Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
MONDAY REVIEW Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception > With its breathtaking visual storytelling, astonishing action set pieces and cast of lovable rogues, Drake’s Deception excels in all the areas you would expect it to. Sadly, the shooting system still isn’t up to scratch and co-op is an afterthought at best. While the game certainly has its share of lows, its highs are almost unmatched. For that reason, this blockbuster PS3 exclusive shouldn’t be missed. READ MORE
TUESDAY REVIEW El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron > This is the story of a scribe name Enoch, who is sent down to Earth to open God’s house of whip-ass on a handful of fallen angels and their flunkies. This is achieved by bashing them with three types of mystical weapons and jumping around a lot. The visuals in El Shaddai will impress, but the shallow combat and frustrating platforming most definitely will not. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Command & Conquer: Generals 2 > When rumours started floating around that EA were working on a Command and Conquer: Generals sequel, I got a little excited. Generals was my pick of all the C&C games. The factions were perfectly balanced, the strategy was sublime and the setting was much more realistic than the other games in the series. Well, Generals 2 has finally been announced and with it some info that took my level of anticipation to new heights. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Fortnite > Developer Epic Games (of Gears of War fame) recently revealed new IP Fortnite, a title that seemingly rides on something that is in danger of becoming an overused theme, zombies. Self-dubbed as boasting “the latest Unreal Engine technology”, the game promises an expansive and original world that sees players constructing defensive fortresses by day to defend it by night. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED The Last of Us > With Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception now out in the wild, Sony first party Naughty Dog is free to concentrate on its next project, the newly announced The Last of Us. According to the developer, the game will take place in a near future “decimated by a modern plague” in which once proud cities have been “reclaimed by nature”. This ‘greener’ interpretation of the (now ubiquitous) post apocalypse recalls Ninja theory’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. As noted by CVG, Enslaved lead designer Mark Richard Davies now works with Naughty Dog. READ MORE
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