Connect with us

Gaming

Tales Of Zestiria PC Gets New Small Patch

blank

Published

on

Tales Of Zestiria

A few hours ago Tales Of Zestiria, the latest entry of the Tales Of series, has been released on Steam in North America and Europe, and PC players are finally able to experience the latest Japanese role playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco. This version of the game has received a rather small patch a few hours ago which apparently removes some content that wasn’t supposed to be included in this release.

The new Tales Of Zestiria Steam patch is only 1 MB big and removes the original Japanese opening movie from the game, featuring the opening theme White Light with vocals. The full song hasn’t been included in the Western release of Tales Of Zestiria due to licensing issues so this move from the publisher isn’t exactly surprising.

In our own Tales Of Zestiria review we have noted how the new game from Bandai Namco is the first entry of the series in some time that tries to do something new. Most of the new gameplay mechanics and features work well, like the Fusionic Chain Linear Motion battle system which allows players to fight enemies and bosses right where they are encountered and the new seamless transitions between cutscenes and actual gameplay, but some of them feel very underwhelming, like the more open fields, which are empty most of the times, and the excessively complicated skill system, which forces players to grind too much to actually make skills useful. Despite these issues, Tales Of Zestiria is an enjoyable role playing game that can keep fans of the genre entertained for quite some time.

Tales Of Zestiria is now available in all regions on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. We will keep you updated on future updates and upcoming DLC packs so stay tuned for all the latest news on the new role playing game from Bandai Namco.

As a long time gamer, Francesco has survived more zombie invasions, meteor strikes, magic spells than he can count. He still keeps fighting today to bring hope into countless gaming worlds. Or destruction, depending on his mood. Writing about video games was only the natural step for such a dangerous life.

Gaming

Are you eagerly anticipating what Absurd Ventures has in store for us in the coming years

blank

Published

on

blank

Activision has recently announced the establishment of a new studio, Elsewhere Entertainment, located in Warsaw. The studio has been entrusted with the exciting challenge of creating a groundbreaking AAA franchise that will captivate players with its immersive storytelling and innovative gameplay. A significant number of employees were let go by the large corporation after the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard King earlier this year.

According to IGN, Activision made the announcement in a blog post, sharing that the team will be based in Poland with additional resources in the US. The studio has assembled a team of highly skilled individuals who have worked on acclaimed titles such as The Last of Us, Uncharted, The Witcher, Destiny, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Activision’s response to IGN’s request for a studio logo or official artwork was rather unconventional. Instead of providing the requested materials, they sent over the Cambridge University dictionary definition of the word “elsewhere.”. However, with a discerning eye, one may catch a glimpse of something lurking in the background. The publication acknowledges that, whatever it may be, it has no connection to Call of Duty. Elsewhere Entertainment has been granted full access to Activision’s extensive resources and cutting-edge tools, enabling them to further enhance their production and development capabilities. We may have to wait a while before we find out what they have in store for us.

Curious about Activision’s latest venture, Elsewhere Entertainment? Opening a new studio after numerous layoffs—is it a tasteless move or simply another harsh reality of the video game industry? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Continue Reading

Gaming

Rockstar Co-Founder Dan Houser is currently working on the development of an exciting new ‘Open World Action-Adventure’ game

blank

Published

on

blank

Last year, we reported that Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser had launched a new studio called Absurd Ventures, with the aim of developing original IP for all platforms and formats. The new outfit has recently started development on a game that boasts top-notch combat and third-person action in a variety of game modes.

This information is available, as Eurogamer discovered, from a recent job listing on the developer’s website. The company is looking for more people to join their team and contribute to an “open-world action-adventure game.”. According to Eurogamer, it seems that the project they are working on is still in its early stages. They are currently in the process of hiring for important positions like lead designer, lead gameplay designer, art director, and technical director.

Absurd Venture is dedicated to crafting immersive narrative experiences across a wide range of mediums, such as games, animation, books, graphic novels, live-action, and scripted podcasts. Their mission is to create captivating worlds, compelling characters, and engaging stories that span diverse genres. The former vice president of writing at Rockstar, who co-wrote both Red Dead Redemption games, has recently joined the studio. Additionally, Lazlow Jones, a former writer and producer at Rockstar, has also come on board.

Are you eagerly anticipating what Absurd Ventures has in store for us in the coming years? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Continue Reading

Gaming

Assassin’s Creed Shadows, the physical version, requires an online connection for installation

blank

Published

on

blank

Players who choose to go with a physical copy of the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Shadows will need an Internet connection in order to finish the installation. This is unlikely to pose a problem for most Ubisoft fans, but it does align with a trend that is worth mentioning. It follows a requirement that was initially introduced in 2023’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and will also be the case with the upcoming Star Wars Outlaws.

As reported by VGC, pre-orders for the game are now available, and a notice on the front box art at retailers such as Best Buy and GameStop states: “Internet connection is necessary for game installation.” For Avatar, players had to install a day-one patch before being able to start the game. However, both Shadows and Outlaws come with a warning prominently displayed on the front of the box.

The lack of a clear explanation for this requirement raises concerns about the long-term preservation of the game, particularly if the servers are eventually shut down. In December, Ubisoft made the decision to delist the original The Crew, effectively ending its run. This unfortunate event may not be the last time we see a game meet a similar fate.

What are your thoughts on Ubisoft’s requirement of an online connection for the installation of its flagship games? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Continue Reading

Trending