18.04.18 (or possibly the 17th depending which part of the world you’re in), saw an epic battle take place. A battle that saw Regis fall to his knees, succumbing to the might of two brave Shadowguns – CaptainUg, and TOMO3151 (very catchy TOMO).
We started with three, and ended with two, but it was enough.
That however, in a nutshell, is the main problem at the moment with The Voltaic Fist raid in Shadowgun Legends: giving up and dropping out.
Due to the game’s lack of any current method of communication between players while in-game, a raid like The Voltaic Fist that requires cooperation to succeed is frustrating. There’s no point one player on the team knowing what has to be done if there’s no way of being able to communicate it to the others.
In all fairness, Madfinger Games have mentioned on social media posts that it’s investigating ways of implementing communication in-game, but until then, we need a plan we can read before going in.
So with this in mind, ATVG thought we’d share our recently learned wisdom on how to beat The Voltaic Fist raid, specifically the section in which you’ve gained access to the Reactor, and you discover the four locks that need to be switched to get through to the vault to kick Regis’ arse.
If you want that spoiled, then hit the page 2 button below.
The central theme of Shadowgun Legends is fortune, fame, and glory. So much so that the first thing you see when spawning into the game’s social hub is a giant statue of the current top player.
In an effort to bottle SL’s self-aggrandising, glory seeking, fame-hunting juice, and in an act of pure, unadulterated self-promotion, we thought, why not start our own guild?
Hit the page 2 button below to learn how to find it.
The screenshot above is from VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters, but even if you’ve played through Episode 1 of Apple TV’s one and only exclusive FPS in its entirety, you won’t recognise it.
Because it’s from the future.
Hit the page 2 button below and I’ll explain.
Thanks to Siniscope Gaming for the heads-up on this story.
Shadowgun Legends is not coy about its influences. If you were to trade its Shadowguns for Guardians, Torment for the Darkness, Wargames for The Crucible, Pedro for Xur, and add in the ability to crouch and jump, you would be playing Destiny.
Madfinger Games released its very Bungie-flavoured sci-fi shooter to mobile devices a couple of weeks ago, taking its spiritual predecessor and adding an extra layer of rockstar swagger, which is what sets it apart. Where Destiny is all about the melodrama and the noble fight of the Guardians, Shadowgun Legends is instead aiming for fame, glory, and fortune. It’s a nice twist to help differentiate it. A little.
In a very welcome weekend surprise, Madfinger has just added in Apple TV compatibility, so of course we did our duty and jumped in overnight to see if it’s any good.
And…is it? Well, it’s very early days, and ATVG has barely scratched the surface in what seems to be a very large package, but so far we’d have to say very cautiously…yeah.
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Siniscope Gaming is reporting the unfortunate news that mobile gaming giant Gameloft, has not updated the tvOS version of its FPS – Modern Combat 5 – since April 2016. The iOS version however, has continued to receive a steady trickle of updates with new content throughout the last 12 months, even as recently as February 22nd.
The FPS genre is under-represented on the Apple TV platform, and Modern Combat 5 was easily the best option. And of course it still is, as the game is still completely playable with all the content prior to April 2016, but just hasn’t received anything since then.
From the developer’s side of things, it is understandable that if a platform is not performing as expected, or if a game is not performing on a platform, then it makes little sense to throw resources at it.
Did Gameloft give up too soon though? Throughout 2016, and into 2017, Apple TV has seen some great releases, including a surprising number of titles that have had turns as PlayStation Plus monthly offerings. Then there is the not insignificant release of Mojang’s Minecraft just in time for Christmas 2016. There are definitely a good number of talented studios rolling the dice with Apple TV, and for the sake of sites such as Siniscope Gaming and ATVG – and of course ATV gamers the world over – we hope this trend in quality releases continues.
Perhaps if ATV gaming does start trending upwards in popularity, Gameloft may decide to take up support of its shooter once again. ATVG has reached out to Gameloft for comment, and will update this article if more news comes to hand.
In the meantime, for a list of great games to play, check out ATVG’s Best Games list from year one, and if you own an MFi controller, be sure to check out this list right here, because only you can play them.