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By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Oct, 2017 At 11:03 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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When a game starts out by telling you the easiest setting is Hard Mode, you know you are in for an experience. This was indeed the case for me, with Butcher on Nintendo Switch, a 2D action game that made no false claims about its intensity or action.

Butcher can best be described as Doom meets Metroid meets Battletoads on NES. Its an intense action game, in a wonderfully crafted 2D world, and is one of the hardest games you will ever play. The action kicks off immediately with your character setting out to kill the humans, and the gore just keeps ramping up as you go along. I have no issue with gory games when done well, and this is one of the cases of gore being done well. The HD rumble is even incorporated well into the game to create a more immersive experience, and certain weapons were really well done with HD rumble integration.

I’ve seen some people complain that the game is too difficult even for its claims. But to those people I say, “Did you not see the trailer? The game’s entire selling point is hard gameplay and intense action”. It isn’t a one-hit death type of game either, with strategy being necessary in order to progress. Plan your moves and you will make it far. Rush in with guns blazing and you will be racking up deaths like there will be no tomorrow.

I also liked the option of bringing in a CRT filter, to give the pixel art style a true retro feel. It just felt almost natural for the game, and while this is definitely not a game you would have seen on an older Nintendo system, it is fun to imagine. If I had any complaints, its that certain button inputs felt awkward and some changes needed to be done. Still that is a minor complaint, and the game is well worth getting. This is not one to pass up!

 

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Aug, 2017 At 03:57 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Crunching Koalas is bringing two new games to the Switch. These games are Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition and Butcher. Lichtspeer is “an unforgiving fast-paced lightspear-throwing simulator set in an ancient germanic future.” The Switch version has a new and exclusive co-op mode that has been added in. Butcher,  previously released on other platforms, is a tough 2D shooter that  has players taking on enemies and defeating them in all sorts of ways.

 

You can see trailer for the games below.

 

These are great looking games and it is awesome that they are coming to the Switch. The system is really building itself a decent library of indie games and that is awesome.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 May, 2017 At 11:42 PM | Categorized As Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Rest that lazy bum and turn on your consoles as Vile Monarch have manufactured another brilliant way to hurl insults through the power of technology! That’s right, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is coming to PS4 on May 30th, and Xbox One in June!

Take part in the smash hit that has sold over 250,000 copies, and magically cure all insult-related woes with the console release of Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator. You can purchase Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator for $2.99 USD on PS4 and Xbox One upon release!

We’ve explored all of our inner insults, but for those who can’t wait we’ve channeled the cosmos to create an unmatched insult board. For reference, mine was “Your mother wanted to be a muppet!”; I’ve since notified my mother of this news.

Game Features:
– Loner’s Insult Tournament Mode: Battle your way through numerous unique situations and verbally assault your CPU
– Real-Life Friends Mode: Beleaguer your actual friends on a couch, ottoman, or whatever else you like to rest your fanny on
– Imaginary-Friends Mode: Verbally take down strangers from all over the “Online world”
– 10 Hilarious Playable Characters: Each with their own unique voices, quirky traits, and hilarious “insult components”
– 5 Conflict Scenarios: Lay down some verbal jujitsu across 5 different trying situations and environments- Contentious Battle System: Employ combos, criticals, continuations and other new mechanics to outwit your argumentative opponents!

Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator is a truly unique game and is quite different from what most are used to. It is this kind of inventiveness that helps show just what is capable in gaming,

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 May, 2017 At 11:16 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

Rest that lazy bum and turn on your consoles as Vile Monarch have manufactured another brilliant way to hurl insults through the power of technology! That’s right, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is coming to PS4 on May 30th, and Xbox One in June!

Take part in the smash hit that has sold over 250,000 copies, and magically cure all insult-related woes with the console release of Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator. You can purchase Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator for $2.99 USD on PS4 and Xbox One upon release!

We’ve explored all of our inner insults, but for those who can’t wait we’ve channeled the cosmos to create an unmatched insult board. For reference, mine was “Your mother wanted to be a muppet!”; I’ve since notified my mother of this news.

 

Game Features:
– Loner’s Insult Tournament Mode: Battle your way through numerous unique situations and verbally assault your CPU
– Real-Life Friends Mode: Beleaguer your actual friends on a couch, ottoman, or whatever else you like to rest your fanny on
– Imaginary-Friends Mode: Verbally take down strangers from all over the “Online world”
– 10 Hilarious Playable Characters: Each with their own unique voices, quirky traits, and hilarious “insult components”
– 5 Conflict Scenarios: Lay down some verbal jujitsu across 5 different trying situations and environments- Contentious Battle System: Employ combos, criticals, continuations and other new mechanics to outwit your argumentative opponents!

Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator is a truly unique game and is quite different from what most are used to. It is this kind of inventiveness that helps show just what is capable in gaming,

 

Source: PR Email