In Far Cry 4, I’ve become a C4 addict. I can’t help myself; experimenting with various ways to blow stuff up is endlessly entertaining to me.
I’m not the biggest fan of the Witcher series, though that might all change with the upcoming phenomenal-looking third installment. I attempted to get into The Witcher 2 a while back, though I was put off by the deep spell and enchanting combat systems. With the game just recently offered as a free Games With Gold game on the Xbox 360, I’m giving it a second chance.
Where is this confession leading us? To the rediscovery of the incredibly gorgeous and brutal cutscene that opens the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
I feel like in Far Cry 4, Ubisoft cranked the wildlife knob up to 11. It’s not that dangerous predators are especially difficult this time around, but I can hardly walk 50 meters without stumbling upon some dangerous beast that wants to eat me, trample me, or merely just stare me in the eye with a look of deep concern.
The first round of our Smash Bros. amiibo tournament is almost over. Our final contenders are Pit and Kirby, two fighters who are as comfortable in the sky as they are on land. This battle should be one for the heavens. (For the full description of the tournament rules, check out this link.)
Pit started kicking our butts as soon as we trained him, so most of the GeekParty staff put their money on him. Still, a few of us were hoping that Kirby would inhale his way to victory.
To see how the fight went, check out the videos below. You can find our commentary below that.
Neither amiibo had played on the Pyrosphere stage, so we were curious to see how they’d handle it. Unsurprisingly, Ridley was responsible for the match’s first KO. Although Kirby’s deftly dodged many of Pit’s attacks — way to avoid that Final Smash! — Pit still managed to get the best of him.
In the second match, Pit was kind of an item hog. He hit Kirby with every item he could, from the Fire Bar to the Dragoon item. Kirby held on for a long as he could, but in the end, he couldn’t survive the item onslaught.
We wanted to see what Kirby could do when he wasn’t being pelted by items, so we let him fight a third match for fun. The battle was brief, but terrifically intense. Kirby puffed up, kicked some butt, and made short work of his winged opponent.
Pit’s the amiibo moving on to round two, but Kirby put up an impressive fight. Don’t feel too disappointed if you were rooting for Kirby. We have something special in store for the losers of this round.
When I first saw that the new Resident Evil HD remake had a Trophy for getting through the entire game while only using the knife (it’s called “CQC FTW”), I thought it sounded damn near impossible. Between the awkward controls (I always play using the original control scheme) and the ineffectiveness of the knife, this seemed like a challenge for crazy people.
I spent the vast majority of my weekend playing Far Cry 4, a fact that I should probably be at least a little bit ashamed of. I put in enough time to hone my outpost-capturing skills, though, which I’m quite thankful for.
The first Nintendo Direct of 2015 happened just a few days ago, and, if you like Nintendo, there is a bunch of Nintendo stuff to be had. One of those things is the new Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.