This weekend is a great time to grab some free games for the holiday period. Check out the offers below.
Epic Games : Subnautica
HumbleBundle : The Hobbit Lego – appears to have been removed :-/
GOG : Full Throttle Remastered
A new character has been announced for Overwatch, currently available to play in the PTR (for PC players)
Have played a little bit imagine McCree but with range and can throw dynamite. Very fun so far for those who can actually play DPS.
I don’t really like reviewing games, especially since I have not finished it yet so cant give a real “review” of it…. so lets do what I think of the game so far.
When Red Dead Redemption (the original) was first announced way back when, it caught my interest, but when was only going to be released for PS3 era consoles, I was a bit gutted…… but it became the reason I bought a PS3. (Got a great deal on the PS3 with games inc RDR)
I was hooked on the game – GTA 3 etc were good but this was amazing, the freedom, the graphics, the sound, the game play, it was just a top notch game.
It was/is so good, I even bought it on Xbox360 for my Xbox One (backwards compatibility FTW) and was still playing it until a few weeks ago when I pre-ordered RDR2…..
Anyway, onto RDR2
Graphics – being a “nex-gen” console, of course I was expecting better graphics than the first game, but wow, the detail and draw distance is fantastic. You can just lose yourself in the environment and forget about the rest of the game. Everything is well detailed and animations spot on.
Sound – again, amazing, just stop and listen to the world around you. Some of the speech of NPC’s can be a bit repetitive after a while but cant have everything.
Gameplay – Great as usual with Rockstars games.Does take a little while to get used to the controller changes from RDR but everything is accessible fairly quickly. I’ve only done a couple of the missions so far, but each have flowed well and been straight forward to complete. The intro missions are a bit linear but its more of a training system – does take a while to get through though.
Now, warning – it does take approx 90mins to install the game on a standard Xbox – so dont get home after buying it and think “yay, cant wait” – you will wait. But its well worth it.
Multiplayer will be available soon but I wont be trying that as I dont subscribe to Xbox Live Gold.
If you enjoyed RDR, or GTA5, just grab this, you wont be disappointed – except you cant put an exhaust on your horse 😉 But its testicles do shrink when its cold…………
So, after I said I wasn’t going to Auckland Armageddon this year, I ended up going on Sunday courtesy of the wife winning some free tickets. Thanks NeonTV!
The TLDR version of this review is, I’m glad I didn’t pay.
Armageddon has lost its mojo.
I’m just going to go through a basic list of what I thought, and you may or may not agree, which is fine.
It just wasn’t the same and I feel its lost its mojo.
I hope it was just a bad year and things pick up again next year, but wont hold my breath.
Download the images and zoom in 😉
The new Doctor Who season has just started, for those you that have been living under a rock or are not Doctor Who fans the new doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker.
The first woman to play the Doctor in a series, so far I have watched the first two episodes and have enjoyed them so far. They have been the usual get used the new Doctor and meet the new companions, there a three this time.
This season will have 10 50 minute episodes compared to the usual 13 44 minutes episodes from the previous seasons.
In New Zealand this can be viewed on TVNZ on Demand on the day of release:
See the trailer below for the new season:
And for those who cant accept a female Doctor:
Auckland Armageddon is upcoming this weekend, and unfortunately will be the first time in a number of years that I will not be attending (unless I obtain a press pass again :-p).
Its always a good event for any game / pop culture enthusiast, and usually some good deals to be had.
So looking forward to this one, loved the original to bits and still play it to this day.
Now…how much holiday leave do I have owing….