After almost 9 months, the second episode of Blues & Bullets was finally released in April 2016. The main difficulty when launching the game was to get back in the story and atmosphere after such a long wait. Episodic titles cannot really allow themselves to disappear for almost a year before being back with more content, no matter how atmospheric they can be. This second episode has kept the main strengths of the previous one (its atmosphere, soundtrack and directing are really good), but it does not offer more challenge in the new investigation sequence we have played. You're still given some freedom when it comes to Ness' reactions in the dialogues, but the game's level design has remained just as linear as it was before. It's not a problem per se as it is story-driven after all, but we wouldn't mind seeing bigger locations in the future. What we don't really need though are the gunfights, which are not particularly interesting or fun to play. The poor animations and dated character models are still there too, but despite all that, this second episode is still captivating enough to make us want to see more. Let's just hope it won't be in another 9 months this time.
@droezelke: I stopped mid way through the season 2! (3 Hours ago)
I'm already not playing Battlefield because I'm not crazy with what DICE is doing with it. They've got a lot of work to do. (3 Hours ago)
EA is far from out of the woods, but I don't think this is the steep downhill incline you imagine for the industry. I'm not buying the doom and gloom. (3 Hours ago)
If they can develop revenue streams that don't negatively impact the user experience.. most will try. (3 Hours ago)
And while publishers may want to pursue service models, there are relatively good ways of handling that. Add to this the fact that most developers don't really want to ruin their games. (3 Hours ago)
EA is already dropping the ball all over the place. But people are reacting to it, more than ever. (3 Hours ago)
wait until EA slaps that shite into Battlefield to an absurd degree. You'll be on here crying your lamps out about it. (3 Hours ago)