E3 2015 Ubisoft Highlights
E3 2015 Ubisoft Conference : TOM CLANCY, TOM CLANCY, TOM F*CKING CLANCY!!
I’m honestly sitting here dumbfounded, unable to even start because there is so much to talk about!!!! Ok, lets start with how excited I am for The Division. I’ve been eyeballing this game for quite some time now and this “Dark Zone” added feature is just icing on top of an already delicious cake with ice cream on it. The “Dark Zone” allows a free-for-all play style for players who can choose to either continue to support the team or go rogue and jack your teammates’ shit. I’m not all about being a dick, but if I wanted to be one, then I want to have that option. When you go rogue, there will be a bounty on your head alerting other players on the map, and now they can come after your ass… That’s the choice you make: go rogue and steal all the sexy loots and risk other players ganking your shady ass, OR work as a team and share the loots — the choice is yours.
The developers stressed that they want this game to reach all players — this includes both PvE (player vs. environment, usually AI) and PvP (player vs. player) oriented players, so don’t worry about going into the “Dark Zone” if you don’t want to PvP and risk it all. The loot provided in the safe zones are not going to be as awesome as the loot you’d get in the “Dark Zones” because it’s low risk, but it will still be good enough to enjoy the game to the fullest. I enjoy games that give you the option depending on whether you’re a casual player or a more intense player. The one of many things I did find amazing about this game that there are virtually NO loading times between zones. I found that extraordinary, and it adds the “real” factor into these genres since it is an open world setting.
This game is set to be released March 08, 2016 with beta access early 2016.
It’s about fucking time!!!! It has been quite some time since the last Rainbow Six has been released. I was never into FPS games back then, but as my taste in games evolved, I learned to appreciate just how amazingly fun these games can be. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is destructible in this game: walls, tables, windows, etc. THIS is awesome! It paves the way for individualized strategies to complete each “TerroHunt”, which can be played Solo or Co-Op with 4 players. Ubisoft boasts a more intelligent AI that will strategically fortify their base to make it more challenging for players to infiltrate and complete the objective. To up the stakes, if you die, you STAY DEAD. No respawning. No passing go. No collecting $200. If you’re dead, you’re dead. his restricts players from going ham in missions. I personally like this as I am a strategic person. I just want to say, if the AI is as ridiculous as it is in Far Cry, players are going to find these TerroHunts quite challenging. The developers also mentioned that if you are looking for TerroHunts specifically, the system will match you with other players who are looking to participate in TerroHunts as well. Yay for matchmaking!! I don’t even have to say how gorgeous this game looks, so I’m going to move on.Ubisoft states that the beta/demo will be available September 24th, 2015. Keep an eye out for this!!
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
I gotta say, they saved the best for last. Just when you thought it was over with Assassin’s Creed, Yves Guillemot, comes out and surprises us with Ghost Recon: Wildlands. WTFBBQTAKEMYMONEYNOW! This is also an open world environment with gorgeous settings AND optional ways for you to approach each objective. You have either long-range assassin mode, where you can snipe your target; covert ops where you can take them out at night in a sneak attack; OR all or nothing raid with Michael Bay status explosions. You choose the strategy that best suits your interest; I personally like explosions.Even with the initial alpha gameplay footage Ubisoft showed us, the game looks gloriously beautiful. It runs so smoothly that I can’t imagine what the finished product will look like. My inner fangirl is already screaming.
Lastly, I didn’t know this game existed, but Ubisoft surprised me with For Honor. I’m a little bit of a history geek, and I love the warriors of olden days. You get to choose from Knight, Viking, or Samurai. COME ON! Who wouldn’t want to be any of those?! When I initially heard about the gameplay, I was clearly unimpressed, since the first thing that came to mind was Dynasty Warriors hack and slash status BUT, watching the actual gameplay footage changed it all for me. I can feel the effort the developers put into the gameplay, and I understand what they mean by “feel-the-combat”. I can feel it….I FEEL IT DAMMIT!!! If you haven’t already checked this out, please, please, please, check it out.
Ubisoft Rating: Can’t even say a 5, so I give it a 10 — GUNS ARE FUCKING BLAZING. Good job!
Some Actual Gameplay Screenshots Below:
Important Links Below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoomkw6cQwo – Actual Ubisoft E3 2015 Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP9LlfoaJko – Ghost Recon – Wildlands Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S0_3Ml9heY – Division – Dark Zone Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp4wmAbIC4w – Rainbow Six Siege
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnQIqA1wTYs – For Honor – E3 2015