Assassin's Creed celebrates its 15th birthday! And I could not have a more ambiguous history with this franchise. While I did play the games chronologically, I admit that Assassin's Creed II remains my alltime favorite. Having the advantage of living in Europe and - at that - very close to Italy, I actually took a … Continue reading Tuscany and Venice, Ezio style! (Assassin’s Creed II)
When I first pitched the idea for this blog post to my sister she was like "that's because they are the underdog personified" and that sums it up quite nicely. In a very, very depressing way. The question I am asking is this: Why are resistance leaders so often portrayed as being female, or female … Continue reading The Face Of Resistance In Video Games Is (Often) Female and Black
Overall, this latest installment of Rebellion's tactical shooter follows a well-tested formula. Stealth, combat and sniping are as solid as ever and there are a few new features that I really like. Read up on those here SNIPER ELITE 5 (PS4) - First Look.Expect some minor SPOILERS for the SNIPER ELITE 5 single player campaign. … Continue reading SNIPER ELITE 5 (PS4) – A Review
The latest installment of Rebellion's SNIPER ELITE-franchise - SNIPER ELITE 5 - was released on May 26th and I have spent the past two days working my way through the campaign - albeit not in the stealthiest, or most pacifistic, manner. Yes, pacifistic runs are now an option, which I greatly appreciate. SNIPER ELITE 5 … Continue reading SNIPER ELITE 5 (PS4) – First Look
So, I admit, the announcement trailer for GreedFall II: The Dying World, which was published yesterday, was an unexpected yet pleasant surprise. GreedFall really grew on me and I have been a fan of Spiders ever since I played The Technomancer. GreedFall II: The Dying World is apparently set for release in 2024 and I … Continue reading GreedFall II: The Dying World – What I Expect
So, A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming out this year - not for PS4, though - and so I very recently decided to finally have a go at Asobo Studio's A Plage Tale: Innocence, to satisfy my curiosity and despite my misgivings, that prevented me from playing this critically acclaimed game earlier. I finished it … Continue reading A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS4) – Not Quite A Review
The Warden of the Forgery is an enourmous, well-armored foe. While he does not take Quill serious in the beginning, he will soon learn that she is a formidable foe herself. Equip the Hammer and be on your toes, since this battle requires the Reader to react quickly and decisively. Stage OneQuill does not have … Continue reading Moss: Book II – Defeating The Warden (PSVR)
With Moss: Book II (released on March 31st 2022) Polyarc Games delivers the long-awaited sequel of VR-adventure gem Moss: Book I (2018) and, boy, does it deliver!Moss: Book I is and always will be one of my absolute favorite games. It is, as I have stated in that game's review, what VR was made for. … Continue reading Moss: Book II – A Gorgeous, Gripping VR-Adventure (PSVR)
Aragami is a pure stealth game and I love that. I love the Aragami, its dedicated and loyal shadow-wraith hero, the gameplay, design and the music. Of course, there are more challenging missions than this one, stealth-wise, but it makes up for that with drama and suspense aplenty. The stakes are incredibly high and, to … Continue reading Favorite Mission Seven – Chapter IX: The Last Captain (Aragami)
The excellent DLC to Spider's GreedFall dropped in June of 2021, but I only discovered and played it now. Actually, I started replaying GreedFall last year and I was not all that far along when I dove back in to have a go at the DLC. Now, this game has a few annoying gameplay features, … Continue reading GreedFall – The De Vespe Conspiracy (DLC)
While reviewing my stats for this post I realized that I totally forgot to celebrate my blog's fifth anniversary! Which was in 2020, in case you were wondering. Soooo… Yeah. Let's just move on, shall we? whatchaa.com's stats for 2021 While I published just three more posts than the previous year (15 instead of 12), … Continue reading What 2022 has in store
I totally fell in love with Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 and am looking forward to the next installment.
I am a huge fan of the SNIPER ELITE-series,so the release trailer was the perfect holiday gift for me. This third-person tactical shooter by Rebellion is always fun to play, be it the Campaign, Co-op or Survival.We follow Karl Fairburne, an expert sniper and commando, during World War II as he travels throughout Europe to … Continue reading SNIPER ELITE 5 – Reveal Trailer
So, when I played Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, back in the day, I enjoyed the contracts of that tactical shooter most. That meant tracking down a war criminal throughout the maps and taking them out, usually facing an army of vigilant bodyguards. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts (2019) expands and improves on that. Actually, the game … Continue reading Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts (PS4) – A Fun Ride For Snipers and Stealth-Afficinados
So I finished Aragami 2 and I really liked it. There are minor flaws, but the 25 plus hours I sunk into it were definitely worth it! Suffice to say I am already on my second playthrough and have yet to try the multiplayer....
Ghost of Tsushima was my GOTY 2020 and I just replayed it because I needed to shape up for the Iki Island-Expansion that comes with the Director's Cut. Playing through the story missions I fell in love with the game all over again. Please be aware of possible MAJOR SPOILERS for both the main game … Continue reading Ghost of Tsushima – Iki Island DLC
Aragami 2, the sequel to LinceWorks' excellent stealth game Aragami will be out on September 17th 2021. Yeah!I am a huge fan of Aragami (2016). Playing as a shadow wraith that can summon awesome powers but is, at the same time, incredibly fragile and vulnerable, provides for incredibly satisfying playthroughs. With any source of light … Continue reading Aragami 2 – What I Expect
Well. Once you have finished the previous mission, End of An Era, and sat through the sequence playing out right after, the end to Mission 5, The Farewell, will come as no surprise. The how is a nice touch, yes, but we know what is coming. Well. With Providence done for and the ICA exposed, … Continue reading HITMAN 3, Mission 5, The Farewell
It's been a while since I last set foot on Teer Fradee, the beautiful yet perilious island where Spiders' latest game GreedFall plays out. But once I returned a couple of weeks ago, I was instantly enchanted once more. I even managed to romance Vasco (yay!) - though only briefly, since shortly after a romantic … Continue reading GreedFall – Armor, Weapons and Upgrades
Who else is looking forward to Dragon Age 4?!