Alright, so it’s been quite awhile since I posted. I had originally planned on a post a week and needless to say, that hasn’t happened. However, that’s all about to change. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been building a list of games that I am going to be reviewing over the next couple of months. I have some exclusive interviews with developers planned, new games and plenty of indie titles. Get ready for some unbiased, often rude reviews. I’ll try to bite my tongue.
Here is a little teaser of what’s coming up these next few weeks. The first review will be Wednesday evening around 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
- (PS4) Call of Duty Black Ops III
- (PC) The Sims 4
- (PC) Evertown (You’re going to want to read this one!)
- (PC) Crashlands
- (PS4) Rocket League
Like I said, this is just a teaser, and this won’t necessarily be the order of reviews. If there are a couple of games you are on the fence about purchasing/investing into. Feel free to message me and I’ll see if I can check them out before you have to.
Like I said, I’ve been busy. This is my final semester at college, I’m attempting to go out with a bang and make as many impressions as I can this semester. However, I have been keeping up with gaming news. Here’s this week’s rant.
WHAT THE HELL H1Z1!
If you remember, this past New Years I wrote about my top 5 and worst 5 games of 2015. The one game that appeared in both columns was H1Z1. It had potential and it also had some bugs to be fixed. I would have hoped Daybreak and Sony would have stepped up their game in 2016… I was wrong.
For those who don’t know what H1Z1 is, it’s a Zombie Survival FPS that’s online. It has a great concept (totally stolen from Day Z), but it’s alright. It is free to play, though you can purchase some aesthetic items and enjoy slaughtering zombies; but, more likely other PC players.
Well it WAS a high potential game. This month the developers sent out a message to all owners of the original H1Z1 game on Steam, below is the message:
Well that’s not bad right? I mean I love building my Steam collection and now I have TWO games for the price of one! Plus, I never really did the clan war games, so King of the Kill would just be taking up space. So, no bother there.
What did bother me is this comment that was mentioned by a developer the following week in the questions section:
Q: Will H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill become Free-to-Play games after they come out of Early Access?
A: At this time, we do not have any plans to make either H1Z1: Just Survive or H1Z1: King of the Kill Free-to-Play titles.
Wait what…? Rumors have it, that H1Z1 will eventually become a paid subscription game. I can only pray, that’s not true. I can’t believe they would change to that system, especially after already having many rocky issues with the early access game. Essentially, charging for a flawed game, will only result in a nail in their coffin.
So I feel somewhat screwed if they begin charging for this game. I guarantee I will not pay a subscription, since that seems somewhat like trickery. Regardless, as of right now H1Z1 is free (after purchase) to play online. We will see if that remains true after the game gets its official release.
Moral of the story: Tread carefully when purchasing Early Access games, they have the full ability to change from free to subscription based during that transition from Early to Official. Just a forewarning; granted, only deuschy companies would do such a thing, but then again you can’t really trust a company that stole the idea from a free mod for Arma…
See you soon readers…