Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Overhaul Update

Shadow of War sees a colossal wave of great changes through an update from Monolith Productions.

One of the most controversial issues in gaming industry last year was in-game loot boxes or better known as micro-transaction. This greed-play has made EA Dice pay a dire price when they tried to slide it in a fully priced game and following a huge backlash, were forced to halt back. Another such example of a good game that suffered by this plague is action role-playing game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War from developer Monolith Productions and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Overhaul Update

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Other than belonging to massive fan-following movie franchises based on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the game had great potential to stand out in crowd of other AAA titles but trying to force the players use real-money for in-game purchases was what caused it to be a shipwreck. As a successor to Shadow of Mordor, expectation were naturally high from Shadow of War until it turned out to be a sort of scam in disguise of a critically praised title.

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However, after deciding to entirely remove micro-transactions from the game, Warner Bros. have finally announced it back in April 2018 and Monolith has released an update today, which officially removes real-money marketplace. They have also added a few gears, skins, significant change in gameplay and a few more stuff to improve in overall. Hopefully, the Shadow of War community will be appreciative of their effort to try and make things right.

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Shadow of War Micro-Transactions Removed

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Since the market is completely removed and the shadow of micro-transactions is no longer there, it's a free reign for all and no more War Chests to enlist high-level Orc followers to empower your army, thus giving you unfair advantages. Players used to recruit Orcs from Online Vendettas or Ranked Conquests previously, which are all stored in Garrison now. They can still be trained via in-game currency Mirian for the sake of customizing and upgrading them as you see fit.

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The end-campaign is renamed as "Epilogue" and it received heavy polish for smooth-running, including newly added narration from Dark Talion and Shelob, the Witch-king. Epilogue victories come along with the masks of the Nazgûl as a reward, which has the power to resurrect the dead and other abilities like cursing enemies or summoning powerful monsters. Also, even after the final credits roll, you can still continue defending your own fortresses or keep upgrading in an endless mode.

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New Celebrimbor Skin

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New available skins allow you to play as Baranor, Celebrimbor or Dark Eltariel. Greater XP rewards helps you reach to a level cap of 80 in no time. Acclaimed "Nemesis System" has gone through some improvements as you are most likely to encounter more Legendary Orcs and some of them may present you with occasional gifts. In case you are feeling bothered by their overly keen approach towards you or they try to steal your kills, just turn off the savior feature from the menu.

RELATED: Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Trailer

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is released on October 2017 from Monolith Productions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was about time that the creators of this fine game eventually saw through their mistake and even though late, took actions to correct it. It was very fortunate for them that they did not missed sales target by a vast number or lose market share over this like Dice did over their misstep with Star Wars Battlefront II last year. Although loot boxes are not going away soon, we are happy that at least some are moving to right directions.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

Monster Hunter: World's legendary Rathalos is crossing over with Final Fantasy XIV in upcoming event.

Back in February 2018, Capcom's action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World had a crossover with action role-playing Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games and fans had a great time playing it. Another company-wide collaboration event is on the way with publisher Square Enix as the game will enter the massively multiplayer online role-playing world of Final Fantasy XIV. Both worlds from these two games will soon collide on August 7 and the latter will take on in.

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Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

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A brand-new trailer showcases highlighted features of this exciting collaboration event between two fan-favorite titles and you can check it out right below.




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Each game will have a guest monster appearing from the other for epic confrontation that offers some sweet rewards. Players of Final Fantasy XIV will be taking on legendary beast Rathalos from MHW in a quest called The Great Hunt. Taking down Rathalos will earn you a unique armor set and a mount themed on the monster. There is a standard challenge in The Great Hunt, which allows up to eight players and the extreme one lets only four to take part in facing him.

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Prepare for The Great Hunt

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Players are to complete Stormblood expansion's main scenario and reach level 70 before they can access this brand-new content of update 4.36. Aside from gear and cosmetics, the patch includes Palico and Poogie minions. Behemoth from FFXIV will invade the world of Monster Hunter on August 1st, for them to try and take him down. This is a great idea for crossover because both of these Japanese RPGs have giant beast boss battles and they even share a similar visual style.

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New BBQ Spit

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

Released in January 26 of this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Monster Hunter: World has been one of the greatest success for publisher so far. Just as they promised to arrange some crossover events with other popular titles, Capcom has already done that by tying-in with first -party games Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Street Fighter as well as Horizon Zero Dawn, which was a third-party release. Also, the game will be making its PC debut on August 9, two days after the update drops.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Developer/publisher Square Enix apologizes for stock shortage of their JRPG title Octopath Traveler in Japan.

During the national Marine Day holiday in Japan, turn-based role-playing game Octopath Traveler was released for Nintendo Switch by Square Enix and Nintendo. This fantasy JRPG title was heavily anticipated since announcement and is accepted pretty well upon release. Fans and critics alike are all very positive about it. However, neither the developer nor co-publisher had thought that it will be so demanding that it would completely sell out in Japan and U.S. in less than a week.

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Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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Early reviews of the game were frequently favorable considering beautiful graphics resembling to 16-bit console era and an engaging gameplay. Released this Friday as an exclusive title to Switch, the game already sold out in many retailers of Japan and Amazon also ran out of physical copies for United States as well, making it extremely difficult for fans to collect one for them. It usually takes 1 to 2 months of wait for a boxed copy to deliver and players cannot do but wait.

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So, developer/publisher Square Enix decided to issue an apology for not being able to supply enough physical copies according to fan-demand via a Tweet.



Translated from Japanese, the Tweet reads out:

We are sorry that some of the shops are out of stock in the three holidays!You can also consider the DL version and the download card for sale at Lawson!

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They also suggests that if you are too eager to play it and so not wait for long to get your hands on a hard copy, the you should go ahead with a digital version right away. Octopath Traveler sold 110,111 units until hit by a stock shortage and secured number one place at the sales chart among all formats. In UK, the title is currently on third place on their national sales charts. Clearly, Square Enix didn't saw such high demand for the throwback title coming on its opening weekend.

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This instant success JRPG has eight playable characters to control before embarking on a journey into a world of storybook. Players are hooked to the art styles and textures in 2.5D pixel, which creates a nostalgic feeling. Overall atmosphere suggests that developers were hugely inspired by Final Fantasy series before crafting it in modern day visuals. Despite disappointing many fans, this stock crisis signals for the success of the game and more sales for Nintendo Switch console.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Code Vein Delayed to 2019

Anime-styled vampiric action RPG Code Vein from Bandai Namco has been rescheduled for 2019.

Upcoming vampire-themed action role-playing game Code Vein from Bandai Namco was an anticipating title of this year and was previously scheduled to be launched in September 28, 2018 but the publisher has recently announced that due to circumstances, they have decided to move the release date to next year. The reason for this is what they mentioned, to refine the gameplay further to meet player expectation, according to vice president of marketing, Eric Hartness.

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Code Vein Delayed to 2019

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Back in April 2017, the game is first revealed and immediately amazed everyone even though people started comparing it to From Software's Dark Souls series, also released by the same publisher. During E3 2018 press conference and Anime Expo of Los Angeles, the early version of the game was tested by eager fans and based on their positive feedback; Bandai Namco decided to take the bold move for pushing back their previous date and make necessary adjustments.

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The delayed schedule is announced on their official Twitter account today but no specific date is there yet. Fans were quite appreciative of them putting it on hold until they properly finish the job.



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Code Vein is planned to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which lets you play as a vampiric characters with superpowers known as Vein in a post-apocalyptic open world, where you will be fighting against demonic hordes of the Lost. One of the gameplay mechanics allows you to take blood from enemies to increase your own abilities. Despite being compared to another fellow action RPG Dark Souls, it has significant differences that make the game unique as whole.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Player Beats Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

Hop in for a ride to Fallout: New Vegas as a fan beats the game in the most hardcore way you can think of!

A spin-off title of post-apocalyptic Fallout series, Fallout: New Vegas has a huge following even today who was anticipating for a sequel this year when Bethesda Softworks was actually teasing for their upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76. Almost eight years have passed after it was launched and players are not yet tired making complete gameplay run of the game. However, we are here to talk about a fan that beats the game in the most unimaginable way possible.

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Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Rheteam took a challenge for himself of beating the game on highest difficulty for non-lethal run, where he won't kill anyone or not take some serious damage to himself. He enabled permadeath and decided to do it without firing a gun but with a pair of boxing gloves to knock their socks off if encountered. Also, he did not take any companion for this personal quest, which took him to a series of episodic videos length over an hour each, finally completed.

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Below is the final episode from Rheteam, where he finishes up all the sidequests on his self-imposed standard.




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Switching to boxing gloves instead of weapons was only to save his skin in cases of hostile confrontations. His S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system attributes were cleverly distributed as 10 Strength, 1 Perception, 10 Endurance, 1 Charisma, 10 Intelligence, 7 Agility and 1 Luck. Putting more emphasis on his agility, endurance and strength was carefully planned to boost his gloves during combat. In 13:24 of the clip, he thought he accidentally killed a Fiend while taking his weapon off.

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One other interesting aspect of this gameplay is that no NPCs were killed by him either. Well, he didn't do it himself but rather lured them into an area where his friendly NPCs will take care of the situation. One of the trickiest sidequests were Three-Card Bounty outside Camp McCarran, where three characters; Cook-Cook, Violet and Driver Nephi had to die in order to complete it and the player simply positioned them precisely against each other so that they all were victims of friendly fire.

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Rheteam presumably used a mod to enable both hardcore mode and permadeath before beginning this journey. Since Fallout: New Vegas was designed to be flexible enough to make it possible for anyone interested to avoid killing, Rheteam just amped up the bar up a node to test his skills. Feast your eyes with a masterful gameplay run of the game if you are a fan of the game try to come up with some more difficult way to make another amazing wasteland trek.

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Darksiders 3 Collector’s Edition Announced

After the release date got leaked, Collector’s Editions for Darksiders III featuring Horseman Fury is finally unveiled.

Following THQ coming back from going completely bankrupt in 2012, Darksiders III was being developed by Gunfire Games and on May 2, 2017, it was accidentally revealed through an Amazon listing leak before it was officially announced. Recently, a release date set for November 27, 2018 also got leaked by an advanced listing from Microsoft Store. So, it was time that the studio behind the project reveals at least something on their own; like the planned special editions.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition Announced

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We offer you an exclusive look at the contents and features of Darksiders III Collector’s Edition in new trailer below.




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For $59.99 only, you can purchase Darksiders III Standard Edition or simply just pre-order it. Two other special edition of this AAA game title will be released at the same time packed with extra goodies and content pack. A DLC titled "Fury Exclusive Armor Set" will be added as pre-order bonus, which is entirely cosmetic and doesn't gameplay in any manner as well as a 24 hour Early Access on consoles and a 12.5% discount. For a digital copy, players can choose to purchase from GOG or Steam.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition

Now prepare to be dazzled by a brief look at the Apocalypse Edition for Darksiders III, which has a load of collectibles included.




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Spending $149.99 can get you the Collector’s Edition, which comes with a copy of the game, an art-book, an exclusive SteelBook case, armor DLC, official soundtrack collection and a stunning Fury figurine that is 11 inch tall. The Apocalypse Edition on the other hand comes only for $399.99 is a massive treat for fans. Offering all of the above and a 30”x 40” hanger attached wall scroll, an amulet of Four Horsemen with necklace along with statues of Death, War and Vulgrim the shopkeeper.

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Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Gameplay Reveal

Only four months away from release, Darksiders III will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Following the immense success of both Darksiders and Darksiders II, a third installment was almost inevitable. Much more specifics are going to be revealed later but are kept secret for now. According to THQ Nordic, the game is in final stage of development and a brand-new gameplay video is about to drop very soon to unleash the Fury.

Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

PC port for Capcom's action RPG Monster Hunter: World will debut a bit earlier than originally planned.

As part of Capcom's action role-playing Monster Hunter game series, Monster Hunter: World was released on January 2018, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after initially announced back at E3 2017. A PC release has been most anticipating this year during this fall, which marks the date to September. However, the game is finally coming to PC earlier than expected and that is August 9, according to a recently released official trailer.

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Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

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PC version of Monster Hunter: World hits Steam this August, which is quite earlier than the expected time previously announced and a trailer is here to confirm that.




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MHW is the first game from the main franchise to make its way to this platform after selling over eight million copies on consoles within six months. Capcom also announces that various post-launch contents will be dropped for this version of the game sooner, which includes the likes of monsters Deviljho and Lunastra. Impatient fans can now get their hands on the game a month earlier than expected and can also pre-order their copy to ensure a few in-game bonuses on launch.

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Monster Hunter: World Graphics Settings

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With the debut of its PC port, co-op boss fight game Monster Hunter: World steps into all major platform for gaming, except the current handheld console sensation Nintendo Switch. Reportedly, MHW can run in 4K at 60 FPS if you have the proper hardware to back it up or just tweak a small number of options to get the best performance according to your available specs. A minimum equivalent of Intel Core i5 processor is needed alongside Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 and 8 GB RAM.