For the past year, I have led a group of houses (The Gaiscioch Alliance) that help new players learn the ropes before sending them off to the big war. There are several key things I've learned along the way that are imperative to your success and enjoyment as a warrior in Conqueror's Blade.
If you've played any of the Trine series games you know what it is to play a work of art. Trine has a very unique graphical style with vibrant colors and scenery that looks straight out of a painting. The best way I can describe the whole Trine series is like playing a moving work of art.
GreedFall is at its core an action RPG with story. Like other action RPG games in recent years the combat will require the use of some active dodging. Or in GreedFall’s case the use of dodging or blocking. This title from Spiders, published by Focus Home Interactive, features a world roughly equivalent to the great age of sail. The setting is thus similar to the 16th through the 18th century, but with some magic giving the rituals and customs of religion and tribe far more than merely social impact. Given the presence of companions who fight with you, you could consider it more of an AA mix of Dragon Age with The Witcher. It has frequently been compared to those two games. Which fits, as it is just a smaller studio making something that blends the two styles quite nicely. You will start in your home in the city of Serene, with plans to sail to Teer Fradee. You have two goals there, diplomatic ties to the other nations and the native tribes, and finding a cure to a plague known as “The Malichor.”
Rift has introduced a new category of items, called ‘eternal.’ How true that monicker will be is unknown, although they certainly have some nice benefits once you manage to get them beefed up! That process, however, is a grind.
The Pathfinder universe has tried in the past to make entrances in the gaming world and to date it has never been realized to it's full potential.
In what has become the most successful Kickstarter in the gaming history, Ashes of Creation brought in 3.2 million dollars in crowdfunding for its MMORPG in development by self made millionaire Steven Sharif.
When you first enter Citadel: Forged with Fire you will be greeted with a sight that may leave you feeling a little crispy. You have just been dunked in lava, or born from lava, or maybe dipped your arms in lava. The truth isn’t really clear, and there’s nothing yet to tell us that story. Hopefully someday the wonderful folks over at Blue Isle Studios will do so!
While browsing Kickstarter for interesting titles I found one that has a really unique and awesome look at how to integrate teaching history with gaming.
The hard part of making any video game in the modern market seems to be making it more than another derivative cut and paste scenario.
EGX Rezzed is one of my own highlights of the year and some really incredible games regularly come out of the shadows at the London festival.