Greetings! It’s time for another update here. There hasn’t really been too much going on from the gaming news that I feel like mentioning, so I’ll just get straight to the games.
Far Cry New Dawn (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Starting off with Far Cry New Dawn (yes, I’m finally getting around to playing this one), I have to say I’m a little disappointed. I think I expected a lot more from Ubisoft with this one. As someone who actually found Far Cry 5 to be quite good, I’m finding Far Cry New Dawn to just be relatively boring. Things like the treasure hunt were pretty interesting, but the outposts didn’t seem to have the same charm as the ones in Far Cry 5. There was something more appealing about the location structures in 5. It would’ve also been nice to have seen more emphasis on customization as well. The lackluster variety in New Dawn is just not great. Overall the game has been decent, but I expected a lot more.
Black Desert Online (PC, Xbox One)
After messing around with Far Cry New Dawn I ended up playing around with Black Desert Online on the Xbox One. It’s a relatively decent MMO but it seems to have a marginal learning curve. I wasn’t entirely sure where I was supposed to go during certain points, the interface seems to be confusing. I also found that the menu systems were pretty clunky and cluttered as well. The games’ character models do look really fantastic, and the lighting in the game is very nice. It’s an alright MMO but I’m not sure if I’d say it’s better than something like Final Fantasy XIV, or even The Elder Scrolls Online. It’s an option at the very least.
The Division 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Last but not least, I got around to playing the beta for The Division 2. I actually found the game to be pretty fun, but it feels a lot more messed up than the original. For the most part, the game felt buggy. I’d imagine Ubisoft will tweak most of the game out before the game launches, but some of the random things that I had seen in the beta were just not a great sign.
So that’s really it for now. I’ll probably end up finishing Far Cry New Dawn at some point during the week hopefully. Maybe give my final analysis of that one. We’ll see. May everyones gaming weeks be only grand! Take care!