Posts Tagged With: dlc

Far Cry 4-Escape From Durgesh Prison-Fear and Permadeath in the Himalayas

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It’s rare that a game will make me feel tense. Normally I needn’t be afraid if I bump into a small pocket of resistance. I always have numerous means available to me for dispatching them. But in Far Cry 4’s Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC when I’m moving through the undergrowth, narrowly avoiding a rhino, and I see a squad of Pagan Min’s loyalists, complete with a heavily armoured machine gunner in the back, I’m worried, worried that my knife and pistol won’t be enough to take them out. When I bungle a stealth takedown and the big guy spots me I don’t have a choice. I run, making a dash for the nearby cliff edge and diving into the river below, making sure to be wary of the demon fish beneath the surface.

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My Games from the Year Awards 2013

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Last year I attempted to write a series of articles about the new game releases that held my attention in 2012 before eventually crowning an ultimate winner and three runners-up.  I ended up writing so much before reaching those runners-up that I burnt out and coursework came along (that’s my excuse anyway). For the record, since I never wrote about them, my GOTY was Mass Effect 3 and my three equally placed runners-up were Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3 and Dishonoured.  2012 was a fantastic year for games, both in the big and little scenes. 2013 was strange. I was ready to decry it as a comparative big disappointment until I played a number of little gems over the Christmas period. And now, to sum up in what will hopefully take much less time than last year’s effort, my Games from the Year awards.

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What I Thought of Dishonored’s Downloadable Content

You'll have a whale of a time with this DLC

You’ll have a whale of a time with this DLC

Dishonored was one of my favourite games of 2012. While it had a number of flaws, at its core was an intelligent, liberating immersive sim (though I hate that genre label). DLC has left a bitter taste in the mouth of many gamers in the last few years but it seems that people are finally starting to be turned around. With developers like Arkane offering packages as substantial as the games they’re expanding on these additions get more and more tempting. The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches can contend with almost everything the original game has to offer, whilst also managing to avoid repeating many of its mistakes. Continue reading

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