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The First Descendant: Is it worth a try? Absolutely!

Hold onto your loot bags, folks! Nexon Games has unleashed "The First Descendant" upon the gaming world, and it's time to dive into this free-to-play, third-person looter shooter that's causing quite a stir. Powered by the eye-candy machine known as Unreal Engine 5, this game is serving up some serious visual feast. But is it all sizzle and no steak? Let's find out!

 What's The First Descendant All About? 

Picture this: You're a Descendant and humanity's fate rests on your trigger-happy fingers. No pressure! Here's the lowdown:

  • Third-person looter shooter
  • Solo play or co-op with up to 4 players (introvert or extrovert, take your pick!)
  • Unique abilities for each Descendant (superhero vibes, anyone?)
  • Giant bosses to tackle (I hope you're in the mood to dismantle.)
  • Crossplay action between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation
By the way, not for nothing... but I appreciate the fact that they don't require us to sign-in to a separate platform/launcher to play this game. We can literally jump in on our platform of choice.

 First Impressions: More Than Just a Pretty Face? 

Now, I've been around the Nexon block a few times, and let's just say we've had our ups and downs. Remember 'Combat Arms'? I enjoyed it to an extent, until the hackers flooded the zone and made that game worthless to support. If cheating is needed, it made the matches DOA. People were getting kills through walls, knifing from a distance, and people we going nuts as a result. 

Now I must admit, some of the reactions were funny, but... at the end of the day if you can't even enjoy the DLC you invested in because the cheating was just that blatant, what's the point? So, I went into The First Descendant with expectations lower than my K/D ratio in most shooters, but at the same time the door wasn't completely shut because I've enjoyed some of their other titles.

Surprise, surprise! The game actually left a good first impression. Is it perfect? Nah. Will it keep me hooked for the long haul? The jury's still out. But for a fresh release, it's showing promise.

 Trailers vs. Reality: A Pleasant Plot Twist 

We've all been catfished by game trailers to some degree, right? Those beautiful scenes that bear no resemblance to actual gameplay? Well, hold onto your skepticism, because The First Descendant's trailer seems to be... actually representative of what you can expect to strong degree.

 The Power of Open-Mindedness 

Here's a quick anecdote: A guy I met from Manchester (cheers Matt) almost wrote off the game based on his friend's experience. Plot twist: His friend doesn't even like looter shooters (so... wtf?)! After showing Matthew the trailer and some gameplay, he's now itching to try it.

Moral of the story? Don't let others' biases cloud your judgment. Just because someone's lactose intolerant doesn't mean milkshakes suck for everyone, right? The judgement has to make sense, if there's a fatal flaw or the game is broken in a way that deserves no justification, that's different than simply not liking a game based on preference. The trailer showed the right stuff and served up elements of the story in a nicely packaged glimpse.

 The Verdict: Give It a Shot! 

Look, The First Descendant is free to play on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox ($0.00). You've got nothing to lose except some hard drive space. If you end up loving it, maybe toss some financial support their way if you see something you like. If not, well, at least you gave it a fair shake. By the way, 

Remember, gamers: Keep an open mind, form your own opinions, and as always... game on!

 + Sophima 

FTS: Generation Zero Announces New Skyfire Update, Launching June 25 on PC, PlayStation & Xbox

The stealth-action game’s next free update adds new endgame boss, the ability to repair Companions on the go, and the new Meusser Hunting Rifle

STOCKHOLM – June 11, 2024 – Systemic Reaction is excited to reveal the free Skyfire Update for Generation Zero, the open-world stealth-action shooter. Launching on June 25 for Steam, PlayStation and Xbox, this newest content drop will introduce The Vulture - a brutal new endgame enemy machine - as well as a bonus weapon and Companion Armor Kits, a new feature that gives players the ability to repair their Companions while exploring or in combat.

Skyfire Features:

  • New Endgame Boss: Face off against the terrifying Vulture, a new Tyrant class enemy in the form of an evolved Firebird. Arm yourself with your best equipment and rally your allies to defeat this menacing new foe.
  • Companion Armor Field Repair: Companion Armor Kits can soon be equipped into your weapon wheel and thrown onto Companions. This new feature allows players to repair or re-kit their Companions on the go, increasing the Companion’s versatility and the length of excursions without needing to return to a safehouse.
  • New Weapon & Augmentations: The new Meusser Hunting Rifle fires a chemical laser beam that can set the ground around the player on fire. New weapon augmentations will also be added that require defeating Tyrants to unlock.
  • Revamped Tyrant Spawning System & More: Players can now discover Tyrant locations after defeating Rival machines, gathering Coordinate Keys, and entering them into Tyrant Terminals located in base assault bases. Tyrant progression will also be updated, along with fixes to machine detection.

Generation Zero is a stealth-action shooter that puts players on the front line of an alternate history war against the machines. Explore a vast open world map inspired by the Swedish-era Cold War and take part in the resistance alone or with up to three friends in seamless co-op. Including the upcoming Skyfire update, Generation Zero has received 32 major updates and two substantial story expansions since its launch in 2019. With a growing community of over six million players and more new content on the way, there’s never been a better time to join the resistance! 

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FTS: Greek-Myth Survival Game "Dawn of Defiance" Coming Aug. 15 to PC Early Access

Epic Mythology & Survival Crafting Collide in Dawn of Defiance, Launching into PC Early Access August 15

Traverse a beautifully dangerous world inspired by Greek legend with an all-new trailer premiered at IGN Live

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 8, 2024 – Independent video game studio Traega Entertainment was thrilled to announce during IGN Live today that Dawn of Defiance, the open-world, survival-crafting game inspired by ancient Greek mythology, launches into early access Aug. 15, 2024, on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The news coincided with an all-new trailer highlighting the game’s incredibly customizable base building systems, as well as the reveal of a threatening new late-game enemy type: the Gorgons!

You are the Defier, subjected to a mythic plot across the ruined isles. Ascend from weak soldier to god-like anti-hero as you survive the Crossroads, build impressive Greek structures, and prove yourself a champion of defiance. Gather resources, craft and upgrade your gear, and face down the trials of the Gods with up to three friends.

Key Features

  • Survive the Isles: As discontent brews in the Underworld, you have been brought to a lost shore to be tested. To discover your elusive purpose, you must first start from nothing and arm yourself against the dangers of the isles.
  • Explore the Ruins: Just beyond the domain of the Gods, you'll traverse coastal cliffs, dark woods, and blistering sands with heightened movement abilities, unlocking treasure and power amidst mythic landmarks.
  • Empower Yourself: Your victories across the isles will advance your strength through acquired recipes and upgrades. Build and adorn impressive Greek structures that rival the halls of Olympus, and protect yourself with customizable, crafted gear.
  • Defy the Gods: Cross the threshold into the Forgotten Crossroads and complete the 12 trials to sever the Gods’ lingering ties of power and steal their knowledge.
  • Band Together: Undertake this deadly odyssey on your own, or recruit up to three friends to aid your journey at any time in online cooperative multiplayer.

Dawn of Defiance is available to wishlist now on Steam and the Epic Games Store ahead of its early access launch on August 15.

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FTS: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Celebrates Summer Game Fest & Teases its Overview Trailer Coming June 20

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Celebrates Summer Game Fest & Teases its Overview Trailer Coming June 20

PARIS  June 7, 2024 – Today Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive revealed a new trailer to celebrate Summer Game Fest and the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. This new video shows off never-before-seen gameplay and teases the upcoming Gameplay Overview Trailer, a deep dive into the game’s mechanicswhich will go live on Focus’ YouTube channel on June 20. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 releases Sept. 9, 2024, on PlayStation 5Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Embody the superhuman skills and brutality of a Space Marine

Fight as one of the Emperor’s greatest warriors and defend the Imperium against the horrors of the galaxy. Drive back the everlasting night in epic battles on far-flung planets with your deadly abilities and devastating weaponry. Powered by Saber Interactive’s proprietary Swarm Engine, Space Marine 2 will throw players into the deep end of the universe’s most spectacular battles, pitting them against the relentless Tyranid swarms!

In addition to its narrative-driven campaign, which players can enjoy solo or in up to 3-player co-op, Space Marine 2 will launch with a 3-player PvE mode and a 6v6 PvP skirmish mode, as recently confirmed in the Multiplayer Modes Reveal trailer: 

These replayable modes also feature a customization system, allowing players to outfit their Space Marines from helm to greaves, thanks to a wide choice of colors, heraldry decals, pauldrons, gauntlets, and more. The Season Pass will offer even more optional cosmetics, while new content like missions, enemies, and weapons will be available to all players through regular free updates.

Pre-order one of four editions today via digital or retail

Pre-orders are now available through PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, the Epic Games Store, and participating retail stores. In addition to the Collector’s Edition, exclusive to the Focus Store, three Editions are now available for preorder: Standard, Gold, and Ultra Edition.

Tune in June 20 @ 12 PM ET/6 PM CEST for the Gameplay Overview Trailer!


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