Showing posts with label Gameplay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gameplay. Show all posts

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Breath of the Wild Twitch Streamer Finds Tutorial After 95 Hours of Playthrough

Twitch Streamer negaoryx finds combat tutorial after doing blind playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly 95 hours.

Have you ever been grinding a new game that you have recently encountered and after many days or hours of labor you find some system or weapon that can totally changes how you make progress in the game? Surely, some of you can relate.

Almost the same has happened with Twitch streamer negaoryx who had been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and then at one point came across a tutorial for combat after spending more than 95 hours.

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Breath of the Wild Streamer Found Tutorial After 95 Hours

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Below is the stream where you can find how she came across an in-game guide following hours of playtime that had tips on fighting. You can directly skip to 3:08:40.



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In her more than three days and a half worth of blind playthrough, she took down three Divine Beasts of the game and then went her way back to Kakariko Village, where she encounters a Guardian Scout at Ta'loh Naeg Shrine for a trail.

It is then that she discovered tutorial for useful combat techniques like backflip, charged attack, flurry rush, parry and side hop. Even though these moves could've come in handy, she came all the way without using these moves.

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Learning something so late that you should've known at the beginning can be a bit frustrating knowing you could've made it easier but nevertheless negaoryx handled it pretty well. It also proves that while those moves can help you fare better but not essential exactly.

She later took Twitter to address her eye-opening experience with a highlighted clip from part of her original stream that also got attention.



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Some of her followers and viewers pointed out to her that she coming all the way to the certain point without those tools in her kit is a proof to her skill. Besides, she was not much of a fan to Legend of Zelda series and the game is designed in a way that pushes players to find their own way of solutions.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure masterpiece title from developer/publisher Nintendo, which came out in early 2017 on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The game won "Game of the Year" on the same year and broke sales records in many regions.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire System Revealed

Early builds of Dark Souls 3 to include secret bonfire system and PvP invasion mechanics by developer From Software.

The third entry in the Dark Souls series from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, Dark Souls III came out in early 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but still houses many unraveled mysteries for players to discover today.

Recently, a YouTuber named Lance McDonald has discovered a hidden multiplayer content that has been left within the game without completing and never revealing to the masses. Some of these were part of the original leak from the game before it was released. Sounds interesting, right?

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Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire Revealed

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Following is a video that McDonald has uploaded lately where he shows his findings step by step in playthrough.




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An early leak before the launch of the game suggested that From Software was about to introduce a new mechanic where players could sacrifice enemies in a form of ritual, which will let them invade other players' game and even attack them.

The game's first downloadable content, Ashes of Ariandel had a dedicated PvP arena for players to duke it out but looks like, the developers originally intended to mix things up a little bit for player invasions with the new sacrifice mechanic.

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Somehow, that gameplay system didn't end up getting included in the final version of Dark Souls III but McDonald has managed to dig up details on how it would have been. There is an unfinished Cult Death system for letting players drag down few Hollow NPCs to turn on cult bonfires.

While these portable bonfires would have allowed players to level up or reverse hollowing, there is another type of bonfire that can be created using Ceremony Swords and upon plunging it into an enemy corpse, it would lead to a cut-scene animation.

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This ceremony was meant to trigger an eclipse that would let them to invade other players in darkened worlds to engage in PvP battles. Since they opted out from this at the last moment, the function doesn't work properly and player character is stuck there.

Whatever reasons From Software had for not including this into the final version of Dark Souls III, it could've been such a great fun. Who knows what else content have they scrapped ahead of launch like this alpha multiplayer system and hidden ceremonies?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

YouTube deletes and then restores back Red Dead Redemption 2 controversial videos of killing feminist NPC.

Developer/publisher Rockstar Games didn't launch Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 with intent of just riding horses and camping in the woods but it also involves a lot of rooting tooting cowboy shooting.

Since the in-game lead character Arthur Morgan is an outlaw, you expect him being involved in some activities during the gameplay that may not be pleasant but that is okay. However, it seems that YouTube wasn't so sure about it before it became a matter of concern.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

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Recently, YouTube took down a gaming channel known as Shirrako Gaming of 500,000  subscribers base for a gameplay video they uploaded earlier, claiming the content have broke their community guidelines by showing the player attacking a feminist NPC (Non-Player Character).

Titled "Annoying Feminist Fed To Alligator", the video depicts Arthur attacks a female suffragette before saddling her up on his horse and then feeding her to an alligator to take a chomp at her. He then stomped her with boots for a while afterwards.

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Now such display of violence against suffragette woman NPC in RDR2 are often labeled online as attacks against feminists and these videos are quickly becoming very popular to a certain part of gaming community these days.

YouTube apparently couldn't tell real footage of violence from the ones taken from popular video game and took them down for breach of guidelines but these contents are only prohibited if they come under fire, which t didn't.

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Shirrako Gaming promptly took Twitter to address the takedown of his channel by the video-sharing website for promoting violence by killing a female NPC.



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Immediately after the ban, a massive fan-outcry followed over the deletion move by the site and upon realizing their mistake, the action is reviewed again and the channel was eventually restored the following day with all videos.

Seeing the matter going out of hands, the company's wider gaming team handled the situation and YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt confirmed that they will educate the reviewers from repeating such mistakes in future to avoid such inconvenience.

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Here is the video in question that created the so called feminist controversy on YouTube regarding the game.




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Now that the air is clear once again, people are hitting search for Red Dead Redemption 2 videos where women's rights activists are getting punched in the face, run over by trains or even thrown into mine shafts in the Wild West.

However, these controversial video clips are now restricted only to audience above 18 years of age and that clearly makes sense. Hopefully, the misogynistic attitude towards outspoken feminists within a game is not going to be the subject of their concern anymore.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

To revive the horror from past, a new Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay video is released featuring the menacing Lickers.

At Tokyo Game Show 2018 last month, Resident Evil 2 Remake revealed the first-look of mysterious fan-favorite character Ada Wong with screenshots and a new story trailer. Then there was footage of Claire Redfield fighting the dreaded William Birkin/G-monster.

Recently, brand-new gameplay video of Claire fighting horde of monstrous creatures and a deadly class of bio-weapon known as Lickers in a ravaged Raccoon City is released, courtesy of developer/publisher Capcom.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

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Witness the introduction of Lickers from a re-imagined version of RE2 Remake that is based on the original plot of the 1998 video game.



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Taken right from Claire's campaign, the video opens up as she comes across an abandoned, dark hallway blocked with furniture and enters a room at her left. She sees a lone Licker is feeding on a victim and another bloodied dead body lies on the floor next to it.

Without wasting a moment, she draws her M79 grenade launcher and blasted it onto flames before putting two more rounds on it. Another one from the wall above is targeted next but this one is a tough cookie to bake and took too many bullets.

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A Familiar Terror

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Even though there weren't any constraints like a fixed camera angle or their long tongues hanging from above to give players a jump scare for the first time they met, this confrontation was not any less scary than before because of the sheer aggressiveness of these creatures.

On top of that, they constantly jump around to dodge your bullets and will do ranged attack ruthlessly with their razor-sharp talons when in close proximity, which we can tell is pretty lethal judging by the way Claire reacted to it.

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Zombies at Morgue

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After that, she goes inside what it seems like a morgue where she checks the storage to get supplies like Red Herb from an empty one, got creeped out by some huge cockroaches from the next and a Flash Grenade from another with a corpse beside it.

A few of the corpse were feeling the kick of T-Virus to came back to life and attack her, which she repels with one Acid Round, knife and gunshots. Sooner as she came out of the room, a Licker jumped on top of her only to get smoked in one shot.

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Deadly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler

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The game has introduced the primary protagonists rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, the enigmatic Ada Wong, researcher William Birkin, his daughter Sherry Birkin and wife Annette Birkin, chief Brian Irons as well as police officer Marvin Branagh so far.

We are left to see Tyrant monster of T-103 model, also known as Mr. X, whom we had a brief glimpse of from the E3 trailer. HUNK and Robert Kendo will make their debut alongside the giant, mutant Alligator from the sewers.

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Ready to Drop and Chomp

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Resident Evil 2 Remake is all set to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, encapsulating the feel of the original survival horror classic. Capcom is trying to make the game as photo-realistic as possible and using cutting edge tech like RE Engine to make sure.

The way every character and creatures have been developed so far or how the gore sequences nicely blended with the dark environment clearly tell us that fans are in for a treat when they revisit Raccoon City next year with Leon and Claire.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Take a look at the extended gameplay and boss battle of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from Tokyo Game Show 2018.

From the very moment upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is revealed on the E3 2018 press conference, both developer From Software and publisher Activision knew that they got everyone hooked.

Through previous video footage, we had brief glances at in-game moments from the game where the shinobi warrior displayed his feats and fighting abilities against enemy, we never really had some continued gameplay that would at least lead to something.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

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Keeping that in mind, creators of the game have offered a first look at extended gameplay that leads the protagonist to Corrupted Monk and engaged in a boss-battle, straight out of TGS 2018.




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Courtesy of PlayStation Underground, the video focuses on a chapter from a journey for vengeance that the one-armed wolf has taken. It begins on a hilly area and Sekiro lands his first kill by stabbing an enemy on his throat that leads to a blood squirting.

He then jumps up from one location to another using his grappling hook before delivering a kill-shot to another enemy. Then came a mid-boss named Samurai General, who is strong, skilled and very patient to drop his blow in time.

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The game actually rewards the player for being aggressive in a fight but you have to be tricky about dodging into enemy attacks to hit them rather than running away from them and perfecting that feat may take time for some.

After finishing a few more weak enemies he takes a stealthy road to another angry adversary who is waiting to be unhinged and refills his healing bar by checking to a Sculpture's Idol. This crazy brute goes down with more stabbing and flame attacks as he is weak to fire.

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Where The Snake Rest

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Next up on his list is to reach to a castle on the other side of the rock but due to the bridge being broken, he had to take sideways. A monstrous white snake comes out making mountains rumble and hiding into a nearby cave was the best option at the moment.

Sliding through a trapdoor, the shinobi reaches to another checkpoint before confronting the Corrupted Monk boss. She is a tough cookie and this is where the death and resurrection mechanics come to play, which you can see for yourself.

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Corrupted Monk Boss Battle

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Scheduled to release on March 22, 2019, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will come out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-order for the game is already open now for both standard and collector's edition.

Although the game isn't as hard as hell like the Dark Souls series or turn out extremely punishing like Bloodborne but is surely doesn't shy away from some violent bloodbath either. In fact, it meshes so well with the gameplay mechanics that none of that will feel unnatural.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hollow Knight Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Critically-acclaimed 2D Metroidvania adventure Hollow Knight from Team Cherry is arriving on PS4 and Xbox One.

After making a successful debut over Linux, Mac, PC and later on Nintendo Switch with critical acclaim that major AAA titles will envy for, 2D Metroidvania action-adventure game Hollow Knight is finally coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition.

So, now players on consoles can get into the experience of the title and realize what made it so great. Today, developer/publisher Team Cherry has announced the version to release on September 25, 2018.

Hollow Knight Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Below is the Voidheart Edition trailer showcasing what you are getting into when the title eventually launches on consoles.




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The Voidheart Edition will have the original base game, which takes you fighting battle against 40 boss characters and face over 150 enemies throughout the action-adventure journey it is based on. Then there are 4 expansion packs; Hidden Dreams, The Grimm Troupe, Lifeblood and Godmaster.

These will add more quests to the game, bring new bosses and grant your hero unique abilities to play for hours. The best part is that you are only two weeks away from getting your hands on it.


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Pre-orders will be open from September 14 and PlayStation Plus members can enjoy a 20% discount on their digital purchase to celebrate the occasion. When the game made its Switch debut, it was priced $15 only including four content packs and sold more than 250,000 copies within two weeks time.

Since no price was announced for Voidheart Edition yet, we can guess that the game will probably cost the same amount for PS4 and Xbox One when released.

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With Hollow Knight, Team Cherry studio has done an amazing job and their effort throughout entire development process and crowdfunding from Kickstarter all came into full fruition as soon as the reviews started to roll in as generally favorable.

So, hold your horses for a while now, until you get the chance to jump into a world of insects and heroes and see for yourself that what made the game so good.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

Steamforged Games never thought Kickstarter campaign for PS4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn will be funded in hours.

We already know that a tabletop version of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is in the works. The latest update at hand is that, the Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the project by Steamforged Games gets fully funded yesterday within a short time span of two hours for a 21-day campaign.

After being initially announced last month, dedicated fan base of this board game started financially backing up this project. Now, they will probably plan for some more stretch goals.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

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Steamforged has a successful history in crowdfunding, notably for raising a $5.4 million pledge for Dark Souls: The Board Game and another $1.04 million to make Resident Evil 2: The Board Game.

The fact that they are directly associated with developers Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment of the game rooted people's trust even further. Company co-founder Mat Hart has been working in video game industry for more than a decade and is passionate for tabletop gaming.

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If you have played the tabletop Dark Souls already and loved the cooperative experience it offers, chances are you will end up loving the same idea HZD will present.

Players will choose a tribe from Banuk Survivor, Carja Warrior, Nora Outcast or Oseram Forgesmith; each one represents a unique class that is different in terms of combat styles. For example, some among them might be good in stealth, some excels in traps and some may come in handy for all-out frontal assault.

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The Watcher Figure

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Players will join in different roles in the group called Hunter’s Lodge and works collectively to take down all hostile robotic organisms around them. They will compete with each other to earn glory from killing blows to improve their status among their group.

Instead of generating random map like their board game representation of Dark Souls, Steamforged Games takes a more strategic approach by letting them choose their own path. But remember, less resistance means fewer parts for upgrade.

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Considering many fans of outcast protagonist Aloy may not be very familiar with the format of a typical tabletop, they tried to make it really simple though. The studio launches a full-length gameplay playthrough detailing many details you have been wondering about from their Kickstarter campaign and here it is.




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By pledging your support to the campaign, you can either sign up for the $123.77 worth early-bird package before Friday or pay $130.28 for the other one that will be available till September 28.

Each of these packs comes with three expansion sets and new enemies to encounter from Horizon Zero Dawn universe. Steamforged also pitched for five additional expansions for spending an extra $221.48.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

PS4-exclusive content for Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion includes armor sets, exotic weapon, new ship and a Strike.

Because of an early exclusive contract with Sony Interactive Entertainment, the third expansion Forsaken of online multiplayer first-person shooter game Destiny 2 will bring some very special content for owners of PlayStation 4 console, which publisher Activision confirmed back in June 2018, during the announcement of the DLC. Recently, a list of details over those contents is revealed and there are some slick looking weapons to pick that come along as well as a new strike.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

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The brand-new exclusive exotic trace rifle, Wavesplitter is a gun that turns sonic waves to superheat electrons into a powerful blast of energy beam. While holding down the trigger, that vary on three different power levels and indicators such as laser thickness, a meter or sound effects are the way to determine that depending on how much longer you hold it. The best part is, the weapon can deliver maximum damage upon collecting an Orb of Light to power it on peak level.

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Exclusive Wavesplitter Exotic Weapon

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PlayStation-exclusive strike, Broodhold makes four strikes for players on Sony consoles whereas PC and Xbox One owners will get only three. Guardians will take it upon themselves to clear an upsetting Hive infestation fighting Thralls, Acolytes and Knights before finally facing the Hive Brood Queen. She can change into a physical and shadow form, each granting her different abilities to attack you. Taking cover and positioning yourself is very important, especially when she takes the shadow form.

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Exclusive Broodhold Strike

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We have 24 minutes worth early gameplay footage of Broodhold captured on PS4 Pro from D2: Forsaken, narrated by Steve Cotton and Del Chafe of Bungie team.




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Guardians will receive an exclusive set of armor for each three classes, Hunters receive Red Moon Phantom, Mimetic Savior for Titans and Warlock class gets the Thorium Holt. A new ship called Great Beyond comes from a great distance and a free Cayde-6 Theme will be on PlayStation Store to honor the memory of everyone's favorite gunslinger. Previously released sniper rifle Borealis and Warmind-exclusive strike The Insight Terminus will be headed to PC and Xbox One on September 4.

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Exclusive Armor Sets for Each Class

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Even though the decision they made with Destiny 2: Forsaken so far regarding story and marketing, has driven the fanbase mad over developer Bungie and publisher Activision, they still believe these exclusive contents can somehow appeal to players on PS4 but whether or not it does is still remains to be seen. Because, many of them agrees with their brethren from PC and Xbox community that exclusivity is anti-consumer despite it making the game more popular over their consoles.