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  • Welcome to the skilled channel and today we're talking about games that rival hollywood movies.

  • These cinematic games feature over the top action, top notch acting, and a lot of excitement.

  • Many of these are returning franchises that have reached a new level of maturity. With

  • the graphic capability of modern consoles and PCs it's possible to create much more

  • realistic and immersive games. So let's take a look at the Top 10 Most Anticipated Cinematic

  • Action games.

  • Homefront: The RevolutionPC, PS4, XB1 / TBA 2016

  • Set four years after the original "Homefront," "Homefront: The Revolution" follows protagonist

  • Ethan Brady as he struggles to reclaim the city of Philadelphia from an alternate, reunified

  • Korea, which is using the city as its central base after invading the country years ago.

  • The Greater Korean Republic has lost the western states to the Americans after the Battle of

  • San Francisco. However, the GKR has shifted their control to invade and capture many of

  • the eastern states leading to a huge battle for Philadelphia. The new Philadelphia is

  • a heavily policed and oppressed environment. Civilians live in fear as the Korean People's

  • Army patrols multiple districts in the city. In the city, a second rebellion is starting

  • and the resistance grows stronger led by Dana, the resistance leader, and youngest member

  • of the resistance, Ethan Brady.

  • This first-person shooter promises a large, open world and a variety of tasks to discover

  • and complete. Homefront The Revolution releases on PC, PS4, and XB1 in 2016.

  • Mafia IIIPC, PS4, XB1 / April 26, 2016 Mafia III is a third-person shooter set in

  • New Orleans in 1968, after the Vietnam War. Lincoln Clay, a war veteran, has had it rough

  • growing up as a bi-racial orphan. In his constant quest to find family, he joined the army.

  • We see right away how Clay views the world when he saysFamily isn't who you're born

  • with. It's who you die for.� With his experience in the Vietnam jungles in his unit as a foundation

  • for what family is, Clay returns to New Orleans and joins theBlack Mob.� This is significant,

  • because Clay being bi-racial in a very tense racial atmosphere plays a large part in the

  • story. Cops and citizens are struggling with the changing society and segregation policies.

  • The game features an open-world setting, allowing players to head wherever they want in New

  • Orleans. You can follow story missions in a linear fashion, or branch out with a large

  • amount of side missions with multiple steps.

  • Players will experience a world struggling with racism, the consequences of Vietnam,

  • assassinations in America, the sexual revolution, and much more filtering through society. This

  • is expressed in many ways, from interactions with other people to the music from the time

  • period. Even the clothes reflect what you'd expect in the depths of New Orleans, providing

  • an immersive experience to let you sense what the late 1960s had to offer. Mafia III releases

  • on PC, PS4, and XB1 on April 26, 2016.

  • Gears 4 � XB1 / TBA 2016 Gears 4 is the first original game from The

  • Coalition, the studio that has taken over the Gears Franchise. And it looks like they

  • are making some big changes in the way the story unfolds and the characters involved.

  • We see JD and Kait, two new protagonists. In the recent demo, they are exploring the

  • ruins surrounding a decrepit mansion. The hunt is interrupted by a "wind flare" a vast

  • cyclonic storm that spews lightning and gusts powerful enough to topple stone. After using

  • an integrated saw blade in his firearm, JD cuts through a metal gate and the two take

  • refuge. They pursue a beast into its lair and find an embryonic mass that splatters

  • the JD with glowing goo. The preview setting is a dark castle with gothic influences. The

  • area is very dark and players must use flashlights to illuminate certain obscured areas. The

  • planetary setting is a forested world overlooked by a pair of brilliant white moons. It appears

  • Both protagonists are wearing Coalition of Ordered Governments armor which is interesting

  • because as of the end of Gears of War 3 the COG no longer exists and niether do the locust

  • or lambet races. The protagonists mention that they are changing from hunters to hunted.

  • This, along with the lonely wilderness locale and ruined setting, implies that the characters

  • are originally called to hunt down the beast or den of beasts they encounter, a mission

  • that may be military, civil, or informal.

  • The game seems to focus more on cinematic elements and relate-able characters compared

  • to the larger than life tough military guys from the previous Gears games. The pace of

  • the game has also changed significantly, from a high octane action ride to a more paced

  • out action game. Gears 4 is scheduled for release in 2016.

  • ScaleboundXB1 / TBA 2016 Drew has been thrown into the magical world

  • of Draconis from our modern world. He sports headphones, jeans, and a black leather jacket,

  • a realistic look to contrast with the fantastical setting of Draconis. Drew looks like your

  • average guy but he has a dragon arm that allows him to connect with a dragon companion and

  • also perform supernatural attacks. Drew is bonded to Thuban, a massive dragon who is

  • the last of his kind. The binding means that the two characters share the same life stream,

  • if one dies, the other dies as well.

  • Drew mostly participates in combat from afar, firing explosive arrows at enemies and providing

  • Thuban with direction. There also throwable mines that can attach to enemies and detonate

  • when hit with a flaming arrow or Thuban's fire breath. On a smaller note, Drew's headphones

  • provide a cool added feature to the game by playing fast-paced dance music during combat.

  • In addition to normal attacks, Drew sports a dragon arm that allows him to heal Thuban,

  • attack with pulse energy, and scan enemies. Drew also collects energy from defeating enemies

  • that culminates in an overdrive-like attack, transforming him into a powerful half-dragon

  • for a short time. The intense strength of the dragon form rewards players for defeating

  • enemies by allowing them to mow down even more enemies with ease. When an enemy that

  • contains Pulse energy is killed, it drops red Pulse gems that Drew can use to upgrade

  • his equipment and Thuban himself.

  • At its core, Scalebound is still an RPG, so customization is a big feature. Players can

  • customize their own Thuban by selecting different body parts or colors. These modifications

  • will have an effect on how Thuban fights. If Thuban is made lighter with a bladed tail,

  • he will be more useful as an offensive weapon. If the player wants to do more of the fighting

  • with his or her own sword, a larger Thuban that can be used as a diversion and a damage-sponge

  • might be useful. Scalebound releases some time in 2016 only on Xbox One.

  • Rise Of The Tomb RaiderXB1 Nov 10, 2015 | PS4, PCTBA 2016

  • Set after the events of Tomb Raider 2013, Lara Croft's experience of the supernatural

  • has been covered up by the organization Trinity. Rise of the Tomb Raider follows Lara Croft

  • and Jonah as they search Siberia for the ancient city built by the Grand Prince of Vladimir

  • in the 13th century, which Lara believes holds some truth behind immortality. In a race against

  • Trinity, a well funded organization interested in the supernatural, Lara must survive against

  • humans, animals, and the environment in order to find the truth behind the myths and become

  • who she was destined to be.

  • The newest trailer shows what traversal features will be like in the new game. Lara is shown

  • using dual Icepicks to ascend cliff walls, and jumping or leaping to catch adjoining

  • walls. There are also returning elements of rapidly maneuvering through dangerous terrain,

  • and having to platform between crumbling ledges and around explosions or debris. When out

  • of danger, Lara will still be able to scavenge and craft, as seen by her making a crude bow,

  • and killing an elk for supplies. Lara has to fend off assailants, and use her stealth

  • takedowns from behind, and a new underwater takedown to defeat enemies standing near water.

  • Combat has been redesigned with more options for stealth and sneak attacks. Lara can confuse

  • enemies using the environment, hide behind bushes or in trees, or avoid combat altogether

  • by climbing trees or traveling across roof tops. The bow and arrow return fromTomb

  • Raider. Options for multiple bows can be fashioned from specific animals and materials that Lara

  • can hunt and salvage. Other weapons such as her pistol and climbing axe make a return,

  • plus an added hunting knife for melee or sneak attacks.

  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider releases on Xbox One on Nov 10 and the PS4 and PC versions will

  • release later in 2016.

  • Deus Ex Mankind DividedPC, PS4, XB1 / Feb 23, 2016

  • Set two years after Dues Ex: Human Revolution, things have gotten even worse for main character

  • Adam Jensen. In the previous title, millions of augmented humans mindlessly attacked those

  • without any modification. Now, the world at large is even more against augmentation. Those

  • with mods are facing persecution and resorting to terrorist attacks to demand equality.

  • Enter Jensen, who has to balance his own augmented skills with society's demands while trying

  • to protect both. But even as he works to stop those who are like him, he must face the secrets

  • moving his own government organization forward. With plenty of weapon combinations, customizations,

  • and new augmentations to show off, players should have a wide range of ways to blast

  • their way through conflicting story interests in a world steeped in revolution.

  • Similar to previous titles, Dues Ex: Mankind Divided boasts role playing, first-person

  • shooter, and stealth elements through each single-player mission. The game is slated

  • for release on February 23rd 2016 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

  • Quantum BreakXB1 / April 5, 2016 Quantum Break is being called a cinematic,

  • third-person action game, but it�s far more than that. It is a revolutionary breakthrough

  • in how we play games. It's a hybrid of different media formats. Remedy Entertainment is filming

  • a TV show alongside their game. The actions you take in-game affect how the next episode

  • of the show plays out, and key information from the show will help you make the best

  • choices in the game. Both the characters in-game and the actors in the live-action segments

  • are one and the same. A star-studded cast and a high production budget will mean that

  • the voice acting will be superb, and the show�s production value will be equal to that of

  • HBO or Netflix Originals.

  • In Quantum Break, a time experiment has gone wrong, leaving several in-game characters

  • with super powers all based around concepts of manipulating time. Paul Serene, founder

  • of the corporation Monarch Solutions, travels through time via a time machine and comes

  • back seventeen years older and with a psychotic plan in mind. He kills Jack�s brother and

  • pursues Jack for the rest of the game. In-game time stutters are events caused by the breaking

  • down of time itself. The trailer showcased the time stutter game mechanic very well.

  • Violent, unpredictable, and beautifully glitchy, the time stutter events add platforming and

  • puzzle elements to the game as well as an unprecedented visual experience not seen even

  • in movies. Time may freeze, but Jack Joyce doesn�t. In the trailer and gameplay footage

  • shown, Jack casually walks through debris and explosions frozen mid-air. It�s an incredible

  • sight, especially when a time stutter event glitches out the environment and loops various

  • acts of destruction repeatedly right in front of your eyes.

  • To handle the intense amount of physics involved in the time stutters and time manipulation

  • mechanics of the game, Remedy Entertainment had to make their own game engine called Northlight

  • Engine. The game looks incredibly gorgeous, and the time stutter events are delightfully

  • unpredictable and hostile. The plot and time mechanics in the game were all checked for

  • approval by a scientist who worked at CERN in order to make a game that is as compatible

  • as possible with theoretical physics the way scientists understand it today. Quantum Break

  • releases on April 5, 2016 only on Xbox One.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 � PS4, XB1, PC, XB360, PS3 / Nov 6, 2015

  • Black Ops 3 is the twelfth installment in the Call of Duty franchise and the third in

  • the Black Ops series. Set 40 years after the events of Black Ops 2, this Treyarch developed

  • shooter is set in a dystopian 2065 where countries wage war against each other with covert attacks.

  • Robots are advanced enough to play an active part in the battlefield and implants have

  • made humans as much machines as flesh and blood. You will guide your Black Ops soldier

  • through this dangerous new world in an attempt to thwart a machine takeover.

  • The game has been overhauled since 2012�s Black Ops 2 and now features a customizable

  • female or male lead character that can perform a move set beyond that of a normal soldier.

  • Players can guide their super soldier through new levels that are now more open than they

  • have ever been in a Call of Duty title. This non-linear approach means replay-ability is

  • at an all-time high for this franchise, as gamers can find multiple ways to progress

  • through a map.