It could have been gimmicky, but There Came an Echo feels fresh instead
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, Focus Home Interactive, News and Previews, Tindalos Interactive
We like space games around here, so the announcement that another one is coming courtesy of Focus Home Interactive was certainly enough to get us to take notice. Here is a bit more information about it.
Gas Guzzlers Extreme has been out for about a year and a half now, but with some new DLC available for it, it has gotten something of a refresher. The basic game is a fast and furious racer with weapons. Whether you want to compare it to Mario Kart with more fire and fewer turtle shells or Twisted Metal with race tracks instead of arenas, there are pieces of truth to both comparisons.
Deathtrap is a Tower Defense Hack and Slash RPG set in the same world as NeoCore's The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. The second entry into this series created a more than decent Tower Defense portion that always had me wanting more as it was used as interlude between larger scaled events. Taking the ideas of these portions and adding in new features, NeoCore has created an entry that is both similar and brand new which caters to lovers of both Tower Defense and Hack and Slash Action RPGs.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Forza Horizon 2 was one of the best Xbox One games we had a chance to play last year, and its DLC was a lot of fun as well. This newest announced expansion comes as a bit of a surprise, but might turn out to be a perfect fit.
I love when games take chances. That was the case in my recently reviewed Hand of Fate, and it was equally true when I was logging hours with There Came an Echo. This new real-time strategy game features mouse control, but that is mostly used for zooming and panning. The game itself revolves around using a microphone to issue voice commands. This is a feature that had the potential to be pretty gimmicky, but in truth it is well-executed and serves as a nice, immersive hook instead.
I’ve seen friends of mine play obscene hours of Monster Hunter in the past. My brother in particular who would transfer his Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from his 3DS to his Wii U depending on if he was staying home or heading out. While I had watched on numerous occasions, it wasn’t until picking up Toukiden last year on the Vita that I fell in love with this particular style which leads to now and a new found love for Monster Hunter 4.
Monday, March 2, 2015
This is a very cool journal update addressing the progress of Torment: Tides of Numenera - and it is absolutely worth taking the time to read through if you have even just a passing interest in the game's progress.
San Juan is a strategy card game that comes from the same team behind the excellent strategy game, Puerto Rico. San Juan is essentially a continuation of the original game, though this time taking place in its namesake, the capital of Puerto Rico. While the original Puerto Rico board game is the inspiration for San Juan, prior fans will be right at home with the familiar feel, while new features and fun will be had, as plenty has changed in the years since Puerto Rico's release. We were able to get our hands on a copy of San Juan and here is how it all played out.
Monday, March 02, 2015 Aksys Games, Arc System Works, PS3 Review, Sony PlayStation 3, Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late
Excellent pacing, colorful anime style graphics, unique characters and a story that is actually interesting? Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late may have a somewhat ridiculous title, but the game itself is a thinking man's fighter that manages to stand out and be itself in a genre littered with too many sequels and far too few fresh ideas.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Earlier today we gave you our review for the recently released Agarest: Generations of War 2 on PC. Robert was a huge fan of the game - so we thought we would do something for our readers better than just talking about it. How would you like a chance to win a free Steam code?