To this day, I still remember my experiences with Halo 2 and Halo 3 online multiplayer due to the veracity of Bungie’s execution of gunplay, ranking systems, ease of playing with others, and some truly unforgettable maps.
It’s no surprise considering my relationship with the series, especially when hurled into the online era, bordered on addiction, both when hopelessly enthralled while playing and consumed with thoughts about the game when sitting idly.
2007 was the perfect storm as far as myself and untamed, nearly compulsory, gaming hedonism is concerned. I was 16 at the time and Xbox Live was growing into a monstrosity of a social phenomenon.
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Since its inception, the development of the Destiny franchise has been a paragon of insanity. The tumultuous timeline has been a perfect, and unfortunate, collage of reboots, half measured steps towards no destination, and the deafening sound of indifference.
As of right now, Destiny 2 is in a place where player reception is at an all time low and overall quality lost in the void. The sci-fi/fantasy FPS mashup has lost millions in active players since launch, and still, thousands feverishly voice their concerns and wishes on sites like Reddit, in hopes of a better, far less abusive game.
But we’ve been here before and, sad as it may be, we’ll be here again as the next peak and golden era of Destiny collapses in on itself.
Last Friday, Bungie finally broke their silence regarding the war torn state of Destiny 2, and laid bare what we can expect from the team over the coming year.
It’s obvious that they want to appease the playerbase and instill hope through concrete plans of action, but Bungie has a history of inflationary talk, and it’s going to take a bit more than written word to win back many at this point.
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The tumultuous thrill of chasing Grandmaster in Overwatch or Grand Champion in Rocket League cannot be matched when you’re in the mood for that type of experience, but sometimes a player just wants a serene and relaxing game to sit back and sink into.
The beauty of video games is the established spectrum between highly competitive and lackadaisical, something that accounts for any particular mood that strikes.
And truth be told, some of the best games are relaxing and chilled by their nature, and luckily freneticism and laser like focus aren’t prerequisites for a good game.
In this article we’ll cover the best relaxing and chill games for the Nintendo Switch to help you achieve a tranquil state of mind and melt away the non sequiturs of daily life.
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While boss battles aren’t strictly an action RPG affair, the genre is rife with many examples of games that excel at offering narrative, gameplay, and questing that is interwoven with treks towards the proverbial summit of bosses.
No game should discount the importance of the moment to moment combat loop of conflicts with standard or mob type enemies, but that doesn’t mean that peak levels of excitement should be shaved away from an unmistakable and, often seemingly immovable, boss.
A good boss battle should offer a player the unique resolve of simultaneous confidence and doubt. A good fight is nothing without its resulting peaks and valleys, on a turbulent landscape of thrills, brought by design and difficulty.
And the PS4 is one of the best places to find a quality boss battle now that the library has matured since its initial release in 2014. Continue reading for 6 games on the PS4 with the best boss battles.
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