Oh, what a beautiful Monday it is here in Winnipeg. The kinda Monday where cold coffee is widely accepted and dreams of snowfall are close at hand. The sky is blue, sidewalks are melting and the birds are singing tales of their journey to Valhalla. OH, and it’s New Release day! I assume thats why you’re here.
This week we again have a solid line-up of games that you should either check out or play.
First up we have KYN, a fantastic action-adventure RPG set in a world of Viking mythology. I don’t know what more you can ask for from a game, other than those two things. Battling ice giants and fist-fighting trolls is what we all live for, right?
In KYN you’ll get to experience that and more. Imagine this if you will: a beautifully-built magic realm full of Vikings. where you’ll get to unlock the mysteries of the land by exploring ancient ruins, solving puzzles, and wandering blasted landscapes and snow-capped mountains. The gameplay is a hybrid, where tactical RPG meets fancy hack-and-slash with real-time action. You’ll be able to leverage the world around you to create traps, engineer a defence, build up areas for special attacks, and — when needed — utilize a slow-motion feature to direct your heroes to carry out tactics in battle. This gives you the edge as you’ll be able to outsmart your enemies with your Viking intellect.
But that’s not all! You can party up with up to six playable characters, obviously with full customization, and each warrior can be outfitted to suit your needs for gloruious battle.
And yes, there is a crafting and loot system for you hoarders out there.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4
For those of you who didn’t know, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 pulled a classic jump scare on us and arrived early.
This is the fourth and seemingly final chapter in the Five Nights series. I say this because the game’s description literally says “In the last chapter of Five Nights at Freddy’s original story…” This only makes me believe we’ll see spin offs, merch and possibly a Warner Brothers movie deal; I’m expecting “Weekend at Foxy’s” or “Mid Tuesday Afternoon’s at Chica’s”
So, this is it, Heart Attack Simulator 2K15, the cheese on the pizza, the 20th day with Freddy, what else could go wrong? Am I right? We’ve literally been through hell and back with the series. Most of us can’t play the game without wearing a pair of Depends or praying to every God of every religion we know.
Chapter Four promises nothing more than the need for all of these and to answer all of the unanswered questions, only to leave you asking for more.
This time, Terror has followed you home and you best be wearing those free samples I just hooked you up with. In this final chapter, you must once again defend yourself against the animatronics Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and even worse things that lurk in the shadows. Worse yet, you play as a child (whose role is unknown to us).
Your only protection, aside from your prayers, is a flashlight. You’ll need this to scare away the many things that may be creeping at the far end of halls, or to ward off the unwanted creatures that may venture into your closet or into your bed behind you. But be warned, you’ll need to listen… if something has crept too close, shining lights in its eyes will be your end.
So if your body is ready and your bowels are empty we highly recommend checking this out!
In closing we have a unique sports game coming down the pipes, Absolute Drift. Coming at us with the sole purpose of teaching yo how to drift in three game modes, Drifting, Mountain Drifting and Driftkhana, Absolute Drift will have over 24 levels of gameplay, up to 5 free-roaming areas all with unique levels and themes, online leaderboards, full controller support and 3+ hours of ‘clean’ Drum & Bass music by C41 and NYTE.
What does all of this mean?
In Absolute Drift you will master the art of drifting, or die trying. It’s that simple.
Until you drift in for more new games next week, this is Orion, signing off.
Orion is a Contributing Editor and self-proclaimed Field Correspondent for aybonline.com. A lover of cats, buttons, and firm handshakes, his opinions are his own.