Day: October 10, 2020

October 10, 2020 Off

Rogue Company Review – IGN

By tracy

From the very first moment its main menu loads, Rogue Company radiates bold personality. You’re immediately punched in the ears by a surprisingly catchy hip hop-infused soundtrack playing alongside a raucous cast of unique characters. This free-to-play, team-based shooter combines facets from many of the most successful FPSes already out there, from Overwatch to Counter-Strike, to deliver a fun package that requires skill, patience, and an appreciation for teamwork to succeed – even if that also means it’s lacking in originality.

Rogue Company is a multiplayer-only third-person shooter with a gallery of interesting characters called Rogues, each with their own distinct abilities, loadouts, and perks to choose from. Moment-to-moment gunplay is snappy and responsive, but movement is a little light and floaty. You eventually get used to it, but at first it feels a bit like characters are skating around the map. Since everyone can dodge roll, fire fights can get very tense and erratic quickly, which helps combat stand out (in a good way) from the other games Rogue Company was clearly inspired by. Just because you get the drop on someone doesn’t mean you’ll down them necessarily since time-to-kill varies wildly depending on your Rogue and the weapon

October 10, 2020 Off

Crapshoot: Bethesda’s Terminator game from the 1990s

By tracy

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This time, it’s Bethesda’s Terminator game from the 1990s.

Before The Elder Scrolls hit the big leagues, Bethesda was best known as the company that made Terminator games—though not necessarily the best known Terminator games. The awful platform games, with the infuriating mechanic of having to shoot human enemies in the legs to maintain the second movie’s no-killing rule? Other guys. The for-the-time-impressive light-gun game? Nope.

Instead—with the exception of the deservedly beloved FPS Future Shock, one of the first to combine on-foot action and vehicles in a way that actually made it fun to jump behind the wheel—none of them were particularly remembered. Admittedly, in the case of the action RPG-esque Terminator 2029 and Wolfenstein-level-teched FPS Terminator: Rampage, that’s probably for the best.

But their first attempt? It’s the only Terminator game that lets you risk destroying humanity by buying Kyle Reese a pack of condoms while protecting Sarah Connor. How did that get forgotten?

The Terminator isn’t a great game. It’s buggy as hell, incredibly short, and however it ran on systems at the time,