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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Nov, 2017 At 05:55 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Combines all the content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition with all-new enhanced features. Includes 100+ hours of award-winning adventures and the tools to create your own! Play alone, with a friend, or join up to 64 others online! Step into a fantastical world filled with magic, wonder, and adventure at every turn.

Enhanced Features

  • Improved Display: Your portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on your chosen resolution including 1080p and 4k.
  • Advanced Graphics Options: Pixel shaders and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals. Enable contrast, vibrance, and depth of field options as preferred.
  • Community Endorsed: Original developers have teamed with key members of the Neverwinter Nights community to curate important fan-requested improvements to support players, storytellers, and modders.
  • Backwards Compatibility: Works with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights. A galaxy of community created content awaits.

Description

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Combines all the content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition with all-new enhanced features. Includes 100+ hours of award-winning adventures and the tools to create your own! Play alone, with a friend, or join up to 64 others online! Step into a fantastical world filled with magic, wonder, and adventure at every turn.

Enhanced Features

  • Improved Display: Your portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on your chosen resolution including 1080p and 4k.
  • Advanced Graphics Options: Pixel shaders and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals. Enable contrast, vibrance, and depth of field options as preferred.
  • Community Endorsed: Original developers have teamed with key members of the Neverwinter Nights community to curate important fan-requested improvements to support players, storytellers, and modders.
  • Backwards Compatibility: Works with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights. A galaxy of community created content awaits.

This is excellent news, and we hope to cover this game more in the future. Will you be getting this remaster?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Nov, 2017 At 01:52 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Old School Otaku, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News, ROG Retro | With 0 Comments

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RPGs are a beloved genre, but when it comes to video games, most of the best RPGs trace their roots to one series and that is Ultima, the series from Lord British himself, Richard Garriot. There is so much that can be said about the Ultima series that I will need to do this in parts. Today we look at Ultima Underworld, the spinoff that inspired so many games.

In this game, you explored things from a first person perspective, but unlike dungeon crawlers at the time, this one not a single flash screen affair. Rather, the game scrolled in real time which allowed a deeper sense of immersion than anything else at the time. This was more than just a dungeon crawler though, as there was a massive world to explore with multiple sidequests. It eschewed typical expectations for RPGs and instead created a new format and style for itself. The best games are not those that try to be the best or try to be the most unique for the sake of being unique. Rather the best games are the ones that set out to do something different because they are doing what is best for the game.

Ultima Underworld was the first indoor, real-time, 3D first-person game to allow the player to look up and down, and to jump. This would influence not only later RPGs but also first person shooters as well. The games also told a real story rather than the generic plots of many other RPGs, by expanding on the worlds introduced in Ultima and giving us a new part of it to explore. The result was a fully realized world that even the main series borrowed from. Ultima has always been a series of firsts and the  Ultima Underworld games continued that. This is the point where games started relying less on imagination and moved from telling you the details, to showing them. Suddenly what was once the norm in gaming, became obsolete very quickly.

I do not hesitate when I say that Ultima Underworld 1 and 2 influenced the creation of almost all first person open world RPGs that came out after. This includes multiple styles of games such as The Elder Scrolls as well as Bioshock and Deus Ex. In fact, Warren Spector himself worked on this game. In addition, the music for Ultima Underworld: The Sygian Abyss was done by George Sanger, the fat man himself, and one of his frequent collaborators David Govett, and they brought their best to this work. The soundtrack was created as a powerful work with  great combat music and the best feeling of immersion, with moments of dread and excitement being conveyed beautifully.

Ultima Underworld 1 and 2 can still be appreciated today. Even with the older style of visuals and game design, the games hold up surprisingly well, which is a testament to how well they were made. I encourage you all to try these games, and see for yourself why they helped make gaming what it is today. If you do check these games out ( available on GOG.com right here), you might also be interested in knowing there is a third game coming. Underworld Ascendant will see Warren Spector return to the director’s role for the game and once more bring his insight. Now is the perfect time to see why these games matter so much.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Neo Geo fighting game classic World Heroes is coming to the Switch very soon. The game is coming on November 30th.

This is regarded as one of the best on the Neo Geo and an all time favourite of many.

You can see a trailer below

 

 

Will you be getting this?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 03:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Neo Geo gem King of Fighters ’96 will be making its debut on the Nintendo Switch at the end of the year. it is scheduled to arrive on December 28th.

This was considered one of the best in the series, and was the point where the games really got going.

Will you be checking this out?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 02:57 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Another fighting game may be coming to Nintendo Switch.

The developers of Omen of Sorrow were asked on twitter about the possibility of a Switch release for the upcoming fighting game and responded by saying they are indeed looking into obtaining dev kits.

 

Omen of Sorrow is a 2.5D fighting game in the style of Mortal Kombat, using 4 button inputs for moves. You can see a video below.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Nov, 2017 At 06:06 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 1 Comment

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Hamster will be bringing two more classic arcade games coming to Switch  very soon. VS. Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon are coming this December to the Switch.

According to a listing in a Japanese software catalog, VS. Super Mario Bros. will come on December 22., and Double Dragon on December 28,

These are amazing arcade games and well worth getting!

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The quirky and off beat shoot em up Ice Cream Surfer will be coming to Switch, PS4 and PS Vita very soon. This was revealed by the developer on twitter.

 

Ice Cream Surfer is a unique shoot em up that is certainly different. Will you be checking this out?

By Ramon Rivera On 16 Nov, 2017 At 08:15 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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PM Studios and acttil are excited to announce that their latest music game, MUSYNX™, is coming to Nintendo Switch™ for the North American market, both physically and digitally, in Q1 2018! The release format for the European market will be announced shortly.
With more than 50 songs to choose from, MUSYNX is the next destination of choice for rhythm game fans to rock out and stretch their rhythmic fingers! The simple, organic game mechanics will put players to the test with rhythms and beats like no other. With multiple difficulty levels and a huge range of genres to choose from (pop, classical, trance, vocaloid, R&B, and more), players will be glued to their Nintendo Switch for hours and hours, whether at home or on the go! We’ll also have more information about DLC very soon!

About MUSYNX Originally developed and published as a mobile app, MUSYNX has received overwhelmingly positive reviews and fan feedback from all over the world. PM Studios is now stepping in to help for this Nintendo Switch version to give it an all-new look from the inside out. The game will feature over 50 musical selections at release! Those who played MUSYNX on mobile are sure to have a familiar, yet totally fresh, experience when it releases on Nintendo Switch in 2018!

Key Features ? Switch up the Music! – Rock out to over 50 tracks on Nintendo Switch, featuring genres like pop, rock, trance, R&B, classical, and more! ? Test Your Rhythm! – Simple yet challenging gameplay will put your rhythm to the ultimate test! ? Become the Melody Maestro! – Each button press plays part of the song – tapping to the rhythm is the key to a complete musical experience! ? How Do You Like Your Music? – Easy, Hard, and even “Inferno” – you have full control over how you want to play! ? Pump Up the Artwork! – Each track has a unique artistic presentation to get you amped up along with the music!

 

 

 

This is great to hear. PM Studios already has one great hit coming to Switch (which was reviewed here) and now this? We are excited.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 11:40 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Brawlout was previously announced for the Nintendo Switch and now we have some idea of when it is coming.

According to the developers, the game will be coming in less than a month.

Brawlout is a great game, and we loved it on PC. If you haven’t seen our PC review of the game, check it out here.

 

Will you be getting this on Switch?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 10:18 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Indie hit, Max The Curse of Brotherhood will be coming to the Switch on December 21 according to a listing on the eShop

 

A warm Summer day, Max comes home from school and finds his room in a mess. His little brother Felix is playing with his toys again! In anger, Max turns to his laptop and makes a search: “How to make your brother disappear”.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Fortunately, the Magic Marker has the power to bend the elements and create magic objects that can help Max on his quest. Join Max on the greatest adventure of his life!
Game Features
– Explore a stunningly beautiful world with handcrafted levels.
– Run, jump, climb and swing through another world in a tightly tuned platformer
– Shape the elements to your will with the power of the Magic Marker.
– A heartwarming story of monsters, magic, and brotherly love.’

This is an amazing game, and it is great to see it come to the Switch. Will you be getting it?

 

Source: Switch eShop