Some good news for Lamborghini Automobili fans as KUNOS Simulazioni recently announced a new licensing agreement with this prestigious Italian car manufacturer. This means that Assetto Corsa players can look forward to seeing some of the iconic car models from this brand soon appearing in the game. Assetto Corsa already features a great selection of vehicles from the likes of Toyota, Nissan, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Audi and the Lamborghini roster is sure to have the same attention to detail
The MangaGamer Winter Sale is still in full swing, but for something a little extra naughty over the festive period they now also have an XXXmas flash sale. Between now and December 26 2014 you can grab some of their nukige titles at a discounted price. Check out the links below for more information about these titles (obviously VERY NSFW!)
Kriophobia claims to be a new take on Survival Horror which, while inspired by the core concepts of the genre, isn’t afraid to pull out a few surprises. The game made it through the Steam Greenlight process in only 13 days, but its Kickstarter campaign could do with a lot more attention. The game will allow players to take control of a geologist named Anna who got herself stuck on an island in northern Russia. Her study of seismic activity brought her to this remote area, but it is a solitude that she has sought out herself. It would appear that Anna is haunted by events from her past which is why she shuns civilization. However, when she falls into a sealed military complex by accident Anna has to save her colleagues while also confronting whatever it is lurking in the dark
The storyline in Loren the Amazon Princess really sucked me in and the cast of memorable characters kept me hooked. The turn based combat also turned out to be surprisingly fun and the game has a ton of replay value. Hopefully with the Steam release the game will receive the attention that it deserves and open the flood gates for more Winter Wolves titles.
Gameplay: A very nice fusion of visual novel and role playing.
Graphics: Although there is no animation the artwork is beautiful.
Sound: Good sound effects and some very memorable tunes
With games such as Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons from Camel 101 looming on the horizon it would seem that 2015 is going to be another bumper year for gaming. I certainly can’t think of a much better way to kick things off than a real-time strategy game featuring mercenaries and giant mechs. Set to release early in January, Mechs & Mercs aims to offer an extensive campaign mode where players get to take control of the Black Talons mercenary company
You might be playing as a trio of thieves in The Marvellous Miss Take, but don’t expect shadowy corners and stealth kills. Instead, the game challenges you to get the job done as quickly as possible and without being able to resort to any violent means. A nice selection of gadgets offer some help, but the random guard patrols, abundance of security cameras, and dogs that can track your sent means even the best plans can quickly go awry. It is a challenging title, so expect to spend some time if you want to fully conquer all its missions.
Gameplay: With a lot more action than stealth this game will appeal to players that don’t have the patience to lurk in the shadows while memorizing guard patterns.
Graphics: Colorful, well animated and very charming.
Sound: No voice acting, but the soundtrack fits the action very nicely
Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender might look like a charming, casual game but it has the heart of an old school arcade shooter and will really test your skills. The hand drawn pixel art is beautiful and the whole experience is enhanced by the excellent chiptune soundtrack.
Gameplay: Retro style side scrolling action that packs quite a challenge.
Graphics: Beautiful hand drawn pixel art.
Sound: A rocking chiptune soundtrack that compliments the action nicely
Words for Evil impresses with its fast paced gameplay, gorgeous pixel art visuals and large cast of characters. The gameplay is geared more towards stringing together words as fast as possible instead of searching for the longest words which makes for a more action packed feel. Unfortunately, there is no multi-player mode, but the low price tag means this is an easy and worthwhile impulse buy for all logophiles.
Gameplay: Fast paced and quite addictive.
Graphics: Beautiful pixel art visuals.
Sound: Catchy and very fitting
Anyone with English translated visual novels on their holiday wish list might want to check out MangaGamer over the next two weeks. The site, which is one of the first legal options for downloading English titles in this genre is having a Winter Sale. With 25% or more discount on selected titles it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up. Since the sale includes hardcopies of certain titles you can also treat the visual novel loving friends in your life with something special this festive season. Check out the full list of titles below and then head over to the MangaGamer site for more information
The tower defense sections of the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing series by NeocoreGames might not have been the main focus of the games, but they were certainly a lot of fun. Deathtrap however reverses the formula by making the tower defense the main focus of the game and then layering on all kinds of action RPG goodness to make it even better. The end result is a highly addictive title with plenty of depth that will keep fans of both genres hooked