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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review

Yakuza: Like a Dragon takes the tried-and-true formula of the Yakuza series and flips the script. Does this turn-based RPG have the same heat as previous Yakuza games, or should you stick with the older titles? Check out our review and find out.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review

Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces us to a new main character named Ichiban Kasuga. Similar to Kazuma Kiryu in the former Yakuza games, Ichiban is a low-ranking member of the Yakuza. Having no family of his own, the head of the Arakawa family takes Ichiban in and shows him the ropes of being a Yakuza. Still, being only a grunt, Ichiban has to make collections on New Year’s Eve. You make your collections, then return for dinner with the boss.

The next day you get a call from your boss asking you to come to the office right away. You are told one of the high ranking Arakawa members has killed a rival gang member when you arrive. Someone has to take the fall, and Ichiban fits the bill perfectly. Instead of fighting this fate, Ichiban happily accepts, seeing that this is the best way to repay his boss. He goes to prison for 18 years and returns to a completely different world. You might feel a bit of déjà vu if you’ve played Yakuza Kiwami.

Yakuza Like A Dragon Honest Game Review

Both Ichiban and Yakuza: Like a Dragon wear their new inspiration on their sleeves. Dragon Quest is often referenced, and Ichiban wants nothing more than to be a true hero. You have a new combat system, a new class system, a new party system, and a story about a hero triumphing over “evil.” As a fan of the previous Yakuza games, some of these changes are welcome, and others begin to wear on toward the end of the game.

Let’s start with the most significant difference: The combat. Previous Yakuza entries have previously been very similar to a beat-em-up, but the action in Yakuza: Like a Dragon is turn-based. I enjoyed this change at first, but it begins to grow tiresome as the game goes on. Something I could previously do in roughly 15 seconds now often exceeds a minute or more. There are still some active parts of the combat, such as dodging and special attack button prompts, but even that feels dull near the end. It also felt like avoiding combat was much more difficult than in previous games. For the record, I don’t hate it; I just think they could lower the encounter rate a bit.

Yakuza has had a sort of class system in previous games, but nothing quite like this. Here you select a class, and that decides your weapons and a lot of your skills. Each character has their own unique classes they have and a pool everyone can select from. The classes take from real-world professions like Bodyguard (warrior), Idol (buff/healer), or Breakdancer (damage and debuffs). There are plenty of classes to pick from, and finding the right combo can make things much easier for you down the line. One downside is that you can only change classes at a specific spot, meaning you can’t change on the fly.

Like A Dragon Honest Game Review

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Immortals Fenyx Rising Gets Animated Trailer


Discover how players will be able to dive into battle to save the gods with the latest animated trailer for Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising.

This upcoming action-adventure will have players exploring the world of the Golden Isles, which is occupied with various enemies inspired by Greek mythology. Light attacks, heavy attacks, bows and arrows, and spears are all waiting to be used against everything from minotaurs to cyclops. Players will also be able to challenge themselves with various side-objectives and optional puzzles.

See some of the challenges that await players with the trailer below:

Immortals Fenyx Rising – Animated Trailer

Joined by the companion bird Phosphor, players can traverse the world of Immortals Fenyx Rising by climbing cliffs, riding mounts, and taking to the skies using the wings of Daedalus. Along the way, rifts that teleport players to the Vaults of Tartaros can be found. While there, players can take on challenges that test players’ skills in puzzle solving and combat.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on December 3, 2020.

Source: Press Release
Immortals Fenyx Rising Gets Animated Trailer

Discover how players will be able to dive into battle to save the gods with the latest animated trailer for Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising

Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation Gameplay Released

Ahead of its release next month, CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled more than six minutes of new gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the PlayStation family of consoles

Bounty Hunters Expansion Coming to Red Dead Online

All Bounty Hunters in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online will have their work cut out for them with the role expansion coming next week

HITMAN 3 Chongqing Location Revealed

Agent 47 will pay a visit to the rainy, neon-lit streets of Chongqing in the upcoming release of IO Interactive’s HITMAN 3

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Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation Gameplay Released


Ahead of its release next month, CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled more than six minutes of new gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the PlayStation family of consoles.

The footage, which can be seen below, was captured on both the PlayStation 4 Pro and the PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.

Gameplay was taken from the Nomad lifepath, which serves as one of the three playable backstories players can choose from. Action from the Badlands desert surrounding the city, along with the streets of Night City itself, also takes center stage.

Cyberpunk 2077 – PlayStation Gameplay

The development of Cyberpunk 2077 was done on REDengine 4 by a team of approximately 500 people. The studio has partnered with Digital Scapes to craft additional tools, Nvidia to achieve ray tracing in real time (which allows for global illumination, reflections, ambient occlusion, and shadows), QLOC for quality assurance, and Jali Research to procedurally generate the lip syncing for all ten localizations.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 10, 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 will also be playable on Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5, and a free upgrade that takes advantage of the next generation of consoles will be available at a later date.

Source: Press Release
Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation Gameplay Released

Ahead of its release next month, CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled more than six minutes of new gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the PlayStation family of consoles

Bounty Hunters Expansion Coming to Red Dead Online

All Bounty Hunters in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online will have their work cut out for them with the role expansion coming next week

HITMAN 3 Chongqing Location Revealed

Agent 47 will pay a visit to the rainy, neon-lit streets of Chongqing in the upcoming release of IO Interactive’s HITMAN 3

NEO: The World Ends with You Announced

A follow-up to the 2007 JRPG classic, Square-Enix announced that NEO: The World Ends with You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2021

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Bounty Hunters Expansion Coming to Red Dead Online


All Bounty Hunters in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online will have their work cut out for them with the role expansion coming next week.

The Bounty Hunter Role will soon pay host to new criminals to track down, along with new Prestigious level equipment and skills to unlock across 10 more Bounty Hunter ranks. There will also be new Legendary Bounties and a 100 Rank Outlaw Pass.

Those that are new to Red Dead Online can prepare for this update by hunting down the current crop of ne’er-do-wells. Players can get started by meeting with the Legendary Bounty Hunter in Rhodes to get themselves a Bounty Hunter License. All Bounty Hunter missions will also pay out double XP all this week – those looking for some key tips and strategies can learn more here.

All A Land of Opportunities missions will pay out double XP, and increased RDO$ and XP will be available to all Posse members for Free Roam and Bounty Missions.

Players can take advantage of the following discounts to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue this week:

  • 40% off all Outfits including Role Outfits
  • 30% off all Repeaters
  • 30% off all Pistols
  • 30% off the Schofield Revolver
  • 30% off all Horses
  • 30% off all Saddles and Improved Saddles
  • 30% off all Coats
  • 30% off all Vest

All Red Dead Online players that have connected their Rockstar Games Social Club account to their Prime Gaming account will receive Rewards for the following:

  • 5 Free Legendary Animal Pheromones
  • 6,000 Naturalist XP
  • A Reward for a free Wilderness Camp
  • A free Katata Coat crafted from the Legendary Katata Elk hide

Those who connect to Prime Gaming before December 21 will receive a Reward for a free Breton Horse and RDO$100.

Finally, Red Dead Online will be available to purchase as a standalone game from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam on December 1 at an introductory offer of $4.99. The standalone version of Red Dead Online will require up to 123GB of disk space, and will also include the option to unlock Red Dead Redemption 2: Story Mode separately.

Source: Press Release
Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation Gameplay Released

Ahead of its release next month, CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled more than six minutes of new gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the PlayStation family of consoles

Bounty Hunters Expansion Coming to Red Dead Online

All Bounty Hunters in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online will have their work cut out for them with the role expansion coming next week

HITMAN 3 Chongqing Location Revealed

Agent 47 will pay a visit to the rainy, neon-lit streets of Chongqing in the upcoming release of IO Interactive’s HITMAN 3

NEO: The World Ends with You Announced

A follow-up to the 2007 JRPG classic, Square-Enix announced that NEO: The World Ends with You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2021

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HITMAN 3 Chongqing Location Revealed


Agent 47 will pay a visit to the rainy, neon-lit streets of Chongqing in the upcoming release of IO Interactive’s HITMAN 3.

This Chinese transportation hub is home to a number of food stands and shops, all crammed into a maze of tight streets and secret paths.

The proprietary Glacier engine for the game will help this title sound, look, and play better than ever. With it, the development team has been able to make improvements to lighting, reflections, animation, and even AI. This locale will feature full water effects (such as rain drops on clothes) and will allow for up to 300 NPCs to inhabit one space. Finally, for those playing on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the game will run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with HDR support.

Learn more with the video below:

HITMAN 3 – Under the Hood (Chongqing Location Reveal)

The game will come out on January 20, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The title will also come out for the Nintendo Switch, and will be playable on the platform via cloud streaming technology.

Source: Press Release
Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation Gameplay Released

Ahead of its release next month, CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled more than six minutes of new gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the PlayStation family of consoles

Bounty Hunters Expansion Coming to Red Dead Online

All Bounty Hunters in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online will have their work cut out for them with the role expansion coming next week

HITMAN 3 Chongqing Location Revealed

Agent 47 will pay a visit to the rainy, neon-lit streets of Chongqing in the upcoming release of IO Interactive’s HITMAN 3

NEO: The World Ends with You Announced

A follow-up to the 2007 JRPG classic, Square-Enix announced that NEO: The World Ends with You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2021

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NEO: The World Ends with You Announced


A follow-up to the 2007 JRPG classic, Square-Enix announced that NEO: The World Ends with You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2021.

Much like the previous entry, players will be transported to the streets of the Shibuya as they participate in the “Reapers’ Game.” take part in the “Reapers’ Game.” This game of life-or-death will put players in the shoes of Ringo as they take part in a battle for their survival.

Designed around a comic-book style, players will be able to enjoy the sights of Shibuya and dive into fast-paced battles against a wide variety of monsters. Players will also be able to take on missions along the way.

Learn more with the trailer below:

NEO: The World Ends with You | Official Announcement Trailer

For those who want to learn more, be sure to follow the #NTWEWY hashtag. You can find the official website here.

Source: Press Release
NEO: The World Ends with You Announced

A follow-up to the 2007 JRPG classic, Square-Enix announced that NEO: The World Ends with You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2021

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gets Family Behind the Scenes Trailer

All would-be web slingers can now meet the talented performers who brought the characters of Insomniac Games and PlayStation Studios’ Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to life with the latest video

The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gets Family Behind the Scenes Trailer


All would-be web slingers can now meet the talented performers who brought the characters of Insomniac Games and PlayStation Studios’ Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to life with the latest video for the game.

Nadji Jeter, who plays Miles Morales, talks about how players will see Miles’ world, who he really is, and what he is all about in the game. He also mentions that Miles has similar powers to Peter Parker, but can move a little faster.

Griffin Puatu, who plays Ganke Lee, talks about how the story of the game is rooted in tragedy and how Miles became his own Spider-Man. He stresses the fact that the game is exciting, action-packed, and emotional.

Finally, Jacqueline Pinol (who plays Rio Morales) talks about how Miles is a little lost after the death of his father. She also mentions how Brookyn and Spanish Harlem play a big role in the overall world of the game.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Family Behind the Scenes | PS5, PS4

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is now available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Source: YouTube
NEO: The World Ends with You Announced

A follow-up to the 2007 JRPG classic, Square-Enix announced that NEO: The World Ends with You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2021

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gets Family Behind the Scenes Trailer

All would-be web slingers can now meet the talented performers who brought the characters of Insomniac Games and PlayStation Studios’ Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to life with the latest video

The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online

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Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money Review

Joining the ranks of The Whitest Kids U’ Know and White Men Can’t Jump comes MichaelArts’ new title Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money. Voted the greatest rappers of all time by two people on social media, should you join Dr. White and Crushed Ice on their FMV adventure?

Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money Review

Hailing from Mt. Vernon, Illinois, this dynamic duo was formed in 2007 after they heard Soulja Boy’s “Crank That Soulja Boy” and realized that they can do better. What follows is a self-described journey of banging beats, epic flows, and lyricism.

This is where the player comes in. One of three different interactive music videos can be chosen, each with a different playstyle.

“Wear the Purp” has players mimicking a number of movements with their mouse and arrow keys to earn points, all while a music video is played in the background. It’s clear that this was quickly ported from the PlayStation 4 version of the game – the gyro controls of the console edition don’t quite translate to the PC. In addition, moving a mouse in a circular motion is less than intuitive. It’s not a deal breaker, but it’s not as streamlined as it should be.

“Mt. Vernon, Illinois” changes things up a little bit by putting players into a car and having them drive an officer back to the station. As players ride along at a steady clip, they must jump over livestock, blast boxes, shoot matching pictures, and make rival riders go boom. The loose aiming takes some getting used to, but the endless runner-style setup is entertaining nonetheless.

Finally, “Moneyz in the Bank (For Real)” transports players to the dance floor in an attempt to get that skrilla. Much like the Dance Dance Revolution series of games, players must line up the icons to the dashboard, netting points in the process. It’s simple, but it works.

These three minigames might seem a bit simple at their core, and they are, but Whiteboyz Wit Attitude truly excels in its humor. These two embrace their personas with gusto – you can tell that they’re having an absolute blast as they’re pouring grape soda on each other and shopping for ugly blazers. It’s offbeat humor would be right at home with the Eric Andres and Tim and Eric’s of the world in how absolutely offbeat it all is. It’s not for everyone, but it does have an earnest charm to it not often seen these days.

For those who can’t get enough, a number of achievements can also be yours. Players can compete to beat the WWA’s high score in each music video, and there are also achievements tied to each point threshold. These three interactive music videos can be completed in around 20 minutes, but it certainly doesn’t overstay its welcome.

Move over, Eminem: The Whiteboyz Wit Attitude are here to steal the show. The gameplay might be overly basic, but their sheer style and humor gives these two some serious clout.

This review of Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money was done on the PC. The game was freely downloaded.
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Lost Potato Review

Combining taters with min-maxing, Thomas Gervraud’s new roguelike Lost Potato pulls inspiration from two very different sources. It’s an unorthodox combination to be sure, but does it pay off?

Lost Potato Review

A single screen roguelike, Lost Potato throws players a curveball from the outset: you can’t damage enemies. Rather, the key to victory comes from knocking enemies into hazards like spikes and projectiles. It takes some finagling, but the arc of your swing quickly becomes your best friend, with players lining things up with the use of the WASD keys and the left mouse. Controller support is also available, through the development team stated that a mouse and keyboard setup is preferred.

It might seem counterintuitive, but this combination works surprisingly well. Enemies can sometimes be dumber than dirt, running into traps and offing themselves before you even get a chance to interact with them. However, when there are multiple foes, laser beams, pieces of poo, and projectiles to deal with, even the slightest advantage is a much welcome blessing. The average loadout features a paltry two hearts and not much else, so players are at a distinct disadvantage right from the outset. Things move at a fast clip, and taking damage or clearing a level changes things up a great deal.

In true roguelike fashion, players will be raising their potato up to new heights in Lost Potato. Every three levels has an oasis where players can increase their health, number of spikes, range, speed, or any number of other factors. With dozens of levels to take on and conquer, players can be absolutely an absolutely unstoppable potato as runs progress. There’s just enough variety to make multiple playthroughs seem fresh, which is a godsend when it comes to a genre like this.

If anything, that’s one of the greatest strengths of Lost Potato – it doesn’t overstay its welcome. Each stage is over in a matter of seconds, and each run typically lasts a few minutes. While it is true that it is simple to a fault, that also proves to be one of its strengths. What you see is what you get – no more, no less.

Also staying true to its roguelike roots are its unlockables for subsequent runs. Eyepatches, bandanas, and eyebrows can all be unlocked that affect health, speed, and other variables. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks, so what might work for one person would be better suited for another. There’s a fair amount of cosmetics that can be unlocked, which encourages a fair amount of replayability. There are also a handful of achievements to be had.

Lost Potato is simple by design, but that also proves to be one of its greatest strengths. This bite-sized roguelike might not make waves in the space, but it has the fundamentals down and is perfect for small play sessions.

This review of Lost Potato was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Lost Potato Review

Combining taters with min-maxing, Thomas Gervraud’s new roguelike Lost Potato pulls inspiration from two very different sources. It’s an unorthodox combination to be sure, but does it pay off?

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The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online


On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist.

With this update, players will set out to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most notorious drug dealer. Players will be transported to Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands worldwide. While there, they will contend with heavily armed security forces and can escape with valuable evidence, art, gold and drug money. It’s up to players to choose their approach, tools, and crew.

This Heist will give players the chance to play everything solo or with up to three other players. New vehicles and tactical weapons, new social spaces to dance and party (complete with world-class DJs), and new radio stations with more than 100 new songs. A heavily armed (yet versatile) submarine HQ with plenty of other surprises will also be included.

More details will be released in the future.

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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