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By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Sep, 2017 At 03:08 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WayForward sent out the following

 

WayForward has teamed up with Last Dimension to bring its magical misadventure Mystik Belle to consoles! Originally created for Steam, the 2017 version delivers silky smooth frame rates, updated trophies and achievements, and a revised storyline.  We hope you will enjoy this bewitching and expansive adventure every bit as much as much as we did!  

 

About Mystik Belle:

Trouble is brewing at the Hagmore School of Witchcraft, and only freshman witch-in-training Belle MacFae can put things right.

As Belle, you must seek out the three crucial ingredients of the Walpurgisnacht Brew, which means investigating the school’s colorful 2D landscapes in a quest that combines elements of nonlinear, exploration-based action-platformers and classic object-oriented adventures.

As you traverse the labyrinthine school’s catacombs, laboratories, dungeons, and forests, you’ll use everything from a sledgehammer to a fish head to solve numerous puzzles.
And when you aren’t testing your grey matter, you’ll put your wand to use against a variety of impressively animated enemies, including spooky spiders, pesky plants, and rambunctious rodents.

Can your mind and magic overcome the myriad mysteries, or will this quest spell defeat for the unfortunate Belle?

 

Key Features:

  • Explore a vast magical school containing a variety of environments
  • Discover new spells and abilities, and use them to combat more than 60 types of enemy monsters.
  • Collect bizarre objects to solve numerous brain-draining puzzles
  • Encounter and interact with your fellow Hagmore inhabitants. Snark and sarcasm abound!
  • Level up, gain new powers, and increase your strength, RPG-style!
  • Locate secret lore to discover the story’s true ending

 

 

This is a very cool looking game, and the game coming to consoles is a good thing. Will you be getting this?

 

Source: WayForward PR

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Sep, 2017 At 09:29 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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RCMADIAX was one of the most prolific indie developers for the Wii U. However, with the system at the end of its life,  RCMADIAX is moving on.

 

The following tweet was sent out.

 

RCMADIAX had hit and miss games. Some were not good, but some like Super Robo Mouse were amazing. The games are cheap and if you are a Wii U owner, who wants something to play, you could do a lot worse.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Sep, 2017 At 05:38 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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There are many kinds of RPGs out there, both established genres like JRPGs and others such as action RPGs, and when the genres begin to blend together, things become interesting. Fallen Legion is an RPG that blends various styles to create unique gameplay that fits its nature well. But is it a good game beyond that?

In terms of the story, Fallen Legion is a bit on the more simplistic side as with many indie RPGs. It isn’t bad, but fairly conventional, although it does try to change things up by offering choices to make This does help give a bit of variety but to be honest, the allure of the game is not in its story, and that is okay. In the end, the story while fairly generic, is more of a backdrop against what is the more unique points of the game.  As stated, you  must make split-second decisions that are meant to have an impact on the game’s story, but it doesn’t really go that far. What is good, is that Fallen Legion shows  two perspectives in different games, to create a more immersive experience. Its nice, but what is the real draw is the gameplay.

I mentioned above, the JRPG and Action RPG genres, and Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire serves as a blending of those two, with elements of Strategy RPGs as well. It is actually far more of an action game with RPG and SRPG elements, but it comes out well in terms of combat. The battle system is fairly unique, and fighting requires your attention for all actions.  You control multiple characters simultaneously, and need to master combos, and counters to progress, which is a nice twist on the traditional formula.. There isn’t as much leveling up for characters, again making this more action based, and it wouldn’t exactly be wrong to call this an RPG inspired action game. That to me actually does sound more interesting a concept than an action RPG but that is neither here nor there.

The game’s playstyle is its draw and it does it well. It goes nicely with gorgeous hand drawn art and excellent music to create unique atmospheres for the battles. In fact, I would say the combat in the game is some of the most unique I have ever seen, and I would like to see the developers push that part forward in other games, perhaps making a full on action game with more story focus and less of a Valkyrie Profile inspired game. As it is, I would recommend this for the unique combat playstyle, it is one of a kind.

 

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A review key was provided by the developers.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Sep, 2017 At 05:37 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Lethal League Blaze is an intense, high speed ball game, with unique characters, out of sight sounds and none of that weak shit.

– Up to 4 players
– Online multiplayer
– Multiple gamemodes
– Highly competitive gameplay
You can join our discord, Reptile Hideout, where you can chill and hear the latest news about games made by Team Reptile.

Lethal League Blaze is the sequel to the popular projectile-fighting game Lethal League, to be released in 2018 on PC and console. This time around there will be more characters and gamemodes to choose from. Team Reptile upped their game with improved, high resolution graphics, but the game still maintains the extreme, responsive experience of the original Lethal League.

One of the new characters will be the final boss of the previous game, Doombox. Doombox is an out of control experiment that escaped and took hold of the first machine it could find, an old boombox.

Find out more about the game in the coming months, that is, if you’re in the Reptile Hideout or following any of the Team Reptile social outlets!

Letha League was an amazing game, and this game sounds even better. You can see a trailer below.

 

 

Are you excited for this? We sure are!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Sep, 2017 At 10:25 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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We now know next week’s Neo Geo game for Switch has been revealed, and it is the all time classic, Spin Master.

 

Spin Master is a side-scrolling action game released by Data East in 1993. The adventurer Johnny along with his best friend Tom will use a large variety of weapons and attacks in order to retrieve his beloved and the stolen treasure map from the mad scientist Dr. De Playne.

 

The game is an all time classic and one that more people should play.

 

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was an amazing game full of fun and awesome action. Now WayForward has brought a new addition to the game, with the addition of DLC focusing on Risky Boots, the pirate queen herself. This DLC brings a new style of gameplay, but is it worth getting?

Right from the start, Pirate Queen’s Quest shakes things up, since Risky has completely different gameplay from Shantae, that t is actually reminiscent of Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse a bit. however, there is more than just playing the game as Risky with her tools, as the levels have been changed  to introduce new challenges, as well as bringing in new enemies. This campaign is a lot harder than the main game, but is still a rewarding experience. There are now new platform puzzles, new tricks to learn to progress, and above all else, a funny storylien that offers growth for Risky as a character.

There is still the amazing music that WayForward brings to their games, and even a few fun twists on what you might expect. The game retains the awesome visuals of the base game, and the new enemies looks terrific. These new enemies will give you a much tougher fight than what you encountered before, but that is part of the fun. The upgrades, the animations, everything about this game feels like it built on what was established before, and helped expand on it to reach new heights.

Playing as Risky actually feels different than playing as Shantae and that alleviates a fear I had for the DLC. The DLC is priced very well, and for the content contained within, it actually feels like a bargain. With more content coming, I am really eager to see what WayForward has planned next for the Shantae universe. If you have played Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, then you need to get this DLC as well!

 

 

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Reviewed on Nintendo Switch

No GravatarTelltale sent out the following

 

Citizens of Gotham City,

 

We’re excited to announce that episode one of Batman – The Telltale Series is now available for free in perpetuity for all iOS users! In addition, we’re launching a free comprehensive performance update today that provides significant technical improvements and should ensure the series runs smoothly on a broader range of iOS-based devices. iPhone and iPad players can begin their adventures today and experience Telltale’s critically-acclaimed take on the Batman universe.
In the series’ opening episode, entitled ‘Realm of Shadows,’ Bruce Wayne discovers his father was in fact a ruthless crime boss, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about his identity. As both Bruce and Batman, players must negotiate harsh political realities and prevent Gotham City from descending into chaos while digging into the truth about the Wayne family’s sordid past. The decisions players make across Batman – The Telltale Series then optionally carry over into the ongoing second season, Batman: The Enemy Within.
Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce WayneTravis Willingham as Harvey DentErin Yvette as Vicki ValeEnn Reitel as Alfred PennyworthMurphy Guyer as Lieutenant James GordonRichard McGonagle as Carmine FalconeJason Spisak as Oswald CobblepotDave Fennoy as Lucius FoxAnthony Ingruber as John Doe, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.
Batman – The Telltale Series is a standalone product separate from the second season, Batman: The Enemy Within. It is currently available at retailers across North America on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The disc includes the first episode of the season, as well as access to download all subsequent episodes through an online connection.
Both Batman – The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. All currently available episodes have been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB.
For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter, and like Telltale on Facebook.
This is amazing news. Fans who were on the fence can now try out the first episode of the series and see if they like it. This author recommends doing so!
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Sep, 2017 At 12:44 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

 

Axolot Games, creator of the popular Scrap Mechanic, today announced the next step in the company’s development with a deal to publish seafaring sensation Raft and investment in its developer Redbeet Interactive.

Raft is a unique and hugely popular survival game in which players are thrown into an epic oceanic adventure and tasked with surviving a treacherous sea, either alone or with friends. Trapped on a simple raft, players must gather debris, scavenge reefs and grow crops to survive and build their own floating home. Oh, and be wary of the man-eating sharks!

The free alpha version of Raft has already been downloaded more than 5 million times from itch.io and become a huge hit among video and stream creators everywhere. “When we met Redbeet Interactive and heard what they wanted to do with Raft we were really impressed with their future vision for the game,” said Kacper Antonius, CEO of Axolot Games. “The love and dedication Redbeet have for Raft is really inspiring. Since we are both passionate about making survival games with building mechanics, we knew that we would be great partners.”

André Bengtsson, founder of Redbeet Interactive said: “The response to the Raft alpha has been simply incredible and so we knew we needed to find the right partner to help live up to those expectations. When Axolot Games reached out to us and offered to help, we knew that its experience could help shape Raft into the game we wanted it to be. It’s a great match for us and now we can focus entirely on turning Raft into an even more special experience.”

Raft will release in 2018 on Steam Early Access. For more information visit www.raft-game.com

This is a truly unique looking game, and this author cannot wait to hear more about it. What do you all think?

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Sep, 2017 At 12:46 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Paradox Interactive sent out the following

 

Paradox Interactive, a publisher known for shooting from the hip, today announced Steel Division: Normandy 44 Second Wave, the first  DLC since the tactical RTS game’s release in May 2017, will be available September 21 on Windows PCs for $7.99.

The Second Wave DLC rolls out four new divisions, including two Allied: the 4th Armored Division (US) and 1st Special Service Brigade (UK), and two Axis: 9. Panzer (DE) and 16. Luftwaffen (DE). Second Wave also includes an exclusive ace – Lt. Col. Creighton W. Abrams and his famous thunderbolt M4 tank, along with 35 new units, including the legendary M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer!

This means Steel Division: Normandy 44 – Second Wave players will have an arsenal of new star units at their disposal, both on land and in air, as the game’s already giant list of historically accurate weaponry, tanks and troops expands even further.

 

 

In addition to the DLC announcement, a roadmap of all the free content that will be added continuously to the base game for the coming year, with a possible spill into early 2018, has also been released:

This is a good amount of DLC planned, and Paradox seems to have a lot in mind for the game. Are you excited?

source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Sep, 2017 At 06:29 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Punishment platformers are a popular genre, and have been for some time. We have seen greats such as Super Meat Boy, and others that are not so great. League of Evil is another entry into the genre and it offers up more of the same. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but does the game hold up on its own?

League of Evil involves short levels that get longer as you progress, simple action and minor objectives. Its great for short bursts of gameplay but does get very repetitive at times. This isn’t to say that the levels are all the same, since there is variety that is introduced, but it still feels less than what it could be. I don’t feel it is a bad game, but I do not feel it meets its true potential.

There is something much more important I must mention. The controls for the game are not good. They are far too loose, or far too sensitive and for a punishment platformer, this is a very bad thing. The controls often get in the way of the game and cause issues. As you progress in the game, it gets even worse with the controls either being too sensitive or not responding right, and that leading to numerous deaths.

I wanted to like League of Evil as I do find punishing games to be fun. Heck, I play Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze in order to relax when I am stressed. But the controls just got in the way far too much. I ultimately could not enjoy League of Evil and found it to be a chore to get through. It has great music, I will admit and a nice art style, but good music and good art is not enough to save the game.

I must suggest passing on this for now. I just cannot see it as being fun.

 

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Disclaimer: A review key was provided by the publisher.