As much as I love Star Wars (and clearly I love Star Wars a lot), I love Tolkien’s Middle-Earth even more. I was an enormous fan and sunk over a hundred hours into 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. It was such a great game, but it had its glitches and frustrations. The revolutionary thing in that game, and seemingly perfected in the sequel was the Nemesis System. That the orcs and other enemies you ran into, remember you, become stronger if they defeat you, bear scars from you and can be impressed into your service. It makes the world seem that much more of a living organism. The reviews for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War make it sound like they ironed out the kinks and this is my most anticipated game of 2017. It’s out today for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Cheevos below courtesy of the greatest site in the land: xboxachievements.com.
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With the exception of the Injustice series, fighting games don’t really fall into my gaming purview. I like to think I have decent reflexes….until I play a fighting game with anyone who actually knows how to play it, and then I feel like I have an advanced neuro degenerative condition. Marvel vs. Capcom is an odd mash-up of characters, but there is something undeniably cool about bringing the Street Fighter line-up against Thanos or having Mega Man taking on Iron Man. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is out in stores now, and full achievements below courtesy of the Intertubes premier site for such lists: xboxachievements.com.
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FIFA 18 is usually the end of sports video game season ending the month-long tsunami of titles to prep sports fans to do things digitally that we can’t dream of attempting were we handed a ball or puck. Futbol or soccer (fine, it’s football, you had it first and it makes more sense really) always delivers a quality package and FIFA 18 looks like no exception. Cheevos below from the awesome xboxachievements.com and the game will hit stores September 29, 2017. Continue reading FIFA 18 Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation – 2017)
The third game in the critically-acclaimed Dishonored series is out today for Xbox, Playstation, and PC. Shamefully, I have the first Dishonored in my games queue, where I’ve fallen behind (working on Life is Strange and Mafia III currently). So I have awhile to go before I get to this one, but it looks gorgeous. Cheevos below, as always, provided by the peerless xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation – 2017)
The sequel to Bungie’s immensely successful shooter/MMORPG Destiny drops tomorrow, after some seriously gorgeous trailers, but I have to say….as a fan of achievements….THIRTEEN? There are 13 achievements for the entirety of what, if Destiny is any indication, will be a game that gets you fired from your job and destroys your human relationships? That’s weird. I don’t think I’ve even ever seen a major release with fewer achievements than this since the dawn of ….achievementdom. But Destiny freaks (of which I’m not one) won’t really care. They’ll fly from planet to planet, shooting things and scraping up loot endlessly for years. Friends and family will feed and water them as they devolve into nothing but trigger fingers and atrophy; their skin becoming translucent from lack of sunlight. That’s how addicting this game gets for some. Destiny 2 will also have a story mode, but I have a feeling it will be largely ignored in favor of said shoot & loot. The game releases at midnight, September 6, 2017. Achievements, courtesy of xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Destiny 2 Complete Achievement List (2017-Xbox, Playstation)