Trials of the Blood Dragon • You’ve been to Hell and back • 40G • 9.11% of gamers unlocked this
OK, I’ve gotten a bit sick of jet packs. It’s not like Trials has a whole heap of those level types, but they’re not really my cup of tea. Perhaps it’s a little too much freedom for the Trials formula, or perhaps it’s just my stubborn Gemini streak – but for a brief moment I stopped liking Trials of the Blood Dragon.
Back to the positive aspects: I’m absolutely loving the bite-size chunks that the ‘stories’ in Trials use. It’s about 3-4 levels per story, all of which culminate (with the exception of jet pack levels) in well-paced challenges and ultimate climax. Even tonight, in well under an hour, I’ve been able to get through two complete stories from start to finish – neither of which were flawless or breaking any speed records – but complete nonetheless.
In other news, I was pleased to see Ubisoft taking serious steps to address the toxic culture of Rainbow Six Siege as reported in Kotaku, Polygon, and a few other outlets. Of course, I think that it’s difficult to do little more than give the idea lip service. Offensive language, hate speech, and just generally ‘being a dickhead’ are all open to incredible levels of subjective interpretation, but the fact that Ubisoft have acknowledged the problem and said that it won’t be acceptable in their game is a good start. Time will tell.
Tonight I’m tossing up between a spot of Dragon Age, Rainbow Six (because today’s news has me in the mood for it) or something a bit more ‘hands on’.
I guess it’s time for a trawl through the games library…