Nordic Games and Piranha Bytes, the team behind the Gothic and Risen franchises recently announced that they have a brand new game in the works. Called ELEX, it is going to be a bit of a departure from their previous work, thanks to a brand new post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe. The developers are promising a vast, seamless game world populated with interesting characters along with mutated creatures. In addition to plenty of thrilling action the game will also ask players to make deep moral choices on their journey
Bound By Flame is a very ambitious attempt from an indie developer to deliver a AAA experience, but it doesn’t always succeed. The story is interesting despite some clichés and the combat very rewarding, although it can get tough. The game is also quite linear with maze-like levels, but there are plenty of side quests to keep you busy. There is a lot that I can fault about Bound By Flame, but I did enjoy completing the game and would definitely love to see a sequel that addresses the problems.
Gameplay: Not much exploration, but the combat is challenging and enjoyable.
Graphics: Great monster designs and some impressive areas, but plenty of repetition.
Sound: The music is good, but the voice acting is a bit uneven
While at fist glance EOB2 might just seem like more of the original quite a few features have been added which makes this game more entertaining and more involving. As always though it’s hellishly though and you’ll need quick reflexes and plenty of brainpower to crack this one.
Gameplay: Immensly frusrating at times but very addictive and rewarding.
Graphics: Good but not that much better than part one.
Sound: Still not much in the way of music but the sound effects are ok
As far as classic DOS era First Person Role Playing Games go you can do a lot worse than this AD&D effort. It doesn’t hold your hand and isn’t afraid to put up a stiff challenge, but overall it aged well and still offers hours of enjoyment.
Gameplay: Challenging but also entertaining and addictive.
Graphics: All things considered, not bad.
Sound: Very limited music and feeble sound effects
Have a yearning to conquer and rule a fantasy world? Then the Legends of Fire & Steel Kickstarter is definitely something to check out. According to the developers they were very influenced by oldschool strategy titles such as Heroes of Might & Magic, Warcraft and Civilization as well as board and card games. The end result is a turn-based strategy title that aims to be simple to play, but with enough depth to keep players hooked