Hall of Game: The best games in which you play as an animal

These games feature animals, and allow players to play as them. Despite the fact that they are simple animals, the fact remains that the player is very attached to them, especially thanks to various human characteristics that allow them to transmit emotion.

In the same way that cinema or literature have been able to stage different characters, and by different we mean above all inhuman, video games have been able to offer players experiences making it possible to play, in particular, animals. If they do not necessarily speak, they do not necessarily offer less charisma. The proof with all the games featuring animals that we will discuss today, which are easily considered as classics.

Untitled Goose Game

An incredibly fun game
An incredibly fun game

Untitled Goose Game, released a little over a year ago, surprised everyone with its innovative side, the fact that it came out of nowhere, and especially by its incredibly fun concept.. We are a very common goose, unable to speak, but whose only goal is to annoy all the humans around. Basically, you play a goose like it’s a real life goose. A critical and popular success that no one saw coming, and which has certainly increased the popularity of geese around the world.

Okami

Breathtaking artistic direction
Breathtaking artistic direction

Okami allows the player to play as a Wolf, who is actually just the personification of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu. It’s an incredibly well-built Zelda-like, whether it’s level design or even art direction. This cel-shading style is becoming increasingly rare and allows us to remember that already at the time, we were making games of unthinkable beauty.

Donkey Kong Country

The timeless
The timeless

If Donkey Kong Country is rarely the first game that today’s gamers have been able to play as children, it often happens that it is the one that allowed them to fall in love with video games.. Thanks to its revolutionary graphics for the time, its infallible gameplay and above all the charisma of the Donkey Kong monkey that we embody, it has become a timeless classic of video games.

Star Fox 64

A game that is remembered
A game that is remembered

Imagine Star Wars, except instead of Luke Skywalker you have a fox. As Han Solo, a falco. Roughly speaking, this is what Star Fox was to all the kids of the 90s. Star Fox 64 has stuck in the minds of a lot of gamers and for a simple reason: at the time it was one of the best Space Opera-style games so adored by a lot of geeks.. All while featuring a toad, a rabbit, a dog or a bird …

Sonic The Hedgehog

A hedgehog that goes very, very fast
A hedgehog that goes very, very fast

We tend to forget him because he does not really look like the animal that allowed his inspiration, but Sonic is indeed a hedgehog. Ok, it’s blue. Ok, he has red shoes. Ok, he goes super fast, which is not necessarily the case with real hedgehogs. But the fact remains that in fact, Sonic “The Hedgehog” is well inspired by the animal which rolls up in a ball if it senses danger. One of the best games of the 90s, without a doubt, to the point where it was one of the only mascots to succeed in reaching the level of Mario in the customs of the time.

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Those side missions that weren’t worth it

Imagine spending 3 hours on a side quest to finally realize that you win almost nothing. To think that this wasted time has been taken from you forever …

Usually, when we start a side quest, we do it by telling ourselves that we are going to be rewarded in some way (whether it’s better stuff, experience or anything else that can make our adventure more fun). In any case, we do not expect to have to sometimes spend several hours on the same mission to finally say that it was not worth it at all. However, some side quests offered in some excellent games do exactly that: we spend hours doing something that in the end will not bring us any rewards. Perhaps this is an allegory of life: not everything you do in life will necessarily lead to something …

Follow the Korogu – The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild

A pretty boring mission
A pretty boring mission

Of course, we’re talking about one of the most awful quests in Zelda Breath of The Wild, which involves you following a Korogu through the woods for a few minutes without being seen, so that it brings you to a sanctuary. The problem is, you’re going to get caught, and more than once. The main reason is that the infiltration is not very well dosed in BOTW. If in the end you win the right to visit a shrine, you still feel like you’ve wasted your time.

Mission of the Flower – Hollow Knight

An incredibly frustrating mission
An incredibly frustrating mission

Hollow Knight’s side quest “Delicate Flower” is an example of frustration. You have to carry this flower from the top of the map, to its very depths, without ever being hit once, without being able to rest on a bench and without using teleportation! In other words, an extremely difficult mission which would be ok if we won something cool at the end … No, we only win a game of mask (it takes three to gain a heart of life). .

Finding a job – Fable II

The bartender in action
The bartender in action

In Fable II, making money can be tricky at times. So to make some change, you will have to work, as in real life. There are many choices available, ranging from bartender to blacksmith, but in absolutely all cases, these jobs are in fact simple, super silly and boring mini-games to complete. It’s so frustrating, just for the simple “realist” side: “you have to work to make money”. Yes, except that we are playing a game there …

Biggoron’s Sword – The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

A cool reward, for a side quest that is as long and complex as possible
A cool reward, for a side quest that is as long and complex as possible

If the reward for this side quest, namely Biggoron’s sword, is a nice little addition to your arsenal in The Legend of Zelda Ocarina Of Time, all you need to do to collect it is really not worth the effort. We’re talking about a long series of steps that can easily take you 3 hours, without laughing. It’s cool for those who like to do 100%, but for the others, we invite them to go their way.

Complete a bunch of side missions to get the real ending – MGS V The Phantom Pain

A laborious end with loads of missions to accomplish
A laborious end with loads of missions to accomplish

What’s worse than completing a side quest that gets you zero rewards? Complete lots of side quests that bring you a completely zero final reward! After having done 80% of the game, Metal Gear Solid V asks you to perform a whole bunch of super boring missions, in order to have the possibility of discovering the real end of the game. A good way to reduce the rise in tension to nothing .

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Apex Legends: Season 6 is full of new things

Season 6 of Apex Legends is approaching and Respawn once again plans to bring a lot of new gameplay.

While Apex Legends’ crossplatform is now very close, this is far from the only major project at Respawn regarding its Battle Royale. Upon its release in February 2019, Apex Legends offered unprecedented mechanics for the genre, such as being able to resuscitate our allies with stations, a system that was later picked up in other games of the same genre. Some people tend to call Apex a “dead game”, but season 5 has created a real renewed interest and represents for Respawn that of all records. Bigger peak of players, better retention of its community… Before the arrival of season 6, Respawn gave us a detailed presentation of what awaits us and answered some of our questions.

Crafting is coming

For season 6, Respawn greatly innovates its gameplay with a new crafting system which had been mentioned a few weeks ago without details. Respawn explained to us that the goal was to allow players who prefer to loot and who play less aggressively to have a better chance of survival. You can pick up a small amount of materials each time you open a crate or in specific random spots for larger amounts. These resources will not be shared with the other members of their team, but everyone can collect the same amount of materials on the same spot. These resources will not take an inventory slot and will be kept if you ever die and are brought back into the game.

Replicators will be very important
Replicators will be very important

In addition to life stations, we will now have “replicators” which will give access to a crafting table where you can use your materials to improve your evo-shield (we will now all have an evo shield at the start of the game), craft weapons or healing items. No gold items at the moment but Respawn has told us that this is not excluded in the future, but the replicators will especially a daily or weekly rotation system depending on the objects. What to orient the pool of weapons that Respawn wants to privilege, but it is less certain that this idea of ​​rotations appeals to the players, who could see it as a constraint.

The other novelties

The Volt SMG
The Volt SMG

Outside the new character Rampart, which will allow you to place small shields and use a large machine gun, the World’s Edge map will undergo a lot of changes with large Hammond Industries complexes all over the map and doors that we can lock to better defend ourselves. There will be no more trains on the map but the tunnels along the track will now have small caves where you will find unused cars. On the weapon side, TitanFall fans will be able to find the beloved Volt SMG, a new energy weapon. And to encourage us to play with it, the very popular R-99 will only be found in drops, allowing Devotion to return to base weapons at the same time. Side scenario, Respawn saw less ambitious than for season 5 and lore’s chests will just give access to little comics. The last important addition is purely cosmetic and these are holographic sprays that we can place in-game, but we do not yet know if they will be paid or if we can find in Apex packs.

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Xbox Series X: Console Release Date Mistakenly Leaked By Microsoft?

Only a few hours before Microsoft’s presentation, we learn thanks to a leak the date on which the Xbox Series X should be released!

It’s been a few months now that we have been entitled to a little game of crossover between Sony and Microsoft concerning their new generation consoles planned for the end of the year. We first saw the presentation of the Xbox Series X last December, then a presentation of some of the games planned for the new Microsoft console. Sony jumped in immediately by presenting the technical capabilities of the PS5, as well as the design and games planned for a little later (last June). And now we know that Microsoft is planning a presentation of new games for later today. Until now, the release date of the consoles as well as their price had remained secret. But now, a leak from Microsoft would just unveil the release date of the Xbox Series X, a few hours from the presentation of the console.

The date announced in advance?
The date announced in advance? – Credit (s): Xbox

So, It’s been a few months since Sega announced that its game Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be available on the same day of the release of the Xbox Series X. Problem: we learn today via the Microsoft Store that this same game will be available from November 13, 2020 on Xbox One and PC. And, if we are to believe Sega’s statements so far, there is a good chance that the game will be available on Xbox Series X as early as November 13th. In other words, if we consider this information, the release date of the Xbox Series X is therefore scheduled for November 13, 2020. There is no doubt that we should learn more tonight, during the official presentation of new games for the Xbox Series X at 6 p.m.

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Those kinda ridiculous things that we all did as players

When we love video games, we don’t count! Sometimes to such an extent that we can do things considered shameful, just to have the pleasure of saying: “I did it”!

Like any passion, video games can lead even the most zealous gamers to do somewhat absurd things. Yet, even though it may sound absurd, most of the time, we tell ourselves it was totally worth it. That’s what happens when you have such an all-consuming passion: to the rest of the world, you may look silly, but to us, it feels like you’ve done something right. And after all, that’s what’s most important!

Say you’re sick / take a day off to play a game

Finally, when you have a setup like this ...
Finally, when you have a setup like this …

The classic. We have all necessarily done it at least once. We have been waiting for this game for 6 months, we have known the release date for 3 months, and obviously, you have planned everything for the day it arrives so that you can spend the whole day, cuddly on your sofa to enjoy it. Whether it’s a day off, or even a false illness to avoid going to school … we’ve all done it.

Take a stand on the console war

A war that doesn't really make sense
A war that doesn’t really make sense

If you really care about console warfare and take a stand on it whenever the opportunity arises, maybe you need to revisit your priorities.. After all, every console has its pros and cons, and will suit a certain type of gamer. But again, we all have our favorite consoles, and that’s totally normal!

Wait until midnight to nab a Day One game / console

Queue for PS4
Queue for PS4

We have already been talking to you for months about the next console, or the next game that will sell by the millions. Obviously, you’re hyped, and the fear of running out of stock before you can nab your sesame makes you splurge. For example, wait for 6 hours in a row in front of your favorite specialty store to hope to nab the very first consoles available the day of the release.

Spend money on ingame skin / cosmetic

An example of a page that pushes you to consume
An example of a page that pushes you to consume

Frankly, let’s face it, having the latest fashionable skin on your favorite mobile / online game isn’t very useful. Simply because it doesn’t improve your skill. But still, a good skin is a pleasure. But hey, it’s still useless to buy something virtual that does nothing, except to show that you have money to put in there … Finally a small skin, anyway …

Traverse an entire map just to nab a completely useless collector’s item

The kind of thing we do in Skyrim for example
The kind of thing we do in Skyrim for example

The problem with that is not necessarily the fact of doing it, it is above all the fact of telling yourself that you could have spent those 30 minutes looking for a completely useless collector’s item to do something maybe. be a little more productive. Your homework, for example, or sports? No, you absolutely needed this thing that is useless! But we’re not going to lie to each other: we’ve all done it, and we will certainly continue to do so.

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Playstation Plus: the list of games offered in August unveiled

Now is the time to check out the list of games offered in August for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Prepare to host two very different kinds of productions.

After a nice selection of games for the PS Plus for the month of July, what does the next few weeks have in store for us? The first title to integrate the free games catalog is still quite recent since it is about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign, released last March. For those who are not in the know, this is the updated version of the famous single player campaign released in 2009. This is an opportunity to relive the classic missions “Perilous escalade”, “The gulag” and “Whiskey Hotel” in high definition. As a reminder, the story of the game takes as a frame a conflict between the United States and Russia, all against the backdrop of an international plot.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

The second title of August offers a very different atmosphere. The party-game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout joined the PS Plus catalog. Edited by Devolver, it brings together no less than 60 online players in an ultra-dynamic race strewn with obstacles and challenges to overcome. Only one winner may wear the crown. Note that these two games will be available in the PlayStation Plus service starting tomorrow and until August 31st.

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The port of a Zelda game appeared on Amazon

Zelda fans, this new rumor is for you. An episode of 2011 appeared on the English store of Amazon, before being finally deleted. Has the site sold the wick a little too soon?

It was last year, during E3 20019, that we learned that Nintendo was preparing a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For now, still no release date, and fans of the saga may find the time a little long. So is the publisher preparing a little something for us just to be patient? This weekend, an article appeared on Amazon UK raised a lot of hopes. The portage of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch was entitled to a product sheet on the store, before disappearing a few moments later. Simple mistake or real leak?

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Owners of a Wii or a Wii U should remember this episode well. Released in 2011, it was certainly not the most popular in the license, but it was well liked by gamers and critics alike. Side scenario, we teach you nothing, Link is responsible for once again delivering Princess Zelda. This whole little program was also about fighting evil forces and flying on the back of a celestial. It remains to be seen whether Nintendo actually plans to offer the episode to us on Nintendo Switch. POur reminder, another title from the past has been made official, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, whose info and trailer have been shared with you.. And if you’re looking for a cool RPG for the summer, take a look at our CrossCode review, an indie gaming experience not to be missed.

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When the weapon you are given in the introduction is the most powerful in the game

Rather than having to stuff yourself with a sword and wooden shield early in the game, these games give you the best weapon right from the start!

We would tend to think, and this is the case in most RPGs for example, that the weapon we are given at the beginning is the most rotten in the game, just to force the player to grind towards devastating skies. . Usually, you start with a wooden sword and a plastic shield, until you reach Excalibur at the end of the game. The games we are going to discuss here take things differently: rather than having a useless weapon at the start, you simply get the best weapon in the game! It’s kind of funny, but most of the time it’s a mechanic that works well, as you can see with most of the following games.

FF VII Remake

A versatile weapon
A versatile weapon

It is the iconic weapon of Cloud, the hero of Final Fantasy VII. It is also the weapon that the charismatic character benefits from from the start of the game. And for many it’s also the best, simply because it’s the most versatile: it offers excellent physical damage, but also good magical damage.. Overall, it’s suitable for all situations, which is not necessarily the case with the rest of Cloud’s arsenal.

The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall

A dagger that hurts, very badly
A dagger that hurts, very badly

At the start of Daggerfall, the player is given a whole bunch of somewhat cryptic questions. Depending on the player’s responses, the game offers a few pieces of equipment to start their adventure. If you answer in a certain way, you may even be entitled to one of the most powerful weapons in the game: the Ebony Dagger.. It does incredible damage, and even if we find more powerful later, it will take hours and hours to find more impressive.

Dead space

A particularly fierce weapon
A particularly fierce weapon

If you can benefit from several weapons during your adventure in Dead Space, the Plasma Cutter is undoubtedly the most important of all, and you get them right from the start of the game.. Its main role? Reduce alien motor limbs to mush to make them completely limp. The Plasma Cutter is so important that some enemies can only be defeated by using it.

tomb Raider

Rather practical, finally
Rather practical, finally

We are talking here about the very first Tomb Raider game, released on PS1 in 1996. If usually, we do not imagine an archaeologist walking around with a gun, Lara Croft has two on her. While she finds other weapons throughout her adventure, none are as practical as her dual pistols: it is the only weapon that allows him to shoot in one direction while looking in another. Plus, they have infinite ammo!

Gears of War

Rather diabolical as a weapon, no?
Rather diabolical as a weapon, no?

The Lanzor from Gears of War is a bit like the bayonet of the future. In addition to being able to make precise and powerful shots from a distance, the Lanzor benefits from a little extra trick in the event of melee combat: a chainsaw incorporated below the barrel.. If other weapons offer more fun during the adventure, none reach the level of the Lanzor, which has since become the emblematic weapon of the license.

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PS5: Video demonstration of the DualSense controller

If you wanted to see the DualSense in action, this was the live one to watch this week. Geoff Keighley tested the pad live to give us a better look. Video and recap.

Last April, the DualSense was unveiled for the very first time in the public eye. The PlayStation 5 pad is now the subject of a more detailed presentation alongside Geoff Keighley. The journalist and presenter launched a live this Friday at 6 p.m. to test the controller live, and to interview Eric Lempel, PlayStation’s global marketing manager. And the game put to the test is none other than the title Astro Playroom, sold with the PS5. But Keighley first took the time to praise the new experiences that DualSense provides. The controller offers the haptic feedback supposed to improve the immersion and the sensations of the player, as with the traditional vibrations. Moreover, for the triggers, we should feel the difference even better thanks to more dynamic tension.

The DualSense
The DualSense

The Astro Playroom demo therefore focused on this famous haptic feedback. Keighley uses the touchpad to make his first jump, tilts the pad and uses the tension of the triggers to perform certain movements. The wind blows through the speaker, and the controller feels a light storm. In any case, this is the journalist’s impressions. During his Interview, Lempel, Global Marketing Manager, continued to support these benefits. he added that PS5 preorders weren’t ready to arrive. “You will be officially notified” when it does, he says.

The DualSense
The DualSense

To summarize, during its reveal, the DualSense made its small impact with PlayStation players, unveiling a futuristic design and quite different from its predecessors. With its two-tone look, it is a bit larger than the DualShock 4. Other changes should be noted: The “Share” button has been replaced by the “Create” button, the angle of the triggers is adjusted, and the buttons are transparent. Also, the lightbar at the front has disappeared, and the Micro-USB socket gives way to a socket Usb-c. On the functional side, we therefore recall the haptic feedback and the more dynamic tension. And for the first time, the pad incorporates a microphone. Also count on the return of the touchpad, a jack and a rechargeable battery. And for more PlayStation news, we learned a few days ago that Sony was preparing more PS5s than expected to avoid out of stock.

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Mortal Shell, Rogue Legacy 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator … JV releases for the week of August 17th

We come back to all the important JV releases planned between today and August 24th. And for the first time in a while, we have something to eat, and for all tastes!

Mortal Shell

Mortal Shell, Rogue Legacy 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator ... JV releases for the week of August 17th

A new quality Souls-Like?

Mortal Shell was presented a few weeks ago, and has established itself as the most anticipated Dark-Souls Like of this year 2020. Be careful, this time, it’s not From Software, but Cold Symmetry who took care of the development of this game which seems to offer a very special, very dark atmosphere. Like the Dark Souls games, Mortal Shell will feature gameplay emphasizing reflexes and die & retry. It will be available starting tomorrow, August 18, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Rogue Legacy 2

Mortal Shell, Rogue Legacy 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator ... JV releases for the week of August 17th

The return of a great game

Rogue Legacy was released 7 years ago, a game that quickly became one of the references of Rogue Like alongside games like Binding of Isaac or Enter the Gungeon. Here it is making its comeback for a second opus which broadly resumes what made the success of the first episode: exploration of a procedural and random world, with the possibility of choosing his heirs and their particular attributes as soon as one dies, to resume a new run. Rogue Legacy 2 will be available tomorrow on PC, and a little later on consoles.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Mortal Shell, Rogue Legacy 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator ... JV releases for the week of August 17th

The ultimate flight simulation

If you love airplanes, and have always dreamed of flying but unfortunately do not benefit from a 10/10 view for each eye, then the Microsoft Flight Simulator series is undoubtedly a of the best options available for everyone. From August 18, we will thus be entitled to a new opus of the flight simulation franchise, which promises an even more engaging immersion and ever more realistic graphics.

Battletoads

Mortal Shell, Rogue Legacy 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator ... JV releases for the week of August 17th

A reboot that pleases

It’s hard to remember, but Battletoads was one of Rare’s early misdeeds, long before Donkey Kong Country. At the time, it was an extremely difficult game, but it has nevertheless gained a certain cult status over the years. And now the series is back on August 20, on Steam or Xbox One. The opportunity with this reboot to discover for those passed by the characters of Rash, Pimple and Zitz.

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