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All posts tagged "ubisoft"

  • Far Cry Primal review: massacres, mammoths, mayhem

    The name Far Cry is synonymous with guns, goons, and all manner of open-world activities. The series has been going strong since 2004, but developer Ubisoft has decided to change things up a bit. Far Cry Primal is a fresh aesthetic take on the series, and yes, it actually works. Far Cry Primal takes place around 10 000 BC, when humankind still scoured the land for shelter, hunted mammoth beasts, and explored the great unknown Earth. You play as Takkar, a generic member of a clan that's wiped out by a fierce sabertooth tiger. Takkar can also tame animals, which comes in pretty handy,...

  • The evolution of Far Cry: from the South Pacific to the Mesolithic

    For many gamers, the Far Cry series was and is a pivotal title in their gaming careers – certainly it was for mine. It's not as if it was the only FPS I've ever played, however at the time it set itself apart with exceptional graphics, good level design and interesting locations that set it apart from its peers. 12 years down the line and 11 games in, Far Cry remains a series with a loyal following, as well as one which still holds appeal to new players. The question then is, how do the developers manage to keep this series...

  • Ubisoft wants you to shoot more people in The Division’s Dark Zones

    It must be nice to live in post-apocalyptic mid-Manhattan, especially when Ubisoft is your overlord. The Division's creator doesn't seem too happy that it raked in almost $330-million worldwide in its first five days, breaking game sales records and personal Ubisoft records in the process. Instead, it wants you to shoot more people in the Dark Zone -- the game's player-vs-player arenas dotted about the map. Ubisoft Massive community developer Hamish Bode, speaking on a Twitch community livestream, noted that the company's looking to address "balancing issues" within the game's Dark Zones, calling it a "priority." These balancing issues centre around player...

  • Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal’s world maps are strangely similar

    AAA game developers have one of the most stressful jobs in the gaming industry, as they're required to pump out money-making hit after hit. It must be extremely difficult to reinvent that winning formula time and time again, but who says you have to reinvent the wheel, when its just fine the way it is? This must've been Ubisoft's logic when it pondered Far Cry Primal. Based on two images posted by GamePressure -- a site that has some Ubisoft-like eagle vision -- it seems that the developers of Primal merely reused the world map of Far Cry 4. Side by side,...

  • Far Cry Primal preview: the search for Oros

    The Far Cry series has always been about guns, soldiers, and killing. According to some fans, the series has grown stagnant over the years. Ubisoft is trying something new with Far Cry Primal by setting it in 10 000 BC and giving it a more natural aesthetic. I've managed to get in a few hours with the game, which released this week. This is only a preview article and a review will follow once I've finished the main storyline. Far Cry Primal starts with having your clan hunt mammoths. Apparently it's been a few days since your group last ate and they're...

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate review: stealthily killing the franchise

    The Assassin's Creed series has been running for a good nine years, so by now, Ubisoft should be crafting near perfect games. Unfortunately, Assassin's Creed Syndicate proves that this isn't quite the case, and that newer isn't always better. It's been over four months since the title's launch and I've yet to fully review this latest 'core' entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise. I've tried to push through it, but it's simply not an enjoyable or fun enough game. Sure, it has its moments, but those deter from what the game is trying to achieve. Syndicate starts showing one of its...

  • Ubisoft, Humble join forces for latest Humble Bundle

    If this month's Xbox Games for Gold or PlayStation Plus February games haul isn't enough for you, there's a new Humble Bundle available brimming with Ubisoft games. And we aren't just talking about old Ubisoft games either. Tom Clancy's The Division makes an appearance for those keen on the 8 March-debuting shooter. But as Humble's usual "pay what you want" philosophy goes, these games are only available at certain tiers. So let's break it down: Paying US$1 will get you Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins. Related: Humble Monthly Bundle offers a digital gaming package every month Paying more than...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...

  • New Xbox One bundle to ship with Tom Clancy’s The Division

    Microsoft Xbox has announced that a new Xbox One bundle will begin shipping soon with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division as the primary game. The cross-genre post-apocalyptic shooter will debut on 8 March on all systems -- Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC -- but plans are already in motion to make the Xbox One The Division's de facto console. "The bundle features a 1TB hard drive, giving you added space to play and store more games than ever, and a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division," notes Xbox's Major Nelson on his blog. "In addition, fans in the U.S. that...

  • [Update] Tom Clancy’s The Division multiplayer beta scheduled for January 2016

    Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the planned closed beta will take place between 28 and 31 January 2016. Xbox One users will get in first, followed by PC and PlayStation 4 a day later. If you don't happen to have a code, you can also join a waiting list outlined in the aforementioned link. After a long, long wait, it seems that Ubisoft's The Division is just around the corner, and the multiplayer beta even closer. A UPlay app entry, today spotted by WCCFTech, suggests that the beta's scheduled for January 2016, or literally just a few days from now. There was...