PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
We like new things. It makes us feel not old. So unlike last year, most of our PC picks this year are spankin'-new IPs... or it just happened that way. We swear, we didn't open our presents. We're as surprised as you are...
Genre: First-Person Shooter
If not the first title to deliver on the promises of DirectX10, Crysis will stun you with its graphics before you even fire a shot in its vibrant jungles. Solid, fast-paced gameplay doesn't hurt, either.
Okay, so the review link goes to the Xbox 360 version, but hey, The Orange Box still rocks on the PC. If you haven't picked up Half-Life 2 before, then it just may have the best bang for your buck this year.
What kind of war fronts aren't opposing? And what's up with heroes plural? I'm the hero, dammit! Okay, so if can let your ego go... you can do it... you're a little engine... just try, you will find that Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts lives up to its amazing predecessor. New franchises, new modes, generous amounts of profanity - what's not to like?