I have found myself going back to older games in the last week. Several games are hitting different as they come back into my library.
What games am I playing right now? Quick look
1. Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark is a game that I poured heaps of hours into for years after it initially launched back in 2016. I led an amazing group of survivors across the maps that had been released in that time and then slowly faded away from the game after years of fun. Ark 2 is set to release sometime in 2023 and it forced me to return to the original for some sandbox fun.
2. Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord
This is quite an exciting game that is still moderately new. It plays somewhat like a strategy focused rpg, but you are able to command and even fight battles yourself. I was overhyped for this game as I played the original game. I do understand this game will not be for everyone.
3. Black Desert Online
The release of the season servers allowed me to make the level and gear jumps I needed to get back into Black Desert Online. These season servers allowed me to reach the soft cap and hit level 61 in mere days. The game is a world of fun as there is almost too much to do in this mmorpg.
4. Madden 23
It is no secret that I am a fan of the NFL. Madden 23 is very similar the versions of years past and it is still new to me.
5. Other games
I am still playing Fall Guys, RDR2, Skate 3, and many more. These games have kind of been pushed down my play queue for now. Still very good games to consider playing even now.
I have been looking for a topic that I can cover each and every week. I am going to try to do that here with Game Rate of the Week. This will be an article set which details underrated and overrated games, games that suck and rock.
Suck Game of the Week
Crew 2 Ubisoft has released many good games, but Crew 2 is not one of them. I put in a good amount of time getting started in Crew 2. I paid my money, completed several missions, and tried to explore as much as possible. This game is garbage and not worth the money.
Rocking Game of the Week
Fall Guys Fall Guys is still popping for me. I still have not figured out why this game is so fun and addicting, but it is! You can compete solo or in teams of 2 or 4 to compete in shows. These shows have rounds that you must qualify through.
Underrated Game of the Week
Chivalry 2 The player base seems to have really fallen on this game. I don’t think the player base was ever really that huge; however, the drop off is noticeable. I find myself playing against the same 4 people every game which is unfortunate for such a fun game. Choose between large scale 64 player or 40 player battles OR go small scale with 1v1 and 3v3 player arena battles.
Overrated Games Rocket League It’s been Rocket League for quite a while. Not that it is a bad game, but it is overrated.
Upcoming game to be excited about:
Modern Warfare 2 Modern Warfare 2 is the biggest upcoming game right now. It will be an instant hit for all!
A game you may or may not know about will be releasing on August 4th, 2022. This game looks exciting and perhaps will be just what we need to make it to holiday game releases like, Skull and Bones, God of War, and Modern Warfare 2.
The game we are talking about today is Turbo Golf Racing. Turbo Golf Racing is a game about turbo powered cars, oversized golf balls, and an explosive race to the finish. The game is by Hugecalf Studios and Secret Mode.
The game looks to attack customers who might be into games like Rocket League. It looks like you build your loadout for your car and then race in 8 player races with golf balls. Which, tbh, sounds a bit wacky. The wackiness may be just what we need from this type of game.
The game releases on August 4th, 2022 for PC and Xbox.
The Day Before is the most requested game among steam users. It is said to be an online multiplayer, zombie survival. The game trailers look incredible. The folks at FNTASTIC even make it look like the game we have all been wanting to fill the void in the zombie survival genre. The only problem is…
The Day Before may not be exactly what it is selling itself as. FNTASTIC is a game developer that doesn’t have a history of churning out great games. Does that mean they do not have the ability to do so?
I have watched the trailers and other information regarding the game. It looks like the game is too good to be true. I hope I am wrong. The zombie survival genre needs some attention.
Best Zombie Survival Games out right now:
Dying Light 2
State of Decay 2
The Last of Us II
Back 4 Blood
Resident Evil Village
7 Days to Die
The Walking Dead
Killing Floor 2
Let’s be real. Days Gone isn’t very good. A few of these on the list are absolutely ancient. The top 3 are slam dunks though. This list is missing a slam dunk that is also an open world, online multiplayer. Not that I am being picky, but maybe something on Unreal Engine 5 would be nice.
Some upcoming games we are keeping an eye on:
The Day Before
These games look incredible. It will be up to the developers to send them home for us. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be launching as a single player experience with multiplayer to follow. There are not that many details on the multiplayer yet. Redfall will be co-op focused. The Day Before has claimed to be an open world, online multiplayer; however, I do have my doubts on this.
These are the games I will be talking about in the coming days on stream. Hit up the socials to stay up to date!
Dying Light 2 released in February. It offers a compelling story with alternate endings based on the players choices during the game. We now have details of a possible DLC to come in the new future which may offer alternate endings as well.
Could it be that Dying Light 2’s upcoming DLC is a gladiator style arena?
Data mining has uncovered a large number of files for an upcoming DLC within the Dying Light 2 game. YouTuber Bub showcased this on his channel just a few days ago. It has since been discussed at length on Reddit and other social platforms.
These files that were discovered seem to show an opera house. A large opera house.
What has Techland said?
Techland, the game’s developer, has said that it wants to get out the first DLC in September. This means that it is about the right time for these files to start making their way to the game. We simply do not know the full details. So, take the upcoming speculation with a grain of salt.
Dying Light 2: Opera Astrid
It appears that this large opera house is the final stage of a gladiatorial style tournament. The player (Aiden) begins fighting at smaller city arenas until he has performed well enough to enter the grand stage.
The story that goes along with the new update possibly has two endings as well.
I am very excited for the upcoming DLC. Let me know your thoughts!
There are many games you could be playing right now. Whether you’re a platformer lover, dungeon crawler, or any other kind of gamer. I want to hear about what you are playing! Talk to me on Facebook!
As most of you know, I am looking forward to Skull and Bones the most right now; however, there are plenty of other games to get excited about the nearing release dates. There are also still
Currently playable games
As Dusk Falls
As Dusk Falls has been out for a very short time having just released on July 19th. It is an original interactive drama that explores the entangled lives of two families across 30 years. You and up to 8 players will be able to drive the lives and relationships of multiple characters over numerous chapters and books of gameplay.
State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is still worth playing and often gets forgotten about. You play as a community rather than as one single character in this very fun zombie survival game. The uniqueness is what sets it apart from other games.
Century Age of Ashes
Century: Age of Ashes is a fun free-to-play multiplayer dragon battle game. Hatch and grow a full roster of dragons to compete in intense arena battles. Rule the skies in fast paced aerial combat. This game can be a ton of fun!
Fall Guys in an instant classic. It is free, cross-platform, massively multiplayer, party royale adventure! You and others play as contestants on shows to compete through escalating rounds of absurd obstacle courses!
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is one of the better space adventures out there. It is all about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe. Many additions have been added to this game over the years to make it a sure-fire unique experience.
Games to look forward to
Skull and Bones – upcoming pirate simulation and strategy adventure. Modern Warfare 2 – Call of Duty’s new game. Saints Row – the new one! Humankind – create your own civilization! Callisto Protocol – survive to escape the horrors of Callisto!
As Dusk Falls is a very unique game that released at exactly 11:00AM this morning. I went live at 10:58AM and streamed the very first chapter.
Originally, I was thinking to myself that the game was rather slow and full of a boring story. This thought quickly changed as the story became more compelling and the choices became tougher to make.
It is a very unique concept. The game has the ability to allow up to 8 players to make the decisions in the game. These players may join you through their phones, tablets, other gaming platforms, or even as couch co-op participants. You must vote on which choice to make should you choose to play with others.
Another great thing you may do if you’re a streamer is connecting your Twitch channel right to the game. This will allow your audience to vote on the choice you make, and they may even override your final decision.
Features & Key Points
What makes the game re-playable? The decisions you make are weighed against the choices of others at the end of each chapter. The story is very compelling. These things make you want to replay to see the other outcomes.
It looks like a comic book; however, actors were actually recorded through video to create each scene. The graphics are perfect for the feeling of the game.
The decisions start out fairly simple to get you used to the controls and the uniqueness of the game. That quickly changes as you will begin to make choices that feel very heavy!
The game concept is incredible. I would recommend this game to anyone who is all for a good story and decision-based game.
Skull and Bones has been on the hype train for quite a while now. It was officially teased back during E3 in 2018. Since then, it has appealed to a variety of different players. We are now learning about the game and there is one fact that has made the game a bit less appealing to a group of prospective players. That fact is that the player (you) will not be able to leave your ship.
What are we talking about?
The ships boarding and deboarding procedures in the safe zone will require a small cut scene.
There will be no player driven raid parties ashore
The player cannot personally be involved with any land raiding, ship to ship raiding, nor off ship looting.
Resource collection and crafting will be done onboard.
I understand this could be off putting to some. This can also be a blessing in disguise for others.
A large group of players seem to have believed we were getting a Sea of Thieves clone with better graphics. This has never been the goal for Ubisoft.
We are not getting a Sea of Thieves clone, and I am happy for that.
So, what are we getting?
Excellent pirate simulation
Amazing strategy focused combat
What are we losing? Trolls. Let’s face it, the trolling of SoT and other games like Atlas -will be reduced heavily. Those who will enjoy the strategy focus and pirate role play will be very happy with our final result.
The game will be an amazing pirate simulation / strategy focused game. I am very much looking forward to it. A hands-on raiding game could indeed be cool; however, we have that in other games already in Sea of Thieves, Atlas, and others.
It is not always easy to find the exact details for an upcoming game release that you are looking for. This is largely because those creating the questions do not play or look forward to playing the game. That is where I come in. I ask the questions that us who will be playing the game actually want to know.
Before you spend $70 or $100 dollars on the game – read my stuff!
What you want to know? The FAQs – Skull and Bones
FAQ – Will Skull and Bones be crossplay?
Skull and Bones will be crossplay using your Ubisoft account across multiple platforms. It will actually feature complete cross compatibility. This means your progress will also be ported over through you Ubisoft account.
FAQ – Is Skull and Bones like Sea of Thieves?
Yes and no. They are similar in that they are both pirate games with an emphasis on naval combat; however, they are very different games. Why? The main reason you should not get your hopes up about Skull and Bones being like Sea of Thieves is because in SoT, you are doing much of the looting and plundering yourself. This will not be the case in Skull and Bones. You are there to be the captain. You will very rarely leave the ship. Cut scenes will board you onto the ship from the safe zone harbors. You will then spend the rest of the time navigating, making decisions, and performing other captain duties.
FAQ – Are there competitive modes in Skull and Bones?
Be very excited for this. 5v5 competitive modes will be available in Skull and Bones. I do not know if there will be a ranking system, but that would be sweet!
FAQ – When will Skull and Bones release?
November 8th, 2022
FAQ – What is Skull and Bones ESRB rating?
Mature 17+ for Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs, Violence
When can I redeem a pre-order code for Skull and Bones?
You can redeem your code until 8 November 2024. Each code can only be redeemed once.
FAQ – What do you get from pre-ordering Skull and Bones?