February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a strange game. Like the 2009 PSP game that spawned it, it’s a battle royale between your favourite Final Fantasy characters from most of the games in the series (including Type-0 and Tactics!), but the reworked combat couldn’t be more different. Dissidia NT is a 3v3 arena brawler with a real emphasis on team structure and strategy, and while it’s occasionally brilliant, it is unique among fighting games and cluttered in a way that makes it difficult to pick up and play. Also baffling is the weak single-player content, which Square Enix should’ve learned by…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Overwatch League looks like it’s set to get its first female player. ESPN reports “multiple sources close to the players involved and the organization” have said South Korean player Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon will be joining the Overwatch League as a member of the Shanghai Dragons. Geguri previously played for ROX Orcas as an off tank and currently holds the No.6 tank spot on the South Korean Ladder. She is said to be brought in alongside fellow South Koreans Element Mystic’s Lee “Fearless” Eui-Seok and MVP Space’s Cheon “Ado” Ki-Hyun. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony is bringing one of PS4’s launch titles to PS Plus in February and an Assassin’s Creed spinoff will be free for Xbox players this month. But how much is each lineup of free games saving players — and how good are the free titles? IGN has put February’s PS Plus and Games With Gold lineups head to head to let you know how much you’ll be saving, and how critically well received these games were at the time of their release. Prices are factored via the listing price on each free game’s respective stores at the time of publish,…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Amidst all of 2017’s monumental, landmark video game releases, I’ll always remember it as the year I fell head over heels for the Yakuza series. In spite of all the new releases that pushed this console generation’s hardware to its limits, when it came down to picking my personal Game of the Year, I was torn between two PlayStation 3 games that got current-gen releases: Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Both are incredible games in their own right, but as remastered last-gen ports of a series that’s never quite blown up in the West, a lot of people slept on…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Coming to PC, PS4, and Switch this week, Aegis Defenders is a unique blend of platforming and tower defense that developer GUTS, and its influences will sound even more disparate. Speaking to IGN as part of a larger look at the indie game scene on the Nintendo Switch, Game Director Bryan Kho teased Aegis Defender’s influences. And they are as disparate as Persona, Pikmin, and Overcooked, the latter of which played into GUTS desire to have players swap between playable characters more frequently. “…We had an issue where some players wouldn’t want to switch between characters during combat and would…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Risk of Rain Developers, Hopoo Games, has announced a release date for the upcoming stealth-action hybrid, Deadbolt, for PS4 and PS Vita. Deadbolt will release on both PS4 and PS Vita—complete with cross-buy support—on February 20, 2018. Having partnered up once again with Code Mystics, Hopoo Games aims to deliver a violent experience that takes place somewhere between life and death. Each mission is designed to support diverse playstyles. Players will be able to complete each objective in many different ways, ranging all the way from the ability to use stealthy tactics, or go all-out guns-blazing with flashbang grenades and…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As I dropped anchor into the shimmering waters of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, I found there was far more that felt familiar from having played the first Pillars game than there was different. It’s certainly a lot prettier, with gorgeous animated water, better lighting, and more detailed models. But the combat, dialogue, stat system, and inventory management don’t seem to have changed much at all. It’s more like Pillars of Eternity 1.5… until you get out to the overworld map. I admired the original Pillars for making its world feel more grounded and tangible by adding realistic travel time…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free next weekend. Interested players can join the growing community of over 25 million Rainbow Six Siege players during the free play weekend—which kicks off on PC from Feb 15 – Feb 18, on Xbox One from Feb 15 – Feb 19, and on PS4 from Feb 15 – Feb 20. The leading piece of content from year three, season one, Operation Chimera, will be available first on PC through the technical test server starting February 19 and will launch later on all platforms on…