Company:  Ubisoft

Trials Frontier Review

Apr 10, 2014

The world wrapped around Trials Frontier is full of dust, rocks, and rust. Only the bravest, hardiest souls are capable of taming the land from the backs of their bikes. They ride hard while their motors rasp through the shimmering heat. They leap for glory, pop wheelies for justice…

…and then are forced to sit on the sidelines while their depleted fuel stocks slowly refill. They tap their feet and check their watch while an instrumental rendition of "Spanish Flea" pipes from the background.

Trials Frontier

Trials Frontier from RedLynx and Ubisoft is a mobile iteration of the Trials biking series. There was some worry about what that would entail, and it turns out said worries aren't totally unjustified. Trials Frontier has an intriguing setting, a good sense of humor and lots of stunt bike action, but its free-to-play trappings are sure to turn off hardcore fans of the Trials games.

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Trials Frontier Walkthrough

Apr 10, 2014

Trials Frontier is a stunt racing / biking game from Ubisoft. In this game, you ride a bike through an apocalyptic Western setting while performing stunts and trying to get the best of a nasty racer named Butch.  Gamezebo’s walkthrough will provide you with some tips and hints that will help you ride like the wind.

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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot Review

Mar 7, 2014

The allure of loot is something that's hard to deny.

Some argue the loot-based formula, popularized by action-RPGs like Diablo, aren't actually "fun," and instead wage psychological warfare against players to make them feel like tweaking numbers is actually enjoyable. The same is often said of free-to-play games. When abused, the "pay-if-you-want" model is nothing but a shell to trick you into spending more money on a system that's designed to make you do it all over again, never really letting you play a "game" along the way.

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a loot-based action-RPG in the style of Diablo. It's also a free-to-play game with not just a few resemblances to EA's much-maligned Dungeon Keeper reboot. Immediately the corporate cards seem stacked against any actual "game" to be found in this blend of genres.

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

It's mental tug-of-war; I want this here, but I don't want to spend money. Is this actually fun, or is it just gratuitously satisfying? The same push-and-pull defines Mighty Quest on a design level.

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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot Walkthrough

Mar 6, 2014

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a free-to-play dungeon crawling and dungeon building action-RPG/strategy game. In this game, you construct a castle full of traps and monster to keep out other players while also creating a character to loot player castles yourself. Gamezebo’s quick start guide will provide you with some tips and hints that will help you hoard your loot and keep it too!

 

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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is now in open beta

Feb 26, 2014

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Remember last month when we told you that the hilariously awesome The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot would be entering an open beta phase at the end of February? Well guess what? It’s officially the end of February now, and the outrageous fantasy battling game has officially started its open beta!

So not only can you get in on all of the fun multiplayer action right this very minute, but you’ll also get to do it with a brand new character who is making her debut in the world of Opulencia this week: the Runaway, who steals the show with her incredible speed and devastating axe attacks. In addition, five new Diamond packs are being made available for players to get a head start on playing the game, with the Runaway being used in the Attacker Pack, the Trio Combo, and the Ultimate Pack.

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And as if all of that wasn’t enough, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot open beta will also be bringing unlimited creative possibilities with its Open Creation tools, so you’ll be able to shape the kingdom of Opulencia to your liking over time. So what are you waiting for?! You can sign up for the open beta by clicking right over here!

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Meet the bikes of Trials Frontier

Feb 11, 2014

Ubisoft’s upcoming Trials Frontier is revving up for release this spring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch an early glimpse of the sweet hogs you’ll be riding. Ubisoft has shared some new videos and images exclusively with Gamezebo to give you a taste of the different choppers you’ll get to saddle up on later this year.

This is just a taste, mind you – while they’re not committing to a number quite yet, you can expect more than the four bikes you’re meeting today. But enough chatter – it’s time to see these bad boys in action!

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Trials Frontier Preview

Dec 19, 2013

Back in the days when indie games on Steam were young and full of promise, there was one game that all of my friends insisted I purchase: Trials 2: Second Edition. I was never one for motocross, and everything I’d heard about the game made it sound blisteringly difficult to control; but it looked a little like ExciteBike, and that was enough pique my curiosity. Between that and the peer pressure I’d received from other gamers, I finally gave in.

And I was really glad I did.

Trials 2 was hard to control, but by design, not discomfort. It was about master balance while making your way around some crazy obstacles, and no matter how hard it got, you never wanted to let a level beat you.

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Assassin's Creed Pirates Walkthrough

Dec 12, 2013

Assassin’s Creed: Pirates is a ship-to-ship combat game created by Ubisoft Paris. Players man a series of ships in the open sea, fighting off the British navy, searching for treasure, and unraveling hidden secrets of the Assassin’s Creed universe. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

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Assassin's Creed Pirates Review

Dec 12, 2013

To be a pirate is to value freedom above all else. If you plunder enough gold, instill enough fear, and get out before the world tears you down, you can be the most free man or woman in the world. At least that’s Assassins Creed’s take on those maligned malingerers of yesteryear. Don’t expect anything more historical than that in Assassins Creed: Pirates, the latest mobile take on Ubisoft's blockbuster franchise.

If you decide to take the plunge on this pay-for-it-once affair, you’ll find yourself free to rebel against monarchy, liberate slaves, and blow away galleons – all without having to leave the comfort of your own ship’s wheel. One of the most popular features of the last two console Assassins Creed games has been naval combat. Like any good privateers, the developers of Pirates seized on that goodwill and ran with it, creating an entire game around the concept.

Assassin's Creed Pirates

Most of the game plays out in one-on-one ship battles broken into stages of offense and defense. While on the offensive, you wield a number of cooldown-based armaments ranging from time-delayed mortars to good old-fashioned broadsides. Once the enemy’s own timer fills it’s time to dodge incoming fire with a tap to either the left or right, depending on the angle. Five consecutive dodges earns you a chance to interrupt and start shooting back early.

Combat isn’t particular complex, or even that difficult. But when the gorgeously rendered waves start to churn and the music starts to swell it is quite thrilling – for a time. Actually, let’s talk about the music. The soundtrack features the same swashbuckling, rope-swinging, rapier-rapping tunes as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on consoles, which is to say that it’s fantastic. There’s just far less of it.

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Assassin’s Creed Pirates sets sail on mobile seas next week

Nov 25, 2013

Land ho, fellow pirate-assassins! Ubisoft has announced a brand new Assassin’s Creed game today that will be coming exclusively to mobile devices next week. As someone who’s personally played through every main game in the Assassin’s Creed series (and who is currently enjoying this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to no foreseeable end), I’m more than a little excited to see what Ubisoft is able to do with their huge blockbuster franchise on the mobile platform.

Keeping up with the prevalent pirate theme of AC IV, the aptly named Assassin’s Creed Pirates on mobile will let players take control of a young and aspiring pirate captain named Alonzo Batilla, as they set sail through the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. The gameplay itself looks to take many of the same core mechanics that fans of the console series will recognize, such as managing their crew, upgrading their ship, and taking part in massive naval battles that play out in real-time.

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And of course, what kind of Assassin’s Creed game would it be without lots of encounters with the Assassins and the Templars along the way? Well everything we’ve seen from the debut gameplay trailer so far makes it seem like Ubisoft’s upcoming mobile adventure has captured the naval components of AC IV perfectly, right down to the firing mechanics and the breathtaking 3D graphics of the ships themselves and the crashing waves.

Assassin’s Creed Pirates will be coming to higher-end iOS and Android mobile devices on December 5, 2013, and will set you back a handful of doubloons (or more accurately, $4.99).

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