NeocoreGames recently held a Kickstarter campaign for their next title, a tactical role-playing game based on the Arthurian mythology. Titled King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, it promised to be a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and more traditional, character-centric RPGs. It’s not the first time that game developers have set their sights on King Arthur, but NeocoreGames definitely outlined some interesting ideas in their Kickstarter campaign. Close to 4,000 backers ended up backing the project to get this modern telling of the classic mythology made
Tesla Force builds on all the elements that made Tesla Vs Lovecraft so great but adds a ton of rogue-lite features. The result is a game that is more polished, more varied, and more addictive than the original. Luck still plays an important role in the game and it can become a little repetitive, but overall it is a solid title that is very entertaining.
Gameplay: Non-stop shooting action along with some strategic choices to make.
Graphics: Similar to the original game, but also has plenty of enhancements.
Sound: Great soundtrack and sound effects
Dysmantle by 10tons Ltd opens with the protagonist emerging from his shelter to a post apocalyptic island that is overrun with all kinds of hostile creatures. It is clear that something very bad happened and you might just be the only surviving human left on the island. Fortunately, it appears that there is a way to get off the island, but it is going to take a lot of exploration and preparation to do so successfully
Earlier this year Iratus: Lord of the Dead was released and enjoyed a positive reception by fans of tactical roguelike RPGs. The publisher, Daedalic Entertainment, and developer, Unfrozen, has also revealed the first extensive DLC for the game, which goes live today. The DLC, titled Wrath of the Necromancer, should be up on Steam, GOG.com, and other PC stores by the time that you are reading this and sells for $14.99
Card Hog by SnoutUp is a card-based dungeon crawler where you pick your little pig protagonist and then try to stay alive for as long as possible. Along the way, you get to slay all manner of foes and pick up different weapons with which to do the slaying. You’ll also want to keep an eye on your health and grab the healing potions needed to keep the porky protagonist alive. All in all, it plays like a typical role-playing game but presented in the most accessible way possible
We’ve just seen Elijah Wood reduce a 7ft Orc named Uzgahk to tears and surprisingly it has nothing to do with Lord of the Rings. Instead, the Orc in question is feeling rejected after discovering that Elijah has grown bored with his old RPG and is spending his time with AFK Arena instead. This is all part of the new “Cheat on your RPG” TV campaign by Lilith Games, developers of AFK Arena
Super Trench Attack! is a twin-stick shooter with a unique pixel art style and tons of goofy humor. It’s not particularly challenging or very long, but it is fun while it lasts and packs a bit more depth than you might think.
Gameplay: Basic top-down shooter with some shooting galleries thrown in for good measure.
Graphics: The pixel art visuals are detailed and often quite humorous.
Sound: Exaggerated sound effects along with some fitting music
One of the games that we are looking forward to the most next year is Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. It’s an action-RPG from NACON and Cyanide where players get to take control of a werewolf named Cahal who has been forced into exile. His only goal is to put an end to Endron, the petroleum subsidiary for the mega-corporation Pentex. Not only are they responsible for all his rage and violence, but Endron is also a constant threat to Gaia, Mother Earth. A brand new trailer was revealed to coincide with Gamescom and it reveals a little more about the life and past of Cahal
Horizon Zero Dawn started as a Playstation 4 exclusive a few years back but makes the transition to PC in this complete edition, which includes The Frozen Wilds expansion. Apart from the technical issues affecting some players, it is a beautiful looking game with a stunning open world to explore. The combat against the many different robotic foes remains thrilling throughout and the game is also not lacking in terms of things to do and places to visit. It can become a little repetitive at times and some of the design elements are a little dated, but overall we had fun from start to finish with this game.
Gameplay: The game world is huge, but it’s fun to explore and more than enough to keep players busy.
Graphics: With the right hardware this game looks downright amazing at times.
Sound: Decent voice acting and a great soundtrack