Favorite Mission Six – Hostage Situation Resolved

You may think this is about a Rainbow Six Siege-mission, but you could not be more wrong... So, it's been a while since I updated this series, but in order to remedy that woeful neglect, here's a quick recap of which games and missions were featured so far: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Saving Caterina Sforza: The … Continue reading Favorite Mission Six – Hostage Situation Resolved

Heroes and Villains of 2017

Welcome to the second part of Whatchaa.com's best and worst of 2017 series! Now, I don't think that a game necessarily needs a powerful nemesis for it to be a good game (The Last of Us comes to mind). But if there is a nemesis (and let's face it, in most cases there is that … Continue reading Heroes and Villains of 2017

Favorite Mission Four – Assassin’s Creed II, Deja vú

As mentioned in my last Favorite Mission-post, this one brings us back to the Assassin's Creed-franchise, more specifically back to Assassin's Creed II and beautiful Venice. Why this game? Italy! Venice! Ezio! Need I say more? That's what I thought. Seriously, though, I still consider Assassin's Creed II the best to date (Let's face it, … Continue reading Favorite Mission Four – Assassin’s Creed II, Deja vú

Ultimate car playlist

Usually, when I'm taking my car for a ride, which does not happen all that often, there's a best-of-compilation of The Glitch Mob playing. For longer trips of, say, four to seven hours, I connect my mp3-player, which features the best playlist ever for long hours spent alone in my cute little convertible. The ultimate … Continue reading Ultimate car playlist

Favorite Mission One – Hopeless Romantic

So I promised to publish my first favorite mission somewhere during the first week of October, but unfortunately there was lots to do at work and also, I got totally hooked on Watch Dogs (That story! The hacking! That soundtrack!) and didn't really play anything else these past days. Still, here it is, finally, one of … Continue reading Favorite Mission One – Hopeless Romantic

New series: Favorite missions

I've decided to do a series about my favorite missions and how I like to beat them. Favorite missions are those missions I like to play over and over again, for various reasons. Some for the thrill, or the possibilities, others for the romance, and some for both. These missions feel comfortable, somehow, like a … Continue reading New series: Favorite missions

It’s the competition, stupid!

There is something extremely thrilling and utterly satisfying in just rolling through a game like nothing can touch you. You've sunk hours into learning the combat system, sure, summer has gone without you noticing, but, hey, you're the boss now! Let's face it: Essentially, games exploit our need to prove ourselves. And once we've tasted … Continue reading It’s the competition, stupid!

Hitman or What’s next for Agent 47?

The second episode of Hitman is out! Set in sunny Sapienza, jewel of the Amalfi coast in Italy, it does up the ante in comparison to the Paris fashion show. Why? Well, for one, there are three targets instead of two (two hits, one virus to be destroyed) and second, getting to your targets is … Continue reading Hitman or What’s next for Agent 47?

It’s not cheating!

Ever had a crush on a video game character? I confess: it was my guilty pleasure letting Ezio Auditore do some extra climbing in the early hours of Assassin's Creed II, just because I enjoyed the view. And - emotional and awesome as it was - I heaved a wistful sigh when he first donned … Continue reading It’s not cheating!

Far Cry Primal vs The Division

Ubisoft published The Division and Far Cry Primal pretty much the same week and since I could not decide, I started to play both at the same time. I expected Tom Clancy's The Division to be much like another Ubisoft title I played and enjoyed, which was Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell -The Blacklist, and yep, … Continue reading Far Cry Primal vs The Division