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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Real Gamer Review

An Odyssey awaits. Explore the past within the world of Ubisoft’s flagship Assassin’s Creed franchise. This time instead of running through streets in white hoods and being a blade to the crowd players head back to 431 BC in Ancient Greece. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes place during the Peloponnesian War which was fought by the city states of Sparta against Athens.

The choice is yours to control either Alexios (grandson of King Leonidas of Sparta) or Kassandra (his older half-sister). The series builds upon what was started in last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and goes full RPG with branching dialogue trees, player choices, proper stat / skill trees, and inventory management. There’s also a fully open world wherein all that can be seen is also ready to be explored.

Odyssey has challenged itself to be many things at once; a true Assassin’s Creed game, an open world RPG, a recreation of Ancient Greece, and of course a good overall gaming experience. So, has the game succeeded at its lofty goals and become an Odyssey for the ages?

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Rainbow Six: Siege PS4 Trophies Breach the Internet

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Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming first-person shooter launches in just two days. Thanks to Exophase.com, you can view its PS4 trophies online right now. In order to earn the ‘Master of Siege’ Platinum trophy, you’ll have to complete a variety of tasks, including reaching Clearance level 50, customizing a weapon and killing an enemy with a breach charge. Check out the full list below.

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Rainbow Six: Siege releases on December 1st, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the launch trailer!

 

Source: Exophase

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Far Cry 4 – Postmortem Review

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Far Cry 4 is the fourth numbered installment to the popular FPS series developed by Ubisoft for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Players are put into the shoes of AJay Ghale a man tasked to returning his mother ashes to his homeland Kyrat. When he arrives back home he is thrown back into the middle of a civil war between the Royal Regin lead by Pagan Min and the Golden Path a rebel military group that was founded by his deceased parents. Ajay ( or the player) must decide to become in a soldier in Min’s Army or a continue his parents legacy by fighting with the Golden Path. There is a lot that goes on during the story and players will encounter many characters across the games’ story mode and in the tough mountain region of Kyrat anything goes.

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The controls is similar to what Far Cry veterans expect but really any FPS fan will feel right at home with the layout. The Shoulder Button’s handle the gun play while the face buttons handle covering, healing and re-loading, aim with the left stick and movement with the right. Far Cry 4 players on the PS4 can bring up the weapons wheel using the touch-pad as well as invite players to play co-op to players with or without the game on their friend list by using the controller pad after issuing them a ticket to Kyrat from the menu screen. The combat of FC4 is something to behold as you can use brute force or stealth to take out your enemies as well as use the wildlife to divert or devour them as well. The animals of Kyrat won’t always be on your side and if they feel threatened they can and will take you down if you don’t flee or subdue them. Weapons handle like a dream, and switching between different forms of projectiles may be daunting at first but once players get the rhythm down they will become a force to reckoned with. Min’s forces have hijacked the airwaves spreading propaganda throughout Kyrat and have forced people out of their villages to weed out members of the Golden Path. Ajay is tasked by the rebels to take back these areas to return the them to the people of Kyrat and drive back the Min’s forces to their fortresses. The Fortresses can be liberated as well but will take planning, patience and endurance as they are heavily fortified and will require guns for hire or co-op support to take them down earlier. When the play decides to take down a radio tower, base, a or a fortress these challenges are just as fun if not more than the campaign missions and they will help the player in gaining XP, money, weapons and other essential items.

 

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Far Cry 4 has a new dual progression system called “The Tiger and The Elephant”. Players can upgrade their offensive abilities on the tiger side and upgrade their health as well as other regenerative abilities on the elephant side by using XP gain while completing missions and task. AJay will have many different activities that he can participate in such as animal and treasure hunting, the battle arena, side missions and more. The more of these activities that you do and complete the more gear, money and xp you can acquire and use throughout your stay in Kyrat. This is also many ways to get around in Kyrat and given the vast and very intricate landscape you will need to use every Truck, ATV, Boat, Land craft and short range helicopter at your disposal. There are also hang gliders scattered throughout the map and players can also purchase a wing-suit for 25 thousand Kyrat dollars if they want to clear vast distances quickly. The only thing that slows down this fantastic game is the traversal system, while it is fun to roam around the land of Kyrat it also a drag due to how large the map is and every player should take down as many outpost as they can so that they may able to fast travel in between locations to speed up their commute to their target destination.

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Far Cry 4’s online sheds a little bit of light on the conflict in Kyrat between the Min’s forces and the Golden Path and then pits players against each other in modes Outpost, Propaganda, Demon Mask all in which two teams are pitted against each other to complete a series of task while taking out the enemy in their way then the second round of the match each squad will switch and they will play as the opposing faction. This brings a freshness to the multi-player suite that isn’t really seen in too many titles and both factions are fully fleshed out with their own load-outs, abilities and upgrades. There is also the Arena mode which you can fight against or with another player to survive wave upon wave of enemies for money and XP or go in alone to gain all the spoils of your battles. Far Cry 4 also contains a robust map editor for players to create their own multi-player maps to play through with their friends as well as the entire Far Cry community.

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Far Cry 4 brings back everything that fans of the franchise know and love, improves it and then takes things to a whole new ambitious level. The beautiful yet dangerous land of Kyrat coupled with some of the most deadliest enemies every to be in a video game, crazy gunplay, and high speed treks through sea, land, and air FC4 Is not a game to be missed nor ignored. The games campaign players see the events unfold around them just as AJay does, every surprise, revelation, close call and triumph can be experienced alone or with a friend. The Online keeps in pace with the single player campaign and can even help you out with it in some ways, is not to be skipped either and will keep players and their friends locked in for hours. Far Cry 4 is not only one the best FPS shooters of the year its should be considered one of the best game of this year and this new generation of gaming.

Final Verdict

Far Cry 4 brings an incredible campaign and co-op experience that gamers have never experienced before, while the multi-player breaths new life into the online competitive multi-player space.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 10 / 10

RGN Rating : Platinum Game

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Available On: PS4 | PS3 | 360 | XO | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Review

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I haven’t fully beaten an Assassin’s Creed game since the 2nd installment. I would lose interest in the game far too quickly for several reasons. This series hasn’t been able to captivate me since that title. Black Flag is a toss up, as I ran out of time to play it. Assassin’s Creed Unity is a somewhat different experience for me as I am able to play for hours on end without falling over due to boredom, so in that sense we are seeing improvement.

While Unity doesn’t perfectly capture the darkness that truly was the French Revolution, it does a great job at immersing the player through its story and helps bring back players by adding Co-Op. Sadly, Unity also suffers from a lot of the woes of previous Assassin Creed games. It doesn’t do much in terms of gameplay  to add to the franchise, and sadly you won’t see any naval combat in this installment. Unity did manage to hold me for a few hours at a time every session consistently, which other Creed games fail miserably at, but not much is to be expected aside from that. Players who took a big LEAP OF FAITH (<-) on this installment may be left feeling somewhat disappointed.

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The graphics are a rather decent step up from what I saw in Black Flag, this was somewhat to be expected. Where the technological jump really comes from here is the crowd, as it’s full of people. The issue? The performance is not steady. I don’t think there will ever be a time where Ubisoft is known for their rock solid frame-rate performance, but if there is then it’s definitely not going to be because of this game. The graphics themselves aren’t the issue, the issue is that the game struggles to pull 30 frames at a constant rate. I don’t believe it reached a solid 30 FPS for either system nor even for higher end PC’s. If this is unacceptable for your eyes, don’t even bother with the game.

This trend is an increasing one for my experiences with Ubisoft games. While the sheer amount of people in a crowd during Unity’s gameplay is rather impressive, the price paid is dealing with a shitty frame-rate the entire length of the game. The game’s beauty is marred by shoddy optimization. I have not seen or heard of a steady frame-rate for this game on any platform. A good thing to come from this though are the animations. The animations are a rather huge step in the right direction for many as the Mo-Cap in game is extremely impressive. So obviously, Ubisoft knows what they’re doing and just needs to get this frames per second stuff fixed to really show off what they can do.

Where Assassin’s Creed Unity really holds player is the gameplay. While there aren’t too many new features to be had, it is worthwhile to go through the Co-Op missions with friends, that’s really the big deal here. It’s interesting to experience the game with other players. I am sure this is something really enjoyable for players who have people to actually play with it will be enjoyable, but if you are the loner type, there really isn’t much new. Black Flag brought back, improved upon, and gave us some new things, but Unity doesn’t seem to do that. It won’t add too much for players who don’t want to experience Co-Op. After 6 installments though this is somewhat to expected, it’s kind of getting on it’s last legs as far as features come. What’s also not too surprising is they took out the emphasis off of the boats. With Rogue out the same day, it’s not really a surprise that they took out the boats. Also, let it be known that the French Revolution did have naval battles.

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The place where Assassin’s Creed somewhat shines is it’s story. Unity really isn’t that much different, as it has a very interesting story in one of the darkest times in history. This time around we have a somewhat odd Romeo & Juliet feel, as our protagonist is in love with a Templar, how charming! Where it doesn’t quite shine though is in the somewhat bland missions. The Co-Op missions I played were fine and dandy, but they don’t take up the entire game. The story missions just aren’t that great and sadly they don’t do much to hold your attention at a constant rate. Some of the missions are very enjoyable, while others seem to drag on with little to no excitement. The issue with Assassin’s Creed is that the series feels rather drawn out at this point, it hasn’t done much to really shift the experience in some time and the one thing that really did that (naval combat) was taken out.

Final Verdict:

Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t a bad game by many means. It’s a somewhat enjoyable experience that can hold the player to their console for a few hours without break, but it won’t see many binge players. It’s most impressive leap forward is on the animations, there is one kiss in particular that has shaken a lot of people, it’s because of how realistic it is. To quote someone who put it perfectly: “I will say the faces and mo-cap quality is excellent, it actually has a kiss that doesn’t look like 2 robots rubbing their faces together, so there’s that.” – Total Biscuit.

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The sheer number of AI in the crowds is something to gawk about as well, it’s really impressive. What isn’t very impressive is Unity’s not so stable frame-rate, its bland missions, its removal of a few AC gameplay aspects, and the fact that there’s nothing really new in this game at all. While most will complain about the frame rate, my biggest issue doesn’t really lie there. My issue lies on the somewhat stale game that Assassin’s Creed has become, with the series at 8 games, Ubisoft needed to do something pretty big to revitalize things and Co-Op just isn’t good enough.

While the Co-Op is an interesting addition to the game, the missions aren’t exactly anymore lively than the single player missions after a few runs. Assassin’s Creed Unity won’t revitalize your love for the series, but if you still enjoy the game it might be able to hold your attention. It’s not a terrible Assassin’s Creed game, but it’s not the game that will reel in every person burnt out on the series either. If you enjoy the original games you may enjoy this as well, because despite all of it’s flaws Unity does hold true to the earlier character of this series.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developers: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Available Now On: XO | PS4 | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of the game was provided to the author by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue (PS3 / 360) – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Launch Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan, Bucharest
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Far Cry 4 – Open World Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Open World Trailer of Far Cry 4.

Genre(s): First-person shooter, action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): November 18th, 2014

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Far Cry 4 – Developer Diary Part #3 [HD 1080P]

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Developer Diary Part #3 of Far Cry 4.

Genre(s): First-person shooter, action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): November 18th, 2014

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Watch_Dogs – Palace Pre-Order Pack Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Palace Pre-Order Pack Trailer of Watch_Dogs.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Romania (Wii U)
Release Date (NA): May 27th, 2014, TBA 2014 (Wii U)

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Watch_Dogs – 101 Trailer [HD 1080P]

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101 Trailer of Watch_Dogs.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Romania (Wii U)
Release Date (NA): May 27th, 2014, TBA 2014 (Wii U)

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Watch_Dogs – Limited Edition Unboxing [HD 1080P]

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Limited Edition Unboxing of Watch_Dogs.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Romania (Wii U)
Release Date (NA): May 27th, 2014, TBA 2014 (Wii U)

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Watch_Dogs – Dark Clouds Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Dark Clouds Trailer of Watch_Dogs is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Romania (Wii U)
Release Date (NA): May 27th, 2014, TBA 2014 (Wii U)

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Watch Dogs – NVIDIA Technologies Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The NVIDIA Technologies Trailer of Watch_Dogs is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Romania (Wii U)
Release Date (NA): May 27th, 2014, TBA 2014 (Wii U)

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Ubisoft’s Child of Light Gets Release Date with Features Trailer

Ubisoft has finally given a concrete release date for their upcoming 2D downloadable RPG, Child of Light. April 30th

In Child of Light, players will take on the role of Aurora, a young girl on a quest to stop the Dark Queen and save the magical world of Lemuria. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, it has been described as a “playable poem” inspired by the likes of Final Fantasy VI and created using Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework.

One of the many villages in Lemuria.

This is the same engine used to power Rayman Origins and Legends, as well as the soon to be released Valiant Heart. It is a gorgeous looking game to say the least and also looks quite fun. Check out the new features trailer below to get a look at what this game has to offer, including turn-based combat, 600 combinations to boost abilities and more.

 

Child of Light releases on April 30th, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U for $14.99.

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