COD Mobile Vs PUBG Mobile – Which Is Better?

A lot of people have been playing COD Mobile recently while it was in closed beta, and the game is actually pretty good. Not only does it have the same Battle Royale as PUBG, but it also has a ton of other game modes if you want some variety. With COD Mobile soon coming back in open beta, many have been asking what the differences between the two big games are, and which game will be more fun with friends.

Graphics

Firstly, let’s talk about the graphics – Both games look good on phones, but for my preference, COD Mobile looks a bit sharper. It only has one map in the Battle royale mode, but it has a lot more maps in the different games modes and all of it adds a lot of variety to how the game looks.

Gameplay

Next is the gameplay, and this is probably what will mean the most to players. PUBG Mobile leans more towards a more realistic military feel, while COD Mobile is a lot more arcadish. You move a lot faster in COD mobile and the gameplay is lot more frantic. If you prefer a more tactical and slow approach, PUBG Mobile is more suited for you. However, if you prefer a faster gameplay style, COD Mobile is easily the best in the genre. Weapons feel tight and accurate, and the movement is really fluid.

Stability

Anyone who has played PUBG Mobile for a good amount of time will know that the game has terrible optimization. Fun as the game is, it has a lot of performance issues, and the game constantly drops frames below 60. COD Mobile, however is super smooth, and runs at 60 FPS without any lag at all. This alone made me want to play a lot more of COD Mobile over PUBG Mobile. Picking up items and opening doors always felt janky in PUBG Mobile, while it’s really responsive in COD Mobile, and it feels great.

Game Modes

The biggest difference between COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile are the game modes. Both games have the popular Battle Royale game mode that is all the craze right now. However, in COD Mobile Battle Royale, you can drive even more vehicles and even fly a helicopter. This is a lot more fun, and gives you more options to chase down enemies. You can also jump off the helicopter and redeploy the glider to land safely. Apart from the Battle Royale mode, COD has lot of other popular multiplayer modes like Free For All and Deathmatch, with a lot of different maps. This is a big difference from PUBG Mobile, which does have a few ther modes, but feels really lacking in comparison. This variety is also refreshing, and is a good reason for you to keep playing the game and get some good practise with the shooting, even if you get bored of the Battle Royale mode.

Conclusion

Overall, it really feels like COD Mobile is a more refined version of PUBG Mobile, and players will have a lot of fun playing it. It’s not that COD Mobile will be a PUBG killer, but it sure will give it some tough competition. Almost everyone I know who plays PUBG Mobile has great things to say about COD Mobile, and said that they would rather play COD Mobile over PUBG.

Have you been playing COD Mobile? Which game are you enjoying more COD or PUBG?

My Friend Pedro – Insane Action S Rank Gameplay

Alright, stop, and look at this!

This is My Friend Pedro and it is awesome. It’s a fast paced side shooter with slow motion mechanic. Your character sees a Banana in his imagination, which tells him to kill everyone in order to escape the facility where he has been held prisoner.

What follows is some of the most insane over the top action I have ever seen in a video game – slow motion, back flips, bike chases, shooting while dangling off ropes, shooting while riding a skateboard, shooting while dodging bullets coming in from every direction – it’s just [email protected]#king rad!

Space Invaders: Invincible Collection announced for Switch

Taito has announced Space Invaders: Invincible Collection (title tentative) for Switch, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. It will launch in 2020 in Japan.

Weekly Famitsu has a four-page feature on the collection, which introduces at six titles included in the standard and special editions, including Space Cyclone, which is being ported to console for the first time. The magazine also has an interview with original Space Invaders developer Tomohiro Nishikado and Space Invaiders: Invincible Collection producer Yuuichi Toyama.

Visit the teaser website here.

Darksiders: Genesis – 24 minutes of E3 2019 gameplay

From the dawn of creation, THE COUNCIL has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are THE HORSEMEN, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.

Still reeling from the events on Eden, WAR and STRIFE have been given a new assignment — LUCIFER, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.

DARKSIDERS: GENESIS is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of DARKSIDERS before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman STRIFE.

Features:

  • Blast angels and demons as the gunslinging Horseman Strife, playable for the first time
  • Swap between the powerful swordsman War and Strife instantly in frenetic, single-player gameplay
  • Explore the epic world of Darksiders and wreak havoc with a friend in two-player cooperative mode
  • Experience a brand new story campaign that takes place before the original Darksiders, exploring the origin of the Seven Seals
  • Grow in strength and power as you collect items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores and more

Commandos 2 HD Remaster announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and tablets

Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Yippee Entertainment have announced Commandos 2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC (Steam), Mac, Linux, iPad, and Android tablets. It will launch in Q4 2019.

The game will feature updated graphics and enhanced controls “for the best possible performance on modern gaming platforms,” according to Kalypso Media.

Here is an overview of the game, via Kalypso Media:

In Commandos 2 HD Remaster, take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of notoriously demanding missions set in World War II. In this genre-defining classic, explore interactive environments and use your commandos’ unique skillsets to complete your mission against seemingly impossible odds.

Praetorians HD Remaster announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Torus Games have announced Praetorians HD Remasterfor PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). It will launch in Q4 2019.

The game will feature updated graphics and enhanced controls “for the best possible performance on modern gaming platforms,” according to Kalypso Media.

Here is an overview of the game, via Kalypso Media:

In Praetorians HD Remaster, take your place in an emerging Roman Empire by proving your worth on the battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and the heart of the Empire itself in Italy, in a crusade to become Emperor. Combine your units, master their varied skillsets and exploit the weaknesses of your enemies to emerge victorious. But beware – the closer you get to the Emperor, the closer you get to facing the infamous Praetorian Guard.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered announced for PS4, PC alongside original version for Switch

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 have announced Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered for PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam), and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witchfor Switch. Both titles will launch worldwide on September 20. The PlayStation 4 and Switch versions will be released both physically and digitally.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is an enhanced version of the 2013-released RPG featuring upgraded graphics, while the non-remastered Switch version is a port of the original release. Here are the details, via Bandai Namco:

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on PlayStation 4 and PC features brilliant new visual enhancements, letting PlayStation 4 players enjoy the game at 1080p resolution and with a super-smooth frame rate of 60 frames per second. PlayStation 4 Pro users can also opt for true 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, or 1440p at 60 frames per second.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on Nintendo Switch is the first handheld iteration of the acclaimed title, letting Switch players experience the game in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second in TV mode at home, or in handheld mode on-the-go. The game retains its original dynamic fight system, combining real-time action and turn-based tactical elements, as well as the dozens of locations and hundreds of creatures that comprise the vast universe of Ni no Kuni.

Originally developed by Level-5, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’s story unfolds through animation storyboarded and created by the legendary Studio Ghibli, with music composed by award-winning musician Joe Hisaishi. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch tells the charming yet tragic story of Oliver, a young boy who embarks on a journey to another world in the hope of bringing back his mother following a tragic incident. With a copy of the Wizard’s Companion in hand and his pal Drippy by his side, Oliver must traverse exotic lands to tame familiars, take on malevolent foes, and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother’s salvation.

Pre-orders are available now at the Bandai Namco Store (PlayStation 4Switch).

Closers for PS4 now available in Japan

The PlayStation 4 version of Closers is now available for download via the Japanese PlayStation Store.

At the time of writing, the server is currently undergoing maintenance, so the game itself is not yet playable. Update 06/12/19 at 1:35 a.m.: Service is now in operation.

Closers is a free-to-play side-scroller action MMORPG developed by Naddic Games. The PlayStation 4 version is published by Laplace in Japan. An English version of the game is available now on Steam.

Octopath Traveler Is What Final Fantasy Fans Were Actually Waiting For

Octopath Traveler immediately hooks you with its “HD-2D” style graphics, and immerses you further with the varied and interesting characters, gorgeous locations, fun battle system and an amazing soundtrack. Originally released last year for the Nintendo Switch, this JRPG gem has finally made it to the PC. Many called it the true Final Fantasy sequel fans were waiting for it, and in a sense they are right. Octopath Traveler is fantastic.

The name itself gives away that there are eight paths for you to embark upon. This comes by means of asking you to pick one of eight starting characters, each with their own back story, unique class, abilities and personality. As you progress, you come across the other characters and can add them to your party of heroes. Picking different a different starting character gives you a somewhat different mission structure, and really different approach to the combat. Your interactions with NPCs and side characters also change up accordingly.

Firstly, the game looks absolutely gorgeous – there’s a beautiful tilt shift effect that makes the 2D style looks 3D, and brings the world to life. Backgrounds are gorgeously drawn and animated, and the character designs are really endearing. The locations are also varied – sandy beaches, snowy mountains, deserts, and so on. The visual effects that bring these regions to life are truly breathtaking.

Each of the characters you can play as has their own story to tell, and all of them are fairly different since they all don’t have the same end goal. There’s no real big bad to bring down, so the story feels grounded, if a bit anti-climactic. There are some really powerful moments in between for all characters, and it’s worth going back and playing as one of the other characters once you’re done with a playthrough. It is also possible to miss out on meeting certain characters in a single playthrough, making replaying the game an even more appealing option.

Exploring the world is also fun – NPCs can give you some basic quests, but going about is enjoyable and some of the simpler missions makes these NPCs more real, instead of everything feeling grandiose at all times. Paths along the main roads will often split up, leading to caves and other regions to explore. Regardless of the rewards, exploration feels really satisfying, given the beauty of the world.

The combat is the main highlight here – it’s a really deep system that encourages experimentation, and looks really flashy. You need to study enemies, find weaknesses and exploit them using the right party member. It’s immensely fun and leaves you feeling really smart, especially after taking on a particularly tough enemy. The enemies themselves are varied enough to keep the combat engaging throughout. With the right mix of party members, unique skills and abilities, the combat in Octopath Traveler remains fresh through the game.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time with Octopath Traveler and I am not nearly done with all that the game has to offer. With it’s solid battle system, interesting narrative, wonderful characters, various abilities and absolutely gorgeous world, Octopath Traveler is a near masterpiece. My one complaint – it’s overpriced on PC.

Score – 9/10

Journey to the Savage Planet E3 2019 trailer

Publisher 505 Games and developer Tyhpoon Studios have released the E3 2019 trailer for first-person adventure and exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet.

The trailer teases player-driven gameplay, bright and colorful environments, and strange creatures.

Here is an overview of the game, via 505 Games:

Journey to the Savage Planet is an upbeat first-person adventure and exploration game set in a bright and colorful alien world filled with weird and wonderful creatures. As an employee of Kindred Aerospace, which proudly touts its rating as the “4th Best Interstellar Exploration Company,” players are dropped onto the uncharted planet AR-Y 26, deep in a fictitious, far-away corner of the universe. Launched with high hopes but little equipment and no real plan, players are invited to explore, catalog alien flora and fauna and determine if this strange planet is fit for human habitation.

Journey to the Savage Planet is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store in early 2020.