Nanostray

Nanostray

It is not without its faults but Nanostray is a pretty impressive debut shooter for the Nintendo DS. Longevity is definitely an issue but the game is fun while it lasts. The 3D backgrounds also show what the handheld is capable of so hopefully this will not be the last time we see a game of this type on the system.

Gameplay: A blast for shooter fans but a bit short.

Graphics: Pretty spectacular by DS standards.

Sound: Very fitting for the game

Fallout 3

Fallout 3

The shift towards a more action oriented first person view might not sit well with purists, but Fallout 3 is still a very entertaining and highly engrossing role playing game. Exploring the wasteland and all its perils is a memorable experience and there is enough to do in this game to keep you busy for ages. The game wasn’t without its bugs when it first launched, but has stabilized a lot since then and there are also hundreds of mods available to enhance the experience.

Gameplay: More action and a little less role playing than the previous Fallout titles, but still good.

Graphics: While not exactly cutting edge the visuals still allow for an immersive experience.

Sound: The game features a great selection of classic tunes

AIPD – Artificial Intelligence Police Department

AIPD – Artificial Intelligence Police Department

For an action packed, neon fueled arcade shooter look no further than AIPD. Despite the intriguing title the game does not have a story driven campaign mode, but it does have tons of action. The amount of enemy and arena permutations on offer also gives it a bit more replay value than typical arcade shooters. Best of all it features a four player local coop mode, which is as fun as it is chaotic.

Gameplay: Plenty of old school shooting action.

Graphics: The 80s style neon glow art style have been done before, but still looks great.

Sound: Features a nice electronic soundtrack and solid sound effects

Highschool Possession

Highschool Possession

Highschool Possession tells the tale of a student named Hikaru, who one day finds his conscience mysteriously alternating between the bodies of two girls in his school. It is an interesting premise, but due to the short length of the game not a lot of time is spent on fleshing it out more. While the art and audio is decent enough the story could definitely have benefited from a bit more work.

Gameplay: The basic story is quite interesting, but due to its short length a lot of things feels glossed over.

Graphics: Nice artwork, but not many different backgrounds

Sound: The soundtrack is decent, but the game features no voice acting

Sunless Sea Free Weekend On Steam

Sunless Sea Free Weekend On Steam

Players yet to experience the perils of losing their minds and eating their crew can now do so for free thanks to the Sunless Sea Free Weekend. Next week marks the first year since its release and in celebration players can try it out for free until 1pm PST on 31st January. Those who enjoy the game and want to add it to their library permanently can grab it at a 40% discount until 10am on 1st February

The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge

The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge

The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge offers a witty, entertaining and family friendly point and click adventure experience. The retro style visuals take a while to get used to, especially on larger monitors, but definitely captures the charm of the classics of the genre. As far as point and click adventures goes this one is rather straightforward, but definitely a lot of fun and well worth adding to your collection.

Gameplay: The story and puzzles are relatively straightforward, but still very entertaining.

Graphics: Looks like it was lifted straight from a nineties Sierra title.

Sound: Great voice acting for all the characters and a nice orchestral soundtrack

PLANET STRONGHOLD: COLONIAL DEFENSE Out Now

PLANET STRONGHOLD: COLONIAL DEFENSE Out Now

Anyone who only watches Steam for new releases might have missed out on the launch of Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense by Winter Wolves. This title marks their first foray into the sci-fi visual novel / collectible card game hybrid market and is set before the events of the original Planet Stronghold game. The game was released on January 25th, 2016 on the official website and is available for Windows, MAC and Linux

Isometric Turn-Based MMORPG Flamefrost Legacy Launching Soon

Isometric Turn-Based MMORPG Flamefrost Legacy Launching Soon

Our regular readers might remember Flamefrost Legacy, the ambitious browser based MMORPG we covered in a Kickstarter Watch article last year. Unfortunately the Kickstarter campaign did not reach its funding goal, but this did not deter the developers from continuing with their vision. Despite the lack of funding the team made the most of the campaign and launched a closed beta for interested players. Now the team have revealed that against all odds they have managed to complete the game and will be launching it this Saturday (30th January 2016) at 11:00 EDT!

The Stargazers (Lupiesoft)

The Stargazers (Lupiesoft)

Good news for fans of original and unique visual novels as Lupiesoft are back and this time they have Space Elves! For their latest title Lupiesoft turned their attention to the stars and created The Stargazers, a game inspired by 50s and 80s science fiction, pulp fiction and good old mecha anime. Unlike their previous titles this one is set to be a self-contained story and will follow the adventures of the Stargazers Squadron, a group of three pilots who are stationed in deep space

Planescape: Torment

Planescape: Torment

You just don’t get games like this anymore and it is with good reason that Planescape Torment is constantly rated amongst the best games of all time. It is a nice departure from similar games in the genre but you are going to need patience and perseverance to stick with it. Once you get caught up in the fate of the nameless one however there’s no turning back until you have seen all that this game has to offer.

Gameplay: Planescape Torment is a solid RPG experience that should please all fans of the genre.

Graphics: Showing their age but the story makes up for the lack in visuals.

Sound: Excellent voice work and great sound effects not to mention stirring music