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Games Inbox: PS5 upgrade policy problems, Game Freak’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and Far Cry 6 love

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Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection – are you happy with Sony’s upgrade fees? (pic: Sony) The Thursday Inbox offers advice on how to git gud with Elden Ring and Dark Souls, as a reader is frustrated they don’t like roguelikes. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@metro.co.uk Ad hoc policy Nice Uncharted remaster collection review , GC. I’m glad to see you take Sony to task for how much of a crazy rip-off it is. Not only that but how inconsistent their policies are. They act like they’re making them up as they go along, constantly changing them every time someone complains. Whereas Microsoft has just one simple policy: it’s always true. I get it, Microsoft can afford to say things like that, but it’s one thing to charge for an upgrade but it’s worse to make it so random how it all works. I read some other reviews of Uncharted and most of them didn’t even mention the price and how much of a rip-off it all is. Especially the missing multiplayer, that was

Amouranth plans to make a full length rap album after Down Bad music video

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Amouranth wants to be a rapper (pic: YouTube) The bad girl of Twitch is to make another unexpected career move, as she talks about releasing her own rap album. Kaitlyn ‘ Amouranth ’ Siragusa is known for many things, including getting thrown off Twitch for her famously lewd displays, but not necessarily her signing ability – and yet after recently becoming a Playboy bunny she’s now considering a role as a rap star. That’s not quite as unlikely as it sounds since her music video Down Bad (not really safe for work) already has over half a million views after just 10 days and Amouranth has said that if it reaches 1 million she’ll release a new song. ‘I will make an album,’ she’s said. ‘I will do that. If this rap video gets one million views, then I will make a second video. I’ll start working on it immediately.’ ‘And this time, I’ll go all out with a big budget and work with professionals. And actually, make it not a satire. I’ll actually make it good.’ Making a whole album i

Wordle now has a colour-blind and extra hard mode if you want them

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Wordle adds some welcome new features (pic: Powerlanguage) It’s already a worldwide phenomenon but now Wordle can be more easily played by everyone, including those that think it’s too easy. Wordle is an extremely simple game – that’s all part of its appeal – but up till now it’s not necessarily something that everyone has been able to enjoy. When you get a letter right but it’s in the wrong place then it’s indicated by the square turning amber, which is a problem if you’re colour-blind. As many would-be fans have pointed out, colour-blind people often see the amber squares as green (indicating the letter is correct and in the right place), which makes the game essentially impossible to play. But now there’s an option to turn on alternative high contrast colours, which should be easier to recognise for a wider range of people. To turn on Colour Blind Mode just go to the Wordle website and click the Settings icon in the top right of the screen, which looks like a gear cog. To

Crusader Kings 3 Xbox hands-on preview – grand strategy on the small screen

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The PS5 version in action (pic: Paradox Interactive) One of the most complex strategy games of all time is getting a console edition and it works far better than you would’ve expected. As its name implies, the grand strategy genre does nothing by halves. Rather than giving you control of a person or military unit you’re usually place in charge of entire nations. The Civilization series and Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri are good examples, giving you free rein to explore, engage in diplomacy, conduct scientific research, and manage far more about your people’s destiny than just military might. Another uniting factor in the genre is that the overwhelming majority of releases are only for PC and rely on mouse and keyboard to work your way through their labyrinthine complexity. Crusader Kings 3 is initially concerned with a far smaller corner of the globe than a whole country, casting you as a medieval nobleman with a small fiefdom of lands, and titles to match. Whether you start in what

Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection PS5 review – not-so-free update

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Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves – Nate looking very slightly better than ever (pic: Sony) Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy are remastered for PS5 but are there enough improvements to justify the price? There are two obvious reasons why this remaster collection exists and neither of them justify selling it as a brand new, almost full price release. Uncharted 4 is an excellent game, that comes recommend to all, but while this is technically a superior version to the original PlayStation 4 edition the improvements are minor and no more notable than many other PlayStation 4 games that have received similar updates for free. However, Sony has the Tom Holland Uncharted movie coming out soon and so, understandably, wants to show off the series at its best. There’s also the fact that there hasn’t been many PlayStation 5 exclusives released lately and so someone at Sony obviously thought it would be a good idea to release this as a separate product, instead of just a free updat

Crysis 4 now officially in development but will be ‘a while yet’

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Crysis is back at last (pic: Crytek) After years of waiting, fans finally have confirmation that Crysis 4 is really going to happen and there’s even an early teaser trailer. As seemed inevitable as soon as Crytek started remastering the old games , they’ve now announced that Crysis 4 is officially in development – although they have nothing to show of it at the moment, beyond some vague imagery. In a short blog update, Crytek CEO Avni Yerli repeatedly thanks fans for their support and reveals that the new game is in the ‘early stages of development’ and will be ‘a while yet’. He promises to work with the community on developing the game and promises a ‘truly next gen shooter’. For some reason the blog doesn’t contain the teaser trailer but it’s similar short on real details. The images in the teaser trailer are no doubt meant to represent the nanotechnology that powers the series’ nanosuits, but even the tagline of ‘Join the journey. Become the Hero.’ is pretty ambiguous. The

Pokémon Legends: Arceus review – breath of the wild area

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus – a whole new open world (pic: The Pokémon Company) The latest Pokémon game attempts to reinvent the franchise with an open world adventure inspired by Zelda and Monster Hunter . Nintendo is always very keen to remind the world that Pokémon is one of the biggest media franchises in history, as big as Grand Theft Auto and Call Of Duty in terms of physical game sales but added to that is everything from Pokémon Go to the trading card game and an infinity of plushie sales. Pokémon has been printing money for over 25 years now, and yet to look at the last few games you’d assume it was some sort of low budget indie production by inexperienced developers. Pokémon Sword/Shield and remake Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl drew justified criticism for their technical incompetence and, in the case of the former, its faltering attempts at innovation. Initially it seemed as if Sword/Shield would be the epic open world adventure Pokémon fans have always imagined, but t