Is Remnant Really “Dark Souls With Guns”?

Remnant: From The Ashes, is a new title from Gunfire Games, (Formerly Crytek USA).  The game is a procedurally-generated adventure RPG with shoot & loot game mechanics, set in a post-apocalyptic science-fiction future. Many call the game “Dark Souls with Guns,” alluding to in-game systems being borrowed from FromSoftware’s legendary title. These include, but are not limited to: a limited healing system, checkpoint-based progression, weapon and armor upgrades, and some similar combat mechanics. Continue reading “Is Remnant Really “Dark Souls With Guns”?”

Anthem: A brutally honest review

Anthem

BioWare’s Anthem is not a good game.

Anthem is a fantastic game, but it is buried under countless design mistakes and a heaping pile of bugs that have become the industry standard. Earlier, I wrote a review based on my experience with the demo, which was limited and shared only a brief look into the game proper. Now, with over 40 hours clocked, and all available story and side content finished, I have come to offer you my thoughts on the Anthem experience.

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Anthem: EA’s Swan Song or BioWare’s Dirge?

Anthem is NOT the game you think it is.

There has been plenty of hub-bub and mixed first reactions concerning Anthem, the newest title and IP from Developer BioWare. A dogpile of criticism has been heaped on BioWare from those who have yet to even experience the game. Much of this seems to be simply due to the property being handled by EA. People have taken to calling it a “Destiny clone” and writing it off simply as that, even though the two games play nearly nothing alike.

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