The Order 1886 is a brand new IP, developed by Ready At Dawn Studios which will be exclusively available to the PS4 and after viewing the trailer at E3 we were simply amazed! Why you ask, put your phone on silent, close the door and carry on reading….
The Order: 1886 will take us back in history to the Victorian-era of London, England nearly forty years after the industrial revolution. You will take charge of a Knight in the game, a member of an ancient order (My Templar senses are tingling!) who fight for mankind’s survival against various vicious looking creature(s) equipped with an array of weaponry. This all takes place in real life locations taken from London. Judging by the trailer you see a gate decoration saying ‘Whitechapel’ - the home of ‘Jack The Ripper’ during the late 1800’s. According to a Sony Blog you will be able to interact with real-world historical characters who will aid you in your quest of which the only current game that incorporates this is Assassins Creed. These quests have supposedly taken place in history too.
Here’s the reveal trailer from E3:
You’ll notice at the start of the trailer, the Knights are travelling down the embankment part of the City Of London, showcasing the famous Big Ben Clock Tower beside the Houses of Parliament whereby they end up going into Whitechapel which was an extremely down trodden and poverty stricken area of London in them times, hence the closed gates opened by the Metropolitan Police. Once entered, the horse carriage quickens in speed until it’s met by an army of creatures whereby you can only see their silhouettes until the stand off comes to an abrupt end, sadly the end of the trailer!
Looking at the characters in the trailer, a Knight by the name of ‘Galahad’ seems to be the main man throughout the trailer and is perhaps linked to Sir Galahad? A Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table and one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail….Interesting!
The graphics are seriously impressive and the developers have stated that they wish for in game and cinematic’s to blend together perfectly. The footage shows this as it is running in-engine, in-game and looks absolutely flawless! The whole surrounding within the game seems to set the tone with the dark and eerie cobble stoned streets with a blanket of smog covering the atmosphere. Wow what a game….
Here at Bearded Ninja we are seriously looking forward to seeing what this game has to offer. The rich history of London incorporated into a game has been long overdue, or perhaps it’s because I’m a patriotic English bloke and I’m the only one that finds it interesting…..Ha! Probably the latter but please, let us know your thoughts on this and we’ll make sure we keep you up to date with any more news! Can’t wait!
Johnny - Team Bearded Ninja
During the day light period players will have a chance to salvage from the surrounding land for supplies and weapons to defend against the impending zombie invasion of a night where the zombies will become increasingly aggressive and more dangerous. It is set to include the following features:
- Survive the Night - During the day, players roam free and scavenge for supplies and weapons. But at night, the world undergoes a deadly transformation: the hunter becomes the hunted as the infected grow more aggressive and numerous, and something far more sinister awakens to stalk its prey.
- Free Running Movement - Whether tracking prey or escaping predators, Dying Light lets players swiftly navigate the world by seamlessly leaping between buildings, grappling up walls and pouncing on unsuspecting enemies.
- Open World Environments - Dying Light is set in a vast open world, delivering expansive and varied environments, a wide variety of enemy classes and a hopeless tale of survival where resources are scarce and the infected are not the only threat.
- Brutal Melee and Ranged Combat - get up-close using a variety of light and heavy weapons including knives, bats, axes, sledgehammers and more exotic weaponry or utilize guns and other firepower to take down enemies from a distance.
- Choose Your Play Style - Dying Light features four playable characters that can be fully customized and upgraded to match any play style.
- Craft Your Weapon - Why use a wrench when you can use a wrench wrapped in electrified barbed wire? Dying Light’s sizeable crafting system enables players to create a slew of new, more potent weapons and equipment, as well as specialized ammunition.
- Breathtaking Visuals and Gameplay - Dying Light is the first game powered by Chrome Engine 6, a cutting edge incarnation of Techland’s proprietary technology, designed from the ground up for the new console generation, DirectX 11 and other advanced solutions.
Is this just another version of Dead Island mixed with the jumping off walls and spliting your trousers of Mirrors Edge? It seems currently that people can’t get enough of zombie games and I feel exactly the same as they have everything you could ever want. Guns and Gore, lots of it too! But nothing new seems to be occurring does it? Apart from Naughty Dog doing an amazing job with ‘The Last Of Us’ and Undead Labs releasing ‘State of Decay’ with aspirations to create something special in the coming years every other zombie game seems quite repetitive…. Check out the short clip trailer and let us know what you think!
It is set to be released around March 31st 2014 on all platforms both current, next gen and PC. We’ll keep you updated!
This Is The End is not only the best comedy of the year, but the most relevant disaster movie to ever exist. The directing debut of Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s apocalyptic comedy follows well-known type casted actors and comedians who aren’t granted access to heaven during the biblical apocalypse. The results are hysterical, but the film has a lot more to offer than being a one trick pony.
You’ve got Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride all playing themselves, or at least alternate versions of themselves. You can see how the film is easily accessible. At first glance the premise of the film seems like a running joke. See Jonah Hill as Johan Hill during the apocalypse and then Danny McBride and James Franco and so on and so forth. You get the idea? Going into the film I had many of these doubts. I was worried that it would end up being a completely empty film filled only by ridiculous masturbation jokes.
What I was happy to discover in the first few minutes of the film was a story that actually had a lot of meaning and a lot of relevance to people of all ages. Even if you can’t stand the over the top, and often gross, humor you may actual find an impressively human story. Even with the crazy special effects and the all-star cast the film stays very true to itself and can easily be compared to the Clerks films for being sick, but having a heart all at the same time.
Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel’s friendship is dying. Seth is famous, lives in L.A., and has a new best friend (according to James Franco). Seth and Jay are trying to salvage their friendship, but Jay’s unwillingness to even attempt to make friends with Seth’s new ones stops the problem from ever being resolved. It’s about best friends growing old and growing apart. Remember the saying, one friend is silver and the other is gold? Well, it pretty much defines this movie except with more drugs and demons.
I’d hate to make the film sound as though it is lacking sophomoric humor. There are plenty of masturbation jokes and ones about drinking pee to go around. The best of these, and the one that had the entire theater roaring laughter, was the outrageous cameo by Michael Cera. I could easily explain his role, but I don’t believe anything I say will do the performance any justice. The problem with these cameos, and even some of the jokes of the main cast, is how relevant will they be in ten years? How about twenty years? It’s hard to say and the jokes are really dependent on the careers of the caste members. As it stands right now seeing these actors portraying themselves the way they do adds on a whole other level of comedy that may never be able to be replicated ever again. Still the story shows a lot of empathy and humanization of the characters despite “knowing” them from their careers.
I highly recommend seeing this film as soon as possible, especially if you’re a fan of any of the actors of this film. The relevance of their status as actors now is directly connected to the comedy of the film. While that may mean the film won’t be nearly as funny in a few years it is hilarious as of now and totally worth the ticket price.
Check out the trailer-
This review was brought to you by Nicholas Lane Gibson
Microsoft have already sparked controversy with it’s Xbox One reveal a few weeks back, and went into E3 with alot of eyes on them, expecting them to rectify their apparent mistakes.
So, on to what we actually got! The price was announced at a higher end $499 compared to the PS4, with the announcement of an Xbox One-like redesigned 360 which is available to buy now, at around $200.
Microsoft talked about it’s integration with the SmartGlass app, which will able the player to make in game purchases, give gameplay tips and even have Multiplayer control of sorts. Xbox Live will be getting rid of Microsoft points totally, and switching to regional currency. Project Spark, which will let players build worlds with Kinect, and again, SmartGlass. The last software announcement was the Xbox One Upload Studio, which will allow gamers to share their gameplay videos and even live stream through Twitch, which is an awesome feature for the console to have!
Now, onto the games! With Playstation Plus looming over the Xbox Live service like a sore neck, Microsoft will now offer two free FULL games a month to Xbox Live Gold Members, starting off with Assassins Creed 2 and Halo 3!
Here’s the list of exclusives Microsoft threw our way:
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
World of Tanks
Ryse: Son of Rome
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
Next Gen Halo
Dead Rising 3
Most of these bad boys can be seen right here:
Microsoft do know how to appeal to it’s fans with the amazing announcement of next gen, first party titles!
Many people are claiming that Sony won E3 this year, maybe they did, maybe they didn’t. All I know is that they put on an awesome show, with some epic announcements, and especially, the reveal of the Playstation 4 console! It will cost nearly £100 less than the Xbox One, and kind of looks similar to Microsoft’s counterpart. Sony will not require you to connect to the internet to be able to play games or use the PS4, and that Gaikai, online cloud game streaming, will launch in early 2014!
Here’s the games that were revealed!
Final Fantasy Versus XII/Final Fantasy IV
Kingdom Hearts III
The Dark Sorcerer
The Order 1866
We were also shown indie games Ray’s The Dead, Secret Poncho’s, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Mercenary Kings, Don’t Starve, The Witness, Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey, and Galak-Z!
Not only that, we also found out that Watch Dogs will get an exclusive hour of gameplay on the PS4, a release of Mad Max and Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, and the HUGE news that The Elder Scrolls Online will get an exclusive beta on the Playstation 4!
They couldn’t leave out the PS3 and Vita could they? Of course not! They showed us The Last of Us, Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and one of my personal favourites, Gran Turismo 6!
THEY WEREN’T FINISHED YET!
The Vita will get 85 more titles this year! Including Batman: Arkham Origins, Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway and Destiny of Spirits! Aswell as some remasters of God of War, Final Fantasy X/X-2, Flower and Dead Nation!! Sony also revealed that the Vita will be getting new episodes of The Walking Dead!
So, THAT’S how you pull off an E3 Conference, right!?