Welcome to March’s On The Horizon post. On The Horizon is a monthly blog that focuses on select games Vanguard is interested in spinning up. This month's list of games features some newer games with a mix of some older titles.
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Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. Described as "soccer, but with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has one to four players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to push a ball into their opponent's goal and score points over the course of a match. The game includes single-player and multiplayer modes which can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows versions, as well as cross-play between Xbox One and Windows versions. Rocket League has been critically praised, earning a number of industry awards, and saw more than six million sales and at least 18 million unique players a year after its release. Rocket League has also been adopted as an eSport, with professional players participating through ESL and Major League Gaming.
ARK Survival Evolved
As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing & starving on a mysterious island, you must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, & build shelters to survive. Use skill & cunning to kill, tame, breed, & ride Dinosaurs & primeval creatures living on ARK, and team up with hundreds of players or play locally!
Blackwake is a multiplayer naval FPS focused on teamwork and cooperation. Fire the cannons, sink enemy ships or board them with firearms and steel. Man the cannons and fire off coordinated broadsides with other players to sink the opposing ship. You will fight as a crew of up to 16 real players on a ship led by another player that has been voted as captain. Modes can have up to 54 players in a battle. Name your ship, change its colors and make it known in tales told. Change your appearance and outfits to display your skill, time played and persistence as a fellow crewman.
Cloud Pirates is an action MMO in which you fire your cannons to crush the enemy in fast-paced aerial battles! Take command of your own pirate airship, equip it with cutting edge weaponry and blast your enemies from the skies. Unlock and upgrade more than 25 airships and battle in 4 exciting game modes. Each airship performs differently, and a well-balanced squad is the key to victory. As you progress, you’ll upgrade your airship and its crew and learn new tactics.
This game's setting takes place two years after Kiwami. Demons have engulfed all of Nakatsu Kuni with a peculiar miasma, and the Slayers are expected to combat the threat. Somewhere within the world lies a dark secret and a giant threat from the Meiji period.
The protagonist for this game is a Slayer who fought in the defenses of the "Awakening". They wandered into a dimensional portal during the fighting and emerged into the current setting as an amnesic at Mahoroba Village, a village west of Utakata that was surrounded by a mysterious power during the "Awakening".
Friday The 13th
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you. Friday the 13th: The Game will strive to give every single player the tools to survive, escape or even try to take down the man who cannot be killed. Each and every gameplay session will give you an entirely new chance to prove if you have what it takes not only to survive, but to best the most prolific killer in cinema history, a slasher with more kills than any of his rivals!
Albion Online is a new and exciting sandbox MMORPG that will take you to a medieval world full of adventures. Explore and conquer a vast, rich world filled with dangers, join forces with thousands of other players and make this adventure your own. It's a classless cross platform MMORPG that allows for endless possibilities. Across 800 different territories guilds can engage in PvP for control of the world.
Osiris: New Dawn
Osiris: New Dawn is set in the year 2046, in which humans are starting to venture into interplanetary travel. The player is sent to the Gliese 581 system by the United Nations of Earth (U.N.E.) as a member of the second colonization team. The team is sent out to study the planets to see if they are habitable. The spacecraft malfunctions due to the light speed travel and crashes onto a deserted planet, which becomes the player's starting planet. In order to survive, the player must build a base while trying to prevail over the "unpredictable weather conditions".
Beat gravity into submission in LawBreakers, an exhilarating new first-person shooter where even the laws of physics can be shattered, creating unprecedented gravity-based combat across a bloody rebuilt American landscape.
Having Blackwake would certainly make things interesting. It's a nice game, nice change of pace as everyone REALLY needs to work together to survive and win.
I've played Ark since the beginning. I setup a private server to learn things without the public destroying everything. It was a smart move.
(On Public) Without a tribe, this game will be a nightmare. And it is unforgiving.
They've done a lot to this game and the graphics are amazing. The additions have been excellent and the dinosaurs and end game are cool. Unique buildings and advanced weapons are a must. You can build a fortress on top of a dinosaur!
When they launch and start new servers you have to be there on the opening to claim your turf or you'll be dead from the bigger tribes. It's a manifest destiny race!
If enough people are interested this would be fun
I would like to personally recommend Albion Online. For those of us who have tried to bring Eve Online in the past, Albion Online is a great alternative.