This week, SA gamers are in for a dose of goat-based madness and return to Bethesda’s fantastical world, but this time, you can bring your friends.
Goat Simulator (1 April 2014)
If you’ve become tired of the typical simulation titles out there, you’ll be glad to know that you can now embrace your inner goat with Goat Simulator, releasing Tuesday, 1 April.
Goat Simulator is a third-person perspective game in which the player controls a goat. There does not appear to be any kind of storyline or plot. The player is free to explore the game’s world as a goat, destroying things in the environment, running, jumping, and licking. “Goat Simulator is like an old school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff,” explained the game’s creators.
The game boasts the fact that various glitches and bugs have been intentionally left in the game, as to add to the light-hearted entertainment value. Another gameplay feature is the ability to “lick” objects with the goat’s absurdly long tongue, which will then stick to the goat’s tongue and can be carried and swung around to provide an alternative method of wreaking havoc on the game environment.
The Elder Scrolls Online
After a 7-year development phase, Bethesda is finally releasing its much-anticipated Elder Scrolls MMO to the world.
As with other games in The Elder Scrolls franchise, the game will be set in the continent of Tamriel and feature a storyline indirectly connected with the other games. The game will be set a millennium before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and around 800 years before The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, with the Daedric Prince Molag Bal appearing as the main antagonist as he attempts to pull all of Tamriel to his realm of Coldharbour.
The gameplay will be mostly nonlinear with a mixture of quests, random events, and encouragement for players to simply explore the world. The game has no offline mode, although the developers have stated that there will be “plenty of content” designed to accommodate players who prefer to play solo.
More game releases this week:
MLB 14: The Show (PS3, PS Vita)
Don Bradman Cricket 14 (Xbox 360, PS3)