The game takes place in Bolivia in July 2019. The country has become increasingly unstable as the Santa Blanca, a previously minor Mexican drug cartel, gains more power and influence within the county to the point where Bolivia has become a narco-state and the world’s largest producer of cocaine.
The rise in power of this drug cartel concerns the United States Government, as Santa Blanca’s influence has begun to spread beyond Bolivia. The last straw comes when a bomb targets the U.S. embassy in La Paz and its intended target, DEA agent Ricardo “Ricky” Sandoval, is kidnapped, tortured and then killed by the Santa Blanca. As a result, the United States initiates Operation Kingslayer, a joint operation between the CIA, DEA and JSOC. The United States Army dispatches a fireteam of elite special operations unit called “Ghosts” to destroy the cartel and reveal the connection between Santa Blanca and the local government. The Ghost team consist of Ghost Leader “Nomad”, Tactical Gunner “Midas”, Engineer “Holt”, Sniper “Weaver”. The Ghosts individually make their own way into Bolivia. They rendezvous and are brought to the mission area in Bolivia by helicopter along with their CIA contact, Karen Bowman. When they land in the province of Itacua thet are met with Pac Katari, leader of the Kataris 26, the only resistance against Santa Blanca. Pac Katari gives them their first mission – to recover Amaru, an older man who’s ideologies founded Kataris 26 along with Pac Katari who was captured by Santa Blanca. After this mission the Ghosts are, more or less, free to tackle the cartel in any way and order they see fit.
As the Ghosts dismantle the cartel piece by piece, they eventually are given the option to go after El Sueno. Ordered to regroup with Bowman, the Ghosts find her captive in the presence of the rebels. Told that Pac Katari has betrayed them, the Ghosts race to El Sueno’s fortress to capture him. After fighting their way through enemy opposition. The Ghosts and Bowman find and surround El Sueno, who has just beheaded Pac Katari. Despite surrendering to the Ghosts, Bowman receives a call from her superiors informing that El Sueno had made a deal with the Department of Justice to give up the heads of other cartels in exchange for immunity. The games ending will depend on whether the Ghosts fully dismantled the cartel or not. If the ghosts have fully dismantled the Cartel, Bowman takes El Sueno into protective custody, having taken down others involved with Santa Blanca. If remnants of the cartel remains, Bowman will instead execute El Sueno in cold blood, leading to her dismissal from the CIA and arrest for murdering El Sueno, although she has no regrets of doing so.
Fan Review: 35% Good
Excellent: 30% | Average: 15% | Poor: 20%
The warlord Apollyon takes control of the knights of the Blackstone Legion after murdering his rivals, who fight for and protect the people of the land of Ashfeld, allowing her to sow the seeds of perpetual war and create stronger men to rule over the weak. During the Blackstone Legion’s attempt to bring another, dishonorable lord-turned-mercenary, Hervis Daubeny, to justice, his second-in-command, known as the Warden, helps to stop the Blackstone siege and battles the champion of the Blackstone knights. Upon defeating his opponent, the Warden is made a knight of the Blackstone Legion by Holden Cross, Apollyon’s lieutenant and leaves with him. During his time in Apollyon’s army, the Warden helps to defend against the Viking raiders of the Warborn, but soon realizes shortly after meeting with Apollyon that his commander cares nothing about protecting people and seeks to manipulate his enemies into endless battles. Starting with the Vikings, Apollyon and his warriors including Cross, the Warden and fellow lieutenants Stone and Mercy, attacks their settlements and sacks their strongholds in the northern land of Valkenheim, leaving only enough food and supplies to fight over, and sparing those who would eagerly fight for those scraps or are strong enough to do so. Sickened by this and by the senseless slaughter he helped to bring about, the Warden deserts the Blackstone Legion, soon followed by Holden.
Afterwards, in Valkenheim, the Viking clans fight amongst themselves, killing one another for the dwindling scraps left by Apollyon. One of the survivors of her final attack, a warrior known as the Raider, begins uniting the warriors of the various clans under his banner, alongside his warlord friend Stigandr, valkyrie warrior Runa and berserker Helvar, first by killing the brutal raider Ragnar, who steals what little remains from those who cannot feed themselves, and then Siv the Ruthless, who seek to conquer and plunder their own people. After killing his rivals, the Raider and his rapidly growing army retake a Warborn stronghold from knights of Apollyon’s army, and then set out to the land of the Myre to raid the Dawn Empire of the Chosen, a group of powerful Samurai, to resupply and feed their people after finding treasure in the stronghold. The Raider then leads the assault on the Samurai, and succeeds in overrunning their forces, causing them to retreat back to their greatest city. In the chaos, Apollyon strikes and kills the Dawn Empire’s ruler, killing his Daimyos that refuse to fight each other and setting free the ones she believes will kill one another and in turn become stronger.
Into this chaos is brought the Orochi warrior known as the Emperor’s champion, the strongest and most fearsome warrior in the Dawn Empire. After learning of the devastation of the Viking raid, she, fellow samurai Ayu, the Shugoki Okuma and Nobushi Momiji attempt to reunite the Daimyos under one banner, using the vikings as a common enemy to rally against. It is also during this time that the Emperor’s Champion learns of Apollyon’s manipulations of the various factions and rallies her allies to stop Apollyon, invading Ashfeld to attack Blackstone Fortress. During a scouting mission with Momiji, the Orochi is met by the Warden, now leading a rebellion against Apollyon with Holden by her side and, after dueling her, realizes they are allied against the same enemy. Both armies besiege the castle on separate fronts, with the Orochi searching for Apollyon. After finding Apollyon, the Orochi duels with and barely manages to kill her, but not before learning that she wanted to create eternal war to weed out the weak and create the strongest of men, making them evermore bloodthirsty like her. In the aftermath, the armies of all three factions attacking the Blackstone Fortress; Knight, Samurai and Viking alike all turn on each other, resulting in a terrible war lasting seven years. Realizing the war’s futility, Ayu, Holden and Stigandr meet after their respective leaders send them as envoys to end hostilities. Though all three people realize that the prospect of peace may be futile and they may all die in the attempt, they all agree that peace is worth fighting for and that it will make for an unforgettable tale.
The Fan Review Score is: GOOD (39% of Fan Vote)
The Spring of next year is looking to be pretty packed full of games! From Ghost Recon, Halo Wars 2 and now For Honor, we are looking for next year to be packed full of awesome games. February 14th will bring Ubisoft’s For Honor. Check out the trailer below!
Set in the Francisco Bay Area, new protagonist Marcus is set to take on the tech world. The whole open world will be hack-able, unlike the first one where only certain individuals were hack-able.
“Marcus is much more expressive, both in his behavior and in his fighting style,” creative director Jonathan Morin said. “He’s going to feel completely different than Aiden. There’s a different flow to his approach.”
“We have a world that encourages you to explore the Bay Area, and it rewards you for meeting other people in the world, playing cooperatively, and completing quests to gain followers for DedSec,” Bélanger said. “We’re encouraging the world [building] team to push all of their ingredients farther.”
Watch_Dogs 2 will be released on November 15th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC
With E3 starting on the 13th of June, some as early as June 12th, Ubisoft has revealed its plans for its 1:00 PST conference on June 13th. Ubisoft is set to “present highly anticipated titles such as Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.” It has also promised to “unveil some surprises.”
Far Cry: Primal is a prime example of how good a game can be with a simple change of scenery. Sure Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 were great games, but they were very familiar with each other, as in the scenery and time table were very familiar. Primal opened up a whole new world to gamers and we LOVE IT!
It’s 10,000 BC, and our protagonist Takkar is searching for the lost members of his Wenja tribe. They’re scattered across the Oros Valley, a vibrant wilderness of forests, swamps, and frozen caves, complete with mammoths, snakes, Rhinos, and sabertooth tigers. As Takkar, you’ll build up a new Wenja village with a wide variety of characters. The progression of the game is set up perfectly because as you level yourself up, and enhance your skills you venture into the wilderness and find people that can help expand your camp and your skills.
If you have played the last couple Far Cry games you are pretty familiar with how hunting for animals will be crucial along with other things among the forest to help enhance your weapons and build new ones. The animal skins and hides will also be used to level up your camp as well, which you will need to build more huts, especially as your camp grows.
Unlike the other Far Cry games, the world of Primal is even more dangerous than finding your enemies. Sure you will have enemy camps that you will have to capture, weapons to find and unlock and skills to enhance, but it is the world of Primal that sets itself a part and becomes a challenge for gamers more so than past iterations. The world is dangerous and anything and everything can hurt you badly to kill you. Getting caught in the grips of a fast cougar, or getting poisoned by a snake you backed into while fighting off enemies are just some of the examples of what could happen to you. Have you seen the Oscar winning film “The Revanant”? Remember the bear attack? PRIMAL!
This is a game that will make you keep your bag you cary with you full. Stay stocked up on your meats for you to use for health because it will become a necessity, especially at night. The games finer points comes with its Beast Master ability. This will allow you to level up and the higher you rank the stronger the animal you can control. You can go from a wolf, to a sabertooth Tiger, and I will go on as to say that this is VERY VERY helpful, but be sure to watch your beasts health. Keep him fed and he will fight VERY WELL for you, and YES you will need them!
Far Cry Primal is the breath of fresh air that we needed in the franchise. I didnt want another trip to a remote island that a bad guy happens to be in charge of where crime and corruption are running rampant. Primal took us back to 10,000 BC and we get to step into the shoes of ancient civilization. You will be introduced to a very interesting cast of characters and are a welcome addition to the franchise! There is no online multiplayer to this entry, which is ok because I think it would take away from the self survival aspect the game was going for!
I am sure that if you are one of the thousands of online gamers in the community trying to play Rainbow Six Siege (we are playing on Xbox One) then you are having a lot of issues connecting to the servers for online play. Since the game launched I have had nothing but connectivity issues. From connecting to the game servers, to getting kicked from games randomly in the middle of gameplay.
Now I know this is not a connectivity issue on our end, but rather an issue on Ubisofts end (mostly because the error message says unable to connect to Ubisoft Servers). This is such a major disappointment for a series that prides itself on its online multiplayer. Now we have not reviewed this game, and for good reason. If we reviewed it right now I would score well below an average score. Not because the game is horrible, but rather there are a lot of bugs and online connection issues. We know it could score much better if they can fix the online issues, but until then we are keeping this on the shelf.
If you are, or have gotten Rainbow Six Siege, we do try and play every night, have even tried on our live feed Twitch channel, just have had a lot of issues connecting. When we do connect and get playing it does pretty well, and it is fun. Please, for the love of everything holy, if you have a MIC, TALK TO YOUR TEAMATES! This is a game that is based on communication and when your in a game and only 2 out of 5 team members are communicating, it can make for a very frustrating night! TALK! ENGLISH MF . . . DO YOU SPEAK IT? If you don’t catch the movie reference shame on you! Just leave your party chat and jump into game chat so everyone can communicate!