Monday, December 15, 2014

Valiant Hearts, Jackbox Smash Pack, Shadow of Mordor, Broken games, Driveclub

Valiant Hearts
  • It's a side scrolling game that has you controlling 3-4 soldiers and a dog through different events in World War 1. 
  • The main focus is on the story and it provides some interesting history on the War. Did you know that soldiers had to use cloths dipped in urine to combat the chlorine gas the Germans used as the first poison gas in the war?
  • It uses the same engine as the Rayman Legend game so it looks great.
  • The game play is mainly puzzles and trying to get through obstacles. 
  • I'm about half way through and I have really enjoyed the game.  If you have any interest in World War 1 then you should pick this game up.
Jackbox Smash Pack(Steam)

  • It's a collection of 5 games from the makers of You Don't Know Jack and each one can be controlled by any smart device, phone, tablet, or laptop.
  • When the game starts a code is displayed on the screen and then you go to on your device enter the code and then you are ready to play. It works really well.
  • They have the classic YDKJ game that is 1-4 players, then Fibbage, Word spud, and Drawful that are 1-8 and finally Lie Swatter 1-100 players.
  • I had about 10 people over and we played a couple of the games and really enjoyed it.
  • Lie swatter is the easiest, on the screen a statement appears and then you choose if it's a lie or truth.
  • Fibbage was really cool. You are given a statement with a blank somewhere in the text and then you have 30 seconds to put in a word for the blank that is a lie that you think someone will choose.  Then it takes those lies and puts them on the screen with the correct answer and you choose.  The game then shows what each player chose and if they chose your lie you get extra points. 
  • This is a great party game since everyone has a smart phone so it's easy to setup and explain.
  • It on the Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC
Shadow of Mordor
  • I never finished this game so I went back and played for a couple of hours and it's hooked me again. 
  • The game is just pure fun and it gets better as you gain abilities and it makes you feel truly powerful, although I still die and fail missions so that does keep the nemesis system interesting.
 Far Cry 4, Assasins Creed Unity, Dragon Age Inquisition, MCC
  • What is wrong with the big releases this year.  They have all had issues and it's pretty annoying.
  • They did release a patch to fix Far Cry 4's stuttering issue and it's mostly fixed but I still notice a few microstutters and it seems they've downgraded the graphics a bit.
  • A fourth patch for AC unity releases today so maybe I'll finally get a chance to play that.
  • They released a Dragon Age patch last week that broke parts of the game.  I didn't have any issues before but now I'm just going to wait as there are reports of losing saves. 
  • I still don't think they've fixed the Master Chief collection's multiplayer issues and that's based on Halo which always launched with great online play. 
  • I think this game is finally fixed although the free PSN+ version is still missing.
  • They added the patch that enabled dynamic weather and that is really cool.
  • I setup a race in the rain and the effects were really cool and the water would puddle up on the road which did affect tire traction. 
New Releases - Still quite a few releases.  Elite: Dangerous a space shooter is finally coming out and Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes on PC. 


Elite: Dangerous (download)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (download)
Lisa (download)
SunAge: Battle for Elysium (download)
bit Dungeon II (download)
Clash of Puppets (download)
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Final Edition (download - $15)
Rime Berta (download)
Marvin's Mitterns (download)

PlayStation 4

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Tetris Ultimate (download)
Loadout (download - free-to-play)
Super Mega Baseball (download)

Xbox One

Tetris Ultimate (download)
Kalimba (download)

PlayStation 3

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Super Mega Baseball (download)

Wii U

Meme Run (download)
Blok Drop x Twisted Fusion (download)


Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD (download)

Nintendo 3DS

Toys vs. Monsters (download)

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