A Brief Analysis On The New Features Of God Of War

A Brief Analysis On The New Features Of God Of War

Sony’s E3 conference was a massive hit due to its exclusive games. One such exclusive that stood out from the rest, was God Of War. Its announcement trailer raised many an eyebrow in awe and surprise, as a result of the addition of new elements to the game.

The story goes that Kratos now lives in a distant land, away from his home. Once driven by rage and vengeance at the loss of his family, he tries to make amends with his past by raising his son Atreus. This gist aside, God Of War has roped in other features that are worth analyzing.

Atreus Is On His Own

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There will be no escort missions involving the dad and the son. Atreus needn’t be looked after and won’t be a burden to Kratos. The kid will be playing an active role in the missions and will also be helpful enough to provide more options during the game.

In one of the fights, Kratos launches a flurry of axe swings at a monster but to no avail. This is where Atreus jumps in. Knowing the situation at hand, he climbs to its shoulders and distracts it from its defensive stance. This enables the axe blows to have a positive effect. However, the final blow to the monster is done by the son instead of the father. This attack isn’t automated and the player would need to take control of Atreus for that short period of time.

The “Axe” Effect

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This time, Kratos has left his chain-swords behind and has adopted a mighty axe. The reason for this change of weaponry goes along with the story. Since, he is trying to make peace with his past, he decided to shed every bit of memory he had about him. The result of which is a changed personality, a full frown beard, and the replacement of the blades of Athena. Though the weapon has changed, the combat hasn’t. Kratos will not be having the same range of attack that he had with his blades. However, the axe will be helpful to land direct and effective hits.

A Nuanced World That Demands More Than Just Brawling

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The trailer shows Kratos face-to-face with a giant serpent. In any other God Of War game, it would have been a straight up brawl, where Kratos will barge in with blades swinging in all directions, which will be followed by a lot of bleeding. However, in this scenario, there is a conversation between them. It looks like they both had to form an uneasy alliance for a common purpose. This is a sign that the game is going to require Kratos to adapt another strategy than the usual ‘seek and destroy’. There are going to be certain areas, where Kratos needs to navigate in a different way than just rely on his past berserker skills. But, no one knows if he would stick to his new strategies for a long time. Because, there is a saying that ‘Old Habits Die Hard’.

The Finisher Is Going To Be Done By The Player

The previous God Of War games had a cinematic moment for every final takedown or finishing blow. However, those moves didn’t require the players to smash the buttons. The 2018 version will also have final takedowns, but will require the players to do a combo skill set. There are specific keys for specific attacks and players need to combine them into a combo and perform them with right timing, to execute the finisher.

That being said, these aren’t the only new features available in the new God Of War game. There would be many more and we have to wait until the game’s release next year, to find it out.

 

Gameplay Footage From Nvidia Gives You Another Reason To Play Destiny 2

Gameplay Footage From Nvidia Gives You Another Reason To Play Destiny 2

Before Bungie announced Destiny 2, the fans never expected the sequel to embrace the graphical limitations. The game was expected to be played at 30fps across all three platforms. But much to our surprise, Nvidia released a first-look trailer of Destiny 2, being played at 60fps and in 4K resolution.

The result?

Smooth and satisfying to watch.

However, it’ll stay at 30fps for the consoles. Some gamers prefer the 30fps limit, while some like to experience the 60. Regardless of the wars going on between the three platforms, it always comes down to the player’s feel and perspective.

All Game Trailers From The E3 2017 Press Conference

All Game Trailers From The E3 2017 Press Conference

he E3 2017 went live over this past weekend and many new games were revealed since then. For those who wish see the press conference videos, you can watch them at Rain Report’s Facebook page. If you wish to watch just the game trailers alone, we have listed them for you below. So, take a look.

Super Mario Odyssey

Rocket League

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Expansion Pass

Fire Emblem Warriors

Metroid Prime 4

Days Gone

Call Of Duty World War 2: Multiplayer Reveal For Ps4

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC E3 2017 trailer

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 trailer

God of War E3 2017 trailer

Detroit: Become Human E3 2017 trailer

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR E3 2017 trailer

Marvel’s Spider-Man E3 2017 trailer

Shadow of the Colossus E3 2017 trailer

Gran Turismo Sport E3 2017 trailer

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite E3 2017 trailer

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV – PlayStation VR E3 2017 trailer

Destiny 2 E3 2017 trailer

Beyond Good and Evil 2 – E3 2017 trailer

Skull and Bones E3 2017 trailer

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle E3 2017 trailer

South Park: The Fractured But Whole E3 2017 trailer

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus E3 2017 trailer

The Evil Within  2 E3 2017 trailer

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider E3 2017 trailer

Skyrim Switch E3 2017 trailer

Doom VFR E3 2017 trailer

Fallout 4 VR E3 2017 trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online E3 2017 DLC trailer

The Elder Scrolls Legends E3 2017 trailer – Heroes of Skyrim

Quake Champions E3 2017 trailer

Assassin’s Creed Origins E3 2017 trailer

Crackdown 3 – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Forza Motorsport 7 4K E3 2017 trailer

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Metro Exodus E3 2017 trailer

Cuphead E3 2017 trailer

Minecraft – 4K E3 2017 trailer

The Last Night – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Life is Strange: Before The Storm 4K E3 2017 trailer

Star Wars Battlefront 3 E3 2017 trailer

Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar E3 2017 trailer

Need for Speed Payback E3 2017 trailer

A Way Out E3 2017 trailer

FIFA 18 E3 2017 trailer

Madden 18 E3 2017 trailer

Anthem E3 2017 teaser trailer

Middle Earth: Shadow of War E3 2017 trailer

Far Cry 5 E3 2017 trailer

Destiny 2 E3 2017 trailer

NBA Live 18 E3 2017 trailer

The excitement was real with the announcement of these amazing games. The year 2018 is going to bring in a different and an immersive gaming experience, as stated by each personnel who announced their games at the conference. To watch the respective press conferences, check out our Facebook page.

 

Ubisoft’s E3 Trailer Teases Unannounced Games And An IP

Ubisoft’s E3 Trailer Teases Unannounced Games And An IP

Ubisoft has done a great deal to give its fans a taste of their upcoming games like Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed.  But, it looks like these two aren’t the only games Ubisoft has in its pipeline. There seems to be more, which will be revealed at the E3 conference.

Supporting this statement, Ubisoft has released a trailer that teases on the new titles and an IP. The IP will be saved for reveal at the press conference, which will take place on June 12. We don’t have any information on the new IP, except the fact that it’ll be a multiplayer game with “strong live operations” and will be launched in the year 2018-19.

Take a look at the trailer here.

 

Here Is How Far Cry 5’s Reveal Art Talks A Lot About The Game

Here Is How Far Cry 5’s Reveal Art Talks A Lot About The Game

Welcome to the Hope County, Montana. The location where our latest Far Cry game is being set. A few days ago, Ubisoft released an announcement teaser, that showed glimpses of beautiful sceneries with a touch of mad violence. This makes the teaser more interesting and thrilling to witness.

If you haven’t seen the teaser yet, check it out below.

Following the teaser, Ubisoft presented the teaser art which throws a few things about the game to the light.

This time you’ll need to chase and hunt down a charismatic villian who has a cult. You will get some aid in the form of planes. You can fly around in planes in the process of chasing him down. But first, let’s take a look at the art which has a strong reference to Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

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The Leader

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This guy in the middle of the picture looks to be the main villian. He is the best groomed man in the group wearing almost everything in gray, including his beard. Though we can’t deduce anything out of the other areas of his body, his neck gives away a thing or two about him. He wears something similar to a black minister’s collar, which are usually white. From the looks of it, we are looking at a man who has his followers bound by certainties and hope, but is very evil at his core.

Judas

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Let’s take a look at the guy who is seated in Judas’ position in The Last Supper. His eyes show that he is in particular unimpressed with something and reaches his hand out to the leader to demand something for a work he has done. If he is going to don the role of Judas, then he might be a good guy in this situation and an ally for us.

Fighter Planes

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There are planes in Far Cry 5 and they aren’t just any plane. They are fighter planes that carry guns and missiles. You can get to know this, if you take a closer look at the pic above. This is a pretty strong teaser for player-controlled planes in Far Cry 5, which would be a step up from the mini-helicopter featured in Far Cry 4.

The Sinner

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This captive has “Sinner” written on his back. He has been beaten down to his core and is confined with ropes. A tattoo in his left inner arm reads “Forever” and “Ghost”. Connecting these three words, we can assume that he is either a disgraced former member of this group, or a member of the opposing team who tried to stop this group from carrying out their activities but got caught. We feel the second assumption might be a good possibility than the first one.

Flags

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Generally in America, there shouldn’t be any other flag allowed to fly other than the stars and stripes. But here we’ve got another one flying, which might represent this group. You can also see a farm to the right going down in flames while flying the american colors. This makes the group’s motives clear. They are either a rebellion group who want vengence or someone who wants the society to change as per their ambitions.

On the 26th of May, Ubisoft will be doing a live worldwide reveal on Far Cry 5. It might show a lot more details on the game and this art. Stay tuned to our facebook page to watch it.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Screenshots Reveal More Than Just The Game. Read On!

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Screenshots Reveal More Than Just The Game. Read On!

Recently, we got the news that Rockstar Games will postpone Red Dead Redemption 2’s release to spring 2018. In addition to that, we got to see a few in-game screenshots. If you haven’t seen them yet, check out our earlier post.

Ever since the screenshots were revealed, fans have been analysing those images with great sense of alertness. So did my team and we found out certain hidden clues in these pictures, which might hint at certain information about the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Main Protagonist

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This character is the most prominently featured cowboy. You can see him present in almost all of the revealed screenshots. Though he might not be the only playabale character, he seems to be the person around whom most of the story revolves. His bulky outlook might point him down to be Dutch van der Linde, the leader of Marston’s gang in the last game. However, we are unsure about this.

Dual Wielding Different Weapons

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When you take a closer look at those guns in his hands, they are two different ones. This could mean, that the game would allow us to wield two different weapons in combat. Although it is hard to tell what those guns really are, we could narrow down the options to a Colt SAA and a Smith and Wesson Model 3.

The Timeline Falls In The Late 18th Century

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The guns we mentioned above was mostly used in the years 1873 to 1892, and 1869 to 1915. The images show telegraph poles and steam trains, which also date back to the late 1800s.

We Might Return To Blackwater Again

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In the left corner of the image, right above the head of the seated man, you would see the letters B,L and C. It clearly suggests the name ‘Blackwater’, with one of the pillars blocking the letter A inbetween L and C.  Blackwater is a famous location from the previous Red Dead Redemption game, which also suggests that the timeperiod might be even earlier.

These were the things that my team were able to make out from these images. However, there might be more to it than what meets the eye. These fine hidden details increases the anticipation towards the game, as we speculate on what to expect out of Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

New Screenshots From Red Dead Redemption 2 Revealed Ahead Of Its Release

New Screenshots From Red Dead Redemption 2 Revealed Ahead Of Its Release

Red Dead Redemption 2 was the most expected wild west game of this year. Fans had been speculating about its release date since day 1, which was backed up by an official release time in the fall of 2017.

But in a turn of events, Rockstar Games changed the release time to spring 2018. A specific date hasn’t been announced yet. Xbox One and PS4 will do the honors of hosting Red Dead Redemption 2, while the PC still awaits its chance. However, the company didn’t leave the fans in the dark and showed some of the screenshots from the game.

Take a look at them.

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From the looks of it, it might actually be an open world game with varied storylines to play through.

After watching movies like Django unchained, Magnificient Seven or the wild west movies of Clint Eastwood, one can say that the expecations out of Red Dead Redemption 2 are high. These screenshots tell us that the game might live more than the expectations. Until the game’s release next year, these images are something for us fans to chew on.

Middle Earth Shadow Of War’s New Trailer Is Every Reason To Look Forward For It

Middle Earth Shadow Of War’s New Trailer Is Every Reason To Look Forward For It

If you haven’t yet read about Shadow of War’s new and improvised Nemesis system, read it here. Instead of having a fixed game-flow, the Nemesis system will look to provide spontaneous storylines that are based on the decisions you make during the game.

It’s also expected to solve the open world problems, which would involve balancing the gameplay and duration of interactions with the people and structures of the open world. Adding to these massive improvements in terms of storyline and gameplay, Shadow of War will have impressive visuals too. A new trailer has been released apart from the gameplay footage, to show the power of the new visuals.

Take a look at it.

6 Reasons To Feel Excited About The Next Assassin’s Creed Game

6 Reasons To Feel Excited About The Next Assassin’s Creed Game

The latest news that we had on Assassin’s Creed, is that it is going to be titled as ‘Origins’. The location is to be set in Egypt and will have two main characters. The first image from the game surfaced online on Reddit, and it revealed one of the characters sailing a boat on a river. The gamers believe it to be, the river Nile.

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These titbits about Assassin’s Creed Origins has created a wave of excitement among its fans. But, if you think these are the only details that we can chew on, I got some news for you. There are more information on this game, to feel excited about.

Origins Is Being Made By The Team Which Made Black Flag

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Earlier, Black Flag’s director Ashraf Ismail stated that Egypt will be an interesting setting for the next AC game and he and his team were working on an unannounced project. Just as expected, the next game is set in Egypt and is titled as Origins. A reddit poster too, confirmed this piece of information.

While Black Flag had more stuff to do with the waters, Origin might focus more on the sands of the desert, especially the pyramids.

Meanwhile, The Action Will Continue In The Modern Days

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Origins will boast 21st century assassination action sequences. Though Desmond isn’t with us anymore, the battle will rage on in the present day, in one form or the other. These sequences will involve the modern day world, buildings, weapons, people and structures. An assassin who is a deadly sniper, would seem to be the highest possibility of being our protagonist. Air assassinations will have an entire different meaning now. The very thought of it, boils the blood in excitement.

Many Historical Time Periods

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This is an interesting addition to the game. Designing and managing the environment for many timelines of the same location is hard. The game’s sequences have to be organised in the right manner, so the timelines shift with the flow of the story. With the location being an Egyptian city, it will be a wonder to see how the developers represent that place under different timelines. Will they stick to their imaginations or will they extract details from the history itself? Only time will tell.

Open World Like Skyrim

The focus will be more on exploration unlike any other Assassin’s Creed game. This would mean, that you can wander about and play as much as you want, without worrying just about the objectives. Ubisoft promises to offer an Egyptian open-world, which would be comparable to one of those made by Bethesda. If that is the case, it’ll open wider options to carry out an assassination. It’ll also be interesting to see, how we could put the open world’s environment to good use for our assassination attempts.

We Cannot Avoid Boats And Waters

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This is totally expected out of the AC4 team. With Black Flag focussing primarily on naval battles, Egypt will also have boats and fights to be made on the mediterranean sea. However, it would be insightful to see, how far these naval battles would go. There might be additional changes to the gameplay and fighting styles, with different attacking weapons and exploring the ship’s hull for more options to defend.

Origins Will Run On An Updated Version Of Anvil Engine

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Most of the AC games have been running on the Anvil game engine. Unity and Syndicate were the only ones that ran on the next version, AnvilNext 2.0. Going a step further, Origins will run on a further upgraded engine and will look to deliver twice as much as Unity or Syndicate. Graphics, sounds, gameplay and every other possible detail might change in a bigger way. It looks like we’re up for one amazing experience with Origins.

The excitement is real, with more information playing out on this game. We can expect a lot more, before the game officially releases. For AC fans who are tired of seeing the usual, Origins would look certainly look to prove otherwise with the addition of the mentioned changes.