Right, as the title of the journal entry says, I've gone and pre-ordered two games today.
First one was Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Now, I didn't have much interest in the game prior, especially after the idiotic DLC campaign they had where the more pre-orders were registered at the game's official website, the more DLCs you would unlock but you could only pick one of the things that was unlocked and the worst part was that if they reached a certain number with pre-orders, everyone would get access to the game 2 or 3 days early.
Those that had been following gaming news know that Square Enix eventually took that down and changed it so that the DLCs in the whole thing are now available with the Day One editions.
Anyway, the game is a sequel to Human Revolution and you once again step into the boots of Adam Jensen who's now working with Interpol to help track down a group of augmented terrorists, the whole world's become a much darker place for those with augs after the Aug Incident that occurred near the end of Human Revolution with them being treated as sub-human and not as equals.
But Adam is secretly working with a group called the Juggernaut collective that wants to bring down the Illuminati for causing all this suffering that augs are going through which has also led to terrorism.
Jim Sterling had said in a video that it is more of Human Revolution, he had gotten a review copy of the PS4 version from Square Enix's PR people and apparently some of them are big fans of his show,but that isn't a bad thing since he loved that game and so do I.
Of course, Adam's gotten access to new augmentations that open up new ways for him to either lethal or nonlethal takedowns, his armblades can actually be launched like projectiles which can pin enemies to walls.
But one interesting nonlethal aug he's gotten is an electric charge he can unleash from his fists that can, if used properly by a player, knock out a room full of guards.
Here's the launch trailer for the game:
Interestingly, the game journalists that have gotten their review copies have said that there is a new game + mode which means that you will be able to play through the game again with the things you unlocked on your first playthrough, a nice feature that should be in most games like Deus Ex in my opinion.
And the second game I pre-ordered was Mother Russia Bleeds.
Its a very violent 2D retro-style beat'em up set in an alternate USSR where you play as one of four inmates that have to escape a prison and get revenge on the corrupt government that put them there.
The game's published by Devolver Digital, who most gamers are familiar with for publishing the Hotline Miami games as well as the Shadow Warrior reboot and its upcoming sequel, and its developed by a French game studio called Le Cartel Studio, apparently its their first game and it looks really damn promising.
Now the game is gonna feature co-op as you would expect from a beat'em up, it will be local only at launch but the developers have said that they are planning on adding online co-op later down the line which is nice since it seems to be possible to have four players at once.
Here's two trailers for the game, be warned as they're very VERY graphic:
Deus Ex is supposed to come out on the 23rd of August while Mother Russia Bleeds is due out on the 5th of September.
Oh and before I forget to mention this, I have also pre-ordered the upcoming Rise of Iron expansion for Destiny on the PS4.
It is gonna be the last expansion for the game as Bungie are currently working on Destiny 2 which is supposed to come out sometime next year, there are rumors going about that it may come to PC which would be really nice.
Anyway, Rise of Iron will have you help Lord Saladin in dealing with a plague that had been sealed away by him and his fellow Iron Lords several years ago, but its been uncovered by the House of Devils and now they're infecting themselves to become "gods" and they threaten everything.
The plague in question is called SIVA, its a nanomachine plague that the Iron Lords had discovered prior to the events of the game and tried to use for mankind's betterment, but it turned against them and they sacrificed themselves to contain it, all except Saladin who had tried to save his fellow Iron Lords from this cruel fate and he still laments over the loss of his comrades.
But now, it is up to you and all the other Guardians to join Saladin in the Plaguelands and stop the Devils and the SIVA plague from spreading.
This video here offers an indepth look at what we can expect in this last expansion:
The expansion is due for release on the 20th of September for both the PS4 and Xbox One, they're even releasing a Destiny Collection which comes with not only Rise of Iron but also all the other previous expansions for those that had been holding off on getting the game.