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The dark knight is back! One year after the events of Arkham city and Rocksteady raises the bar again. The same developer that has brought us the amazing Arkham series has finally announced the last installment. Don’t be too upset though because this game is going to set the standards for next-gen gaming. So you can expect the best Batman game up to date. My first thought throughout this discovery is “How can Rocksteady compete with its own success? Can this game really top off the other Arkham games?”.
I have two words for those of you thinking the same doubtful questions and unsure opinions. The Batmobile. At last you can finally call the Batmobile to your side and even be ejected from the driver seat and launched skyward while driving. The movies released through Warner Bros. has made each Batman fan out there want their own personal bat tank. A vehicle so fierce and unstoppable it can break through corners of buildings, street cars, and just about anything your way. The streets of Gotham are redesigned wider to accommodate the Batmobile and all its deadliness. In addition to Gotham’s streets growing the entire games open world is five times the size of Arkham City’s. As if Arkham City wasn’t enough of a massive sandbox.
One of the games main signatures is the combat system and it’s counter focused gameplay. This system has been so successful that other games have even borrowed the same method because of its simplicity. Games like Shadow Of Mordor, Assassin’s Creed, and plenty more. On another note Kevin Conroy is going to take back the role as Gotham’s dark knight. Much better than Roger Smith who did Arkham Origins. The game will not have a multiplayer and is focused around single player gameplay. Rocksteady and Warner Bros. are making this game exclusively for next-gen consoles and PC. Arkham Knight is being released later this year for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.
As most of you know on the 1st and 16th of each month will be a free Xbox 360 game released for download on Xbox Live for gold members exclusively. Now these offers are for a limited time so log on to your account and download the free games available right away. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Microsoft is showing their appreciation for their dedicated Xbox customers yet again. Once in a while I have even seen a few films or episodes of television shows also available for free on Xbox Live. There is one thing I remember so many other gamers telling me about Xbox before I got my own. All the free stuff given away for being a Xbox Live gold member.
The free Xbox 360 game that was released March 1st for download is Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution. A strategy game rebuilt for the Xbox 360 console. In Civilization Revolution you begin the game from the dawn of humanity and develop civilization all the way into the space age. Your quest is to basically dominate and rule the world. Along the way you get the opportunity to wage war with history’s greatest leaders. Along with larger tasks like diplomacy and exploration. Originally for the PC and with seven different revisions Sid Meier brings you exactly what you would expect from such a legend, only this time it’s free. Can you take civilization’s greatest leaders head to head and conquer the world? Download the free Xbox 360 game while you can, the offer stands till March 15th.
Scheduled for release on March 16th is the free Xbox download of Dungeon Defenders. A fantasy action rpg and tower defense game from Trendy Entertainment. Play as the apprentice of a wizard or warrior and defend against hordes of monsters. Of course the game is multiplayer. Up to four of your friends can join you on your struggles to defend the Eternia Crystals from waves of ogres, orcs and goblins. Like any other rpg you can manage your character’s equipment and collect tons of loot. Complete with unique challenges and boss battles. Dungeon Defenders is a great game a group of friends can try to tackle or maybe the family. Best thing about these games from Xbox, they are free.
In the game you are a new kid entering the town of South Park. There is a war going on between Humans and Elves. You get to pick a side and fight with the characters from the show and help them claim The Stick of Truth. You choose between four classes Fighter, Mage, Thief, and Jew (a Paladin/monk class made up by who other than Cartman.) It will have a role-playing feel to it. Matt Stone and Trey Parker want the player to feel like they are in an episode of the show. So you can expect many great references to the series.
After winning Most Anticipated Game and 12 other awards I am not the only one completely stoked for this release. I will be reviewing the game upon playing it. So be sure to check back if you are interested in some random dudes opinion.
Let me just say that trailer was amazing. The fact is this game has two elements that are going to make it blow the heck up. In every game you come across certain combat systems that just work. Shadows Of Mordor has a similar system to the Batman Arkham series. We all know how well that did. Besides Batman the closest game I could think of is Assassins Creed. Shadow Of Mordor is bringing next-gen graphics and the next-gen Nemesis system. Gives you a personal experience in the realms of Tolkien. Allowing the enemy to remember every meet with you. Each play through is different.
On top of all that you turn into a freaking wraith! With the ability to immediately find your target. You can even enthrall your foes. Send them on an assassination attempt, sacrifice, terrorize them and send your slave to spy for you. I’m sorry if I am overreacting but I’m a huge fantasy geek. Last I knew Shadow of Mordor is now one of the most anticipated. I love Lord Of The Rings and Manhunt. Christian Cantamessa the writer of Manhunt is the one writing this game. I loved that game and Red Dead Redemption. Talion has become one my favorite characters and I haven’t even played the game yet. The suspense kills me just cause there is no confirmed release date yet. But hey I guess I’ll just have to wait like the rest of you.