Far Cry 5: What we know so far

Far Cry 5 is an upcoming first-person shooter that’s set to be released in February 2018. Many gamers have been waiting for this one, and like the versions before it, the game is set in an open world environment, which players can explore freely on foot or through various vehicles. This time around, it’s based in the Hope County, Montana, where a preacher named Joseph Seed has risen to prominence. As the player, you take on the role of a sheriff’s deputy who is part of the task force sent to Hope County to arrest Seed. Think of it as a good cop bad guy sort of storyline, where religion plays a big role in the unravelling of the plot. The voice actors are incredible and the visual match up perfectly, so you do feel like you’re in a movie at times. This is going to be one of the best Far Cry games yet, we can feel it.

 

FIFA 18: Not long now

It’s almost that time of year again when EA’s giant is guaranteed to sell millions of copies. Last year, the journey mode went down really well and this has been developed even further in FIFA 18. There’s also been a Nintendo Switch version which has been developed separately, and it will be very interesting to see how this goes down as it will probably be the best portable sports game on the market. It’s always difficult to say how many major improvements or changes there will be, and FIFA 17 seemed so very refined, but just merely updating the player’s ratings and organising all of the transfers is usually enough to make people buy the game. So we have no doubt it will be one of the top sellers once again. It’s also still miles ahead of PES, both in terms of visuals and gameplay. Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy has built itself a reputation of highly successful, domineering, fun and addictive RPG games throughout time. The title already proves to be a next gen classic.

The game is simply a breath of fresh air boasting spectacular high definition graphics, revamped textures, realistic terrain and ambient soundtracks- you’re definitely bound to fall in love the game’s melodic sounds.

You all know how tiring it gets to roam around searching for enemies to kill and gain XP from. Be that as it may, the results were never satisfying especially having played 30+minutes only to achieve XP equivalent to raising the bar by a quarter. It seems our guardian angel heard our cries thus introducing “Trial Mode”.

In this mode, players are allowed to use their existing team including the current levels and XP, to battle the onslaught of monsters to the death. A suitable yet enjoyable method of reaping XP like a boss.

Seeing how much the game has evolved really took me by surprise. Witnessing the new “Fast-Forward” feature in action blew me away, especially because of my lack of patience.

Have you visited a gaming festival?

Gaming festivals, when planned and executed properly, can be out of this world. At times, one single gaming festival may include new release announcements, opportunities to experience gameplay, VR prototypes, competitions and more.

Scotland may not be the first location that springs to mind when you think of gaming, but this year their three-day festival will include a new Virtual Reality Zone and the first Scotland v England YouTubers battle! The new VR Zone will allow gaming fans to experience the latest headset and games through virtual reality, whilst there will be throwbacks to classic games too, so it’s the perfect event for a hint of future and nostalgia too. Whether you are a complete novice gamer, a passionate pro or someone who is in between, there is plenty to see an do at this festival, and it only seems to get bigger and better each year. Why not give it a visit this year and finally experience a gaming show in all its glory?

Sea of Thieves: What do we know about this upcoming action-adventure game?

Sea of Thieves will be released for the Xbox One this year, but no actual date has been set as yet. First things first, this game will not be like most adventure games because it has elements of first person gameplay, whilst the characters are part of a pirate world. When you start the game, you will need to join a crew and set sail on a pirate ship to experience different kinds of dangerous adventures together.

As part of the crew, you need to be willing to work with your shipmates, because maneuvering your ship around the sea is not easy unless each crewmember is playing their part.

So what’s the aim of the game?

Well, you could have probably guessed this. It’s gold. There are many desirable treasure chests brimming with gold but finding them is not going to be easy, and some aspects of the game include collecting resources, proximity voice chat with other players and player-versus-player moments in a shared world-map. This game is unlike any other, and it’s certainly going to be worth trying when it’s launched this year.