Star Wars: Battlefront got a lot of things right in rebooting the franchise, but it focused exclusively on multiplayer, had some balancing issues, and had a limited number of locations and characters. Battlefront II and ME: Shadow of Mordor will eat the rest of my year. Exponentially more modes, planets, maps, heroes/villains, plus a single-player campaign that looks to have real information for SW fans about the gap inbetween Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The opportunity to mix all three eras, the gorgeous graphics, and-really-because this is something Star Wars, makes this must-buy. Plus, free The Last Jedi DLC content will start to arrive free for players the first week of December. If you bought the deluxe version, you’re a go at midnight tonight, but for everyone else, the game will release November 17, 2017, on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. Achievements and gameplay details below, courtesy of xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)
Big budget video games are eschewing the traditional Tuesday video game releases and are now trending more to Friday releases like the blockbusters they are. No franchise rakes in the bucks like Call of Duty, and the series-after several forays into the future-is returning to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII. You could be forgiven for mistaking the game for a war film with the graphics quality and the return to the series roots: the familiar Band of Brothers path from Normandy to D-Day. Achievements below from the Intertubes best site for such matters: xboxachievements.com. Call of Duty: WWII releases November 3, 2017. Continue reading Call of Duty: WWII Complete Achievement List (Xbox, PS4, PC – 2017)
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eaturing new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)
Once one of my favorite game franchises, Assassin’s Creed has floundered in recent years. The series had some good installments (Syndicate was especially good), but once they moved through the Ezio Trilogy, the series never captured the mystique of the first four games. After the movie failed, Ubisoft took some time off and went back to the beginning. Assassin’s Creed: Origins takes place in ancient Egypt and tells the story of Bayek and the founding of the group that we were first introduced to over a decade ago with Altair in Assassin’s Creed. It looks amazing. Here’s hoping it can follow through. Assassin’s Creed: Origin is out October 27, 2017, and your cheevos are below courtesy-as always-from the Intertubes most ancient and honorable house of achievements: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins Complete Achievement List (Xbox, PS4, PC – 2017)
Star Wars: Battlefront II looks like the game Star Wars: Battlefront should have been. It has exponentially more modes, planets, heroes/villains, and vehicles as well as a badly-needed story campaign. This is a perfect example of Lucasfilm integrating different media to flesh out the Star Wars universe. A novel, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden, came out in July to serve as a prequel to this video game’s campaign. The campaign is as canon as the novel and the movies, and serves to help bridge the period of time between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens. You’ll play as an elite squadron of TIE Fighter pilots: Inferno Squad, who were off-base when the Death Star II was blown up. They are given a posthumous mission to stamp out the Rebels by Emperor Palpatine, and you get to play from the Imperial perspective: to see the Rebellion as a terror organization and a threat to galactic stability. It’s a unique perspective that I don’t think we’ve ever gotten in a Star Wars video game. It looks gorgeous, and the story is really intriguing. Star Wars Battlefront II will release for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on November 17, 2017.