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Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness

2022-04-06

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Review

Lackblogger spent close to 80 hours on Black Geyser and has penned down his thoughts on the game.


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2022-02-08

Game of the Year Awards 2021 - Most Promising RPG

What is the most promising RPG of 2022? Like every year, you had your say. Check out the details to find out what games our visitors and editors think are most promising.


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Thursday - May 26, 2022

Hellslave - Gameplay @ SplatterCatGaming

by Hiddenx, 16:27

SplatterCatGaming checked out Hellslave:

Hellslave - Dark Medieval Demonology RPG

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Hellslave

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Dark Deity - Review @ GiN

by Hiddenx, 13:15

GiN checked out Dark Deity which is now available on Switch, too:

RPG Dark Deity Takes Its Inspiration from Fire Emblem Series

Dark Deity, which released last year on Steam and more recently on Switch, is a game that’s very reminiscent of a Fire Emblem that no longer exists. I personally loved Three Houses, but there was just something special about those older games: a strategy RPG where you couldn’t take time to grind and had to make do with what you were given. Dark Deity makes sure to wear its Fire Emblem inspiration like a badge of honor, and everything from the combat animations to the character portraits exude a very similar flair. So is Dark Deity an imposter, or is it a worthwhile contribution to your games collection? Let’s find out.

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All in all, Dark Deity on Switch is a great game for those who want to experience the old days of Fire Emblem, and this game proudly wears its inspiration as a badge of honor. What’s so impressive about the game is that it does everything reasonably well, from the visuals and music choices to the balancing of weapon and armor advantages or disadvantages. There are some strange bugs in the Switch version of the game, in particular, that could impact enjoyment of the game pretty easily, but Dark Deity could be worth your time and interest should it go on sale or receive a patch to improve some of its issues.

Score: 3.5/5

Dark Deity

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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For The King II - Announced for 2023

by Hiddenx, 09:17

The Strategy RPG For the King II has been annonced for 2023:

For The King II - Announce Trailer - Wishlist Now!

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With the fanatical Queensguard on every street corner and ordinary citizens turned bandit in every alley, will you risk the threat of treason and band together with fellow outlaws to bring an end to the Queen’s oppressive reign?

For The King II builds on the challenging blend of Strategy, JRPG Combat, and Roguelike elements from the hugely popular and successful co-op sensation, For The King, to create an epic new experience.

Brutal Turn-Based Tabletop RPG Combat
When the dice determine whether you live or die, you’ll have to pick your battles carefully. Arm your characters with the skills and gear needed to succeed in this famously unforegiving combat system that rewards strategy and foresight.

Online and Local multiplayer for up to four players
Strategize and fight side-by-side with your friends in the everchanging world of Fahrul or split up to claim all of the wonderous loot for yourself - or die trying!

Create your perfect party with Pen & Paper Style Characters
Choose your party from a diverse selection of classes; each with their own unique stats and abilities – before embarking into the world on deadly adventures!

Seize your opportunity with Roguelike loot drops!
Loot fallen enemies and explore deadly dungeons to discover weapons and armor that offer unique abilities, tactical advantages and powerful synergies. The more you play the more you permanently unlock items for your characters between playthroughs.

Never adventure the same way twice
From the vast number of character and item combinations to the procedurally generated maps, quests, loot, and events – the world of Fahrul is always changing and will constantly keep you on your toes!

Take in the sights and sounds of a reimagined Fahrul
With a whole host of new biomes to explore, a beautiful updated art style and a brand-new original soundtrack – For The King II transports you deep into the wonders of Fahrul, leading you further than ever before into this stunningly imagined land of adventure.

The Queen’s late husband, King Bronner, may long be dead, but you must do this for your village, for your realm, For The King!

 

 

For The King II

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Unknown
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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VTM - Swansong - Review @ But Why Tho

by Hiddenx, 08:58

But Why Tho has reviewed Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong:

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong Fails to Enchant (XSX)

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Vampire: The Masquerade can be boiled down into a few key components: style, supernatural intrigue, and deep social interactions. With all of these elements in mind, the developers at Big Bad Wolf Studio and publisher Nacon made Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong to try and create a unique and deep narrative RPG within the setting. While some of its accomplishments are impressive when considering its assumedly limited budget, there are a few too many issues preventing it from being worth sinking your teeth into (pun intended). 

The narrative takes center stage in Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, which makes it all the more disappointing that its story isn’t engaging enough to carry an entire game. It takes place in Boston as the council of vampires there has just received a Code Red, an alert that evidence of their existence might have leaked out. 

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TL;DR

I really wanted to love Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. I already am a fan of its setting, desperately want AA video games to rise in prominence again, and love slow burns that are focused on character dialogue and interactions. However, there is just too much getting in the way of Swansong’s success. There is no way of knowing exactly what happened, but the final product is one that I can’t even recommend picking up on sale. 

Score: 3/10

VTM - Swansong

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Citizen Sleeper - Review

by Hiddenx, 08:53

Movies Games and Tech checked out Citizen Sleeper:

Review: Citizen Sleeper

Citizen Sleeper is an incredibly narrative-driven RPG resource manager where you try to survive in the dystopian ruins of interplanetary capitalism. It’s tense, it’s beautiful, it’s somber. What else could you want?

Weigh up your consequences as you fight against a deteriorating body, and make sacrifices that could change day-to-day life as you know it. But stay quiet, as you never know who or what the next chance might affect. 

On the surface, this title offers a lot to the player from the get-go. Which initially may seem like an overwhelming amount of information. You take on the role of a synthetic cyborg person, called a sleeper, who is one of the thousands of people fighting to survive an almost-apocalyptic world. You’ve escaped your regular lifestyle of working for a megacorporation that coincidentally created the body you inhabit. So with your great escape comes excellent consequence. 

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Final thoughts

As a whole, Citizen Sleeper is a fantastic RPG management game that involves a heavy dystopian tone of a derelict future. If this sounds like something you love, and if you’re a fan of games like In Other Waters and Disco Elysium then this may be for you. I’d recommend it to anyone searching for the next space-based adventure, especially since it only takes about five hours to fight your way through. 

Score: 8/10

Citizen Sleeper

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Cyberpunk
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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My Time at Sandrock - Early Access Release

by Hiddenx, 08:44

The life sim RPG My Time at Sandrock launched into Early Access today:

My Time at Sandrock Launch Trailer

 

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My Time at Sandrock Early Access is finally launched! What a lovely day today! It’s your time to be onboarding the train to Sandrock now! Your adventure starts!

 

My Time at Sandrock

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Out There: Oceans of Time - Release Day

by Hiddenx, 06:52

The Sci-Fi Space Exploration RPG Out There: Oceans of Time will be released today:

Out There: Oceans of Time

Explore a vast, breath-taking comic book galaxy as you and your crew race to stop the legendary alien menace who escaped on your watch. Out There: Oceans of Time is an ambitious blend of sci-fi interactive fiction, strategy, and survival like nothing you've played before.

In a far-flung corner of the universe where humans are a mistrusted minority, you were entrusted with transported the most dangerous being alive to an impregnable prison—and it escaped. Now you must lead a team of explorers, misfits, and bounty hunters on a galaxy-spanning mission of redemption to find the Archon and recapture it before it is too late.

Out There: Oceans of Time is the sequel to Out There, the half-million-unit-selling indie hit from Mi-Clos Studio. An ambitious new vision for the Out There universe, Oceans of Time will thrill fans of the previous game but you don't need to have played the original to love this new edition: Oceans of Time is a standalone story in the Out There saga.

FEATURES

  • Explore an vast universe that is different every time you play
  • Meet strange alien beings and learn to communicate, trade, and conduct diplomacy with them as you build a coalition of allies in your quest to find the Archon
  • Manage your crew and officers, recruiting new members from the alien races you encounter
  • Lead your away teams on daring expeditions to probe derelict spaceships, ancient cities, and desolate planets to learn their secrets
  • Upgrade and maintain your ship, managing scarce resources that can be replenished through trade or planetary exploration
  • Captivating music composed by Siddhartha Barnhoorn (Antichamber, Out There…)
  • Weave your way through a epic branching narrative told through interactive cel-shaded cutscenes written by FibreTigre and illustrated by renowned artist Benjamin Carre (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Alone in the Dark)

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Out There: Oceans of Time

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Unknown
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Hellslave - Release Day

by Hiddenx, 06:34

The dungeon crawler Hellslave will be released today:

Hellslave Gameplay Trailer

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Hellslave

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Fabled Lands - Release Day

by Hiddenx, 06:29

The narrative RPG Fabled Lands will leave Early Access today:

FABLED LANDS IS LEAVING EARLY ACCESS MAY 26!

I'm incredibly excited to announce that Fabled Lands will be leaving Early Access on May 26th, 2022!

It’s taken 3 years to get to this point, with 1 of those years in Early Access. Players who’ve been exploring their way through the Steam Early Access version of Fabled Lands will automatically gain access to the full game. The game will release simultaneously on Windows and MacOS.

Not only that, but the base game launches with a BIG content update, chapter 5, The Court of Hidden Faces, bringing new quests, achievements, encounters, enemies, items and more! It is a huge balance update so fresh heroes are recommended, although older saves will continue to function.

The game’s final release wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible contributions of our dedicated Early Access community. We’ve put our hearts into this adventure and it’s been awesome getting so much support from players throughout this last critical year of development. We’ve made many changes during Fabled Land's journey in Early Access, and done our best to meaningfully integrate players’ feedback and requests as we march toward the version 1.0 launch.

I can’t wait to welcome you all to the epic adventures of the world of Fabled Lands next week! See you at the launch party!

Fabled Lands

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Wednesday - May 25, 2022

Kingdom Come - Photorealistic Mod: Apex ENB

by Hiddenx, 17:42

Apex ENB is a stunning mod for Kingdom Come Deliverance:

Kingdom Come Deliverance - 2022 RAYTRACING extreme Photorealistic graphic - Apex ENB - Apex Guide

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Modding Guide

Kingdom Come

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Fabled Lands - Review @ Wizard Worm

by Hiddenx, 15:41

Wizard Worm reviewed Fabled Lands and he can't recommend it:

Fabled Lands Review - Not Fabulous At All? (Narrative RPG)

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Fabled Lands

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Codename: Wandering Sword - Wuxia RPG announced

by Hiddenx, 12:11

The Wuxia RPG Codename: Wandering Sword has been announced:

Codename: Wandering Sword Teaser Video

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Codename: Wandering Sword is a Wuxia-style pixel RPG, which will soon be available in Steam! The player will play as a young man from Liao City in the Outer Lands who is accidentally involved in a feud between two rival sects and poisoned with the Frozen Toad. He is fortunate enough to have Qingxu, Sect Leader of Wudang, coming to his aid and saving his life. From there, you dream to become a great warrior and enter the stage of the Central Plains. Remember, your choices will change the entire story of the martial arts world. Befriend and interact with all sorts of characters in the game, and even change their destiny!

 

Codename: Wandering Sword

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Unknown
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - Retrospective

by Hiddenx, 09:48

Gamesradar looks back at Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen:

Dragon's Dogma 10th Anniversary: Revisiting the cult fantasy RPG that found its own weird path to adventure

Like its cyclical fantasy world, Dragon's Dogma has lived many lives. First released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2012, it was then re-released on those same consoles, updated and expanded, as Dark Arisen in 2013. In 2016 it returned with a PC port, then again for PS4 and Xbox One in 2017, and, eventually, it came to Switch in 2019. That its cult success endures to this day is testament to its wonderful, singular strangeness.

On the surface, Dragon's Dogma appears a rote open-world action RPG – Japanese developer Capcom trying its hand at Western ideas and Tolkienesque fantasy. Dig deeper, however, and you discover something far more distinct and alluring. Capcom had its own vision for what a game like this could be: something built on turning left wherever its contemporaries turn right. 

At its core, Dragon's Dogma is about journeys – long, hard treks across its sprawling kingdom. It's about learning the landscape around you, managing dwindling supplies and the moment of relief when, after days on the road, you finally spot civilisation on the horizon. It's not afraid to inconvenience players in favour of giving its world and its quests a greater sense of scale. And it's not afraid to be scary – not simply hostile or difficult, but dangerous.

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Forgotten Fables: Wolves on the Westwind - Release Day

by Hiddenx, 09:19

The Dark Eye Adventure RPG Forgotten Fables: Wolves on the Westwind will be released today:

Forgotten Fables: Wolves on the Westwind

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Forge your own path!
In the wake of rising tensions and dark omens manifesting across Aventuria, a powerful force long forgotten to the world is reawakening. On your way to the quiet Thorwalian town of Isleifsfell, you are swept up into a quest to destroy this evil before it can once again rain terror down on the North, binding you by trial and fate to the children of Isleifsfell's hetman, a mysterious elf and the ottajasko of the infamous Thorwalian raider, Orlvir Eiriksson; the Wolves on the Westwind. Your choices will lead you down the path to redemption or condemnation, so tread carefully.

Find your own story!
Featuring two different playable characters with their own skills and stories, you may choose your own path through this highly flexible visual novel with outstanding artwork, intuitive and easy-to-learn mechanics and a host of fascinating characters to meet along the way. Depending on your decisions, you will be accompanied by a group of different companions and face alternate endings, creating your own version of the expansive story.

Follow your own call!
Forgotten Fables - Wolves on the Westwind is a new, epic adventure taking place in the award-winning world of The Dark Eye RPG. Enriched by 40 years of continuous work on its lore and history, the world of The Dark eye is filled with adventure, mystery and intrigue. Visit the lands of Thorwal in the cold north of Aventuria and navigate your path on board one of the most feared raiders of the North and his crew of warriors. You will need to gain the crews respect and forge alliances on board in order to overcome not only your adversary, but also your own worst fears.

Discover the world of The Dark Eye!
For over 38 years, the most successful German fantasy role-playing game system has inspired thousands of players. Get to know the rules of The Dark Eye and plunge into adventure with your friends. With these RPG rules you can become a brave knight, elven ranger or learned magician and discover with your companions the Middle Kingdom weakened by many wars, the exotic lands of the Tulamides, the steaming jungles of the south or the dark shadow lands.

Forgotten Fables: Wolves on the Westwind

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Back to the Dawn - Gameplay

by Hiddenx, 08:55

SplatterCatGaming checked out the demo of the prison break RPG Back to the Dawn:

Back to the Dawn - Dark Max Security Prison Break RPG

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Back to the Dawn gameplay with Splat! Let's Play Back to the Dawn and check out a game where you'll go to jail on trumped up charges and try to navigate suzy's house without getting shanked.

Back to the Dawn

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Tuesday - May 24, 2022

Fabled Lands - Review @ Uncanny Games

by Hiddenx, 14:12

Uncanny Games has reviewed the choose your own adventure RPG Fabled Lands:

Fabled Lands - 3 Min Review - choose your own adventure!

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Fabled Lands

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Potato Flowers in Full Bloom - Review

by Hiddenx, 11:18

Noisy Pixel checked out the dungeon crawler Potato Flowers in Full Bloom:

Potato Flowers in Full Bloom Review - Noisy Pixel

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Potato Flowers in Full Bloom

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Jack Move - I.C.E. BREAKER available

by Hiddenx, 11:02

The cyberpunk RPG Jack Move: I.C.E Breaker is now available. It is a free demo for the game Jack Move, which will be released later this year. Dr. Incompetent checked it out:

JACK MOVE I.C.E. BREAKER | First Look in 2022

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Jack Move

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Cyberpunk
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Little Witch in the Woods - First Look @ SharkyGames

by Hiddenx, 10:30

SharkyGames checked out Little Witch in the Woods:

Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter! - Little Witch in the Woods | First Look

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Let's check out this new fantasy cosy farm rpg! Little Witch in the Woods tells the story of Ellie, an apprentice witch. Explore the mystical forest, help the charming residents, and experience the daily life of the witch.

Little Witch in the Woods

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Monday - May 23, 2022

General News - A Talk about Armor Systems

by Hiddenx, 19:16

Josh Sawyer introduces you to armor systems in CRPGs:

Armor Clash: Mistrials and Mishaps on the Road to Better Armor Systems

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General News

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Forspoken - Preview @ Quest Mode

by Hiddenx, 18:07

Quest Mode analyzes what is already known about the action RPG Forspoken:

Forspoken Gameplay - The Ultimate Preview

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Forspoken

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Banchou Tactics - Announced for Q1 2023

by Hiddenx, 14:01

The tactical RPG Banchou Tactics has been announced for the first quarter of 2023:

Banchou Tactics 

Banchou Tactics is a strategy turn based role-playing game in the Japanese Gangster High School (Banchou). The game is inspired by Crows (Japanese Manga) River City Ransom and Final Fantasy Tactics.

Story

For several years of conflicts, there were bloody struggles between three high schools around this area (somewhere in Japan). This madness played by the three schools: Sakae High School, Nakamura Technical High School and Minato High School. They engaged in many fierce battles with the aim to show who’s boss in this town.

When Kitagawa Seiichi, the demon king of Minato High School just graduated last year, all the balance of three power came to doubt once again.

The game is set in Minato High School The story focuses on TAIGA ARASHI.

Game Features

  • High quality 2D pixel on 3D stage
  • Turn based strategy game
  • Blood group system
  • Special Attack
  • Knock back system
  • Combo system 

 

 

Banchou Tactics

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dark Quest 2 - Review @ Wizard Worm

by Hiddenx, 13:26

Wizard Worm checked out the turn based RPG Dark Quest 2:

Dark Quest 2 Review - Castle Crawler ??! (Turn Based RPG)

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Dark Quest 2 is a turn based RPG inspired by legendary board game Hero Quest. The game features a party based system where you control a group of heroes, an isometric hand-drawn art style, dice based mechanics and much more.

Dark Quest 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Dead Monarchy - Dev Update #22

by Hiddenx, 13:20

The open-word RPG Dead Monarchy got a major update:

Dev Update #22: Build 10 (Map Expansion, Random Events, Arena Champion)

(Live Build Update)

Hey guys,

A large update has been uploaded to the beta branch. Not fully compatible with previous save files, recommended to start a new playthrough.

Opting In:

  • Right click Dead Monarchy.
  • Select “Properties”.
  • Select “Betas” on the left menu.
  • Select “rebuild” from the drop down list.

The past few months have been extremely productive, I have fixed several bugs and done the first pass on:

  • Items Update
  • Arena Champions
  • Combat Maps
  • Random Events
  • Map Interactions
  • Map Locations
  • Map Expansion
  • World Map

In addition, I've removed all the placeholder text from UI elements and updated it with the appropriate text and added initial "Journal" entries.

In the next update, I'll finish implementing the rest of the settlements for the first continent, the models have been added but they have yet to be fully implemented. Then I will be looking into implementing "Trinkets Rings and Legendary Equipment", which will then help flesh out the new locations.

[...]

Dead Monarchy

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Mechajammer - Matt Chat 486

by Hiddenx, 12:30

Matt has reviewed the cyberpunk RPG Mechajammer:

Matt Chat 486: Mechajammer

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Mechajammer

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Moonlighter - Review @ The Scarlet Seeker

by Hiddenx, 11:06

The Scarlet Seeker looks back at the action RPG Moonlighter:

Moonlighter Gameplay Overview | 2022 Revisit

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Moonlighter is the new game we are looking at today with an Overview/Review of what it is and how its gameplay plays. First we will review the need to know basics of Moonlighter before jumping into deeper gameplay impressions. Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.

Moonlighter

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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My Time at Sandrock - Early Access Review

by Hiddenx, 10:57

LV1 Gaming checked out the upcoming casual life-simulator and building RPG My Time at Sandrock:

My Time At Sandrock Review (PC) - A Desert Building Oasis

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My Time at Sandrock

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Gothic 3 - Why was it way ahead of its Time? @ C4G

by Hiddenx, 10:37

C4G looks back at Gothic 3:

This is Why Gothic 3 was Way Ahead of its Time!

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A couple of strong reasons why Gothic 3 was ahead of its time.

Gothic 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Sunday - May 22, 2022

Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx - PC Version announced

by Hiddenx, 17:42

The tactical RPG Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx will be released for the PC this year:

Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx

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Mercenaries Rebirth is a tactical RPG set in a fantasy world.

Battles occur on quarter-view maps with height differences, wherein the front, back, and side of the map determine each battle’s outcome. Support effects depend on where allied characters from your party are in position, etc., features of high strategic maneuvers.

Talented Illustrator Makimura Shunsuke-san is the appointed character designer! Beautifully drawn characters play more active roles with rich facial expressions that vary from joy, sadness, anger, etc.

Rebirth Exceed
The gauge in the upper right corner of the screen builds up anytime the Player attacks and defends during battles. Store up enough power to activate a particular skill called "Rebirth Exceed"! Each character has unique talents, including dealing with godly damage to enemies and reviving fallen allies who cannot fight.

Smooth Character Animations
Animations play a more active role now. During battles, smooth animations were made by animating parts of the characters’ pixel art. Both human characters and monsters move a lot more vividly than ever compared to previous titles in the series!

Battle Maps Transformed Into 3D
3D models produce battle maps, and the camera angles can rotate during the Player’s Turn. Hidden items, etc., can be found by rotating the camera !?

Full Options Setting
Options settings include turning the Grid Display ON/OFF on the 3D Battle Maps, "Skill Easy Play," and "Faster Movement Play," etc., which are more suitable for repeat play value.

 

Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Deus Ex - Best Experience in 2022 @ PC Gamer

by Hiddenx, 14:43

PC Gamer explains how to install Deus Ex in 2022:

How to have the best Deus Ex-perience in 2022

Our definitive step-by-step guide to setting up and playing one of the all-time great PC games.

It is accepted internet law that if someone mentions Deus Ex in passing, another person will reinstall it. Despite some clunkiness, it remains one of the strongest examples of the immersive sim over 20 years after its debut. A sprawling spy-fi adventure that offers multiple solutions (intended or otherwise) to almost every problem, and a surprisingly reactive story despite each playthrough taking you through all the same locations.

Its grungy cyberpunk world—deep with urban decay even as mega-corporations rule and security robots patrol the streets—feels as relevant now as it did back in the day, although some of the more paranoid conspiracy theories it presents might feel a little uncomfortable considering recent headlines. On the whole Deus Ex has aged gracefully, despite not being the prettiest of games even when it launched.

While the patched-up version of Deus Ex available on digital storefronts plays relatively well on modern hardware, a fresh play of Deus Ex deserves a more intricate tune-up—or even a complete overhaul.

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Thanks Henriquejr!

Deus Ex

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Space Wreck - Starmap Update

by Hiddenx, 12:47

The postapocalyptic indie RPG Space Wreck got a major update:

Starmap Update

Decision map, character marks, weapon holster and many other changes.

While working on the full version of the game, many more minor and bigger improvements have piled up and will be released to the demo version in this major update. That includes:

  • Star map with your story decisions mapped out and visualized.
  • The new level-up system with positive/negative character marks.
  • UI adjustments - notifications, new inventory/looting interface layout.
  • New starting preset for "combat" char.
  • Holster/unholster weapon button to avoid weird hostile reactions.
  • Updated also some demo quests with additional options, particularly Finn Alley's arc.
  • Obstacle highlighting while targeting or zero-G leaping.
  • NPC behaviours in combat and as companions.

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Space Wreck

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Turn Based Lovers - Top 15 PC Open World RPGs & Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 12:36

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of the top 15 PC open world RPGs & Strategy Games to play in 2022:

Top 15 PC Open World RPGs & Strategy Games to play in 2022

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So, here are 15 PC Open World Tactical RPGs & Strategies you must play, with hours and hours of entertainment. Even if some are still in Early Access, all of them are very enjoyable. Just be careful: your free time is at risk :)

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:39 XCOM Series
  • 1:12 Xenonauts
  • 1:48 Battle Brothers
  • 2:39 Divinity: Original Sins 2
  • 3:16 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
  • 3:58 Baldur's Gate 3
  • 4:32 Phoenix Point
  • 5:11 Wasteland 3
  • 5:49 Urtuk: The Desolation
  • 6:28 Encased
  • 7:10 Wildermyth
  • 8:02 Wartales
  • 8:46 Expeditions: Rome
  • 9:41 The Iron Oath
  • 10:29 Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
  • 11:10 Outro

Turn Based Lovers

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EA - Looking for Buyer, Leak Claims

by Silver, 11:47

GamePressure reports on a leak purporting that EA is looking for a buyer.

As reported by Puck News, EA has been in talks with the American media corporation NBCUniversal. The case even went to Comcast, the owner of the potential buyer. Ultimately, however, the deal fell through because the two companies were unable to come to an agreement.

However, EA is said not to give up and continues to look for a potential buyer. Among the companies that could take over the game developer appears Disney. Both corporations are linked by licensing agreements for the use of the Star Wars brand. According to the sources of Puck News Electronic Arts wants to strengthen this cooperation.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 - Development Resumes

by Silver, 11:42

@GamePressure Development on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been resumed. It is still unknown when the game will be released.

Developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl have announced on Discordthat the work on the game has been resumed. However, they did not give a new release date (before the war in Ukraine, which caused the interruption, it was set for December 8, 2022). It is possible that we will learn it during the upcoming Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, scheduled for June 12.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Apocalypse
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Embracer Group - Lost $431 Million last Year

by Hiddenx, 08:18

Gamesindustry.biz reports that the Embracer Group (formerly THQ Nordic AB) lost $431 million last year. While Valheim was an unexpected success ELEX II didn't live up to the expectations:

Embracer lost $431 million last year

Publisher posts soaring revenues on acquisitions but says it doesn't need to buy more companies to grow; Elex 2 disappoints

Embracer Group today reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year, showing that its string of high-profile acquisitions helped push net revenues higher, but did not have the same effect on the bottom line.

For the quarter ended March 31, Embracer reported net sales up 117% to SEK 5.23 billion ($525 million), but a loss of SEK 1.67 billion ($168 million), compared to the previous fourth quarter's profit of SEK 159m ($16 million).

The sales gains were driven by acquisitions like Gearbox, Easybrain, and Asmodee, as Embracer reported organic growth of negative 34% for the quarter.

It blamed that number on a tough comparison from the previous year, when its Coffee Stain Publishing division had a breakthrough hit with Valheim.

Revenues from Coffee Stain sank 78% year-over-year for the quarter, from SEK 781 million ($78.5 million) to SEK 171 million ($17.2 million).

While the scope of Valheim's success was unexpected, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors believed the phenomenon is repeatable, saying, "We hope and believe we have many more of those successes in the pipeline in the year to come."

Beyond that, the company also said the fourth quarter's biggest release, THQ Nordic's open-world RPG Elex 2, did not live up to financial expectations, although it believes it will provide a positive return on investment eventually.

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The Use of Life - Early Access Version released

by Hiddenx, 07:56

The Early Access version of the J-RPG The Use of Life has been released:

The Use of Life

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Be the master of your own fate in this adventure book-style RPG. Each choice you make will shape your destiny differently, so choose wisely!

 

The Use of Life

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Review

by Hiddenx, 07:35

Mortismal Gaming reviewed Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters:

Warhammer 40k | Chaos Gate: Daemonhunters - Review After 100%

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Talking about the most recent warhammer 40k trpg that is Daemonhunters after doing all of the things.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
01:32 Plot Set-Up
02:30 Broad Thoughts On Story
03:54 Difficulty Settings
05:00 Worldbuilding
09:50 Combat
14:12 Positives
15:33 Negatives
16:55 Conclusion
17:54 Wrap Up

 

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Hellpoint - DLC Blue Sun Release Date: July 12

by Hiddenx, 07:27

The action RPG Hellpoint will get a DLC called Blue Sun on July 12 (support for next gen consoles included):

Hellpoint: Blue Sun DLC & Next Gen Upgrade | Coming July 12!

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The PS5 and Xbox Series versions of Hellpoint will run in the 4K resolution and 60 FPS with decreased loading times. Launching alongside the next gen update is the first DLC expansion for Hellpoint—Blue Sun. In this new adventure, the Spawn will delve into strange, never-before-seen locations within Irid Novo, behold the influence of the cosmic gods and discover the true cause of the Merge cataclysm. DLC will also include new armor sets and two-handed weapons as well as long requested stats respec and inventory management features.

Hellpoint

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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