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Mad Max and the open world game as character study

Added: 16.08.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


I'm not sure I fully understood the Mad Max game until I read one particular loading screen tip. Not that on the surface there's a lot to misunderstand, of course. The plot of Avalanche's Mad Max game can be summed up as follows: man beats up other men in order to rebuild his car. Mechanically, it's pretty straightforward too: you drive about, you beat up men, you upgrade things so that you're better at driving and beating up men. You explore, you solve simple physics-based puzzles you encounter as you explore. You unlock the map so that you can explore more, and solve more puzzles. And drive further. And find more men to beat up.

It's a standard open-world game, in other words. Strip out the post-apocalyptic brutality and it's wonderfully comforting stuff. And yet it has really, really got its hooks into me, so much so that, faced with a month off work, I'm pretty much playing through it for a second time. Partly this is because Avalanche is better than most at making an open world sing, I guess. Partly because being a Warner Bros game has meant that Mad Max's man-beating-up has been able to lean very heavily on the Arkham template. But there's something else in the mix too. And that tip on a loading screen finally made it clear to me.

Man, I wish I could remember the wording. But the gist of it was this: If I wanted to grow a beard, I would have to pour points into Mad Max's personal upgrade screen. Or maybe it's the other way around: as I upgraded Max, I would also grow a beard. Either way, the genius of the thing is this: mechanically, the element that's important is the upgrade system. But the dream that's being sold? The dream that's being sold is growing a beard.

From: www.eurogamer.net

Batman: Arkham Origins is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Added: 09.08.2017 7:59 | 1 views | 0 comments


The Xbox 360 edition of Batman: Arkham Origins is now available to play via backwards compatibility on Xbox One.

But this is, so far, just for the game's disc-based version. Microsoft has not said why, but you will need the physical game to play.

Batman: Arkham Oranges was the third major Arkham game to release, following Arkham Asylum and Arkham City but preceding Arkham Knight. It was the only one of those four not to be made by series creator Rocksteady.

From: www.eurogamer.net

Four New Backwards Compatible Games Announced For Xbox One; Includes Batman: Arkham Origins

Added: 08.08.2017 21:54 | 1 views | 0 comments


ThisGenGaming says "Four new BC titles are coming to Xbox One today including the much requested Batman: Arkham Origins."

From: n4g.com

Batman: Arkham Origins Headlines Newest Batch Of Backward Compatible Games On Xbox 360

Added: 08.08.2017 19:32 | 0 views | 0 comments


The lost Batman: Arkham game is finally playable on a current generation machine...

Tags: Xbox, Arkham
From: gamingbolt.com

Four New Backwards Compatible Games Announced For Xbox One; Includes Batman: Arkham Origins

Added: 08.08.2017 17:55 | 1 views | 0 comments


ThisGenGaming says "Four new BC titles are coming to Xbox One today including the much requested Batman: Arkham Origins."

From: n4g.com

Nine of the worst boss fights we’ve ever endured

Added: 08.08.2017 17:20 | 2 views | 0 comments


Boss fights. Exhilarating tests of skill, the coming together of lessons learned across however many hours of play leading up to this moment - this showdown, this explosive encounter. It might take place at the close of a level, or even halfway through; it might occur somewhere else, in an entirely non-linear format; or at the very end of it all, the final obstacle between you and the credits. But wherever bosses fall - and they almost all do, eventually - when they go bad, oh boy, it doesn’t half feel like your toast landing butter-side down, on a floor carpeted in nail clippings and freshly picked scabs. And just as nobody likes floor toast, there are few things more disappointing than bad boss battles.

Fancy something a little better designed? Here's a list of .

I’ve played a lot of games. Since you’re here, chances are you have, too. And I’ve faced some truly terrible boss battles. Not in the sense that, whoa, this thing here, what a monster, what a challenge, what a thrill. Nah. Entirely in the sense that, erm, this sucks terribly. What follows is hardly a comprehensive list of all the badly designed boss battles there are, merely the tip of an insulting iceberg.

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Spoilers follow for BioShock, BioShock Infinite, Quantum Break, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Nier: Automata.

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A quick recap of Batman: Arkham to date, and details about new game

Added: 06.08.2017 4:55 | 1 views | 0 comments


Rumours are flying about the possibility of Batman: Arkham Insurgency. We discuss the new game, and recap the series to date.

Tags: Arkham
From: n4g.com

A quick recap of Batman: Arkham to date, and details about new game

Added: 06.08.2017 4:55 | 0 views | 0 comments


Rumours are flying about the possibility of Batman: Arkham Insurgency. We discuss the new game, and recap the series to date.

Tags: Arkham
From: n4g.com


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