Despite the ever-growing popularity of online multiplayer games, I still find myself drawn to single player experiences more than anything else. Any game with a solid narrative, decent controls and a world to explore is usually worthy of my time, but certain games have the potential to draw me in for a much longer duration than others. Ever since I got lost in the fantastic open worlds of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, I’ve been waiting for a solid RPG to come along and it feels like The Outer Worlds is a worthy contender.
In the Monster Hunter series, the difficulty of quests is often separated into three ranks; Low Rank, High Rank and G-Rank respectively. In typical fashion, World launched with Low and High rank, with the elusive G-Rank nowhere to be found. That is, until now.
I always find it easy to get distracted in VR games, but when it’s part of the experience it provides you with the chance to let loose and take yourself less seriously.
Beyond the fighting, which we’ll come back to shortly, the bulk of the game requires you to explore the map by foot or in vehicle and you’re given ample opportunity to buy (or steal) and upgrade a good selection of transportation with your ill-gotten gains.
Each fight is a solid balance of technique which pushes players to learn the underlying mechanics
if you have a VR system then you owe it to yourself to get hold of this game
Truck racing, aerial displays and Fast and the Furious style street races blend seamlessly with motorbike racing
On the first play through things get pretty tense and there is a sense of urgency which comes from trying to complete an objective and then hearing the tell-tale screams of an impending rush on your location
A New Beginning – His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same Second Chances As mentor and protector…
Ubisoft clearly took this on board and Watchdogs 2 takes everything which was great about the first game and multiplies it by some magnitude but has also added in bags of character. This offers the perfect upgrade to the original and delivers life, humor and bags of attitude to the package as you cause chaos on the path to uncovering the truth behind some shady surveillance. Fun, edgy and brilliantly executed.