Well ladies and gentlemen, the long path of Diablo 3′s restoration has finally reached a milestone. After all the patches, design team change, removal of the auction house, loot 2.0 and now the expansion pack. Reaper of Souls continues Blizzard’s tradition of adding both supplemental and new content to the experience and all in all it’s a great expansion, but the question remains: Is it worth the money?
The news this week that Oculus Rift developer: Oculus VR was bought by Facebook, has certainly shocked a lot of people. I had to break it to Ken gently who was floored by it. But the thought of a social focused virtual reality program reminded me of a very unique game for the 3D0 that I’ve wanted to talk about for some time – Immercenary.
When Ace Team released Zeno Clash in 2009, we had one of the rare examples of a first person game that focused on melee combat as opposed to shooting. Backed up with an amazing visual style and story, the game became somewhat of a cult hit. After several years and Ace’s next unusual game Rock of Ages, we finally got a sequel released last year.
While Zeno Clash 2 aimed to make things bigger, the developers kind of missed the one area that was most important: The combat system.
Infested Planet was just officially released last week after being on Steam’s early access program. A title that attempts to combine the fast pace and micro management of a strategy game, with the methodical thought process of a puzzle game. Unfortunately the tug of war between the two genres left me somewhat disappointed in the proceedings.