Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is the new action adventure game developed by ‘4A Games‘ but published by ‘Deep Silver‘. It is coming out the 22nd of February 2019 on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The Metro Exodus world is said to be very immersive and have some survival features.

In the world of Metro Exodus is a messed up one. It’s post apocalyptic, there are dangerous factions, mutants and more danger all around. Metro Exodus doesn’t have a simple story either. This game’s campaign will stretch across a whole year and so players will face the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Players will once again take control of Artyom. That ranger who was hanging out in Moscow’s underground metro system. This time he is trying to get out of Moscow. He wants a better life. Sounds simple but off course it won’t be. This time something is different…

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The game is more like an open sandbox. Players have more options now than the previous Metro games. Exploration is needed as there are both linear and non linear objectives. So basically side quests. Thanks to the nuclear wars in the past, players will have to survive and fight through a completely ruined country. Stealth is still a factor in this game. There are times when running and gunning may just get you killed. Especially with the type of enemies that’s running around. What’s also different is that Artyom will be leading a team this time. They are called the spartan rangers. Now from what we know, players will need to be careful as you can lose people permanently.

There are a number of characters in Metro Exodus like Anna, who is the best sniper of the spartan order. Duke, who is the youngest of the spartan rangers and most eager. Miller, who is the commander of the aurora and quite militant. Alyosha is basically the scout and survival expert. Tokarev, is basically the tech guy in terms of building weapons and maintenance. There are more characters out there so players should look forward to learning about them.

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A game like Metro Exodus and it’s world needs a variety of weapons and so far there is a couple. There is the Shambler shot gun which is basically an unstable shotgun that has way more firepower. The Tikhar is basically a sniper rifle that uses ball bearings but with the right tuning can use incendiary rounds. The Helsing which stands out from other weapons is basically the stealth crossbow which can also fire explosive arrows (because why not?). There are more weapons and we hope so as big games like this with big worlds need a lot of weapons and variety.

Lastly let’s look at the enemies. There are human enemies who are divided by factions like the children of the forest who have their own lore. Basically they are a group of children who got stranded at a scout camp because of the war. Their camp teacher is their leader and they learnt how to survive and adapt in the wilderness of Moscow. It makes you wonder about the other factions that are around. Also if you though human enemies were the only thing to worry about then you are dead wrong. There are wolves too and these wolves are vicious and one by itself is said to be a threat if not careful so imagine what happens when a pack comes along. Oh there are bears by the way and they should be avoided.

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But wait… there’s more! There are also mutants. You now the whole nuclear chemical make mutants thing. Metro Exodus has some. Shrimps are mutated crustaceans who hang out near water. The females hang out in groups in the water and can spit corrosive mucus while the males travel solo, have more armour on their legs, can block incoming fire and crush you in melee fashion. The Demon is basically a large flying beast who can pick up any enemy it wants with it’s great strength. It can off course fly around, attack dealing heavy damage, pick you up and ruin your whole life. The metro residents have even described The Demon as one of the deadliest creatures around. It has been advised to avoid fighting this thing. 

The Humanimal are creatures that have come from real humans. They function and act like apes (apparently) being able to use rocks and wood like weapons. They also can be found in groups and if you make noise, they get aggressive and come for you (you could have guessed that). The Nosalis are like giant rats but worse off course. They are agile and very fast. They can even run along walls and ceilings to get to you. They have nests and are aggressive. They can be found above and below the ground. The Watchman is the most common enemy you will encounter most likely. They travel in packs and have the ability to call for help and reinforcements.  We truly hope there are more enemies though. This world has potential to be creative and even scary.   

We checked out some gameplay and so far it definitely looks clean in terms of how it plays and looks. There is some hint of horror and scares depending on the player. The wolves definitely look good. The game better be difficult and not hold your hand. The graphics and sounds are very good. Hopefully leading a group of spartans doesn’t make things walk in the park. From what we have seen everything looks good so far. Just wonder how frequent enemy encounters are and how effective and essential is stealth in Metro Exodus.

Overall, Metro Exodus seems like a good game. There needs to be a lot to do and a reason for exploring besides just objectives. The developers ‘4A Games’ did a very good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker look forward to seeing what Metro Exodus has to offer. Now Metro Exodus may have a ruined world but one thing that will never be ruined is… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Aftercharge

Aftercharge is a online 3v3 competitive shooter game developed by ‘Chainsawesome Games‘. It is coming out… well that’s the thing. some say later this year but steam says January 2019. So it’s up to you to personally track that information yourself over time. It’s coming out on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Let’s take a look.

Now let’s start with the Aftercharge story… there isn’t one… really. basically what we do know is that there are invisible robots who want to destroy some glowing extractors but said extractors are being guarded by invincible security squads. So invisible robots vs invincible troops. As mentioned before, this is all 3v3 competitive. The maps in Aftercharge are small like the teams so the action is always happening and rounds are short which is good for these things.

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In Aftercharge, the invincible security team don’t have to worry as they can’t die but need to spot the invisible attackers and take them out to protect the extractors. The robots need to be real clever. They sneak to sneak around the security members, maybe cause a distraction or two and off course work together.

Being invincible is over powered off course so to balance it out, not only are the robots invisible but they also can revive allies as much as they want and there are no cool downs to abilities. What? Abilities? Oh yeah. Both teams have abilities and a character pool. Each of the characters have very different abilities from each other. Already this is sounding cool.

We checked out some Aftercharge gameplay and learnt a lot. Robots can attack security to knock them away, throw distractions, stun, thruster jump, out up a bubble shield and more. The security can put up shield gates to block entry, a scanning device to find invisible enemies, a exposing grenade to reveal robots, traps like mines and disablers and off course more. It definitely sounds chaotic. There is a lot going on.

Overall Aftercharge looks like a cool fun game. We can see how things can get very competitive since it’s simple, silly, chaotic but has some depth to it. It is strategic. The graphics are quite cartoonish style and look nice. The character designs seem alright so far. The developers ‘Chainsawesome Games’ did a very good job with this. We at X35 Earthwalker want to see what Aftercharge accomplishes. Now Aftercharge may have invisible guards and invisible robots but even if they worked together, they wouldn’t stand a chance against… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Genesis Alpha One

Genesis Alpha One is a new sci-fi first person shooter game developed by ‘Radiation Blue‘ but published by ‘Team17‘. Genesis Alpha One is coming out the 4th of September on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Survival games can get real deep and we hope this one is done very well.

The story in Genesis Alpha One is basically, humanity is in a bad state thanks to many wars, very bad pollution and off course corrupt regimes. We all know it’s never complete without corruption. So 4 powerful or should we say influential corporations have started the Genesis program. Players control the captain of the Genesis starship. It is your duty to make sure everything goes smoothly and to make the right decisions.

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So time for the survival stuff. In Genesis Alpha One, players will have to explore a really large universe. It’s never that simple. You will also need to collection and manage resources, build and manage a space vessel. If you can do all of this then completing the main mission is possible. What’s the mission? It’s simply finding new homes for humanities DNA and off course saving humanity from extinction.

Off course things aren’t that simple either. There are aliens around and boy are they hostile. some are even described as terrifying. Worse are alien infestations which off course have to be cleared out and handled, if that’s even possible. This means combat is a big part of the game as well. Genesis Alpha One is a first person shooter after all. Not much information is given about the aliens but some look like taller Juvies from Gears of war 4. There are some tentacle big mouth punching enemies and another that sort of look like a combination of head crabs with the main aliens from Star Ship Troopers. Scary right?

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Not only that, technology is really advanced as you can clone things like creatures and even your own troops. There is permanent death in Genesis Alpha One which means every troop in your team matters. If they die, they stay dead. Every decision you make as captain matters. Sort of like with XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. Not only that, it gets worse. It’s all random generated. So every time you journey into Genesis Alpha One, you will get a different galaxy loaded with dangers and things to do. It won’t be the same.

We checked out some gameplay. There is a lot of decisions to be made in how you approach things, whether it’s to set up defences like turrets, is it safe to search the alien bodies for DNA samples? Stuff like that. You also have to keep an look out for infestations which look like small fungus growth. If left unattended then expect a whole lot of trouble. Manage and have enough plants in your green house to keep everyone alive. There is lots going on and we like it. There is customisation as well. For example if you build a quarters for your crew members you can change the colour of the sofa and other individual objects. Glad to see that you can see what resources can be found on each planet. 

Overall Genesis Alpha One looks really cool. Seems like a deep game indeed. The graphics are very good. The sounds are great too. the planets are random generated so you never really know what you will come across out there. The combat is simple, point and shoot. There’s so much that can go wrong and knowing when to fall back is important. The developers ‘Radiation Blue’ did an excellent job. We at X35 Earthwalker are looking forward bro seeing what Genesis Alpha One has to offer gamers. Now the Genesis program has a big mission but that mission is so small when compared to… the ‘Earth walk!’

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Mothergunship

Mothergunship is a new first person shooter bullet-hell developed by ‘Grip Digital‘. It will be coming out the 17th of July on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Mothergunship is serious about making a big mark in the gaming world. Lots of bullets and big problems. Let’s take a look.

Mothergunship has been described as a bullet hell so you know it’s going to be intense and something serious. Not only that it’s a bullet hell first person shooter which is crazy in itself. Players must face off against and defeat an robotic alien armada that has already conquered earth. To do this players must craft their own weapons, which have been described as over the top. 

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The developers description says it has “one of the largest gun customisation options seen in video games”. This is a big claim indeed. The guns that gamers could craft have been described as monstrosities that no reasonable person could ever lift. So expect big weapons. Crafting in Mothergunship is actually very deep. You can make a bunch of things happen. Like even plasma, lasers, cannons, rockets, shotguns, machine guns and much more. We have even seen a multi barrel rocket launcher. It gets crazier than that.

Now Mothergunship should make some gamers get a Ultimate Doom feeling or even the latest DOOM. This is because it’s all about mobility, It’s all about movement. If a players stays still they will be dead guaranteed. With so many enemies, attacks and off course projectiles coming your way, you’ll have to keep track of the big enemies and loads of projectiles all at the same time. So keep moving, look for weak spots, dodge enemies, don’t get cornered, and slip through all bullets. Sounds simple right? 

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We believe that players will have a great time in building their weapons. The ideas are pretty much endless. Use connectors, barrels and caps to make any combination really. There are even these attachments by the look of it to add effects like increasing criticl chance. The ultimate goal is off course to fight your way towards the Mothergunship which is where things get real crazy.It’s all random generated levels too so don’t think you can plan for the next area. Just be ready for anything. 

We checked out some Mothergunship gameplay and it’s what we thought it would be mostly. There are many enemies with some variety, many threats, lots of bullets etc. we honestly though it would be more chaotic but maybe that’s the case further in the game to the point where it could be described as unfair. We hope so.  The different weapons are very cool indeed. The bosses so far haven’t impressed us yet. We hope to see more of them to get a better understanding of them. 

Overall Mothergunship is a very cool game indeed. The graphics look excellent and the sounds are very good. The bosses are definitely large and powerful but don’t seem as that much of a threat as of now. The variety in weapons is excellent. The developers ‘Grip Digital’ did a fantastic job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker are looking forward to Mothergunship. Now Mothergunship may have loads of different weapons to craft but no where near as much options in… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Polygod

Polygod is a new randomly generated first person shooter game developed by ‘Amplify games‘. It is coming out later this quarter of the year on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC but early access is already available, so check Steam for more information. Random generated games are serious business. Let’s take a look.

In Polygod players control a assassin only known as ‘Faceless the blessed’. You are taking part in a special event called the ‘Trials of the Gods’. Here you must battle the minions of the malignant gods. If that wasn’t enough, you must also take on the holy champions. Now straight away you know this game is going to be crazy in terms of the action. The concept is nothing new but it’s a good one that action gamers will already have a certain level on interest in.

Now the levels are all randomly generated and that word is a scary word. We at X35 Earthwalker are Spelunker masters and have experienced the wrath and unpredictable-ness of randomly generated levels. This means that Polygod is something gamers can’t plan for. speed runs become that much harder and nothing stays the same. In every level there is an successive altar of worship which you can use to exchange souls you collect for blessings which are power ups. This is cool so every level you have something to look forward too. So basically you are also getting more powerful all the time, which makes sense since you technically are facing the gods.

Polygod

In case you were wondering you get souls by killing the minions. Since there are a lot of them, you will rack up souls in no time. Also there is permanent death, otherwise the game would be easy. So after each death you start again and will have a whole new experience since no level is the same. We hope so though. 

Polygod has got an ace up their sleeve to make them stand out from all the other shooters. It’s called ‘Arena Shooter multi-player’. Basically think of free for all slayer matches in Halo but each map is randomly generated. That sounds crazy. No planning for spawn killing, or camping or set ups. Just pure action, adjustments and realistic skill. We like the idea of this. This is definitely new and interesting. We at X35 Earthwalker can imagine fighting each other in situations like that. Pure madness. They plan to evolve it a whole lot more by bringing in game types like capture the flag, they also want to add in altars and blessing s from the main game. Sounds awesome.

We checked out some gameplay and it’s sort of what we expected. The smooth movement, polygon looking surroundings and the backgrounds. There are 75 different blessings to acquire and use, 5 unique enemies per level and 5 boss fights. The game doesn’t sound big but maybe the size comes from the amount of levels. it looks great, runs great and the level designs are interesting. The enemies don’t come off as impressive at all. They seem more generic and something players won’t take too seriously in combat.

Overall Polygod is a good game with a awesome concept, especially the Arena Shooter multi-player. The developers ‘Amplify games’ did a excellent job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker want to see how this all goes, especially the multiplayer. It doesn’t matter how random you are, the one thing that is still ahead is… the ‘Earth walk!’

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Battalion 1944

Battalion 1944 is a new first person shooter World war 2 game developed by ‘Bulkhead Interactive‘ and published by ‘Square Enix‘. It’s coming out later in this quarter of the year on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Also an early access for Battalion 1944 is out the 1st of February for PC on Steam. This game is suppose to recapture the core of classic competitive shooters. Let’s take a look.

There isn’t too much information given out about Battalion 1944. We do know that it is multiplayer heavy emphasis. There seems to be limited weapons. We know there will be a Kar98 which is a bolt action rifle and a Thompson. So it’s going back to complete basics. As in everyone has the same weapons, covering fire and heavy single shot damage. So moving around, covering angles and working together are the main factors here in deciding who wins these matches.

Since Battalion 1944’s aim is to be classic there won’t be any power ups or bonus like nukes and dogs from call of duty or armour and spartan abilities like from Halo. Just standard weapons and yourself really. Battalion 1944 is being put together by firstly people who grew up playing competitive first person shooters and professional first person shooter players. 

Battalion 1944

There are a multiple of game modes which we all know by now like Team death match, free for all, Capture the flag and Domination. There is also War Tide which is quite new. Basically there are two teams of five and two weapon armouries. The armouries provide weapons but only as you kill the enemies from what we get from the information.

Yes there are rewards for playing like ‘War chests’ which come after levelling up. Since it’s a classic shooter there won’t be no booster weapons or perks. Instead they are all cosmetic like weapon skins.

We checked out some gameplay and really this game is very simple to understand in terms of gameplay but very basic. The Thompson kills people quickly but the Kar98 if you land the headshot kills instantly so skill is rewarded here. Other weapons like shotguns may be map power weapons. very basic and simple.

Overall Battalion 1944 looks like am good game and definitely there is a group of gamers who would be interested in this style of gameplay. The graphics are good. The developers ‘Bulkhead Interactive’ did a good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker aren’t interested in this game as it’s not out style or thing but others will be. Now classic shooters keep it simple but far to simple for… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Get Even is a new first person shooter action game developed by ‘The farm 51’. Get Even is coming out June 23rd for Xbox One, PC and PS4. This game has gotten a lot of attention from some gamers but there isn’t much information on the game, not even the official website has much information at all which is just bad, the website should have information but maybe the developers did that on purpose because it’s release is some time away.

On steam it says, “Black – an ice-cold mercenary and hired gun – awakes in a mysterious old asylum with no memory of his past. Under the guidance of his anonymous captor, ‘Red’, Black embarks on a form of treatment, facilitated by a unique technology – a headset that allows the user to relive their memories and experience them again in the present. And so Black tries to remember. With the help of the ‘Pandora’ headset, he travels into the depths of his own mind to explore the truth behind the only thing he can remember: the rescue attempt of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest.”

This game reminds me of that movie called ‘Deja vu’ where Denzil washington and a group had a device that allowed them to watch events from the past in present time. It’s a great concept and hopefully Get Even does it well. There’s a bit more to it though. Get Even is trying to merge single and multiplayer together. What do you mean you ask? Basically when you go on a single-player mission, other gamers on the network can join the mission as well but as enemies, this means that players never know whether their opponents are human or just CPU. Sounds crazy but awesome and frustrating. Imagine playing Gears of war 4 story mode trying to beat it in insane difficulty when that swarm grenadier in the back is a real player wall bouncing towards you with the shotgun. The rage is real!

Overall this game has a awesome new game mechanic behind it and we at X35 Earthwalker truly want to see the developers ‘The farm 51’ make this work as it this would not be a simple mechanic to make work and balanced. Both the graphics and sounds are good. This game is worth checking out.

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