Monster Hunter

Good Gaming – Incoming from E3!

This years E3 was jam-packed full of awesome trailers for loads of new games, remakes and teasers of hardware to come! As always we’re most interested in what’s coming for out our Gaming PC so let’s take a look at some of the top picks from this massive gaming event \o/

Topping our show favourites list is the game ANTHEM from those talented folks at Bioware 🙂 This one’s looking a bit like Warframe meets EVOLV in a team based action game in which we get to run (and fly) around in some beautiful looking environments killing all manner of monsters and mecha beasties. One of the most impressive game trailers to be revealed this one’s geared for 2018 and we can’t wait for the BETA tests to begin!

Another fantastic looking treat shown was the Monster Hunter World trailer and it’s looking good! We’ve been lucky here at GGPC to have played quite a bit of the existing Monster Hunter Online (with a little tinkering and some creative networking) and it’s fantastic, with Monster Hunter World we’re looking forward to going on even more glorious hunts and we can’t wait to jump in and start swinging our swords, axes and hammers \o/

Far Cry 5 had a great teaser also setting the stage for a new story that’s going be fantastic fun for sure – they’ve brought in just the right amount of crazy as usual and getting mixed up with a doomsday cult is undoubtedly going to get messy… BRING IT ON!

If you like playing World of Warships but enjoyed the pirating within Assassins Creed Black Flag you’ll be happy to see the Ubisoft are taking to the seas yet again with Skull & Bones – the pre-alpha video they’ve released is looking solid, gameplay wise they know what to do here already and those water effects with reflections are looking very good indeed- nicely done!

Metro Exodus! Such a good trailer and this epic series is going BIG, set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland with large environments to explore this one already has our geiger counters ticking furiously with anticipation 🙂 The clip is actually captured from in-game engine footage, it’s a missions ending sequence that takes place in the game but with the HUD and usual quick-time-event prompts removed.

From the creators of the award winning Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly anticipated sequel: Ori and the Will of the Wisps! This incredible platformer adventure phenomenon is set for a new beginning and we’ll be embarking on an adventure to discover the mysteries beyond the forest of Nibel \o/ If you’ve not yet played the first Ori game now is the time, it’s absolutely fantastic 🙂

This is just a slice of what has been on show and things are looking good in the months ahead for gamers around the world \o/ we’re pretty keen to jump into some VR Fallout for sure and Star Wars Battlefront 2 is looking beautiful as well – hopefully we’ll see both of these officially release soon, there are certainly some fun times ahead!


Good Gaming – Dauntless BETA about to begin!

GGPC Dauntless BETA about to begin

It’s almost time to gear up, grab your friends and enter the world of Dauntless! With the BETA tests about to begin you can sign up now to be involved and secure your player name at the same time 🙂

For fans of the Monster Hunter or Dark Souls series this one is looking very good indeed and currently follows a similar style of gameplay requiring player to pay close attention to visual ques from the massive beasts and time a combination of light, heavy and special attacks to bring them down. As you inflict damage your characters aether will build up, this looks to behave like a rage meter allowing us to inflict even more damage as a reward for aggressive tactics but we won’t know for sure what else this can be used for until we get in and see for ourselves.

The different weapons available provide the player with unique moves and in the build up to the large trophy creatures we’ll be tackling smaller ones and gathering resources in preparation, of course the best weapons will be made from parts of the hardest creatures and that’s going to keep us going back for more – much like Monster Hunter the game has embraced dismemberment and not only will defeating the enemy reap rewards but selectively dissecting parts as you battle will limit the creatures means to defend itself and quite possibly yield the specific rewards needed to craft certain weapons. These weapons also setup the player into certain roles within the group and there are some very cool looking ones like the Hammer-Cannon with which you can effectively catapult yourself into combat on!

Below is 10 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay as a team work together to hunt down the massive icey beast – Pangar \o/ This is just one of the massive creatures we’ll be taking down in the months ahead, we can’t wait to try this one out for ourselves with our own Gaming PC here at GGPC NZ.