Are you an oldfag gamer who loved point-and-click adventure games like me? Then the name "King's Quest" will give you goosebumps.
Sierra Studios whom recently revived from the dead also brought back a familiar face. And boy.. aren't we thrilled to see who it was.
GOOSEBUMPS, MAN! GOOSEBUMPS.
You may consider it a reboot but I couldn't care less. Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, I'm excited for the new King's Quest and I hope it will capture the hearts of new gamers as the original series did for us. Impressions from the trailer suggests that it will be QTE and platform based. I really hope it'll inherit the original series' highly interactive environment of point-and-click nature.
King's Quest is to be released in fall 2015 (still a long way to go..) for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
If the standfirst got you reading this, you're a goddamn perv.
A girl in a towel being hunted down by a psycho killer is textbook in every goddamn slasher flick. This slasher flick is a video game.
That aside, yes.. She's in a towel and she's starring in Supermassive Games' Until Dawn for the PS4.
Much like Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, Until Dawn is an interactive movie experience focused on the horror/slasher genre. As seen in the video, you'll be presented with various ways of Quick-Timed Events to progress through the game-movie hybrid. Some choices might lead to new branching paths while some will lead you to your death. Like any good slasher flick would.
While some argue it will be a Quantic Dream style clone (of Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls fame), I'd consider this gameplay style to be it's own genre. Heck, it'll be one hell of a great game to play during a gaming night with a bunch of friends yelling which decision you should follow. The presenter sure looked like he was having a blast playing it in front of the audience.
Joining the ranks of ambitious open world space sims such as Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous, the PS4 exclusive Hello Games' No Man's Sky has wow-ed gamers since it's debut trailer in E3 2014.
Hello Games has released a new trailer for the PlayStation Experience 2014 expo showcasing more gameplay elements that are to be expected. It's strong presentation with beautiful art direction, promise of seamless space exploration and outstanding music is indeed a feat to behold.
We've yet to see if NMS features an actual combat module for on-foot and space faring, social elements and other features that could set the game apart from it's competitors. Hello Games promised an explorable galaxy(ies?) that would actually take 5 billion real-life years to fully explore. In what way such vast content can be made possible? Or is it merely an over-exegerration? We've yet to find out.
On 3rd December 2014, Sony celebrated the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation gaming console. The PlayStation may not be as old as Nintendo's NES but it stands proudly beside it's competitors as a memorable and loved home console among gamers.
For it's anniversary, I decided to share five of my favorite and memorable games on each PS console that I grew up with, and five games that I'm looking forward to for the PS4 (Add all that up is 20. Get it?). So sit back and enjoy the nostalgia trip. Oh and these are not in any order.
This review is based on the PS Vita version of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed by ACQUIRE.
Despite the localized title, this game is actually the sequel to the original Japan-only Akiba's Trip, which was released back in June 2012, for the PSP. Unfortunately, the first game never saw the light of a western release due to the number of licensing and collaborations with Japanese anime & manga, as well as Japanese stores and brands.
Fortunately for us, XSEED Games managed to license and localize it's sequel, Akiba's Trip 2. The game has been released as Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed for the PS3, Vita and a PS4 version coming this October.
This is Middle-Earth : Shadow of Mordor developed by Monolith Productions (of No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R. fame). Shadows is exactly what you'll get when you cross-breed Tolkien's literature, Assassin's Creed and Batman's Arkham series.