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Diablo III: The Necromancer

Patch 2.6.0 has arrived for Diablo III and with it comes the mighty Necromancer. A spell caster with much faster game play than the other classes.  To play the new Necromancer class you will need to buy the Rise of the Necromancer pack available here.

Coming with the new class are new items, zones and bounties as well as a new type of rift.

Challenge Rifts are dungeons to play with friends and other players alike.  The new zones are The Moors and The Temple of the Firstborn available to explore from Act 2. Players will now find new dungeon sets for gear as well. Diablo

 

Reasons I love FFXV

Final Fantasy XV is a masterpiece. We can all agree on that, I know. After finally getting my hands on a copy (and on a PS4 again) I have decide to list all the reasons why I, and you, love the latest game so much.

  1. The story!

Following a darker and more realistic theme than the previous games, Square Enix built the story with likeable and realistic characters. Following Noctis and his friends, you start to learn more about what makes each of them so memorable. Each of the relationships can be developed through campfire talks, runs on the beach and driving around. And that is before we move on to the main story line. If you haven’t completed it yet, what are you waiting for? As per every Final Fantasy game made, be prepared to fall in love, cry and then have your heart broken as events unfold in the world.

2. The graphics

Following Square Enix’s history of providing graphical masterpieces, FF XV is just the latest in a long line of visually impressive games. Finally bringing the beauty of it’s cinematics to the gameplay of FF XV, this game is stunning all around. With seamless play throughout the open world, the extent to the detail is difficult to believe considering the general lack of loading screens.

  3. Combat

The combat has become a fluid active time style, similar to that of FF Type-O and Kingdom Hearts. Moving away from the traditional turn based combat of it’s older games, Square Enix has provided an active and variable combat system. The ability to choose weapons, magic and which powers your team use gives players the opportunity to adapt the game to their style of play.

4. Links to the past

Our favourite Final Fantasy re-occurrence happens in the form of Cid. This beloved character appears in every Final Fantasy albeit in a different form each time. In X he was an Albhed uncle, a pilot in VII, a headmeaster in VIII and a doctor in XII.  Chocobos and moogles also make another appearance. Gilgamesh is a recurring boss in the series – being fought in FF V as well. And then there are some easter eggs such as Ramuh’s staff head being that of Ixion – the thunder aeon from FFX.

5.  The game doesn’t stop just because the main story does.

One of my pet peeves about previous FF games is never being able to go back and do all those side quests I missed whilst avidly pursuing the main story line. This game however has some cool features to solve this. Firstly you have the option to continue the game in “Chapter 15” once the main story is complete. The other way is to go back using Umbra your dog, so you can go back to complete sidequests but then essentially teleport back to where you were in the course of the main story whenever you sleep.

6. DLC

The game doesn’t stop now. With DLC coming out for Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis, the fun hasn’t stopped. I have high expectations for these DLC and look forward to finding out more about these characters!

Destiny 2 coming to a PC near you

Bungie has announced that Destiny 2 will be arriving on PC as well as on Xbox One and PS4. The game which was previously console only now move onto a level playing ground with competing FPS/MMO’s such as The Division which is already available on PC.

Blizzard announce Starcraft Remaster

The original Starcraft game is set to be remastered this year by Blizzard. The game turned 19 years old earlier this year. Not only will we be seeing the campaign we fell in love with turn to 4K Ultra HD graphics but we can continue to battle online against players in the competitive mode.

The game isn’t just seeing a visual update of it’s previous graphics, but will also include new illustrations to help us relive the stories of Lieutenant Sarah Kerrigan and Praetor Fenix and our other favourite characters.

There have been no mentions of changing the game in anyway but revamping the audio and graphics. We hope it stays this way, as the original story and gameplay is the reason to go back. The original Starcraft game is currently free for those interested in reminding themselves why they love Starcraft or for those looking to see why they should.

Ghost Recon Wildlands – stop kicking my team members

Having played Ghost Recon since closed beta, I have found one thing to be absolutely clear – it is meant to be played as a team. If this wasn’t made obvious by the fact it is simply more enjoyable in a team, the constant reminders to find a public match when I do attempt to play my campaign solo gives it away.

And whilst a public match should solve all my solo campaign woes of uncooperative AI and it being a little less stealthy, there are a few glaring problems in the way.

a) If I do join a public match, I don’t have to play with the other player(s). And they don’t have to play with me. You have the option to continue with separate missions whilst on the same map. Or the other player is AFK waiting for someone to join their match and you end up having to look for a new one.

b) If the player(s) is inclined to work as a team, unless all team members have a headset and microphone coordination is incredibly difficult. And when playing on elite difficulty, coordination is incredibly important.

c) If we get past points a) and b), there is still a high chance that the server will decided to play havoc with the team. Whether this is the loading screens to get into a team game or the random kicking of team members which results in the loss of a player mid raid on the Unidad, losing a member can severely hamper progress – especially when playing raid missions.

Starting to see the problem now?

And so the Ubisoft servers strike again. Being lucky enough to have three dedicated friends willing to team up with me, I have only had to deal with public matchmaking a few times. However, we have had more than a few missions failed when team members are kicked from the server for no reason. Whilst it is easy to keep going on the lower difficulties, once you are playing on advanced and elite a prepared and coordinated team makes all the difference in completing the campaign.

 

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