Friday, May 29, 2015

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy

Whether you're looking for a new strategy game, or you're an old follower of the series, you should know that a new Star Hammer is about to be released. In this game you take command of a fleet of military space ships and lead them to victory in a 3D space environment. The game has over 60 tactical missions for you to play, or you can creat
e your own scenarios in the skirmish battle mode. The game is going to be released as of June 4th on Steam. Prepare for it soon!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tiamat X Release Coming Soon

Brought to you by BBQgames is a new platform shooter called Tiamat X, to be released to you on your PC soon. Being released on May 29th, Tiamat is a "tribute to the side-rolling shooters of yesteryear", says the developers, and feels right at home to those of you who enjoy old classic arcade games with an analog and buttons. Recommended for the game is a large set of speakers, as we're assuming that the game has some good sounds to back up it's class 8-bit feel.

You can purchace Tiamat X at http://www.desura.com/games/tiamat-x for only $3.99. Buy it now.

Guilty Gear Turns Ten

The arcade fighter series turns ten soon, and as a celebration Arc System Works is releasing a new game for the series, described as "the most complete and definitive game". It is to be released as Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R today, on May 26th. This fighter brights back the old Guilty Gear plot and mythos, with 25 playable anime style characters that makes the game fun and easy to watch. The game brings back the typical fighting modes along with updated features from the older games. The game will be available on Play Station and all like systems.

While I have played Guilty Gears in the past, they're only a moderately fun fighter game. If you want to pick up a game of this genre, I suggest Blaze Blue, Skullgirls, or Smash Bros, if you're newer to the fighting genre.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Release Mystik Belle

Graring up for it's debue tomorrow is a classic game known as Mystik Belle, developed by Last Dimension. In this 8-bit platformer, you play as a young witch on a journey through discovery and puzzle solving, blasting your way through monsters and other mayhem. The game features unique graphics that give the game the feel an older game might have, making it a good game for people who like the nostalgic feel of things like Mario and other 64 bit platformers. If you're looking for a small platformer to eat some of your time away, this is definitely a game to look into buying.

Mystik Belle will be avaliable on Steam, Playstation Network, and Ouya starting tomorrow, May 22nd.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Magicka 2 to be Released May 26th

Returning due to popular demand is the series called Magicka, a co-op RPG that lets you into the world of Midgard and rid the world of evil, all over again. The game allows you to cast thousands of spells to defeat enemies, alongside up to four other players if you wish. You can combine one of five elements to help fight with, or against, friends as you choose, as the new Magicka has friendly fire is an option that is always on in the new game. That partnered with fully customization characters makes the game lead up to a recipe for hilarious disaster. Fueled with lush landscapes and Nordic folklore, Magicka 2 is definitely something you'll want to put on your to-play game list.

You can preorder Magicka 2 now, wither Standard edition, or deluxe edition. The game's release date is soon, May 26th, and will be available for PlayStation 4 and the PC, so don't forget to pick up the game before then!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Life is Strange: Chaos Theory -- Episode 3

If you enjoy the adventure game genre, then I definitely recommend checking out Life is Strange. The title is an adventure game based on a mechanic where you can rewind and fast forward through the story by means of time travel, to solve a mystery of a missing person. Created in a collaboration of developer Dontnod and Square Enix, you follow the adventure as Max and Chloe. Episode 3, titled Chaos Theory, leads the pair to the school of Blackwell Academy in search for their missing friend, Rachel Amber. Their search leads them to discover some dark answers as the mystery unravels, and more uses for Max's power.

This third installment of the game is being released today, May 19th, on Steam, Xbox Live, and Playstation Network. Don't wait to get on board with this series, and start playing today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Toren: New Game Release

Being released this week is a new game called Toren, an action-adventure puzzle that takes after the Japanese game called Ico. It's developed by Brazillian developers Swordtale, who take the game and skew it towards a more surreal, abstract prospective. You play as a girl who wields a sword, progressively aging into an adult as you climb a tower. There are monsters and imps that you encounter along the way, like in most games, however you dispatch them through more unconventional methods rather than you do in normal RPG's, making the sword the girl carries mostly for show. Rather than fighting, most of the game is spent climbing and platforming, and puzzle solving. The plot reflects the surreal and abstract feel with heavy metaphors and mythology, and can leave you with more of a depth and understanding of the human condition than other RPG's normally played. The game runs for about 100 minutes, with a flaw that, if you fail the final boss, you have to pick back up at the start, and play through the game again. While the puzzles may be repetitive, and the frame rate can be poor, the game's style leaves it as one that is still fun to play repetitively. You can pick this game up for PC or for PS4 starting today, anywhere games are found.