Island (@islandthegame)

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As many of you know on occasion I like to check out indy games I come across on Twitter or on my travels across the internet. Well not long ago I got a follow from something called simply “Island”. At first I assumed it was some weird bot or something so I gave it a quick look only to discover it was an indy game, which I checked out.

While the graphics weren’t what you normally expect in this day an age, people like to try to trade in substance for flash, the good people over at Wanderers Studio decided to stick to basic and solid looks and give you a whole lot of substance. Many people will see this and say “hey Savior why are you taking a shot at their hard work?” I am not. This is something the gaming world needs more of. This game looks good, I enjoy the art choice. What I enjoy more is that this island seems to come to life. You not only must search for water and food, but you must  find shelter.

This also isn’t the typical find food,water and shelter deal. There are different levels. not all water is clean, not all food is equal and not all shelter is going to protect you. There are also hundreds of situations that will change at any time to change your situation, and not only your torch going out to leave you in the dark. Wind and ocean currents can make what was once a safe trip, not.  That place you once travel freely could become a predators hunting ground.

You can read more for yourself here, and always many things can change between now and its 2019 release, but I will be following this one. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Jurassic World Evolution Update

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As we get closer to the release of Jurassic World evolution on June 12th 2018, we are getting more and more info such as more dinosaurs and even some hints at the story. For example things will play out differently depending on which side you work more closely such as security for example. They all have their own preference on how they think you should do things, security for example wants you to do things to up the safety of the park, but do they have an ulterior motive? Of course Ian Malcolm is his usual self and doesn’t like or trust any of this, but he doesn’t really want to leave the dinosaurs themselves since he both loves and fears them. And yes he is voiced by Jeff Goldblum himself. If you are curious about how the game looks ( beautiful by the way) you can see the first 20 minutes and a more detailed explanation below from IGN.

Honestly this is one of the games I have been most looking forward too, and the more I see the more I can’t wait to play it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dark Souls Remastered Test Review

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This weekend they ran a test on the servers for Dark Souls Remastered, so I spent one night playing on my PS4 pro and one on My Xbox One X. Now to be upfront when it comes to graphics the OneX has a slight advantage in the lighting department but honestly unless you are a graphics snob, there isn’t a significant difference here.

Graphics aside that we won’t talk about since they look great compared to the original release, the controls are much smoother than they used to be but still don’t feel that great compared to Dark Souls 3 or even  Scholars of the first Sin. The camera functions amazingly tho which was always one of my two major complaints, my other complaint? The hit boxes. When playing the original I would hit people and my damn weapon would clearly hit the enemy but would go right thru the guy causing no damage. I always felt like playing the first Dark Souls was less about being good and more about mastering a broken camera system and game. I am happy to say however that both of those issues have been fixed completely.

What you end up with now is what can only be described as the best Dark Souls experience you can get on console. The game looks beautiful, controls better than ever, the camera works great and the battle system now relies on skill and knowledge. While I understand many fans will disagree with what I have said about the original release, this is a great place for people who never played the first to finally get to play. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Here we are, after all these years and all this talk. We knew it was coming, but finally we can say Red Dead Redemption 2 has a release date (October 26th 2018) and a whole bunch of info. Hold onto your hates cowboys and cow-ladies (is that a word?) we are in for a ride.

First as is already know, this game is a prequel to the first game and John Marston will be making some sort of appearance in the game as both him and the main character Arthur Morgan are members of the Van der Linde gang.

Hunting is also reportedly making its way back as you would expect, but this time around it is more detailed. The amount of damage will change the amount of money you get for the skins and bringing the animal back whole will also bring more money and it will also decay overtime, also making a difference.

Walking around with your guns drawn will also change how people react towards you, talking to people with your guns our for example won’t go over well as you can imagine. Horses now have a system of trust, the longer you have it and the better you treat it the further away it will hear you whistle and act better in a gun fun, but if it dies it is gone forever. You will also have to start the system all over again if you get a new horse.

You can see more details here along with other links to videos and such here if you are interested, for now best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you greatness.

Detroit:Become Human Demo

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I first saw this movie a while back like everyone else at an E3 and thought hey this looks interesting, and pretty. I didn’t much care about the game tho. It was an interesting concept to be sure, it just didn’t seem like my kind of game. Of course when a demo came out tho, I downloaded that to give it a shot. Kind of our thing here at Savior Gaming right?

So the demo starts off with you walking into a crime scene. I was expecting to talk to a few people talk to the shooter and poof demo over. So I walk in and talk to the guy in charge, and he fills me in. A family android has gone off the deep end and killed some people and taken a girl hostage, my job as Connor, another android, is to save the girl above all else.

This is where my expectations were way off. As I wonder the apartment I must learn about what has taken place, and each new information gives me a better chance at success. From learning the androids name is Daniel to the fact that he was close to the daughter. As you piece the crime back together the situation grows more dangerous and it became time to talk to Daniel.

As you walk out the door Daniel takes a shot at you, but the injury isn’t severe. From here this can play out in many ways. For me I slowly made my way closer, gaining his trust and lying about the gun I had found earlier. I reminded him that this little girl was his friend and they were close and she had done nothing wrong. He just wanted to live after all and I was his only chance. This is when he let his guard down and I took the chance to put a bullet in his dead, freeing the girl and ending the stand-off.

After playing thru you get to see a flow chart of all how things have played out for you and the different paths that can happen, and there are plenty. After playing a few more times I noticed a few pieces of evidence I have missed and could have done differently and I have to admit, after playing the demo I have gone from uninterested in the game, to I will eventually buy this one. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

H1Z1 Hits PlayStation in May

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As many of you may already know  the free battle royale game H1Z1 hits PS4 next month to the mixed reaction of many. For more specifics on the changes and a video you can look here but we are going to focus on how many people feel. Seeing as how H1Z1 was popular well before Pubg and Fortnight many would think people would be happy to see this getting a jump to console. After all, new players might revitalize the community. The issue is most PC player seem to have lost faith in Daybreak Games to deliver a solid experience to the console after years of let downs on computer. I for one remain skeptical because of how long it took for this to happen at all, but next month will be interesting. Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Sega Collection Leaked

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As you can see by the picture, a Sega Genesis collection has been leaked an will release for May 29th. What games will be included in this 50 game collection on PS4 Xbox one and PC has yet to be announced, but hopefully we will know more soon. You can see a trailer here at IGN best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.