The scene for the single player is set in America during the civil war but it is the multiplayer component that I want to focus on.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the exclusive multiplayer reveal to CVG just to get you drooling…
The multiplayer is so big today that it’s already a game on its own.
In AC3, you play as a member of the public. Abstergo have turned the Animus into a commercial product, which sells the dream of ‘reliving the past in HD.”
Multiplayer has an evolving story running parallel to the game’s modern day plot…It’s a clever way to create a persistent online career, and therefore keep players engaged with AC3’s excellent multiplayer for longer. Abstergo Entertainment will give you insights on the company’s future initiatives by granting you access to files and information on products that will soon hit the market,”
As you progress in the game and level up your character, you access these files and videos. Every month you’ll have new challenges to unlock new content that will continue the storyline throughout the year.”
As an former World of Warcraft fanatic, this has an very familiar tone to it. Once you engage the player you want to hold onto them for as long as possible. Preferably from one release to the next. The benefit of updates over DLC is that you are less likely to have a player finish the game and move on to another and they may not return.
Another couple of features included in AC III are changing weather and something they call environmental kills – where you can use random objects, found in your environment, to perform kills.
As they say, the proof will be in the pudding…
Assassins Creed 3 will be released 30 October 2012 and is available for pre – order now.
Join a gang and hit the road as the Clowns, the Skulls, the Holy Men or the Dolls.
Transform an ice cream van into a robot, fire coffins from a speeding hearse or bomb the streets in a souped-up helicopter…
If this sounds like your idea of fun then you will love the next installment of Twisted Metal for PS 3.
One of the longest running playstation exclusive game franchises, the 2012 release has the makings of a cult classic.
Twisted Metal, in concept, is a demolitian derby with a post apocolyptic flavour.
The eight installment of Twisted Metal has been developed by Eat Sleep Play and is available exclusive on PS 3.
The game focuses heavily on multiplayer combat (somebody has been listening), including various online game modes with up to 4 player split-screen and 16-players online. For example, the Nuke Mode is a new online game mode where you choose a faction to play against an opposing faction. In this mode, each faction has a giant metal statue that is being held in the air by a helicopter, which the opposing team must try to destroy. In order to destroy these statues, the player must abduct the enemy team’s leader, then sacrifice the leader to a missile launcher that will, in turn, launch a nuclear missile.
For weaponry you have a choice of
Ballistic projectiles, machine guns, mines and even coffins.
Vehicles in the game include, Death Warrant (a Ford Mustang), Roadboat (a Cadillac look-alike), Reaper (a motorcycle), Vermin (a rodent catcher van), Meat Wagon (a medical 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Combination Car, and Talon (a helicopter). The game will, of course, have Sweet Tooth’s iconic ice cream truck, which transforms into a mecha-robot. Axel, a vehicle consisting of two giant wheels, also returns as a pre-order exclusive which appears to be one of their focal points in their marketing campaign.The two main teams, clowns and the dolls, both has a story. Sweet tooth wants to kill the one woman to escape. And dollface is a woman who’s face was smashed up and wants it back.
To sum it up, if you love your carnage and mayhem served in spades than make sure you add Twisted Metal to your gaming library.