Eiyuden Chronicle Rising is a weird game for me. It’s cheap ($15) and is a spin off of a game that isn’t out yet. It introduces you to the world and some of the characters that will be in next year’s Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
It actually does a very good job of this, C.J. is a lovable scavenger and her relationship with Garoo who is a kangaroo is great. More than once I laughed at how upset or annoyed he would seem to get at her love of stamp collecting.
Yes I did say stamp collecting. A large part of this game is simply helping rebuild New Nevaeh. While you do this the towns people will reward you with money, experience new tools and stamps. These stamps fill a card that basically show your progress in the game and can be used to get items at the trader, later on some of these items are absolutely amazing so it is worth collecting them, sort of.
I say sort of because the game isn’t really all that hard or long. You only ever get three characters,you can swap between them easily simply by hitting A Y or B depending on who you want to attack with and doing so allows you to use link attacks to cause more damage or solve puzzles. I never found a reason to spend time grinding for levels or materials, simply doing all the missions will set you up nicely.
The town itself however is nice, rebuilding it is simplistic,just gather the materials people ask for and give it to them. They will build the building in a preset location and give you a stamp.
Honestly for $15 the game is nice but a little repetitive. It is a nice introduction however to a world I can’t wait to give deeper into. It is also on GamePass and definitely worth checking out. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
As some of you guys love to collect physical copies of games, ININ games has asked me to share with you that the PS4/Switch preorders for their upcoming title.These editions will only be available at Strictly Limited Games and their partnered fan store Gamesrocket and include items that cannot be found anywhere else, a must-have for Warhammer 40,000 fans! This follows after the fantastic previous collaborations between Rogueside and Strictly Limited Games on the critically acclaimed Guns, Gore & Cannoli franchise.
Limited & Collector’s Editions:
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef gets physical, powered by Strictly Limited Games and Gamesrocket. The Limited and Collector’s Editions for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation® 4 (PS4) and PlayStation® 5 (PS5) can only be found at these two stores.
The Limited Edition is limited to 3,500 individually numbered copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,500 for PS4 and PS5 each, at a price of 29.99€ / $34.99. This edition includes a unique cover artwork and a colourful game manual.
The Collector’s Edition is limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,000 for PS4 and PS5 each. This orktastic edition for real collectors is priced at 59.99€ / $65.99 and includes the following exclusive collectibles:
Collector’s Edition Box
Colorful Game Manual
Acrylic Diorama with 4 Ork Boyz
Original Soundtrack on CD
Shoota Metal Keychain
4 Ork Boyz cardboard standees
Character Sticker Set
Double-sided Poster, A2
Skull Fabric Patch
You can check out mock-ups of these items in this beauty shot.
Indie developer DreamStorm Studios has revealed its upcoming narrative-driven puzzler Narru: The Forgotten Lands, is coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox consoles. Use the power of light to resurrect an abandoned world and discover the mysteries of its past.
Narru: the Forgotten Lands is a story-driven puzzle game about bringing a dead world back to life and uncovering the secrets of an ancient civilization. As a mysterious orb of light, you must explore this derelict landscape searching for clues about its past inhabitants. Everywhere you go you leave a trail of blooming flora in your wake, offering a colorful painterly experience to your movement.
As you explore the land you’ll solve puzzles to activate ancient mechanisms and reveal secrets of those who came before you. Learn and master new abilities like water walking, wall climbing, and more to reach new secrets as you explore the island. Travel through forests, seas, mountains, and underground ruins to explore different stages of the lost civilization’s history.
“There are many puzzle games on the market, but we want Narru to be something more than just a relaxing puzzle game,” said Michał Łazowski, Art Director at DreamStorm Studios. “We want it to be an experience, with its deep narrative and mesmerizing world-painting system that allows you to break away from everyday worries. It’s a game that helps calm your mind. With Narru, we wanted to explore the idea of bringing life to the world, instead of destroying it.”
May 6th 2022, Indiepublisher Ratalaika Games is delighted to be working with developer Next Game Level on the distinguished Shoot-em-up Remote Life that is due to be released on May 27th 2022. Releasing on all console platforms, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch priced at a remarkable $18.99 / €17.99 / £14.99.
Remote Life shows off the amazing expertise and talent of a one man developer whose creation gives a salute to some of the amazing shooters on the scene. By adding his own touch of magic, with its beautifully rendered 3D backdrops, superbly created enemies, eye catching and jaw dropping bosses, this retro inspired shooter leaves an indelible impression.
Milano, Italy – May 2nd, 2022 – Studio Cima is excited to announce that its upcoming narrative adventure game, The Perfect Pencil, will have a playable demo at Steam’s “Going Rogue: A Festival of Persistence” festival. Set to release for PC and Nintendo Switch in Early 2023, The Perfect Pencil is a narrative-focused platformer set in a strange world filled with perilous paths and unsettling creatures.
With combat and gameplay elements taking inspiration from games such as Hollow Knight and Earthbound with psychological depth of the characters, typical of games like Celeste, this combination is beautifully wrapped in a hand drawn art style. The Perfect Pencil aims to challenge players to comprehend and face uncomfortable situations that stem from their fears and anxieties – a topic very much in the zeitgeist of today – as part of a wholly engaging experience. Engaging and unusual interactions, challenging choices, surprising exploration and fast paced combat will keep the gameplay interesting throughout whilst the narrative reveals itself. This game has its own language full of humour and allegories which it uses alongside immersive gameplay, to speak intimately to the player.
Quite opposed to the grimdark Warhammer universe, which we brought you news of yesterday. Hidden Through Time promises light-hearted puzzling fun for all ages and even the entire family. ININ Games is arranging the retail release on Nintendo Switch and PS4 for the 16th of September 2022. The Definitive Edition marks the first complete release of Hidden Through Time to date, including all five DLCs directly on the CD/cartridge, two of which are currently in development and will be brand-new. Pre-orders can be placed at a selection of retailers worldwide soon!
Hidden Through Time is a cute hide-and-seek game with objects taken from different wonderful eras of our world’s history. From missing dinosaur eggs in the stone age, to a king’s crown in medieval times – can you find them all? Uncover each secret with puzzling clues as you explore the colorful, hand-drawn levels.
Want to get creative yourself? The editor is available to everyone, so you can create your own levels and share them in the cloud, which works across all platforms! Here you can also discover, play and rate levels created by other hobby developers around the world!
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef, set in the legendary Warhammer 40,000 universe and under licence from Games Workshop is coming in fall 2022. The game will be available for pre-order at select retailers for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation® 4 (PS4) and PlayStation® 5 (PS5) soon, powered by ININ Games. Even more exclusive editions with special collectible items will be available at Strictly Limited Games and Gamesrocket, with more details following very soon.
Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a hand-drawn 2D action-adventure taking you on a wild ride full of intense action, funny one-liners and tons of explosions! Fight your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime in single-player mode or as a party of up to 4 battle-hardened Orks in online or local co-op. Pick your class, grab your weapons and get ready to battle Humans, Orks and Genestealer cultists, to ultimately retrieve your luscious hair squig from the hands of the Warboss Gutrekka! Who’s ready for Waaagh!?
As always with these reviews I would like to take a second to say thank you to the nice people over at Klabater and LAB132 for tossing is a copy of this one to review, it is always appreciated.
As many of you know I am a huge fan of Kerbal Space Program,so any chance I get to play with rockets or space stations I will. There are no rockets in this game and no need to worry about orbiting things. This time however all you have to worry about is building the best space station you can with a very intuitive system. simply pick the type of object or connection you want to add and it builds.
Another screen allows you to connect what you just build to the stations systems. This screen will also show you exactly how efficient your space station is.
None of this is to say the game is easy,it is very far from easy. There are decisions to be made depending on your goals or even the campaign you are playing. Can you really afford to build that extra research lab instead of more power? There is a pretty fine line between being efficient enough to do things just quick enough to make it worth it and everything you have built becoming a huge slog.
There isn’t a ton to this game compared to others out there in the surface. When you dig deep and see how things can go from great to catastrophic in a few minutes, or from being a simple trade station simulator to having to terraform a planet it becomes very hard not to recommend this game when you see the price point of $20.(US) the game looks amazing with fabulous views and the sounds are pretty much exactly what one would hope for. A solid 8/10 experience that any fan of space, building, or tycoon fans will enjoy. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
As always I like to take a minute to give a huge shout out to NIS America for tossing me a review copy of this one and also take a moment to apologize to you guys for this one being a little bit later than usual.
The Switch version of Crystar is simply the newest release of a game that’s already been available on PC and PS4 for a bit already,and unless you simply want a version to play on the go there and really isn’t a big reason to pick this one up. It doesn’t offer much in the way of anything new.
That being said if you haven’t played it this isn’t a bad place to start. Graphically the game does a great job of catching the dark and depressing world Rei finds herself in as she searches for her sister Mirai and her soul that is lost in purgatory. She becomes an executioner of sorts for a couple of demons that give her a contract and promise to give her the power to revive her sister if she does as they need her to do.
The story is pretty straight forward and has no world saving implications really and it does a pretty good job getting Rei’s pain and struggle with depression and sadness across. The battle system however felt repetitive and lackluster to me and even the extra playable characters didn’t do much to change this.
Crystar isn’t a bad game, but it is definitely one you want to pick up on sale. It is a decent 6/10, it’s pretty original but original doesn’t always mean great. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.