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Mighty Goose Review

Picture yourself as a badass bounty hunter, traveling space as you take down bad guys who have been causing some trouble in your universe. You’re equipped with robot arms and robot legs and have moves better than any kungfu fighter. Oh, and did I mention you are a goose. Mighty Goose is an action-packed side scroller that will put you to the test as you advance through each level to save the Universe from the evil Void King.

Now that we have gotten the awesome introduction out of the way let’s dive a little deeper into the world of Mighty Goose. The game is simple yet very addictive, as you move sideways and fight all sorts of creatures and bad guys along the way. With multiple abilities to improve your bird, you can play the game in many different ways. In addition, specific items can be added along with companions that will join you on your journey to defeat the Void King.

With it being a pretty run-of-the-mill shoot ’em up side scroller, it did seem to get a little repetitive and easy at times throughout the game. A few levels mixed things up a little bit as you got to fight in vehicles and face a couple of bosses along the way. It was always great to find that mech waiting for you to slash down your enemies. I didn’t have an issue with most levels being easy. The only problem I found was that the levels didn’t seem balanced. One level could be simple and quick, and then all of a sudden, you’re in a mission that takes twice as long and is twice as hard, only to go back to a more manageable level right after.

Mighty Goose might be simple and easy to play for the most part, but I think that’s part of its charm. It’s a nice quick and easy side scroller that will have you repeatedly trying to improve your run. When it comes to shooting and dodging, I would have to say Mighty Goose has the moves. This goose is pretty awesome, and it feels pretty good to run down your Enemy and honk them into oblivion.

Just like Mighty Goose, this review is short and sweet so, let’s recap the rights and the wrongs of Mighty Goose. First off, we will start with the good. Mighty Goose has a nice feel to it, the mechanics are smooth, and nothing is more fun than blasting your way to space as a soft and fluffy goose. The bad isn’t that bad unless you think level imbalance is a deal-breaker or too easy doesn’t work for you. For me, it was refreshing to know I can play a game and beat it in a couple of hours. The best part about that is it didn’t feel like a chore to go back and replay the levels. With most of the levels being a breeze to complete, I found it fun to get back in there and try and improve my rank.

So if you’re looking for a nice relaxing side scroller where you can feel like an experienced gamer, Mighty Goose might be the game for you. Plus, who doesn’t want to be a Goose with robot arms that can attach a shotgun to it? If you are on the fence about getting Mighty Goose, I would 100% give it a try because even though it is short and sweet, it is also a blast to play.

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Are Battle Royales on the Brink of Extinction?

Battle Royales have been dominating the gaming scene for the past four years. Millions of gamers have spent millions of hours pouring their heart and soul into games like Fortnite, Warzone, and Apex legends just to get an in-game clip or brag to their friends about how good they are. Some gamers just enjoy the adrenaline rush you get from getting into a gunfight and coming out victorious. And nothing is sweeter than that Battle Royale victory. So why am I sitting here asking myself, are Battle Royales becoming a thing of the past?

Obviously, Battle Royales won’t be going anywhere for a long time, mainly because its fan base is too big to fail, but if you look at future games being developed, none of the big developers seem to be focusing on a Battle Royale. Sure, you got some small-time studios dipping their toes into the water of Battle Royales, but no significant announcements about the next best thing when it comes to this powerhouse genre.

Maybe it’s just the fact that major publishers like EA, Epic, Activision, and Xbox Studios already seem to have their Battle Royales locked in, but when does a Battle Royale begin to lose its lust. I mean, you cant just play Fortnite for the rest of your life, can you? Even if they do come out with a Fortnite 2, it’s not going to be much different. To keep a genre alive, you need to come up with something new or produce a whole new game to keep the attention of players. I don’t see Battle Royales doing that unless you think coming out with a new map every six months is enough to keep players engaged.

All I’m saying is that Battle Royales have to fizzle out at some point, and based on all the upcoming game announcements, it looks like the fizzle will be starting sooner than later. Games like Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite are two examples of games that could create a unique Battle Royale but are staying away just to show the world there are other ways to enjoy multiplayer.

Multiplayer games aren’t the only games pushing battle royales out the door. Single-player/ Story focused games are on a major comeback, PlayStation exclusives have mainly been story-driven games, and other companies are starting to notice their success. Companies like Xbox who is acquiring studios like Obsidian and Bethesda, will be publishing plenty of new single-player games like Starfield and Outer Worlds 2, plus a bunch of others. With so many different genres emerging, it’s only a matter of time that battle royale starts to slip.

That brings me to Squad based games like Redfall and Rainbow Six Extraction. These will probably be the biggest competitor going up against battle royales. One of the most appealing aspects of a battle royale is getting to squad up with friends and interact with others. With so many new games like Redfall, Back 4 Blood, and Battlefield 2042 coming out, You will still get to get your friends together. It just won’t be in a battle royale. These games might just swing the tide to slowly chip away at the battle royale conquest that has been going on for the last four years. It might even bring new games at the top of the Twitch list when looking for streams to watch.

So I’m going to ask everyone the question again. Are Battle Royales on the brink of extinction? Or are they going to be the most dominant genre for decades? I want to hear what you have to say, so make sure to comment below if you have an opinion.

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The Xbox Design Lab is Back

With the Xbox Design Lab back in action, custom controller designs have been showing up all over social media. At The Gamer’s Opinion, we wanted to give it a go and design our controller as well. Check it out below as we run you through our process of creating our very own TGO Xbox Controller.

First, we start with a lovely Midnight Blue for the Face of the controller.

Then it’s onto the back, where we add our Zesty Orange to give the controller a nice pop.

After that, it’s on to the bumpers and triggers as we sneak in a nice Shock Blue to finish off our colorway.

Don’t forget about the D-pad and Sticks. We went with a nice zest orange and Bolt Blue offset to really catch the gamer’s eye.

Last but not least are the final details. We went with Colors On Black for ABXY and White/Black View, Menu, Pause Buttons.

It’s a blast to sit down and throw on whatever colors you want, and we can now see why it has taken over the internet. If you would like to order your own TGO Xbox Controller, then follow the steps above. If this post can explode and see a couple thousand viewers, we might give one away. So make sure to share this post with your friends or on social media to hit that goal. Also, make sure to check out the Xbox Design Lab, even if it is to mess around. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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Will Battlefield 2042 Take Over The Streaming World?

Suppose you have been living under a rock for the past month or so. Let me fill you in on the next big thing coming to gaming. Battlefield 2042 will be launched on October 22, 2021, and let me tell you, it looks marvelous. Some details we know about Battlefield 2042 are, it won’t have a Story Mode, No Battle Royale, and its primary game mode will be a 128 player all-out war as you try and capture zones in a giant battlefield. Like I said sounds pretty awesome. Well, unless you are a Battel Royale fan, then you might need to stick to Warzone or Fortnite. But if you’re looking for something new and exciting, get ready for BattleField 2042.

Now that we are all caught up on Battlefield 2042 let’s get to the question posted at the top of this article. Will Battlefield 2042 take over the streaming world? Obviously, with it being Battlefield and since it’s going to be a brand new game, of course, it will take over the streaming world. For at least a month or so, but what about after that. Will it stick around like Warzone or Fortnite, or will it fizzle out like flairs on a fighter jet? If the gameplay trailer is any indicator of what we are getting on October 22nd, then I would have to say Battlefield will 100% stay at the top of the streamers list.

Let me go into details explaining why I feel like Battlefield 2042 will be here to stay for a long time. First off, it’s Battlefield, a critically acclaimed action shooter that seems to never go out of style no matter how many are made. Secondly is its 128 player game mode. Think about it, 128 players. It might as well be a Battle Royale but with a twist. I can already see teams of streamers getting heavily involved in making expert call-outs and try-harding through the whole match. I can also see the less serious streamers messing around with friends and having a blast since death isn’t the end of the line in this game mode.

This gives the viewers a variety of options. You can watch the skilled players dominate a match with a massive amount of action and awesome gameplay. Or you can watch a non-serious streamer crack joke with their friends as they just off of 100 story buildings and wingsuit into a tornado. With so many ways to enjoy Battlefield 2042, I can see it being one of the top contenders on Twitch and YouTube for streaming. Hey, it might even give those hot tub streams a run for their money. Who am I kidding, sadly we live in a world where girls in a Hot Tub will always win over playing a game that people have put Hundreds if not thousands of hours into creating.

I hope that I’m not entirely wrong in Battlefield 2042 being a popular game to stream. But I’m not worried as long as everything we have seen so far is true and the game really will be as awesome as it looks. Let me know if you think Battlefield 2042 is going to be as big in the streaming world as I believe it is or if you think it’s not going to be fun to watch at all.

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Nintendo Direct E3 2021 Thoughts

Nintendo Direct closed out E3 this year when it came to its biggest vendors. With that being said, you would think that Nintendo would have a huge show to present to its fans. Well, maybe it’s just because I’m older and many Nintendo games seem childish to me, but Nintendo Direct just felt Dull. It’s almost as if Nintendo didn’t even put a full-on presentation together until the last minute. Let me explain before I get the whole Nintendo universe breathing down my back.

First off, the showcase was roughly 39 minutes long, and I know Nintendo had more in-depth details and footage of some of the games they showed in the showcase afterward, but it just felt simple and short. I get it if you want to get straight to the point, but Nintendo even said at the end of the show there is a lot more coming out that we didn’t show you here today. Well, why not show it? The whole point of the showcase is to show what you have been working on for your fans and customers.

Another part that just made Nintendo Direct one of the worst showcases during E3 was how repetitive it was. With it being the last big showcase of E3, you can expect to see some games that have already been discussed, but watching the first 10 minutes (except for the smash character announcement) felt as if I was watching old trailers for a lower quality system. Don’t get me wrong, there were some big announcements during this Nintendo Direct, but even these announcements seemed underwhelming and kind of disappointing.

Some of these big games presented were a new Metroid and Zelda. Metroid Dread seemed to have it together when it came to new launches for Nintendo, showing some nice cut scenes and even some gameplay, but Breath of the Wild 2 failed miserably when trying to hype the game up that everyone has been waiting for two years. This 1:40 minute video showed very little about a game with so much to offer, from going to simple cut scenes of castles and little snippets of link running, falling, or climbing. We only got one fight scene shown to us, and it was about three seconds long. It just all felt rush as if the people who put this showcase together didn’t even know they were in E3 until one month before it happened.

I might be the only one who feels this way about the Nintendo Direct showcase at E3 since I’ve seen plenty of people talking about how Nintendo saved E3 this year. That being said, I think that Nintendo could never fail in the eyes of its fans because it’s the console so many people grew up on. In my eyes, this showcase just showed that the creative minds over at Nintendo are losing touch with how the world sees video games. It’s only a matter of time that Nintendo will either have to change their ways or be satisfied with appealing to a particular crowd. Not to say that the crowd isn’t going to make them any money, it shows there’s still a market out there for Nintendo, but I don’t see Nintendo competing with Xbox and Playstation in the upcoming future.

After watching the Nintendo Direct showcase, I just kept asking myself, is that it. There has to be more. That can’t be all they are showing. Maybe since games like Marrio+Rabbids were shown by Ubisoft earlier, this is why it felt like Nintendo didn’t have as much to show as the other big names did. Big announcements like the Smash and Tekken cross-over and Metroid and all the Zelda stuff caught my eye, but these were such short parts of the short showcase it just didn’t amount to anything to me. If the whole point of E3 is to show off your upcoming products to get the gamers to buy them or at least take an interest in them, I would have to say Nintendo failed, at least in persuading me to want Nintendo products.

I feel I will get many people telling me I am wrong on this topic, and I would love to start up a conversation on why that is so, so please don’t be afraid to leave a comment. I want to hear your opinion on this matter, and I also want to know your favorite part of E3 this year. Maybe you can explain the world of Nintendo to me a little better so I can see what everyone else is seeing when they say Nintendo was the best part of E3. Until then, I would have to say it was probably the worst part, and that’s probably because I held Nintendo to such a high standard and maybe it time to lower the pedestal.

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Why Outer Worlds 2 Announcement was the best part of E3

E3 was filled with plenty of amazing video game trailers and announcements. So why does a simple announcement trailer that didn’t even show any in-game footage or gameplay feel like it was the best part of E3? It’s quite simple, actually. Even though no details besides the title were released, Outer Worlds 2 announcement was probably the most creative and clever trailer show during all of E3.

As Gamers, we are always searching for the next game that shows us something different. The creators of Outer Worlds 2 were able to do that just by putting together a mash-up of movie/game trailers and making fun of them. The trailer felt almost as if we were about to get this fantastic new game only to find out we were only getting a title to the sequel of Outer Worlds. It was so clever and different it made me want to applaud it, like when a movie ends in the theaters.

If the developers were able to get this creative and clever with the announcement trailer, then imagine what they can do when working on the actual game together. Outer Worlds was a great game from start to finish, and Outer Worlds 2 is already off to a good start. This trailer has caught a lot of attention from Outer World fans and even others who haven’t played the game.

So even though all we got was the title and nothing more from this beautifully made trailer. It was an example of what’s to come in the future, and I can’t wait to see what the developers come up with. If it’s anywhere close to funny and clever as the announcement trailer, then I know that Outer Worlds 2 will be unique and will be one of the next big games of E3 next year.

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Xbox/Bethesda E3 Recap

Xbox/Bethesda showcase was full of surprises. With over 27 games shown during its presentation, we decided not to go too deep into detail on every single game. Instead, we will pick out the most significant announcements from the showcase and focus on those. Don’t worry; we will touch base on all the other games as well but with minor details. So let’s start this Xbox/Bethesda E3 recap the same way Xbox/Bethesda did.

Starfield

Xbox/Bethesda announced its newest game, Starfield, right from the start during the showcase. The most exciting part of this is that it will be an Xbox exclusive and available with Xbox Game Pass on Day one. This was our first official look at Starfield, and they already gave us a launch date of 11.11.22. This shows that Xbox isn’t messing around when it comes to its upcoming exclusives. Check out the beautiful teaser trailer down below and get excited about the next big Bethesda RPG.

Stalker 2

Stalker 2 is another highly anticipated Xbox exclusive, and boy does it look incredible. Starker 2 will feature Ray Tracing and 4k resolution. By the looks of the trailer here, I’m not too sure we are ready to play horror games in 4k, but besides the horrifying gameplay, the game looks fantastic. Stalker 2 will be available on April 28th, 2022. I know we are all hoping for something coming out sooner than later but trust me, Xbox was not done here.

Back 4 Blood

Even though it is more toward the end of the year, Back 4 Blood will be hitting Xbox Game Pass on October 12th, 2021. You can finally relive the old days as you play the predecessor of Left4dead. With new zombies and a whole new crew, get ready to fight for your life and have a blast doing it. Did I mention there will also be a PVP portion of the game? That’s right, become the zombie and fight the living in real-time PVP battles.

Contraband

I’m going to be honest with everyone here the announcement for contraband came out of left field, and the information might as well be from a whole other zip code. That being said, we did get a tiny bit of information on what it’s all about, like that it’s another Xbox Exclusive. Based on the trailer, it is an Open world co-op, and just by using my common sense, I feel it has something to do about contraband but correct me if I’m wrong. See for yourself in the trailer and see if you can grab any more information from the trailer and let me know.

Twelve Minutes

Yet again, Xbox has another exclusive, and I know it seems that almost every game talked about in the showcase was an exclusive, and that because it was. I think Xbox got the hint that they needed more to keep up with PlayStation. That being said, let’s not look past the Xbox Exclusive Twelve Minutes. In Twelve Minutes, you will play as a man stuck in a time loop. This time-loop does not seem pleasant, and I have a feeling your job is to solve the problem at hand. Will, you embark on what appears to be a fascinating story or stick to the high-action shoot em and loot em type games. Twleve Minutes will be available on August 19, 2021.

Phyconauts 2

Xbox knew that they couldn’t have a showcase without bringing back a classic, and to be honest, after PlayStation’s successful launch of Ratchet and Clank, I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to bring back an old cult classic. Xbox decided to go with psychonauts as its cult classic of choice, and even though I never played the first one, I can tell you from the trailer this game looks just as fun as it is funny. So go and save the world on August 25th, 2021, after you have found some bacon, of course.

Party Animals

Since we are on the subject of funny, I couldn’t let this one slip into the games we touch base with. So let’s go get our cute, funny, and floppy party animals on. Just imagine Human Fall Flat, but instead of humans, you are cute fuzzy animals, and your goal is to beat the living hell out of each other. This game is the perfect recipe for a party game, and the trailer will easily put a smile on your face. Party Animals will be available in 2022.

Halo Infinite

So even though we didn’t get an official launch date for Halo Infinite, we know it will be coming out sometime during the holidays. The one thing we did get from the showcase, though, was that Cortana hadn’t been deleted, and the start-up for an epic campaign mode was activated. Along with an epic campaign mode also comes the free-to-play Multiplayer. If you have Xbox Game Pass, you will be able to play both versions of Halo Infinite for free, but if you don’t, at least you can enjoy some good old fun in the Multiplayer.

Outer Worlds 2

This, by far, was probably my favorite part about the Xbox/Bethesda Showcase and not because I love Outer Worlds because, honestly, I thought it was good but nothing special. No, I loved this announcement because the trailer was perfectly made. It was clever, beautiful, and just hilarious. I don’t know why but it just hit my funny bone, and it put a big old smile on my face. Other than that, there isn’t any information about Outer World 2 that was announced. All we know is that it is happening. Trust me; you have to watch the trailer, though.

Forza Horizon 5

Xbox ended the show with two significant announcements. If everything else wasn’t big enough? But I told you Xbox wasn’t messing around this year. Forza Horizon 5 was announced, and guess what, we’re going to Mexico, Baby!!! Forza Horizon 5 will be set in Mexico, and it looks so beautiful and realistic. With it being available in ray tracing and 4k resolution Driving your favorite car in a video game never felt so real. I didn’t want to put too many words down for Forza, so I thought I would show you the gameplay demo that was shown during the showcase; I think the Devs could explain everything going down in Forza this year better than I can. Forza Horizon 5 will be available to play on November 9th, 2021.

RedFall

RedFall was probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, announcements during the show. There was a reason they saved it for last. Bethesda will be launching the all-new original game Redfall. Redfall looks like a co-op vampire slayer shooter that will have you using everything available by your side. Including some sort of magical powers. I can’t wait to get more information on Redfall, and the play it in the summer of 2022. Even though that is pretty far away, all Xbox fans will have plenty to play until then, especially if you have Xbox Game Pass.

Everything we didnt talk about

I know this post has been a million miles long, but Xbox wasn’t messing around, and I’m not mad at them for flooding us with so many games. Down below, you will see a list of new releases as well as games that will be getting major updates. I won’t go into details, but if you would like to find out more, you can always check out the showcase yourself on Xboxes YouTube channel.

  • Sea of Thieves will be getting a Disney Update. Yes, a Disney update so you can finally meet Jack Sparrow and his somewhat faithful crew.
  • Every single Yakuza is available on Xbox Game Pass, Including Yakuza Like A Dragon.
  • We got a sneak peek at some gameplay of Battlefield 6. Click the link to watch. Release Date October 22, 2021
  • Bethesda will have a total of 30 games available on Xbox Game Pass.
  • Fallout 76 will be getting a new expansion called The Pitts in 2022.
  • Elder Scrolls Online is getting optimized for Xbox Series X/S.
  • Hades is coming to Xbox Game Pass.
  • Summerville joins the list of exclusive coming to Xbox in 2022
  • Diablo II Resurrected will be available on Xbox Series X/S on 9.23.21
  • A Plague Tale Requiem launches day one on Xbox Game Pass in 2022.
  • Far Cry 6 made an apprentice during the show to show off some more about the game. Available 10.7.2021
  • Slime Rancher 2 will be available Day one on Xbox Game Pass some time in 2022.
  • Shredders come out in December 2021 and will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass.
  • Atomic Heart was announced and will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass.
  • Another Xbox exclusive Replaced will be available sometime in 2022
  • Grounded will be getting the Shroom of Doom Update on July 30th
  • Among Us will be getting 15 player lobbies in an upcoming update.
  • Eiyuden Chronicle Rising will come out in 2022, and Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heros will be available in 2023.
  • The Ascent, an Xbox Exclusive, will be released on July 29th, 2021.
  • Age of Empire IV will be available on Xbox Game Pass on October 28th, 2021.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator will land on Xbox on July 27th, 2021.

So there it is. I told you Xbox wasn’t playing any games this year. Well, I guess they have played plenty based on what is coming out in the future, but you get my point. Xbox had a lot to talk about, and boy am I glad they did. Luckily for you, I didn’t go into details on every announcement because if I did, you would be here for hours, and I would probably still be writing this post. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my update. I hope it simplified the showcase, and Make sure to check back for more recaps on the rest of E3.

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Rainbow Six Extraction

Rainbow Six Extraction is Ubisoft’s newest take on the Rainbow Six universe, and the trailer and live gameplay trailer displayed at E3 was nothing to take lightly. In Rainbow Six Extraction, you will be taking on a treat that has been introduced in the Rainbow Six universe once before. This alien parasite is an evolved form of what happened in New Mexico a couple of years back. Your job as a Rainbow Six operative is to gather information and work your way further into the containment zones that these parasites have taken over.

This will be the first time since New Mexico that you won’t fight against other operatives in Rainbow Six. Instead, you will pair up with two other operatives, all with unique weapons, gadgets, and more familiar items, to take on this upcoming threat. Even though these operators will be familiar to you, your playstyle might change completely since you will be playing against AI Aliens instead of PVP. With any shooter game, you have the option to run and gun or take the silent route, but whatever you choose to play in Rainbow Six Extraction, make sure you have a way out.

If you find yourself overwhelmed and unable to make it out of the containment zone, you will lose all progress on that operator along with the operator themselves. Don’t worry; you will have a chance to get them back. When an operator goes MIA, it is up to you to return to the containment zone and Extract them. Hence the name Rainbow Six Extraction, you will also be extracting plenty of other things from the containment zone, but it seems that extracting fallen operatives might happen a lot in this game.

Check out the latest trailer that Ubisoft showed at E3. If you’re interested in what else Ubisoft announced during E3, click this link and head over to our E3 Ubisoft Forward Recap.

Below is the Deep Dive trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction. Here you will get all the information you need to prepare yourself for the Parasite that has invaded your world. Check out 7 Minutes of interesting, fun, and detailed content from the creators of Ubisoft.

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Ubisoft Forward E3 Recap

There was a reason why Ubisoft was the front runner for this year’s E3 Expo. Ubisoft Forward was filled with amazing trailers and upcoming releases, along with updates on some games that have already been released. If you happened to miss this event, don’t worry, we got you covered. First, we will start with Ubisoft’s highly anticipated new Tom Clancy Rainbow Six game.

Rainbow Six Extraction

Rainbow Six Extraction is Ubisoft’s newest take on the Rainbow Six universe, and the trailer and live gameplay trailer displayed at E3 was nothing to take lightly. This 3 player co-op will shine a new light on beloved characters you are used to seeing go head to head. check out the trailer down below up this new journey in the Rainbow Six Universe

RockSmith+

Rocksmith+ is a revamped subscription-based version of the original Rocksmith. With new songs and features, you will be able to learn some of your favorites on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass. You will now have the ability to connect your guitar to your phone and practice or learn new songs with advanced note direction, real-time feedback, video lessons, and much more. If you have always wanted to learn how to play guitar, check out the trailer below to find out more about Rocksmith+.

Riders Republic

Join the wild world of Riders Republic. This world of extreme sports will have you doing things you could have never dreamed of, like jumping off a cliff in a wingsuit with rockets attached to it or speeding down a mountain on an Ice Cream Bike. You are in charge of your career, and it is up to you to become the greatest there ever was. With countless amounts of races and fun events to join, this game will keep you entertained for a long time. If you want to learn more about this wild and wacky extreme world, check out the trailer below.

Far Cry 6

Ubisoft blessed us with some more trailers from Far Cry 6. Far Cry is known for its villains, and they seemed to make it a theme when it came to showing off anything that involved Far Cry 6. With so many fans in love with how evil and twisted some of these characters get, Ubisoft didn’t want to disappoint their fans, and I don’t think they will with this upcoming villain Antón. Check out the Meet the Villain trailer below.

With the topic staying on villains, Far Car introduced some more information on what will be included in its season pass with this upcoming Far Cry. You will finally get to be these awful characters that you love to hate. Play as the villain will be included in the season pass of Far Cry 6, so if you want to be sick and twisted, make sure to pre-order it today.

Just Dance 2022

Just dance will be coming out as usual, but this time with a special guest. Todrick Hall will be adding his flare to the dance game that will get everyone off the couch. Just Dance 2022 will include new songs, along with a featured song and dance from Todrick Hall.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

If you love Mario and Rabbids, well, they are back, and they are facing a new foe. Mario and his crew will have to team up with the Rabbids once again to save the universe from evil. It seems pretty basic, but when has Mario ever been complicated. Check out the latest cinematic trailer, along with a gameplay trailer down below.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Ubisoft also dropped a bomb on us with this announcement. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora first look trailer was shown at the end of the showcase, and I don’t know about you, but stuff like this is why I get hyped for shows like E3. They didn’t give much detail, but we know that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is set to launch in 2022. check out the trailer down below and prepare to be amazed.

Everything else that Ubisoft Shared

We wanted to make sure that the focus was more on the upcoming games in this recap, but we thought we would share what else was announced during the showcase. So down below is a list of the upcoming games that will be getting updates and expansions.

  • Watch Dogs: Legion Bloodlines
  • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • The Crew 2
  • Trackmainia
  • For Honor: Mirage
  • Brawhalla x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Rainbow Six Siege North Star
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint

These Games will all be getting updates or something added to them in the upcoming months, so make sure to check back to learn more about what will be coming out. Thank you for stopping by and checking out our Ubisoft Forward recap. I hope you enjoyed reading about all the new stuff and all the trailers that were made available to you. Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @Tgogamertweets and Instagram @Thegamersopiniondotcom

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Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards Review

If you are looking for a game that is always fun and never gets boring, then I’m sad to say that Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is not the game for you. I have to say that the storyline was very intriguing and made up for the repetitive gameplay that got dull after the first couple of hours. I did not have a terrible time with the gameplay, but I felt that it never got more fun or exciting no matter what I did.

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards is an action RPG that will have you fighting magical creatures, tribal warriors, pirates, and even giant lizard people. You get to use magic powers along with a weapon and armor of your choice. I found the beginning to be a blast, with its fast-paced mechanics, like rolls and quick magic attacks. Also, the amount of loot is insane, almost to the point that it is too much loot. (I never thought I would say that, but seriously the devs put too much loot in the game.) Once I found a weapon I was fond of, I mainly stayed with it since the abilities you get only favor what type of weapon you are using.

With three ability routes to take, you must pick and choose which way to go. You can select between magic, melee, or distance fighting, and even though you can mix the two, I found it useless to try and pick abilities from different play styles. Luckily you can reset your abilities at any time for the cost of some gold. Gold never seemed to be a problem, though, because you could sell all that extra loot whenever you were near a vendor. Every chance I got, I sold all the loot I picked up, and eventually, I decided to stop picking up loot because I had so much money and didn’t need anything that could be found.

So you may be wondering what seems to be the issues here. You have massive amounts of loot you can make unlimited money to get the best gear from vendors, plus you can also change your abilities whenever you want, pretty much. Yes, this is all true, but even though this stuff is fine and dandy, it doesn’t make up for the actual combat you engage in.

The combat is almost an endless battle with way too many enemies and only four abilities to use at once. With way too many enemies, you sit there hitting the four same buttons repeatedly with minimal tactics involved, you can roll, but that takes you longer to get your moves off, making the battle twice as long. All you do is sit there while you get hit and deal damage until someone comes out victorious. Then you take a couple more steps forward, and there’s another group of enemies waiting for you to do the same thing. It’s too repetitive and seems like it was done to extend the length of the game.

After struggling with the fact that I had to deal with so many enemies with boring combat, I decided to speed run through each level. This was probably the best way to experience the game as I stopped here and there to fight new enemies I’ve never seen before and enjoy the story plot. When I say the story saved this game from total failure, I mean it. The story about Pachamama and Aluna was so intriguing it made me want to complete each level faster to find out what would happen next. (hence the speedrunning past hordes of enemies.)

Even though the combat was not my favorite, and I ended up skipping most of it, I’m glad I didn’t end up skipping the whole game because once I made it to each boss fight, I did enjoy the combat with a set amount of enemies. It was just the overwhelming of never-ending enemies that got pretty annoying. Saving Pachamama from evil and pretty much saving the world was also pretty awesome, and I give it up to the writers of this game. I know that Aluna is also a comic book, so I’m interested if it follows the same storyline, and if so, I might have to pick up a couple of copies and check it out myself.

Suppose you were to ask me if I would recommend this game to anyone, I would have to say no. Unless you enjoy a good plot and more loot than one person should ever have to deal with. If you can get past the combat repetitiveness, then, by all means, go and play Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards. You are sure to have a good experience with the story aspect of the game.

Just a reminder that this is a review and solely my opinion. If you have any objections, please let me know in the comments. I would love to hear about your experience with the game. If you were a developer/creator of this game, I never intend to offend anyone or disown your work. I truly enjoyed the artwork and how smooth it ran, but It just wasn’t my cup of tea when it came to the number of enemies you encountered. I look forward to future titles from Aluna, and hopefully, this will help with the development of the future installments.

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