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Outlast

Have you ever asked yourself, why do the main characters in horror games get involved in scary stories or venture at creepy places? If you did, then can you answer why you are interested in playing horror games if you know they could give you heart attacks or make you jump out of your seat? Your answer to that question might be the same answer why main characters in the horror games get involved in those types of situations. The game about to be introduced is called Outlast. It a first-person survival horror game set in a sinister psychiatric facility. The game is developed and published by Red Barrels. It was initially released on September 4, 2013, for Microsoft Windows. Then it was made available to other platforms like Play Station 4 and Xbox One the following year. If you want to know more about the game, then you should visit their official site by clicking here.

What the Game Is All About

A reporter named Miles Upshur is the main character of the game Outlast.  Upshur is a freelance journalist who received an information from an anonymous source that a psychiatric hospital called Mount Massive Asylum, owned and operated by the Murkoff Corporation, that inhumane experiments are being conducted to the mentally-ill patients there. This triggered Upshur to go to the psychiatric hospital, not knowing what the result of his curiosity would be. In the game, you will play as Miles Upshur. You will enter the psychiatric hospital without any device except for your trusty camcorder. This means that you cannot defend yourself using weapons like guns, knives, pipes or other things which could help you survive the facility. Another nerve-wracking fact about your only device is that it has a limited battery life. There are batteries scattered around the hospital which are rarely easy to find. What’s good about your camcorder is that it has a night vision, which comes in handy when you enter dark rooms or pass through dark tunnels and other shady areas. You would be extremely unlucky if your camcorder shuts down in the middle of a dark tunnel or while you are being chased by the patients there or by what is known as The Walker.

You will enter the asylum and will find the dead bodies of the staff there. You will also encounter The Variants (psychiatric patients who are heavily disfigured and mutilated due to the multiple failed experiments that were conducted on them there) freely roaming around the facility. You will be continuously chased by random patients and The Walker as you traverse rooms and halls in the game. This is why you should always be cautious in every step you make and every door you open.

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Characters in the Game

– Miles Upshur: This is the protagonist of the game and the character that you will play. Upshur is a reporter who went to the Mount Massive Asylum because of some tip-off by an anonymous source.

– The Variants: psychiatric patients who are heavily disfigured and mutilated due to the multiple failed experiments that were conducted on them there

– Tactical officer: A nearly dying officer would tell you to get out of the facility as soon as possible to escape further danger.

– The Walker: The Walker is originally a soldier named Chris Walker. He has different aliases like ‘Strongfat’ and ‘The Soldier’.  Before being The Walker in the facility, he was hired as a security guard in the asylum after returning from Afghanistan. He became mentally deranged in his stay in the asylum to the point of murdering patients and other staff there. When his acts were discovered, he was sent back to the Mount Massive Asylum as a patient.

– Father Martin: Father Martin or Martin Archimbaud is a preacher who was admitted to the asylum. He has religious and grandiose delusions of receiving the message of a higher calling and that he is a prophet. He helps Upshur to navigate through the facility by leaving hints and writings. His religion worships the Walrider. Some of The Variants obey him, like The Twins. However, The Walker and Eddie Gluskin are not under him.

– The Walrider: The Walrider is also known as The Swarm in the game. This is the main antagonist of the game and is extremely feared by everyone in the hospital. This character is the result of nanotechnology experiments conducted on a patient named William ‘Billy’ Hope. The Walrider is controlled by Billy Hope. When Billy was undergoing the Morphogenic Engine Therapy, he learned to self-direct the lucid dream states. This enabled him to control The Walrider.

– The Twins: The Twins could be distinguished from the variants because they always go together and are a bit larger than the other variants. These patients are psychopaths and at the same time are cannibals. They are calm in their way of talking and killing. They will not run or sprint towards their victim, but will walk casually instead. They displayed an overt intent to murder Upshur for his tongue and liver, but they suppress their desire to do so because of Father Martin’s orders. However, when they grew tired of being patient, they ambushed Upshur from time to time. The Twins are extremely hard to deal with because of their unique way of hunting for their victim. They are silent killers and are clever, which makes them extra challenging for the players to deal with.

– Doctor Rudolf Gustav Wernicke: This doctor is one of the researchers in the hidden research facility beneath the Mount Massive Asylum and was the primary scientist involved in The Walrider Project. You will meet this doctor if you stayed and survived long enough in the game. If you meet him, he will explain to you the whole point why and how the entire experiment and facility existed. However, this information is not for free, since Wernicke would like the information to remain a secret. This means that he has an intent and plan to kill Upshur.

Final Points about the Game

The first thing you need to remember about the game is that you could die a multiple times just to pass a certain task in the game. This means that if you do not want to die again and again, then you need to strategically plan out your moves to successfully proceed in the game (which is almost impossible to do, unless you are the developer). It is impossible not to die in the game because The Variants always be there to hunt you, especially The Walker and The Twins. Which means that you might probably reach the point where you have already memorized when, where, and what kind of Variants will approach you, making it easy for you to finish and proceed in the game. Overall, the game will surely increase your heart rate and make you sweat your palms because of how it was designed and how the sound effects were applied. If you are interested in checking out the game, you could proceed to purchase it on Steam by clicking here. You could also read about another horror game, Huntsman: The Orphanage, which gives more narrative than Outlast. Click here to read about Huntsman.

 

Kholat

Seldom do horror game developers base their games on true events. However, the developer of Kholat, IMGN.PRO would like to be different. After all, being different makes you stand out from others. The game was based on a mysterious tragic event that happened almost sixty years ago in Russia. Kholat, a survival horror game was released on June 9, 2015. It is available on platforms like Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, and XBox One.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The game is based on a true incident which involved ten Russian students, the Dyatlov Pass incident.  The incident involved the death of nine experienced hikers who were all from the Ural Polytechnic Institute. The game is almost similar to the incident because of the multiple references which are obvious in the game. The storyline of the game is similar to the real incident too. There were many speculations revolving the story. Until now, the mystery behind the incident remains unsolved. This is probably one of the reasons why the game developers of Kholat chose to base the game on the Dyatlov Pass incident; which is perfect for creating suspense and sending mysterious messages to the players. If you want to know about the incident more, you could read about it here.

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Introductory Story of the Game

Fifty-six years ago, Russia, in the northern Ural Mountains…

A group of students of the Ural Polytechnic Institute embarked upon a difficult, winter expedition to reach the Otorten Mountain. Their journey seemed to progress according to plan. However, on the seventh day of their trip, the weather conditions worsened. They lost their orientation and were forced to set up a camp on the slope of the mountain called Kholat Syakhl (means Dead Mountain). It was their last stop.

Three weeks later in Yekaterinburg, when their families received no word of their success, the first rescue expeditions were sent.

On February 25, 1959, an abandoned campsite was found. The tent was torn down and covered with snow, with all the group’s belongings left behind inside. Further examination revealed it was cut from inside out. The surrounding footprint indicated the crew had fled the tent. They were barefooted. This suggests a frantic escape; characteristic of people scared out of their wits.

Two sets of prints led to a forested area down the slope. The rescue team found an improvised fireplace – and – two bodies. They were lying in but their underwear, with cuts and scratches on their limbs, suggesting they tried to climb a tree in panic.

What could terrify them so much?

The next three bodies were found scattered a few hundred meters from the first discovery. One of them had suffered a fractured skull, despite no evidence of a struggle.

It took the spring thaw two months later to enable the rescue team to find the rest of the victims. The last four skiers were found buried in a thick layer of ice and snow.

Their autopsies led to even more bizarre findings – all of the bodies had severe internal injuries caused by an undetermined force, similar to that of a serious car accident. No external damage or bruises were visible, besides a tongue ripped from one victim’s mouth and a strange, orange skin color.

Many speculations arose from these puzzling events. Such theories included an attack by a local tribesman, extraterrestrials, or just an avalanche. Each theory, however, served only to create more questions.

The truth behind this tragic event remains unexplained to this day. What really happened?

Maybe the answer is still waiting to be discovered, deep under the snow.

Keys Used for the Game

– L shift (running): Running in deep snow is tiring. Adjust the pace to the surrounding conditions so you don’t exhaust your organism. Before setting off on a long journey, rest in the camp and set a goal for a safe route.

– R mouse button: Focus on an object to take a better look at it.

– F (flashlight): Lighting your way with a flashlight will make you become more visible.

– Observe the environment carefully for better navigation with the help of the map and compass.

– M: map

– C: compass

– Barely accessible rocky notches may lead to interesting places and shortcuts. To gain access to them, you will sometimes have to squeeze through (L Ctrl) low-lying obstacles or jump off them.

What makes the game challenging to play is that you can only navigate through the place with the use of a map and a compass. The map doesn’t really give you enough details to guide you through the game, except for the coordinates that will appear. The game developers probably made use of this strategy to make the players feel as if they were really in the game as if everything was real. However, you could use markers around the area to set as indicators of where you currently are in the game.

The game developers also put another interesting detail in the game. There are written journals of the hikers that are scattered around the area. The written pieces are detailed and give additional information about their experience. The journals allow the players to be hooked by the mysterious but useful stories written by the hikers before the incident occurred. The journals also give a peek at what happened which could give hints on how the player could survive the game.

What made the game critics applaud the game was its extreme attention to detail. Everything seems true to life, including the snow, trees, footprints, houses, caves, and more. The sound effects of the game are as excellent as its graphics. You could observe how detailed the game developers are when the area is noisy because of the falling snow but when you enter a cave, it becomes quiet. You could also hear how timely the sound effects are to every step you make and the gush of the wind.

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As mentioned, navigating through the game is hard. This means that it if you enjoy exploring the area, then you will surely have fun. On the other hand, if you are interested in ending the game fast, then you need to be wise in reading the map, using the compass, and following the coordinates because some of the players took thirty minutes trying to figure out which way they should go. The area covered by the game is extremely wide, which is why it is understandable for players to get lost in the game for a long time. However, if you are wise and lucky in picking which way to go, then the game might be easy for you to play. The game could perfectly give you the eerie vibe of horror games because of the graphics, sound effects, narration and the story. If you want to know more about the game, you should visit the official site by clicking here.

Aside from moving through the map, you also need to be careful on where you step, if you are clumsy then you could suddenly die in the game.

Are you fond of playing horror games? There are tons of horror games currently available to play, another one is a game called Huntsman: The Orphanage, to know more about this game, click here.

Hay Day

One of the most popular farm simulation games is now available to read here at Game Launched. It is developed and published by Supercell. It was released last June 2012 on iOS and in November 2013 on Android. This means that it is only available on two platforms: iOS and Android. This game requires an internet connection to be played because of the interactive features of the game. Hay Day is free to download, but there will also be in-app purchases available, or items that you need to spend real money with. This happens when you need an item and is not available on your farm. Another example of an in-app purchase in the game is when you buy more diamonds.

The game is design to simulate farming, which means that it allows you to plow fields, plant crops, harvest crops, tend livestock, and trade goods with neighbors and friends. The game was compared to Farmville by game critics because of its similarities to the previously mentioned game. However, this does not stop the game from holding the top spot of farming games in 122 countries. This only proves that Hay Day could stand out among the herd of farm simulation games. If you want to know more about Hay Day, you could click here.

How the Game Works

The game will start with a story. Your uncle is a farmer and has his own farm. He wants to retire and give you his farm. You will accept the offer and you will start a new life in the countryside. Farming could be tough, which is why you need to plan your steps well. You need to sort out which things you should prioritize first and which items should you spend your coins and diamonds on. Since time is valued in the game, you need to be mindful of the time. Every minute counts in Hay Day, especially with your crops, if you don’t harvest them at the right time, they could wither and be wasted. A scarecrow will give you tutorial on how to navigate the game. You should follow the scarecrow so that it would be easier for you to play the game. It will also offer helpful tips on how to be a successful farmer in your farm.

Since you are learning how to be a good farmer, the game will require a few things from you: time, strategy, effort, and fun. Since this game is addicting, you need to make sure that you have all the time to play the game. You might risk your unfinished project or new assignment if you really get into the game. This is why you should make your assignments first before playing Hay Day. Since the game is a farm development game, you will need strategies on how to play the game well. Strategies will vary from player to player, so it all depends on your green fingers on how to do well in the game. Farming requires effort, and this is clearly reflected in the game. You need to spend time on deciding which things should be done and taken care of first and arrange things on the farm. Don’t be too serious while playing the game. Don’t forget that games are developed to give a fun experience, which is why you should enjoy the game as much as possible.

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In the game, you get to collect various things related to farming. Every necessary item to build a farm is present in Hay Day. You could store your items in your silo or in your barn. If you have too many items, you could expand your storage capacity to accommodate every item you would like to keep. To save your coins and diamonds, you could create your own feeds for your chickens and cows too. This would definitely save you from buying them from friends or other players. You could also sell your goods to locals who come to your farm. The locals will ask you for an item in exchange for the coins that they will offer. You could also post in the local newspaper to advertise your items. You could advertise your goods for free, but you could also spend your diamonds to advertise your goods longer and could be seen by other players easily. You can decide how much your items would cost. Aside from selling your crops and other items by advertising in the local newspaper, you could also receive orders from various places. The orders are carried by truck and will be dispatched the same way too. Orders often get you more coins and points than other activities in the game.

You could also buy goods from the newspaper, just access your mailbox to see the newspaper. What’s more fun in Hay Day, is that you could trade items and other goods with your friends or other players worldwide. This makes the game interactive and fun to play with friends or other Hay Day farmers.

Summary of the Game Features

This list includes the old and updated features of the game.

Old Features

– You could grow and customize your own farm.

– You could trade crops and other goods with neighbors and friends through your roadside shop.

– You could fulfill orders by truck or steamboat.

– You could repair your dock and catch fish.

– Build your farm to appeal to visitors.

Updated Features

– Sanctuary: Baby animals are introduced in the game. The baby animals could only be unlocked after their parents. Each of the animals has a unique unlockable decoration to offer too.

– There are new derby town tasks.

– There are new fishing and town boosters.

– There is also an improved Spin the Wheel event.

– There are new fishing area events.

– There are also special holiday and New Year events which could give you exclusive decorations by participating.

– You could pick up several visitors from different towns in one go.

– There is a minimum or maximum price for your roadside shop.

– A new indicator will be present (seagull) when someone filled your crates for you.

– There are also seasonal decorations which you could order by theme.

Quick Tips for the Game

  1. Make sure to never run out of a supply of important items.

Your crops are the foundation of your farm. It is important to never run out of crops because this would affect the entire balance of your farm. If you do not have enough crops, then you can’t feed your livestock and you can’t produce wheat necessary for baking or other purposes.

  1. Grow crops while sleeping or attending school or work.

You could grow plants that require longer time to harvest so that you could make use of the time that you are not using to play. This way, you will be able to harvest them by the time you wake up or start playing again.

There are a lot of things to do in Hay Day; you just need to enjoy every single task to progress. If you want to know more about other games related to farming you could visit Game Launched. Farm Feud is available to read if you want to know another kind of farming.

The Story in the God of War Series

The Beginning

The Primordial deities also known as Protogenoi, are the first gods and goddesses ever born. They are born from Chaos and Ananke. They form the universe and are immortal. The other gods have all descended from them. The fighting among the Primordials led to the creation of the universe and the Furies. The Furies were born from the drops of blood that came from Ouranus when he was castrated by his son Kronos. The Furies are three sisters named Alecto, Magaera, and Tisiphone. Alecto is the goddess of Anger and was in charge of punishing those who committed moral crimes, especially when used against others. Megaera the goddess of Jealousy punished those who had committed crimes of infidelity. Tisiphone, the goddess of Vengeance punished those who have committed the crimes of murder. The sisters seek retribution only for those they deemed guilty. The first traitors, the Hecatonchires who broke their promise to Zeus were punished by the Furies. They pursued and petrified his body to serve as an example of what could happen to traitors. The Furies were once fair in their judgment and punishment but changed when they conspired with Ares to overthrow Olympus. The goddess of Anger or the Queen of the Furies, Alecto bore a child with Ares with the desire to make a more powerful being but was disappointed when their son turned out to be weak. Their son is named Orkos. Orkos wished to earn his mother’s favor by keeping oaths. As Ares was still searching for a powerful warrior to help him on his plan to destroy Olympus, Zeus ordered him to search for his marked son which would overthrow him from his throne.

Ares went down to search for the warrior and discovered Deimos who was covered with a unique birthmark. Kratos, the brother of Deimos struggled to keep his brother and was easily swept by Ares. When Ares was about to finish Kratos off, Athena forbade him because his life bore no consequence. Kratos’ fight against Ares left a mark on his right eye and swore to never lose a fight, just like how he was defeated when his brother was taken away. He copied Deimos’ birthmark on himself to remember his death.

With his promise to himself, he became a successful warrior and soon rose as the leader of the Spartan warriors. He got married and had a daughter. His daughter named Calliope was born with a skin disease set out by Ares. Her skin disease was sore to the officials of Sparta, so she was ordered to be killed. Kratos consulted a healer who told him that his daughter could be healed by ambrosia, the food of the gods. He was able to obtain the ambrosia after a series of wars against those who wanted it too. His daughter was healed and continued to live. After this, the king of Sparta proclaimed him as the captain of the Spartan warriors. He led them to victory after victory despite his families’ wish against it. In another war, he faced a familiar enemy, Alrik. Alrik was one of the heroes who competed with him for the ambrosia. Alrik wished to give the ambrosia to his terribly ill father but failed. When Kratos and Alrik faced each other once again, Alrik fought with the desire to avenge his father’s death and overpowered Kratos’ army. When Kratos was about to die in the hands of his enemy, he called Ares to help him and swore allegiance. Ares saw him as a potential warrior to help him to accomplish his plan to destroy Olympus. Ares defeated Kratos’ enemies and gave him the Blades of Chaos. The Blades of Chaos are given to those who swore to serve Ares and are proven to be worthy of them.

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Kratos fought under the influence of Ares and soon lost his humanity. Ares ordered him to destroy a place that worships Athena because of his jealousy towards his father’s favoritism. When Kratos was about to reach the temple of that village, an oracle warned him not to continue because something undesirable will happen. He disregarded the oracle’s warning and proceeded to destroy everything and everyone in the temple. After killing everyone, he realized that the people in the temple included his family. Ares transported Kratos’ family in the temple to make him more suitable for his plan. As Kratos went outside the temple, the oracle cursed him and binds the ashes of his family to his skin to always remind him of his terrible deed. After this, he became the Ghost of Sparta. The mortals knew this and refused to be saved by Kratos. He was then branded as the personification of cruelty and selfishness.

Kratos renounced his oath of allegiance to Ares, causing the Furies to hunt him down. He was tortured by the Furies with illusions. However, an oracle helped him and told him that the only way he could break his oath with Ares is to kill the Furies. After breaking his oath with Ares, he swore allegiance to the other gods in Olympus.

Almost the End

Helios, the Sun God has been kidnapped, allowing Morpheus (God of Dreams) to put the other gods to sleep. Kratos was tasked to find Helios to wake the other gods up. This mission led him to the Underworld, where he saw his daughter. As he followed his daughter, he was intercepted by Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld. She told him that the only way he could meet his daughter again was to give up all his power given by the gods and become human again. After Kratos met his daughter, Persephone confessed her true intention which was to end everything and to free herself from her imprisonment in the Underworld. Kratos was bothered by this and reclaimed his powers back to fight the goddess of the Underworld despite his daughter’s plea. He defeated the goddess and was able to restore Helios to the Olympus. He continued to accomplish missions from the gods with the hope of seeing his daughter again.  Athena approached Kratos and told him to kill Ares with the condition of fulfilling Kratos’ wishes. Kratos was able to accomplish this but the goddess did not fulfill her promise. Kratos felt that there was no reason for him to live so he went up a cliff to jump off it. However, he was intercepted by Athena and was offered a throne in the Olympus, as the new God of War.  He continued to seek answers about his life and he discovered how the gods were just using him. He went down and led his Spartan armies to destroy Olympus. When he was about to kill Zeus, Athena threw herself to catch the blade. Despite this, he was still able to kill Zeus. After this, Athena appeared once again and offered another deal to Kratos but he refused it. Athena was disappointed and killed him. However, after this, his body was gone and traces of his blood led to the sea.

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New Game

Another game will be added to the God of War series, which will be released on April 20, 2018. If you want to be updated for this, click here. If you want other gaming suggestions you could always consult the Launch Crew.

 

The Fallout Series

The Fallout series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games were first created by Interplay Entertainment and currently handled by the Obsidian Entertainment. The first Fallout game was released on September 30, 1997, while the latest version of Fallout, Fallout 4, was released last November 10, 2015. If you want to know more about the series, you should visit Fallout’s official site by clicking here.

About the Game

Fallout is set futuristically. The game is set in the period where nuclear weapons were exchanged from place to place which drained the entire world. However, there are people who survived this tragedy. These people hid in vaults buried underground. The character that you will play is one of the survivors, who spent their lives in the vaults. Your character will go in the wasteland because the water system in your vault was damaged. You could find the things in the wasteland to fix the water system. In the wasteland, you will encounter different characters like struggling survivors, gangs, mutants, and other strange creatures. You could only control your character; however, you could also convince the NPCs to join your quest. You could not direct the movement of the NPCs but they will definitely help you in the game. Since this game involves fighting and solving problems, it will require your critical thinking and various strategies to ace the game. You cannot survive in the game if you do not think of your movements well. This requirement is not only present in combat but even when you are still modifying your character and attributes. The game has always been praised for the consistency of its storyline and graphics, which definitely reflected the imagination and creativity of its game developers. The game developers are also detail-oriented when it comes to the packaging of the game. There is a manual for the game called the ‘Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide’. You could find a treasure chest of tips inside the manual, so you should definitely read it before jumping in the game.

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Modify Your Character

Base Attributes: These attributes are constant throughout the game because they are innate. These can also be affected by drugs and can be altered by conditions like wearing of Power Armor, the presence of NPCs, eye damage received in a critical hit or by using items or adding perks.

– Strength: Row physical strength. A high strength is good for physical characters. Modifies: Hit Point, Melee Damage, and Carry Weight.

– Perception: The ability, see, hear, taste, and notice unusual things. Perception is important for a sharpshooter. Modifies Sequence and ranged combat distance modifiers.

– Endurance: Stamina and physical toughness. A character with a high Endurance may survive where others may not. Modifies: Hit Points, Poison and Radiation Resistance, Healing Rate, and the additional Hit Points per level.

Charisma: A combination of appearance and charm. A high Charisma is important for characters that want to influence people with words. Modifies: NPC reactions and barter prices.

Intelligence: Knowledge, wisdom, and the ability to think quickly. A high intelligence is important for any character. Modifies: the number of skill points per level, dialogue options, and many skills

Agility: Coordination and the ability to move well. A high Agility is important for any active character. Modifies: Action Points, Armor Class, Sequence, and many skills.

Luck: Fate, Karma. An extremely high or low Luck will affect the character – somehow. Events will be changed by how lucky (or unlucky) your character is.

– Optional Traits like:

Gifted: You have more innate abilities than most, so you have not spent much time honing your skills. Your primary statistics are each +1, but you lose -10% on all skills to start, and receive 5 fewer skills point per level.

Night Person: As a night-time person, you are more awake when the sun goes down. Your Intelligence and Perception are improved at night but dulled during the day.

-Skills like:

Steal: The ability to make things of others your own. Can be used to steal from people or places.

Sneak: Quiet movement, and the ability to remain unnoticed. If successful, you may be much harder to locate. You cannot run and sneak at the same time.

Unarmed: A combination of martial arts, boxing, and hand-to-hand martial arts. Combat with your hands and feet.

Small Guns: The use, care, and knowledge of small firearms. Pistols, SMGs, and rifles.

Melee Weapons: Use non-range weapons in hand-to-hand, or melee, combat. Knives, sledgehammers, spears, clubs, and so on.

First Aid: General healing skill. Used to heal small cuts, abrasions, and other minor ills. In game terms, the use of first aid can heal more hit points over time than just rest.

– As you level up, you will earn Perks like:

Awareness: You are more likely to notice details about people. Awareness will give more detailed information about them when you perform Examine.

Healer: The healing of bodies comes easier for you with this Perk. Each level will add two to five more hit points healed when using First Aid or Doctor Skills.

Heave Ho!: Each level of the Heave Ho! Perk will give your thrown weapons an additional +2 Strength for purposes of determining range only.

More Criticals: You are more likely to Critical Hits in combat if you have this Perk. Each level of More Criticals will get you +5% chance to cause a critical hit. This is a good thing.

Mysterious Stranger: With this Perk, you have gained the attention of a Mysterious Stranger, who will appear to help you from time to time. If your ally is lost in combat, do not expect him or her to be replaced.

Night Vision: With the Night Vision Perk, you can see in the dark better. Each level of this Perk will reduce the overall darkness by 10%.

Quick Pockets: You have learned to store your equipment on your person. With each level of this Perk, the AP cost to access Inventory in combat is reduced by one.

Rad Resistance: You are better able to avoid radiation and the bad effects radiation causes. Each level of this Perk will improve your Radiation Resistance by 10%.

Ranger: You are better able to avoid unwanted attention while traveling through the wasteland. Your chance of a hostile random encounter is lowered by each level of this Perk.

Scout: You have improved your ability to see distant locations, increasing the size of explorations on the World Map by one square in each direction.

Sharpshooter: The talent of hitting things at longer distances. You get a 2+ bonus, for each level of this Perk, to Perception for the purposes of determining range modifiers. It’s easier than ever to kill at long range!

Summary

Overall, the game is one of the best role-playing games with futuristic appeal. There are a lot of things you could in the game, which is also interesting for players. It will always be an example to other games that are created and will be created with related features and genre. There are lots of games with futuristic themes, but Fallout will always be one of the best. There are also other games that were praised for their consistency; an example of this is Nuclear Eclipse Online. Click here to read about this game.

ELEX

Have you ever wanted to fuse two or more ideas in a game? Have you ever wished that there could be a game that is set in the future, but is also somewhat medieval? Have you ever imagined a game with magic and machines combined? All of these questions can be answered with one word, yes. Yes, all of these are possible because of the game developer Piranha Bytes and the game publisher THQ Nordic. Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic decided to have a collaboration to introduce a game that is a fusion of many elements. Electic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial (ELEX) is a game released worldwide on October 17, 2017. The game is clearly described by its name. However, ELEX is not only the description of the game but is an important element that is often mentioned in the game too. It is a science-fiction action role-playing game. It is a game with a plot full of twists and new concepts. It is available on the following platforms: Play Station 4, Xbox One, and Windows.  It a single player game with a third-person perspective. If you want to know more about the game, you could visit its official site by clicking here. If you want to purchase it on Steam, you could click here.

How the Story and the Game is Connected

The ELEX is an element that is found in a meteor that struck planet called Magalan one hundred fifty years ago. The meteor almost wiped out the planet, so only a few survivors from the highly advanced civilization were left. The survivors continued to battle and struggle to decide the fate of Magalan. The ELEX is a precious and limited resource which could heighten the senses of human, remove emotion, give magical powers, and fuel machines to become stronger than machines without ELEX. It also has the capability to transform humans into mutants. Magalan is divided into several factions with different philosophies and ideologies, especially when it comes to how humans should deal with the ELEX.  The main factions are the Albs, the Berserkers, the Clerics, and the Outlaws

The game is centered on a soldier named Jax. He was a Commander in Albs. He was sent on a mission to find the head of the Berserkers who use the ELEX for magical purposes. The spiritual head of the Berserkers is Thorald the Pilgrim. Little did he know that it was a fake mission to remove him from his position and to kill him. On his way to find Thorald, his glider jet was shot by an unknown enemy and crashed over a mountain. He was able to survive the crash and was hunted down by the Albs, with the lead of his brother Kallax. As they were fighting, he fell off a cliff and into a small forest. His condition was bad and he fell into a coma for several days. An Outlaw found him and stole his armor and his ELEX. When he woke up, he realized what state he was in, and he started feeling things he never felt before. He began to experience emotion for the first time. He was filled with the desire to take vengeance and set on a journey to find out exactly why those things happened to him. Jax will meet the three other factions he formerly fought with, which means that he should conceal his former identity.

Duras, a Berserker told Jax that there was an Outlaw named Ray who was wandering near the area a few days ago. Jax sought Ray because he thought that maybe it was him who stole his things. Jax was able to locate Ray in an abandoned motel. Ray was disappointed upon seeing Jax because he did steal Jax’s equipment, thinking that he is already dead. As he confessed his deed, he told Jax that he already sold the equipment to somebody else. He joined Jax on his quest to compensate for what he did. Jax, together with his new companion will face enemies like mutants or other survivors that yield guns, swords, and magic. He will also gain new weapons and other equipment from the people that he will meet along his journey.

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The Different Factions in the Game

– The Albs: The Albs were born long ago from the Clerics. They directly use the ELEX in their bodies to make them strong and emotionless, enabling to make decisions out of pure logic and reason. The aim of their faction is to attain the next stage of evolution and rule the entire Magalan. They believe that the way to achieve this is by living in a world where there are no emotions at all. They harvest ELEX from other survivors and compete with the other factions.

– The Berserkers: They will look like as if they came from the past. They use medieval armors, swords, and bows and only live in huts. This is because they do not want to use technology. They only use mana (magical power) from the ELEX and some spells. They use mana to upgrade their weapons, summon ghosts during fights and cast magic spells. They aim to restore the former beauty of nature, especially how the planet looked like one hundred fifty years ago.

– The Clerics: Their main enemy is the faction of the Albs. They detest the idea of consuming the ELEX directly into the body. They believe in their god Calaan. They also have the goal to restore the planet on how it was a hundred fifty years ago, before the meteor struck the surface of Magalan and brought the ELEX. They use the ELEX to strengthen their weapons and other machines. They use advanced technology and PSI powers, which they use to teleport from place to place.

– The Outlaws: The Outlaws do not restrict the faction from freedom. They use stimulants to increase their physical abilities. Each of the members of the Outlaws follows their own set of rules and lives their life without the dictation of a ruler or any other person in the higher level in the hierarchy. They do not display a desire for the ELEX and only uses regular weapons like grenades, rifles, and other firearms.

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Since you cannot return to the Albs, you can only join one faction among the other three. If you join a faction, you will only accept quests from them, to prove that you have the desire to be a part of them. Your actions in every quest will affect the decision of your chosen faction to let you join or not.

Summary

Overall, the game was praised by game critics and players for its detailed storyline and graphics. The unique characteristics of the different factions are definitely visible throughout the entire game. You could also feel the personality of your character Jax, as you portray him. You could sense that the game developers really put their attention to bring out each personality and trait of the characters in the game. It has a style that is enough for it to stand out among other action role-playing games.

Detention

There are lots of types of horror games, but the most frightening among all is the type that triggers you psychologically. These horror games often have a longer effect on players compared to those games that only frighten players during the game. The game about to be introduced is a type of game that challenges and scares the players psychologically. The game was praised by lots of game critics and players about how it is deeply rooted in the history of Taiwan. The game developers did a good job in inserting historical and religious references in the game. Games with references become successful if the research and exploration done with the topic that it is related to the game are thorough. The history that will be used as a reference should be strictly studied too. The game developers were successful in connecting the game with the history in Taiwan as well as the spiritual and political aspects that they have touched. The game included points on Taoism and Buddhism. The Taiwanese and Chinese culture and mythology could be seen clearly in the game. The game also presented some historical and political facts that you should not miss out. The game is called Detention. It is a game developed by Red Candles and was released on the thirteenth of January 2017. It is available on platforms like Play Station 4, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch. There is also a slot version of it here. It is a survival horror adventure game and is set in 2D point-and-click. You will find it easy to navigate in the game because it is mostly composed of narrations and conversations to fill up the story in the game. This game would cause you psychological terror, so if you are interested in playing the game, then you should start preparing yourself. If you want to explore and know more about the game, then you should check out its official website by clicking here.

History in the Game: The White Terror

Martial law is a period of the imposition of direct military control involving the suspension of ordinary law. When martial law was implemented in Taiwan, it lasted for thirty-eight years and fifty-seven days, which was the longest imposition of martial law by a regime anywhere in the world at that time. The martial law in Taiwan also known as the White Terror followed the 228 Incident.

The 228 Incident (occurred on February 28) happened because of an occurrence that happened on February 27. A cigarette vendor was selling illegal cigarettes which were confiscated by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau. Her income from selling those cigarettes was also confiscated. Her head was hit with a pistol while she was being arrested. This incident triggered the crowd to swarm the agents. One of the agents opened fire which took away a person’s life. On February 28, mass protests occurred, demanding the agent who opened fire to be executed and the director of the bureau removed from the position. When the protesters spotted two Tobacco Monopoly Bureau agents, they beat them to death. Other protesters who gathered near the Government-General’s office were shot and several were killed. This led to further uprisings which erupted all over Taiwan. The dissatisfaction and resentment of the people towards their government grew together with their protests which alarmed the Kuomintang. The Kuomintang or Nationalists in English is a major political party in Taiwan.

To silence the revolts, the Kuomintang imprisoned or murdered anyone who posed a threat to their rule. This cycle continued up to the Order of the Martial Law. Strict political censorship was implemented and no other party was allowed to form except the Kuomintang. Soldiers executed lots of people, including the innocent ones. Women were raped, some people were beheaded. Almost every citizen in Taiwan had all of their rights stripped away from them. Taiwan was deeply traumatized by all of the things that occurred and has left scars up to the present day. After the martial law ended, no one knew exactly how many people died. This tragic incident left a huge mark in the history of Taiwan. This incident is not only known in Taiwan but also throughout the world because of the extreme violence that was involved during that period. To know more about this period of history in detail, please click here.

How the Story is Unraveled in the Game

Wei Chung Ting falls asleep during his history class when an instructor comes to talk with the lecturer of the class about a book list. As he wakes up, the campus is already empty because the students are asked to evacuate due to an incoming typhoon. As he roams the halls, he discovered that there is still a student left with him too. It is Fang Ray Shin who is asleep that time in the auditorium. The bridge in their village has been washed away by the harsh flood so they cannot go out of the campus to go home. They went back to their school called Greenwood High School and decided to stay in Wei Chung Ting’s classroom. Wei Chung Ting went out to look for a phone. After this, the game shifts from Wei Chung Ting’s perspective to Fang Ray Shin. Fang Ray Shin awakens again in the auditorium but with an eerie feeling and environment. Wei Chung Ting is dead and hanging inverted from the ceiling. Fang Ray Shin wanders the school to discover the mystery that surrounds the entire Greenwood High School. As she wanders around the campus, she will encounter puzzles, evil spirits, and clues that will lead her to the answer. Later in the game, the player will realize that the character is actually Fang Ray Shin’s spirit traveling with her memories.

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In the end, the player is left with two choices: to accept Fang Ray Shin’s guilt or to deny them. If the player will choose Fang Ray Shin as not guilty, then Wei Chung Ting, Chang Ming Hui (Fang Ray Shin’s lover), and Yin Tsui Han (Wei Chung Ting’s history teacher) will appear to warn her that the cycle would repeat. On the other hand, if the player will choose Fang Ray Shin as guilty, an origami airplane will be found with Chang Ming Hui’s letter to her. The game ends with the spirits of Wei Chung Ting and Fang Ray Shin sitting together in his classroom.

Overall, sadness competed with the frightening feeling expressed in the game. You could feel and empathize with Fang Ray Shin as you discover the truth behind her story and the entire mystery of the Greenwood High School. The game highlights lots of issues, including the mental health issue which was seldom discussed by the players and game critics. The game developers were able to tackle lots of issues and ideas in just one game, and all were elaborately shown and expressed. Another horror that you could realize in the game is how a single problem and violence could grow and affect a bigger population, like a school or a country. If you want to know another horror game with a great narrative like this one, then you should read Huntsman: The Orphanage to find out more.

11 FPS Games That You Should Know About

 

If you’re into playing as a shooter and always wanted to play in a first-person perspective then you must be quite familiar with the list of games about to be introduced. But if you’re not familiar with them yet, then take your time to know each of them so that you could pick the next game to play. All of these games definitely involve action. Most of the games that will be mentioned are known to be the best games in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre. Here are the eleven FPS games you that you should know about.

  1. Battlefield 1: Turning Tides

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This game was recently released worldwide last month on February 13. 2018. It is developed by DICE. The Battlefield series is set in the World War I. The game will start with the player on the frontline of the Harlem Hellfighters. The player will be the last survivor among his comrades. There will also be another survivor but is from the German side. You will point at one another with your weapons but both of you are too exhausted. Know more about the game by clicking here.

 

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts

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This game was released worldwide in November 2013. Call of Duty: Ghosts is developed by Infinity Ward. It is available on platforms like Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3, Play Station 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Unlike the other COD games, COD: Ghosts is set futuristically following a nuclear destruction in the Middle East. The Ghosts are the main characters of the game. They are from the special forces of the US. The game features a playable dog named Riley, who is also a part of the team. The best feature of the game is its multiplayer gameplay. If you are interested in playing the game, you could click here to find out more about it or read about another COD game by clicking here.

 

 

  1. Crysis 3

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Crysis 3 is developed by Crytek and was released on February 19, 2013. It is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3, and Xbox 360. The game is centered on a group of military force with advanced technology. Their suits allow them to increase their physical abilities and conceal themselves when needed. They are attacked by a group of North Korean soldiers, and aliens known as the Ceph. If you want to know more about the game, then you should visit its official site by clicking here.

  1. Doom VFR

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This game is developed by id Software and was made available on PC last May 13, 2016 and on Nintendo Switch last November 10, 2017. It is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is set in a research facility on Mars. Earth already has its energy depleted which is why the research facility is drawing energy from Hell instead. This allowed them to study demons and other related stuff from Hell. If you are interested in buying this game, then click here.

 

  1. Halo Wars 2

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Halo Wars 2 is the latest game in the Halo series. It was released last February 21, 2017. It is developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly. The game is set in the twenty-sixth century. The crew in the Spirit of Fire awakened from cryosleep and received a signal. The Spartan Red Team was deployed to trace the signal. A conflict arose and this will be the problem that the player should solve. If you are interested in knowing more about this game, then you should visit its official site by clicking here.

 

  1. Killzone Shadow Fall

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Killzone Shadow Fall is developed by Guerilla Games and was released in North America on November 15, 2013, and on November 29, 2013, in Europe. It is only available on a single platform, the Play Station 4. The game is set several years after the construction of the Wall. Michael Kellan together with his son Lucas was sneaking through New Helghan to The Wall. Sinclair, a Shadow Marshal helped them to make it through. However, they were spotted by Helghast forces which cost Michael’s life. Sinclair fought with them and won. He promised Lucas that he will take care of him. Lucas was trained to become a Shadow Marshal until he became one under Sinclair. If you want to play this game, then you should click here.

  1. Last Man Standing

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Last Man Standing is developed by Free Reign Entertainment. The game was released last March 29, 2017, and is available on Windows. It is a multiplayer death match game where you are only allowed to respawn with the number of lives that you are given. Once you have spent your last life, you can no longer respawn and you will only become a spectator until the game ends with a winner. The aim of the game is already stated in its title, to be the last man standing. If you want to download the game on Steam, then please click here.

  1. Quake

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The game is released on May 31, 2007. It was developed by the game developer of Doom, the id Software. The game is centered on your character a hero tasked to go into a portal to fight the Quake. The player will go through multiple levels throughout the game. Your objective is to fight and survive to make it to the next level. Once you will finish the levels, you will meet Quake for your biggest battle. The game is available on Steam and you could purchase it by clicking here.

 

  1. StarCraft: Remastered

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This game is released on August 14, 2017, and was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows and MacOS. Its gameplay is the same with the original game. The difference between Starcraft: Remastered and the other version is that its graphics are more elaborate and upgraded. Visit its official site to explore the game more.

 

  1. Titanfall 2

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Titanfall 2 is developed by Respawn Entertainment. The game was released on October 28, 2016. The game is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, and Xbox One. It follows the story of Jack Cooper who aspired to become the Titan Pilot for the Militia. From here lots of things will happen as you push through the game. This game could be found on its official site, just click here to find out more.

 

  1. Wolfenstein: The New Order

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The game was released worldwide last May 20, 2014. It is developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3, Play Station 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game is played from a first-person perspective. The character of the player will have battles on multiple levels and use a variety of weapons. The game is praised for its narrative and for its graphics. The player will also face choices that will affect the progress of the game. You could purchase the game through Steam, just click here.

 

There are lots of games that use the FPS genre but only a few stood out. All of these games are worth your attention and time. You will probably find your favorite FPS game on this list. There is also another FPS you could discover here at Game Launched; it is Nuclear Eclipse Online. If you want to know more about this game, please click here.

PES is back with PES 2018

Just when you thought you can’t play soccer with your hands, Konami just released its latest installment in the game series Pro Evolution Soccer, the Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2018 was released worldwide last September 2017. The game is available on platforms like Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, XBox 360, and XBox One. The newest version is smoother to play and has upgraded graphics and sound effects. The way the characters move make it seem like you are watching a live game because of how intricate the movements are. You could see that Konami really made sure that the characters would move almost the same as the real players that inspired the characters in the game. The game received almost perfect scores from video game critics and players, just like what its previous versions have been receiving for the past years. To know more details about Pro Soccer Evolution 2018, see Konami.

The cover for the Pro Soccer Evolution is the Barcelona team which includes Gerard Picqué, Leonel Messi, Luis Suárez, Andrés Iniesta and Sergi Roberto. To know more about the Barcelona team, see Official FC Barcelona.

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The Random Selection Match is probably the best feature of PES 2018. RSM allows you to make a team from different countries with random lineups. You can also compete with your friends and take turns with the players.

Leagues with Official License

  1. Ligue 1 Conforma
  2. Domino’s Ligue 2
  3. Eredivisie
  4. Serie A – aside from Juventus and the league’s own official name
  5. Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
  6. Liga De Chile
  7. Liga De Argentina
  8. AFC Champions League

Best Players per Position

  1. Forwards
  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Luis Suárez
  • Neymar
  • Robert Lewandowski
  1. Midfielders
  • Luka Modrić
  • Toni Kroos
  • Paul Pogba
  • Arturo Vidal
  • Mesut Özil
  1. Goalkeepers
  • Manuel Neuer
  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • David de Gea
  • Jan Oblak
  • Thibaut Courtois
  1. Defenders
  • Sergio Ramos
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Marcelo Vieira
  • Thiago Silva
  • Jérôme Boateng

How to Play

  1. Make sure to practice.

Just like any other game, practice is the key to success. Never underestimate the training games and always perform as if it’s a real match. If you maintain a competitive spirit, then you’ll be able to get the gist of the game in no time.

  1. Know when to use tricks in the game.

You can’t always use tricks, especially if the timing is not right. Remember that tricks could be risky because you might give the opponent the chance to steal the ball if you failed to execute it. This is why use tricks only when the time is right. If you really want to use tricks, then you need to practice them so that you’ll get used to them.

  1. Master free kicks and corner kicks.

These kicks are now common in the latest PES and it’s even easier to make them because you could adjust the camera according to the angle that is favorable for you to make the shot.

  1. Learn about the player you’re using.

Each player has a different role. You need to consider the roles so that you could play efficiently and use the player’s abilities to your advantage.

  1. Explore the other teams too.

You don’t necessarily need to always use the best and famous teams to score a goal or to win a game. It all depends on how you handle the player. Try using the other teams too, if you could master using them, then it is easy for you to adapt to any player.

  1. Have an in-depth understanding of the game.

This is vital in every game, especially in games like PES 2018. Learning to play efficiently and knowing when to use tricks and being aware of your position makes you an intelligent player. Mastering all of these would make you an excellent player.

  1. Learn to use techniques.

This can be different for every player because each player has a different role. This can be controlling, dribbling, passing, and tackling the ball. Studying the techniques for each role, lets you know how to move in the game.

 

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  1. Be patient.

If you’re a beginner, it could take time to adjust to the controls, to know how to manipulate the moves of the players, and to make successful goals in the game. It could be difficult at first, but you can improve as you continue to play. Patience is needed when you play PES 2018. If you combine patience with practice and dedication, then you become unbeatable.

The 17th installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, is probably the best among the other versions. Konami made it easier to control and use the players. It is easier to pass and dribble the ball, because of how smooth the transitions are. If you don’t want to play soccer under the heat of the sun, then you could play PES 2018 instead.

 

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Latest COD: Call of Duty WWII

Most of the FPS (first-person shooter) games today are set futuristically or fictionally. However, Sledgehammer Games looked back and used the past as the setting for their latest Call of Duty game, the Call of Duty: World War II. COD: WWII was released worldwide last November 3, 2017. The game is available on different platforms like Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and XBox One. People were so excited about it that during the day of its release, servers crashed because of the traffic they caused from trying to play the game. With this astonishing feat, let us get to know the game more. To view more about COD: WWII, see Call of Duty: World War II.

Historical Background of COD: WWII

The previous CODs were also based on WWII. COD: WWII is the fifth main WWII title in the COD series. Let us know what really happened during World War II, enough for it to be used five times as a setting in a game.

World War II with more than 80 million fatalities mostly from massacres, genocide, and bombing holds the record in world history for most fatalities ever known.

Allies vs. Axis Powers

The war was all about the conflict between the Allies and the Axis powers. The two groups were composed of powerful countries. The Allies consisted mainly of the United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union, France and China. Other Allies were other countries under the main Allies, or who were harmed by the Axis. The Axis countries are Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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Roots of the War

The bitter emotions that stirred the war mostly came from the previous World War that ended with the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was pushed to take all the blame for the war and was tasked to make reparations to the damage that the war has caused. This took a heavy toll on Germany, their economy suffered and they lost all their glory. When Adolf Hitler came and promised Germany to return its former glory with his plans, he rose to power quickly and influenced a lot of people with his immoral and absurd ideas. He went on talking about how the Jews caused their defeat and promoted antisemitism (prejudice against the Jews). He put the Jews in concentration camps and violated all human rights. He also broke pacts like not invading Poland and Russia, which made the war grow bigger.

 

Three-Power Pact Made Between Germany, Italy, and Japan

Adolf Hitler teamed up with two other countries, the Fascist side of Italy, and Japan, who at that was trying to expand its empire in South East Asia. He formed the Nazi and invaded countries using air force and other military tactics. His actions threatened the other powerful countries (Allies), which prompted them to take action. June 6, 1944, marked the D-Day of the Allies because this was the day when they marched through Normandy (first setting in COD: WWII, and the hub in the Headquarters mode). Normandy was the French area invaded by Germany. This liberated most of France, and the Allies were able to advance in the war. The Allies all pushed towards Germany and weeks after this, Hitler committed suicide. Later on, the Nazis surrendered and the war in the Western side ended. On the Eastern side, Japan was still fighting against the US. The US attacked Hiroshima with an atomic bomb which caused great destruction in Japan. The end of the Second World War was marked when Japan finally declared their defeat after the second bombing in Nagasaki.

What to Expect in COD: WWII

  1. New modes for players to choose from
  • Multiplayer Mode: The multiplayer mode randomly sets the players to play either as Allies or Axis. Then the players can choose which division they want to be in. The divisions are Infantry, Airborne, Armored, Mountain, Expeditionary, and Resistance.
  • Infantry: for mid to long-range combat
  • Airborne: stealth-based gameplay style
  • Armored: division with the heaviest power with machine guns
  • Mountain: long-range combat, best for players who use sniper rifles
  • Expeditionary: shotguns are used
  • Resistance: stealthy close-quarter combat with the use of pistols and tactical knives
  • Headquarters Mode: The headquarters mode is where 48 players could socialize, practice their shooting skills, and duel other players.
  • Zombies Cooperative Game Mode (Nazi Zombies): The story in this mode started with Dr. Straub building an undead army to belatedly change the tides of the World War 2. In this mode, the players have four combat roles to choose from: Offense, Control, Medic, and Support. The mode was said to be similar to Dead Space.
  1. No more health regeneration

Instead of health regeneration, as used in COD: The Big Red One, health packs are scattered throughout the game. Squad mates could also give health packs to save one another.

  1. Unique weapons to choose from

Since the setting is in WWII, the arsenals used in the game are also from the same period. Which is why most of the weapons, especially the guns are unknown and new to some of the players.

  1. Squad abilities unlocked during missions
  • Zussman: gives health packs
  • Pierson: highlights enemies in the area
  • Turner: carries extra ammo for your weapons
  • Stiles: carries extra lethal and tactical grenades
  • Aiello: offers a special smoke signal grenade for calling Allied mortar fire

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  1. Boots on the ground gameplay style
  • Double jumping and wall running were removed
  • Slide
  • Hit-the-deck (similar to dolphin dive): allows players to throw themselves on the ground for cover

This game play style was praised by many video game critics and players.

Summary

The Call of Duty: World War II has been successful ever since its first release last November. It was said to have earned over $500 million three days after its release. The story encompassed in the game was also praised for its consistency and detail. The graphics and sounds effects never failed to amaze the public just like the previous CODs. If you haven’t played COD: WWII yet, then you should try it now. To learn more about COD, visit Call of Duty.

 

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