Back at PAX East, I sat down with Italian developers, LKA, to play The Town of Light. Originally released on PC, this story driven title is set to be released on PS4 and Xbox One later this year. After sitting down and discussing the game with 3D Artist, Lorenzo Conticelli, I hesitate to call this “survival horror.” Calling this horror, i...[Read More]
Top hats, steam-powered gadgetry, airships, and clockwork. Steampunk is pretty popular with modern storytelling. From Sherlock Holmes to Batman, stories have been told in this rich setting for a long time now. Guns of Icarus Online is a new form of the old trope, now joined with the soon to be minted Guns of Icarus: Alliance.
Ever since that faithful day in Elementary School, when my teacher gave us a glimpse of her obsession with a game called Final Fantasy VII, I’ve been a huge fan of Square Enix. I started with the PSOne classics, backtracking to the older releases and their remasters to the point that I quickly saw the series as a timeless collection...[Read More]
While I was at PAX it was easy to get distracted due to the sheer amount of sensory overload. From the masses of people shuffling about in a current of sorts throughout the expo hall to the tall statues and displays that dominated the scene, there is just so much going on. While tracking down a particular booth, the crowd somehow coaxed m...[Read More]
Some of the earliest first person shooters, and even games as a whole, I remember playing in my youth were Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. Ever since Bethesda has taken over the old iD Software licenses, they’ve been slowly bringing the classics into the modern era with Wolfenstein: The New Order and DOOM. Now, it’s Quake’s turn with Qua...[Read More]
One of the areas of the gaming world I am most interested in is the preservation of video game history. This leads me to pursue physical copies of games that did not receive the traditional retail treatment, which is what initially drew me to scheduling a meeting with Merge Games. Merge Games are probably most known for taking some of the...[Read More]
In a city struggling with the ever increasing gap between aristocracy and the proletariat, a hero rises using the power of the Mascherines, powerful Masque relics that hold immense power and fetch a high price on the market. As sword strikes sword in this Venetian fantasy world, Cicero Gavar will unravel the conspiracies that flow like wa...[Read More]
A few weeks back, I covered the announcement of Snake Pass coming to Switch. Even then, I could tell that this would be a game right up my alley, so I jumped at the chance for a demo at PAX East. For this demo, I played the Nintendo Switch version using the Joy-Con Grip controller, while others played the other platforms around me. Sittin...[Read More]
With a release in less than a week, Square Enix today released an extended gameplay video for PlatinumGames’ NieR: Automata, which puts a focus on some of the game’s systems.
One of my favorite games from last year is getting a slick updated version for Consoles. That’s right, The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. No official date has been announced, but some details have been slipped to us by the lovely folks over at Puuba.