Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey may be somewhat familiar as it explores a similar theme to those already covered in Super Mario Bros where Super Mario has to save Princess Peach from Bowser. The game though unravels in a completely new open world. Unlike in previous games the emphasis in on exploring rather than collecting. There are also many secrets and puzzles that need to be procured. The world is new and exciting with many places containing many opportunities for discoveries. There are temples, caves or space station. All these spaces are gigantic.
This time Mario is equipped with additional powers that are contained all in his cap with which he can control various creatures. He also has various moves as well as persona at his disposal. He can shoot or fly. He can triple jump as well as wall-jump.
In Super Mario Odyssey Mario’s first task is to recover Odyssey that allows Mario to chase after Bowser with the help of Power Moons that can restore it. They need to defeat Broodals and confront Bowser. Eventually, Bowser remains stranded on the moon, but this doesn’t mean that Mario won Peach who leaves with Cappy and Tiara.
Super Mario Odyssey is based on previous games such as Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. As Mario accomplishes objectives to obtain Power Moons. There is a required minimum number that is needed to be able to accomplish other objectives as well as necessary achievements. This is the only way that Odyssey can be powered up. Mario’s cap also can be used as a weapon when thrown at objects, enemies or various characters. Even though Mario collects coins that are also taken from his if he suffers in some way or dies.
Super Mario Odyssey for the first time uses HD Rumble that imitates various physical experiences such as vibrations of a ship or movements of objects. When we are close to finding a treasures vibrations indicate if we are heading in the right direction.
Mario impresses with its stunning performance and rendition of locations and worlds, music and the vast amount of secrets in each kingdom.
Super Mario Odyssey is available for Switch.
Call of Duty WW2
Call of duty WW2 is part of Call of Duty: World at War released in 2008 and begins with the invasion of Normandy by American troops. Ronald “Red” is a member of an American squad. As the army is decimated survival becomes almost impossible.
The squad subsequently infiltrates the German garrison in Paris, takes over a German occupied hotel and then defends an important bridge. After that the squad is divided into two groups one is to attack and the other cover them. There is a sudden attack by Germans and one member, Turner is wounded and platoon has to escape. Germans manage to surround the platoon and Turner dies while covering his team’s escape. The platoon liberates concentration camps hoping to find Zusman who was captured by Germans. They manage to find him and as was ends they return to the US.
Call of Duty WW2 includes a zombie mode that is an army created when Germans face the defeat and create an army that is undead. Players can play as advance players or casual. This mode also involves fighting various hordes and a creature that has Klaus in its body. The platoon frees Klaus, who is then repossessed by another force and explodes.
Call of Duty WW2 also contains a short spy mission, multi-player mode and other typical modes that are part of the war and involve missions where attackers need to accomplish goals such as getting fuel or defending tanks while they are being attacked.
Call of Duty WW2 also has an interactive part of the game is the ability to get mail that includes mail that falling from the sky or playing with other players and being able to contact them. Weapons can be tested while old classic games are also available.
The chaos that erupts is part of other missions. Players can meet where they accomplish missions both as invaders and defenders. The same weapons can be used but along with missions, new weapons are available.
The game is available for PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
Destiny 2 follows the events of Destiny 1 with many already confirmed improvements also in the stories. The characters in Destiny 2 pertain to Destiny 1 characters. In the same way, players need to choose a class. Destiny 2 follows the attempt to capture the Earth by amphibians. The Guardians defend the Earth.
The elements introduced in the Destiny 1 find its resolution in Destiny 2. The difference in the gameplay involves the way we play the characters, as it is an open world game. It is a multi-player first person shooter game that involves role-playing elements.
With the last humans destroyed by Ghaul who leads the Red Legion, humans have to escape. The Earth needs to be retaken with the help of Guardians and humans scattered around the world.
In Destiny 2 the players need to create a Guardian that is either Tytan Warlock or Hunter and need to learn new skills. With these new skills, characters can have more achievements. The weapons have more capabilities and different effects. They have kinetic, energetic or power capabilities. There are new locations where missions will take place, but there will also be underground locations. Destiny 2 has been tested before the launch.
In Destiny 2 many new locations such as snowy mountains or icy churches provide exciting environments. There are also various medieval as well as icy worlds. Plaguelands that involve many puzzles and secrets need to be patrolled. Players choose their own modes of fighting, maps as well as rules. They can also assemble the weapons in their own way and pick their own fights. Destiny 2 is far more engaging for those who are already familiar with the episodes of Destiny 1.
Players can change the world in Destiny 2 while they can also explore Saturn, Jupiter, as well as the dead part of Europe. They can also create new clans. The game’s biggest world is Saturn. All places and worlds have their own story parts.
Destiny 2 launches on 6 September for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Splatoon 2 will captivate those who liked Splatoon 1 as well as those who like playing with paint rather than just shooting. Splatoon 2 is a multiplayer shooter game for the control of the territory through paint splashing a designated area.
In Splattoon 2 Inklings undertake a humanoid form. Control the territory is achieved through painting your map as well as battle. Your guns will fire with paint although the new weapons have new capabilities such as split dualities, but there are also new arenas. There will also be new modified levels along with new movements such as Dodge Roll. There is also more than one weapon available along with Switch Pro Controler although Joy Con controller is also available. Weapons will also have gyroscopic sensors that makes it easier to aim. If players shoot their own team they can swim or hide from enemies.
Splatoon 2 has new and improved features. There are Octarians as well as Squid Sister Callie. There are new Moray Towers and new weapons such as Brella that is an umbrella-like gun. It also has a wider range of clothing options.
Fights involve taking control of the tower or weapons. These and other types of activities allows for gaining levels and advancement.
Different types of color splashing is obtained through weapons, gears, and moves. Teams battle to change their status enabling proceeding through the game.
Abilities can be removed by Murches while shops offer devices that improve chances of winning. SplatNet 2 allows for keeping in touch with other players. Even though Splatoon 2 is a multiplayer game, it also offers options for a single player. Splatoon 2 can be watched on 4k TV, but it can also be played just on Switch.
Splatoon 2 launches for Nintendo Switch only on July 21.
Valkyria Revolution revolves around the conflict between Ruzhien and Jutland country in Europa. Ruzhien country became powerful mainly strategically, raising to prominence after discovering the azure mineral Ragnite that provides energy, contributes to development while also possessing magical properties. In this brutal world, citizens take revenge for the injustice they experience. As Ruzhien fights Jutland, its opposition leads to a fight. It all starts with provocation by so called The Five Traitors, beginning with a kidnapping that results in a war. This RPG game is also a strategic game that is based on Valkyria Chronicles. It is full of magic and various devices such as freezing. It is also full of political infighting. Above these two countries is Valkyria.
Valkyria Revolution has many battles that require strategic planning, although it is possible to also influence the fight through changing the behavior of those involved. Certain emotions can influence positively or negatively the outcome of the battle.
Valkyria Revolution has too many character dispositions who explain their choices regarding engaging or not engaging in the battle along with various twists and turns.
There are various types of attacks available and many devices that can be used to attack the enemy through various surprises, spreading fear or other ways of ambush as well as make soldiers focus on certain things.
Although Valkyria Revolution may have not much in common with Valkyria Chronicles, its good aspects involve music by Yasunori Mitsuda.
Valkyria Revolution is available from Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita and Xbox One.
In Little Nightmares girl called Six is trapped in the strange world of Maw, where sick and powerful creatures reside. Previously called Hunger by Tansier studio it was changed to reflect the world of shadows and all that reminds of nightmares. Six wakes up in the world of The Maw, where she also travels. All we know about her is that she has been kidnapped. Now she needs to get out of this world as quickly as possible. There are five levels of this world that reminds of an underwater ship. She is haunted by creatures along with everything else that tries to devour or destroy her.
This puzzle game can be solved with the help of the environment. The Maw presents itself as little child’s nightmare. All elements seem to be high shown in a dim lighting. Grown ups that appear in the game are much taller and quicker than Six. She passes through places often associated with nightmares, just as other creatures are passing by as well. Six is escaping the dangers that are part of her environment of which she is captive. We can see the inhabitants in the world that slowly draws us inside its mysterious grasp.
There are many elements in Little Nightmares where we need to make our own guesses what is going on, as there are many strange elements that are not obvious. Even though we observe the action in 2D the action is in 3D.
Little Nightmares game combines puzzle and storytelling. One of its greatest appeals are the graphics. The artistic values of Little Nightmares enhance the environment of childhood fears that overpowers Six. Other elements of this game involve metaphors as well as meaning. When we pass through the rooms of Little Nightmares we become aware of the situation that Six has to deal with along with predators moving through the property. The Maw itself is distorted especially when viewed from the child’s point of view. The structures of the Maw in Little Nightmares can be used as well as built.
The only way to get out of the world of Little Nightmares is jumping through platforms. Also, environmental puzzles need to be solved. Six has to avoid confrontation with her opponents, only passing through seamlessly without drawing attention.
Little Nightmares is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 28.04.2017
Persona 5 unveils puzzles that need to be solved provided through features in form of palaces, castles or pyramids containing enemies.
Persona 5 is a role-playing game, where the main character is falsely accused of an assault and transferred to the fictional Shujin Academy. It takes place in Tokyo that has specific weather patterns influencing human behavior. There are also other events as well as activities that have their significance in the game. Relationships that are symbolized by arcanas with systems that need to be developed as well as improved.
The main protagonist is thrown out of school after he tries to help a woman being assaulted by a well-known politician. He is then forced to use a supernatural mobile app where he has to reform the city by stealing the emotional trigger of their behavior. He is transferred into another reality called Metaverse, where he can access other people’s subconscious state of mind and battle evil in society. He is also joined by his friends and learn about secret conspiracies behind the scenes. It turns out that Metaverse has been infiltrated by a politician who wants to become a prime minister.
The battle seems to be lost just as they receive an unexpected help from the politician’s son wanting to take revenge on his father. They are able to help other imprisoned residents while revealing the true identity of other characters such as Igor, Caroline, and Justine. They also defeat other impostors and Morganas that control humanity while releasing their desire for freedom.
Other protagonists represent various types of characteristic and vices. Skills and abilities can be mixed in the same way that personas can be mixed. There are various Metaverse dungeons that are not typical dungeons as they involve jumping across the walls when trying to leave.
In Persona 5 it is possible to negotiate with enemies while using their weaknesses. What distinguishes this game are interactions with other protagonists. These elements enhance the serious themes that the game explores. Most elements are unique, but there are parts where players can return called Mementos or deeper levels where Personas can be found and fused as well as where side missions can be performed. These missions also involve triggering changes in enemies for rewards. There are also other characters in Mementos that need to be changed.
The main character engages in various work and leisure activities as well as participates in social life. Apart from these activities, he explores dungeons that relate to the story as well as represent some suppressed psyches.
Persona 5 also allows for the exploration of various districts of Tokyo. All elements are designed to improve skills throughout challenges especially that the game offers many opportunities for replayability while they will not be easily forgotten. The game’s complexity also involves some 100 hours of playability. Its popularity spread beyond Japan.
Persona 5 has been released for PS4 gaming console. In the future the game is expected to be also released on PC.
Those who own PS Vita can enjoy not only games on the run, being able to play games wherever they are, they also have at their disposal many PS Vita apps. Many of them come already preinstalled, such as Welcome Park, Skype or Facebook. You can also watch movies on PS Vita through Netflix.
Applications that deserve attention are also Foursquare and Flickr that contain many features that enhance their usability for many other reasons as well. They are both great social media applications. Four Square is known for providing good practical information to its users while it is also a great source of traffic to those who list their businesses. Flickr is about sharing photographs, being known for delivering high-quality traffic.
Another interesting application is augmented reality, Ar Card Vita. There is also Twitter and Youtube.
Foursquare enables finding locations as well as other practical information. It is an excellent city guide, where it is easy to find things people are looking for on the go. It is especially useful for finding places to eat or visit.
Those who are involved in social media find Foursquare especially useful, as it allows exposure, as those who like particular services or places may vote for them.
Foursquare is utilized in various location-based social marketing applications as well. It is also useful for advertisers who have benefited from location-based advertising that experienced growth.
These aspects have also been utilized in Facebook, where users can provide details of their locations.
Due to its popularity, Flickr is also beneficial for those who use it, giving those who have their images more exposure and enabling traffic to a website.
PS Vita apps are more than just apps and can be used for many purposes. Traffic creation is often one of them.
Mass Effect Andromeda
In Mass Effect Andromeda we follow the events of Mass Effect 2 taking place in the Andromeda Galaxy. The player has the opportunity to visit various places and races established by Milky Way inhabitants.
Mass Effect Andromeda is a popular open world game where fantasy meets action. The player discovers races, cultures, and various sites while trying to reach Andromeda Galaxy. These new races include Asari, Turians, Krogans and Salarians. We can take the role of Alec Ryder’s children to explore Andromeda Galaxy on Tempest.
The team will be made up of Milky Way inhabitants and other races from Galaxy Andromeda. Their goal is to establish new bases, having the ship Nexus as well as four other ships. The main task is to find a new home for everyone while battling the enemy race ketty that stirs up troubles.
In Mass Effect Andromeda tools allow for changing levels where battles will be held. There is also a greater choice in relation to the roles that can be more unique. There are also more interesting characters that are based on real people as well as voices.
The new Andromeda is to have many additional stories, mods and new options of operating around the better environments.
The player will be able to scan the space, get new weapons along with crafting one’s own armor in order to colonize Andromeda.
Mass Effect Andromeda is to be released for PS4, Xbox One PC in March 2017.
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV takes place in the world of Eos divided into three continents Lucis, Crystal and Accordo. All countries are controlled by Niflheim. Noctis is the heir to the Lucian throne.
There are also guardians who participate, but are not involved in human affairs. Only Noctis can be controlled by the player, although other characters can help in fighting. He has many special skills at his disposal, including magic swords.
Militaristic Niflheim ruled by Emperor Ledolas Aldercapt is fighting Lucis. Almost all of Eos is under its dominion. Lucis uses the Wall as protection, because its energy defends the kingdom, but eventually drains the king. Noctis, who is the heir to the Lucian throne travels together with Gladiolus Amicitia, bodyguard Ignis, Scientia and Prompto Argentum to Altissia, where Noctis is to marry his fiance, Lunafreya Nox Fleuret.
During their journey, Niflheim steals one of the remaining crystals. King Regis, Lunafreya and Noctis are in danger and Noctis travels to Ardy to retrieve the Crystal.
Lunafreya tries to get help. She contacts the Astrals but is now dying. Noctis manages to reach the Crystal, touches it and becomes transported to the spirit realm. When Lucis comes back he sacrifices his life to purge the Deamons from the world.
This long awaited game offers spells, teleportation, countless battles and a huge open world that is also quite realistic.
FFXV has been developed for PS4 and Xbox One. It is an open world game with the world that can be explored on foot.