Alright, so I just was shown the gameplay trailer for Battlefield 1... I have to say, and I've never meant this more about a game in my life: this game looks amazing! This gameplay trailer is amazing...
Everything from the tanks to the planes look fantastic!
In an era where almost all of our shooting games are modern to futuristic, I think that DICE is taking a bold step in the genre by going to a completely different (and I think, underrepresented) time in history. Unlike speculative future technologies and politics, we have historical records to look at and draw inspiration from. There were so many impressive innovations during this time, tanks and machine guns probably being the most notable.
I mean look at some of these things:
Not to mention, the gas masks on these guys are haunting. The amount of atmosphere and alien feel DICE can get into this game is, I think, just as potentially strange as the stuff we see in the futuristic games. Many people in society today probably don't know too terribly much about WW1.
Zeppelins! Need I say more?
Here is the BF1 Announcement Trailer that came out not too long ago, check it out if you haven't seen it yet -and try to tell me you've never seen World War 1 ANYTHING look so exciting...
And finally, here is the Gameplay Trailer I boldly claimed was AMAZING up above.
So I think DICE has a chance for something great. If this game is received well we should very well see a change in the current settings of FPS games and a return to different theaters rather than futuristic jet packs, mechs, and near-future tech. While that is cool and all, I can only handle so much of essentially the same thing.
What do you think? Or what're you hoping for? Let me know in the comments below!
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Have a great day everyone,
Well, one of my favorite board games ever is Betrayal at the House on the Hill. You can see what I said about it here. Long story short, Betrayal places you and your friends in a haunted house. Players take turns exploring the mansion, each player laying down a new room. There are events, items, and omens. Every time you get an open you make a "haunt" roll, where if you roll a number equal to or lower than the number of omens among all players -the haunt starts. One of the players usually becomes a traitor and suddenly its 3-4 v 1. It's a hell of a lot of fun! The game comes with 50 different scenarios, making nearly every play through unique.
Well, I was overjoyed when I saw the news of the forthcoming expansion! "Widow's Walk".
Betrayal at the House on the Hill: Widow's Walk
Widow's Walk brings a plethora of new features to the game according to Avalon Hill. Is it safe to say that Avalon is the name of the hill the Betrayal house is on?!
The house on the hill has a wicked reputation. Those who dare to darken its door often leave steeped in madness and despair—if they leave at all.
Now the horror reaches new heights with Widow’s Walk—the first-ever expansion for the critically acclaimed board game Betrayal at House on the Hill. The house is expanded with the addition of 20 new rooms, including the roof, a previously unexplored floor. Also in its halls you will find new monsters, items, omens, events, and 50 brand-new haunts, penned by lead developer Mike Selinker’s all-star cast of contributors from the world of gaming and entertainment. In Widow’s Walk, terror and panic are taken to a whole new level.
Enter if you dare. Exit if you can.
So, from what I can see, it seems pretty exciting for an expansion.
-20 new rooms
-50 new haunts
-Addition of the house's roof.
-"a previously unexplored floor" (what might this be? basement's basement?)
List of contributors to the expansion (pretty impressive list from the game world):
If you'd like me to do a stream or video of Betrayal, I'd be happy to get one made with my gaming group.
Do you have any experience with Betrayal or another great game? Let me know about it in the comments or on twitter (@MattTaylor1776)
If you like streams check my friends and I out here as we play through Outlast. Check out TableTop below to see Betrayal!
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