Games 2016: inspiring a new beginning
There was a time when, after the Christmas and new year, the gaming industry went on a long vacation. Most of the publishers were doing everything possible to make their leading game appeared immediately after American thanksgiving, hoping for strong sales during the traditional «Black Friday» and the subsequent Christmas shopping. However, for many of them this practice was not very profitable – drowned in the cacophony of the many (and usually strong) gaming products, a pretty good game just not getting enough attention and stayed out of the media noise. As a result, publishers used a much more reasonable practice to run their games on the market. The impending 2016 will probably be one of the most striking evidence of how much has changed the world of video games, because at the very beginning, we will flood wave, to put it mildly, impressive long-awaited game. That’s what the game scene will delight in January and February.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Release: January 2016
After the shock debut on Xbox One as a temporary exclusive, the second part of the restart of the franchise Tomb Raider is going to leave on the PC. In this stunning sequel, the story continues a year after the events on the ill-fated island of Yamatai. Lara follows in his father’s footsteps in search of the lost city of Kitezh and the secrets of immortality.
Decorated in the typical style of Crystal Dynamics, Rise of the Tomb Raider will offer a dynamic, breathtaking action adventure, challenging puzzles and, as they say evil tongues, slightly disappointing main villain.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Release: January 15, 2016
This is very belated, but certainly looking forward to a console port for PC. Dragon’s Dogma appeared 4 years ago for the previous generation consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360), and a year later the game was released in an expanded and augmented version (Dark Arisen).
Now Capcom is preparing to recreate the game in the Windows version with the revised vision, your 2016. However, you should not rely on the visual representation of the level of The Witcher 3 or the aforementioned Tomb Raider. Rather, we should expect a truly original gameplay concept and huge open for exploration dark fantasy world with a pretty interesting and fresh ideas. Especially interesting is the so-called the Pawn system, whereby at any time you can hire and manage three additional characters who modeled in his image and likeness, so as to enrich the possibilities of the protagonist.
Release: 5 February 2016
After the phenomenal success of the restart gold tactical classics of the 90-ies of the last century, a sequel was only a matter of time. Firaxis Games, however, firmly decided that they will not do «Enemy Unknown with more colorful graphics.» Instead, the Studio will offer a completely different approach, the idea and the concept. Years after the alien invasion of aliens will not only not winning (contrary to the finals the previous section), and Vice versa – the planet will be captured, and a human society fully integrated into the demonic plans of foreign invaders. The role of religious organizations XCOM will be reduced to guerrilla resistance, which, however, has its undoubted advantages – for example, in the second part of the game attack of the aliens will always be unexpected for them, and not Vice versa as in the previous XCOM. In addition, Firaxis saying that the battle will be more difficult, and the options for the development of the commandos in the squad will be much more rich and diverse.
Release: 9 Feb 2016
One of the most enjoyable and original of surprises this year at E3. It’s a cute, extremely creative and unique puzzle-platformer about a young man Yarni. Character made of wool – hence the name of the game (Unravel – unravel). Your way of Yarni is doing through the wonderful world of levels using red thread to solve various puzzles.
Release: 9 Feb 2016
Another very different from the rest of its specific atmosphere of the game. The main character is a man named Henry, who went to work high in the mountains to be saved from their chaotic, full of setbacks of life. In the role of a Ranger protecting the woods from fire, he spends his days in the company of wild animals, and his only link with civilization is the voice Dilali, sounding every day of his service station. The game will offer a unique combination of unique atmosphere and original vision.
Street Fighter V
Release: 16 February 2016
Each new release of Street Fighter is an event for lovers of so-called fighting games, and a new part 5 is no exception. The fighting style is very similar to that of Street Fighter III, but with some new modifications. For example, will the new V-Gauge energy resource that is generated when the fighter gets attacks. It will serve to power a new class of defensive skills (V-Reversals and V-Triggers), unique for each of the available characters. Their total number is 16; 4 character will be completely new, created specifically for Street Fighter V.
Release: 16 February 2016
Global strategy in real time go very infrequently, and good games in this genre – at all a rarity. Stellaris promises surprises in this respect – at least because it is one of the most popular strategic studies is a Paradox – the creators of the series Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis.
The action of the game takes place in space, the Stellaris world is procedurally generated. In other words, the experience that the game will provide every single gamer will be completely different – a unique planetary system, a unique alien race with which to trade, to fight and to conduct diplomacy.
Far Cry Primal
Release: 23 February 2016
In early 2016, will see the light one very interesting experiment that goes beyond the usual. Many fans of Far Cry 4 though and love the game left a little disappointed that its concept is almost literally repeated itself the third part. Many even joked that Far Cry 4 is Far Cry 3, lost in the Himalayas. Ubisoft Montreal seem to have taken note of this and this time they are going to offer to fans of the series something completely different – a Far Cry game that takes place in prehistoric times.
Get ready for spears, bows, mammoths and sabre-tooth tigers. Gamers will journey through the prehistoric jungle and a meeting with our ancestors, which today we call «the stone men». All this is very different from what we’ve seen so far in the Far Cry series.