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A hat in time
Anyone fortunate enough to play through the wonderful late 90s era of platformer adventure gaming will quickly realize where this adorable indie title draws it’s inspiration from, the obvious culprits being the likes of Bugs Bunny: Lost in time and Banjo Kazooie. Substantiating these comparisons is Grant Kirkhope, the legendary composer for Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country among others, credited as a guest composer. Colorful worlds, casual gameplay with buds, HATS, what more could a 90s kid want from a game?
A hat in time is set to release in 2017. Prepare your butts for varied nostalgia-fueled gameplay, hilarious characters, upgrades, collectibles, and best of all: couch co-op (also online). I am SO ready for this.EVERSPACE
Everspace is a 6DOF space shooter with beautiful visuals. The action is intense, but with care given so the speed, ship, and projectiles are not lost during the fights. The game runs with a roguelike progression system and will include a permadeath mode for the hardcore in the full release.
Stories: The Path of Destinies
Stories is a choose-your-own-adventure book disguised as an action RPG with simplistic top-down combat. The colorful environments and interesting character designs make the repetitive journey a pleasing experience.
The narration shines as the story unfolds, giving you a craving to play more just to hear the consequences of your choices.
Once you hit max level the repetition can get straining as there is no quick skip button for the parts you have already heard. This annoyance means the game is best played in small chunks, enjoying one potential story at a time, instead of trying to hear it all in one session.
You die, you learn, you improve, and you grow faster as you head to make another “good” choice. What could possible go wrong this time?Master X Master
When the alpha 3 week was open I spent my time playing Master X Master all week long. MXM is an upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by NCSOFT. The game features playable characters from various NCSoft titles, you’re taking control of two characters tag team style, and you must always pick two characters in both PvE and PvP, including abilities that you will use with them. The PvE Instanced Dungeons was fun and challenging, the PvP TDM 3v3 and MOBA 5v5 was awesome and crazy, plus an easy to understand Item System. I was amused and satisfied with the quality of the game. MXM provided a fun exciting and challenging experience for both PvE and PvP users.
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine is a game reminiscent of the Metal Slug series: Colorful graphics, fluid animation and smart shooting mechanics that redefine usual standards in horizontal shooters. The story about a boy with a talking gun in a highly gaming-inspired world leaves the door wide open for eye-winking humor and homages to other titles. The videos and screenshots on the website promise a lot of action and diverse gameplay moments that give this game enough charm and definition to tell itself apart from many similar genre-veterans.