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Zombie games: We know them, we love them, and we kill them. Here today, we want to introduce a little bit of a new zombie game coming to you fresh and hot from Ubisoft. The game on today’s plate is ZombiU. Of course it sounds a little bit odd, a tad simple, but I’d like to give it more credit than just that. Zombi U is actually a reboot of Ubisoft’s first commercial game, Zombi. The better part of all this is that it’s an exclusive launch title for the upcoming Wii U console. The game will allow players to assume roles of various survivors during the game in a first-person-shooter setting.
So the story thus far is that about 400 years ago, a Welsh astronomer by the name of John Dee created a prophecy on the coming apocalypse known as The Black Prophecy which will (dun, dun, dun) be fulfilled in 2012 (gee, how fitting). A man who takes no shit known as “The Prepper” sees this apocalypse coming to fruition and prepares. While preparations are being made, a secret society known as the Ravens of Dee researches these predictions to find a way to stop them from being realized, or worse coming true. In November of 2012 (how ironic that I am still writing this), The Black Prophecy begins to be realized in the fitting form of a zombie outbreak in London, United Kingdom. Survivors hide out in the Prepper’s bunker with then players taking over as a survivor to fight off the horde.
Now, the game is played using the Wii U GamePad, which has various context sensitive uses like assisting with aiming for certain weapons and unlocking doors. The most common use being of course is the player’s access to the “Bug-Out Bag”, a neato storage for things like weapons, and various items. There is a downside to this nifty bag though, if you’re in the middle of a zombie horde and you need to whip out something to use, you’re fucked. Now, if a player is killed by a zombie, which happens with something as simple as one little bite, that survivor will permanently die and the player will then take on the role as a new survivor. There is a catch though, if a player has Virucide, it will spare the life of that survivor. Of course if that survivor dies, that survivor becomes a zombie, and the player can defeat that zombie to retrieve any items or weapons that was in the bag. There will also be a multiplayer feature online and friends will be alerted of a player’s death so they might try and get that gear back.
With all this, a first-person-shooter zombie game releasing on a brand new console, and to be honest, despite the fact that it’s releasing just on Nintendo, this game looks fucking badass. So, when the Wii U releases, pick up the console and pick up your copy of Zombi U! Oh, and make sure to stay tuned to Gamer’s Dish for new stories always.
After much and much time and seeing it at E3 and wanting it so bad to taste it, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is finally becoming available for all of us gamers to get our grubby little hands on. This is the fifth Ghost Recon series and is the second game to actually receive a “Mature” rating and has been known to have a darker tone than the previous games in the series.
Guns, guns, and more guns! I can never get enough guns and ammo to pick up in a post-apocalyptic world. Of course, what makes some of these guns unique is just the fact that some shoot electricity, fire, corrosive, I mean shit who’s not gonna love that?! I know I would. This world of Pandora was brought to us first in the game Borderlands. Guess what gamers? Borderlands has made a return with its sequel Borderlands 2. That’s right, more gun-toting action by yourself or with friends.
So gamers, ready to head back into the Animus? Well too fucking bad if you haven’t had enough rest. Grab your hidden blade as we dive into Ubisoft’s next installment in this epic adventure. We explore more of the mystery of Desmond even though we still barely know anything, but hey, it’s been a great adventure right? So in the greatest tradition, we’ll just continue this magical train ride into history.
Hmm, music and RPG styled gameplay, that just doesn’t really seem to go along all that much together. It sounds like comparing apples and oranges but in a more digital perspective. Like with anything else, someone decided to get on their high horse, beat the odds, and here now we have a game that features both of those elements. And thus born is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
For those of you gamers that are rhythm fans, this would definitely show some appeal, and if role-playing is your bag too, definitely consider this. Players take control of four Final Fantasy characters, and select a game from the first Final Fantasy all the way up to Final Fantasy XIII. The game features three stages: field, battle, and event. Once the stage is completed, characters will level up. Now with this being on the 3DS, players will be required to tap on the screen in the correct spot, to the beat of the music playing.
Now you’re probably wondering what this sort of thing entails. The opening and ending theme is basically just simple tapping of the music notes. The field music is side-scrolling and the screen moves from right to lift and players are required to tap a note, slide the stylus in a direction or hold the stylus down while following a waving line. The battle music is a mock battle essentially, where players have to tap notes correctly on the screen to do damage. The event music includes from scenes which players, will select and the scene will play on the screen in the background.
In Theatrhythm, there are multiple modes to keep the entertainment going, and the stages themselves are pretty self-explanatory it seems. For rhythm lovers, this definitely holds appeal, and for Final Fantasy fans. If this is your bag, definitely pick this game up and kick ass, take some names in the ways of rhythm.
Fighter games traditionally don’t feature anyone with weapons. Well, let me strike that, the Tekken series did have Yoshimitsu and off-hand I can’t think of traditional characters who really used weapons unless it was their own fist, except for a Mortal Kombat installment or two, but anyway I’m getting off track. The talk today is about a fighter game that actually does feature weapons for all fighters, of course now I am referring to Soul Calibur V.
I mean, really there isn’t much story that we know of for the new Soul Calibur, a general story overall except for a fighter’s determination for honor, or closure in their life, or just something of that nature. But this installment does include 28 fighters for the series, including ten new fighters that are playable. The playable characters are Natsu, Mitsurugui, Maxi, Lizardman, Leixia, Ivy, Kilik, Astaroth, Algol, Cervantes, Edge Master, Hilde, Elysium, Pyrrha, Raphael, Nightmare, Patroklos, Viola, Tira, Siegfried, Siba, Voldo, Yoshimitsu, Z.W.E.I. and Dampierre. In this installment of Soul Calibur, there are two new additions for this game that are quite special for the series. The first being Devil Jin, but the character who has received a lot of hype is none other than Ezio Auditore.
Soul Calibur V is definitely determined to receive some attention from fans from all over, including fans from the previous Soul Caliburs, and Tekken fans and now stretching over to the Assassin’s Creed fans. This game is guaranteed to kick some teeth, clang some steel and kick ass all over.
Never thought you’d return to Raccoon City huh? I think Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City definitely proves that you would most certainly be wrong. In this new installment of the Resident Evil series, characters from past Resident Evil games return to ground zero, where the zombie outbreak first began.
To be honest, this version of Resident Evil just seems really super power and supercharged. First off, there’s notable members of both Umbrella and people trying to stop them along with the virus. For the Umbrella team, there is Ada Wong, HUNK, Nicholai Ginovaef and a new character brought into the Resident Evil franchise called Lone Wolf. For the other side, which I think has been dubbed heroes there is Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Carlos Oliveira.
If that hasn’t got you gamers fucking excited yet, just wait it gets even better. Operation: Raccoon City features a multiplayer mode, which to our knowledge has been the first time done in a series. Players would take on the roles of the characters listed above, and each one, on either side has its perks to bring to the team. One of the most notable modes is a co-op mode where players will try to eliminate the other team, using any means necessary of course. Along with that, there are other modes, one of them being called Team Attack, where players will try and rack up as many kills as they can. Another mode called Biohazard, where players must fight Umbrella to retrieve and escort samples back to the base. There is another mode called Survivors where players must survive before help would arrive to them. Last but not least, there is the Heroes mode, where players must fight and defend iconic characters.
With all that in mind, not only is Umbrella or the Heroes a threat, but so is still the outbreak of the zombies and other creatures from Umbrella’s scientist’s creations. With a new (hopefully) installment of multiplayer, and a new installment in one of our favorite zombie hunting series (which we all love so damn much), I bring you gamers, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. So go out there and not only kick some zombie ass, but take out Umbrella (or the Heroes depending on who you play)!
Today we have a little bit of something interesting coming from the Nintendo market, specifically more towards the Nintendo 3DS, so finally after catching shit for nearly a year, this look like one of the more interesting things. This would happen to be Heroes of Ruin.
The story kind of follows typical bullshit that most RPG games do though, like someone or something (in this case, a ruler of the city of Nexus) in trouble and this hero being sent out to do whatever it is that needs to be done (which also, find the cure of the curse and remove evil). So to me, this is where it starts to get interesting. Players will be able to take on the role of one of four classes. These classes are: The Vindicator, The Gunslinger, The Alchitect, and the Savage. So, the Vindicator is a warrior class, basically like a paladin. The Gunslinger, I think that’s pretty self-explanatory. The Alchitect is a magician essentially. And The Savage, well, just imagine a barbarian and you pretty much got it.
So more neat things, let’s see here…oh yes! I forgot to mention that while this is on the 3DS, players can play co-op with each other in the game, so anyone plus three other friends can play at the same time (also badass for the DS in my opinion). Players can also drop in and drop out at any point. Heroes of Ruin uses both StreetPass and SpotPass technology, for these sorts of options to be available. Using StreetPass though, players can use a feature called “Trader’s Network” and trade items with other players. There’s a shop that players can sell items for points, and in turn use those points to buy other items. Also, using SpotPass, players can complete daily challenges.
So with all this in mind, it seems like the Nintendo really got the ball rolling on something pretty bad ass here. If you’re into the whole RPG thing, go check it out. And if you’ve got friends that like RPG games and have a 3DS, well shit, get 3 of them and play! Until next time, battle on gamers.
So, the True Crime series makes a triumphant return, but there’s a difference, this one isn’t exactly called True Crime. Yes, the original title got scrapped and formed the new name of Sleeping Dogs.
Once called True Crime: Streets of Hong Kong, Sleeping Dogs makes a violent bust onto video game markets. The core of the gameplay gives players the open world environment that we all just fucking love. It’s played over-the-shoulder in the third person perspective. Now, time for a little bit of story time (yay!). The player takes control of Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer as he goes undercover to infiltrate the notorious Sun On Yee Triad crime organization.
Players will have the ability to walk, jump, run, climb over obstacles and swim, as well as commandeer cars, boats, and motorcycles. Also, if you’re looking for a game with guns blazing and all that kind of shit that we generally see with a game like this, you might have to look elsewhere, because this game features more hand-on-hand combat which the player will actually improve on as the game progresses. Players will also have three different experience point systems. They are: Triad XP, Face XP and Police XP. The Triad and Police XP measure Wei’s devotion to either the Triads or the police, while the Face XP is a measure of Wei’s general reputation.
On a final note, while players don’t have the multiplayer option, there are going to be scoreboards for players to rate themselves amongst their friends. So get out there and get your copy of Sleeping Dogs and kick ass in whichever way you choose!
If someone were to say some of the greatest myths of the world like the existence of Atlantis or that Stonehenge is in fact a beacon, many of us would consider these words as nothing more than lunacy and fucked up. But what if these fucked up words that were spoken were true? What if someone were to also say that darkness and great evil was on the rise? Again, words of complete crazy. But maybe not anymore. In the game, The Secret World, these myths become true.
The Secret World is an MMORPG from Funcom, makers of games like Anarchy Online and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, but I have to say, The Secret World looks totally fucking bad ass. According to Funcom, this game will feature and blend elements from MMO gameplay, alternate reality gaming, and social networking. Character building through this game won’t be dependent on classes or levels. Now before, this steers some of you gamers away that love to level grind, characters are still customizable to a vast degree, by clothing, weapons and supernatural powers that are acquired.
Now, this brings the question of factions. There are three factions players will be able to play the role as. Those roles are: The Dragons, The Illuminati, and the Templars. Of course the fun in this game does include weapons being guns and words (which is also awesome). The game is also modern, which is a nice feel to it, and also answers the question of how guns come into play. It includes such things as dark fantasy, which leans a good ear into vampires, demons, zombies, and other creatures of the macabre. Players will be fighting against dark monsters in their quest to rid the world of evil.
All in all, this game looks badass and puts a bit of a different spin on other MMO games. At this point, I’d totally recommend checking out this game if you’re into the MMO scene or just plain enjoy dark fantasy. The Secret World seems like it really will deliver. So join a faction, get out there and uncover any secrets that we may have left behind or anything that could be left as false.