Thursday, 19 May 2016

What's New Wednesdays - 11 May

Greetings geeks and geekettes! Welcome to the first of what will surely be many “What’s New Wednesdays!” Here we will be discussing and sharing what new purchases we made this week. So without further ado, let’s go!

First up, Uncharted 4! Some people say “save the best for last.” But after waiting so long for this game, nothing can stop me from having it first on the list! I picked up the collector’s edition as this is Nathan Drake’s last adventure and boy was it worth it! Inside the collector’s edition I received a limited edition steelbook of Uncharted 4 with some DLC codes, this case is amazing! An Uncharted 4 artbook full of images of your favourite Uncharted characters and scenes. But the real prize is the 12 inch (and I must say highly detailed) statue of the man himself Nathan Drake! This statue is wonderfully crafted and will bring joy to any fan of the franchise. Emotions will run high and a tear or two may be shed but you can bet that this will be a game to remember.

Set several years following the conclusion of Drake’s deception, A Thief’s End follows Drake as he reunited with his long lost brother, Sam, and he seeks to save him from a ruthless tyrant by finding Captain Henry Avery’s legendary fabled pirate treasure.

Up next, Assassins Creed Syndicate. I’ve always been a big fan of the Assassins Creed franchise and played most of them over the years. But after being duped by buying Assassins Creed Unity on release day only to find it unplayable and seemingly unfixable by Ubisoft, I thought next time I’ll wait and see how the reviews are. I’ve heard good things about Syndicate and picked it up reasonably cheap and found I was in luck as the DLC codes were not used despite the game being pre-owned. Maybe this can restore my faith in Ubisoft? We will see.

In 1868, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, with the Assassin Brotherhood all but eradicated in Victorian London, twins Jacob (Paul Amos) and Evie Frye (Victoria Atkin) leave Crawley for London and arrive to find a city controlled by the Templars, with both the Church and the Monarchy losing their power. Raised as Assassins to follow the Creed, Jacob and Evie aim to take back the city from Templar control by infiltrating and uniting London’s criminal underworld,[8][16] aided by notable figures of the era such as novelist Charles Dickens, biologist Charles Darwin, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, political thinker Karl Marx, nurse Florence Nightingale, Duleep Singh (the last maharajah of the Sikh Empire), Sergeant Frederick Abberline of the Metropolitan Police Service (known for his investigation on Jack the Ripper), and Queen Victoria.

Next on the list, Until Dawn. This was a bit of an impulse buy. Horror games aren’t usually my thing but after hearing so much about this one and finding it at a good price I couldn’t say no. This game has been well received by the gaming world and reviews have been kind. I’m going to have to have my wits about me playing this one, and maybe the lights on!

Until Dawn focuses on eight friends who go to a cabin on the anniversary of their friends’ disappearance, not knowing a killer is stalking them. You play as each of the eight friends deciding who lives and who dies based on the choices you make, which are heavily influenced by the butterfly effect. One wrong choice could mean someone’s last breath.

And last but not least, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. Okay, okay confession time; I have never played a Final Fantasy game. Not even once, not even a little bit. Now that’s off my chest, I really can’t wait to get stuck into this. After hearing so much about the Final Fantasy franchise, being lost in conversations people have about it and having no clue as to what they are talking about, I will finally know! This will also give me an opportunity to have my own opinion on the game and see what all the hype is about. Could this be the start of something beautiful? Only time shall tell.

Final Fantasy X is the tenth installment of the Final Fantasy series. It follows the story of Tidus and Yuna. Due to Final Fantasy’s success, it spawned the first ever direct game sequel to a Final Fantasy game; Final Fantasy X-2 which continues the events of Spiria two years later through the eyes of Yuna.

So that’s my pick-ups for this week. Hope you guys enjoyed reading about them and be sure to let us know what you picked up this week! Doesn’t matter if it’s something brand new or something retro, let us know what’s new on your Wednesday!

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