At PAX West 2023, I had the opportunity to check out Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. From that hands-on experience, the game looked like a ton of fun and seemed like we could put countless hours into it. With less than a month to the game’s scheduled release, Cygames and Arc System Work. CO. announced that the game would be delayed; the game was set to be released on November 30, 2023. Now ...[Read More]
In a world of ones and zeroes, there are the zeroes and the one. Computers have been around for a little over a hundred years but in that timeframe, computers have grown into necessities for the progression of civilization. Entire digital universes have been made with their own ecosystems. Those who understand these systems can make the impossible a reality. Everything from airline reservations to...[Read More]
Over the last year, it has been interesting to follow Armored Core VI Fires OF Rubicon; now with less than 24 hours until the game’s launch, we look at the ACVI: Fires of Rubicon launch trailer. In addition to the launch trailer, we will also be looking at the review scores other places have given the game. Before we dive into the trailer, let’s look at the game’s official press ...[Read More]
Back in 2007, Valve changed the way gamers would visualize a puzzle game. Their smash hit Portal didn’t necessarily start the first-person physics-based puzzle genre, but it certainly set expectations for future attempts. Sixteen years later, many developers have innovated by implementing new and unique ways of altering the world’s physics. Scottish development team Sad Owl Studios’ fi...[Read More]
It’s never a bad time to slay monsters and look sexy doing it. Eastasiasoft has announced Valeria the Pagan Priestess, a celebration of old-school dark fantasy anime on the likes of Berserk and Slayers. This hack-n-slash Metroidvania features a buxom warrior who is unafraid to strut her stuff across this mystical Metroidvania that combines RPG elements and old-fashioned combat.
Three years ago at PAX East 2020, I had the opportunity to check out an Indie game that ultimately would become one of the top games I would look forward to checking out at each PAX. Over the last three years, I have attempted to keep up to date on this project and see how it was coming along. Between a wide variety of mini-games and combat that flowed smoothly, this game had dealt a devastating p...[Read More]
For years we have taken every game that is remotely difficult and compared it to the beloved FROMSOFTWARE title–Dark Souls. Of course, there is more to it than that but there are basic mechanics that are constantly shared across this punishing genre, leaving us to draw this incredibly lazy line of comparison. It always results in “It is Dark Souls with…” every chance we get. With Gunfire Games’ la...[Read More]
When I first heard of My Friendly Neighborhood, I thought to myself, “What is so scary about puppets?” After playing through the first demo, I soon realized what can be scary about them within the situation; these are no ordinary puppets, these puppets are like Terminator zombies. Even when you think they are all dead, one wrong turn and you can catch those puppet hands. Before I dive ...[Read More]
This weekend was quite a bit of crazy news and one piece I’m a bit excited about is that CD Projekt Red has announced during the Xbox Games Showcase Phantom Liberty, the upcoming spy-thriller DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 will be releasing this year.
Two years after the successful Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the tough and talented hombres at Cold Iron Studios have completed the circle by releasing the game on Nintendo Switch. This newest release includes all patches and content, including the Pathogen DLC expansion with new weapons and missions. While the game exists on Steam Deck as well, there are those that simply prefer Nintendo Switch or are ...[Read More]
Death is eternal. Marines live forever. During the annual Warhammer Skulls Festival, Focus Interactive and Saber Interactive unveiled more gameplay footage for the highly-anticipated sequel to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Blood and limbs scatter across the battlefield in this gory but satisfyingly further look into the world of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2.
The journey begins in the heat of the Summer. Developer Bevel Bakery and Publisher just for Games have announced a release date for its ambitious 1v1 samurai action game, Sclash. Slashing its way with a breathtaking visual presentation that feels like a traditional water painting, Sclash encourages players to fight not with their swords but with their minds and bodies.