Posted September 5, 2015 by Derek Vicente in Gaming

THIS WEEK IN VIDEO GAMES: Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid 5, Final Fantasy XV, and many more

September is here and we are getting closer and closer to Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, and many more. We are guessing that the final four months won’t disappoint, considering how large and ambitious these IPs are. Before we arrive at the point when our vacation leaves have already dried up, let’s take a look back at some gaming news that made  us happy, concerned, disappointed, perplexed, and lastly, happier.

Fallout 4 Screenshot

I can talk to you using 13,000 unique dialogues, dog!

Fallout 4 has more than 111,000 unique character dialogues

We tried to stay away from Fallout 4 after its announcement at E3. The biggest entry into the Fallout series had us concerned: Will Fallout 4 suffer from large doses of game-breaking bugs like New Vegas? We think it will, but Bethesda won’t warm the benches for too long and fix radioactive errors once they appear. Fallout 4 is still our most anticipated game of the year despite our heavy silence.

Fallout 4’s amazing depth has Bethesda boasting that even Fallout 3 and Skyrim won’t stand a chance. This game’s so huge that it took them more than 111,000 lines of character dialog to wrap everything up. Is that even possible? Knowing their credibility for developing games with rich character interaction and large micro-universes, Bethesda is confident that this massive accomplishment is only the tip of the iceberg. The best part of Fallout 4 is still submerged underwater.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has left some unfinished business

Despite the five-star power that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has achieved after launch, it is Hideo Kojima, MGS’s creator, that has been absorbing all the drama and speculations after it had been announced that Kojima won’t be involved anymore in the creative vision and direction that Konami has for Metal Gear Solid. This is very sad news, because The Phantom Pain left another question mark to its fans. Seeing Kojima leave the cockpit and place the future of Metal Gear Solid to the hands of Konami is unsettling.

Here’s a video of Kojima meeting with the people whom he had worked for in past MGS projects. 

Final Fantasy XV’s drive-around trailer feels weird

Square Enix Spain launched a five-minute footage of Noctis and the group exploring breathtaking Lucis on a car. You can see Ignis taking the wheel, while the three enjoys the whole scene, like normal passengers traveling an island destination hitching a paid ride on an open sedan would. The video also flashed tips on how the player can control the car or interact with the party while the vehicle is speeding along.

Just Cause 3 looks insanely over-the-top

Just Cause 3 explosive action sets it apart from the sandbox competition. Boasting new features like tethering and Rico’s wingsuit, Just Cause 3 will try to double the action, refine the destructive firepower of Rico, and monumentally allow players to create unique movie-like moments like crashing an airplane straight towards a communications tower at full-speed. Just Cause 3 is overwhelmingly huge and largely occupied by objects that crumble and explode, which means players will have lots of opportunities to show-off how much they really want to set the real world on fire.

Steam’s new version for TVs is under construction

A new version of Steam will be soon available for smart TVs. According to The Verge, this version seeks to clean navigation, in such a way that Library won’t look and feel disheveled. There will be an option where users can locate and play games contained in the Library, plus a new feature called Start Something New feeds players with content that Steam thinks you’ll enjoy.

Steam for TV

Derek Vicente

Derek has been with Flipgeeks for almost three years. His first video game was Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Saturn and after blowing their television set after playing too much Rambo, he has set on a journey to play some of the best (and worst) role-playing games ever spawned. He recently completed Wild Arms 2 without any cheat codes.