Conan Exiles: review

Conan Exiles: review

May 29, 2018

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Deep Silver Developer: Funcom Players: 1 (offline), 2-40 (online) Site: https://www.conanexiles.com/ Game disc provided by the distributor Using the Conan licence for an MMO is an interesting move. It theoretically puts the whole experience at a disadvantage when it comes to fans...

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...