X-COM2 Brings Turn-based Strategies Back Big Time

September 17, 2017

The first thing that pops into mind when you say Turn-based Strategies is Heroes of Might And Magic. This is a game franchise that has certainly made up new rules in the genre and it is so successful, we still regard it as the best of its kind. At least we did until we got our hands on XCOM2.

XCOM2 is the second game in the XCOM universe and it is one of the best games we played in years overall. The story is fantastic and it captures you right from the start. The gameplay is even better and once you start playing, it’s hard to let go. Every single detail was carefully placed and that has resulted in one of the most complete video games in recent years.

The Story

The world was invaded by an evil aggressive alien race that wants to enslave human kind and destroy the planet. The first war against them didn’t end as planned. The aliens have stayed on earth and they changed tactics too. They turned the system on us and gained power through politics and mind control.

The Earth Army regrouped in the new HQ and what was once a war becomes a rebellion. You are put in the role of a squad commander on the battlefields and you have to irradiate all aliens from the planet. You will have to improve your gear and base to fight the new types of aliens in the world. Keep in mind that your time is limited and that the world is going to be destroyed if you are not quick enough. The faith of the entire planet rests on your shoulders.

The Gameplay

The gameplay has three different important segments. The first one is base construction. This one is very important because you’ll have to constantly upgrade your base to get new abilities and equipment. That often costs a lot of resources, so you’ll probably have to sacrifice something on the way.

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The second most important aspect of the game is the loadout. Always make sure your soldiers are prepared for battle. Get them the best armor and weapons you can, but also make sure that they have enough rest after being wounded. Losing your top character in the late stages of the game can mess up everything you did before.

The turn-based strategy aspect of the game is just amazing. Every animation, every map, everything is detailed and makes you really feel like you are really there. Five minutes is enough to captivate almost anyone. You just have to try it.

Dying Light – Parkour your way through hordes of zombies

September 17, 2017

The Zombie apocalypse is one of the most popular settings for video games and movies in the past decade. There is something scary but super fun about being surrounded by flesh-eating dead people who feel no pain. Well, Dying Light is another game title that puts you in the world packed with zombies, but it brings a completely new experience with the awesome parkour elements.

The story

This game has an awesome story line and things get crazy right from the start. You take the role of Kyle Crane, who is an undercover operative sent to the infected city of Harran. Your task is to find Kadir Suleiman, the man responsible for the outbreak. You are to steal a file that could compromise your entire agency.

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The game starts as you jump from a plane and land right into a firefight between some paramilitary soldiers and zombies. One of the zombies bites you right away and you spend the rest of the game fighting the virus while fighting your way through hordes of zombies. You will be using melee weapons at the beginning, but you’ll find firearms as the game progresses.

Gameplay

Like we said before, this game combines super-fast paced action with free running. You are able to quickly climb up buildings and scale over walls while breaking the skulls of zombies at the same time. The game has two different settings, one during the day and the other when the night falls.

Daylight

During the day, you have all advantages over the zombies. They are slow and easy to avoid if necessary. You can fight a dozen zombies by yourself if you have the skills, but if they start winning, getting away is really easy. The real problems start when the night falls.

Night time

Your situation changes drastically when night comes. Instead of the hunter, you become the hunted. All zombies gain speed and agility, and they become able to scale buildings and run after you no matter where you go. The night also brings out Volatiles, a mutated type of zombie that has super strength and speed. Your only option is to run to the nearest safehouse if you run into a pack of zombies. They will not follow you into areas with a working light.

Make your choice

Are you going to keep the outbreak a secret, or will you expose the ones responsible for so much death? The choice is up to you, but remember, every action has consequences.