As we all know, I truly love working with NIS America. They tossed me a review copy of Disgaea 6 for the Nintendo Switch when it came out and they were awesome enough to give me one for the PS5 as well. A huge shout out and thank you to them for that.
I will tell you this right out the gate, having played both versions of the game the complete version is truly complete. Right from the start, it is possible to go and get a ton of DLC characters from the older titles. I won’t spoil the who, but the list is pretty solid and had some of my favorites. That being said, while one of the more fun things to do in the Disgaea series to do is more or less breaking the game with insane character levels and damage output this specific version is by far the easiest.
If you don’t want to walk through the game with ease I suggest going into the settings and turning off using the bonus tickets the game gives you. Within a few fights, my character levels were in the hundreds, and even cranking up the enemy levels to the highest never really did much for the challenge. There is a challenge dungeon to unlock and an extra difficulty setting where the big challenge begins, and you will be leveling your characters up into the literal millions.
With all that aside Disgaea 6 is the usual Disgaea. You will start out as Zed, an angry little zombie trying to destroy the God of Destruction. You will eventually find out exactly why he is going through Super Reincarnaction to do this but to be honest you will probably figure it out before then anyway. The story is solid enough and is good for a laugh, in fact, I rather enjoyed it.
The graphics and sound are also great, I don’t ask much from a tactical RPG besides looking nice and this one certainly accomplishes that and all the special attacks and spells are up to par as well. Nothing here is pushing the performance abilities of the PS5, but I wouldn’t really want it to. The voice acting is also well done.
All in all, I have to recommend this one to any fan of tactical RPGs or the series. Easily an 8/10. Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
PQube and developer Level 91 Entertainment are excited to announce that critically acclaimed twin-stick racer ‘Inertial Drift’ is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as ‘Inertial Drift: Twilight Rivals Edition’!
Set in a ’90s retro future,‘Inertial Drift: Twilight Rivals Edition’ is an arcade racer with a devastatingly unique handling model and unbelievably satisfying twin-stick drift mechanics, coming to current generation consoles packed with brand new content.
Challenge The ‘Twilight Rivals’ In An All-New Story Mode – When the ‘Twilight Rivals’ arrive on the scene they quickly establish themselves as the hardest challenge you’ve faced yet.
New Performance & Quality Modes! Choose between unrivalled performance at 120 Frames Per Second or Exquisite Quality at a full 4K Resolution.
24 Fiercely Individual Cars – Each vehicle is a totally different beast with unique characteristics to master. Get behind the wheel and try to tame sport hatchbacks, coupes, supercars and more.
14 Demanding Tracks – Tear through neon city streets, race around rural temple complexes and hurtle down winding mountain passes. Mastered each track? Reverse the route and start at the finish line for an all-new experience.
Local & Online Multiplayer – Think you’ve mastered the perfect drift? What better way to prove it than going head-to-head with friends both online and locally or testing your best laps with car-specific leaderboards!
Gamers on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can enjoy fresh Inertial Drift content with the ‘Twilight Rivals Pack‘, coming stacked with:
Brand new ‘Twilight Rivals’ single player story mode.
Four tracks, including reversible routes.
Four new cars, all exclusively unique from each other!
‘Inertial Drift Twilight Rivals Pack’for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One releases alongside ‘Inertial Drift Twilight Rivals Edition’for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, later this year!
The wait is almost over! ININ Games together with Natsume Inc., under license from TAITO are excited to launch Pocky & Rocky Reshrined boxed and digital on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation® 4 (PS4) – on June 24th, 2022!
Looking forward to the new shrine maiden shooter with classic 16-bit style, single- and 2-player mode and various stages to master? ININ Games is happy to give some more insights into mid-battle gameplay, different enemies and unique characters with further gameplay scenes and additional screenshots.
To join the iconic heroine and her Tanuki companion in a brand-new adventure, fans can check iningames.com to pre-order Pocky & Rocky Reshrined (Nintendo Switch/PS4) for a suggested retail price of $29.99/ €29.99 via selected stores.
Special limited editions – still available for pre-order!
To honour the legacy of legendary Pocky & Rocky, ININ Games also created some strictly limited special editions. Limited and Collector’s Editions, also available bundled with an awesome Rocky plushie, can be pre-ordered via Gamesrocket – only while stock lasts. The special editions are expected to ship September/October.
At the edge of town sits a deserted mansion, central residence to a manorial estate which hides many wonders…including the entrance to the mysterious Labyrinth of Galleria. Madame Marta, master witch, has tasked you to assemble a loyal brigade of animated puppet warriors and venture into its uncharted depths to retrieve enchanted artifacts known as Curios…
Independent developer and publisher Eastasiasoft Limited today released a new exploration trailer for the Chinese mythology-based action RPG Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, a brand new standalone entry in the storied franchise. The new trailer showcases the lush environments that players can explore. To celebrate the release of the exploration trailer, eastasiasoft has revealed that Sword and Fairy: Together Forever will release on PS5™ and PS4™ in North America, Europe and Australia on August 4th.
A vast and fantastical world awaits players in Sword and Fairy: Together Forever. From flower-covered vistas with waterfalls and rainbows to the hardened majesty of the demon realm, from comforting countryside to the wide and volatile sea beyond the coast, these wondrous landscapes deserve to be explored to their fullest extent. Players will be able to discover unexpected secrets and use stealth in key locations for the first time in the series’ history! While danger and war may loom over the lands, their storied history and enduring beauty cannot be denied.
With its beginnings in 1995, the Sword and Fairy RPG series has captured the hearts and imagination of Chinese-speaking players for decades. Now, in 2022, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever advances mechanics and graphics presentation into the next generation. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever features intense real-time combat and vast detailed environments to explore, complemented by depth and engaging storytelling that have defined the franchise since its inception. This is a standalone RPG epic that can be enjoyed equally by long-time fans or newcomers without prior knowledge of the series, one that Eastasiasoft Limited is exceptionally proud to bring to new audiences worldwide.
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever was originally developed by Softstar Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Eastasiasoft Limited will publish digitally in the west. This new console version of the game will feature four exclusive outfits and a weapon appearance not available in the original PC release. US & EU physical editions for PS5™ and PS4™ are also in the works with more details to be announced soon.
NecroBoy is a puzzle-adventure game from French indie developer Chillin’ Wolf, in which you can revive souls into the form of minions, the NecroMinions (because everything starting with Necro is cooler), that will follow our hero, NecroBoy.
Use your minions to solve various puzzles by giving them orders, helping you to progress further into the crypt of NecroMan, an infamous necromancer that tyrannized the kingdom a century ago. What a role model!
Although the gameplay is made to be relaxed (we’re Chillin’ Wolf, remember?). The journey through the dungeons will make the players scratch their heads over puzzles as the difficulty increases!
But the main focus of this game is the story. A story of this megalomaniac, theatrical, lonely kid who wants to take the path of evil. Why would he choose such a goal? What does he really want? That’s what you’ll learn as you follow the progress of NecroBoy into the crypt – and his progress as a person, with a tone often comedic, but… sometimes darker. NecroBoy’s character design was originally inspired by Ed from the 90’s game Tonic Trouble! It was one of my favorite games when I was a kid, so I wanted NecroBoy to be a fun and endearing protagonist like Ed was.
A demo for NecroBoy: Path to Evilship will be available soon, so please keep your eyes open!
“I hope people will fall in love with NecroBoy, like I did while creating this little guy” from Yool the developer and owner of Chillin’ Wolf.
River Tails: Stronger Together is a 3D two-player co-op adventure platformer with a colorful cartoon aesthetic. Teammates must work together to defeat end-of-level bosses and solve puzzles across a range of natural-world environments.
Play either as Furple, the curious and excitable purple kitten, or Finn, the independent fish with a bit of an attitude problem. You’ll embark upstream with these unexpected allies, towards the icy mountain where Furple’s family is in mortal danger. Can you save them in time?
Pick a trusted teammate and prepare to experience an epic journey through nature in all its glory. Kid Onion Studio, an indie game development company headquartered in the UK and Italy is developing River Tails: Stronger Together. This exciting 3D action-adventure platformer is designed to be played by two people in couch co-op mode and is targeted to all major platforms.
“Think about a great road trip with one of your best friends…done?! Great! Now replace the road with a lush river, your friend with grumpy fish and you are a cute purple cat.”, Kid Onion co-founder Francesco says, “Get ready to experience a great two-player adventure in which you need to collaborate and time your actions in order to succeed”
“We are working to offer players a co-operative game where they can create fun memories and have a lot of laughs while playing”, from Kid Onion co-founder Gabriele.
Live by the Sword: Tactics is at its heart a Tactical RPG but takes a few modern measures to differentiate itself from others. No grinding is needed to enjoy the game, your characters are the same strength at the end of the game as they were at the start. You the player are what grows and as you become better you are able to beat harder fights and solve more difficult encounters.
“We would like to announce today we have partnered with Gravity Game Arise, an indie game publishing company,” said Labrador Studios founder Matthew Hamilton. “Labrador Studios is extremely excited to be working with Gravity Game Arise to ensure Live by the Sword: Tactics is able to reach as many people as possible. Our partnership will last for years to come with a goal of delivering unique IP’s in the RPG genre that you can’t get anywhere else.”
Alterium Shift is a retro JRPG-inspired indie game from Drattzy Games. Choose one of three heroes in training on a mission to prevent a catastrophic conflict between two worlds. Discover the heroes’ intertwined link as they seek to save Alteria from the Dark Elves. Be prepared to shift your expectations on what the real journey might be.
Alterium Shift has grown from a small passion project to a full-fledged game with many awesome features to come,” said Drattzy co-founder Mottzy. “We are extremely excited to be working with Gravity Game Arise to deliver a truly unique retro-style RPG that brings the nostalgia of the 90s to the modern world.”
“Alterium Shift culminates years of passion for retro-style JRPGs into a project we could only dream of making by ourselves,” said Drattzy co-founder DrazzRay. “Thanks to our partnership with Gravity Game Arise, we’ll be able to deliver on that dream and transform those passions into a game that we believe people will love for years to come”.