Category Archives: Adventure

Armikrog Gets Release Date, New Trailer

If you haven’t been keeping track this week, Armikrog officially became available for pre-order on Monday. The release date for the game has been announced and it’s a little off from the earlier estimates. Thankfully, however, Armikrog will be meeting the Summer 2015 release date — if only just barely. The game is now set to launch on August 18 and if you pre-order now — either through Steam or GOG.com — you can nab it for 10% off. This offer only lasts until July 30 though, so you have a month to get in. After that, the game will go back to full price. You can pick up the game in...


Tokyo Dark Kickstarter Ending Soon

The Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Dark is ending soon and if you haven’t yet you should totally go back it. Like right now. If my word isn’t enough for you, maybe I should mention the game has been endorsed by Square Enix, Indie Haven, Inc Gamers, Adventure Gamers and even selected by the Kickstarter team as a staff pick. But perhaps you need more than just endorsements so let’s take a look at Tokyo Dark. Tokyo Dark is something of a cross between a visual novel and a graphic, 2D point and click adventure game. The setting is predictably dark, based in modern day Tokyo. The story puts you in...


Resident Evil Zero Remaster Trailer and Details Revealed

The Resident Evil series isn’t a stranger to remakes and remasters. Hell, Capcom even came out with a remastered version of the Resident Evil Remake earlier this year. So when I heard that the series was getting another remaster, I wasn’t all too surprised. Until the producers of Resident Evil revealed that the new remaster would be for Resident Evil Zero, one of the few titles in the franchise that I haven’t played. Resident Evil Zero is one the less talked about installments in the Resident Evil series. But I’ve never been sure of why that is. Perhaps it was because it was only available on Gamecube, Wii and PC? Though the REmake was...


Bandai Namco Localizes Two Sword Art Online Games

Today Bandai Namco has announced that they are going to localize two Sword Art Online games. First up is Sword Art Online: Lost Song, which will be released here in North America later this year. It’s really no surprise with the success the anime has had here and the previous localizations for Hollow Fragment and Infinity Moment. Still, it is great to see them committed to releasing the games overseas. If you missed Hollow Fragment the first time around, they’re also going to be releasing that again under the title of Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment. Sword Art Online: Lost Song will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, while...


Armikrog Preview

I’ve been keeping a close eye on Armikrog ever since it was announced that the team behind the cult classic claymation adventure The Neverhood were reuniting to bring a spiritual successor to the table. You see, The Neverhood originally launched in 1996. That’s almost 20 years ago and as you can imagine based on the price of the game on eBay where it never dips under $40, people have been clamoring for more ever since. I originally played The Neverhood back in the 1990s when I was growing up and as the only game I had ever played that was made entirely out of clay, it made quite the impression. To...


Yooka-Laylee is the Banjo-Kazooie Sequel You’ve Always Wanted

If you had a Nintendo 64 back in the day, Banjo-Kazooie was a name that you knew and loved, along with several other properties from Rareware including Donkey Kong 64 and Jet Force Gemini. It was so successful that they managed to create a sequel cleverly titled called Banjo-Tooie, and for a long, long time after Rare split from Nintendo and ended up at Microsoft, it was about as neglected as the rest of their IP. But after years of teasing, they finally released a new Banjo-Kazooie game, only it probably wasn’t what you were expecting. Instead, they gave us Nuts & Bolts, a game that was quite a departure for...


Etrian Mystery Dungeon Review

Eterian Mystery Dungeon is what you get when you cross Altus’ Etrian Odyssey series with Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon series. As someone who isn’t familiar with either series, I went into Etrian Mystery Dungeon with no idea what to expect.  Much like my party in the game, I went off into the unknown. Much like my party, by the end of the adventure I walked away with a mostly positive experience with a few bumps along the way. Etrian Mystery Dungeon opens up with some text that makes vague hints about the plot of the game; “Within darkness sleeps ancient light, within light sleeps ancient darkness. This light, this darkness;...


Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas Review

A young child clad in a blue tunic wakes from his slumber after having a vision of adventure. Something is calling for him from a nearby cave. He stirs briefly and goes to investigate, not before inquiring with the local hermit who seems way too wise to be stranded on an island. He finds an item of great magic and discovers, from the aforementioned hermit, that he is actually destined to be a great hero. This great hero must collect three elemental based emblems to fight off some great evil and save his land. This generally encompasses this game’s plot. What game is it? You’d be forgiven for mistaking that...


htoL#NiQ – The Firefly Diary Review

Sony’s dream was for developers to create unique, beautiful, and inspired exclusive games for the Playstation Vita. Games that highlight the Vita’s unique qualities while maintaining a level of quality that would bring in a big enough audience for the system to fully take off. The horror puzzler htoL#NiQ – The Firefly Diary feels like it could have been one of those games. It makes use of both touch screens in a fairly interesting way, it has beautiful art that pops on the AMOLED screen, and it is a fairly consumable game for short handheld play sessions. But even with all that — even with all of Nippon Icchi’s efforts...


Latest One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Trailer Visits the Grand Line

The latest trailer for One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 is here, and it offers a look back to the Grand Line. The trailer shows off some of the story and locations you can expect to visit when the game launches here in North America this summer. Inlcuded in the list are Shells Town, Syrup Village, Baratie, Arlong Park, Logue Town, Drum Island, Alabasta, Skypiea, and Enies Lobby. It’s quite the lineup, and I look forward to reliving the early days of One Piece when the game is released here in North America. The game is set to feature some pretty emotional story arcs, and from the looks of things it’s...


The Deer God Review

The Deer God has been in Early Access on Steam for a couple months now, so there’s a good chance you might have heard of it — but if you haven’t, it’s an indie game developed by Crescent Moon and Cinopt Studios that has very spiritual inspiration. To some people that might sound unappealing, but it was this inspiration that led me to take interest in The Deer God originally. You see, the premise of the game revolves around two things — karma and redemption. In this story you play a man out to hunt deer, but thanks to the Deer God, end up reincarnated as a deer instead. Unfortunately...


New Trailer Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Armikrog

We’re getting closer to the release of Armikrog, the long-awaited spiritual successor to The Neverhood, and that means it’s time to have a look at some trailers. This latest trailer from Pencil Test Studios harkens back to the original behind the scenes video from The Neverhood, and considering both games were actually made using clay rather than traditional 3D modeling, it’s always a treat. This trailer gives insight as to what went into creating the protagonist Tommynaut and his alien dog Beak-Beak, and goes into some of the mechanics you’ll be using between the two. In Armikrog you’ll be able to switch between the two characters, so Tommy can climb and move...


Persona 5 PV + Director Comments Released

Persona fans, the time is now! After a whopping seven years after the release of Persona 4, and half a year after the release of Persona Q, an announcement trailer for Persona 5 has been released! Following the announcement trailer a full year ago, Atlus has released a PV for the game, which can be found here: Following the trailer, director Katsura Hashino posted on the japanese website on what to expect from the game.  A full translation can be on Siliconera. The release date is still to be announced, but is expected to be sometime this year.  it will be available on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.


18 Minutes of Bloodborne Gameplay

Through IGN, From Software has released a video showing the first 18 minutes of Bloodborne! After watching the video, I feel like the areas displayed could be explored for well over 18 minutes. The player in the video clearly has a goal set, as they push forward pretty aggressively throughout the video. This mad dash does show off more areas of the game than what we may have seen if the player had operated at a slower pace, but does leave out some of the details. Which may be a good thing, depending on how you spin it. More secrets for us to find! One thing the video does show that...


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Videos Reveal New Details

February 13th is a big day for the Nintendo 3DS; the New Nintendo 3DS is seeing its’ North American release, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’s release in North America and Europe (releasing in Japan and Australia the day after) and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate‘s release in North America and Europe. Of the three events, I feel like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate‘s release is getting the least attention, even though it’s probably the one I’m the most excited for. An upgraded 3DS sounds good and Majora’s Mask is great, but there’s nothing else that’s quite like Monster Hunter out there. To build more anticipation and interest for the title, Capcom has participated in some...