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PAX East 2016 – Hands On With Flinthook

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I was very excited to play Rogue Legacy when it first came out. This was before roguelike became the buzzword it is today, but even now I find the idea engrossing. A game that generates infinite new challenges for a player to tackle and evolves the arcade mindset into something modern and new. Rogue Legacy didn’t last long for me, ... Read More »

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart First Impressions – Chibi Tactics

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Just when you think the Neptunia series couldn’t have anymore gaming jokes and references to make, the CPU’s somehow come up with more. Compile Heart’s new entry into the Neptunia franchise, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, is outside of the Hyperdimension Neptunia main story-line and features CPU Black Heart Noire as a chibi protagonist in a turn based tactics game. The PC ... Read More »

Pax East 2016 – Hue Preview

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Several years ago the video game industry saw a trend of dark and griddy games flooding the market. The nearly black and white Gears of War was one of the most notable games to set the trend along with the Batman: Arkham series, Dark Souls, and countless others. The studio Fiddlesticks looks to contrast that inclination with their upcoming release ... Read More »

Bunker Punks Preview – Pure, Simple Fun

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Remember when first-person shooters were simple? No drawn out cut scenes, no over-the-top mechanics, no dramatic gut-wrenching stories about the cost of war or what not. When the plotline could be summarized as “Here is a gun. Go kill the Nazis/Zombies/Werewolves/Robots/Combination of the Aforementioned”? If you long for the days of straightforward shooters with spunky characters and the simple goal ... Read More »

PAX East 2016 – Hands on With Shadow Warrior 2

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2013’s Shadow Warrior was a real treat. An FPS with speed and over the top gunplay to match its Build Engine inspiration, the game was fun but rooted in the past. Linear corridors shuffled you forward, and weapons were unlocked over time as you played through a set story campaign. It all felt like a deliberate callback to the original ... Read More »

Clash of the Monsters Preview – Dead Game Walking

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A fighting game with a cast entirely composed of horror icons has always been my dream game. While the copyright stars need to align for there to possibly be a more modern horror smash-up, many of the old standbys such as Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Phantom of the Opera are all public domain. Really, it was only a matter of ... Read More »

EGX Rezzed 2016 – Hands on with the HTC Vive

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With the new age of VR gaming pretty much upon us, the sheer amount of VR tech at EGX Rezzed was to be expected. However, it seemed like every other demo had an oculus setup, the PSVR showroom was probably the biggest showcase at Rezzed, and the Vive had people queuing around the corner just to book a time slot. ... Read More »

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan – First Impressions

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Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an action RPG with a tribal Africa inspired world that certainly piqued my interest when I first heard of it. It’s not a setting we see explored often, nor are we often exposed to cultural beliefs and mythologies rooted in African countries. So far, I have seen little of that; however, there I still a good chunk of ... Read More »

WARTILE Alpha Preview – A Tabletop RTS Fusion

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WARTILE (developed by Playwood Project Aps) is a game currently in alpha that had caught my eye. At first glance it seemed like your standard hex-based tabletop game. As I read on through the press release, it turned out that it was a hybrid of tabletop and RTS games. I just had to jump into it and give it a try. WARTILE begins ... Read More »