A Guide To Surviving Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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A Guide To Surviving Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an absolutely massive and complicated RPG that aims for historical accuracy. The game's opening hours are also absolutely brutal in how weak your protagonist, a blacksmith's son named Henry, is and how complicated some of the systems are. We're 60 hours into reviewing the game and still aren't ready to dish out a final verdict, but we have learned some invaluable lessons along the way.

If you've already made up your mind to venture into Bohemia, here's a list of pointers that will save you some grief early on.

Exploration & Quests1. The game doesn't open up for the first two hours. You'll know when it does. Once that happens, don't pursue the main storyline doggedly. Also, do side quests. These are important not just because they give you opportunities for money and to hone your skills, but they literally teach you new skills like pickpocketing and reading, which can't be unlocked otherwise.

Take A Closer Look At Metro Exodus' Landscapes And Seasons With Exclusive Concept Art

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Take A Closer Look At Metro Exodus' Landscapes And Seasons With Exclusive Concept Art

The Metro series has rightfully earned praise over the years for its eye-popping visuals. However, most of the environments have often taken placed in cramped, dark spaces. With Metro going much bigger with open-world, the spaces the player inhabit are changing radically, trading sewers and tunnels for icy plains and mountains. This week we're taking a look at the concept art of the places Artyom visits in Exodus, as well as some of the foes he encounters.

The game kicks off in the winter, with Artyom and the Spartans leaving Moscow. Metro's always been good at making Russia's capital look fantastic, but Exodus' shots of the city are breathtaking, doing justice by this beautiful concept art.

Spring finds Artyom and company on some icy plains near a lift bridge. The majority of gameplay footage we saw during our took place here, and was filled with broken buildings containing bandits and cultists who worship a giant fish in a lake (don't ask).

Watch Our Complete Game Club Discussion On Monster Hunter: World

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Watch Our Complete Game Club Discussion On Monster Hunter: World


Update: With the latest episode of The GI Show, we concluded our GI Game Club discussion of Monster Hunter: World with the community. Thanks to everybody that played alongside us and sent in so many wonderful emails, you all rock. You can watch the full archives of our discussions below or listen to the audio version by clicking here

Part 1: Watch us talk about learning how to play the game and the low rank hunts.

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Super Replay – Vampire Hunter D Episode 8

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Super Replay – Vampire Hunter D Episode 8

Our playthrough of Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 is the most successful Super Replay to date. One thing became abundantly clear: You love watching us suffer while playing broken games. From the comments I read, a good number of you expected we would play another Sonic game for the annual 12.31 Super Replay. As tempting as that idea was, we decided to flip the script again, and do something completely different. Playing a survival horror game without Tim Turi still feels wrong. Playing another Sonic game just feels wrong, period. So we decided to turn our sights on the anime crowd, a pocket of loyal fans Replay hasn't mocked enough.

The one game that bubbled to the surface was Vampire Hunter D, a little-known PlayStation relic that launched on September 25, 2000. Developed by Victor Interactive Software and published by Jaleco, Vampire Hunter D is a game about a powerful talking hand that is attached to a vampire. I don't want to give away much more than that. The only other thing I will say is, we're having a terrible good time playing it. As always, we hope you enjoy this year's pick. It's unexpected, I know, but that's how these 12.31 Super Replays should be.

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Replay – The Winter Olympics Spectacular

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Replay – The Winter Olympics Spectacular

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games are in full swing, so the GI staff decided to take a stroll through the history of Olympic video games. Warning, some of these are not good.

Join Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, and Leo Vader as they suffer through a collection of dated Olympic-themed mini games. These week, we're also joined by Thomas Hankins who won a spot on Replay for helping us raise over $61,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare during our Extra Life livestream last year. The Olympic theme was actually his idea, so it's his fault if you don't like this week's episode.

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Funny To A Point – Ranking Overwatch League's Teams...By Their Logos

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Funny To A Point – Ranking Overwatch League's Teams...By Their Logos

Blizzard's newly minted Overwatch League is taking the esports scene by storm, but which team is the best of the best? G.I.'s most prolific and professional analyst is here to rank the competition by the only criteria that matters: their logos.

Normally when I present a ranking in one of these dumbs columns I go through a whole link-laden song and dance to prove how obviously qualified I am to judge the topic at hand – and today is no different. However, unlike my recent Dragon Ball FighterZ ranking (which received STUNNING praise from readers), I actually know something about Overwatch! In fact, I've already ranked every single character in the game*, so you could say that I'm as much of an Overwatch professional as anyone in the Overwatch League. I still don't know why Blizzard didn't invite me to join, but I won't let their insulting oversight taint my opinions.

Anyway, is that enough links? Cuz it doesn't really feel like enough links. Just to be sure, here's a ranking of all the 1, 2, Switch games Joe made me play, as well as the Top 10 Funnies To A Points** – See? I even rank myself!

Why Metro Exodus’ Train Reminds Us Of Mass Effect’s Normandy

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Why Metro Exodus’ Train Reminds Us Of Mass Effect’s Normandy

Metro Exodus takes players on a journey away from the Moscow underground and across the Russian countryside. Artyom and the rest of the Spartan collective primarily make this trek through mountains, forests, and even deserts along the railroad tracks. But their primary mode of transportation – an armored locomotive named the Aurora – is a lot more than a means to get from one end of the irradiated wasteland to the other. It plays a critical role throughout the game that players continually visit. 

Similar to the Normandy in Mass Effect, the Aurora operates as a moving settlement Artyom calls home. When the train arrives in one of the new sandbox spaces in Exodus, the train hits the breaks and the Spartans set up their base of operations around it. A lot of things can happen – both good and bad – during a cross-country expedition. Expect that to be reflected at your home base throughout the story. "The Aurora will be constantly changing along the journey with more cars, different types of cars, and people that join you," says creative director Andriy Prokhorov. "Before in Metro you had different stations, and now the Aurora acts as your station."

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New Gameplay Today – Fe

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New Gameplay Today – Fe

Fe is the latest game to come from EA's Originals brand. It tells an alien invasion story of sorts with an abstract art style and weird animal singing.

Join Kyle Hilliard (sorry, Jeff Cork is on vacation) and Leo Vader as we play through an early portion of the game that has gigantic deer (moose? [reindeer?]) in it.

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Path Of Exile’s Next League Adds Monster Hunting, Ascendancy Overhaul, Insane Challenges

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Path Of Exile’s Next League Adds Monster Hunting, Ascendancy Overhaul, Insane Challenges

Path of Exile’s next league kicks off early next month, giving players of the popular action-RPG a series of all new challenges to tackle and systems to master during its three-month cycle. There’s a lot to look forward to when Bestiary goes live, including some fundamental changes to the core game’s ascendancy system as well as a new monster-hunting crafting loop. Chris Wilson, producer and lead designer at Grinding Gear Games, walked me through what players will be seeing soon – either firsthand or by watching the hardest of the hardcore players streaming on Twitch.

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