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By Stark Wyvern On 17 Apr, 2017 At 10:17 PM | Categorized As Indie Spotlight, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The world of games certainly is changing and indie games are becoming better and better. It is no surprise then that the fantastic folks at Tequila Works have put out another great indie game. The Sexy Brutale which follows the Groundhog Day-Esque story of Lafacadio a priest out to help those in need is truly a great one. This game is unlike other games I have played recently, but it fit it with my time as I have also been playing other games.

The idea that this game also takes place in a casino resort where everyone wears masks is pretty cool. The characters all have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies, and you really don’t know who you should root for. In a bare bones sense, this game is a murder mystery, with the main character hoping to uncover the culprit. Now as the characters all wear masks, there is already a sense of distrust. Could one of these weirdos actually be the killer, or is something out there in the darkness really doing it all?

Playing through a decent chunk of the game, I’m still unsure, but it is certainly something I am enjoying. The characters are completely their own person, and it will certainly take some more discovery to figure out this mystery. The thing that really does make this game stand out is the fact that, you do relive the same day, in hopes of discovering the truth. Now, the puzzles aren’t to be taken lightly but, as I have no intention of spoiling them for you, just know it is a challenging game.

Lafcadio certainly does need help, and if you play this game, I’m sure you will help this poor man. All he wants to do is to help find out who is killing all of these people. Just don’t let yourself overstep your bounds, or you will certainly wake up at the start of the day once more.

Hopefully, you think of this game as highly as I have. It doesn’t come out until tomorrow, but if this has piqued your interest at all, it is certainly worth buying. The Sexy Brutale comes out on April 11th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For the purposes of this review, I did play on the PS4 and it was a great gaming experience.

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Mr.Shifty which was created by Team Shifty is coming out tomorrow, on Nintendo Switch and Steam. I was lucky enough to score a review copy and let me tell you, I enjoyed it. This crazy game is similar to certain top down games like Hot Line Miami but has its own twist. The main character Mr.Shifty can teleport. It honestly is quite similar to Nightcrawler of the XMen and his teleporting skill.

This game may seem simple on the surface in that you just need to climb a tower and take down goons, but it gets hectic fast. This game is unforgiving in that if you die you start the stage over.

Enemies appear seemingly out of nowhere in certain stages. In other stages they are planned, but they do tend to walk towards sounds. You need to have quick reflexes in order to take down all of the goons.

Mr.Shifty’s power is hard to handle sometimes especially in moments of high stress. Taking down 50 enemies who all can one shot kill you makes things tense. This mission that Shifty and his assistant are on is something clearly worth it all, but it certainly isn’t a game for those who hate to lose.

I died plenty of times but honestly it felt good to start floors over. You honestly learn how to play the game as you die. You learn where you need to go and how you can wipe out more men in a single attack.

This game is certainly worth picking up if you need another game worth playing. It might fill some of the void of time you may now have after beating Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch!

So, if this game sounds at all interesting it is certainly worth the 15$. If you need some convincing they did release a demo online in February for people to try!

Feel free to watch the trailer below to find out if you may like it, and get ready to Shift into crime with Mr. Shifty tomorrow!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Oct, 2016 At 11:53 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, NINTENDO, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Rougelikes are an amazing genre of games and one that I truly enjoy. As such, I was extremely happy to hear that Quest of Dungeons was coming to Wii U. The Wii U doesn’t have a vast selection of rougelikes but it is getting some good ones.

Quest of Dungeons is a game with a simple premise. Enter the dungeons to defeat the evil dark lord. You choose from one of four classes of characters (warrior, wizard, assassin or shaman), who all play similar to each other but with some key differences when it comes to attacking and progressing. Pick the one that is right for you, and you will have a good time playing.

Quest of Dungeons is a no nonsense game, as a single mistake can kill you and force you to start over at the beginning and start your quest anew. As well, there is a unique mirroring mechanic in the game, where your movements are tied to the movements of your enemies. In this way it is very similar to traditional RPG games, which I feel gives this a unique hook.

This is a game you can get lost in, both figuratively and literally. The levels and layout are massive, so you will need the Wii U gamepad to keep track of where you are, thanks to the map on the gamepad screen. However, every time you play, everything will be different. There will be enemies in different locations, treasures and weapons elsewhere and so on.

Overall, I loved the game. I think its a great rougelike, and the visuals are extremely appealing, with the 16 bit pixel art look. Like I said above, the Wii U does not have a vast selection of rougelikes but it is getting some good ones. This game definitely counts as one of the good ones. I highly recommend it.

By Wade Hinkle On 22 Sep, 2016 At 08:18 AM | Categorized As PC Games | With 0 Comments

No GravatarRomanian Indie Developer Those Awesome Guys has released a new DLC for their PC game Move or Die on Steam today.

The DLC titled “The Best Value Update” includes two new game modes, six Mutators, adds an in-game chate and improves online features:

  • Two New Game Modes: Loot Grab & Mind Control – Loot Grab will have players grab randomly spawning loot to carry back to their loot chest. Mind Control gives the ability to swap controls with opposing players by touching them and killing “mind controlled” characters before the end of the round
  • Six New Mutators – New Mutator options to spice up each of the game modes include:
    • VVVVVV – With a blessing from Terry Cavanagh himself, the creator of VVVVVV, we’ve introduced the popular gravity-reversal mechanic to Move or Die
    • NSFW – Every character becomes naked, therefore they get censored
    • Decoys – A crowd of non-interactive characters run around the level making it more difficult to spot your opponents
    • Stabilizer – The highest scoring player moves slower while the lowest scoring player moves faster
    • Underwater – Submerges the entire game underwater causing the players to float around the level freely
    • Bomb Drop – Players automatically drop exploding bombs every few seconds
  • New Game Announcer – YouTube personality Lilypichu adds her distinct and recognizable voice to announcer lineup of Move or Die. Kawaii!
  • In-game Chat – Players can now chat with each other using the new in-match chat system and can be used at all times
  • Abandon Penalty – Rage quitters beware as players who abandon online games before they are finished will receive a temporary “No XP” penalty that will prevent any XP from being gained for the next few rounds

Move or Die is a fast-paced, 4-player local and online party game where the mechanics change every 20 seconds, currently available on PC, Mac, Linux & SteamOS.

Check out the screenshots and trailer that accompanied the DLC announcement below:


The DLC is free and to celebrate the release, Those Awesome Guys are living up to their name by droping the price to $7.49 as part of the Steam Daily Deal. This will only be for a limited time before the price goes back to the retail price of $14.99.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Sep, 2016 At 12:59 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNew Blood Interactive has announced Dusk. The game is a throwback to 90’s style PC FPS games. The game is looking excellent and really captures the vibe it sets out to. You can see the announce trailer below.

 

 

 

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Indie games often take inspiration from the past and sometimes it is done poorly. Other times however, the experience is nothing short of amazing. Axiom Verge falls into the latter category. Clearly inspired by a classic Nintendo series, the game has now come to the Wii U. Axiom verge wears its inspiration on its sleeve but at the same time puts its own spin on everything. It is a Metroidvania that takes the genre back to its roots to explore why the genre is so beloved while also bringing new ideas.

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You start off alone on a hostile alien world with only vague hints of what to do at first. You gather weapons and find power-ups like in many games, but the weapons serve multiple purposes. While some weapons and items are required for solving puzzles and progressing, you will soon find inventive ways to use the items to progress and attack enemies. Speaking of enemies, Axiom Verge has some of the best enemy design in an indie game in a long time. The common ones are actually are varied and unique, while the bosses stand out above all others and have real character to them. The boss battles are difficult and you will die, but the fun is in finding the best method of attack to defeat your foes. Like I said, you will die several times but its all part of the game.

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The music in this game is nothing short of incredible. From the intro music to the boss battle themes, Axiom Verge is an audio masterpiece. Do not be surprised if you end up going back to certain areas just to listen to the music several times in a row. The audio in general including the sound effects are also well done and this just feels more complete of a game than many AAA games.

A big part of the fun is finding new ways to explore areas and progress and I guarantee you that one item in particular will stand out above all others. It will certainly help you find a new love of glitches. The other weapons and items all have various uses as mentioned above. For example, the drill is used to progress through certain areas but is also a good weapon in skilled players’ hands.

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The Wii U gamepad is great for fast inventory changes and having a clear map handy. Its a small thing but makes all the difference. Plus it is just as fun to play on the gamepad as it is on the TV.

 

Do I think you should buy this game? Oh definitely yes. This is a must play for any Nintendo fan out there!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Aug, 2016 At 10:38 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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There will be a Nintendo direct this Thursday focusing exclusively on Nintendo 3DS games. Nintendo has said there will be no discussion of the NX at this time. Will you be watching?

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Aug, 2016 At 11:39 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarTallowmere is coming to the Wii U this week and we now know the download size for the game. Tallowmere is an indie 2d action platformer, developed by Chris McFarland. The ever-changing dungeons and up to 4 player local co-op is one of the many features available on this version of the game. Tallowmere is also available on Steam.

To download the game, you will need a spare 326 mb.

We will have a review of the game up shortly after launch.

 

No Gravatarrenegade_kid-656x427Renegade Kid Announced the following

Renegade Kid has announced that its co-founders, Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove, have made the difficult decision to bring their 10-year partnership of developing games together as Renegade Kid LLC to an end.
With their friendship and respect for each other still very much intact, Watsham and Hargrove will continue developing videogames under the names of their new companies: Atooi and Infitizmo.
The award-winning library of Intellectual Properties that Renegade Kid has created over the past decade will be finding new homes. All of Renegade Kid’s “2D” games, including the Mutant Mudds series and Treasurenauts, will become the property of Atooi. All of Renegade Kid’s “3D” games, including the Dementium series and Moon Chronicles, will become the property of Infitizmo.
We hope you will share in the excitement that both Jools and Gregg feel for their new journeys. You can follow their progress on twitter: @AtooiLLC and @InfitizmoLLC.

While it is sad to hear of the studio’s demise, it is good to know that the IPs will continue and both studios will still be making games.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Aug, 2016 At 06:14 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Axiom Verge – Special launch offer: €16.19 until 08/9/2016, regular price: €17.99 Tetraminos – €4.99

Wii U Demo

Discovery

3DS Retail

Metroid Prime: Federation Force – €39.99 (available Friday)

3DS Download

Chain Blaster – €4.99 Inazuma Eleven The Movie – €3.99 (video)

3DS Demo

Chain Blaster

eShop Sales

Wii U

99 Moves – €1.49/ £1.34 / CHF 2.10 until 22/09/2016, regular price €2.49 / £2.29 / CHF 3.50 Swords & Soldiers II – €8.99 until 08/09/2016, regular price €18.99 FreezeME – €7.99 until 15/09/2016, regular price €13.60 Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade – €3.99 until 30/09/2016, regular price €6.99 Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues – €3.69 until 30/09/2016, regular price €4.99 Color Zen – €2.24 until 30/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Color Zen Kids – €1.79 until 30/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Cube Life: Island Survival – €6.99 until 30/09/2016, regular price €9.99 My Style Studio: Hair Salon – €3.74 until 30/09/2016, regular price €4.99 My Style Studio: Notebook – €2.34 until 30/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Rubik’s Cube – €3.99 until 30/09/2016, regular price €4.99 Spy Chameleon – €2.49 until 29/09/2016, regular price €4.99 The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version – €3.99 until 15/09/2016, regular price €4.99

3DS

2 Fast 4 Gnomz – €2.99 until 29/09/2016, regular price €4.20 AiRace Speed – €2.39 until 29/09/2016, regular price €3.49 AiRace Xeno – €1.69 until 29/09/2016, regular price €2.49 Angry Bunnies – €3.89 until 30/09/2016, regular price €6.49 Bubble Pop World – €2.99 until 30/09/2016, regular price €3.99 Color Zen – €2.39 until 30/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Color Zen Kids – €1.99 until 30/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey – €3.48 until 30/09/2016, regular price €4.99 My Style Studio: Hair Salon – €3.48 until 30/09/2016, regular price €4.99 Rubik’s Cube – €3.99 until 30/09/2016, regular price €4.99 Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! – €2.24 until 22/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Snow Moto Racing 3D – €3.99 until 08/09/2016, regular price €7.99 The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind – €5.99 until 15/09/2016, regular price €12.99 KAMI – €1.99 until 22/09/2016, regular price €2.99 Tappingo – €1.99 until 22/09/2016, regular price €2.99 The Legend of Dark Witch – Chronicle 2D ACT – €2.99 until 22/09/2016, regular price €3.99 Witch & Hero – €1.99 until 22/09/2016, regular price €2.99

Source: Nintendo PR