D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Xbox One Review

A unique title, but does it pay off? For the most part - yes

Sunset Overdrive - Xbox One Review

Over-the-top in all of the right ways

Endless Legend - PC Review

Nearly endless opportunities for fun to be had in this strategy game

Styx: Master of Shadows - PS4 Review

Challenging, beautiful and rewarding stealth for the PlayStation 4

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut - PS4 Review

Just before Halloween, this title comes out to mess with your mind

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rainbow Skies gets a new trailer, some new images

Rainbow Moon was a delightful little grind-fest of a strategy/RPG game, and the upcoming Rainbow Skies has been on our radar ever since it was announced. Now we get a look at some new assets for the upcoming title by Eastasiasoft.

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Xbox One Review

Grizzled ex-cop.  Murdered wife.  The murder is tied to the newest street drug.  At times, the drug is described as having “divine” connections.  Law enforcement may not be trustworthy.  Our protagonist’s two main hobbies seem to be drinking and moping.  He also seems to have supernatural reflexes and powers.  Max Payne, right?  Not this time.  This time it is D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die by Swervy, whose previous game was Deadly Premonition on the 360, PS3, and PC.  And that is where the similarities end.

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut - PS4 Review

Not every game needs incredibly detailed, grizzly graphics and the latest in surround sound to pull off a proper scare. Sometimes it just needs to play some mind games with you instead. In truth, this is often the most important part of any good horror movie or game. Shock value is all well and good, but if the game moves too fast from one fright to another, it can dull your sensitivity to the subject. Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut plays with the mind as much as the body, providing an excellent modern horror story.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fractured Space brings tactical space combat to the PC

The creators of Strike Suit Zero have a different kind of space-based game in mind now. They formed Edge Case Games and plan to focus on team-based online space battles with this upcoming release.

Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle - 3DS Review

I really wanted to like Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle, since I tend to gravitate towards almost any kind of anime regardless of the age group it is designed for. The anime is geared towards younger viewers (probably closer to my sister's age and she is twelve), but there was at least the potential to make a game that was fun, if targeted at a younger audience. There are multiple problems holding Tenkai Knights back, from lackluster visuals, inconsistent audio, repetitive gameplay and clunky controls. I realize the game is geared towards younger gamers, but I cannot recommend this to a player of any age.

Styx: Master of Shadows - PS4 Review

Today ladies and gentlemen, we are going to talk about patience. Patience is, to some, is a virtue. It is something to be upheld above all else when dealing with someone, or something that can seem to be aggravating. Apparently I have none when it comes to true stealth. Which is funny because my favorite Dungeons & Dragons class is that of a rogue. Styx put me to the challenge and I am fairly certain that I failed. Modern gaming may have ruined me a little bit on the inside because Styx himself is not built for combat. I can say that rushing in and hoping for the best with dodge rolls and quick parries does not work very well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Silence - The Whispered World 2 coming to Xbox One

Simply put, Daedalic Entertainment has long been one of our favorite development teams around here, and their Whispered World was a title we absolutely adored. Therefore, this is a fun announcement for us.

Endless Legend - PC Review

In mid-August I had the pleasure of getting my hands on a preview of Endless Legend and as I mentioned, I was very excited; after all Amplitude Studios is the development team behind one of my favorite 4X games, Endless Space. Some months ago when I heard they were doing a fantasy-based 4X game I was understandably excited; after all I am a pretty big fan of the whole magic, fantasy races, etc. Plus, swords and maces and magic are pretty cool too. When I then hear that Endless Legend was taking place in the same universe/mythos as Endless Space I was even more excited; Amplitude Studios was going to create a fantasy game using assets and histories from Endless Space which is one of my favorite game of all times.

Sunset Overdrive - Xbox One Review

There is a lot going on in Sunset Overdrive at any given time. Lots of places to go, lots of bad guys to kill and lots of ways to do it. There is a bright edginess to the gameplay that immediately worked for me, because Sunset Overdrive is attempting to do something different. It seems to be inspired from lots of different games, but the end result is unique - but most importantly it is fun.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Senran Kagura Bon Appetit has a release date

This afternoon we took a look at Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus on the Vita, and now it looks like another title in the Senran Kagura series is going to be coming out soon as well.