a new pirate game to feed the demand captains everywhere. Stripped down or fully loaded Sea of Thieves is notoriously simple, putting a selection of tools into players’ hands and then stepping back to see how they interact with each other. There’s far less content in Sea of Thieves— fewer bars to fill, … [Read more...] about Sea of Thieves and Skull & Bones have plenty of room to share the sea
FIFA 13 was my introduction to soccer. Watching the players in FIFA curve their shots into the top corner of the net blew my mind, and I was certain there was no way they could do that in real life. Lionel Messi, the greatest player who has ever lived, proved me wrong. My assumptions about the sport were blown apart, along with my eardrums due to techno found in the soccer highlight videos I watched. Soccer became one of the biggest sources of joy in my life, and I owe it all to FIFA. The video game version of the sport quickly became a problem, however, instead of a solution. Five years after beginning to play the EA series, I finally quit. Catalonia, take over The only way I’ve been able to describe FIFA’s most addicting modes to those who don’t play is to imagine combining Pokemon with professional sports. You become attached to your players, and building and improving your team is a lot of fun. It’s a long, slow process with a lot of challenges and … [Read more...] about Why I had to quit playing FIFA soccer
Monster Hunter World has been described as the ideal game for newcomers to the series, but mostly by those that know their Barioths from their Kulu-Ya-Kus. I wouldn't have recognised either of those if they bit me on the arse – and they may well have during my time with the game so far.Monster Hunter is about... well, it's not exactly coy about that. In its large fantasy worlds, players come together to take down all creatures great and small in service of purchasing and upgrading gear for the bigger battles to come.For a first-timer there's lot to take in. Like so many games of this size and scope there's an immense amount to understand and master.It takes time to get to grips not just with the wealth of gameplay nuances there are, but with what Monster Hunter is.Capcom doesn't exactly make that easy. Rapid-fire tutorials overwhelm you with dense passages of text, promoting the idea that players should learn through reading rather than doing.For all the reading you do though, … [Read more...] about How well does Monster Hunter World welcome new players?
I think of myself as a fairly well-adjusted person. Apart from public speaking I don't have any major phobias. I don't feel like I have a lot of personal baggage or hangups, and I generally consider myself (or at least present myself) as being laid back and relaxed. Overall, I see myself as being Pretty Much Okay With Things. But as I've been browsing mods for The Sims 4 I've begun to realize I'm not. Not at all. Mods for The Sims 4 often consist of small tweaks as opposed to full conversions: some little aspect of the game's behavior that someone wanted to change. And looking through those mods has sent me into a tailspin of anxiety and doubt and even anger. Weird! Turns out I am not Pretty Much Okay With Things after all. Party's over Take this mod called Less Waving Goodbye. The description reads: "This mod alters the ‘Broadcaster’ which requires all sims on the lot to wave goodbye to all other sims who are leaving the lot." The mod makes it so only Sims within a certain … [Read more...] about Modding The Sims 4 is a great way to get in touch with your crippling personal issues