Tag: Action/Adventure

Glory Hunters – GameBoy Review
Retro Reviews

Glory Hunters – GameBoy Review

There is a burgeoning development scene right now for new games for retro systems. The GameBoy is such a beloved piece of gaming hardware and there is a slew of new games in the works for the Nintendo handheld. One such game is Action Adventure RPG Glory Hunters from indie studio 2think. The game was one of over 20 indie games we featured in our Indie Game Stage 2023 showcase and we have been eagerly anticipating its release. Pain is temporary, Glory is Eternal - Glory Hunters The Mexican developer previously released the Punch-Out inspired Pato Box on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PSVita and PC. This new game launches on June 8th 2024 and is playable in a wide range of different ways. This review was played natively on Analogue Pocket using a .pocket file via the GB Studio menu. Th...
RKGK – PC Review
PC Reviews

RKGK – PC Review

Ever wanted to live your life on the edge? Have a cool robot sidekick while making amazing graffiti? Well, I have news for you! You too can do all this, but you'll need to have short hair, one thigh high sock. Spray Paint not yet rated. RKGK/Rakugaki is an Action, Adventure game with an amazing Anime style and theme to it. Sprayed on the side of the building by Wabisabi Games. Thanks to their publisher Gearbox Publishing, developing the game went smoothly. Wabisabi Games made their debut in the gaming industry by adorning the town with graffiti. Gameplay Let me set the stage for everyone, the world allows everyone to be as expressive as they want. But one day, a scientist by the name of Buff comes in and takes the spark from everyone with monitors. Valah comes in with the aid of h...
Biomutant – Switch Review
Switch Reviews

Biomutant – Switch Review

Three years after its initial release, Biomutant has finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch! Marketed as an open post-apocalyptic RPG, Experiment 101's 2021 introduces new players and makes a call out to old fans as an invitation to restore the Tree of Life and rid the land of World Enders. As a game plagued with mixed reviews, I have never picked up Biomutant. With the new Switch release I thought it was finally time to see whether it lived up to the hype or played down to the critics. Saving the world from one World Ender at a time... Gameplay On the surface, Biomutant is an RPG with a very simplistic plot and a black and white choice system. Unlike games like Life is Strange or any release from Quantic Dream, deciding whether you side with 'light' or 'dark' doesn't feel lik...
Destiny 2 Update – Onslaught and Pantheon
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Destiny 2 Update – Onslaught and Pantheon

Guardian Onslaughts I have been playing the new game mode Onslaught in Destiny 2 and boy do I have a lot to say about this game mode. I truly believe this game mode is a godsend to help bring life into the game. A well-placed tower defense that has us fight either a group of Fallen or Hive that I have to say...are downright evil! Especially the Hive with their Wizards, Shriekers and Ogres can all go suck on lemons for their broken ways. But, I'll talk more about this later and talk about the game mode a bit more. There are a lot of things that people figure out when dealing with the game mode, especially with the batteries. The batteries have more use than to help recharge the shield for the ADU. You can repair the defense you have. That being the decoys, turrets and the trip mines. Th...
Sker Ritual – PC Review
PC Reviews

Sker Ritual – PC Review

I'm checking out the new game from Wales Interactive called Sker Ritual. The name might ring some bells as they did have a previous horror game as well called Maid of Sker. Although, that entry was a single-player horror experience. Their new game, however, takes a rather bold direction by switching to a round-based zombie shooter similar to Call of Duty Zombies.  You and up to three friends can fight waves together as Sker Ritual is available now on Steam for £19.99. The game is still in early access, but its full 1.0 release will be on the 18th of this month. There's a demo also available for the game for those looking to try before you buy. Nôl i mi eu heneidiau! From the Steam page, the Sker Ritual takes place after the events of Maid of Sker. The story primarily will appear throu...
Omega Crafter – PC Review
PC Reviews

Omega Crafter – PC Review

Get ready to chop trees, mine ore and… program robots to help you build your city in the middle of a wilderness?  Omega Crafter is the first Steam release by developer and producer Preferred Networks, which mixes elements of Minecraft, Portal Knights and other survival RPGs and teaches players the basics of programming. Program, build and explore a vast open world... Single player and multiplayer are available as you learn how to program your Grammies and fight bugs in an open world filled with different biomes, enemies and bosses. Omega Crafter is set to release on Steam on March 29th! Want to find some more games? Check out our PC reviews here. Gameplay With an interesting twist on the usual survival game genre, Omega Crafter launches you into a brand new world with the aim...
South Park: Snow Day! – PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

South Park: Snow Day! – PS5 Review

I got to check out South Park: Snow Day, the next addition where we'll play as the "New Kid" as Cartman pulls us into another game. Thanks to the developers at Question, you and three other New Kids will team up together and face off against Elves, Marshwalkers and Sixth Graders. The game releases for PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam on March 26th for £24.99. Goin' down to South Park, gonna have myself a time. I've enjoyed the last two South Park games and was happy to hear of this one. It's interesting to see them take a different approach with the multiplayer and hack-n-slash gameplay, but it never hurts to try new ideas. As a disclaimer, I'll be using curse words in this article and maybe a reference or two from the show. Better context for the story. I won't be talking about South ...
Outcast A New Beginning – PC Review
PC Reviews

Outcast A New Beginning – PC Review

Outcast: A New Beginning is a new 3rd-person, open world adventure sequel to the original Outcast from 1999. Developed by Appeal Studios (Outcast – Second Contact, Gangs of Sherwood) with publishing by THQ Nordic (a lot of games), the game returns Cutter Slade to the world of Adelpha to defend the Talans from an invading force. Launched on March 15th 2024, the game is available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Original Developers, Original Feels? There's usually something special about original developers returning to the setting of one of their original games. And I don't mean just to do an expansion or DLC or direct sequel to a game within a few years of the first. In this case, it's been well over 20 years since the first Outcast game hit the market. Can ...
Alone in the Dark – PC Review
PC Reviews

Alone in the Dark – PC Review

Alone in the Dark has seen many iterations as it is a franchise that spans over 30 years. The fact that I was 12 years old when I played the original by Infogrames does make me have a bit of an existential moment. Here in 2024, we have devs Pieces Interactive and publisher/owner of the franchise THQ Nordic's vision for the Lovecraftian horror, action, puzzle-solving instalment of the game. Back to Derceto we go With the original 1992 Alone in the Dark paving the way for 3D-style horror games such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill, I was very excited to see how this single-player game has evolved to catch up with what we expect nowadays in terms of gameplay, storyline, visuals, and sound. Alone in the Dark will be available on PS5, Xbox and PC. There is a standard edition, a deluxe digi...
Outcast: A New Beginning – PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

Outcast: A New Beginning – PS5 Review

If you've played the original Outcast, then get excited. The original team has brought you a sequel called Outcast - A New Beginnings -. It's been 20 years for Cutter Slade, and now he's returned in this new third-person open-world, action shooter. Published by THQ Nordic and developed by Appeal Studios, you can pick the game up on PlayStation, Xbox and Steam. A demo is available as well on the PSN Store, so why not try it before you buy it? If you do decide to buy Outcast, then it's priced at £59.99. A New Beginning... Because I don't Recall Anything I haven't played the previous entry for Outcast, and when I checked out the trailer, the combat and world piqued my interest. The environment looks vibrant. The combat looks simple and enjoyable, and if it holds up to what I expected, I...