Wasteland 2 comes out today, and the question on many an OG CRPG gamer's mind is: "How does it compare to Fallout?" I'll have a fuller answer to that soon, but there's an elephant in the room that must be addressed first. Come on, Brian Fargo: where is my Ron Perlman?
Subaltern Games, the radical game dev studio responsible for jolly world-destructing, money-making sim Neocolonialism, have apparently gone text mad and released the wordy, seriously bonkers and freeware RocketJumpIfication.
At the Tokyo Game Show 2014 today, I spent some time with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax—a fighter that sports characters from popular anime Sword Art Online , The Devil is a Part Timer , Accel World , Black Bullet , and The Irregular at Magic High School, among others.
While not quite the most-funded failed Kickstarter – that dubious honour belongs to the disastrous Yogventures and the $568,000 that didn’t result in a videogame – sword-fighting title CLANG isn’t far behind at $526K. Of course, we already knew that the steel-clashing brainchild of author Neal Stephenson was in trouble, having been put “on pause” this time last year when his studio ran out of funds. He had, however, maintained that the motion-controlled game of blades would continue in some form, at some point. Today brings the not entirely unexpected announcement that this will not be the case. CLANG is dead.
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Platinum Games' new Xbox One exclusive game, Scalebound , has dragons and dragon riding. For creator Hideki Kamiya, it's a bit of a dream come true.
Psycho-Pass is Japan's big Xbox One exclusive. I was expecting a rather standard text-based adventure game – your typical wall of words broken occasionally by a choice selection. What I got, however, was a very cool look at how the game will use real world tech.
Both! Both is good. Lime IN the coconut. Peanut butter AND chocolate spread. First-person and RTS, only in space rather than on the lame-o ground. That’s the concept of Flagship, which Graham rightly dubbed an Admiral Ackbar simulator back in May. It’s a brilliant idea, though the implementation has a lot of challenges–most notably making it significantly different from a standard RTS. Urban Logic Games have detailed some of their plans in the newly released Kickstarter pitch, looking for £95,000 to blast off with.
Dive In is an up coming game streaming service for some of Square Enix's most popular games to iOS and Android devices. Today at the Tokyo Game Show, I tried out the service on an Android pad. Let's see how that went.
Wasteland 2 is formidable. The word ‘sprawling’ comes to mind but it’s not quite right. There’s a bit of sprawl, if such a thing as sprawl can happen in bits, but the game’s density is a more distinctive feature than its actual size. InXile’s Kickstarted RPG is a large game and rewards repeated playthroughs with previously unseen content, but it’s the sheer quantity of stuff that has astonished and occasionally overwhelmed me. As to whether the effort of seeing it all (or most of it) has been worthwhile? Here’s wot I think.
The Tokyo Game Show isn't only about games. There is also an entire hall filled with goodies for sale. Game companies also are showing off future products that will be out at a later date as well as TGS exclusives. Let's have a look!
Bravely Default is a darling of a JRPG that hearkens back to the Final Fantasy games of yore—and one of the best games the 3DS has to offer . From playing the game's demo, Bravely Second seems like simply more of the classic JRPG gameplay you know and love.
This is Shinra Technologies. It's Square Enix's new venture into cloud gaming, headed up by former Square Enix honcho Yochi Wada. You can read more about it on the company's official site.
Australian Jack Cooksey was the first person in Perth to get a new iPhone, making him one of the first people in the world to get a new iPhone. So he was interviewed on TV. And it all went wrong.
We first told you about Rakuen last year, but with the project nearing release there's now a proper in-game trailer.
This trailer for the new Yakuza game was actually shown first during Sony's pre-TGS press conference, but has only today made its way online for general viewing. Enjoy, then, another fantastic trailer for a likely fantastic Yakuza game that we'll probably never get to play in the West because Sega.
Or Big Boss if you want to be pedantic.
Long gone from the retail side of things, Harmonix's Rock Band has nevertheless lived on for the past few years thanks to the studio's maintenance of the Rock Band Network, the online community where people could buy, create and share music. Sadly, that service is now winding down.
The League of Legends World Championship is one of the biggest prizes in esports. Given the field's struggles to be taken more seriously - even as it draws in bigger crowds and bigger bucks - this trailer for the event seems a bit out of place.