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?
Turbines to full speed! Engines to maximum! Tight rubber asses to secretly comfortable! The final chapter in the Rocksteady saga of the Dark Knight will be hitting you in the face like an unhinged orphan with too much money and not enough counselling, next year June 2015 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That’s an eight month delay from the original release date, but as Rocksteady told us at E3, “Awesome takes time”. Prepare to be the Bat, next year.
Last month the Xbox One lost another exclusive, after the struggling Crytek revealed that Ryse: Son of Rome would be making its way to PC later this year. Ryse isn’t known for being a deeply engrossing title, but it is probably the most visually stunning title on the Xbox One. That makes me wonder what type of hardware is needed to get it running smoothly on PC. According to Steam, it’s going to take a lot.
I must have been AFK from life for the last few days, because I had no idea that Atari were working on a new Alone in the Dark title. The last entry for the franchise was way back in 2008. It received mostly mixed to negative reviews. Will this new entry restore the faith of the fans?