“It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on” – Tywin Lannister
HBO series Game of Thrones, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Gaming brought out this game to fulfil the fantasy that we have all lived i.e., to play the Game of Thrones in Westeros.
Westeros is at war. Great houses clash, Dragons rule the sky, and the Army of the Dead threatens the realm. Live out your fantasy and join this war. Build your house and raise your army as you navigate a dangerous political landscape. Based on the award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones: Conquest allows players to become a Lord in Westeros and define a strategy for conquering the Seven Kingdoms. Winter is here and your enemy’s army will not wait to clash swords. Wage war and join the battle today to capture the Iron Throne!
“Fight every battle everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend.” – Petyr Baelish
Master the innovative social system that allows players to recruit bannermen, fight wars alongside your allies, and live out your fantasy of ruling The Seven Kingdoms.
Claim the Iron Throne – In a dynamic political world, choose between deception and loyalty as you shift your allegiances.
Reward those loyal to you with titles like Hand of the King and Master of Coin as you build your Small Council.
Bestow Seats of Power to your allies granting them special military and economic advantages.
The map is set with all the houses namely, The Starks, Tullys, Greyjoys, Lannisters, Baratheons, Night’s watch but the Targaryen’s are not mentioned instead in Dragonstone Stannis’s Sigil is shown. Also it is shown that we form a house and Daenerys comes every now and then to instruct and praise on every level up and she appoints Tyrion to guide the player as a witty hand is required. Its clear that we shall support Daenerys claiming her throne at the King’s Landing. We can design our own sigil and own family name, create alliances and kick some ass. I have not reached such a high level yet I seem to enjoy the battles with my Liege and bannermen. Also if you are in a liege and loyal to the leader then you get to be the Hand of the King, Master of Coins etc. which can be used to rise in power. Also when you feel that you can overpower your own allegiance leader you can come out and attack so that you may become the leader.
However, like every other game it has its cons.
The game depends only on the levels of the house and the level of the creature/the enemy house. Its alright to keep in mind the level of enemy house but creatures like bear, coyote, boar , I personally think that the number of troops also should have some weight.as I had to march my entire army to defeat these creatures. The militia or the footmen, well equipped footmen would be enough to do the job but you need to deploy an entire army to defeat them. Also if that boar, coyote is of level 30 then its almost impossible to defeat them. To kill these creatures I had to deploy 70 footmen, 50 Slingers, 30 Long bow archers and much more whereas 5 longbow archer should be enough to kill such creatures.
The game really fulfils the fantasy of being a part of Westeros, rising a Westerosi army and claim the Iron Throne. To set an example the famous place as you all know is held by House Mormont, well not anymore in the game.
“In the Game of Thrones you either Win or Die” – Cersie Lannister
One of the free to play games that I am looking forward to this year is Fortnite. From the day I watched the trailer, I have been following it and waiting for its release. The gameplay looked great. The player and a bunch of teammates were shooting zombies and trying to build a house (or maybe a fort) with gathered resources.
At first glance Fortnite looks like Minecraft and Overwatch gameplay fused together. However that won’t be a totally accurate description. For those who are interested, the game is in early access. Currently the game is going to cost you somewhere between $39.99 and $149.99. However when the game is released it will be free to play. That in no way means that you are wasting your money because the early access will hook you up with the Founder’s Pack which gives you extra Heroes, loot, weapons and in-game boosts as well as an exclusive weapon pack. The game won’t be using steam launcher but their own custom one.
Early access is a great way to keep the development going as the cash flow is maintained and also they get feedback from the players who are testing the game for them, which they can choose to incorporate in their game. A recent game We Happy Few created quite a hype with its early access. Many YouTubers had covered it and that gave the game a further boost. So one can assume the same can happen with this game too as long as the team pulls the right strings.
However this is not your average zombie apocalypse game. There is no gore and the zombies (husks) are pretty cute as long as you ignore the human flesh hood that they are wearing. Being cute doesn’t mean they are harmless because you need to take them down. And when you do take them down they just pop – no blood, no screaming, no fuss. Now as I previously said, this game does have elements of hero shooter games like Overwatch. There are classes that you can choose from. Each class has a special ability. Ninjas are a special melee-focused class. Other classes include soldiers, who focus on missile weapons, and constructors who make quick work of building projects. It is a co-op game where you scavenge items and craft weapons and build fortified structures.
However, in spite of the game being pretty good, considering that it is still in its development phase, some have found it to be boring after playing for a while. Charlie Hall from Polygon says, “In my time with Fornite, I’ve pretty much done the same three things over and over and over again. I’ve hit trees, rocks and various pieces of furniture with a pickaxe to gain resources. Then, I’ve used those resources to build a fort and fill it with traps. Finally, I’ve killed an awful lot of husks.” But we should keep in mind that is an online game and the developers can always change and add new features to the game based on suggestions from the fans. So even if it appears boring today, before its release, the game might be completely different a year down the line.
A term that we tend to hear a lot when we talk about games is procedural generation. Simply put it is a method where certain elements of the game can be randomized for infinite number of times. This helps to create a vast number of unique levels and other components that a game might use. There was a game that came out recently called ‘No Man’s Sky’. Their the developers messed up pretty bad. How they messed it up and what they could have done to prevent it are topics that can be discussed another day. But the point is every time I hear the term now it makes me skeptical. This game uses it to change the environment and objectives from mission to mission. But I am doubtful as to whether it makes a whole lot of difference in the actual gameplay.
The developers from People Can Fly and Epic Games are trying their best to bring some new experience to the palette and I wish they achieve that, for that would mean another amazing game in the f2p category.
“Tom: There’s lots for new or lapsed players then, but what about hardcore Assassin’s Creed fans? Will there be answers to overarching questions from the series so far? It seems like you’re soft rebooting the historical story, at least.Ismail: So to be clear – it’s not a reboot.Tom: No?Ismail: It’s all in line with the lore! We’re telling the Origins of the Brotherhood as we knew it in AC1. The symbols, the rituals.Tom: Fingers being cut off.Ismail: Indeed. And the mentor structure. The symbol of the eagle. How did this all come to be, and what journey did our hero Bayek go on to form the Brotherhood. We kept the viewpoints even though they don’t do what they used to. They don’t unfog the map. You do get question marks, but you have to go to a place to explore. And yes we do tell the tale of the cut finger…“
As reported by Tom Philips of EuroGamer.net on a recent interview with Ashraf Ismail – video game director of Assassins Creed: Origins, at E3 2017.
Assassin Creed fans have been waiting for more than a year for a new, revamped release of the highly anticipated and much rumoured Ancient Egyptian setting, after tolerating a 5.9 IMDb and 18% Rotten Tomatoes – Assassin’s Creed : The Movie, in December 2016, that didn’t quite land right with their “leap of faith”.
Four years since the release of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag – the best game in the franchise NOT featuring Ezio, Ashraf Ismail had been buried away within the bowels of Ubisoft Montreal, unable to talk about the game he’s been helming since. But the internet has known about Origins for quite a while now, besides the demo gameplays and the pre-alpha footage that was released at E3, there were many images leaked before the game even had an official title. Along with the seemingly breath of fresh air that Origins delivers, the new footages incites more questions than it answered.
So here are some Pros and Cons of the much controversial AC prequel that has been highly anticipated since 2014, by fans and gamers worldwide –
1. Freedom of undocumented history: From deserts to lush oasis, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Tombs of Giza, Origins’ game map is as huge as three times that of Black Flag and Rogue. Since the game’s story takes place before 300 B.C. and that our interpretation of Ancient Egypt is left almost entirely to archaeological evidence gathered and guesses by professionals, Ubisoft will have more playground than ever, although them ever being constrained by historical accuracy, exploring Ancient Egyptian setting, with creative teams designing and restoring prehistoric architectures, weapons, cultures and even flora and fauna that have been extinct for a long time.
2. Challenging combat: As promised, Ubisoft did a major breakthrough by introducing RPG elements in Origins, among which the prominent change is in the combat mechanics. Taking ideas from Dark Souls and Darksider 2, Origins’ close combats have become way more difficult than its previous forefathers. No more enemies waiting for their turn to fight, no more one-shot-kills during open battles, no more easy chained takedowns (unless you’re levelled up enough) and more block-and-dodge strategy. Since the weapon inventory hardly consists of any gunpowder based ammunition, combat with multiple enemies has become more challenging than ever. Enemies attack altogether and each strike deals a heavy damage, unless you’re equipped with a sustainable shield and armour. Origins also introduces a brand new “Arena Battle” mode where players will be faced with waves of skilled combatants in a gladiatorial pit-fight until the final Boss is defeated.
3. Immersive Skill Graph: Assassin’s Creed Origins introduces a brand new interconnected Skill Graph that lets player choose and become the perfect master assassin by either dedicating themselves to upgrading a specific skill set or choose through an intertwined range of abilities. The Master Warrior ability lets the player become skilled in combat and fighting techniques; The Master Seer ability lets the player manipulate the environment, animals and NPCs to his benefit; The Master Hunter ability lets the player become more stealthy and precise in its approach during assassinations. Due to a systematic levelling up system with XP points earned in each task, the ability points earned can be spent on purchasing specific skills, which was previously included in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
4. Enhanced Looting system for better Crafting: The upgraded looting system is less time consuming and gives out more resources and tools to use and craft than providing useless garbage. Since, hunting animals is back, looting dead carcasses gives out more craftable and sellable items than useless bones and hides, like in the Far Cry franchise or as it was in Assassin’s Creed 3 or Black Flag. Looting higher level Commanders or Captains in military settlements gives out unique weapons, armour or shields that can be easily equipped and modified. Furthermore, like in RPG games like Skyrim and Witcher 3, the player might find rare sellable trinkets, letters or books from loots that might provide further insight into the character, the quest in play or the history of that age.
5. Eagle Scouting: The classic, endless, negative-film like Eagle vision is done and dusted for good (or bad? Controversial!). Instead, Origins has introduced scoping, scouting locations and tagging enemies from an aerial view-point via an Eagle called Senu. This type of strategic scoping was previously introduced in games like Far Cry: Primal and Watch Dogs 2, which were projects under the same umbrella. The player, lets out an Eagle to soar high in the sky and tag enemies to reveal their identity, level and location. The Eagle is seen to hover mid-air while scoping (which is impossible for an Eagle to do so) and zoom in or zoom out to know more about a certain area. Inspite of its limitations to the proximity between Senu and the player, the Eagle can cover much ground and can reveal more about an area than it used to with the previous Eagle Vision.
1. Archaic weapons and technology: Being a drastic jump from 1868 Victorian England setting in the last entry Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to a primitive ancient Egypt in Origins, technology of this era becomes far more challenging but less efficient. Transportation options are limited to horse, camel, boat or freewalking. With the mini map gone, players will have a difficult time to reach and locate a certain quest location in this gigantic open-world. Weapon inventory consists of bows and arrows, maces, swords, daggers, spears, polearms and Khopesh (curved swords). AC fans who were accustomed with having smoke bombs and pistols hidden up their vambrace to deal with pack of enemies will have troubles getting used to a dodging, barrel-rolling and shield deflecting combat against massively stronger Bosses.
2. Mysticism more than realism: Besides the lore of First Civilization that has been pretty deep woven from the Ezio Trilogy but somehow was lost midway after Black Flag, Origins ups the game by taking the time so back in order to gain the freedom of an era where possibly humans met and interacted with the Gods. In order to narrate the origin of the Assassin Brotherhood, Origins might take this mystic charm further than expected, as is seen in a scene clearly in the Official Trailer, which says “We are the First. The First to see the Gods…” The trailer also goes on to reveal a Giant Snake against the protagonist, Bayek, which is speculated to be a dream or hallucinatic sequence more than a real fight. Being entirely based on real world parkour, the previous franchises did pretty well since some forms of free running, obstacle climbing and martial arts were indeed used by warriors from Renaissance to Victorian era. But at least not some 3000 years ago.
3. Removal of Synchronise Towers: The world map being such gigantically big, it is nearly impossible and seemingly time consuming to visit every part of the world, physically, in order to unfog or unveil it. Although monotonous, but synchronising from watch towers or long outposts in earlier franchises saved a lot of time to actually visit a place in order to reveal its geographical terrain. Since Ubisoft has have used this mechanic into plenty of its other games too, but it was actually pretty fun to scale those tricky towers to find trinkets and loot up above, only to unfog the location and then to jump right off performing a “Leap of Faith”. At least, it was pretty tolerable to have that on this franchise. However, in the recent demo gameplays, it has been noted that Ubisoft has added small synchronise points that are just a couple of meters from ground and a “conveniently placed” haystack down below for the player to perform a “Leap of Faith”, all as a nod to its earlier predecessors.
4. Maritime Focus: Inspite of the game being set up over the framework of Black Flag (from the black, dark lit loading menu transitions to the underwater and surface hunting and killing animals, that looks and feels exactly as its predecessor), it is already missing out the major portion with the exclusion of naval battles and sea fairing. Boats and small ships are just used for transportation to cross lakes or rivers and are hardly used for intense battles, which was actually the winning point of Assassin’s Creed 3, Black Flag and even Rogue. But in Ancient Egypt, maintaining a powerful navy was very important, although naval battles hardly comprised of archers and ship boarding instead of canon shots or barrages.
5. Economy: Assassin’s Creed II added money to the series, allowing players to unlock new weapons, tools, upgrades, and clothes they wanted over the progression based automatic unlocks of the original game. However, Ancient Egypt of the Ptolemaics (that began its dynasty around 300 B.C.) didn’t get a currency until 500 B.C. and instead relied on barter and trade. Although barter and trade systems have been previously featured in games like Skyrim and Fallout : New Vegas, every game nowadays has their own monetary system that allows the player to earn (or loot) them and spend them for unlockables, weapons, armour etc. Unless the game can make up some sort of system so that we aren’t back to the first one all over again, the game will be taking a massive step back.
However, it is too early to comment on anything about the game that has just showed just a glimpse of a small location – Siwa, in a vast open-world map that are left to be explored. But if Ubisoft can pull this setting off, it could be what shakes up the formula of the series in a big way. Not many games take place in Ancient Egypt, and even fewer from the ground level, so this is a big chance for something new and exciting.
PLOT:The story is set in a fictional history of real-world events and will act as a prequel for the series, displaying the origins of the struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with liberty, and the Templars, who desire peace through order. The story is set in Ptolemaic Egypt and follows Bayek, a Medjay, as he works to protect his people from threats. The open world design lets players freely roam Egypt. The game is played from a third-person perspective and its world can be navigated on foot, horseback, camel-back or boat. Like its predecessor, Origins will not feature any multiplayer gameplay.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the tenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and the successor to 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It is set to be released worldwide on October 27, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Gen2 is finally here! A whole bunch of 80 new pokemons are here. And that has even managed to bring out the trainers who were infrequent in tapping that ‘PokemonGO’ icon on their phones. And the Gen2-mons are not the only new to happen. With an au courant Pokemon catching screen and much easily accessible interface, the team at Niantic has once again proved why so many people flock towards this game.
It was really exciting when the shadows of the Gen2 Pokemons started coming up in the Sightings.
Or maybe sometimes, the Sightings were completely dominated by the Gen2-mons.
One of best thing about Niantic is that, in its update, it doesn’t always say what all has changed. Trainers were in for a surprise when the game flashed an extra 50 XP whenever they managed to catch a Pokemon with the first throw itself.
Once again, we could see people coming out of their homes in large numbers and trying to catch a Chikorita, or a Totodile or maybe an occasional Xatu.
Even the costume of the avatar was changed for the better.
The game even throwed in an additional bonus of 100 XP when I managed to catch my 100th Pidgey, and that just made my day.
With new evolutions to new berries and even special item needed for Evolutions, this game just turned a whole new leaf. The possibilities are endless.
N.B. Apparently, one can get 5 candies when they catch the second evolution and 10 candies whne they catch the third evolution.
What is your take on the Gen2 Pokemons? Which all did you catch? Tell us in the comments!
Pokemon GO has been a sensation for quite some time now, around the globe. It has been almost two months after the ‘official’ release of the game in India, in collaboration with Reliance Jio.
Here’s a look as to how the game looks around the world.
One can very well see the aplenty number of pokéstops available to the residents of these places. Now, let us take a look at India.
Even in Mumbai, one can see the number of pokéstop is at par with that of the previous places mentioned. At last, we come to the city of joy – Kolkata.
Now, the pertinent question that strikes everybody is – Why this discrimination? Don’t the people living in and around Kolkata deserve the right to get a fair and equal chance to play this game? And lastly, if the trainers actually use other means to beat this hurdle, is that so wrong?
After ‘Pokemon Shuffle’ , ‘The Pokemon Company’ introduces its second game ‘Pokemon Duel’. For those who havent played ‘Pokemon Shuffle’, it is a matching game like Candy Crush where the Pokemons use certain moves to decrease its HP and then catch it.
Now, let us see what ‘Pokemon Duel’ has to offer us.
The game starts off with a awesome sequence of graphics. Though the size of the game is around 50 MB, we have to download some extra files before we can start off with the game.
After this a blue haired character named ‘Luca’ teaches us the basics of Pokemon Duel. The game mechanics is pretty simple. It is like a board game where who have to reach a certain goal and block your opponent from doing the same.
The board in pretty simple. You just fave to reach the flag of your opponent by moving the pokemons by their respective move points (MP). If two pokemons meet each then they can fight it out in a game of luck using a spinning wheel.
The numbers written beside each Pokemon is their respective move point i.e. the maximum number of places it can move. In the first turn, all MP is decreased by 1 as shown here. When your Pokemon reaches the opposite side, you win.
One of the most positive aspect of the game is the fact that you can partly design how your character looks.
There are options of online battling against other players and your friends and also battling in the quest.
Now to me, this game was below average, Though the graphics of the game is awesome, the main gameplay lacks excitement. It doesn’t take the Pokemon type advantages into consideration during the battle. ‘Pokemon Shuffle’ was a better game, according to me, So, what do you like and dislike about ‘Pokemon Duel’. Leave your views in the comment section.
Marvel Entertainment has officially announced a brand-new video game staring Earth’s mightiest heroes which is set to come from publisher Square Enix and developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. The game will focus on a completely new Universe, and will not pertain to existing storylines from comics or movies. We are yet to know about the gameplay mechanics or kind of game being developed.
Called The Avengers Project, Marvel released a trailer which is titled – #REASSEMBLE, which hints that the heroes are down and they will have to fight their way to win.
The trailer begins with a shot of shattered glasses belonging to Bruce Banner. As we proceed, we see Thor’s hammer resting in rubble, Iron Man’s arm lay damaged, Captain America’s tattered shield and at the end, we see the Avengers logo implying that our Heroes have a job in hand. “The World will always need Heroes, they just need to reassemble” said the female voice, possibly Captain Marvel or any of the female superheroes in Marvel Comics.
Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment said during the launch – “The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest Super Heroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”
We still have question mark on the characters available in the game. Sony have the rights to Spiderman and it is unlikely that Peter Parker will be available in the game (But Marvel Studios bargained him into MCU, so who knows!). The availability of the X-Men and mutants, as well as the Fantastic Four, remains in doubt but we hope to get a clearer picture soon.
Crystal Dynamics is most notable for their Tomb Raider franchise, whereas Eidos Montréal worked with Crystal Dynamics on both of the rebooted Tomb Raider games also, in addition to their own work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Thief, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Marvel has a multi-year, multi-year partnership which means that we will have sequels to the original game. We know very little at this point as we did not get to see any gameplay footage. But understandably, the work is going on and we hope to see the game in 2018.
How excited are you about this? Tell us in the comments.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed Robin gameplay from Injustice 2! Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game, which continues the epic storyline from the previous game Injustice: Gods Among Us.
In this video, we see Robin (Damien Wayne) come up against his father Batman and other characters such as Deadshot and Aquaman. The game will up characters taking sides and possibly fight one another under Superman’s tyrant regime. While the world reels from the effects of such devastating battle, comes a new threat – Brainiac.
Read the full Trailer analysis here – Injustice 2 Injustice 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.
Pre-order now to get Darkseid as a playable character.
Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have released a new story trailer for Injustice 2 titled ‘The Lines are Redrawn’.
The trailer confirms a few new characters for the game, including the plot’s main villain, Brainiac, as well as Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Robin, and the pre-order exclusive, Darkseid!
With a focus on the duality of these characters, a mystery narrator evaluates several DC Comics favorites, like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
The second game in this series starts after the aftermath of the first game, during which Batman led a resistance against Superman’s tyrannical regime. Injustice: Gods Among Us told us the story of a world where Superman snapped, and used his powers to become not just judge, jury, and executioner over the villains of the DCU, but eventually a dictator, ruling over the world with his fist of steel. In the sequel, Batman is trying to put society back together, but is having to contest with heroes and villains that want to see Superman return to power. The video teases new allegiances, with former allies such as Batman and Robin facing off in battle as enemies.
We got brief shots of Superman killing the Joker after the death of Lois Lane, who is pregnant. In the 2013 Injustice comics, we saw Joker trick Superman into thinking that his pregnant wife is ultra-powerful villain Doomsday.
In the end, Brainiac is revealed to be the narrator of the story. From the trailer, it looks like Brainiac wants to thin the herd of super-powered individuals on Earth before he comes to take over, and that will be the primary impetus for them to go at each other once again.
Injustice 2 release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017. Read our first look discussion here – Injustice 2.
Are you excited about the trailer? Tell us in the comments below.
The film adaptation of the massively hit game franchise Uncharted has being planned since 2008. But it seems now we have an official confirmation. The video game series developed by Naughty Dog and featuring the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan “Nate” Drake, will be the inspiration for a movie produced by Sony Pictures.
Director Joe Carnahan has uploaded picture on Instagram showing the script for the movie.
The movie will be based on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, where the story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.
Casting news should follow soon.
How excited are you? Tell us in the comments below.