Raspy Snake

Friday, September 19, 2014 | 08:10 AM | by

I play Metal Gear games for the gameplay. In all honesty, I have no fucking clue what's going on in the story nowadays. It is one of the most convoluted franchise plots in video game history, and you need to be directly on top of that shit to keep it all sorted. I skipped a game or two after Metal Gear Solid and now I'm not sure I have any hope of unraveling it.

So even though I may not have the full picture as to why I'm running Snake around doing the things he's doing, they are usually pretty fun to do anyway. And MGS5 looks like no exception. The latest trailer from TGS shows about 20 minutes of (highly scripted) gameplay, and shows off everything from stealth, to humor, to outright combat, to fast-forwarding time with Snake's magic e-cigar/blunt.

At one point Quiet even appears to snipe a grenade out of the air and into a nearby helicopter. So there's that. Oh and we even got a release window. "Sometime in the year 2015."

Cool, I'll mark that on my calendar.

Road Redemption First Impressions

Friday, September 19, 2014 | 08:12 AM | by

I've wanted a new Road Rash for a long, long time now. I've finally gotten as close as I'm likely to ever get with Road Redemption. It just hit Steam under early access, and I gave it a spin for some initial impressions.

 

Review: Wasteland 2

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 08:52 AM | by

Wasteland 2, the spiritual successor to Fallout 1 and 2, which themselves were spiritual successors to Wasteland 1, finally came out this week. Bottom line? It's great. A lot of really solid elements come together into a really nice post-apocalyptic package here.

You can get a feel for the game by watching my video below. There are very few spoilers, I only go through squad creation and about half of the first quest here, to show off some of the mechanics and combat.

All in all, if you love turn-based tactics games, Wasteland 2 is for you. If you loved Fallout 1 and 2, Wasteland 2 is for you. It's got everything great about those old isometric RPGs, with some modern-day improvements. I'm expecting to sink a lot of hours into this one.