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Tuesday - October 20, 2020

VtM: Bloodlines 2 - Cara Ellison left the Project

by Hiddenx, 10:24

PC Gamer reports that after Brian Mitsoda, senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has also left the Bloodlines 2 project:

Bloodlines 2 senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has left the project

Paradox Interactive confirmed that Ellison is no longer with developer Hardsuit Labs.

In August, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 developer Hardsuit Labs announced that it had parted ways with both lead writer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka’ai Cluney. Reasons for their release weren't given, but Mitsoda suggested that it wasn't a happy split, saying that he was unaware of any problems, and that his firing came as a complete surprise.

Today, publisher Paradox Interactive confirmed that senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has also left the project, and is no longer with developer Hardsuit Labs. Rumors about Ellison's departure began to swirl after fans noticed that she'd removed references to the project from her Twitter profile; Armello developer League of Geeks also recently announced that Ellison had joined it as senior narrative designer.

"We can confirm that Cara Ellison has decided to leave Hardsuit Labs and is no longer working on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2," a Paradox spokesperson said. "Cara brought fresh ideas to the project and many of her contributions will be present in the game launching next year. We thank her for her work on Bloodlines 2 and wish her the best in all of her future endeavors."

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Thank you for the info, Yemeth!

VtM: Bloodlines 2

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

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Monday - October 19, 2020

Fallout: Miami - October Update

by Silver, 23:12

The October update for Fallout 4 mod Fallout: Miami.

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Summer’s behind us, and we’re back with another Fallout: Miami development update. Hope you all enjoyed the environmental showcase we released recently. Things have gotten pretty crazy this year, so we hope you and yours are doing as good as possible, all things considered. Current events haven’t stopped us from working on Miami, and we’re stoked to show you a few of the things we’ve gotten done over the past months.

Fallout 4

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

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Phantom Brigade - Coming to Epic Game Store This November

by Silver, 22:58

TechRaptor reports that Phantom Brigade will be coming to the Epic Game Store this November.

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When is the Phantom Brigade Release Date?

The Phantom Brigade release date is November 16, 2020, for PC via the Epic Games Store according to the game's official website. Phantom Brigade will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year, after which the Early Access period will conclude and it will launch on Steam.

"Launching this way with two stages gives us the opportunity to spend more time perfecting the details of the game, and making sure that we can do the full launch with the strongest product possible," read the news post announcing the Phantom Brigade release date. "We really love how Phantom Brigade is looking right now, and we can’t wait to show you more in the coming months."

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Phantom Brigade

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

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Fallout 4: New Vegas - Gameplay Trailer

by Silver, 22:48

The Fallout 4: New Vegas mod has a new gameplay trailer.

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Project aimed to remake and revitalize Fallout New Vegas in the Fallout 4 Creation Engine.

Website: http://www.f4nv.com/

Fallout 4

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

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LoA: The Forgotten Crown - Patch 1.21

by Hiddenx, 18:44

Patch 1.21 for Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown has been released:

Legends of Amberland version 1.21

Version 1.21 released

This version introduces what some of you waited for a very long time. Yes, the long promised Steam/GOG achievements have finally arrived! Total 13 of those. Also, I think that from now on all my games would come with online achievements implemented on day 1 (full release, not Early Access), not guaranteed by very likely.

  •  [misc] Added 13 online achievements. One can be unlocked on Hard or Insane difficulty only. Two are more hardcore and require more effort to unlock. The remaining ten are pretty casual. Note that some of the achievements can be unlocked retroactively using your old save (but not all of them), check the “Steam achievements” topic for fro more details.

  •  [misc] Updated localization files.

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LoA: The Forgotten Crown

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

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Solasta - Preview @ Fextralife

by Hiddenx, 18:35

Fextralife checked out Solasta: Crown of the Magister which will be released tomorrow as Early Access game:

Solasta Crown of the Magister: First Impression

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Solasta

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

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Sunday - October 18, 2020

Baldur's Gate 3 - Early Access Review @ Game Rant

by Hiddenx, 20:27

Game Rant checked out Baldur's Gate 3:

Baldur's Gate 3 (Early Access) Review

Baldur's Gate 3 may be in early access, but there's plenty to be excited about even in the first iteration of this DnD-based RPG sequel.

After twenty years, the sequel that Baldur's Gate fans have been waiting for has finally launched, if only in its partial early access version. Baldur's Gate 3 is ready for players, and the game deserves the huge numbers that it has already drawn in. The question of whether fans should "buy" it, however, depends entirely on how many glitches they can tolerate.

The Dungeons & Dragons-based game isn't complete. Only about the first 20 hours of Baldur's Gate 3 are available to play, leaving a good chunk of it a mystery still, and those 20 hours are riddled with bugs and other issues. However, those 20 hours will also leave players wanting more, packed with fun, intriguing, and promising content that stands to blow away both new fans and old when complete.

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Baldur's Gate 3

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

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Genshin Impact - Review @ Critical Hit

by Hiddenx, 20:23

Critical Hit has reviewed Genshin Impact:

Genshin Impact Review – Gacha catch 'em all

Imagine if I told you that there was a game out there that blended the lush visuals of Nintendo’s genre-defining The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with the intensity of an action-driven RPG. Picture a world that is teeming with life, characters, and all manner of challenges. Now imagine if I told you that not only did such a game exist, but it was free to play.

At this point, I’d be wiping the coffee off my face that you’d just excommunicated at high velocity from your mouth, because you wouldn’t believe me. At this point, you’d ask me what the catch is, no doubt thinking of some grievously awful microtransactions and freemium barriers. Here’s the real kicker though: Not only is Genshin Impact a damn good game that’s well worth sinking a multiple hours inside of, its premium elements hardly feel intrusive.

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Genshin Impact may be one of the biggest surprises of the year: A free-to-play RPG that gives players an absurd amount of freedom and content to dip into. Some barriers can still be found in the absurdly rare drop rates for premium characters and the world shows some growing pains, but you’re still receiving a gorgeous fantasy world that doesn’t press-gang you into spending money on it. 

Score: 80/100

Genshin Impact

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

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Saturday - October 17, 2020

Star Traders: Frontiers - Major Milestone "CATALYST" and 45% off sale

by Silver, 23:35

Star Traders: Frontiers has received a major patch and is 45% off to celebrate. The update introduces the Scientist Job, a new Intel type and raises the level cap.

Scientist Job and Scientific Intel

Major Milestone CATALYST comes with a new Job, but not just any new Job -- the highest community requested, the venerable and respected Scientist or Science Officer, if you chose to promote. The Scientist is a powerful supporting character bringing Doctor, Explorer and Command Skills to the ship. From a Talent perspective, the Scientist can play in both Orbital Salvage and Explorer, knocking out and replacing risk cards or boosting results.

But where the Scientist truly shines is in the discovery and capture of a new type of data -- Scientific Intel. Startling observations, dangerous new concepts, recorded anomalies, encounters with the other can all produce Scientific Intel when cast through the lens of a trained eyed -- the eye of the Scientist. The Scientists Talents and 5 new cards added across Salvage and Explorer can impart this valuable and dangerous knowledge in the form of Scientific Intel.

Like espionage-based Intel, this Scientific Intel is highly prized by Contacts and 14 Contacts will now buy Scientific Intel, including 5 of the Starting Contacts. Mostly, these are a Contacts who did not previously buy Intel and now have a new angle through which you can increase their Influence and Rep, but a few are swap overs from Intel to Scientific Intel. The new rules and system have also touched on a huge number of Contact Traits that will recruit Scientists or prefer to purchase Scientific Intel if possible or will pay heavily (Cult Leaders!) for the secrets, often farmed directly from xeno encounters.

Scientists can be promoted or recruited during Academy Graduations or from Sage of Records, Medical Provost and Xenologist Contact Types.

New Level Cap 45

For those veteran captains still sailing the void after 70 years and reaching the level cap of 40, we've made a major lift with CATALYST to open the gates all the way to 45. This also includes a big uptick in maximum job level from 32 to 36. The job levels are especially exciting as they come with a solid chunk of Skill points which we've used creatively to fill gaps, catch up certain off skills, or double down on the primary skill. On top of the extra Skill points, the Captain and Officers both net a total of 2 Talents, giving you even more powerful build options.

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Thanks Couchpotato!

Star Traders: Frontiers

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

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Opinion - New Vegas 2 Could Save Fallout

by Silver, 23:23

GameRant writes that a potential Fallout New Vegas 2 from Obsidian could save Fallout.

The Bethesda games in particular don’t do very much work to show how the world has changed since the initial moment of destruction. Drumlin Diner, a location featured in the Commonwealth in Fallout 4, is the perfect example. The diner is the setting for a small side quest in Fallout 4 involving the diner’s owner, her son, and the chem-dealer trying to collect a debt from the latter. However, Drumlin Diner is the perfect example of some of the opportunities that Bethesda misses with its installments in the series.

Drumlin Diner might as well exist in a timeline where the nuclear war either just happened or never happened at all. It has missing windows, some rust, and no door, and looks as though it was simply either life to become dilapidated over the last couple centuries or had literally just being burnt by nuclear fire. There are no signs of adaptation, and it is adaptation which makes the Fallout setting interesting.

Why haven’t the inhabitants patched up the holes in the windows and doorway? If they did then players would be able to see the unique blend of old 1950s aesthetics and new, gritty adaptations made to make life livable in the wasteland. To present parts of the setting as simply “the ‘50s but run down” misses the whole human aspect of the Fallout setting that Fallout: New Vegas does fantastically, likely thanks to some dev's work at Black Isle Studios establishing that setting.

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Thanks Couchpotato!

Obsidian Entertainment

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Gamedec - Delayed to 2021

by Silver, 23:14

The latest Kickstarter update for Gamedec declares that the game has been delayed to 2021.

Gamedec release postponed to 2021

Anshar StudiosCreator
October 15, 2020

We have decided to postpone the premiere of Gamedec to 2021.

During the Kickstarter Campaign, we were fully open with our decision to make Gamedec a community-driven project - We wanted you to be an active factor in helping us create the game you would like to play. We try to keep you informed about the production status and provide you with information about our activities as often as possible.

Right now, two months after the Backer's Build release, we sat down and discussed the feedback many of you provided in the surveys or previews both by press and content creators. We realized that they were sincere, sometimes rough, but always beneficial and mind-opening, hence our decision to postpone the release date.

This made us understand that we're heading in the right direction with the game's production, and our branching system works well, but there is still room for improvement and much work to be done. We know that the decision to delay the release will help us deliver the consistency in the quality of the premise you've backed.

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Gamedec

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

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Elder Scrolls VI - Maybe PC, XBOX Exclusive

by Silver, 20:02

Games Radar report that the Elder Scrolls VI may not be coming to Playstation 5. In short nothing has been confirmed yet and this is a bit of a sensational headline.

“Is it possible to recoup a $7.5 billion investment if you don’t sell Elder Scrolls 6 on the PlayStation?” Kotaku's Stephen Totillo asks Spencer, who quickly replies with, "yes." Spencer elaborates after a pause, making sure to point out that the ZeniMax acquisition "was not done to take games away from another player base like that." 

However, Spencer does that say he thinks about "where people are going to be playing and the number of devices that we had, and we have xCloud and PC and Game Pass and our console base, I don't have to go ship those games on any other platform other than the platforms that we support in order to kind of make the deal work for us. Whatever that means." 

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Elder Scrolls VI

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

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Ghost Story - Developing Science Fiction RPG

by Silver, 19:58

Games Radar report that Ken Levine, of Bioshock, System Shock 2 fame, is developing a science fiction RPG which is in the later stages of production.

Ghost Story Games, Ken Levine's studio, is recruiting for work on a "new immersive sci-fi game with RPG elements", and it's apparently in the "later stages of production".

The information comes from a new job listing posted on parent company and publisher Take-Two Interactive's careers website (spotted by GameSpot), with the small team recruiting for a Senior Producer on its debut project.  

In addition, the vacancy also reiterates that Ghost Story Games, which was founded by Levine in 2017 after leaving the now shuttered BioShock Infinite developer Irrational, is "dedicated to making immersive story driven games for gamers that like a challenge".

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Ghost Story

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Friday - October 16, 2020

Baldur's Gate 3 - Early Access Review @ Pocket-Lint

by Hiddenx, 19:29

Pocket-Lint checked out Baldur's Gate 3:

Baldur's Gate 3 initial review: A sprawling RPG epic

Larian had been cranking out solid games in the Divinity series for good few years before its reputation skyrocketed with the release of Divinity 2: Original Sin - it struck gold with its combination of role-playing fun and devilishly organic combat.

Now the developer has been given the keys to the castle so pined-after by developers around the world - an official Dungeons and Dragons license and the long-awaited third entry in the Baldur's Gate franchise. Each bringing enormous new pressure. 

But from the early access build of Baldur's Gate 3 that we've been playing, it's looking like something special once again. 

A new, old start

The first two Baldur's Gate games are straightforwardly seminal in the canon of interactive roleplaying; enormous adventures that were different for each player that played them through, with a large cast of memorable characters and storylines to sink into. 

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First Impressions

Until then, though, Baldur's Gate 3 is looking like a delightful treat for PC gamers before the glut of next-gen console launches arrives. It's got a deep adventure to offer with a range of companions that are impressivesly nuanced and fun to engage with, and combat that'll keep you thinking. 

Early access versions are a minefield, so you can't really afford to come into Baldur's Gate expecting a totally smooth time - that simply won't happen. For now, though, there's still a whole lot of adventurous fun to be had, and Larian's world design has never looked so luminous and gorgeous. 

Baldur's Gate 3

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

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Ikenfell - Review @ Noisy Pixel

by Hiddenx, 18:56

Noisy Pixel checked out Ikenfell:

Ikenfell Review - Noisy Pixel

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Ikenfell

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

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Thursday - October 15, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 - Vehicles Video

by Silver, 22:27

DSOGaming reports on some new videos for Cyberpunk 2077 shows off the vehicles.

CD Projekt RED has released a new gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 that focuses on vehicles. This trailer will give you a glimpse at the vehicles you’ll be able to drive. Moreover, CD Projekt RED confirmed that the game will feature races.

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Cyberpunk 2077

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

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Disco Elysium - Review @ HG101

by Hiddenx, 19:26

Hardcore Gaming 101 reviewed Disco Elysium:

Disco Elysium – PC (2019), Mac OS X, PS4, Xbox One, Switch (2020)

In 1984, an Estonian born Karelian (from the former land of Karelia that’s now divided between Finland and Russia) named Robert Kurvitz came into the world. He would end up singing in a prog rock band, become a novelist, and now he makes video games because he’s super into Dungeons and Dragons. It’s important to keep this in mind because Disco Elysium, his big premier game from his studio ZA/UM, is very much based around his interests and his political reality of being part of a minority that faced a complete economic collapse with the end of the Soviet Union. It’s not subtle about it.

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Many have said that Disco Elysium is wildly inventive and possible one of the best RPGs ever made – and those people are right. There’s so many fresh ideas here handled so well that it’s hard not to admire what the game managed to accomplish, and the emotional impact it can have in the process. It’s a fresh take on the genre made with help by building on other classics, and it also lets you walk around in your underwear and rubber gloves if you so desire, so it’s pretty amazing. Go play it and put on the war paint. Your right and left brains agree on this decision. Also, probably a good idea to apologize for colonialism.

Thanks apscp2008!

Disco Elysium

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

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Tears of Avia - Released

by Hiddenx, 18:43

The tactical RPG Tears of Avia has been released:

Tears of Avia - Launch Trailer

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Tears Of Avia is a turn-based strategy and tactics game, set in the beautiful world of Estera.

Estera, a once proud and thriving world, is torn by war between the two large city-states; Tirig, the largest military in the land who praise the Gods, and the city state Helmgar, the Godless heretics to the north. Build your party and venture forth to discover the secrets behind ancient long abandoned cities; and decide where your own morality ultimately lies in this turn-based action strategy game.

CHARACTERS
Play as a varied and exciting cast of characters on your adventure through Estera, each with their own abilities and view on each other. As war continues to split the land, will camaraderie conquer all or will personal views rip your team apart.

COMBAT

Create your party from five different classes and dozens of playable characters. Combine hundreds of unique skills to ensure victory and never have the same fight twice as each character features its own upgrade and levelling tree.

STRATEGY
Combine abilities to create powerful combos against your foes, or combine defensive abilities to negate the deadliest attacks. Combine burn, freeze, stun, cripple and more to obtain your goals, and use retaliation, redirects, immunities and more to halt the death of your heroes.

NARRATIVE
Decide your fate with a deep branching narrative and choice driven decisions. Your actions may lead to an outcome which the world of Estera may not deserve. Should your party feature characters from all sides of the war, opinions may clash and it may not always be for the better.

WORLD
Explore the stunning world of Estera and breathe in the beautiful hand illustrated locations. Venture deep into murky dangerous woods, roam vibrant busy towns and ransack long forgotten tombs. From the dizzying heights of Tower Of The Ancients to the harsh lands of Arralash, the world is yours to discover.

Tears of Avia

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

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Wednesday - October 14, 2020

The Viking Way - Preview @ C4G

by Hiddenx, 21:04

C4G checked out The Viking Way:

The Viking Way - New RPG Inspired By Mount and Blade | Preview

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The Viking Way

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

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Vagrus: The Riven Realms - Patch 0.5.16.

by Hiddenx, 20:55

A new patch for Vagrus: The Riven Realms has been released:

A New Build is OUT - Patch 0.5.16. - Codename: Salty!

Hey everyone,

and first of all let us thank all of you who shared their views regarding our planned priorities. We took that to heart and worked tirelessly to implement Companion Progression, which includes raising the Prowess cap from two to five, introducing Companion-specific traits that increase stats, and much more.

It is important to mention that the Companion loyalty storylines that will in the final game open up Prowess 3 and 6, are not yet in the game and not planned any time soon either. Our plan is to add those once all the planned regions are added first, so those questlines can be placed to their ideal location rather than crammed into the currently available territory.

We have also made various other improvements that make Companion combat more interesting:

  • Diminishing returns will help against enemies with high Block or Evade stats, and though it is applied on the player side as well, some of the Companions have access to the Resolute perk now that allows them to ignore diminishing returns, meaning they can Evade or Block without getting a debuff.
  • Thanks to some AI improvements, the enemies will now be much better at using complex skills instead of spamming a unit's base attack or even just skipping turns or swapping when out of position somewhat.
  • The mechanics of many combat perks, like Channeling or Life Leech, that are available through companion progression or as gear effects, have been implemented giving even more Companion upgrade options.

Beside changes on the code side, we are opening up a new subregion in this patch for the first time, the salt basins above the Mines of Plenty. The area includes Salum, the headquarters of the Scythichnis Covenant as well as the Auguros Work Camp, a prison colony of the Empire.

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Vagrus: The Riven Realms

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

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - Rated in Korea

by Silver, 19:05

Gematsu reports that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition has been rated in Korea.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is rumored to be the name of the Mass Effect remaster trilogy including Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. While still not officially announced, it is said to be have been delayed from a previously planned late 2020 release to early 2021.

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Mass Effect

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360
Release: Released

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Preview @Windows Central

by Silver, 18:49

Windows Central previewed Yakuza: Like a Dragon and have a positive impression.

I'm still unsure how the combat system will feel in the full game, given that the preview build had a huge arsenal of stuff pre-unlocked. I'm hoping that I won't feel as overpowered as I did in the full game, and there are certainly signs that won't be the case. The weapons I had equipped were far more powerful than the ones I found in the field, for example, leading me to think that the preview build was designed to make us overpowered. The game also has three difficulty settings too, so, there's always Hard mode if you want more of a challenge.

The combat is spectacular and exciting in any case, but it wasn't my favorite thing about Yakuza: Like a Dragon. From the few chapters I played, in Japanese, I already felt more connected to the game's characters than I've felt for a fair while.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon

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

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Horizon Zero Dawn - Patch 1.06 Available

by Silver, 18:44

A new patch for Horizon Zero Dawn is now available.

Hi everyone,

We’re very happy to release Patch 1.06 for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC today!

First of all, we want to thank you all for your continued feedback, patience and support. In the past couple of weeks, our team has worked hard on some trickier changes that needed some extra time to develop and test. Patch 1.06 addresses some of these issues with additional crash fixes and further improvements on the game. These include some issues reported by the community, such as Aloy not walking in the direction where the camera was facing when pressing forward. Rest assured that our team is still working on other known issues, which we hope to have more info on soon.

You can find the Known Issues and full patch notes for Patch 1.06 below; if your issue isn’t among them, you can send us your reports here.

Please download Patch 1.06 and let us know what you think!

–Guerrilla

Horizon Zero Dawn

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

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Deep Dive Trailer & System Specs

by Silver, 18:39

DSOGaming reports on a new deep dive video for Assassin's Creed Valhalla which explores gameplay mechanics. Additionally the system specs are now available.

Ubisoft has released a Deep Dive trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, featuring some brand new gameplay footage from it. This trailer will give you a glimpse at the gameplay mechanics that Ubisoft has implemented in this new AC game.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you are Eivor; a fierce Viking warrior raised on tales of battle and glory. Players will explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages. Players will also raid their enemies, grow their settlement, and build their political power in their quest to earn their place among the gods in Valhalla.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Tuesday - October 13, 2020

Age of Wonders: Planetfall - STAR KINGS Announcement Trailer

by Silver, 23:31

An expansion for Age of Wonders: Planetfall has been announced called STAR KINGS.

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We proudly announce Star Kings, the third expansion to Age of Wonders: Planetfall. Embark on an epic journey to bring unity to the shattered galaxy when Star Kings launches on November 10, 2020 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Learn more: http://aow-planetfall.com/star-kings

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

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

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Kingmaker - Update 2.1.5c

by Hiddenx, 20:01

Pathfinder: Kingmaker update 2.1.5c is out now - here's the list of enhancements.

Kingmaker

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

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Torchlight III - Released

by Hiddenx, 19:53

Torchlight III has been released:

Torchlight III - Official Launch Trailer

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It’s been a century since the events of Torchlight II, and the Ember Empire is in decline. In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and new adventures!

Travel the Frontier
Brave the vast wilderness of Novastraia and all of its dangers either alone or with a group of friends! 

Collect Epic Gear
Whether it’s armor, weapons, or even new pets...there’s always more to find as you battle through dungeons and take on dangerous foes.

Build Your Hero
With four unique classes to choose from and five available Relic subclasses, there are many different ways to build your hero and maximize your damage. You’ll also gather epic gear along your journey that you can customize to work with your hero’s unique make-up.

Build & Upgrade Your Fort
It’s time to rebuild – and that includes you! Enjoy your very own fort, where you can upgrade gear and renovate your fort to show off to your friends and the world.

Pets Are Back
Fight your way to fame and glory with your loyal companion! Add skills and equip them with gear to make them stronger. Each species comes in a myriad of colors and styles, so make sure to collect them all!

Torchlight III

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

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Kickstarter Games - King Arthur: Knight's Tale

by Hiddenx, 19:33

The King Arthur: Knight's Tale Kickstarter is live now:

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

The Role-Playing Tactical Game set in an Arthurian Dark Fantasy World

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Story

You are Sir Mordred, the nemesis of King Arthur, the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath, he struck you down. You both died – and yet, you both live.

The Lady of the Lake, the ruler of the mystical island of Avalon brought you back to end a true nightmare. She wants you to go on a knightly quest. She wants you to finish what you have begun. Kill King Arthur – or whatever he has become after she took his dying vessel to Avalon.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a Role-playing Tactical Game - a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games (like X-Com) and traditional, character-centric RPGs.

Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.

The story campaign puts a huge emphasis on moral choices, which have significant consequences in a rogue-lite structure, adding extra tension to the tactical and management decisions.

Your Fights

Control a small team of heroes and fight gruelling, but satisfying battles with a deeply engaging, tactical turn-based combat system.

  • Diverse battle maps - Position yourself, avoid shieldwalls, flank your enemies. Use covers against archers, make use of the terrain, hide in the foliage, surprise your enemies!
  • Control the battleground - Scouting ahead is important as your enemies could be hiding as well. Use traps, lure and avoid enemy combatants until you can strike safely.
  • Team tactics - Choose from more than 30 heroes of 5 diverse classes to assemble an efficient team. Combine hundreds of skills and artifacts, but be careful. One misstep and your heroes could be maimed, or worse, killed permanently.
  • Learn about your enemies - Opposing forces and mythical creatures will try to challenge you at every step. Pay attention to their weaknesses and strengths!

Your Heroes

No one can face the nightmare alone - gather an army of loyal knights, settle disputes and forge your own path

  • The Round Table reborn - Gather your own Knights of the Round Table and send them on knightly quests. In “Knight’s Tale” these heroes are the most important resources and the most complex gameplay elements at the same time.
  • Complex RPG-like characters - The character progression system is designed to be as deep as in the traditional RPGs: heroes level upon unique skill trees and the complex loot system provides unique options to fine-tune their tactical capabilities.    
  • Death is always final - Beware! Heroes can die during missions and the treatment of their injuries, curses, diseases takes time. You must manage them at the Round Table accordingly, planning ahead before going into battles. As heroes take time off between consequent missions, management of their injuries and selecting their substitutes are essential components of gameplay.
  • A question of loyalty - Each hero has a distinctive personality. Settle disputes and grant favors to convince various knights to remain loyal to you. Some of them will observe your decisions closely, and some knights will even have conflicts with each other. It is your job to select heroes that are the best fit for your goals (and each other) at the Round Table. The heroes' loyalty is constantly changing through the decisions made by the player – in certain cases they can ever leave the Round Table and turn against you.

Your Kingdom

Forge your kingdom with steel and faith - restore the order and bring an end to the nightmare unleashed in Avalon

  • Explore the land of nightmares - “King Arthur: Knight’s Tale” is an imaginative take on the aftermath of the Arthurian mythology, beginning where most tales end. After his last battle, where King Arthur suffered a lethal wound, he has been taken to the magical island of Avalon where he was supposed to gain immortality, but what happens when immortality means that he is simply unable to die?
  • A terrible force in Avalon - The Once and Future King is now trapped in the realm of Avalon and his pain is slowly turning this magical place into a nightmare version of his own Britannia, populating the land with the familiar and the uncanny.
  • Your kingdom in need - See the entirety of the land presented on a strategic map, observe all fiefdoms and secret corners, select your missions and explore various places. The people are suffering, the land is plagued by nightmares and the choice is yours: will you be savior or the scourge of this cursed realm?
  • Camelot reborn - Management in “Knight’s Tale” focuses on rebuilding Camelot and expanding the mystical Stronghold with new buildings that each unlock various upgrades, and also offers different ways to heal up and manage the heroes of the Round Table.

Your Legend

Whatever you do, you will shape your legend, but all your choices will have severe consequences.

  • Write your own tale of chivalry - Play as Sir Mordred, the former nemesis of King Arthur. Explore the mystical island of Avalon, venture on knightly quests and make decisions in various encounters where you'll need to make moral choices, as in most RPGs, which all have impact on the story and your Morality.
  • The making of a monarch - The Morality Chart represents your general alignment as a ruler. Your status between Christianity and Old Faith, between Tyranny and Righteousness. Your choices affect values on this chart, influencing both gameplay and narrative.
  • The weight of decisions - Reloading is not an option in Knight’s Tale – as you make your tough choices, the fun comes from dealing with severe consequences. Based on your decisions, every playthrough can unfold differently, branching in unexpected ways in a non-linear fashion. Planning and choosing differently will result in vastly different playthroughs: your legend is shaped by every action you take.
  • The end is only the beginning - The end of the campaign opens up new endgame content for the bravest of all: tough new challenges appear on the map with challenging, mythic bossfights and random quests, loot, and character progression ultimately leading to the banishing of Balor, the monstrous god-king of the Fomorians himself.

Beyond the Legend

Witness the Arthurian legend like you never have before - rich in content and presented with the highest graphical fidelity to date.

  • See the world and the countless legends it harbors - Complete more than 50 unique points of interest on the Adventure Map, including 20 story missions and various side quests, taking place on diverse terrains, from the dark castle dungeons to the forests of the Sídhe.
  • Tackle them one by one - Challenge 7 enemy factions, fight more than 50 types of enemy units, overcome 10 incredible boss fights throughout your quests.
  • A spectacular view - The production of "Knight's Tale" relies heavily on photoscanned environments and high-quality mocap animation, all rendered inside a modern PBR engine utilizing DirectX 12, supporting strong, atmospheric effects.

Thanks Yemeth and Porcozaur!

 

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Monday - October 12, 2020

Baldur's Gate 3 - Early Access Preview @ Wccftech

by Hiddenx, 19:00

Wccftech likes the Early Access version of Baldur's Gate 3:

Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Preview – Much More of This Please

When you normally go into an early access title, you expect a few issues here and there. You also expect the game to be unfinished, either lacking content, whole game modes, polish, or anything in between. Baldur's Gate 3 is early access if you capitalised it, made it bold and cranked the sizing up to about one hundred.

Bugs. Crashes. Areas of what's in the game unfinished. You'll find it all here, but even with the sort of issues that would make you turn away from a game, there's something just so addictive here. There's something that makes you keep coming back for more and something that makes you want more.

When you think about Baldur's Gate 3, it's going to be impossible to not make comparisons to Larian's Divinity: Original Sin titles. However, you have the Baldur's Gate fans who naturally want the game to be more like the originals, plus the fans of Dungeons & Dragons, which want the games to be as close to the tabletop RPG's as humanly possible. I'm going to say that this manages it in a close way while making it a fun, very engaging, RPG.

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Baldur's Gate 3

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

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