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For Honor Highlander Character Review

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Nothing plays quite like the Highlander. Hybrid to the core, this Technical Fighter character has the biggest learning curve so far.

Gameplay

The first thing to get to grips with regarding the Highlander is the two stances; Defensive and Offensive. Defensive form has access to Block, Parry and Guardbreak whilst Offensive form has access to a number of un-blockable attacks. Notably, the Highlander has the ability to ‘Fast Flow’ into Offensive form and this is where the big damage comes in. Chaining fast lights into superior lights, un-blockable grabs and heavies is possible, but a few days still hasn’t been enough for me to do this reliably.

Timing is an important part of effectively using the Highlander, particularly the Celtic Curse move. Celtic curse is a heavy over-head that gains super armor, but can also be cancelled into a side dodging heavy (also with super armor). Sounds complex, yet has a satisfying feel when pulled off successfully. It also forces the opponent to play defensively, pre-empting the direction of attack for fear of taking a sizeable chunk of damage.

Players will quickly realise the combination of slow attacks and high stamina use are the pitfalls of the Highlander, leading to many calling it the lower tier class compared to the Gladiator. I would agree with this view, but also see a number of highly skilled players performing elaborate and unpredictable combos with the character to great effect. Put the time in and expect most people to not be prepared for your onslaught.

Design & Cosmetics

Kilts and animal skins best summarise the look of the Highlander and fit perfectly into the rugged designs characteristic of the Viking faction. Claymores are undoubtedly impressive looking weapons and the sheer size of it is incredibly imposing. Most notably, the Highlander is the first character with a completely uncovered face, so if you like the idea of your hero staring into the eyes of their enemy then enjoy!

Armor and weapon customizations generally maintain the raw look, with some of the higher tier weapon gear pieces being the only departure. They are magnificent, however, and add to the sense of superiority you will probably feel at having mastered the class at that point. Personally, the Bran design seems the best balance between elegance and practicality.

Conclusion

If you like the complexity of the Shinobi, the pure power of the Raider and an array of un-blockable attacks like the Lawbringer, then Highlander is a good bet. For Honor classes him as a ‘Hard’ character to learn and for good reason. I will be sticking to simpler heroes myself, but will be very wary of Highlanders knowing how dangerous they can really be.

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Before the DLC comes out, the Big Elden Ring update adds new features and fixes the game’s balance

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There will be an update for Elden Ring next week that sounds pretty important. The patch will come out on June 20, right before Shadow of the Erdtree goes live on June 21. “New features” and “balance adjustments” are what FromSoftware says the update will have.

Luckily, the developer went on to give more information. We went ahead and put them all together in the patch notes below:

New parts of inventory:

  • Items that were just gained will have a “!” next to them
  • There is now a new tab called “Recent Items” that lets you look at items that you just got

What’s new in Summoning Pool?

  • Now, active summoning pools will follow you to NG+
  • The newly added Map Functions Menu now lets you turn on and off individual summoning pools
  • When you use the Small Golden Effigy, it will only choose active Summoning Pools

All new hairstyles:

  • The game now has five more hairstyles to choose from. You can choose them when you make your character, with the Clouded Mirror Stand, or with Rennala’s Rebirth feature.
    FromSoftware also says that the patch will have extra features that aren’t listed here. I hope they’re a pleasant surprise!

Would you like to see any of these changes made? Are you still excited about Shadow of the Erdtree? Get ready by reading the comments below.

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The manager of Italy’s Euro 2024 team has clarified that his squad is not prohibited from playing the PS5

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In a development that is likely to delight console manufacturer Sony, the Italian national team seems to be caught up in a scandal involving PlayStation. Manager Luciano Spalletti has previously expressed his concerns about his players staying up late playing video games on their PS5s. This led to speculation that he may have implemented a ban on the gaming system during his squad’s Euro 2024 camp. However, when speaking to the media before the team’s upcoming match against Albania on Saturday, he made it clear that he is fine with his players relaxing with video games, as long as they don’t stay up too late playing.

“I have no qualms about any genre of games – we’ve set up a gaming room with two PlayStations,” he stated. It seems to be quite popular, and I’ve even tried it out myself. However, they have the ability to do so at the appropriate time of day. It is quite concerning that they are awake until such late hours of the night. It is important to prioritize a healthy sleep schedule. We must emphasize the importance of adopting a proper lifestyle while playing games. I never claimed that we couldn’t play PlayStation, which is both unfair and untrue. I mentioned that staying up until 3AM or 4AM is not something we can do – it’s a distinct situation.

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, echoing his coach’s sentiments, revealed that the entire team finds pleasure in playing PS5, but only when it’s fitting. “After dinner, we spend time together in the games room, where we let loose and unwind. This has fostered a strong sense of camaraderie among us,” he observed. We share a few laughs and enjoy each other’s company for a couple of hours. There are absolutely no problems in that regard, the m

Italy’s disciplined gaming time seems to have paid off as they emerged victorious with a 2-1 win against Albania in their opener on Saturday. This impressive performance puts them joint-top of Group B after just one game. They will have to bring their A-game for their upcoming match, as they are set to take on Spain, their fierce rivals, in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday.

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Metallica takes center stage on the battle arena of the Fortnite Festival, showcasing their musical prowess in an epic PVP showdown

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Metallica will be headlining the Battle Stage at the Fortnite Festival, and fans can look forward to an epic performance later today, on the 13th of June. The entire lineup of the legendary heavy metal band has been transformed into digital avatars for the ever-growing gaming platform. Fans can now enjoy their greatest hits and even engage in a thrilling musical player-versus-player game mode.

The collaboration between Metallica and Fortnite marks the start of Fortnite Festival Season 4, featuring an exciting lineup of six Metallica songs, such as “Enter Sandman,”  “Fuel,”  and “Ride the Lightning.”. Additional songs will be introduced as the season progresses. By choosing Epic’s premium Festival Pass, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock all four Metallica band members as playable skins. How about a showdown between Lars Ulrich and Goku?

The aspect that captures our attention is the 16-player musical battle royale. The Battle Stage offers a challenging experience that pushes players to their limits, requiring both physical stamina and a captivating stage presence. Players will find themselves immersed in the intense energy of the four tracks playing simultaneously. Perform with skill, and you can unleash powerful bursts of musical energy, causing less talented individuals to falter and be defeated, with the ultimate victor being crowned the Master of Puppets (most likely).

In addition to that, Metallica will be making an appearance at the Rocket Racing tent, complete with a specially designed track, car, and LEGO replicas of the band members. Is there anything more intense than that?

Do you enjoy Metallica’s music? Could anyone have predicted that the band would rise to prominence in a video game primarily aimed at a younger audience who may not be familiar with their music? And now, let’s turn our attention to the comments section below.

 

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