Romancing Saga 3, Coming to America

24 years after its initial release in Japan it has been confirmed by Square-Enix that it will finally be released in America on November 11th. It will, of course, be available on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam. This HD remaster will add a new dungeon called the Phantom Maze, New Game Plus, updated graphics, and new story content. Enjoy the trailer below and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Port Royale 4 (Preview)

Port Royal as a series has always been fun to me. You start with a small ship and a little bit of money and attempt to build a trading empire. Tho you can do that by hook or by crook as they say. If you want to pirate the goods and sell or pillage a few towns, by all means, do it. You can also do it legit and just buy low and sell high while building warehouses and other business. The choice as always been yours, and I for one am looking forward to another game in the series. Enjoy a video below and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Empire In Ruins Beta

As many of you know I am a big supporter of this game an the guys over at https://twitter.com/EiR_TD. They are a great bunch and always make time to answer any questions anyone has. So when I got a message saying hey you want to check out the latest beta you guys know I was going to give it a go.

The idea behind this game is pretty interesting. They took a 4X and a tower defense basically and just tossed them together. The graphics are beautiful and the sounds amazing. Personally, it contains one of my favorite songs in gaming, and I don’t mean just on the indy scene, I mean anywhere. Plus baby Savior dances to it and leaves me alone so that is a huge bonus.

The game does tower defense well, it isn’t easy but at no point did I feel like it was unfair. I lost a few battles and realized pretty quickly how it was my own stupidity. All the menus on the mao can be a bit daunting at first but they do an excellent job explaining things I thought. I do have to be fair, I do play games like Stellaris and Imperator Rome so maybe that gave me some advantage.  Regardless it won’t be long before you are making decisions about if you want to help build more food to keep people happy or try to fortify the defenses. Do you want to try to talk those rioters down, or just be a tyrant about it? The choice is obviously yours.

The story tho is where it is at for me. I appreciate Sgt. Hans Heimer and his need to save his booze and wanting to stick it to the system a bit. The dark humor really set this game apart for me from what I am used to playing. The loading screens alone made me laugh, which I have included some screenshots of a couple so you can see what I mean.

The only real issue I ran into while playing I can truly complain about. It is a beta and it easily could be my PC. Occasionally while playing the game would force close at loading screens. I never lost any real progress from this and was just more annoying than anything else but I do feel obligated to point this out tho I am confident this won’t be an issue by the time the game releases assuming it isn’t just my PC being a pain in the..well you get it.  So head over to https://store.steampowered.com/app/604510/Empires_in_Ruins/ and wishlist this bad boy and get in on the early access. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you brandy and glory.

Star Ocean First Departure R (Preview)

First released in the west for the PSP, and prior to that only playable on emulators with translations. Up for preorder now and releasing December 3rd you can finally play it on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

First Departure is the HD remake with the standard upgrades to graphics and adds voice-overs some game balancing and a speed upgrade if you want to travel a bit faster. Enjoy the trailer below and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk is the final in the trio of Otome, which are interactive fiction titles. Intragames and Idea factory finally got this one on steam, and you may remember my review of Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly (Steam)  and this game will be quite similar. I have some screenshots for you to check out and you can find more over on the Steam Store. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Grand Brix Shooter (Preview)

Grand Brix Shooter is the newest game coming to PC and Nintendo Switch from Intragames and is a side-scrolling bullet hell shooter. The game will also have a 2 player co-op mode where they will be sharing a life bar, where you will be having to trust your friend a lot. You can buy the game digitally now, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/grand-brix-shooter-switch/

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Grand-Brix-Shooter-1624377.html

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1115580/Grand_Brix_Shooter/

https://4game.co.kr/view?item=374