The return of the playlist, having a rough week? Then just relax and listen to this 5 songs chosen by us.
Z-Nation, The Walking Dead, iZombie… The brain-eaters abominations are definitely “in” these days and there are unfortunately quite a lot titles who try to ride the wave, and fail.
But fear not, State of Decay : Year One – the deluxe edition of the 2013 version – does not fall in that category.
State of Decay : Year One is a mix of different gameplays : a sandbox game where you’ll have to fight horde of zombies to survive, a RPG where you can loot and equip better weapons and tools and finally a resource management/strategy game where you’ll have to build a HQ with its relevant upgrades (sleeping quarters, defenses, dining hall…)… and manage your fellow brothers in arms.
That’s the whole originality of the game and one of its strongest aspects : the other survivals. You’ll have to save some, sacrifice some, take them on loot expeditions and also make sure their morale is holding up by addressing their problems. It doesn’t sound that exciting but it clearly helps to build enough emotion for you to care.
Think GTA but with looting – you’ll find a lot of cars on the road and you’ll have to be careful about the fuel and their damage – the rest of the time, just make sure you hit the head.
Here is a short gameplay video :
It has its flaws, quite a few graphical bugs here and there, but its definitely worth your time. Check it out.
Our Geek Artist of the Week is Ingrid Aspöck.
Ingrid Aspöck is from Austria and works as a freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer. We’ve chosen her for her tribute to the 80’s with these cute christmas cards.
Click here to read the the full edition of this Amazing Spiderman for the 9/11 attacks.
Here it is, the geek playlist number 13 featuring: Beirut, Air, Neon Indian, AFI & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
It’s not very often that we make a playlist only with electronic music, this week we felt like doing so, enjoy it while it lasts !
It’s been 13 years since the Mortal Kombat franchise was born and the tenth episode of the series, sequel to the 2011 one, has been given to NetherRealm Studios.
We’ve given this last instalment a test and here’s our review.
It looks great. That’s the first impression you get as soon as you fire up the game… You can tell there’s been a lot of work into graphic design as it’s really quite a pleasure to watch : from the detailed characters to the diverse background environments. And one of the best optimized games of 2015, loading times are ridiculously fast.
The menu offers quite a few classic gameplay options : one player story mode, the classic columns fights, two players and online. There’s also the Crypt, where you’ll be able to unlock fatalities, art work, characters via accumulated points but you can also spend some cash if you’re feeling lazy.
Let’s face it, fighting game’s stories are usually pretty weak and Mortal Kombat X is no exception… Something about the dark forces invading the earth that you’ll have to stop. On a positive note, you’ll get to play with different characters through each chapter. On a negative note, the cut-scenes are crazy long and packed with QTE events (love them or hate them) that you’ll just probably end up skipping.
But the fighting… Man, the fighting! Feels awesome, each character has tons of combos, brutalities, fatalities and specific fighting styles. You can really feel the difference between each one, maybe more than any other fighting game out there. NetherRealm Studios. has really learned its lessons from “Injustice: Gods Among Us” by adding those special moves that launch a small gruesome cut-scene with the “X-Ray Effect”, too bad they become a bit repetitive as each character only has one.
Check out our gameplay video :
We had a great time playing Mortal Kombat X – Not the game of the year, and sure, a bit repetitive if you’re not playing with a friend but still a good game!