Travel Guide For The Fallow Mire In Dragon Age: Inquisition

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As the Inquisitor, players have the opportunity to visit grand castles and deal with some of the most powerful people in the world. However, not every step of the journey is glamorous. Sometimes the Inquisition needs to assert its strength in unsavory places – and that’s what eventually brings your hero to the Fallow Mire.

Given the common complaints about the limited environments in Dragon Age II, BioWare seems determined to make each area of Dragon Age: Inquisition worth investigating, and the Fallow Mire is a great illustration of that point. It is one of many optional areas you unlock by spending the Inquisition’s power as currency to establish a presence and explore. Even though it isn’t story-critical, the list of tasks to complete in this stinking, undead-plagued bog is surprisingly large.

Don't let the lack of variety in the images fool you; in my time playing through the area, I made note of several ways to occupy my time. Of course, the game isn’t complete yet, so the exact activities (and numbers) can still change between now and release. But hopefully this list can help steer you toward something fun to do when your Inquisitor is knee-deep in the stagnant water.

Learn About The Importance Of Social Play

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Learn About The Importance Of Social Play

Forza Horizon 2's latest video explains, in detail, how important the game's social aspects are to the experience.

Alongside a montage of new gameplay footage, you will also learn about playing with your friends, even when they're offline, clubs, and some of the new and returning modes. Horizon 2's king and infected modes return with new customized arenas designed with jumps and breakable objects everywhere. In the Online Road Trip mode, you and your friends all vote on what activities to do and where to go next. In the Online Free Roam mode, you and your friends are free to do absolutely anything you want in the game's open world.

For more on Forza Horizon 2, which is coming to Xbox One and 360 on September 30, head here, and check out the video below.

You'll Be Fighting More Than Monsters And Competing Gangs

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You'll Be Fighting More Than Monsters And Competing Gangs

In Sunset Overdrive you will be battling the mutated monsters and roving gangs of Sunset City, and a new video reveals robots will also be part of the mix.

In its efforts to clean up its energy drink catastrophe that caused the mutant outbreak, FizzCo has sent in a legion of robots to "liquidate their assets," which basically mean it is destroying everyone that poses a threat to the city's quarantine.

You can check out the video below, hosted by Floyd – a former FizzCo scientist who was smart enough to leave the company, but maybe not quite as soon as he should have.

Craft Your Prison Break

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Craft Your Prison Break

The Escapists combines RPG elements, crafting mechanics, and careful escape plotting into one pixelated game.

Announced during Gamescom 2014, The Escapists places players in a prison they must break free from with a limited set of tools. In the gameplay trailer below, you will see a prisoner leveling up in the weight room to stay competitive, learning in the library, and crafting a shovel with a wooden log, some duct tape, and piece of medal. Using that shovel (created in a way that will be familiar to any Terraria of Minecraft players) the prisoner attempts to dig his way out of jail at night when the guards aren't paying attention.

It's The Shawshank Redemption video game that should have released in 1994 alongside the movie, and it's coming to Xbox One.

Play As A Stealthy Mouse

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Play As A Stealthy Mouse

Amongst Microsoft's many Gamescom announcements hides a little mouse.

You can check out the gameplay trailer for Ghost of a Tale below, which features a highly detailed mouse, sneaking his way through underground caverns taking on enemies like giant rats and crabs. It recalls the darker anthropomorphic animal tales of The Secret of NIMH, or Brian Jacques' Redwall series of books, which featured anthropomorphic animals fighting and participating wars in a medieval setting.

The game is headed to PC and Xbox One in 2015.

Playing The Villain - Being Bad In Fable Legends

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Playing The Villain - Being Bad In Fable Legends

At Gamescom 2014, I had an opportunity to play as the villain against a party of four adventurous souls in Fable Legends. The villain plays quite unlike the other players in a game, with an overhead view of the action and a number of ways to trap, brutalize, harass, and force the heroes into an unpleasant war of attrition as they move through the maps.In this particular map, I had a handful of special minions under my command and access to various hazards strewn about the map. I could stack up mines in strategic locations in order to try and hit the heroes as they came under fire from my archers or raise gates to separate the players and try to burst them down. Ordering minions around and controlling their special attacks is easy despite the many factors happening on the field at any given time.

My minions all have normal attacks that can be aimed at specific hero targets as well as special moves - The Puck, for example, is perfect for stealthing far behind the enemy tank, waiting for an opportune gate to rise and come between heroes that have spread too far apart, and lambasting the healer or mage with powerful roguelike assaults from the shadows. As my waves get mopped up, new minions come onboard as the heroes move through each area.

The 2D Metroid Game You've Been Waiting For

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The 2D Metroid Game You've Been Waiting For

When Moon Studio's announced Ori and the Blind Forest earlier this year at E3, gamers were immediately attracted to its unique look. Thankfully, the title has some impressive gameplay to match its impressive visuals.

Players jump into the role of Ori, a forest spirit whose mother is captured by a giant owl before setting off on a wondrous journey to bring the forest back to life. Gameplay is inspired by classics such as Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but Ori also features a greater emphasis on platforming.

The demo takes place near the beginning of the game as Ori works to bring water back to the forest. In order to do this, Ori must travels to the Genso tree, an area that features mystical portals that allow Ori to walk off one side of the screen and immediately appear on the other. This allows Moon studios to craft some unique platforming challenges. For example, during one sequence in the Genso tree, Ori has to race up a series of platforms as a stream of water floods the lower levels. Thankfully, Ori has picked up a new ability in Genso tree zone: an ability called Bash. Using Bash, Ori can briefly lock onto certain enemies or enemy projectiles and then jump off them, launching himself higher into the air.

Playing The Villain - Being Bad In Fable Legends

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Playing The Villain - Being Bad In Fable Legends

At Gamescom 2014, I had an opportunity to play as the villain against a party of four adventurous souls in Fable Legends. The villain plays quite unlike the other players in a game, with an overhead view of the action and a number of ways to trap, brutalize, harass, and force the heroes into an unpleasant war of attrition as they move through the maps.In this particular map, I had a handful of special minions under my command and access to various hazards strewn about the map. I could stack up mines in strategic locations in order to try and hit the heroes as they came under fire from my archers or raise gates to separate the players and try to burst them down. Ordering minions around and controlling their special attacks is easy despite the many factors happening on the field at any given time.

My minions all have normal attacks that can be aimed at specific hero targets as well as special moves - The Puck, for example, is perfect for stealthing far behind the enemy tank, waiting for an opportune gate to rise and come between heroes that have spread too far apart, and lambasting the healer or mage with powerful roguelike assaults from the shadows. As my waves get mopped up, new minions come onboard as the heroes move through each area.

Gamescom Trailer Shows Off Talion's Ruthless, Powerful Foes

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Gamescom Trailer Shows Off Talion's Ruthless, Powerful Foes

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor coverage up to this point, we’ve learned a lot about protagonist Talion and his wraith companion Celebrimbor, but this Gamescom 2014 trailer sheds some light on the powerful enemies the ranger faces off against. In the trailer below, we see visions of Sauron’s sons, and the Black Hand, and a powerful orc demands the head of the gravewalker.  

In addition to getting a glimpse of the dark powers, which are used against the player (it looks like Talion won’t be the only one to employ dark powers in his quest), we briefly see a flashback to the resurrected ranger’s past, and watch his wife and daughter die as the foe responsible mocks him. The trailer culminates with some gameplay footage of brutal looking boss fights, and a brief appearance of the Dark Lord himself.

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Create A World Of Your Own

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Create A World Of Your Own

The latest trailer for upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive LittleBigPlanet 3 has come from Gamescom today. The trailer shows character customization, level editing, game creating, and world building.

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We here at Game Informer have always been fans of the LittleBigPlanet series. Be sure to read our reviews of the first two titles. For more on LittleBigPlanet 3, take a look at our previous coverage.