Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Witcher 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Update Facing Issues

CD Projekt Red finally brings HDR support for The Witcher 3 on PlayStation 4 but visual bug still remains.

It's been three years action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer CD Projekt Red came out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Yet, people cannot seem to get enough of it and so, constant updates are being released every now and then. The most recent released patch is for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, which was about to fix issues from the one released back in April. However, players started immediately complaining about having some visual problems.

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The Witcher 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Update Facing Issues

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This update was introduced with HDR color support for Sony consoles but creating issues when people tried to run the game in 4K. Patch 1.60/1.61 was dropped to support all PS4 consoles as they promised in December while adding 60 fps support Xbox One X. That was it for back then and Xbox One S had to wait till March to have updated with superior visuals. Aside from graphical improvement, the patch was supposed to do some performance optimizations and stability improvements.

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According to developer patch notes; there were also a few localization bug-fixing and slight visual enhancements. However, players were mostly concerned with object popping up in between places and less detail in distance. Suddenly that has become a major issue with everyone who tried out this update. Some objects are getting disappeared and then some of them appearing out of nowhere. This are not just some claims, there are videos on YouTube to back it up.




If you look closely, Geralt of Rivia runs through the field, grasses starts showing detailed texture as he nears them but they remain on a reduced level of detail when seen from the far. The most noticeable immersion breaking comes after 0:52 time frame of the clip above. Of course the tree didn't just popped out but it only detailed out as whole only when he approaches nearby it and not before. After seven months of waiting, this really made a lot of fan upset on so many levels.

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Players who have faced this have mentioned that up until patch 1.60, this problem didn't exist. Supersampling for PS4 Pro also is removed for those playing it on a 1080p TV and need to enable settings once again. Issue of items popping up only comes when the game is played in 4K Mode, while 1080p mode remain fine for now. The update came out on a perfect time as The Witcher 3 will be celebrating its three-year anniversary on May 19, if it was not for these current inconveniences.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

Among its entire role-playing series of games, Final Fantasy VII is undoubtedly one of the most fan-favorite titles. A high-definition remake of the game for PlayStation 4 was in talks for a while from E3 2015 but then everyone went silent on it. We do have an important update on that but just not the one that will probably make you happy. Square Enix has recently confirmed a date of release, which is before the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy series and that date is year 2023.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

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During Final Fantasy 30th anniversary exhibition in Japan, Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Naoki Hamaguchi, three significant people related to Final Fantasy series were present in a panel there. The audio translated from their conversation reveals about 2023 but it also isn't a final set date. At least, people now know that before when they cannot get it anyhow. We also learned that Biggs and Wedge will have a different redesigned look that you saw them in early trailers.

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Years before the official announcement of the remake in 2015, many gamers have been expecting an enhanced edition for some time. After releasing on 1997, it has sold over million copies worldwide and still has a solid fan base dedicated to the franchise. When it came out, it had a great impact on players as they achieved a tectonic shift in game making and its whole franchise by replacing two-dimensional sprites with 3D polygons and it was such a revolutionary step back then.

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Now waiting for Final Fantasy 35th anniversary may seem quite a stretch but we know that Square Enix do not hurry with any of their titles, especially when it is as iconic as the one we are talking about. They do know how eagerly fans are waiting for the game to get their hands on; so they are only taking time to make sure that everything is in right order. We believe, fans can wait at least this long. Originally released on PlayStation console, Final Fantasy VII has later debuted on Android, iOS and PC.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is getting online action RPG Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate later this summer from its way out of Japan.

Originally, action role-playing game Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate from Capcom was released for Nintendo 3DS in 2016. There was an extended version of the game called Monster Hunter XX, which came out as a port for Nintendo Switch one year ago but it was released only for Japan. Now the publisher has finally decided to bring in the title worldwide this summer. The game is re-branded as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate to make its way to Switch in North America and Europe.

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is coming for Nintendo's next-gen console on August 28, 2018. After seeing immense success of this release, Capcom finally decided to release it for Western market and there will be some additional content with it when they do. They had no intention of introducing the game on any other regions except Japan and as they do so now, it becomes the first title of the series to make an entry on console. Aside from armor, items and weapons, players are allowed to use six different hunting styles.



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If you already own Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS, you can simply transfer all your data to Switch version and continue playing. You can also use touch screen inputs of your console for powerful attacks; Hunter Arts soon as your Arts Gauge is full. This port supports a local co-op and online multiplayer too. An Elder Dragon and two new Hunting Styles called Alchemy and Valor will be featured in it. You can go on "G Rank" quests, where you will be facing more menacing version of monsters you encounter on a regular basis.

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Though Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is highly action-packed and intense just like any other game from this franchise, you better not expect to experience anything like their most recent and highly successful release Monster Hunter: World for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, if the world of Monster Hunter fascinates you and makes you want to play it on portable console then Generations Ultimate would be a great option to look up for.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

Those who already own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition from Steam will get 50% off on Dark Souls Remastered.

Following an announcement in January, we know now that publisher Bandai Namco will release a Remastered version of From Software's original Dark Souls as Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Back then, there was also an argument over whether or not fans who already own a copy on PC and the responses came from publisher's spokesperson seemed more confusing and contradicting than our own guesses. Finally, it has come to an end.

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Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

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Initially after announcement a few months back, we came to know from Bandai Namco that the game will be available on all platforms for a same price and there will be no discount. They came clean by stating that rumor of a discount came from an error on their e-commerce site, which has since been removed. Later, another post on Steam forums by new community manager for Bandai Namco neither denies nor confirms what to expect on the discounted price topic at all.

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Finally we can come clear on this to end all conflict of information by declaring that if you already have owned Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam then you would get a 50% discount on Dark Souls: Remastered after it is launched. The remastered version is originally priced $39.99, so at half-price, it's like you are getting an upgrade for the game on PC. However, the "Prepare To Die" edition that came with added DLC along with the main game will be removed from Valve's store within May 9.

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Many players will still be complaining even after the price reduction because a remastered edition is nothing much but mostly a graphically enhanced version and we really cannot argue on that point as it is true. Besides, none of the developer or publisher has revealed anything about including new features or so. There is no scope of price cut for any console owners as this title was not released on any other platforms than PC. We just hope that the game fares better in providing experience than various PC mods out there.

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Also, did we mention that Bandai Namco has dropped another brief gameplay trailer from the re-release to remind us what is waiting in there to creep upon players? It is right below for you to check out.




RELATED: Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

Dark Souls is considered as one of the best action role-playing game ever made and there has been request for Remastered edition for quite long and scheduled for May 25 release on all the mentioned consoles above except Switch, which will debut on Nintendo's hybrid platform at a later date. It seems that just like the game itself, the road to Lordran is filled with preemptive trouble before you even engage in fight with demons and wraiths during your in-game quests.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

It was back in January 2018, when we first came to know through Nintendo Direct Mini about a planned Remastered version of From Software’s action role-playing original Dark Souls game on Nintendo Switch that was scheduled for May 25 release. Earlier this month, we have a good look at some exclusive gameplay footage of the game in 4K, courtesy of PlayStation Underground. Unfortunately, it was announced today that Switch version is delayed for summer 2018.

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Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

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With an official Tweet, publisher Bandai Namco revealed that release date for Dark Souls: Remastered is currently pushed back to summer of 2018.



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However, planned versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are still coming out the same day. Though they have not specified the nature of their causality which caused the delay, we have one very simple theory in mind. It seems that Switch port was being developed by a different team other than the ones who worked for console editions and they have faced some unexpected problem that would take time to solve.

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Solaire of Astora Amiibo

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Also, Solaire of Astora from the game was about to get his own amiibo figurine that was supposed to arrive on the same day is also delayed till Switch version’s new release date. Namco assured that they will make it up to you for this delay by improving your gameplay experience as you journey to Lordran. The network test on Nintendo eShop is still due following their initial announcement of this project.

RELATED: Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

Dark Souls: Remastered was promised to us to deliver enhanced 4K resolution and improved frame rate. It makes us think too that what might possibly happen to a game that showcased a steady gameplay at PAX East, which eventually pushed back their deadline for the time being. If this attempt to remaster project is successful with support from fans then From Software may consider about Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III as well.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Comes to Consoles

After experiencing massive success for their role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin in 2014, developer Larian Studios got on board for a sequel and Divinity: Original Sin 2 was released on September 14, 2017 for PC. It soon became a critically-acclaimed RPG title and starts topping Steam by leaving popular video games like Dota 2 and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds behind them at that time. Now to rule the consoles of next generations, it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform in August, 2018.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Comes to Consoles

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Below is the announcement trailer for Divinity: Original Sin 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, showcasing the world of fantasy and in-game aspects it offers.




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Realizing true potential within the game, Japanese video game development company and publisher Bandai Namco came forth to bring this RPG title to consoles to reach out for an even bigger crowd. This one was sort of inevitable as the developers eventually released Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One back in 2015, a year after initial release on PC following their immense triumph.

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Custom Character Creation

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Not only the game has a four-player online co-op mode but it also supports two-player split-screen. Divinity: Original Sin 2 lets players control six in-game characters for a turn-based combat system, each having their very own back stories and different personalities to match. Interestingly, you are allowed to create your own character as well. Flexibility in customizing the game as you see fit is truly satisfying when you cannot just assemble your group but also pick up skills for them too.

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Larian Studios started their journey with this sequel from Kickstarter and after they were successfully crowd-funded by the platform, DOS 2 followed the path of success just like it was destined to. Swen Vincke of the developer studio is actually a fan of Bandai Namco for their take on Dark Souls and The Witcher, which made him believe they can properly bring this RPG to its true appeal.

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Critically-Acclaimed RPG

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Since release, Divinity: Original Sin 2 has seen almost all sort of critic's praise that creative role-playing game could possibly hope for. It was declared "Game of the Year" by PC Gamer magazine and at The Game Awards 2017, DOS 2 was nominated as "Best Role-Playing Game", while becoming highest scoring PC game by Metacritic. Considering how Larian Studios previously treated the original game, console versions will surely see some improvements.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

A very few games that are tough as nails like From Software’s action role-playing game Dark Souls can garner a fan following that keeps up a petition for a Remastered Edition for this long, which finally is paying off. May 25, 2018 will see the release of Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The appeal for the original title hasn't faded a little in past seven years.

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Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

Many revelatory action RPG came and go, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III were released, Sony released PlayStation 4 console but still, we very much needed Dark Souls: Remastered. Bandai Namco seriously deserves some praise to bring back tons of fans' dreams into life by working on it. Fans worldwide are just not waiting for a full remake treatment but need added content and improvements on original title.

As a courtesy of PlayStation Underground, we have exclusive gameplay footage from world of Dark Souls: Remastered in 4K!




The exclusive gameplay showed above is captured in 4k resolution and 60 FPS as a preview of how things are going to be in Remastered Edition.

Getting back at it with protagonist Chosen Undead is like a ride back memory lane exploring open world of Lordran around you as you cautiously take your steps behind a shield. Veteran players had also taken time adjusting to the gameplay at start. If you were a skilled player of your time then figuring out playing part once again with Dark Souls: Remastered will be no problem for you. Your undead adversaries will fall before you as you constantly make progress.

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World of Dark Souls

Players who have been through Bloodborne and Dark Souls III know how it is around with a mob on your tail. In comparison to that, original Dark Souls can be pretty quiet and lonely. Well, don't just get depressed just yet. Plenty of booby traps and sudden ambush attacks every now and then will keep things exciting for you. That's right. All the items and enemies are right there for you. So, keep your eyes open to protect your hide from those sneaky undead residents.

A fine aspect is of course the soundtrack, which is out there blending perfectly with the environment yet it's almost non-existent. Your 4K-experience will be intensified if you just put a pair of headphones on. It will make boss killing moment or facing opponents like Black Knights or giant rats as real as it can get. Once you play the game, you will realize that they have done more changes and tweaks than a few visual upgrades.

Another great thing about Dark Souls: Remastered is that now it allows more players to join in. Originally, four-player were allowed to take part in their quest but six-players are accessible for multiplayer. Try imagining six friends who enjoys Dark Souls with somewhat same level of intensity in a same-room because, it is also coming to Switch.

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Prepare Not to Die

Aside from playing at a 30 FPS rate and a 720p handheld mode, we believe it has great potential considering an exciting six person multiplayer mode. This could literally give the title an overwhelming reception from Switch owners and led to Remastered Editions of Dark Souls sequels. Although, TV mode offers you a 1080p display, having six television sets on a same room is very unlikely to happen.

Dark Souls was originally released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco back in 2011. It has a notorious reputation for being ruthlessly difficult among fans but the sooner you will get a grip at what is going on and what you want to do, you will pass through pretty easily. Hold onto it and don't just leave the battlefield at first sign of trouble.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Darkness II Free on Humble Store

The Darkness was a popular comic-book series about a mobster named Jackie Estacado with supernatural powers from Image Comics, which developer Digital Extreme had adapted into a first-person shooter game in 2007. In 2012, they released a sequel for every available gaming platform back then and received positive reviews from fans. Released from 2K Games, The Darkness II can be yours for free now as a courtesy of Humble Store.

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The Darkness II Free on Humble Store

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The Humble Bundle store is a great online platform to get the best games from the market. Every now and then they have some amazing deals on games going on that are simply irresistible for gamers. Other than that, they occasionally offer up free games that are worth keeping into your collection. For instance, The Darkness II is currently on giveaway for free from Humble Bundle and you have to pick it up within 28 March, Wednesday, 12 PM EDT.

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All you have to do is to go to Humble Bundle store’s page for The Darkness II and then “Add to Cart” before check out. We've got the official cinematic launch trailer of the game below to jog your memory a little.




The protagonist of the game belongs to a New York crime family and wields a supernatural weapon called The Darkness. While the guy Jackie Estacado still trying to cope with the loss of his dead girlfriend Jenny Romano, he has no shortage of rivals in business that want him dead. Then there are those, who want his power for them to control and wants Jackie dead for that. It's never a good idea to stir a grieving gangster who commands such power at his will.

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The Darkness II offers a 4-Player Co-op feature that lets you play as one of the four characters able to wield the power of Darkness. Those Demon Arms will let you slash, grab and throw things or enemies while you use two firearms. This is certainly unique when it comes to first-person shooter category. The more you will master those powers, the more efficient your gameplay will become. The surrounding environment will reflect the noir style of adaptation from the source material.

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The Darkness II was released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with features for both single-player and multiplayer games. If blood and gore is on your preference list for a game, then this one is surely for you. You can also find the game on Steam to purchase for $29.99 only. Since there is an ongoing free offer for the title, getting it as soon as possible would be a good idea because the clock is literally ticking.