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All posts tagged "ubisoft"

  • For (dis)Honor: why P2P connections don’t work in gaming

    Ubisoft's latest offering For Honor is a third-person combat game which sees you allying yourself with three factions: Knights, Vikings and Samurais. Since reviewing the beta there have been many changes such as nerfed and buffed characters, additional maps and so much more. Let's start with the story mode; I felt suspicious when Ubisoft never allowed open beta users access to the story mode, and now I know why -- it was completely useless. The characters in the single-player story are easily forgettable and the acting seemed sub-par. It just felt as if it was there to draw in those wanting...

  • For Honor open beta: our impressions

    Ubisoft’s latest video game For Honor, which I played on the PlayStation 4 this weekend, will keep you on the edge of your seat. Regardless of how experienced you are with the title, it will require every ounce of your mettle as you try to waste opponents. For Honor is focussed around three factions, the Samurai, the Knights, and the Vikings. All have their own unique fighting styles even though the classes are somewhat the same; combat is really well thought out for each class. The Knights, for example, are methodical and tend to be precision strikers. The Vikings with...

  • For Honor: what to know before the beta

    Ubisoft's For Honor, an action MMO set to kick-off their many offerings for the year, will see various factions of Samurai, Vikings and Knights battle it out for their taste of glory. Set to be released on 14 February 2017, the For Honor beta will be taking place between 26-29 January 2017 and will have various battlegrounds for you to compete in. The Knights This faction will be played on two maps: the Citadel Gate as well as the Cathedral. Both maps feature some intense close-combat engagement areas, while others will give you a perfect flanking opportunity. The Samurai Making use of high cliffs and dangerous...

  • Watch Dogs 2 [PS4] review: a better breed of game

    French developer and publisher Ubisoft released the first Watch Dogs game in 2013, being noted for an extremely divisive reception. Now, the release of Watch Dogs 2 brings with it the hope that Ubisoft has learnt its lessons and actually delivered a game to meet expectations. Following the events of Aiden Pierce in Chicago, the game moves to an entirely new map in San Francisco and follows the exploits of a new protagonist, Marcus Holloway. Once Marcus is scouted and recruited by hacktivist group DedSec, he begins the seemingly righteous journey of freeing the public from their blinding technological comforts. DedSec itself comprises...

  • Steep beta [PS4] first play: not the face, not the face

    When Ubisoft ended its E3 2016 conference by announcing a new extreme sports game, many an eyebrow was raised. Ubisoft? A new IP? No guns? What is this madness? Finally, those questions have been answered. Somewhat. After a four month incubation period, French developer Ubisoft Annecy has outed Steep in less-than-polished beta guise. And it was well worth the wait. Set in the snow-covered mountains of the Alps, straddling France, Switzerland and Austria, Steep is effectively a massive open world playground for extreme sports enthusiasts. It's the total opposite of any other Ubisoft game we've seen this year. That goes for...

  • Watch Dogs 2 [PS4] first impressions: life hacking

    Gone are the days of the cold and sombre tone of Aiden Pearce's Watch Dogs. Ubisoft's latest iteration of the franchise, Watch Dogs 2 is more colourful, in tune with its Millenial appeal and improves a number of facets of the original game. This includes driving machanics, the addition of fast travel, and different ways to play. In Watch Dogs 2, you play as Marcus Holloway, a young talented hacker who is tasked with bringing down San Francisco's intrusive surveillance systems. This after the baddies ctOS framed him as the lead suspect of a crime. The open world map of San Francisco is beautiful...

  • The Division patch 1.4 will hope to revive a dying game

    Third-person shooter-cum-RPG Tom Clancy's The Division was one of the shooters I couldn't wait to play. Since launch though, the game has seen a steady decline in active players. To remedy this, Ubisoft has issued yet another patch for the game. Labelled as patch 1.4, the update will seek to give the game a new breath of life. Everything from the level and gear scores to the UI and controls has been altered, fixed or improved. The Division's patch 1.4 will seek to transform the game into something better A new feature to the game is the World Tier ranking system which...

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection leaps onto consoles November

    Scaling walls, traversing rooftops and performing the Leap of Faith are but a few things that made the Assassin's Creed franchise such a success. More so, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, probably the most notable Assassin's Creed character, returns to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in a new collection. With the franchise selling over 100-million copies to date, and the release of the latest game just over a year away, fans of the franchise and new players alike have the opportunity to relive the Ezio saga. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection bundles three iconic AC games into one package The Ezio Collection...

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole special edition pays tribute to the Coon

    South Park: Stick of Truth was one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long time, albeit basic and full of fart jokes. It did hold true to the South Park style of things. This year's installment of the South Park franchise -- The Fractured But Whole -- will likely continue the fart humour, but reintroduces a few new gameplay mechanics, including turn-based combat. And for those who really love South Park, Ubisoft has announced a Special Edition collector's version of the game. The Amazon special bundle will include a steelbook, a game season pass as well as a...

  • Nostalgia, vikings and facial hair: what I loved about E3 2016

    Once again we have been treated to another E3, and as always it feels even more spectacular than the one before. But each year brings with it its own special moments and 2016 was no exception. In this list I will be going through some of my favourite moments of this year. For those who aren’t familiar with the expo, here’s a brief description for some context. E3, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is a colossal annual video game expo held in Los Angeles and hosted by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). What sets it apart from other well-known...