You may already be composing a comment declaring that this makes it a very thin comparison point for the Hitman series, but it's important that you understand that I am a very bad Hitman player. Not for me the painstaking observation and elaborate assassination scenarios. No, my default way of playing Hitman is to swipe a costume and then embark on a clumsy and steadily escalating spree as I create as much mayhem and confusion as possible. And in that sense, the way I play Hitman is exactly identical to the gameplay of Under the Skin, just without the generous sprinkles of golden coins. … [Read more...] about Revisiting Under the Skin, Capcom’s forgotten arcade stealth game
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The time-limited physical editions - which are available to pre-order for six weeks from 15th January - include a standard Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game edition for $35, a classic edition at $55, and the K.O edition for $140. The standard edition includes the standard game and DLC, while the Classic Edition includes a full-colour instruction booklet, deluxe plastic clamshell case with a reversible coversheet, sticker sheet featuring art from the game, physical soundtrack CD featuring music by Anamanaguchi, The Clash at Demonhead commemorative concert ticket, and an Overworld map. … [Read more...] about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is Limited Run Games’ “biggest release of all time”
Chris Livingston, Staff Writer: I got into The Division 2 for a while this year, and while it seems like a weird fit for Star Wars, I'm still interested to see what they do with it. I love the detail in The Division 2—walking down any given street is always a feast for the eyes, even if that feast is mountains of trash from a collapsed society. I didn't really care for most of the main missions—they're way too long for my tastes, and I was playing solo. But I loved the side activities, the exploration, the base-building stuff, and the street skirmishes. I feel like I'd be pretty happy shooting my way through some alien city filled with stormtroopers and helping rebels out with sidequests. If that's what you do in this game. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
It's been just under a month since Call of Duty: Cold War Season 1 began, but we're already entering its 'Reloaded' phase. There's a new multiplayer map, a shiny new sword to unlock, and fresh Zombies content that anyone can dive into for free until January 21. However, the mode that kept me playing into the early hours of the morning today was Dropkick. These frenzied 6v6 matches challenge teams to fight over a tiny briefcase in an attempt to hold onto it long enough to unlock some launch codes for a nuke. … [Read more...] about Smaller teams make for better matches in Cold War’s new Dropkick mode
Enderal: Forgotten Stories is an ambitious total conversion mod for Skyrim, with an entirely new plot and significantly tweaked mechanics. Its creators were previously responsible for other Elder Scrolls mods like Nehrim for Oblivion, but are now moving on to a commercial project, which they say "will hopefully be announced this year." … [Read more...] about The creators of Skyrim’s massive Enderal mod are making a commercial game