I still don’t want Watch_Dogs

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After watching the latest round of Watch_Dogs footage, I will continue not to purchase Ubisoft open world games.

It’s just so familiar. I can’t help but feel like it’s the same Ubisoft open world formula with a fresh coat of paint a handful of new tricks. The “Hacking” doesn’t appear to be nothing more than long range context prompts. There’s a lot of things to interact with but it doesn’t look particularly thrilling to me.

The multiplayer looks more interesting to me. The invasion idea sounds like it could be really neat. I just wonder how long the novelty will last before everyone picks out the “hacker” within 10 seconds of an invasion.

Watch_Dogs debuts on May 27th on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

An Alien game worth waiting for?

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I didn’t think Alien: Colonial Marines was the game for me. The title itself was telegraphing first person shooting and lots of it. Alien: Isolation looks to be channeling the first Alien movie with suspenseful moments and a single xenomorph to torment the player.

Drawing inspiration from games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a huge plus in my books but at the same time I think it’s a detriment. I enjoyed Amnesia for what it was. Eventually the scares wore off but I was okay with it because I didn’t pay $60. It was also relatively short which worked in its favor.

Alien: Isolation will likely be a $60 for a single player title and I don’t know how they can justify that price tag for a title that should be short and sweet.

Alien: Isolation is slated for a Q4 2014 release for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Beyond: Two Souls Review

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I enjoyed the individual moments and scenarios of Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls but when I looked at how everything stitched together, I couldn’t help but wish it was more like Heavy Rain. For the second time this year, (God of War: Ascension was the first), I felt  non-linear storytelling hurt a game.

It wasn’t because story was too complex to follow, in fact, I had an idea where it was headed within the first third of the game. I didn’t like the time hopping because it highlighted the fact that my choices didn’t really matter — I knew for a fact that several key characters could not die.

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FYI: Ground Zeroes Priced & GT6 on the Moon?

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  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes available in Spring 2014 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (via VG247)
    • PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions available via retail & digital stores
    • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions only available via digitally stores
    • North American pricing not confirmed
  • Bungie has no plans for PC version of Destiny (via IGN UK)

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