I can't pretend Under the Skin is a particularly good game. It's woefully shallow and often teeth-grindingly unfair, as confusing action collides with an unhelpful camera. The overall tone and characters are so exuberant and over the top that it becomes exhausting to watch, let alone play. It is fun, though, in small doses and it still pops into my brain whenever stealth games are in discussion, so it must have done something right. If nothing else it makes me wish for a mod that lets Agent 47 turn into a giant puce superhero and fly around the level, knocking people over like a psychotic Mr Tumble. … [Read more...] about Revisiting Under the Skin, Capcom’s forgotten arcade stealth game
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In related news, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition - which released on 14th January 2021 - includes the remaster of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and its original DLCs: the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells add-on packs. It's out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Stadia. … [Read more...] about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is Limited Run Games’ “biggest release of all time”
It's a little premature to guess that another golden age is on the way now that Lucasfilm is bringing in more developers, but for now, PC Gamer's Star Wars fans are excited to have something more concrete to look forward to than 'whatever EA is doing next.' And the detail that Massive and Division 2 director Julian Gerighty are behind an upcoming Star Wars game has us imagining some interesting possibilities. The game isn't necessarily just going to be 'The Division but Star Wars,' but we can still make some educated guesses about the direction Massive might take—or, at least, the direction we want it to take. Here's what we're expecting and hoping for. … [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
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