WHAT I’M PLAYING – BattleCry: Far-Goat Simulator

Over the weekend I started playing Goat Simulator and quite enjoyed the time I spent in Goat Ville. The game is essentially just a fun physics engine, with a goat as the lead. There are a lot of fun little jokes scattered throughout, with a lot of winks towards popular memes and pop culture news.

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology.

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology.

I probably won’t be playing the game that long though. I got it primarily for the achievements, which are pretty easy, and the lol’s. So once those are acquired, I don’t see myself playing the game much more.

The game was originally designed as a joke, internally in the Coffee Stains studio, during a one month game-jam, and a video was posted online for a laugh. It gathered such a following that the group decided to polish, and release it. The developer stated the game was designed as “an old school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff”.

Originally released last year on Steam, the game has since been released on other operating systems, and mobile. The release on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One was its first time on a console.

Keep an eye out for the review.

Lately I had been spending a lot of time on the FPS genre, and I’ve had a hard time sticking with one title. I had originally started Far Cry 4 and then Battlefield: Hardline was released. I played Hardline during the EA Access window, and then didn’t go back, relegated to the backburner.

After I needed a little break from Far Cry 4 I jumped into Call of Duty Ghosts. I quickly wrapped that up within a couple sittings. I need to quickly jump back in to get a few achievements and then I’ll jump back to Far Cry 4 for the remainder of the week.

Battlefield_HardlineThis past weekend I did jump into Hardline while I was testing some Twitch Streaming and game recording, and managed to complete a few more of the story campaign missions. I think this weekend I’ll play more of that as well, but I am definitely falling behind on Far Cry 4Hardline has been fun, but it definitely is not a Battlefield game.  It’s primarily stealth based, and when its not, its a difficult shooter – as a cop, I guess you’re not really meant to shoot people, or absorb bullets. Ammo is limited, and the shootouts are intense, as they’re typically in claustrophobic areas, normally not pre-meditated, but defensive, stressful, and usually outnumbered shootouts. If that’s the intent, its pulled off well.

The single player does look pretty good, but sadly not as good as its Battlefield predecessor in any aspects but the cut-scenes. Single player luckily does look better than the multiplayer, but that component, while it does hold its own, still doesn’t feel as immersive as Battlefield 4.

Other newer/older/other games on the horizon:

NeverWinter is free to play, so I might give that a shot, even though my previous post a week or so ago said I would never. We’ll see. I said “never” to Goat Simulator too, and see what happened?

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China has been released, and acquired, so I’ll be playing that. I also have Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to play more, and GTA V (Xbox One) to play and take lovely photos in.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is waiting. I’ve started with the Pre-Sequel in co-op, so I’ll have to spend more time on Pandora. But again, it’s another FPS, a genre that I’m pretty burnt out on.

Besides that, I have quite the backlog of games I haven’t even opened yet – waiting, eager – on my shelf, or digital library. All in due time games, all in due time:

Metro Redux, TellTale Bundle (Borderlands, Game of Thrones, Wolf Among Us), Shadow of Mordor.  So many :'(.

Keep an eye out for more Far Cry 4, and Battlefield: Hardline info, screenshots and reviews soon, and Goat Simulator review tomorrow. New feature: Achievement of the Week, on Sunday

NEWS – New Games Tuesday and the Rest

Let’s get this quiet day going with some new releases, which there are few.

  • MLB The Show 15 and R.B.I Baseball 15 (Xbox One, PS4, PS3) – Yeah….baseball….
  • Neverwinter (Xbox One) – MMORPG originally released on the PC in 2013, this game has made its way to the console. The game is free-to-play.


Yup. See?

The Witcher III is Looong

CD Projekt RED has announced today that that The Witcher III is going to be a lengthy game is you wish to do Everything. Approx 200+ hours. It’s a game where the designers wanted to make an open-world game without boundries. No wonder the game will be a 50GB install.

These creatures are probably tougher than the Honey Badger in Far Cry 3.

These creatures are probably tougher than the Honey Badger in Far Cry 3. Fire is always a sound tactic though.

Star Wars: Battlefront

DICE will debut the Star Wars: Battlefront official reveal trailer during its Star Wars Celebration panel on April 17th. Very excited about this news.

Playstation Plus April Games

Following up the Games with Gold for April, Playstation’s Plus subscribers will get Tower of Guns,and Aaru’s Awakening on both PS3 and PS4. Never Alone, which I’ve Reviewed on the Xbox One is available on the PS4, and Dishonored is available on the PS3.

Mortal Kombat X Still Wont Cross Some Lines

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has revealed, contrary to popular belief, there are certain things the team consider too violent to put into the finished product. After watching some of the fatalities from the up-coming game, I’d beg to differ. Some of those are pretty nasty. Maybe in some cases they’ve gone to far already.

Which Lines Won't They Cross, I Wonder?

Which Lines Won’t They Cross, I Wonder?

Xbox Deals with Gold Weekly Discounts

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been given a 50% discount. This game seems discounted weekly, in some form or another. Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is discounted, as well as FIFA 15. Several LEGO games are on sale as well.

All for this evening. See you tomorrow. I’ll have lots to talk about in Far Cry 4.

Go Outside.