From its mysterious opening to its action-packed conclusion, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a revolution for Nintendo’s revered series. It’s both a return to form and a leap into uncharted territory, and it exceeds expectations on both fronts. The game takes designs and mechanics perfected in other games and reworks them for its own purposes to create something wholly new, but also something that still feels quintessentially like a Zelda game. It’s a truly magical work of art that embodies Nintendo’s unique talents, and a game that everyone should play regardless of their affinity for the series’ past.
After the new Rune Blader class was added in early December, MapleStory 2 last week received the 3rd of 5 parts of its annual winter update. This new patch added 2 social features, mainly fishing and music composing (and concert). Fishing in MapleStory 2 is a pretty standard, with different types of fishing rods to use, fishes to catch (different sizes of the same fish), and fashion costumes as well!
The European PlayStation Store is offering discounts on a variety of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita titles as part of its Summer Sale, which lasts until August 16.
Today, publisher Daum Games revealed the upcoming awakening weapon for the Valkyrie class. Ditching her one-handed sword, she will now wield a lance, providing a greater reach during combat. If you did not know, developer Pearl Abyss stated it is pausing the introduction of new classes, focusing on enhancing current classes instead. Stay tuned for the update trailer for the lance weapon!
– Nintendo-themed bao spot called Baoser – opening on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland, Oregon – will be decorated “like Bowser’s castle” from Super Mario Bros. – bao are fluffed-up steamed buns folded like tacos around various fillings – there will also be “Yoshi steak,” a marinated flank steak with buns and sesame broccoli slaw, and broccoli puree – will be open for lunch and late nights till 3 am, starting the last week of May
There’s always been something voyeuristic about sniping in video games. With a powerful rifle in hand, you’re perched in some bombed-out tower overlooking a Nazi-occupied town, your crosshairs fixated squarely on the head of an enemy soldier as he strides along his designated patrol route. He has no idea that with one pull of the trigger, you’re about to send a bullet careening through flesh and bone, snuffing out his young life in a single, gory instant. It’s in these moments, when an unaware enemy is trained in your sights and you take a deep breath before pulling the trigger on a skull-shattering killshot, that make Rebellion’s Sniper Elite such a devilish joy. Where the series has regularly faltered, however, is in the moments between these euphoric, long-range kills, where it has often been a cumbersome chore just to get around in a stealthy manner. With Sniper Elite 4, Rebellion has changed all that.
2K Sports has announced the lineup of songs that will be present in its pro basketball game this year, NBA 2K18. It’s comprised of 49 songs, one fewer than that of NBA 2K17.
NetherRealm has been on a roll since 2011’s Mortal Kombatreboot, and with the release of Injustice 2, it’s come one step closer to perfecting its particular brand of fighting game. Injustice 2 is dense, deep, and refined, but also accessible to newcomers thanks to relatively simple move lists and a variety of rewarding new gameplay opportunities. The addition of gear makes the biggest splash in this regard, allowing you to craft a personalized hero or villain, both inside (with stat boosts) and outside (with elaborate costume upgrades)–all while maintaining the game’s balanced roster. There are some complications to gear management that may frustrate, but minor gripes aside, character growth and customization proves to be the biggest boon for an already strong fighting game set in a fractured DC Comics universe.
Like many other online games, a match of Overwatch can be severely impacted by players who go idle, harass others, or otherwise exhibit what Blizzard broadly labels as “bad behavior.” Because of that, the developer has announced plans to more severely punish those who would ruin the experience for others.