Welcome to another Newsletter of Mystical Awakening!
We are looking forward to the upcoming year where some highly anticipated games are coming out. The ones of most interest are posted down below. We hope you will enjoy reading them and playing them with us.
If you know any old MA members, direct them back to the site, have them signup and get them back into gaming! Let's make it happen and let's make 2016 a good gaming year!
Release date: August (can change)
MA Forum Section: Albion Online on the MA forums
Albion Online is a MMO that is currently in a (paid) beta testing phase. The game is a mix of Eve Online and Ultima Online. You are required to have all your gear crafted, gathering you will have to do (altough you can use laborers for extra materials when you gather). The game is a mix of PvP and PvE with PvPvE dungeons in the mix as well. Currently we have a group of people already in the game. The Beta will run till August is the current estimate right now. There will open world pvp, GvG (5v5 pvp for territory), City sieges (20v20), dungeons, crafting, guild islands, personal islands
So why should you look into this game? Here are some key points of interest
- Player driven economy
- Open World PvP
- Full Loot PvP
- your own personal island
- A guild island
- Claiming land for the guild
- No P2W!
Albion PvP video
Release date: 08/03/2016
MA Forum Section: The Division News
The division is a mix of an MMO and TPS (third Person shooter), think Destiny. You are playing as a Division agent after a virus destroyed large parts of the economy and population of New York. You are being sent in to restore order and see what happened. As it stands right now there is not much known about the virus and what happened. In the Division you will be able to solo play it, teamplay and head into the Dark Zone (PvPvE zone) where you can find better weapons, but you can also run into Rogue agents.
What can you expect? Think Destiny in regards of the gameplay (difference is it will be TPS instead of FPS). There will be exploring, building your own base which will have it's own special advantages, skills to work towards, different outfits, pvp in the Dark Zone, betrayal and much more. This might be one of the more
Release date: June 2016
MA forum section: http://www.mystical-awakening.net/threads/no-mans-sky.952/
No Man's Sky is an upcoming adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. Players are free to explore the entirety of a procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which includes over 18 quintillion (1.8×1019) planets, many with their own set of flora and fauna. By exploring, players will gain information about the planets that they can submit to The Atlas, a universal database that can be shared with other players of the game. Players also gain materials and blueprints to upgrade their character's equipment and purchase a variety of starships, allowing them to travel deeper into the center of the galaxy, interact in friendly or hostile manners to computer-controlled space-faring factions, or trade with other ships.
Some activities will draw the attention of Sentinels which will attempt to kill the player-character for killing too many lifeforms or draining too many resources from these planets. Players participate in a shared universe, with the ability to exchange planet coordinates with friends, though the game will also be fully playable offline; this is enabled by the procedural generation system that assures players will find the same planet with the same features, lifeforms, and other aspects once given the planet coordinates, requiring no further data to be stored or retrieved from game servers.
Release Date: "maybe" 2016
MA forum section: http://www.mystical-awakening.net/threads/for-honor.950/
For Honor is a non-fantasy hack and slash video game set during the medieval period. Players can play as a character from three different factions, namely The Legion, The Chosen, and The Warborn. The three factions represent knight, samurai, and Vikings, respectively. Different classes have different abilities and weapons, and customization will be available for players. For instance, the gender of the characters, and the armor worn by them, can be changed and customized.
Players fight against each other with melee-weapons such as axes and swords. The game features competitive multiplayer modes that can support up to eight players, who will be split evenly into two different teams. When a match starts, players will be accompanied by numerous AI teammates, who assist players. Points, both temporarily and permanent, can be earned in a match. When one team earns enough points, they must eliminate the players from the other team. Once all the players from the other team are eliminated, the match ends. When players kill a certain amount of enemies consecutively, they can level up, and gain Feats, which are additional perks. These perks allow players to gain additional points and strengths, call in a barrage of arrows or a catapult attack, or heal themselves.
A tactical combat system, known as "Art of Battle", is introduced in the game. Players enter a dueling mode with another player wherein players aim at their opponent with their swords. Players can choose how to place and position their weapons when they are attacking their enemies. Players can choose from three directions, from above, the right, and the left, to attack. By observing the movements of the character, which reflect their respective attack position, players can strike the weakest part of their enemies. Choosing the correct position can block the other players' attack. The strength of each attack can also be decided by players. The system aims at allowing players to "feel the weight of the weapon in [their] hand" Friendly fire is also featured in the game. Players can cause damage to their own teammates if they accidentally or intentionally hit them with their blades
Release Date: Late 2016
MA forum section: http://www.mystical-awakening.net/threads/dreadnought.1108/
Dreadnought is an upcoming combat flight simulator for Microsoft Windows developed by Yager Development and published by Grey Box with Six Foot
The player is the captain of a large spacecraft and uses projectile weapons to attack. The player is able to choose between several classes of ships, each with drawbacks and advantages in categories like speed and size. The ships are massive and are intended to give the feel of being a commander, not a rogue bounty hunter. As a result, gameplay involves large amounts of strategy and positioning. In addition to positioning the ship and choosing targets, the player may also allocate power to various parts of the ship, strengthening some while weakening others. These areas include shields, weapons and enginesIn multiplayer, coordinated attacks and focus fire are important. Other players may choose to heal a damaged teammate. Matches last around ten minutes and players may switch ship classes after death.