EA have released the announce trailer for Medal of Honor Warfighter, the next installment in the series which went modern in their last game, Medal of Honor. You’ll once again be returning to the modern battlefield playing as Tier 1 soldiers and taking on the dangerous PETN. Here’s the blurb straight from EA:
Medal of Honor is back and once again puts you in the boots of today’s most precise and disciplined warriors. This time however, you’re going global. Powered by Frostbite 2, Medal of Honor Warfighter delivers an aggressive, gritty, and authentic experience that puts gamers in the boots of today’s most precise and disciplined warriors in an up close and personal look at today’s battlefield and the fight against the ongoing global terror threat. Inspired by actual events, and written by Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas. When an extremely deadly explosive (PETN) penetrates civilian borders, Preacher and his fellow teammates are sent in to solve the problem.
I’m stood next to a rather fetching woman with a large staff in her hands as we both look on at the darkspawn coming at us in the clearing. I, a warrior, lunge in and attack the first wave using a range of powerful skills whilst my sister Bethany, a mage, supports me with blasts of ice and balls of flame. The darkspawn are no match for our combined superiority.
Then, a large roar…a troll appears at one of the entrances to the clearing and charges us both. We eventually take him down, once again with ease. Unfortunately we are now surrounded by darkspawn wondering what to do…in the background a large dragon opens her wings and swoops down towards us, fire pouring from her mouth…then it goes black. Continue Reading
EA’s new shooter, sequel to the 2007 Crysis and Crysis Warhead, was released last week and this is the first in the series to offer a competitive online mode, and it’s great fun.
I haven’t yet experienced the single player of Crysis 2, simply because I’ve been so excited about the multiplayer (hence that comes first!), especially after playing the PC demo which gave you access to two maps and two game modes from the full game (the same as the previously released Xbox 360 demo, except with one different map). In the demo, you could also access the basic classes; Assault; Scout; Sniper and; Gunner which were basic, but like in popular shooters they give you access to items/guns you may not have unlocked yet. Continue Reading
I have played through the Dragon Age 2 Demo in anticipation of the release of the game this Friday and you know what it is pretty good. Deciding to try something a little different to the normal selection of the Warrior class I decided to give the Rogue class a go. Especially with the rumours going round that it has been much improved upon since the first game and its expansion.
Incredibly Bioware have made the class a hell of a lot of fun to play. The amazing killing moves and the fluidity of the combat made every fight during the short demo incredibly fun and although you would think the class would be underpowered when compared to the likes of the Warrior and Mage it felt like it belonged there. As someone who feels compelled to play as the Warrior because of my play style I will have to think very hard about which class I choose to play as upon release of the game.
Along with the improved combat the new art direction is definately a lot better, it feels so much crisper than in Dragon Age Origins. The new dialogue is also much improved and seeing your character speak makes the conversations more involving, although the demo didn’t have a lot of dialogue what it did have seemed to work well. I very much look forward to seeing it in action in the full game but unfortunately because of the changes to the dialogue system being so similar to Mass Effect I can definately see some players put off by this. I think though that ifBioware have managed to implement it well in the game then they could easily put aside player’s fears.
I have put together a small video showing me playing as the Rogue and showing off some of the skills and powers that were granted to the player in the demo. You can view this below:
An exciting set of news today focusing mainly on the upcoming FPS Homefront and World of Warcraft gets played by a man waving his arms around using Kinect. Welcome to the first Hot Press of 2011…enjoy!
A dedicated Homefront:
Kaos, the studio behind upcoming FPS Homefront, have announced that there will be dedicated servers in multiplayer for their game on the PC, 360 and PS3 with support of up to 32 players whilst also providing the opportunity for PC players to set up their own local servers. They believe that dedicated servers are vital for games providing large scale online multiplayer experiences as they reduce the amount of lag, support more players and are more reliable than games which rely on being hosted by a local player. Jeremy Greiner, the Community Manager for Kaos had this to say in a recent interview to CVG.com:
Two big pieces of news today of which one will surely be a sigh of relief for PC gamers and among all of that we have some smaller bits of news to digest too!
Microsoft’s Windows 8 to be at the forefront of a new approach to PC gaming?
It all started with Microsoft’s recent overhaul of the Games for Windows Marketplace and then the announcement of a new Age of Empires, a new Flight Simulator and Fable 3 coming to the PC. It all points to Microsoft taking on a new approach to PC gaming which has just been bolstered once again by the hiring of Voodoo PC founder Rahul Sood as General Manager for System Experience. Rahul has previously been very outspoken about Microsoft’s attitude towards PC gaming when Microsoft cancelled their cross platform plans to connect the Xbox 360 and PC in multiplayer.