Splatfests we need to see

Splatfests we need to see

Aug 6, 2017

I was basically in love with the original Splatoon (R.I.P. Wii U), and the sequel has earned every last one of its phenomenal sales. The regular Splatfests – where players can pick one of two sides, then battle it out online in a meta game to determine a winner – are now established as a series tradition. Past choices have seen players compete in ice cream...

E3 2017: Final thoughts

E3 2017: Final thoughts

Aug 3, 2017

E3 is well behind us now, but distance gives us a new perspective. While the last few years have seen some pretty huge shock announcements, I’ve got to say this year was pretty tame in comparison. All the shows were pretty good, but there wasn’t the wow factor of, say, a Shenmue 3 or Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement from previous years. The...

RPG Maker FES: review

RPG Maker FES: review

Jul 14, 2017

Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: NIS America Developer: Kadokawa Games Players: 1 Site: http://nisamerica.com/games/rpg-maker-fes/ Game provided by the distributor PC gamers have had a wide selection of make-your-own-game programs (of varying quality) for many, many years; not to mention all those modding tools. The LittleBigPlanet series was a...

Escape from Hyrule

Escape from Hyrule

Jul 6, 2017

Have you ever tried to escape from a room? Not in an “I accidentally locked myself in a room and must now escape it” sort of way but in a SAW kind of way but with far less fatal conclusions if you fail… or if you win. Okay, maybe not like SAW at all, but more like a room in a Zelda game where a fun puzzle must be completed before you can go on. Or...

Guys, guys, they’re releasing a game with a physical manual

Guys, guys, they’re releasing a game with a physical manual

Jul 3, 2017

Videogame packaging has evolved significantly over the years. It used to be all about the cardboard; the elders amongst you will remember that each new PC game used to come in a box the size of a moderately large caravan. Physical games (when you can find ’em) now come in pretty small packages. Small packages, sadly, with no physical game manual. Until...

Nights of Azure azuredly awarded a sequel

Nights of Azure azuredly awarded a sequel

Jun 29, 2017

Do you remember Nights of Azure? Probably not; it was a fairly low-key release, and we found it to be lacking in some important areas in our review. Nonetheless, it did some things right, and had some interesting ideas. We’re actually pleased to hear it’s getting a sequel, which we hope will tidy up the mistakes of the first game. Nights of Azure 2: Bride...