The villains bring in a new dangerous general to their ranks or some horrific doomsday weapon escalates the fight to where the team just can't handle it.
1 month, 1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
"It's time to move on," they say, "The Darkmaster waits for none." Welcome to the big, bold, and deep world of Against The Darkmaster, a new tabletop roleplaying game by Open Ended Games.
Many plots involve familial bonds with plenty of games sending you on a quest to save them.
Ultra Pro and Stone Blade Entertainment have outdone themselves with simple yet exciting city planning game, Sweetlandia.
The rest, though, are forced to fend for themselves in an uncaring society, offering nothing new and never trying to break free of their intended fate.
But other intrepid explorers like yourself have also started their expeditions, and in many ways their fate is tied up with your own.
1 month, 2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
But as with the inception of Night Trap during the 90s, these choose-your-own-adventure disguised movies rely on choices in lieu of any complex mechanics.
The original Doom may be approaching its 30th anniversary, but that hasn’t stopped dedicated modders from pushing the engine well beyond its limits over the years.
“Have you ever wondered if your choices really matter?”
At first glance I admit I scoffed and dismissed the series as another Pokémon clone, but boy was I proven wrong.
So I was elated when one of their conference's biggest surprises was Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean universe crossing over to Rare's popular pirate game.
When Button City opened with a background that was taken directly from a 90s arcade carpet but with a little more pastel and a little less ultraviolet, I was sure I knew what I was in for.
With several hundred hours logged in Civilization VI though, I have begun to need a new complicated strategy title to sink my teeth into.
AAA hits like Super Mario: Odyssey and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart kept the genre from going all but extinct, but now gamers are on the cusp of a 3D Platforming renaissance.
Where Slay the Spire perfected a formula, the likes of Neurodeck and Ring of Pain took it in interesting new directions.
Toodee and Topdee does this by taking two well-established camera perspectives and combining them to make an unusual adventure game full of puzzles and platforming.
1 month, 3 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
Known more for their 2D point-n-click adventure games, such as The Inner World series and Minute of Islands, German developer Studio Fizbin is charting different waters with their latest: Lost At Sea.
Even after spending several dozen hours with Farm 51's Chernobylite, I still have absolutely no idea what genre to classify it in.
But there are some novel twists to its presentation, much more fantastical sci-fi trappings while still maintaining its grungy aesthetic, that help it stand out from the pack.
This idea has been explored in the media just as much as space travel and Alien Pixel Studios will explore it in their own way.