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Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it. At its core, Ashen is about forging relationships. Players can guide those they trust in their camp – together, you might just stand a chance.
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Return of the Obra Dinn
“What an astonishing game. What an incredible piece of work.”
“Meticulously constructed, from the stippled black-and-white graphics to the intricate, devious logic puzzle at its core, Obra Dinn is a unique and fascinating tragedy.”
“The creator of Papers, Please is back with another masterpiece”
ABOUT THIS GAMELOST AT SEA, 1803
the good ship
Built 1796, London ~ 800 tons, 18ft draught
Captain R. WITTEREL ~ Crew 51 men
Last voyage to Orient ~ Cape rendezvous unmet
Contact East India Cy. London Office
for inquiries or testimony
An Insurance Adventure with Minimal ColorIn 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea.
Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company’s London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages.
Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.
MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION
The developers describe the content like this:
Passively depicts death and violence in freeze-frame 3D scenes. Contains mild nudity.
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Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the ’90s legends.
Some will argue it’s a glorified expansion pack improving on the existing foundation that HITMAN 2016 laid out; others will say it’s a new game that learns from most of its predecessor’s mistakes. Whatever side of the fence you sit on: HITMAN 2 may very well be the last good classic AAA stealth series that hasn’t gone the way of Deus Ex, Thief and Metal Gear Solid… and that’s worth bearing in mind.
Before I delve into pros and cons, and whether you should buy this game, I’d first like to talk about what’s different in HITMAN 2 when compared to the previous game HITMAN 2016 (which I’ll refer to as HITMAN from now on). To start with we’ve got 2 new mechanics – pockets of vegetation/grass on maps hide us if we’re crouched and you can now escape a NPC’s line of sight by walking amongst a small group of people (this system is practically identical to the one used in Hitman: Absolution). There’s also a less noticeable gameplay mechanic that’s been introduced: NPCs can now see you in mirrors and other reflective surfaces (this change for realism doesn’t make things incredibly hard but it will keep you on your toes as bathrooms used to mean a guaranteed unnoticed kill).
Next we have 3 difficulty settings – Casual, Professional and Master. Casual is a completely new difficulty setting aimed at people unfamiliar with the series and those of us who wish to muck around without having to worry about cameras or dying right away (thanks to the huge increase in damage Agent 47 can take in this difficulty mode). Professional is essentially HITMAN’s Normal difficulty mode renamed, and with an extra change – cameras that spot you with a weapon or illegally trespassing will alert nearby guards. Master difficulty is HITMAN’s Professional difficulty mode but slightly easier in terms of challenge – there’s more enforces, and you still only have 1 save per mission, but most items that are visibly held are no longer suspicious.
In addition to this, all difficulties are available from the start and can be effortlessly selected without having to exit out and access another menu. Lastly 2 new gameplay modes have been added outside of the main campaign: Ghost Mode (a race against the clock killing targets with a silhouette of another online player who you are competing with) AND Sniper Assassin (a mode very similar to Hitman: Absolution’s “Sniper Challenge” which has you sniping targets from afar and aiming to rack up a nice score – this can be played solo or with another person online).
As you can see quite a bit has changed since HITMAN, for the better I believe. So let’s get onto pros and cons!
1. The game is no longer episodic
2. 6 new maps that are of much more consistent quality than those that were offered in HITMAN and the NPCs on these maps have serviceable accents
3. New gameplay mechanics as well as new ways to play HITMAN 2 outside of the campaign
4. More unique and creative ways of killing targets
5. A better story that answers a lot of questions HITMAN raised and even explores some of Agent 47’s past
6. A lot of additional free content in the works and continual live-content updates
7. The game looks breathtaking at times (try out the Whittleton Creek map and you’ll see nice shades of red and yellow that just make your jaw drop)
8. The briefcase has returned – praise be!!! Sniper Rifles have been made an illegal weapon in this game, regardless of disguise, so the briefcase is now your best friend. Conceal that bad boy, go to a location, retrieve it (complete with an unpacking animation for some rifles) and deliver some Hitman justice 47-style. You can also use the briefcase to smuggle in other gear and even use it as a melee object at close and long-range. Have a rest fans of the Hitman subreddit: you did good, you did good.