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Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Arcane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release Date:
14th September 2021
Monday, 13 September 2021
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:40pm 13/09/21 | 0 Comments
The latest game from Arkane, the studio behind the excellent Dishonored series, is as much a puzzle game as it is a slice of very cool action. Deathloop makes its debut on PlayStation 5 and PC, and we've recently been living in its loop to bring you our full review.

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Arkane’s Deathloop plays with the very form of choice and player freedom, its design an intricate collection of disparate pieces all working as a part of a greater whole. The complete opposite of a corridor shooter, it’s the sort of game you’d expect from the studio behind the excellent Dishonored series. Even so, it doesn’t mess with the outcome -- that being a great game to pick up and play.

Saying Deathloop plays with the form isn’t mere hyperbole. In much the same way great films defy comparison, or push their respective artform forward, Deathloop does so for the first-person shooter. By pairing the idea of ‘where to go’ and ‘how to approach’ with that of a deep underlying mystery, Deathloop is as dense a puzzle to solve as it is a combat playground to conquer.

Head Here For Our Full Deathloop Review
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:16am 09/09/21 | 0 Comments
Deathloop is the latest game from Arkane and the team behind the excellent Dishonored series -- and it's out September 14 for PlayStation 5 and PC. And if you're planning on jumping into the PC version Bethesda has revealed what you'll need to ensure your time-loops run smooth and with ray-tracing enabled.

And with that you'll need a beefy NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT for 4K or a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 for 1080p 60fps. Here's the breakdown.
    OS: 64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher
    Processor : Intel Core i9-10900K @ 3.70GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Memory : 16 GB system RAM
    Graphics : Nvidia RTX 3080 (10GB) or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16GB)
    DirectX : Version 12
    Storage : 30 GB available space (SSD)

    OS : 64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher
    Processor : Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    Memory : 16 GB
    Graphics : Nvidia RTX 2060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8GB)
    DirectX : Version 12
    Storage : 30 GB available space (SSD)

    OS : 64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher
    Processor : Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    Memory : 12 GB
    Graphics : Nvidia GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
    DirectX : Version 12
    Storage : 30 GB available space (HDD)

In addition to the hardware requirements we've also got word on what PC features to expect. FOV up to 110 degrees will be there alongside UltraWide and AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution support. Plus, the ability to adjust all manner of graphics settings from texture detail through to toggling bloom and depth of field effects.
Friday, 9 July 2021
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:50pm 09/07/21 | 0 Comments
As per our recent preview, Deathloop is Effortlessly Cool, and sees Arkane (of Dishonored and Prey fame) do what it does best - sandbox action in a stylish setting that fosters player creativity. With a striking visual style, and a focus on weapons and supernatural abilities, escaping the timeloop is shaping up to be a slice of FPS rogue-lite heaven.

Check it out.

As per the walk-through, death isn't the end. With Reprise you can rewind time a little without having to restart the loop. And with three lives so to speak there's a very videogame feel to it all, which is wonderful. The Karnesis ability, which is like The Force meets Tarantino, is another highlight.

For more on Deathloop, which is an Xbox Game Studios title exclusive to the PlayStation 5 (yeah, a very weird sitch that) be sure to check out our full preview.
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:14am 20/05/21 | 0 Comments
During a special preview event we sat down with Arkane Lyon as they took us through a tour of Blakreef Island and the many loops of Deathloop. And along the way, showcasing just what the studio does best. And why it’s shaping up to be another impressive PlayStation 5 exclusive.

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Reliving the same day over and over as an assassin looking to escape “the loop” in a vibrant vintage vinyl-like world, where the brisk and kinetic action creates an atmosphere akin to John Wick by the way of Quentin Tarantino.

One look at the PlayStation 5 exclusive and yeah, ‘style’ could sum up just about every aspect of Arkane’s first next-gen outing. From the art direction that blends 1960s and 70s-inspired fashion and architecture with retro-modern weaponry, to the notion of stepping into the shoes of a cool-as-hell assassin looking to take out a string of targets on a mysterious island.

Revolvers, automatic weapons, blades. The cosmic by the way of sci-fi ‘Shift’ power that teleports protagonist Colt across rooftops. ‘Nexus’ which connects enemy minds with a telepathic string leading to a ‘kill one, kill them all’ scenario. The timeless Force Push goodness of ‘Havoc’. The music, the sound-design. It all looks wonderful.

But, reliving the same day over and over opens the door to a few questions.The most prominent being, well, what is Deathloop?

Head Here to Find Out in Our Full Deathloop Preview