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By John Kinsella On 20 Jul, 2017 At 01:31 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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In the 90’s a new game style arose, a scary and brutal game style with games like Resident Evil coming out,showing a scary new world. Vaccine which came out on the Nintendo Switch on July 6th is trying to bring this back. In a world where graphics and beauty have become amazing, this game wants to bring back what was lost. It is really like a game from the past and while the idea is novel, it is also not really a good thing, as this style of game has aged horrendously. The characters look melty and it is hard to distinguish things. This of course is also because that is how the games in that era were, but still.

Though that isn’t to say that the game is actually bad. Vaccine tells the story of two people and one of them is always infected with a terrible virus, with you being given a half hour to save the victim before they die. The story isn’t all that important as it stays the same no matter which protagonist you choose. The whole mansion is always different after the first room where you will always find a knife. You might find a gun or other items but usually you just find the undead. You can’t just go and learn the mansion which makes the game all the more tense and strategic. One playthrough, you might even be lucky enough to instantly find the antidote.

This game is unlike other games like this though, because of an RPG like experience system. Your characters gain experience which will carry through if you win. This game also has one more twist up its sleeve. When you win, you can play again of course. But this time you will have less time and this continues to decrease with each victory. Not only does this game pose the challenge of changing up the mansion with each playthrough, but each win subtracts precious time.

Personally, I cannot for the life of me, see myself playing through this game enough times to see how many minutes get taken off, but it is an interesting idea. Certainly there will be people who play it until the clock will not drain anymore and I salute them for that drive.

While this game might have a lot going for it, it really shows how far we have come. To see a company decide to make a game in part for nostalgia shows that this is important in a way. But, honestly this style really has aged poorly. The game looks terrible blown up on a TV, but it does look good on the Switch in handheld mode. The music drives the tenseness as well, and makes it worth playing in handheld mode. CRT mode is also usable though, which brings on even more nostalgia. So turn on CRT mode and plug in some headphones and try not get to scared.

All in all, Vaccine is a game that is worth playing. If you want a cheap horror game and were a fan of 90’s horror games than this is for you. Younger gamers may not enjoy this game simply because of how it looks but it really is worth it. Really though this game could be the start of a younger gamer’s new fascination with older games and that really would be cool.

So, take your Switch, turn off the light and save your ally from the terrible virus. With only a will to succeed and a knife you will be in for a long fight.

Vaccine is out right now on the Nintendo Switch!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Jul, 2017 At 10:42 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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A listing on the European eShop has revealed that next week’s Nintendo Switch Neo Geo game will be Super Sidekicks.

 

Super Sidekicks is a soccer game released by SNK in 1992. This is the very first realistic-looking soccer game released for the NeoGeo system.

Use a variety of techniques such as dribbling and passing to compete against the best teams from around the world! Take part in an exhilarating matches on your way to seizing the Champion Cup!

This is a well regarded classic for the Neo Geo and a favourite of many. Will you be getting it?

Source: Switch eShop

By otakuman5000 On 11 Jul, 2017 At 10:21 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Previews, Videos | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSplatoon 2, released later this month is the sequel to 2015’s mega hit on the Wii U. The first released received critical acclaim and praise from gamers all over the world. 2 years later we are remunerated for our patience by the release of Splatoon 2. 

The first game was an online multiplayer experience only with couch co-op available.  Now, Nintendo has listened to the masses on every iteration of social media and forums. The new single player modes in Splatoon 2 are a sight to behold. These levels are extremely well constructed and are a blast to play. 

The story of the single player campaign is Callie from the Squid Sisters in missing and you follow Marie to help defeat the Octarians. In the mode, you can try out different weapons and truly get a sense of the game mechanics. There is a ton of platforming this game mode as well. It is a mashup of traditional Splatoon and a Mario game per se’. This is a very fun mode and a refreshing change of pace for the franchise. 

The gameplay in the single player mode is some of the best yet. The variety of the levels and the way you progress through the levels are such a joy and also a challenge. The developers went all out with capabilities of Nintendo Switch hardware. This is fast paced, well designed with new gameplay elements at every corner. It is an absolute blast to play.

Get ready for Splatoon 2, check out our full review of the game coming soon.

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Aspyr Media and Digital Continue announced today that Next Up Hero is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux in early 2018.

Next Up Hero is an arcade action-adventure driven by Community Continue, in which players take turns fighting — and dying — in community game sessions, working to conquer impossibly hard monsters and bosses together, one hero at a time.

Choose from nine heroes with an assortment of weapons and abilities to suit your playstyle, from swords and rocket launchers to laser turrets, bongo drums, and boomerangs. When you die, you’ll leave behind an Echo of your hero on the battlefield. The next in the line of heroes will be able to resurrect your Echo as an AI battle companion. Take turns continuing friends’ games, fighting and dying until you have an entire army of Echoes by your side, and enough strength to finally defeat those jerk monsters. Everyone dies. Heroes continue.

Next Up Hero is the first original game from developer Digital Continue, founded by industry veteran Joe Tringali, the co-founder of 5TH Cell, creators of Scribblenauts, Lock’s Quest and Drawn to Life.

Next Up Hero is being developed with community feedback, beginning with an exclusive closed beta launch at RTX Austin today, and moving to Steam’s Early Access in the fall. Digital Continue will incorporate community ideas to improve characters, modes, weapons, attacks, and enemy types for the final game, launching in early 2018.

This is a unique looking game and one that fans should love. What do you all think of it?

source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Jul, 2017 At 02:08 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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We’re proud to reveal that KnightOut, an exciting upcoming medieval brawler from 2nd Studio, has hit its funding goal! The development team at 2nd Studio is super excited to hit this milestone, and will be announcing stretch goals on the campaign page (fig.co/knightout) soon. KnightOut will be releasing on PC and Nintendo Switch later this year.

About KnightOut

Players start by building castle walls, adding gates, weapons, traps and more to prepare for battle with up to four players and set the stage for mayhem! They’ll need to choose strategies wisely – bulking up castles with heavy weapons or mastering the sword and taking out opponents in close combat. For solo players, arcade mode challenges players to defend their castles from oncoming menacing forces. 2nd Studio is designing KnightOut as a creative yet strategic game with many different modes and customization options for maximum replayability.

This looks like a cool game,  and it should be fun on both PC and Switch this year.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Jul, 2017 At 09:31 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Kemco sent out the following

 

KEMCO proudly announces the release of Revenant Saga for Wii U set to hit the Nintendo eShop today. Standard prices are USD 9.99 / EUR 9.99 / GBP 8.99 / AUD 13.00.

Story

After his childhood friend’s parents are stricken with the plague, Albert meets one Dr. Moreau, and agrees to participate in a trial experiment for the promise of a potential cure. However, when the experiment itself proves to be a facade for turning humans into revenants and the Rystorian Order suddenly intervenes, Albert is left with the soul of a demon inside him vying for control of his body. Realizing the same mad scientist who tricked him is also responsible for his childhood friend’s death and many others close to him, he sets out on a journey alone to exact revenge on the man who ruined his life…
However, after crossing paths with revenant hunter slash potential valkyrie, Esther, and being pushed into joining her cause, Albert begins to seriously wonder if or how long he will be able to keep his secret from his new companion. To make matters worse, she has been endowed with the very powers capable of vanquishing those like him!

Stunning 3D Battles

Smooth controls and a fluid camera make 3D battles in Revenant Saga stress free and perfect for PlayStation! In addition, powerful skills with brilliant effects enhance the RPG experience like never before! And with auto and semi-auto functions, battles are as simple as the touch of a button!

Features

What you should know: Revenant Saga will incorporate over 30+ hours of gameplay woven around Albert’s elaborate journey. This includes a variety of unique subquests, in-battle transformation systems, as well as a weapon forging system allowing players to make entirely unique weapons!

Kemco has released some great RPGs on the Wii U, 3DS, mobile devices and more platforms. They are great throwback RPGs and offer a great amount of content. This may be worth looking into for fans of the genre who own a Wii U.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Jul, 2017 At 08:21 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed some multiplayer options for Pac-Man VS. in Namco Museum for Switch.

 

You can play with 1 to 3 people on 1 Nintendo Switch but only as Ghosts.
Multiplayer will require each player to have a controller.
With 2 Nintendo Switches you can play as Pac-Man (1 person) and as a Ghost (1 to 3 people) by local communication by downloading a free App on the eShop enabling Download Play (as long as one person has purchased the full game).

 

This is some cool news. Although online multiplayer may not be possible for this ( at least right now), but this is a great alternative. Hopefully the set up works and fans can appreciate this classic.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Jul, 2017 At 10:22 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Ron Gilbert’s adventure game Thimbleweed Park will be coming to Switch.

The creator of Monkey island and Maniac Mansion tweeted out the following

The game has received good reviews and is considered a worthy successor to Gilbert’s earlier works, with the same quirky sense of humor and offbeat nature.

No further details were given, as a formal announcement is coming soon.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Jul, 2017 At 11:23 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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99Vidas, the throwback beat em up from Qubyte Interactive might see a release on Nintendo Switch…..if the fans want it. This isn’t the typical case of wanting fans to demand a game before a developer brings it however, as Qubyte Interactive does not have a Switch Dev kit yet and wants to let Nintendo know the game is wanted on the system.

Responding to questions from Real Otaku Gamer about the possibility of the game coming to Switch, Qubyte Interactive has said they want the fans to let Nintendo know that there is demand for the game on Switch. If that happens, they can get a dev kit and bring the game to Switch.

For those who do not know what 99Vidas: the game is, here is a video showing off the game. it is a great throwback to the beat em up greats of old.

 

We did a review of the pc version as well, which can be found here. I would greatly suggest letting Nintendo know about this, as it is a great game.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Jun, 2017 At 04:40 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nicalis has shared a new clip of their upcoming fighting game Blade Strangers. The game has gorgeous 2D graphics and looks to be a lot of fun.

 

The crossover fighting will no doubt be a lot of fun on PS4 and Nintendo Switch when it launches.

Will you be checking it out?