Usually when I play a single-player game, I go through it from start to finish. I play each new level after the last one, until I stop playing or get to the end. That’s not how I played 2016’s excellent episodic Hitman, however, and it’s not how I’m playing its fantastic new sequel.
The next big Assassin’s Creed Odyssey patch is live. This one increases the level cap and adds a new Lost Tale of Greece, among many other changes. It also adds visual armor customization, which means my Kassandra can finally dress like Wonder Woman without sacrificing her stealth armor bonuses.
This week, Destiny 2 got a big machine gun that chews through aliens while summoning lightning from the sky. It’s easy to get, and it rules.
Diablo III on Switch just got updated with a way better home screen icon. It doesn’t make the actual game better or anything, but on the other hand, maybe it also kind of does?
Stan Lee’s recent cameo in Marvel’s Spider-Man was more of a direct fourth-wall break than some of his other appearances. It was also pretty lovely, I thought. Rest in peace, Mr. Lee.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an absurdly big game, full of secrets, systems, and hidden surprises. It’s possible to just learn how it all works by playing, but its first few hours can be overwhelming and a little confusing. I’m here to help.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 are both big open-world games, and they both came out in October of 2018. Both involve a hero on a horse riding around and murdering lots of people. The similarities end there.
From tip to tail, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a profound, glorious downer. It is the rare blockbuster video game that seeks to move players not through empowering gameplay and jubilant heroics, but by relentlessly forcing them to confront decay and despair. It has no heroes, only flawed men and women fighting viciously…
The latest Destiny 2 update tweaks and fixes a bunch of stuff, from supers to class abilities to weapon balance. Read the full patch notes for everything, though Bungie has actually made a few small changes and additions (Lost Sectors on maps, three-pursuit tracking) that aren’t in the patch notes.
Of the many differences between last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and this year’s Odyssey, the changes to upgradable abilities have the most dramatic effect on gameplay. Origins’ skill trees were a convoluted mess even at the time, and Odyssey’s refinements bring that messiness into sharper relief.
Did you know there’s a storage box aboard your ship in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey? Because there totally is, right behind where you normally stand. Goodbye, crappy Ubisoft Club items that I can’t dismantle. (Thanks, Redditor Tirnirnog86, for pointing this out.)
Bungie has shared details on Destiny 2's upcoming Festival of the Lost, which starts October 16. Among other things, there’ll be a new timed mode in Mercury’s Infinite Forest that sounds like it could be cool. We’ll also get a quest to avenge the death of Master Ives, a character I’m sure you totally remember and…
One could be forgiven for thinking Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was an action-packed mix of 300 and Wonder Woman, all swinging battle axes and dudes getting kicked off cliffs. But the word “Assassin” is right there in the title, and it is more than possible to play as a stealthy killer. In fact, it’s really fun.