Shadow of War requires an internet connection to play

This week has been a bad one for those of us looking forward to Monolith’s follow-up to their hugely successful 2014 game, Shadow of Mordor.  Continue reading

Advertisements

The Joy of Local Co-Op Gaming.

…. two can play that game.

localcoop

A couple of years ago I posted an article about my choices for the best choices when it came to local Co-Op gaming. Sadly, shortly after that my local co-op time fell apart as live took over and meant me and Luvva could really no longer find the time to do that with each other anymore. Sad, sure. Like everything in life though, it has come full circle and I have found a replacement! My nephew! So, what have we been playing and how have we been getting on? Continue reading

Middle Earth Shadow of War Announced

The sequel to one of the best games this generation; Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, was announced today.

Subtitled ‘Shadow of War’ it continues the revenge story of Talion and the redemption of the wraith bound to him, elf Lord Celebrimbor. 

The games announcement trailer focuses on the story and highlights some of the changes that will be introduced. 

In their press release, Monolith outlined the following;

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. 

The open-world RPG is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.

It sounds amazing and the trailer is suitably epic; unfortunately it contains no gameplay footage. The trailer does say that there is a gameplay preview coming March 8th. 

Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be available to buy on August 22nd.

FeVRier: X-Wing VR Mission Review

XWing VR Splash.jpgStar Wars Battlefront is one of the best supported games this generation. It has received 4 DLC packs that have seen an upward trend in quality – from classic characters, weapons and locations to the harsh desert world of Jakku and even the surface of Scarif.

They have saved the best piece of DLC to last though, with X-Wing VR Mission which is truly jaw dropping. More than this, and I say this without hyperbole, it is one of the best gaming experiences of my life. Continue reading