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Anthem: Just dull

So Anthem came out to people that didn't subscribe to EA's "premier" origin sub service and well it's just dull.

First up the network and connection issues in the demo and beta are mostly cleared up now which is one thing I had a couple of disconnects or weird network problems but no more than you just get anyway it was mostly solid.

Fallout 76: rather than fixing bugs lets unfix them

F76 has been a bit of a disaster a broken game that is buggy as hell and just not all that fun.

Then there was the canvas bag saga where the super special 200 dollar edition which should have shipped with a canvas bag shipped with a nylon trash bag

Then they offered a couple of dollars in store currency in exchange (not enough to buy a virtual bag)

Then they offered to fix that but leaked all the people personal data

Just Cause 4

This was on my radar but then was suddenly out the other day I guess there's been so many games recently I lost track.

Anyway I had a go last night here are my thoughts.

Similar to JC3 you are on some island fighting an evil man with a private army called the black hand. They also have weather modification tech which is the new gimmick there are sand storms and massive lightning storms and tornadoes etc.

My Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. adventure

So I decided to preorder fallout 76, I'm trying not to preorder at all these days it's of limited benefit in this fully digital distribution world and it really only benefits the publisher. The only times I do now are when you get something worth having for preordering with fallout 76 you got access to the beta. Now the beta doesn't actually run very long it's currently 4 sessions the first one xbox one exclusive and then one that was yesterday and then two this weekend. Then the game goes live on the 15th of november.

Some more gamedev shenanigans

So I've not done much work on the game engine I was playing with partly due to getting stuck on some annoying bugs which were more platform or tools level of code rather than progressing any sort of game. So I decide to put that aside for a bit and try something in a premade game engine where someone else gets all that underlying code right ahead of time and I can just focus on the game parts of it.

Yakuza Zero

I've been playing this recently and enjoying it. The Yakuza series is a fairly long one mostly released on playstation up to its 6th game with a multitude of spinoffs, recently they've been remastering the original games and releasing them on PS4 and PC.

Far: Lone Sails

A charming little game about piloting this odd land ship across a post apocalyptic landscape. At first you have to fuel it to keep it going by running around inside pushing buttons to run the generator and releasing steam loading new fuel and then stopping to grab more fuel off the ground as you roll along. Then you get sails that allow you to use wind power and as you progress more and different upgrades.

The landscape of this odd post apocalyptic world rolls past in the background as you go and periodically you have to get out to overcome some obstacle on your path.

Fallout 76: Multiplayer Fallout

So lots of stuff coming out of E3 at the moment like Hitman 2 Anthem cyberpunk 2077 and so on. One of them is Fallout 76 the first multiplayer game in the fallout universe.

Bethesda have been teasing the game for the past month but did their first announcement with proper details and gameplay this sunday.

Here's a summary of the details given in that presentation