Previews

Peering into the abyss with retro action platformer Chasm

by 8 months ago

Metroidvania is a term that gets a little over-used. It isn’t very descriptive and demands knowledge of two games and their inner machinations to understand. However, it does aptly describe …

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Sleuthing around with Jenny LeClue: Detectivú

by 8 months ago

Narrative-based episodic adventure games are more common than ever these days. Whether it’s a licensed game such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us from Telltale, or an …

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A city of intrigue, art and murder unmasked in Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

by 8 months ago

One of my favorite parts of a new role-playing game is getting absolutely lost in the universe. The best RPGs, in my opinion, have lore that begs to be dove …

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Dreams will have to be sold to the public by fans, not Media Molecule

by 8 months ago

Since it was properly unveiled back at E3, I don't think I've heard one of my colleagues talk about Media Molecule's Dreams in a way that sounded even remotely comprehensive. …

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An action-heavy slash-fest — Severed preview

by 8 months ago

Before getting hands-on time with Severed at PlayStation Experience, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. As a huge fan of Guacamelee, I had become accustomed to Drinkbox Studios’ brand …

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Taking the road less travelled with Stories: Path of Destinies

by 8 months ago

Every story has a branch, a “what-if” moment where the protagonist wonders if they might have been able to do something differently. Stories is a game about those moments, where …

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Rush of Blood is a solid tech demo, but a questionable Until Dawn game

by 8 months ago

At PlayStation Experience this year, I had my first hands-on demo with virtual reality. After months of hearing positive reactions about how revolutionary the tech that company's like Sony and …

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A self-aware fusion of narrative and gameplay — Klaus hands-on preview

by 8 months ago

You wake up in an empty basement all alone. You have no memory of who you or how you got there. The only clue you have to your identity is …

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A randomized racer — SmuggleCraft preview

by 8 months ago

In SmuggleCraft, every race is slightly different. The steering, controls, and core mechanics all remain the same between sessions, but this hovercraft racer differentiates itself from others by being entirely …

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Gravity Rush: Remastered doesn’t do much about the original game’s shortcomings

by 8 months ago

When Gravity Rush came to the Vita, it was a flawed but promising action game with an endearing and likable protagonist at its center. However, from my time within the …

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Back in the old days — Far Cry Primal preview

by 8 months ago

From modern day to the prehistoric times, so goes the Far Cry franchise. The series evolved tremendously from Far Cry 2 to Far Cry 3, but it seemed to be …

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Wolf & Hound on Kickstarter — supporting family-friendly co-op

by 9 months ago

When you look over Kickstarter, family friendly games aren't exactly the norm, and certainly not ones about protecting sheep. Well, we have a great example of both in a game …

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