Elex hits PC and console stores tomorrow, and has largely flown under the media radar in the run up to its release. It may be the dubious attitudes to Piranha Bytes previous title Risen, it may be the somewhat overshadowed release date, but most likely it's probably down to the fact that nobody really knows what it's about.
Emergent storytelling seems to be at the heart of Monolith's latest instalment in the successful Middle Earth franchise. Check out how the updates to the Nemesis combat system have afforded a considerable growth in organic experience this time around.
JRPG giant, Square Enix, is at it again, and today announced a brand new IP they're naming Project Prelude Rune. The news comes alongside the official opening of the developer's new studio, Istolia, headed up by Tales' Hideo Baba. Studio Istolia will take on the development of Project Prelude Rune, and are currently advertising positions within the Tokyo-based studio... Continue Reading →
Last year, we came across Decay of Logos, an RPG drawing on inspirations from European folklore and gaming traditions seen in The Legend of Zelda. This month, we had the pleasure of catching up with development team Amplify Creations, checking in on how the project is coming along. We're incredibly excited about the style and exploration possibilities in Decay of... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: This is not a butthurt fan-raving, while I will certainly sing the praises of Nioh it's far from my favourite gameplay experience. This is simply a recognition of the way we're beginning to ignore certain elements of game design in efforts to place every experience in a box with the breakout game that has come to 'signify'... Continue Reading →
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers represents a tactical departure for a series that's no stranger to dabbling in other genres. The turn based strategy experience from Omega Force was announced with strong potential behind it. Omega have proved their worth in earlier tactical RPGs Kessen and Romance of the Three Kingdoms and yet have somehow forgotten this worth with Godseekers. The standard tactical turn... Continue Reading →
Every now and then a game lands in our inbox that we not only love the look of, but genuinely can't wait to play ourselves. Fort Triumph is a tactical RPG currently in development for a 2017 PC release. While a PS4 port is in the works, it's the PC pre-Alpha build we got to take... Continue Reading →
Things are moving on in the world of VR. Whereas the early days brought us static shooters and cute mini games, we are seeing more and more fully grown experiences cropping up on the indie scene. Vanishing Realms is perhaps one of the most ambitious. The RPG exploration adventure game seeks to blend the fantastical worlds of Skyrim with... Continue Reading →