Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an upcoming action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The initial release date for this game is May 10th, 2016. The setting of this game is set three years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, which was the last game in the series. Nathan Drake who is the protagonist was presumed that he left the world of fortune hunting behind. However, not long after adventure comes calling when Drake’s brother, Sam, resurfaces seeking his help to save his own life and offering an adventure that Drake can’t resist. On the hunt for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure, Sam and Drake set off to find Libertalia, the pirate utopia deep in the forests of Madagascar. This game takes players on a journey around the globe, through jungle isles, urban cities and snow-capped peaks on the search for Avery’s fortune. Uncharted 4 is the latest title in the Uncharted series is the first in this third-person adventure series on the PlayStation 4 game system. In this game, you can make your own choices. Uncharted 4 lets you explore a world and lets you chose what path you can take to continue your story. The video game company Naughty dogs developed this game further so that your character Nathan can move through his environment with the ability to quickly duck and cover during the game. The new rebuilt combat system is an improvement and is nice, because in the game it allows you to turn the environment against your enemies.

Battleborn

Battleborn is an online first-person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software. It is published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is set to be released worldwide on May 3, 2016. This game should already have many fans attracted because its publisher is a popular video game company. This game takes place in a distant future, saving the last dying star of the universe. Your characters are a group of heroes, and you’re supposed to put away an unknown and mysterious evil. As a player, you chose from a number of Battleborn, who fight with just about every weapon. Battleborn has a roster of 25 playable heroes and every single one of them are different. Every hero character has different abilities that include their own weapons and powers. This game has a story mode that is from a narrative experience, and can be played entirely single player. However it is much more fun to play it with your friends on split screen and online. There is a multiplayer that is competitive and can be experienced by up to 10 players online in 5v5. This includes 3 types of multiplayer’s-

Incursion: You’re in a team with other hero character and you must defend your base from waves of controlled minions. At the same time you are working with your minions to attack the enemy’s base.

Capture: You’re in a team with other hero characters and you face off in fast-paced death matches. It is exactly the game of capture the flag.

Meltdown: In your team of heroes, you are guiding the minions to their death as they march to the center of the map. You earn points every time a minion is thrown into the incinerator. Also, the team with the most points win.

Quantum Break

Quantum Break is one of the biggest games of April. It was released on April 5, 2016. This game is an action-adventure science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft studios. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. This is game mixes in between TV and gameplay, making it like a sci-fi drama experience. This is an action packed and fast paced game. In this game you can literally bend and shape time. You are able to master unique powers and use them any time you wanted. Quantum Break consists of 5 gameplay acts that include 4 episodes.

  • Chrono Triggers
  • Split Decisions
  • Stop Watch
  • The Verdict

There are frequent shutters in time that create eye-popping scene out of the destruction around you. One of the characters Paul Serene, who is a villain, has the ability to foresee the consequences of his actions. When you play as his character, you are given a choice to choose between two outcomes that will directly impact the episodes. Quantum break has a convincing plot to it and excellent performances from its main players in both digital and live action forms. The campaign for this game lasts 10 hours. This is a great time travel story and including amazing time stuttering effects with excellent productions and performances. In other news, Microsoft has announced that Quantum Break has the best opening weekend sales for Microsoft IP in the Xbox one lifespan. This is a great game and should be considered if you are a gamer.

Hitman

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Hitman is an episodic action-adventure stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was the sixth entry in the Hitman series. It came out on March 11, 2016. The setting of the game is in Paris in 1847. In this game you have the ability to hide in public which makes this like the classic game. The Paris map makes this map huge and it gives you more room for assassinating opportunities. There are different combinations of killing your targets. Example: in this game you could drown someone in the toilet. The lighting in this game is fabulous. This game is really detailed, creative, and it makes you want to play the game over and over. Only problems that frustrate gamers are the loading times but besides that everything else seems great. In this game, the movement of the characters is smooth. In this campaign, you are in Paris to assassinate some people. The feeling of this game can be described as a throwback to the original game which made this series popular. This is one of the games that certainly doesn’t waste time getting to the point. This game gives you a duo of straight forward training mission that also provide you a taste of the revamped disguised system. Many fans feel that the feature of the invisibility in this game turns it into a classic hitman game. As a gamer, this game is worth getting because of its creativity and its nice features.

MLB The Show 2016

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The newest baseball game, “MLB the Show 2016” comes out on March 27, 2016. This is to be one of the most highly anticipated new sports game this year. The game is developed by Sony San Diego and published by Sony computer entertainment. This game is only available on PS3 and PS4. Some of the new features such as the captain screen brings more attraction to the game. One of those ways is the introduction of captains. There are 6 captains in the game and every captain has their own market store. The currency for the markets are tickets. To earn tickets, you have to play the game, exhibition, online, road to the show. You use those tickets to buy items in the captain store. Also for ranking up, you play the game modes as if you were trying to earn tickets. Diamond Dynasty which was a huge hit last year is also back. This game includes many new card types and captain missions that allow you to unlock the item you want. New features of the Road to the show game mode is that you have the Bowman scout day. The Bowman scout day is a day where the scouts try to grade you on your five tools which are:

  • Running speed
  • Arm strength
  • Hitting for average
  • Hitting for power
  • Fielding

These new features bring more creativity to the game and allow gamers to do more in the game. There is also an MVP edition available, so make sure to grab a copy.

The Division

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On March 8th, 2016, the online game of Tom Clancy’s The Division comes out. This is an upcoming online open world third-person shooter role-playing video game. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox one, and Microsoft windows. All the fans should know what to expect on the day of the launch. So according to UBISOFT, the servers will go live officially on the release. It will go global 00:01AM Australian Eastern day light time which is 5 hours before US time. The digital copies that are purchased by players can be started early from March 3rd at 6pm CET/9am PT for PC (Steam/Uplay); and March 6 at 00:01AM local time on PlayStation 4. The setting of this game is in New York when a deadly pandemic sweeps through the city. Slowly basic services start to fail. Without food and water for a few days, the society collapses and chaos erupts. There is a squad out there called the division and they are a classified unit with agents that help people. The division was specifically trained for these types of situations. Their missions starts when society fails. Ubisoft which is the company that produced this game wanted to make this a non-stop online game that would give players the option of playing solo or with a group. If you were to play together, you would play missions with other agents and the goal would be to infiltrate the Dark zone. This game is meant to be played with many other players so there can be a population of players.

Firewatch

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On February 9, 2016, the game Fire watch was released. This is a brand new game that is not a part of a series. Fire watch is a first person adventure video game developed by Campo Santo and published by panic for Microsoft windows OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. It was the debut video game by both companies. It has received very good ratings from various sources. Most of the times graphics and game plays are what makes a game great which is why in Fire watch, the graphics are just outstanding and realistic enough to grab anyone’s attention. If you look at some of the reviewed pictures of the game, you could see the art of the images. The story mode of the game is led by a very strong script which puts this game headed into the right direction. In this game you are left in the wilderness with your only lifeline being a radio. Your character’s name is Henry and you start off by interacting with your partner Julia. You’re supposed to head to a tower and try to contact some. To be successful in the story mode you want to make the best decisions in the game. Some things to follow in the game are: Using your map for help and make sure your heading the right direction. Since the map is your guide, viewing it will also tell you what your current objective is and how to move on. There’s a timer on your radio to watch out for when you’re in contact with your partner Julia, and you’re trying to have a conversation with her to guide her. Overall this game is a new game unlike others that makes adventure games more fun to play.

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft. This game will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016, and Microsoft Windows on March 1, 2016. This game is part of a long going series since 2005. The setting of this game dates back to the very beginning of history. It is set in 10,000 BC in the middle of the Stone Age. This was the time where wild beasts roamed the wilderness. Beasts such as sabretooth tigers, Woolly Mammoths, etc. In the game, you play as the character Takkar, who is a member of the Wenja tribe who has been separated from his people. You find another tribe member of Wenja, a lady named Sayla. Sayla’s been attacked by the rival tribe Udam. After you meet her in the story, you two need to work together to rebuild the Wenja tribe. The mission is to find others to help you fight the Udam tribe and take down their leader UII. UII is a terrible person, who is brutal and is dangerous to mess with. With the setting being in the Stone Age, there are many skills to learn such as crafting and savaging. One of the most important feature of this game is to tame animals throughout the game. In the beginning, you start off with an owl and a wolf to tame. You need to learn how to control the animals and learn each of their special abilities. This is a very interesting game that shows us more about the past and teaches us some history which makes this game a fun process because you witness different things.

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

On February 23, 2016, the game Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 comes out. This game is a big fan favorite since the game first debuted in 2009. Garden Warfare 2 is a third-person shooter and tower defense video game which is developed by Pop cap games and published by Electronics. This game is playable on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one. Just as it has throughout the Plants vs Zombies series, this game has received exceptional ratings from many different sources. This 3rd person shooter game is filled with new maps, new weapons to fight with and characters with special abilities that haven’t been seen before. There are 12 different maps and 40 different characters included. The backyard battleground is the main area that involves doing everything in the game. There is another way to play instead of only playing online, and that way is the single player experience which is for all missions. Other new things about the game are that two people can be on the same system at the same time. There are two versions of this game, one is the regular and the other which is the deluxe version. However if you buy the deluxe edition of this game, you get 200,000 coins, an in game currency that is used to pick up character power-ups. There are 3 packs of upgrades included: Phenomenal Character pack, zombie class custom accessories pack, and the plant class custom accessories pack. The deluxe edition of this game is $69.99 which is $10 more than the standard version. All these new features contribute to the making of this great game which is a must buy game.

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Street Fighter 5

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An upcoming popular series game coming out on February 16th, 2016 Street Fighter 5 is a long time series since 1987. It is only available on PS4 and Microsoft Windows. This is a fighting game by Capcom. The characters of this game come from all different parts of the world with their own unique fighting style. The game will feature 16 characters from the launch and four of them who are new to the game. The new characters in this game are Necalli who is an intelligent wild Aztec type of warrior from an unknown country (presumably Mexico) who seeks a strong opponent’s soul. Rashid is a Middle Easterner who is capable of manipulating wind and he is searching for a missing friend who has been kidnapped by Bison and Shadaloo. Laura Matsuda, a Brazilian fighter and older sister to Street Fighter 3 veteran Sean Matsuda who uses Brazilian jiu-jitsu and electricity in her attacks which is deadly to all her opponents. Things that changed in this game were the focus attacks which were removed in this game. The new components of this game are the V-Gauge which builds up as the player receives attacks and it also adds 3 new techniques. The 3 new techniques are the V-skills, V-reversals, and V-Triggers. V-skills are specials attacks that are different for each fighter.  V-Reversals allow players to use a section of their V-Gauge to perform a counter move while being attacked. The V-Triggers use the entire V-Gauge to allow the player to perform a unique ability (varies on each character), such as a temporary damage boost for Ryu’s energy balls or added hits to Chun-Li’s attacks.

Dead Island 2

20160120_213449One of the new upcoming games of 2016 is Dead Island 2. This is part of the popular series known as Dead Island and it’s been going on since 2011. Dead Island 2 is an action role playing survivor horror video game developed by Polish developer and published by German studio deep silver for Microsoft windows. It is playable on all platforms. The point of this game is to survive a zombie infested world just like in the T.V. series the “Walking dead”. The latest game Dead Island 2 is turning out to be a different game than the first. The setting of this game takes place in California mostly during the day. In the game you will be allowed to play in San Francisco, Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Santa Monica which is a widespread map. The zombies are pretty much the same from the previous game where each one has its own characteristics and attacking style. The combat is brutal and the similar to the previous game. In this game weapons are randomly placed in different areas and also where enemies are. Also, you can play this game with another friend and try to survive the hoard of zombies together. If you have live, then you get to play with up to 8 players which is a huge change from the previous game. This allows you to play with more friends and it gives you the best multiplayer experience you can get. Your characters are an elite crew of people who are immune to the diseases. This game is a fun game to play and it is worth trying out whether you play it alone or not.

NBA Live

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NBA live is a basketball game that has been out since 1997 and it has a fan base that continues to grow. The game started to fall off the map during 2012 and has slowly made a comeback. Though most fans out there prefer NBA 2k, live also has some other interesting aspects that make the game enjoyable. These two companies have always had rival fans when it came to NBA. The latest basketball game NBA live 16 had its good moments and bad moments. The graphics for the star players are outstanding and as a fan it is dope. In the game the basketball arena’s and lighting color for the floor looks great and just as it is in real life. The game flow is nice and steady and the presentation and audio of this game is great. As a fan, the only thing I would change about this game is the defensive part. This part of the game is a little weak but can be better by making it harder to score in the game. By doing that, it allows players to play more competitively. The many new game modes included in this game are the dynasty mode and the summer circuit. These modes allow you to play on many courts around the Country. Overall NBA live is an ok game to play and if you’re a basketball fan then you are most likely to choose either 2k or EA instead of sticking with both. NBA live should be tried by yourself or with a friend and it should always be compared to NBA 2k.

Blast from the past

Another game that has been since November is Far Cry 4 and it’s an open worldwide action-first person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal which is available on all platforms. The game takes place in the Himalayas, a country called Kyrat which is influenced by tradition and violence. Your character’s name is Ajay Ghale and you’re traveling to fulfill your mothers dying wish. His mother’s dying wish was to take her ashes to a place called Kyrat, Lakshmana, which is a place where he and his mother visited when he was a child. It was his mom’s good memory of them together and that where she would find peace. For Ajay, the obstacles in his path to fulfill his mother’s wish only got harder when he got caught up in a civil war. In this game, you are a part of a story and every decision you make counts. Another part of this game that makes it fun is the CO-OP because you get to do the mission with a friend which really helps you get through all the obstacles. The graphics and imagery in this game is really creative and it makes the game look fun to play. The gold pass for this game includes the most experience you can get out of this game and it is for any fans and newcomers. Also there are additional add on contents including more missions and weapons that are worth checking out. This is a game you must play and it is worth it because the story lines and gameplay are nearly perfect for this game.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow six siege came out on December 1st and it’s a first person shooting game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The Tom Clancy Rainbow Six series has been going since 1998. Most people who know about this game can tell you it’s a mix between Call of duty and Counter strike. This game is more explosive and fun because it allows you to do new things like blowing through walls and floors and that really changes the game. The shooting is pretty normal where taking a few bullets would bring you down and that is why it has the call of duty similarity. This game is basically played with brief rounds in which one team is attacking and the other is defending. The game has players at their feet all the time as you have to watch your surroundings. All players can rappel from building to blowing walls making the game more intense. If you play as a defender one round, it might not be as difficult as you think because you have many options you can make. Example: Barricades can be used as defense and there are many other items that can be used. This game has a great multiplayer experience online. This is a great game to be played especially with a group of friends and this game is also fun on PC because you have the opportunity to interact with active users online. On Xbox one, you might not receive a lively interaction online unless you have a big group. This game is very enjoyable and it has much action in it, so grabbing a copy before break would be a nice gift for yourself.