This Week at GameSpace.com- Blade Runner 2049, Destiny 2 Preview & More
This week at GameSpace.com, we took a look at another bundle of gaming goodness that stands out from the pack. We also managed to get a little geek on with the new trailer from Blade Runner 2049. See what we think is the best of the best for the week that was in this edition of Not-So-MMO.
All the News, Reviews & Previews Fit to Print
Warner Bros has released a slick new trailer for Blade Runner 2049. The trailer sets the stage for the October 6th release. The movie features an all-star cast including Ryan Gosling as Officer K, a new blade runner for the LAPD. He discovers a secret that ultimately sends him off to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who’s been off the grid for 30 years. Deckard is played by Harrison Ford, star of the original 1982 film.
The reality is that this title probably won’t be for everyone. With a steep difficulty level and being in a bit of niche genre it might not be your thing. If, however, you’re into this genre, Slime-San: Blackbird’s Kraken is worth your time. It offers some great new features, tons of things to do, areas to explore and so many unlockables for the completionists among us. The best part is that it is a standalone expansion so you can start with it. If you already own the original then it’s your lucky day as you will receive the title for free. It launched on July 20th on Steam, and is a whole new campaign expansion for the original game.
Our only complaint about the beta was that it was too short. The game plays well and the story line had us engaged and wanting to know more. What will happen to Traveller? What is that giant spider thing stuck to it? These questions are not spoilers at all, Bungie is holding back on all their new content. For now, if you are in the beta, play through the dungeon with the different classes to try it out. Test the abilities and get reacquainted with the weapons and grenades. There is a fantastic solid game coming soon if this initial beta is any indicator, we will all have a busy autumn in Destiny 2.
As I am from Vienna myself, it is especially easy for me to connect with this game. However I do believe that it works for everyone who has a liking for a calm but emotional narration that tries to dig deeper into its protagonists’ minds and feelings. The setting of the historical Vienna together with the distinctive art style are an enrichment, but the characters with their struggle to find themselves and the involvement of the player in the creative/intellectual process would even work on its own. Obviously, if you are searching for an action game, The Lion’s Song will not be for you. If you are still uncertain, the easiest way to check yourself is by trying out the first episode for free on Steam. The season pass costs $9.99 on Steam, while it’s around $5 for mobile. Personally, I slightly prefer the controls on PC, but the mobile version is ported well enough.
Variety is by far one of this title’s strongest elements with a multitude of ways to play. Unfortunately, some elements of the game can feel a little derivative. This is, unfortunately, an issue the team at Impact Gameworks were always going to struggle with. Tangledeep is inspired by a series of titles that have influenced an entire generation of games and the market for procedural dungeon crawlers is disturbingly saturated of late. Innovating was always going to be problematic. Although Tangledeep is utterly accessible, I did find myself uninterested in my character or their motivation. Despite these issues, Tangledeep gets off on a great footing. Already Tangeldeep contains immense depth in several key areas and the potential to navigate the labyrinth of early access, smiting its competition.
Beyond that there’s a few minor issues, like you can’t really customize the skin like you were able to on the Atrox since the Razer artwork is now glued on, but I honestly think that’s more something other people are going to take issue with than I did. The only other thing I could think was that I would like to maybe see a model that came with more button options included like with the joystick, or maybe different models with varying hardware set-ups already built in.
With all that said though, if you’re looking for a new fight stick for your PS4, the Razer Panthera should be your first choice. It definitely has the features that pro players are looking for and customizing the hardware to your personal preferences is extremely easy.