WildStar: beta preview

WildStar: beta preview

May 5, 2014

The MMORPG market is one that seems impenetrable, World of Warcraft sitting atop an endless pile of gold while most other entries quickly ditch their subscription model. We recently caught a glimpse of the latest contender, Carbine Studios’ WildStar, in a beta that shows two very disparate directions: One headed to contend for this shining throne, the...

Guild Wars 2 sales hit 2 million

Guild Wars 2 sales hit 2 million

Sep 13, 2012

As it turns out, this Guild Wars 2 thing is pretty big. How big, you may wonder? Big enough to move 2 million copies in just over 2 weeks, with half of those purchases originating as pre-orders. The distinct lack of a monthly subscription fee probably didn’t hurt sales, but according to president and co-founder Mike O’Brien, ArenaNet have no...

Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Feb 14, 2011

The phrase ‘JRPG hero’ conjures up a certain image in your mind and, whilst I may not have every last detail, I have a pretty good idea of what you’re seeing in your mind’s eye right now. Young, male, probably blonde, sharp hair, almost certainly holding some sort of sword. It’s like I’ve ripped your head open and I’m...

City of Heroes: Going Rogue: review

City of Heroes: Going Rogue: review

Nov 10, 2010

Format: PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: NCsoft Developer: Paragon Studios Players: MMO Site: http://goingrogue.eu.cityofheroes.com Seeing as the City of Heroes universe is virgin territory for us at Critical Gamer, it may seem odd that we review the six year old game’s latest expansion, Going Rogue. In a convenient coincidence however, the vast majority of...

Forsaken World: interview

Forsaken World: interview

Nov 1, 2010

What would be in your perfect world? In ours Dubya would never have decided to “help” Iraq (where nobody would ever have heard of Saddam Hussein), it would rain chocolate peanuts, and Ant & Dec would have followed through on a suicide pact many years ago. None of which Perfect World Entertainment can help us with, sadly; but their Director of...