A while back we checked out Neverinth, an ambitious roguelike that draws inspiration from the “Soulsborne” series. The game is currently in early access, but it is already obvious that CreAct Games, the indie team working on the game, has big plans. We were eager to find out more about Neverinth and thankfully CreAct Games were gracious enough to provide us with some answers
Blazing Chrome is a great run and gun shooter that draws inspiration from Contra Hard Corps and other 16-bit classics. It is an unforgiving game, but a lot of fun to play and the developers have done an incredible job with capturing the look, sounds and feel of the 16-bit era. While it only features six levels, they are all packed with enemies and bosses. You’ll also unlock some extra challenges and characters after completing the game to up the replay value. While it’s a pity that Blazing Chrome lacks online co-op, the local co-op is definitely a highlight.
Gameplay: The game is tough, but very fun.
Graphics: The 16-bit pixel art looks great.
Sound: Sounds like something right out of the 16-bit era
Streets of Rogue is a deceptively simple looking game, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of depth. It has a large selection of character classes, each with their own unique playing styles and a procedurally generated city in which to cause chaos. The amount of mission objectives is rather limited, but the ways in which you can go about accomplishing them is almost limitless. Overall, Streets of Rogue is an extremely addictive game with a ton of replay value.
Graphics: Simple, but not without charm.
Sound: The soundtrack is excellent and the sound effects really good too.
Gameplay: Extremely addictive and packed with things to do
Fans of the hit mobile hit title, Girls’ Frontline, will know that it had a predecessor called Code Name: Bakery Girl, which was released a few years earlier. The good news is that X.D. Network, along with Sunborn Network, is bringing back that first title in a bigger and better form. It is titled Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery and takes the form of a tactical RPG that will be released for PC, Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile. The developers have completely rebuilt and improved Code Name: Bakery Girl, which can be seen in the brand new world premier trailer that came with the announcement
It’s not often that we see indie developers take a stab at the “Soulsborne” series, but that is exactly what CreAct Games is attempting with Neverinth. The game, which is currently in Early Access on Steam, challenges players to explore the ever-changing halls of the Neverinth and uncover the history of the Valkyrie. The most recent update to the game added a brand new Valkyrie, the katana wielding Proud Aspirant, who is the third out of a promised five playable characters in Neverinth
The Wolfpack DLC adds two brand new heists to the game along with a brand new class, the technician. The new heists offer a lot of fun, but are also challenging enough to keep veterans on their toes. The new class also comes with their own new weapons and gadgets, including a grenade launcher and sentry gun, which is pretty impressive. All in all, there’s no reason not to grab this DLC if you are a fan of the game, although the developers have generously included the option to invite friends to the new heists if you own the DLC and they don’t.
Gameplay: Two brand new heists, a brand new class and some new weaponry.
Graphics: Still the same as the base game.
Sound: Not much has changed compared to the base game
Payday: The Heist is not a game for people who prefer playing on their own or don’t have the patience to put up with unfair odds. However, it does offer non-stop action, great level designs and plenty of variety as you go about your criminal activities. The game is obviously showing its age, but it still has plenty to offer if you have a few friends willing to enter a life of crime with you. Pulling off the heists against all odds is incredibly satisfying and the different skill trees along with the constant challenges keeps things fresh.
Gameplay: The game is not even remotely fair, but it is a lot of fun and quite addictive, provided you play with friends.
Graphics: The visuals definitely show their age, but still look good in places.
Sound: Decent audio, but you’ll mostly be listening to your team members over voice chat in any case
Action fans who enjoy a good laugh should definitely be adding Roguelike Hero by Carrya. Tec. to their wishlists. Much to our delight, the game is heavily inspired by the style of Stephen “The King of Comedy” Chow, which caught our attention immediately. With Roguelike Hero, the developers set out to present an absurd and funny action experience with trolling mechanics
Abzu offers players the opportunity to descent into the heart of the ocean without having to worry about things like oxygen or predators. It is a tranquil experience with beautiful visuals that left us eager to see each new environment. Everything from the art to the soundtrack is superb, but the gameplay could be a bit too shallow for action fans. The entire experience is also over way too soon, but if you get hooked, you’ll love every second of it.
Gameplay: Abzu is mostly about swimming around and observing your surroundings.
Graphics: The art style for the game is beautiful and each scene is filled with color and life.
Sound: The soundtrack and sound effects are a perfect match for the tranquil setting and gameplay
2019 has been a great year for games and in addition to the titles that has already been released there are still a lot of upcoming ones to be excited about. September in particular looks like it is going to be leaving gamers with no spare time for anything else. However, one game that definitely should not be overlooked this September is Everreach: Project Eden by Elder Games. For those unfamiliar with Elder Games, it is an independent game development team that was founded by Ede Tarsoly and they have been around since 2007. Ede also handled most of the projects, along with external freelancers, up until 2016. It was after this that things changed, thanks to Everreach, which is their most ambitious title to date. Thanks to the size and scope of the game, the core team at Elder Games grew to five people and over a dozen external freelancers were also brought in to bring this ambitious title to life