We had our single-player review of Destiny last week and today we round it off with the multiplayer side. Read on for our video review and written review of our interesting journey playing Destiny.
As we work our way through our review backlog, we figured this would be a good time to review Grand Theft Auto V. Many high profile publications regarded this as a perfect game, find out what we thought in our separated single-player and multiplayer video reviews below.
Short and sweet video this week! There are almost no important game releases to talk about and gaming news has been pretty quiet this week. We do have a few things worth mentioning, such as the announcement that EA will be taking over the publishing of all future Star Wars games. There’s also three new trailers for GTA V that you must see.
- GTA V trailer – http://youtu.be/Bf38HiYPMiI
- GTA V screenshots – http://imgur.com/a/yF8gn
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
Fire Emblem: Awakening – Hot Spring Scramble
In this video we show you how we where able to play GoldenEye multiplayer online by using a Nintendo 64 Emulator called Mupen64++. As mentioned in the video, many people use Project64k however you must test for de-sync issues as several games have issues with that emulator.
Unfortunately we cannot link to software directly, however you should be able to find the following:
Emulator – Mupen64++ Beta 0.1.3.12
Alternative Emulator – Project64k 1.0
All players will also need the same ROM (game image) for the game you will play.
We go retro this week as we play some Goldeneye 007 multiplayer for the show. Only a handful of minor game releases to talk about, which is typical for this time of year. In terms of news, CD Projekt RED finally confirmed the release of the highly anticipated sequel, The Witcher 3. There is also a new Tomb Raider gameplay video that was released and it’s a somewhat unclear indication of what the game will be like. Stay tuned for reviews on that.
Tomb Raider – Gameplay Video : http://youtu.be/2NjZtEiosgA
Aliens: Colonial Marines – PC, PS3, 360
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn – PS3
Omerta: City of Gangsters – 360
Impire – PC
We have a very special game to show this week! Ever felt like the only thing missing from Just Cause 2 was multiplayer? Well check out this fan-made multiplayer mod that really rocks!
As for content, there are a handful of ordinary game releases this week. As for news, there was the announcement by developers of The Witcher series, CD Projekt RED for their new game engine called RED Engine 3. It promises to look stunning. There is also the upcoming Sony press conference on February 20th that is rumored to have a potential PS4 annoucement. Lastly, there were some strange additions to the Steam database recently that caught some people’s eyes; most notably Halo 2, and 3 as well as some mobile platform games. With regards to games played we both talk about our time spent playing the Crysis 3 beta as well as the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, of course.
- The PS3 Boomerang Controller
- Link to the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod – https://www.jc-mp.com
- REDengine3 with screenshot – http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/1/3940422/cd-projekt-red-announces-redengine-3
Dead Space 3 – PC, PS3, 360
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 – PS3, 360, WiiU
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn – PC
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – PS3, Vita
Special Forces: Team X – 360
Here’s our follow-up for our last episode where we played Battlefield 3. Here, we give our impressions of the game and talk about the Battlefield Premium setup that they have. We also shoot at people for points, because doing that in real life usually doesn’t bring any rewards.
This week on the Fraxial Show, Mike and Nick discuss the upcoming release of Black Ops II and the Wii U. In terms of news, last week was fairly quiet save a recent interview about GTA V. On the gaming front, we discuss our experience of Halo 4’s singleplayer. While we could have praised the multiplayer, we decided to release a separate video later which will focus on the multiplayer side.
As you will hear in the video, the GTA V interview mentioned how large the map will be. From some rough calculations, the map seems to be the as big as Just Cause 2. If you are interested to see how that compares to other games, take a look at the following image:
There are a few games with much larger maps out there, take a look at the image below for more comparisons:
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star – 3DS
- Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Trilogy – PS3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II – PC, PS3, 360
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified – Vita
- EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity– PC
- Rift: Storm Legion – PC
- Scribblenauts Unlimited – PC
- The Sims 3 Seasons – PC, Mac
- Tropico 4: Gold Edition– PC, 360
On this episode of the Fraxial Show we continue some XCOM gameplay coverage with a quick multiplayer match. We also discussed the weekly game releases which include Doom 3 BFG and Serious Sam 3: BFE among others
There wasn’t any significant news this week, however we have announced a potential new video series soon to come. As usual here is the list of game releases this week.
Oct 16th 2012
- Doom 3 BFG Edition – PC, PS3, 360
- 007 Legends – PS3, 360
- Dance Central 3 – 360
- Rocksmitch – PC
- Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the nile – PC
- Raveged – PC
- Serious Sam 3: BFE – 360
One of the biggest and most anticipated shooters has been released today. I had to stay up late for this one, but the last three hours spent on Battlefield 3 where quite interesting.
After a rough showing from the beta, the final release does deliver the refined and polished gameplay, graphics and sound effects we have been expecting. As a BF2 veteran, this latest Battlefield certainly deserves its sequel title. While the core part of the game is quite brilliant, the whole website based server browser and party system leaves much to be desired. Like the beta, three of us at Fraxial still had intermittent issues with getting the server browser working. Even more disappointing is the party system that still does not work, leaving us with the option to manually join a game and hope that we can auto-join the same squad once loaded up.
Many of these issues seem to be browser centric as the three of us where getting mixed results from one browser to another. This is a case where sticking with the common in-game platform would eliminate most of these problems. While we are not thrilled with these issues, the overall gameplay experience remains excellent. Expect more updates as we will also be giving the single-player and co-op modes a try.