Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Week Ahead!

The summer gaming drought has pretty much ended, and the games are starting to pick up, with both the PS4 and the Wii U getting some long-awaited exclusives this week. A calm before the storm, perhaps, as September has got a huge lineup of games to unleash once it comes around.

Coming to North America on Tuesday and Europe on Friday is Until Dawn, a PS4 exclusive that was originally going to be  made for the PlayStation Move before Sony released what a terrible decision that would be. Until Dawn follows 8 friends that explore an abandoned house in which 2 twin girls disappeared a year earlier (Because that's a great idea. Do horror movies not exist in this universe?) The group is quickly separated and chased by a psychotic serial killer, as expected, and you'll have to do everything in your power to survive. Although this game has the usual "choices affect how the game is played" malarkey, what is cool is that when one of your characters die, they stay dead and can't be retrieved by going back to an earlier save file, changing the outcome of the game Supermassively (That's a pun that I doubt anyone will get) All of the group can die, or they can all survive - its up to you to make those choices.

Also coming out on Friday in Europe is Wii U exclusive Devil's Third, spearheaded by Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki, with an online-only version releasing on PC. It's set in a world in which a series of collisions in the atmosphere have destroyed all satellites and caused infantry-based wars to break out between countries of the world. You play as Ivan, a tattoo-covered Russian and its your job to fight in these wars via gun and swordplay. The game is mainly third person, but turns into an FPS when guns get involved.

There's also online play, in which you can reshape the battlefield via a level editor and fight for one of two factions, or go it alone. Still, don't get too excited (Even though you probably aren't) as previews have claimed the game looks ugly, feels clunky and an unstable framerate. One to not watch.

Will you guys be playing any of these games? Tell us in the comments!

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