Nobody expects the Dragon Age Inquisition! Or the other like, hojillion games out this week. Yes, the fall gaming season takes one last gasp with a bevy of titles this week - what are you picking up? Tell us in this week's Inquisitive edition of Tuesday Game Room!
I started playing Warlords of Draenor! And then the servers exploded and there were queues for hours! And then Garrisons broke, leaving my character trapped in Limbo for over a day! And then it worked again and it was all glorious... and my PC exploded. While I get it fixed (or, in the worst case scenario, scrap it all and build myself a new one), there's no WoW for me on my shitty backup laptop. Great. And no Dragon Age until Friday here in the UK means it's been a rather sad week for games with me. It's even more of a shame because the little I've played of Warlords I really, really loved. I was so excited. Damn you exploding PC!
The lack of a PC has put most of my gaming on hold this week (VALKYRIA CHRONICLES COME BACK TO MEEEEE), but it did mean I went back and finished the CoD: Advanced Warfare campaign in like, one sitting. It was fun! I mean, it was a big dumb action movie, but it looked nice and had a lot of Kevin Spacey in it (and man CG Kevin Spacey looks hella good/creepy). It was alright. But man, I miss my PC so much.
Everyone wanted out of the way of the past few weeks considering the massive titles out, so now EVERYTHING is out this week. Let's dig in!
Kicking off is the banner title of the week, Dragon Age Inquisition, out on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC. But there's more! LittleBigPlanet 3 hits the PS3 and PS4, Adventure Time: The Secret Of The Nameless Kingdom on PS3, 360, Vita, 3DS and PC, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd on the Vita and PS3, Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox One and PS4, the current-gen versions of WWE2k15, Far Cry 4 on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC and Never Alone on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Phew! We're not even done - there's also the last-gen release of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor on Xbox 360 and PS3. Don't buy it, as it's missing the game's AMAZING nemesis system, which is super weird. Welcome to the age of Next-Gen, honestly.
Friday as ever remains truly in Nintendo's hands though, with a pretty huge day for them - not only is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U finally out on, duh, Wii U, but the 3DS sees the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. LOOK AT ALL THOSE GAMES.
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Ubisoft seeks to fix the amazingly glitchy AC: Unity - The fallout of Ubisoft's latest mess is rolling on into its second week, as Ubisoft rapidly respond to the litany of errors players found in the game when it released, with everything from boneless women (they were right! Programming female characters WAS too hard for them!), freakish absent faces and characters phasing through buildings/floors/the fabric of reality itself. Hopefully all these things are fixed soon, but surely the real question is: Should the game have launched like this in the first place?
- Telltale's Game of Thrones gets some leaked Screenshots - it looks like we won't be waiting long for the first installment in Telltale's take on GoT. Quite like the style they've gone for - still quintessentially Telltale, but more realistic. Margary looks kinda petrifying though.
- 10 Minutes of Final Fantasy XV in glorious 1080p - Umm... wow. That looks gorgeous. Best looking game I've seen in a while? Let's hope the game is as good as it looks (and sounds - that overworld music is stuck in my head and it is WONDERFUL).
- Blizzard confirms massive DDOS attacks on WoW servers as Warlords of Draenor launches - It was not a good Thursday for Blizzard last week, with the release of the latest Warcraft expansion mired not just by huge technical issues (the way the world was phased was essentially broken, leaving players unable to access the new Garrison feature of the expansion and ultimately halting much of their leveling progress), but a huge scale DDOS attack that, in a rarity for Blizzard, actually worked. Battle Net faces attacks like this day in day out, but it's surprising to see the system laid low for once, and at the worst time. People were pissed.
We'll be back this time next Tuesday for more gaming discussion, but for now, sound off in the comments with the games you've been playing, and what you're looking forward to this week - and don't forget to join the unofficial io9 community group on Steam!
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