Ghostrunner On Console Is The Worst Way To Play

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Ghostrunner On Console Is The Worst Way To Play

Based on what I've seen of reviews and preview builds, I feel like you might have a good time playing Ghostrunner on PC. However, I've been playing the game on Xbox One. I can assure you the game I'm playing on console cannot be the same game people are loving on PC. After several hours playing the first-person platformer from One More Level, it's painfully clear this game was not made with consoles in mind, since my time has been plagued by clumsy controls and imprecise platforming. 

Ghostrunner is built around speed and agility. Its opening CG cutscene shows the robot protagonist (aptly named "Ghostrunner") barreling through a neon-drenched cyberpunk city, chopping bad guys in half, and flying through the air. It's one of those scenes that plays before a lot of games, seemingly showing the character pulling off stylish feats that players will never actually perform in the game itself. But for the most part, Ghostrunner delivers on its opening cinematic's promise; from the minute you're given control, you too are jumping high in the air, dashing around foes, and cutting them into bloody bits. It looks cool. It feels terrible. 

Join Game Informer And MinnMax For Extra Life 2020

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Join Game Informer And MinnMax For Extra Life 2020

Last year, we raised over $60,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare during our Extra Life livestream. This year you can be a part of all the fun by watching or playing with us. 

Starting on November 7 at 8 a.m. CT, we'll stream for 25 hours to raise money for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota! We'll be playing a variety of wild games, auctioning off several game codes, and getting up to a bunch of hijinx. Donate right now for a good cause by clicking here! You can follow along and donate on GameInformer.com, YouTube, and Twitch.

Below is a rough outline of our schedule (in Central time) starting at 8am on Saturday morning. Let us know what you think of these options in the comments below!

Join Game Informer And MinnMax For Extra Life 2020

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Join Game Informer And MinnMax For Extra Life 2020

Last year, we raised over $60,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare during our Extra Life livestream. This year you can be a part of all the fun by watching or playing with us. 

Starting on November 7 at 8 a.m. CT, we'll stream for 25 hours to raise money for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota! We'll be playing a variety of wild games, auctioning off several game codes, and getting up to a bunch of hijinx. Donate right now for a good cause by clicking here! You can follow along and donate on GameInformer.com, YouTube, and Twitch.

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Spoiler-Free Tips & Advice For Starting Watch Dogs: Legion

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Spoiler-Free Tips & Advice For Starting Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion is a beast of a game. Much of that has to do with the fact that you can control anyone and everyone, making it tough to decide where to go and who to recruit. After playing the game for review, I’ve come up with some helpful tips I wish I’d known during my early hours. Whether you’re new to the series or a Watch Dogs veteran, this spoiler-free beginners’ guide should help make your trip to London a smoother experience. 

At the start of the game, players are presented with the choice to play with permadeath. If you agree, you’re free to turn it off later. Leave it off, however, and you can’t activate it for the rest of your playthrough. Unless you’re sure you don’t want to deal with losing agents for good, start with permadeath and see how you like it. I played the entire game with it on, and while losing a great agent feels like a gut-punch (often due to my own stupidity), it raises the stakes in a way that enhances the experience. 

Given that literally everyone around you can be recruited, it can be overwhelming to decide which citizen to bring in first. As a rule of thumb, try to focus on folks with at least two skills. Three is even better, but uni-taskers are a waste – even if their one skill is amazing. I guarantee you can find dozens of others people possessing that same skill plus a few others. 

Spoiler-Free Tips & Advice for Starting Watch Dogs: Legion

about X hours ago from
Spoiler-Free Tips & Advice for Starting Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion is a beast of a game. Much of that has to do with the fact that you can control anyone and everyone, making it tough to decide where to go and who to recruit. After playing the game for review, I’ve come up with some helpful tips I wish I’d known during my early hours. Whether you’re new to the series or a Watch Dogs veteran, this spoiler-free beginners’ guide should help make your trip to London a smoother experience. 

At the start of the game, players are presented with the choice to play with permadeath. If you agree, you’re free to turn it off later. Leave it off, however, and you can’t activate it for the rest of your playthrough. Unless you’re sure you don’t want to deal with losing agents for good, start with permadeath and see how you like it. I played the entire game with it on, and while losing a great agent feels like a gut-punch (often due to my own stupidity), it raises the stakes in a way that enhances the experience. 

Plus, as I mentioned in my review, you can’t kick people out of your group for some reason. Once a squad fills up (which include your active roster and the dozens of tagged prospects), you can’t tag any new recruits until someone eats it. It’s a bizarre oversight, and because I filled my squad with chumps early on, I had to manually slaughter squad members to make room for superior recruits. 

Demon's Souls PlayStation 5 Interview: Fractured Mode, Sixth Archstone, And More

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Demon's Souls PlayStation 5 Interview: Fractured Mode, Sixth Archstone, And More

Bluepoint Games is bringing the From Software classic Demon's Souls back on PlayStation 5. What, if anything, is going to be different? Will they finally nerf that armor-busting spear for PVP? Is World Tendency coming back? How will the Old Monk fight work now? Does Fractured Mode exist (Yes it does!) and what is it? Is the Sixth Archstone finally going to be a thing? We get answers to all these questions and more as we take a deep dive with creative director Gavin Moore in this Game Informer interview. Join us!

Demon's Souls is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 5 on November 12.

Demon's Souls PlayStation 5 Interview: Fractured Mode, Sixth Archstone, And More

about X hours ago from
Demon's Souls PlayStation 5 Interview: Fractured Mode, Sixth Archstone, And More

Bluepoint Games is bringing the From Software classic Demon's Souls back on PlayStation 5. What, if anything, is going to be different? Will they finally nerf that armor-busting spear for PVP? Is World Tendency coming back? How will the Old Monk fight work now? Does Fractured Mode exist (Yes it does!) and what is it? Is the Sixth Archstone finally going to be a thing? We get answers to all these questions and more as we take a deep dive with creative director Gavin Moore in this Game Informer interview. Join us!

Demon's Souls is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 5 on November 12.

Liked That? Watch This – Four Scary Movies For Horror Game Fans

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Liked That? Watch This – Four Scary Movies For Horror Game Fans

A few weeks ago, we published a detailed rundown of what horror games we think you should play this Halloween season. But with no trick or treating this year, you're going to have a lot of extra time on your hands to be scared. Luckily for you, Game Informer is always here to help. Rather than suggesting horror video games for you to play, this time we're here to run down some scary movies we think you should watch if you like things that go bump in the night. 

It would be too easy to recommend a Friday the 13th movie here. Instead, you should watch the criminally underappreciated Sleepaway Camp. Released in 1983 by director Robert Hiltzik, Sleepaway Camp tells the story of Angela Baker and her stay at Camp Arawak. Angela doesn't quite fit in and is often bullied by the older kids at camp, or much worse, tried to be taken advantage of by the adults running the camp. Conspicuously, though, all these people die in very, very horrible ways. 

Liked That? Watch This – Four Scary Movies For Horror Game Fans

about X hours ago from
Liked That? Watch This – Four Scary Movies For Horror Game Fans

A few weeks ago, we published a detailed rundown of what horror games we think you should play this Halloween season. But with no trick or treating this year, you're going to have a lot of extra time on your hands to be scared. Luckily for you, Game Informer is always here to help. Rather than suggesting horror video games for you to play, this time we're here to run down some scary movies we think you should watch if you like things that go bump in the night. 

It would be too easy to recommend a Friday the 13th movie here. Instead, you should watch the criminally underappreciated Sleepaway Camp. Released in 1983 by director Robert Hiltzik, Sleepaway Camp tells the story of Angela Baker and her stay at Camp Arawak. Angela doesn't quite fit in and is often bullied by the older kids at camp, or much worse, tried to be taken advantage of by the adults running the camp. Conspicuously, though, all these people die in very, very horrible ways. 

Game Informer’s Next-Gen Survey Results

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Game Informer’s Next-Gen Survey Results

A new generation of hardware is almost here, and anticipation is running high. When you take a step back from the big showcase events, talking points, and trailers, the success of the upcoming systems depends on just one question: Will people buy them? To find that answer, we collected your responses to a survey regarding your expectations and intentions for next-gen consoles. Here’s what you had to say. Read more...