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Valiant Hearts Review


During E3 then one presentation I was looking forward to was Ubisoft’s, there were some great games revealed and as ever the show ended leaving me feeling very excited about my game collection growing, little did I know that Valiant Hearts would be one of those games that would hold a special place on my virtual gaming shelf.

Valiant Hearts is a side-scrolling adventure that tells the tale of five characters journey through World War One. You begin the game playing as Karl, a German national living in France with his family, only to be deported from France to serve for the German Army. You’ll also play as Karl’s father-law, Emile, who is also enlisted by the French army. Both men have a shared aim of getting back to their family as quickly as possible. As the story unfolds you’ll also play as an American called Freddie, who just reminded me constantly of Mr T and Anna who is a medic helping those in need. There is also a dog who acts a loyal member to everyone and is on hand to help out when needed, he is able to get through small gaps, distract guards and collect items out of reach from humans.

Throughout the game you’ll meet up with certain characters only to be separated again, sometimes geographically while other times you’ll need to solve a puzzle to reunite. I found the puzzles to be well thought out and fun to work out, some were easier than others and there times where you may have retrace your steps to find missing items such as a key or a brick to throw to re-connect a gas pipe. Some puzzles have time limits on them but the majority of them allow you to solve then in your own good » Continue Reading.

Watch Dogs Available Now On Xbox One And Xbox 360


Watch Dogs, from Ubisoft is now available at retailers worldwide for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other platforms. The latest hacking game tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, players will be able to monitor and hack their enemies by manipulating everything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS). Watch Dogs lets the player use Chicago as their ultimate weapon and exact their own style of revenge.

A season pass is also available from today and offers savings of 25% on post launch content, including the new single-player story featuring T-Bone; a new Digital Trip game mode, plus new missions, weapons, outfits and more.

Furthermore, take your experience beyond the console with a groundbreaking, real-time, companion game Watch Dogs: ctOS Mobile. This innovative mobile platform allows players to connect and compete with friends, even when away from their home console. The Watch_Dogs companion game delivers revolutionary dual-screen gameplay that enables you to play from anywhere, at any time. Watch Dogs: ctOS Mobile is available at launch on iOS and Android.

Ubisoft Confirm Their E3 2014 Line Up, How You Can Watch Briefing



E3 is quickly approaching, with Microsoft holding their Xbox briefing on June 9th which can be watched LIVE via Xbox LIVE, Ubisoft have now confirmed their own line up of titles they will be showing off at this year’s E3:

    Assassin’s Creed Unity Far Cry 4 The Division The Crew and more including Valiant Hearts and other Ubisoft titles

The briefing will be hosted by actress and comedian Aisha Tyler and can be watched live via the Ubisoft Youtube channel (official YouTube channel) and Twitch. It will start at 15:00PM  PDT which is 23:00PM GMT on June 9th. It will be great to see the Ubisoft games that will be out later this year in AC: Unity and Far Cry 4 but also hoping to hear more about the next Assassin’s Creed title for Xbox 360, currently code named AC: Comet. With ‘The Division’ delayed until 2015, what Ubisoft show about this game will be telling and may explain why they had to delay the game.

Watchdogs: New Launch Trailer Released


You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker who saw something no one was meant to see. His enemies came for him, but killed a family member instead. Now on the hunt for those responsible, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network.

Out next Tuesday, May 27th, for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Ubisoft Delay ‘The Division’ Until 2015




Minutes after Far Cry 4 was confirmed for a November release, Ubisoft have given the news that ‘The Division’ has been delayed until 2015. The publisher has also revealed that when it does release, it will only be on Xbox One but not for Xbox 360′. An update was posted on ‘The Divsion’s” website and reads:


Today we announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available in 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Working on The Division is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us at Massive, Reflections, and Red Storm Entertainment. We are creating something we are really proud of and we don’t want to compromise on quality. We are going to release the game when it’s ready.

We want to thank you again for the exceptional ongoing support. Community is at the heart of what we are doing and we’re very much designing the game with you in mind, so your involvement means a lot to us.

The production is getting stronger every day and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to at this year’s E3.

Massive love,

The Dev Team

Ubisoft has said that more news on the game will be shown during their E3 briefing this year, but this is the second big game title from Ubisoft that has been delayed, Watchdogs, due out May 27th here in the UK and Europe, was originally planned to release along with the Playstation 4 launch last year until delayed just before the release.


Ubisoft Confirm: Far Cry 4 Releasing November 21st

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Ubisoft’s  CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed that ‘Far Cry 4′ will be releasing this November 21st in the UK and Europer, 18th November in the US. It was revealed in a Financial report given to Ubisoft Investors:

“The year’s performance will be led by five games – Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Crew and Watch Dogs,” Guillemot said. “Watch Dogs’ pre-orders are at record levels and it is perfectly positioned to become the industry’s most successful new IP in history.”

It will release for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Ubisoft Blog has released more information on the game’s location:

Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views; Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife – using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles.

Gameplay from Far Cry 4 is set to be shown at their E3 briefing in June. Details on the special Limited Edition of Far Cry 4 has also been released as well:

Child Of Light Review


Just every now and then, a game comes out that truly stands out against the usual game releases across all platforms. It is not often that such a game is capable to distract from the generic shooting, fighting, sports filled release schedule but Ubisoft have managed to almost sneak one game out there that does just that. Child Of Light is one of the most refreshingly breathtaking games I have played in many years.

Child of Light was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and is an example of their UbiArt framework. Using gameplay mechanics from traditional JRPG’s such as the early Final Fantasy titles and a visual style of a water colour painting, Child of Light uses verse and poetry to tell the story of main character Aurora, who finds herself in the magical kingdom of Lemuria. On her quest to return home to her father the King, Aurora must defeat the Queen of the Night who has stolen the Sun, Moon and Stars.

Two things immediately hit you as soon as you hit the main menu. The music and its visual style. The music is one of the most outstanding soundtracks and musical scores I have heard for an XBLA level game. The ethereal music almost works as a calming lullaby as you prepare to enter this fairy tale world. Throughout the story, the music blends in with the flow of the game and really helps to bring the world of Lemuria  to life and working in such a great partnership with the visual style of the world. The water coloured style gives the world such life, as though it has been taken off the very pages of a fairy tale book. The look of each character and the locations within the game are vibrant and » Continue Reading.

Watchdogs – New ‘Character’ Trailer


Meet Watch_Dogs’ characters: Some are friends. Some are enemies. Sometimes you won’t ever know. In a city of 3 million people, you’d be surprised how few you can trust.

Watchdogs is released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on May 27th

Child Of Light Out Now For Xbox One And Xbox 360


The UBIart framework has powered some of the finest 2D visuals in all of gaming, as demonstrated in Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. What happens when a team sets out to make a JRPG using this engine? The result is the unique Child of Light, now available on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Child of Light’s includes a number of clear JRPG elements. Battle revolves around a timing mechanic similar to classic Final Fantasy’s now classic Active Time Battle system. It is a nod back to the original JRPG games of the past with a beautiful and distinctive art style that is just breathtaking to see on screen.

Child of Light is available from the Xbox Store for £11.99, it has a Free Trial as well to give you a taste of what the game has to offer.