Previews

Riders of Icarus Preview – Wind In Your Hair

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There are many MMORPGs out there, and every one of them has something peculiar about it. Players prefer one over another because they like a particular mechanic, or the setting or maybe because it’s what all their friends play. There’s one thing, though, that all MMORPG players enjoy despite their title of choice, and that thing is collecting mounts. Players, ... Read More »

Megadimension Neptunia VII PC Impressions – Dreamy

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Idea Factory and Compile Heart recently delivered the latest mainline series game in the Neptunia series to Steam two weeks ago, Megadimension Neptunia VII, originally from the PS4.  Before now, a majority of Idea Factory game ports to Steam have originated on PlayStation Vita, except Fairy Fencer F, which was originally a PS3 title and saw a PS4 update as ... Read More »

Gal*Gun: Double Peace Preview – You Make My Heart Doki-Doki

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I don’t know where to start. Gal*Gun: Double Peace is a game that a lot of people thought simply would never get a Western release. The first title in the series never made it outside of Japan, and the concept seems incredibly risque at first glance. Shooting girls with “Pheromone Bullets” to give them “Euphoria”? That just sounds like something ... Read More »

Gang Beasts Online Preview – Party Games Unleashed

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I’ve been following the progress of Gang Beasts for a very long time. It started out with an obscure YouTube channel playing the Alpha with friends and ever since I can’t help but be excited when my favorite YouTubers feature the game in one of their videos. What held me off initially were two things. The game was in Alpha ... Read More »

Perfect World’s Star Trek Online and Neverwinter Come to Console

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MMOs are typically considered a PC only affair—the sheer amount of buttons required to play one isn’t really fit for your console controller. They aren’t completely unheard of on consoles—The Elder Scrolls Online and DC Universe both have moderately successful console ports, along with a few others. However, you won’t find most free to play MMOs in abundance on consoles as you will ... Read More »

To The Green – Stifled is Horrifying and Wonderful

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Horror games are a genre always aching for innovation—you need to find new ways to terrify your audience or else the scares might grow stale. And sound is one of the most important aspects of horror. Humans tend to be more scared when their senses are limited, and since most people rely more on their sight than anything else, removing ... Read More »

The Long Journey Home Impressions – Big As Space Itself

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The Long Journey Home is the newest space simulation game coming out sometime at the end of 2016, but it takes on a slightly different perspective that other space sims. While most space sims, like EVE Online, Stellaris, or Star Citizen have a focus on being the very best of the galaxy, making the best ships, or conquering the universe (sometimes via aggressive financial racketeering), The ... Read More »

Dungeon Rushers Preview – A Modern Retro Dungeon

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The world of Dungeon Rushers is a throwback to the handmade pixel art era of RPGs, thankfully with crisper edges and higher resolutions. Both the characters and environments are beautifully detailed and colorful. Battle animations are understated but well-crafted and unique for each character’s skills, an extra touch that’s rare for turn-based RPGs. World travel takes place across a broad, ... Read More »

Crossout Preview – Witness Me

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Crossout (developed by Targem Games and published by Gaijin Entertainment) is a game that is, at its heart, essentially Mad Max Simulator 2016. Have a look at the trailer to see what I’m talking about: In Crossout you build road vehicles from the ground up by attaching components to one another. You begin with a couple of frame pieces, add on a cabin, and attach ... Read More »

Fable Fortune Preview – Return to Albion

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Recent news has not been favorable for the Fable franchise after the shutting down of Lionhead but Flaming Fowl Studios, comprising of ex-Lionhead developers, is bringing gamers back to the world of Albion in Fable Fortune though not as the game you expect. Currently in Closed Beta Fable Fortune is a collectible card game where you take on other players, success rewarding ... Read More »