Gears of War 4 released last week to ‘Ultimate Edition’ players and Antony along with co-op partner Nicola (his wife) jumped into the campaign on day one. For anyone sitting on the fence or worrying that this once closed off storyline was getting a sub-standard sequel, fear not. Gears of War 4 ticks all of the boxes, well it actually sticks a frag grenade on the boxes and blows them out of the water! Antony was happy to report that Gears of War 4 is not only a fitting continuation of the story, it could possibly be the BEST GEARS OF WAR GAME!
With the campaign finished, Antony, Nicola and Gears noob James are about to embark on the hours of fun that is Horde 3.0 – updates to come on next week’s podcast.
Amidst this rousing appreciation for Gears of War 4 from Antony (and the relief at this news from the other Sparks), a listener question prompts an interesting discussion centering upon whether a player would need to play all the games in a given series in order to enjoy the newest shiny instalment. The question posed was directly regarding Gears of War 4 but the Sparks opened this up generally assessing the need to play all instalments in any series to be able to feel part of a fully rounded gaming experience. From a business point of view, it makes sense that games should be designed to be jumped in at any time in a series to keep that cash coming in but does that apply to all, or any games? And could catering to the newcomer harvest resentment in the gamers who have been there for the long haul? Continue reading →
Ubisoft have announced the span of The Division game’s version of New York City which is at a scale of more or less “one to one”. Antony is over-joyed at being able to find post-apocalypse versions of the Flatiron Building and other New York landmarks. But wait, all is not right with the Sparks as Darren reveals that he will not be Antony’s wingman in this anticipated title but instead will be sitting the game out!
The first ever Lost Spark Game of the Year podcast is here! Games have been played (and played) and the votes are in. 2015 was a fantastic year for games but which titles got Antony and Darren excited this year?
In this week’s news section The Sparks chat about Uncharted 4’s slip to April 2016 and speculate on what could be causing the delay – a final polish after seeing Rise of the Tomb Raider in action or perhaps even some kind of VR mode? Yes, we can dream!
Also, Radio 1 finally acknowledges gaming and PlayStation release their PS Plus games for January 2016.