Mario + Rabbids: The Game We All Judged, but Shouldn’t Have

Growing up you’re always told, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Don’t look at something and make an assumption about the overall quality by one small piece of information that you have. You’re going to miss out on a lot of great things if you do that. Sometimes that first piece of information you have isn’t enough to really make a solid judgment on … Continue reading Mario + Rabbids: The Game We All Judged, but Shouldn’t Have

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India Endgame Showcases Everything Good About the Series

The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series doesn’t really get the credit that I think it deserves. The series, which started as announced DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Unity ended up spinning into its own trilogy of games. The three stories link together to tell a story first set up in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. At the end of Ezio’s life he has a box that he gives to Shao Jun, a member of the Chinese order of Assassin’s. That box ends up being the centerpiece of this three game series and sees it going through history from where it started in Renaissance Italy to where it ended up in revolutionary Russia around the time of the first World War.

The games themselves are side scrolling stealth platformers that I think capture the feel of the Assassin’s Creed series pretty well. They put a premium on stealth and you’ll find that if you try to brute force your way through them you’ll end up dead more times than not. However, if you play the games the way Assassin’s typically act you’ll find they handle themselves pretty well. Each of the three main characters feels just different enough from the others and they each have a part of the franchise that they seem to highlight more than the others.

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Wii U Launch Game ZombiU Coming To PS4/Xbox One

ZombiU was one of the more heralded launch games for the system that was designed to immerse you in a zombie survival experience like no game had before it. We covered the game, and even did a multi-part playcast on the game that you can check out. Ubisoft has announced that the game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 18th. … Continue reading Wii U Launch Game ZombiU Coming To PS4/Xbox One

Nintendo Download: Week of July 16th, 2015

Blaster MasterIt’s a day late, but still we’ll get you all the news about Nintendo Downloads we can. Another week with no high profile game releases on Nintendo platforms. Blaster Master hits the Virtual Console on Wii U. Ubisoft drops the price of games like Rayman Origins by 75%. I highly recommend checking out Child of Light. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold gets a demo this week. If you’re interested in first person dungeon crawling give that a look.

Splatoon Splatfest happens this week. Starting today and running through tomorrow evening. Pick a team and battle it out in a turf war for the ages.

Head past the break for all the details on what you can pick up this week in the eShop on Wii U and 3DS.

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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Will Not Have a Companion App

And that’s a good thing. Ubisoft’s official reason behind why their upcoming game won’t have any sort of second screen companion app is: “For Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience.” The better reason. It was dumb. It didn’t do anything to actually enhance the game or make it a better experience. All it did was frustrate … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Will Not Have a Companion App

Ubisoft Give E3 Time; New AAA Game Won’t Be There

Today, we finally learned about Nintendo’s E3 plans however, they weren’t the only company to talk about E3 plans. Rayman and Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft has also revealed their conference time. The Ubisoft conference will be held Monday, June 15th at 3 PM PDT.  They’ve given no details about what they’ll be showing however we can probably expect to see Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Yesterday during … Continue reading Ubisoft Give E3 Time; New AAA Game Won’t Be There

Ubisoft Shows Off First Footage of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

AC Syndicate Box ArtUbisoft held a live stream earlier today where they officially unveiled the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It’s called Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. It takes place in Victorian Era London and stars a brother and sister named Jacob and Evie Frye.

Ubisoft began by admitting they made some misteps with the development and release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, going so far as to say parts of the game were just bad. Development of this new game is being headed up by a new studio, Ubisoft Quebec. They are taking over the reins from Ubisoft Montreal, though as with any game in the series, a large number of the companies studios are working on the project.

New elements of the game include Jacob’s primary weapon, the kukri. It’s a blade similar to a machete (which will feel familiar to anyone who played Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry) that was created in Nepal. Also new is Jacob’s rope launcher. According to the developer he’ll be able to use this weapon to scale buildings in seconds and zipline over huge gaps in the environment. At one point they showed him jumping off a building, firing the zipline out and then landing on an enemy on a rooftop below him. The last new weapon they showed off was the hallucinogenic dart. When Jacob or Evie fire these off they will put out a huge cloud of gas that will cause anyone caught within its radius to go temporarily insane and fight even their closest allies. It’s very similar to the darts that have been in the most recent game, though it seems to have more of an effect and be able to affect more people at once.

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