To be fair, we weren’t really going to have to wait much longer for it anyway. In an unsurprising twist of fate (and hopefully not at the expense of anyone’s job at IGN) the release date for Metal Gear Solid V has been revealed via a leaked video that was scheduled to go live sometime tomorrow afternoon. And quite surprisingly, it’s later than expected.
Hotline Miami is one of my favourite indie titles ever created. The way the first game mixed lightning fast reaction times with strategic stealth planning kept me on the edge of me seat throughout, punctuated with a dark and mentally twisting tale about answer a phone, driving to an address and leaving no one alive. The sequel looks like more of the same, and it’s out really soon.
Japan has access to a ton of games, that we’ll never see on this side of the globe. Crazy weird games, that star porcelain-skinned high school girls doing…stuff. While some of those games would most likely land me in jail if the cops ever found out about them, there are still other games that looks like an amazing load of fun, that never make it across the translation border. Well at least one of the more fan-requested titles is finally headed west, as Rodea the Sky Soldier will be hitting the Wii U and 3DS soon.
Man, I was following Abe before it was cool! If you were growing up in the 1990s and happened to have a Pentium II 400MHZ PC with a Voodoo graphics accelerator card, then chances are high that you’ll remember playing Oddworld: Abe’s Odysee in 1997. A remake has been on the cards for quite a while now, that see’s the meek potential meat product re-imagined in glorious new visuals. And now Abe finally has a date on non-PS4 platforms.
Pillars of Eternity promises to be a proper old-school RPG. Inspired by Baldur's Gate, Iceland Dale and Planescpe: Torment, it got a whole bunch of Kickstarter money in late 2012. Unfortunately, I haven't let myself be too excited for it, until now.
It’s actually kind if funny. As much as we gamers ache for new technology and games, we can’t seem to let go of our nostalgic past, holding onto our favourite classic games with the ferocity of an East-German bear hug. Over at the PlayStation Experience on the weekend, that nostalgia went into overdrive as Tim Schafer and Double Fine knocked out a trio of announcements.
When I think of Arc System Works, I think of games where the main goal is to punch, kick and slash your way to victory. After all, that’s the developer that cranked out games such as BlazBlue and Guilty Gear. For their next game however, you’ll still be punching, slashing and kicking anything in your way. You’ll also be pile-driving and smashing any obstacles in your path, as this particular game shifts to a new dimension.
Remember I told you about that mobile MOBA called Vainglory many moons ago? I’ve had my eye on it simply because it’s being developed by ex Riot and Blizzard employees. I have hopes of it being a decent and well conceived mobile title, and I will find out if it is soon enough. The game finally has a release date.
When you think of a space-sim, Star Citizen is probably the one that comes to mind the quickest. It is not, however, the only extremely promising one in development, and I’d go as far to say that I’m a little more excited for Elite Dangerous. Unlike Star Citizen though, Elite Dangerous has a release date. One not too far into the future either.
I should be embarrassed, but I'm not - I loved the original Harvest Moon games. I remember playing the original - tilling my perfect field and cheating on my wife. Ah, the memories of sowing my seed. The franchise is back, and it's better than ever.
HEY KIDS! This year, December isn’t the barren wasteland of non-gaming releases thanks to a veritable glut of October and November launches. There are some great games coming out. Some big, some small and some in between like my gut after the traditional feast of Sandy Claws. But if there’s one game that has my blood on fire, it has to be the new Guilty Gear game. That’s right my lovelies, the Yuletide season is about to get messy with off the wall combos and special moves when the latest GG game arrives.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again until someone flips the switch on me that happens to be stuck on repeat: it is a good time to be a racing fan. Forza Horizon 2, DriveClub and the upcoming Project CARS have left road warriors spoilt for choice. But you can bet that there’s a community out there that can’t wait for Gran Turismo to return. Eventually.
I had a love-hate relationship with October this year. It was set to be an awesome month for games, but there were simply far too many scheduled for release so close to each other. Now it seems October isn't too bad. It's November that we have to worry about.
Oh I’m turning Japanese I’m turning Japanese. Right now, the Tokyo Games Show is blazing a trail of new announcements, most of which happen to be in some sort of language that I can’t understand. Still, some info is beginning to leak out of that trade show. And it’s all good news for Final Fantasy fans today.
From my own personal experience, January is a terrible month to be a gamer. New releases are about as scarce as the love I get at Lazygamer HQ, and cash is about as rare as the kind of steak that Geoff likes to eat. You’d better save some Christmas and New Year's money though, because there’s actually a decent release happening towards the end of January. Are you ready for Dying Light?