It’s been quite a strange week for the gaming news, with two big stories refusing to go away. I’m sure you’re all aware of the travails of Driveclub and its online servers, which looks to be an ongoing saga for a while yet to come, and emphasising the need to really perfect the online infrastructure of a major game before release. Of course, the other lesson learnt is that it’s quite difficult to dig yourself out of a hole…
Ubisoft contrived to start a spiralling discussion about game resolutions and frame rates with Assassin’s Creed Unity, as Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand first explained that the game would be coming out at 900p30 on both platforms, while saying that this was “to avoid all the debates and stuff.”
As you can imagine, this did not go down too well in some circles, with #PS4NoParity trending on Twitter and a widely held suspicion that this was down to a platform parity clause with Microsoft.
On the first day of this debacle, Starman wrote:
It’s quite subdued in the achievements again this week. While many people enjoy and praise the Nemesis system in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Gastos – the podcast’s Lewis – couldn’t get over the bland and repetitive story, and having finished it has no intention of returning to the game.
Youles followed up on his play time last week by finishing the Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC to 100%, noting once more that he enjoyed the story missions much more than the main game. He also saved Churchill in Sniper Elite 3 to restore that game to 100% as well.
Plenty others have been plugging away at Alien, with tactical20 playing it in small doses rather than marathon sessions, and Jones81 saying it’s one of the best games he’s played in ages. Of course, Destiny has also featured quite heavily in peoples’ game time, with element666 getting his first legendary weapon, CR8ZYH0RSE whiling away the time on the PS3 version of the game as he waits for his PS4 copy, and LegendishThingy fully upgrading his Invective shotgun, and nearly getting to the end of the Vault of Glass Raid.
Keep pluggin away, Thingy, it’s worth it!
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