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For Honor’s Warlord Becomes Useless: The Problem With Nerfs

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Recently, For Honor introduced a new patch that aimed to balance one of the supposedly over-powered characters; the Warlord. Ubisoft’s patch-notes read like a last will and testament for players who love the bearded warrior.

Before I get into the details, full disclosure, I am (was) a Warlord main. For those who don’t appreciate the nuances of games like For Honor, there is a level of identification one feels with the available characters and for me that was the Warlord. I liked the defensive potential and the general feel of his movements, quickly deciding that the Warlord was the character I would use more than any other; my special little hero. Imagine the horror you would feel if your favourite character was decapitated.

When I booted up the game hoping to complete my daily orders, I was greeted by a patch download which quickly installed and I began to play. However, every parry or headbutt I performed suddenly felt wrong. My headbutts felt very slow -opponents were even dodging them- and my parry follow up simply did not work. The Warlord had been nerfed.

Nerfs have always had a slight stigma attached to them for pretty good reasons; why hamper some peoples’ enjoyment of the game to placate others? Even though I personally don’t feel the warlord needed a nerf (especially considering what the Centurion can currently do), many disagreed and their concerns should certainly be addressed. But the solution should never be to ruin a strong character, instead, the lower tier characters should be buffed.

Most people agree with this consensus and it has been pleasantly surprising seeing people who were not long ago calling for a Warlord nerf actually criticise the extent to which the character has been changed. All his damage has been reduced, his dodge recovery has gone up and his parry punish has been rendered useless. This is not how we should move forward with For Honor or indeed any game at all. We understand the need for balance, but isn’t this primarily a game to be enjoyed?

This opinion is not controversial, it should be the standard. I am avoiding a game I love because of a patch that ruins my favourite character. These changes seem oriented towards the competitive circuit. Any ‘fighting’ game goes through various iterations of characters and mechanics, but we often overlook the fact that most people play these games for fun.

So what happens now? Conqueror and Kensei mains are welcoming us Warlords with open arms and quietly shushing us to join them in the lower tier. We thank them for their support, but like the One True Morty I think it’s time we fought back. Ubisoft should listen to our concern at how they are treating our characters and work on building up all characters to fight toe-to-toe with the Wardens and Raiders with mutual love and respect. Except Cents, they can go away.

For more For Honor, see our reviews of the Gladiator and Highlander, as well as other articles here.

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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