The fine folks at Techland continue to roll out fixes as well as additional content for Dying Light 2.
There have been a handful of recent updates to get excited about for your parkour enthusiasts. 2 updates in a roll which added 5 and then 3 new parkour challenges to the Villedor map for a total of 8 new parkour challenges.
Let’s look at them here below:
Grakour – enjoy a fantastic gallery as you show off your rolling skills across rooftops.
My Whole World is a Glider – as you can imagine, lots of flying here.
Suspension of Disbelief – the city is your playground.
Stroll on the River – yes, you will need to swim for this one.
Flying Scorpion– this one has been a thing, Techland is trying to get y’all to play it.
Train to Harran – long run down the tracks which once led to Harran.
Expiration Date – a newfound skill awaits you.
Slam Dunk – ok MJ, you are the ball this time. Bounce across nets and propel yourself from point to point.
I highly recommend these new trials to anyone who might fancy a good parkour challenge. They are widespread across the map in both Old Villedor and within the Central Loop, so getting them compete can take a bit of time.
Release information – Release Date: December 10, 2020 Developer: CD Projekt Publisher: CD Projekt Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia
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My first thoughts of the game were a bit mixed. On the one hand, the landscapes of both the city and the nomad lands were astonishing. On the other hand, the game did appear to be a tad rushed in many areas. Glitching and bugs bred new critics and developed CD Projekt skeptics. We have almost entered a norm where games have released unfinished. Frankly, I thought we would get more at release. The game has seen some light overhaul since release. It is much more stable and still just as amazing.
The game has remarkable replayability. This is largely due to the fact that the game is able to be played as one of 3 factions. Dialogue options, story, and cosmetics may change with the choices made in the game. The story is also very good. These things make playing through multiple times is a must. The side missions are just as good as the story at times and are numerous.
There are varying difficulty levels to choose from which I find necessary. The difficulty also does noticeably correspond with the change in level.
Audio & Music
Solid bangers can be heard throughout the world. A lot of thought was put into developing sounds that would further immerse the player into the environment that is Night City.
The game offers a decent photo mode which is an absolute must in a game with this much depth in the world. The city looks great and is loaded seamlessly through zones with no noticeable frame rate droppage. This allows the visuals to shine as intended.
The controls can fill a tad different, depending on what games you are used to at the time of playing. The game also adds a twist on the controls by allowing us to upgrade our cyberware. This essentially adds additional controls to our character by changing the devices on our bodies. It can take an adjustment.
This is a single-player only game.
Other Features & Key points
Great main story
Numerous side quests
Great photo mode
The game has needed more work since release and currently needs additional work. This fact has hurt the RogueRating for Cyberpunk 2077. What we got is good, but more is needed to make it a Great game. Easily worth a playthrough.
Our pals at CD Projekt RED are rolling out many fixes as we prepare for additional content to release for the beloved game. A beloved game that saw much scrutiny upon release late in 2020.
The game has now been out for quite a while and has received quite a share of fixes and patches in that time. We have stayed up to date, and we have been playing through each and every change as it comes down the pipe.
Here are the latest patch notes for the futuristic franchise:
issue that could cause wrecked cars or multiple Nomad cars to spawn in traffic when driving fast.
issue where first equip animation could be played repeatedly after recovering a throwing knife.
issue where the recon grenade highlighted non-hostile crowd NPCs.
an issue where after using the Take Control quickhack on a device, camera axis was inverted when zoomed in. Additionally, the Laminate-armor Media Ballistic Vest can now be found as loot in Japantown.
Fixed an issue where Open World combat events and some scenes could remain disabled after visiting Afterlife until player fast traveled within Watson.
Additional Fixes – Player won’t be able to purchase again an apartment makeover they already own anymore. – Added the showering interaction to the Nomad Camp. – It won’t be possible to hack the Northside apartment before completing Act 1 anymore.
Specific Quests Automatic Love – Walking into a wall in the elevator in Megabuilding H8 will no longer cause instant death. Blistering Love – Fixed an issue where Johnny could despawn if player left the booth before interacting with the projector, blocking progress. Cyberpsycho Sighting: Demons of War – Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to progress past the “Search the area to collect information” objective. Epistrophy – Fixed an issue where the quest could reappear in the Journal instead of being marked as failed after player failed to retrieve any of the cabs. I Fought the Law – Fixed an issue where River could drive out of the market area erratically and push V out of world bounds. Life During Wartime – Fixed an issue were selecting a blue dialogue option twice upon arriving on the crash site blocked progression. Path of Glory – Optional objective “Get dressed” will no longer be incompletable if player collected the clothes before it appeared. The Information – Fixed an issue where the doors to Lizzie’s were closed during the hours they should be open, blocking progression. The Ride – Fixed an issue where Dex’s car was swerving left and right when driving away. With a Little Help from My Friends – Fixed an issue where holocalls and text messages could be blocked if player told Saul about Panam’s plan while the Nomads were driving away.
issue where summoned vehicles could be spawned far away from the player. Suicidal Corpos in Corpo Plaza will no longer stand up after the fall. issue where an Assault in Progress in Arroyo wasn’t visible on the map, hindering progress in The Jungle achievement.
issue where the Rayfield Caliburn didn’t spawn.
Gigs – Gig: Goodbye, Night City – Fixed an issue where the quest didn’t trigger after approaching the area. – Gig: No Fixers – Fixed an issue where the “Park Iris’ car in the garage” optional objective didn’t complete if player stopped in front of the garage. Gig: Playing for Keeps – Fixed an issue where all the enemies in the casino were set to Friendly.
issue where the loot UI could flicker and change before picking up the item.
issue where the English text “A Favor for a Friend” would be displayed regardless of the language version instead of the correct quest name for some tracked quests.
Additionally – Added a quest tag to fixer rewards when they’re first found in the stash. – Opening menus while reading a shard will no longer block the game. – It won’t be possible to change the position of the marker when a time skip is in progress anymore.
animations and missing or displaced objects in various scenes.
issues with animation occurring when performing an aerial takedown using the Hidden Dragon perk.
issue where sandstorms could appear in scenes they weren’t supposed to.
issue where foliage was not affected by different weather conditions.
Polycarbonate Sport Sunglasses will no longer be visible when switching between Third Person Mode and First Person Mode while driving.
Memory improvements and crash fixes on next-gen consoles.
Minor UI optimizations.
[PlayStation 5] Importing a save while not connected to the PlayStation Network will no longer block the option to continue the game.
[PlayStation 5] Fixed an issue where a corrupted save was created when player tried to import a PlayStation 4 save when no saves were exported.
[PlayStation] Fixed an issue where the “Press [Options Button] To Continue” screen registered pressing the button with a delay.
[PlayStation 5] Wet roads will now be as reflective as on the PC version.
[PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X] Changing the preset in Video settings will no longer set all the Graphics options to ON automatically.
[Xbox One/Xbox Series X] Disconnecting the controller and entering the pause menu at the same time will no longer result in player being stuck.
Enabled aggressive crowds on Stadia.
There are all the latest patch notes. Stay up to date with me to stay up to date with CD Projekt RED, Cyperpunk 2077, & other games. (Social Media)
Each week we list our top games worth playing right now. These only include games that are actually available to play at the time of righting.
The list takes several factors into consideration. Whether a game is trending or not doesn’t matter per se; however, we may consider the reasons why a game is trending. Recently added content, player base, and future of the game are all factors that may land the game on the list.
Our list may include console, PC, or mobile game types.
1. No Man’s Sky
NMS was first on the list last week and that has not changed this week. The game is an absolute blast and is constantly receiving updates and content that make it very viable for continued play. Enjoy planetary exploration in this game which features a strong emphasis on base building, crafting, and exploration.
2. Dying Light 2
DL2 is still fresh as it only released early last month. The game is a must play for fans of post-apocalyptic games. It is advertised as a survival game, but it does not feature the normal hunger / thirst and settlement building platform that most survival games have built their games on. Instead, parkour and melee combat are featured primarily.
3. Cyberpunk 2077
CP2077 fell off our list last week with the recent release of Elden Ring. This was even Elden Ring’s place in line. Cyberpunk 2077 came out hot with sales only to see itself completely removed from the PlayStation Store. The game has since bounced back with a ton of updates and bug fixes. Enjoy the cybernetic dream world of Night City in this open world single player game.
4. Elden Ring
Elden Ring drops down a spot this week primarily due to the drop off of players. Many players criticize that the game is far too hard. The game is a very unique challenge and not everybody is accustomed to the kind of playstyle required for this type of game. If you have played Demon Souls or similar game, you probably haven’t noticed.
5. Skate 3
A game that keeps leaving and returning to our list. The game becomes a hit every time something regarding Skate 4 possibly releasing this year comes out. The truth is that we still don’t know when we will get Skate 4. It’s been 2 years since it was revealed in 2020. Maybe it will come soon?
There is this week’s list! Let me know what you are playing on Social Media!
Skate 3 has been a hit once again as of late with the resurgence made by placing the game on Xbox’s Gamepass. Rumors and news have been swirling and speculation continues to grow across the interweb. So, what is real and what rumors are there?
Very little information has been given to us from the developers of Skate 4. The game was revealed in 2020. It has been 2 years since that announcement came and the press room has been crickets until earlier this year (2022). The news here, the game is indeed being worked on.
Coming soon. Earlier this year, CEO at EA, Andrew Wilson, made some comments that built further speculation. The only real news that was made was that the game “will release soon.”
Andrew Wilson’s comments did drop some fairly interesting hints. He said they wanted to focus on “UGC (User-generated content)”. He made some comparisons with Sims and FIFA / Madden Ultimate Modes. Skate already had a knack for a certain level of UGC with the user skate editor.
One could assume fairly safely that the editor will return. What else could that mean? I would love to see tournament style play come out of this. User generated league play or something of that level. There is a lot you could do within that realm.
We can mostly only speculate further until we get a deeper look at the game. Stay tuned here and we will keep you up to date.
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So, what other games can you see on the page?
No Man’s Sky
NMS is cooking right now. The crazy cool folks at Hello Games have dropped a ton of new features on the game including tame-able creatures, assistant/ pilot-able mechs and much more!
Dying Light 2
This game is an instant classic and must be in the conversation for game of the year. There’s many competitors that will enter that race coming up later this year, but it is at the top for now! Parkour across a beautiful landscape to stay outside of reach from the infected hordes.
Elden Ring is also in the conversation for game of the year for me. Not quite a masterpiece, but as close to gold as we have seen in 2022 so far. Explore a beautiful world full of bosses, minibosses, and other whacky characters for you to destroy.
A mobile game jumps into this list as I just started playing the incredibly addictive NFL game on mobile devices. Way different than Madden Mobile. You may particularly enjoy it if you have ever been frustrated by Madden Mobile.
State of Decay 2
A game that doesn’t get as much attention as it once did. I see it coming back once we finally get more news regarding State of Decay 3. A different spin on a post-apocalyptic zombie land where you do not play as one character rather as a community. Learn skills to help your community thrive in the dangerous world.
There’s what I am playing folks. Of course, there are many more. I just wanted to highlight a few!
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This post should start out by saying this is not the greatest games of all-time list. There may be some on the list in that conversation, but that is not the goal. This is a list that will go from 1 to 10 with 1 being the top game worth playing this week down to 10.
This list will include a variety of game types. They may not all be your type of game, but I will do my best to describe the games so you have a good idea what it is, should you decide to give it a shot.
1. Dying Light 2
The best game of the week goes to Techlands, Dying Light 2. This is not a typical post-apocalyptic survival game. There is no thirst, no hunger, and no traditional base building hat you might see in some other zombie type games. Nope, Techland took a different avenue by focusing on its parkour hook. Traverse the city and stay out of arms reach of the infected. This is hands down the top game of the week.
2. Elden Ring
Elden Ring released recently and is making it up my board as one of the best games you can play right now. It is a new game which has players flocking in to witness the Demon Souls style game. The game focuses more on bosses and mini bosses rather than questing like some other games in the open world rpg universe. Choose a champion, style him/her however you wish, and go explore this dangerous world.
3. No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky might be a distant memory to former players. The game has seen some up and down since it released back in 2016. The first year in particular was brutal for this game. It has seen some fantastic upgrades and updates since back then. This is an easy must play. The game focuses on having the largest playable area in existence. Enjoy endless exploration, crafting, and building in this game that always has something worth doing.
4. Destiny 2
Destiny 2 has had a good run. That good run continues as the Witch Queen is bringing a whole new experience to the game. Enjoy a looter shooter experience that is very much becoming a unique experience. The story is okay, but the multiplayer experience is a cut above most games of its kind.
5. Cyberpunk 2077
A game that doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It came out of the gate with some very harsh criticism, but the game has seen its share of upgrades. Enjoy a futuristic version of society in the beautiful open world that is Night City. For single players only.
6. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
If you’re a Pokemon connoisseur than this is a must play. I do believe that even people who aren’t fans of the Poke Universe could have a great time exploring this version of the game. The game is more focused on cute storytelling and, of course, Pokémon adventures.
7. Red Dead Redemption 2
Yes, people still play this one. The game is more sold on the multiplayer aspects as getting top tier items can be very difficult to obtain on one’s own. The single player story is very rewarding in its own right with incredible scenes, acting, and action!
8. Fallout 76
A game that has been trying to stay afloat for quite some time is Fallout 76. It continues to reinvent itself, only to see numbers ascend for a short while and collapse. A very cool concept, but a game that is way more fun with friends. The single player aspects tend to get old grinding on one’s own. A very good game, nonetheless.
9. Lost Ark
Lost Ark is falling quite significantly for us here so far. It is a very fun game, but it has left a little something to be desired. A free to play MMO action RPG that has received a bit of criticism out of the gate. Some of this criticism revolves around the limits of the characters. Overall, a really good experience. Just needs some work.
10. Skate 3
Somehow making its way into a top ten after a million years is Skate 3. The game continues to build popularity as short clip creators build off of the insanity of the sweet tricks, challenges, and customizable skating areas.
There you have my list of top ten games worth playing this week. What do you think? Yell at me on social media!
Dying Light 2 has been available on PC and console platforms for about a month to date, and players have dived deep into the Villedor we got at launch.
What will be the future of Villedor? What will it look like in 6 months?
There has been a lot of talk from the fine folks of Techland in recent days and even some hints given before the game actually launched that we may have forgot about completely.
Typical Survival Elements
Many zombie games feature a handful of features that have become almost the norm with survival games. Dying Light 2 has attempted to be different than your run of the mill survival game; however, the regular survival elements may actually be on the way.
Techland actually said they could see adding survival elements post launch. So six months from now we could see such elements as:
Hunger / Thirst
NPC Management / Community Management
These are things that very often come as a standard for most survival, post-apocalyptic, zombie type games. All of which was on the radar of Techland when they mentioned it could be added post launch.
Techland is pretty good about delivering quite a bit of free DLC’s or other free content. This is pretty rare for titles that don’t have much in the way of income after the cosumer buys the actual game.
Some DLC’s we could see could revolve around the various factions. There are many underdeveloped factions in the game right now. Like the nomads.
The Nomads are a group of people that are similar to pilgrims, but do not do quite the leg work of pilgrims. You may recognize such characters as Danior whom you may of met at the Fish Eye. This fine gentleman is a nomad. Also, Renegades have gained quite a bit of interest from players. We get a sneak peak of NPC’s settled down on Renegade Camps during the main story mission. This reminds me a lot of Fallout 4. One of the DLC’s rolled out by Bethesda for FO4 was the Nuka World DLC where the player could actually join a Raider gang.
It costs money to get content. We will very likely get an option to buy something after a sum of updates and free DLC’s. One of the ways hinted at by Techland was the possibility of a paid story upgrade. This may require an additional playthrough of the game in order to get the full story. This could add additional depth to characters, factions, or allow the player to get unique loot.
The game could look a lot different in the next 6 months. Dying Light (1) is still receiving updates to this day and its successor is already very successful. So, who really knows? We do know that there is a ton to get excited about!
Dying Light 2 has been on shelves and in digital collections for over a month now. Several reputable video game reviewers have provided their services for the newly released Dying Light 2 game on Xbone, Series X\S, PS4 /5, PC, and Switch.
A look at the sources we will dive into:
Game Informer (9.5/10)
PC Gamer (84/100)
Tech Radar (4/5)
Dual Shockers (9/10)
How did the game fair with these sources?
The number in parenthesis notes the rating associated with the brand. This also corresponds with the picture above. I do mine (Rogue Rating) with a possible score of 100 which allows a little bit more clarity. Others have their reasons for why they score their way. Having only a possible 5 available points seems wild to me because in this case we see that the game only lost one point with VG247 & Tech Radar, yet the game gets an 80%. That is just far too vague for me.
First thoughts, by the numbers.
4/5 is just not high enough. This is a far too vague figure. A much more defined figured hits me at PC Gamer. 8.4 out of 10 is very intriguing. I obviously find it low; however, I am open to opinions. I find some interesting points when looking into PC Gamer’s reasons behind the figure.
Game Informer (9.5/10)
“During the 50-plus hours I invested in this fantastic game, I often thought about playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the first time, feeling overwhelmed by its wealth of content and not knowing if I screwed something up with a hasty decision.” Andrew Reiner (Game Informer)
Combat takes a backseat
The main complaint from Game Informer was combat related. The game scored very well so they only hit it with subtle negativity. Which I can appreciate. They say that combat takes a back seat to the other great content. I also very much agree to the quote above, and I thought the exact same when I first played Dying Light 2.
PC Gamer (84/100)
Infected fighting is a bit boring
Controls for PC
“A underwhelming story but a massive, exciting sandbox of parkour and kinetic combat.” -PC Gamer
I do see where they are coming from. They rate for PC Games. So they do not take into account the console version. This will make the Controls / Key bindings stand out a tad more than on a grander scale. They also claim that infected fighting is boring in comparison to fighting bandits. I can agree there to a degree. Renegades have camps to storm and other ways to interact with them. Zombies can only do so much. Where I absolutely cannot see eye to eye is how in the world, they can say the story is underwhelming. I thought it was excellent!
“Dying Light 2: Stay Human has been a long time coming, and thankfully it’s worth the wait.” -Garri Bagdasarov (PSU)
The folks at PSU knock the game only a touch. They finally gave it a 9 out of 10 which I can appreciate. The main knock was that the stamina drains way to fast even when fully upgraded. I do see where they are coming from on this, but I cannot agree. You want the game to have its challenge even in late game. I believe you have plenty of stamina when maxed out. If you think you don’t then you probably need to rethink how you are using it in that particular situation.
Tech Radar (4/5)
Occasional dodgy voice acting and dialogue
Doesn’t look spectacular
Dying Light 2 lost a point with Tech Radar for the 2 reasons above. “Occasional dodgy voice acting and dialogue”. I do agree that this happens in the game but, the second comment astonishes me. Dying Light 2 looks absolutely amazing. Perhaps Tech Radar is just doing too much these days.
“Dying Light 2 is messy and uneven. It’s also unique, exhilarating, and just plain fun to play, with one of the best settings in recent memory – despite the nagging feeling that the game could, and should, be more than what it is.” – Josh Broadwell (VG247)
I do see the points that Josh is getting at in his review of Dying Light 2. I do find the review to be slightly unfair though. The game is certainly everything he mentions, but maybe not to the degree he claims. For example, saying the game could, and should be more than it is. The truth is that it could and should be. The issue here though is that where the game is right now beats the brakes off of others like it. So, if and when it does become more it will just continue to widen the gap between itself and other games.
“There were a few occasions in which I found myself having to climb down to the streets below to then climb up the side of another building, simply because there just wasn’t an easy route to the other side” Kyle Knight (DualShockers)
DualShockers reviewer Kyle does a very in-depth review of Dying Light 2 from a positive light. He does not really go into why the game loses that one point making it a 9 out of 10. His review mentions some issues he finds to be minor inconveniences, so I am left to believe this is his reason.
Better tip / tutorial system, especially for beginners
Better early looting
See Dying Light 2 – Full Review – We did have some issues with the game. Our review shows exactly where the points were ultimately lost for the game. There were just a couple issues, but overall, a slam dunk game.
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