Good news for those eagerly awaiting Toren, the dark fantasy adventure game from Brazilian independent developer Swordtales. The final launch date for the game has been set for May 12 2015 and the game can be pre-ordered already. Toren will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system as well as PC at a price of $9.99/£6.29/8.99€. PC owners can take advantage of a 10% discount when pre-ordering the game. In addition, the full original soundtrack of the game will also be available as part of the “Deluxe Edition” which is also up for pre-order
Stick It To The Man is one of those titles that are so much fun to play that you don’t want it to end. Everything from the visuals to the audio is in a class all by itself and the superb humour is just the icing on the cake. The puzzle solving, while not very taxing, is still a blast and the quirky combination of platforming and point and click adventuring makes this a stand out title.
Gameplay: Inside the platform framework beats the heart of a point & click adventure.
Graphics: Fantastic visuals with plenty of memorable scenes.
Sound: Great music and even better voice overs
If you are looking for an action RPG that is fast, fun and doesn’t get bogged down in endless stats you will enjoy Victor Vran. It also looks like the developers are pulling out all the stops to make this a game that fans will enjoy and you can provide feedback or report bugs from within the game to help with the development. There has been some great role playing titles released for PC lately and Victor Vran is definitely shaping up to be one of them
I Am Bread is a lot of fun to watch, but until you have played it for yourself it is hard to describe just how addictive it is. Just like its predecessor, Surgeon Simulator 2013, the controls have a steep learning curve, but the amount of mayhem you can get up to make it worthwhile. Thanks to the extra modes the game also has a ton of replay value and it is definitely one of the more entertaining titles that we have played this year.
Gameplay: Goofy, over the top, intentionally frustrating and utterly addictive.
Graphics: Detailed and colorful.
Sound: The game features a very catchy soundtrack
Oceanhorn impresses with its charming visuals and addictive gameplay while drawing a lot of inspiration from the Legend of Zelda franchise. It doesn’t quite reach the same heights as the Zelda games, but it comes very close which is quite impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that it was originally a mobile title and the developers actually put in a lot of effort to polish it up for PC. Thanks to its length, charm and polish we can definitely recommend Oceanhorn to all fans of the genre.
Gameplay: More than a little familiar if you’ve played any of the Zelda titles, but still a lot of fun.
Graphics: Bright, colorful and detailed.
Sound: Decent voice acting and a great soundtrack
Desolate spaceships out in the depths of space always make for good game settings and Spirits of Xanadu is no exception. The game draws its inspiration from titles such as System Shock 2, but obviously cannot compete in terms of size and depth. It is still an impressive offering from a very small team though and makes for an engrossing experience. The voice acting in particular is a highlight, but the interactive environments are also a great touch. If you enjoy exploration based games and creepy locations don’t pass up on Spirits of Xanadu.
Gameplay: The focus is more on exploration than puzzle solving, but still enjoyable.
Graphics: Nothing cutting edge, but impressive enough for a small indie title.
Sound: The audio is decent, but the voice acting is very good
Cho Dengeki Stryker is a visual novel that is packed to the brim with great visuals, awesome audio and an engaging storyline. You’ll encounter a few clichés and plot holes, but overall the storyline is stellar and very engaging. It is also much longer than most visual novels and the additional routes boosts the replay value dramatically. If you are a fan of the genre you owe it to yourself to check this game out.
Gameplay: Thanks to an engaging storyline and great characters this visual novel is definitely worth the investment in time and money.
Graphics: The resolution is a little low, but the artwork and animations are top notch.
Sound: The voice acting is superb and there are tons of audio tracks
Start weak and build up your character until they are an unstoppable force. That is usually how progression works in games. Some games strip you of all powers at the start and require you to slowly regain them again, but Nephil’s Fall dares to do things a little differently
Blade Kitten is a nice platform game in a style that’s just not available on computer anymore. The visuals are nice, the characters likeable and the gameplay bar a few annoyances here and there is solid. It is obviously not going to appeal to the usual PC crowd but if you can appreciate a platform game that won’t tax your skills too much and stars a pink haired cat girl heroine then there’s no excuse not to pick this up.
Gameplay: It’s a little low on challenges and feels like it’s over too soon but definitely fun while it lasts with some nice replay value.
Graphics: Colorful shell-shaded visuals set this one apart from the pack.
Sound: The voices are ok and the music not too bad either. The theme song is damn catchy though
To Be or Not to Be is a faithful recreation of the original book by Ryan North, only enhanced by the Gamebook Adventures Engine from Tin Man Games. This means that there isn’t much here that’s new for people already familiar with the book. Anyone that hasn’t yet experienced the over the top interpretation of the famous tale should have lots of fun with To Be or Not To Be. The story is humorous and the artwork contributed by some very well-known artists are great.
Gameplay: The story is great and with so many different endings to discover there is plenty of replay value.
Graphics: Great presentation and brilliant artwork.
Sound: The music is good as is the narration, although the latter can become repetitive