James Davenport, Editor: I think a Star Wars flavored game about collecting different colors of Stormtrooper armor would be great. Warp the shape a bit, make the eye slots bigger, maybe even smaller. Half of my interest in Star Wars is purely visual, anchored to cool space people in cool space outfits. Give me a gun, put me behind cover, and let me dress nice. Do what The Division could never do and get me invested in my little guy beyond what kinda numbers they're packing. The Division 2 is gorgeous and feels great in the hands, but it's a truly shit fiction wrapped in faded jeans and tactical vests with 100 pockets. Nothing about it is cool. Star Wars, as much as I get peeved about repackaged nostalgia, is at least nice to look at and listen to. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
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You'll play as a student attending Hogwarts in the late 1800s, attending classes and learning magic alongside other students. "You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic," the studio says. "Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic." … [Read more...] about Hogwarts Legacy—everything we know so far about the wizarding RPG
Perk 3 has a slightly lower power level so it’s a bit less down to the meta as to which one you choose. I personally prefer Amped, because when using two primary weapons like a Sniper and Assault Rifle it’s hugely beneficial to be able to switch between the two guns quickly. It’s saved me from death multiple times. Alternatively, Battle Hardened is also a nice one – it minimises the impact of enemy flashbangs and stunners, as well as stopping niche situations like gas grenades and snapshot grenades. Finally, Tracker can be a really strong option, especially late in the game, when you’re trying to hunt down the last of your foes to clinch that Warzone Victory. … [Read more...] about Best Warzone loadouts and top class setups
The Borderlands games aren't somewhere I expect to see a sensitive portrayal of mental illness. They're full of kooky, "crazy" characters who rant about turning you into their pain-puppet, so hearing a solid bit of mental health advice mid-quest was a surprise. I did not expect that, or the parts where it talks about the value of therapy and the sidequest to transform Krieg's memory of his old cell into a safe internal happy place by redecorating it. … [Read more...] about The best parts of Borderlands 3 are hidden in its DLC
Optic: None Muzzle: Flash Cone 12 Ga Barrel: 24.8” Task Force Body: Ember Sighting Point (or Mounted Flashlight) Magazine: Stanag 12 Rnd Tube Handle: None Stock: Marathon Stock So, we’re going with a maximised salvage and equipment drop rate in this loadout, which is massively beneficial throughout the game but especially in later rounds. The more salvage you get, the easier it is to armour up, upgrade your gun rarity, and buy killstreaks. Basically, you want as much gear as possible, and the bonuses from other attachments don’t make as much of a difference. That’s why the flashlight is here, as well as the 12-round Tube magazine to minimise reload requirements. We want speed too, so our Marathon Stock will stack really well with things like Stamin-Up to get us moving around the map faster. … [Read more...] about Cold War Zombies: Best loadout, weapons and field upgrades