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Evoland developer announces Norse strategy game, Northgard

Chris Evans April 26, 2016 0
Evoland developer announces Norse strategy game, Northgard

Shiro Games, the team behind the innovative Evoland  have today announced their next game, and you won’t be role-playing your way through different eras of gaming this time. Northgard is a strategy game steeped in Norse lore and features, among other things, Vikings! We here at Reticule Towers are big fans of Vikings, and have gathered a few screenshots and details after the break.

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The Technomancer – Gameplay Trailer

Chris Evans April 20, 2016 0
The Technomancer – Gameplay Trailer

If you're looking forward to a holiday on Mars this year, and fancy something with a different pace to Doom, you might just want to check out The Technomancer, an upcoming RPG from Spiders and being published by Focus Home Interactive. Unless I am very much mistaken, The Technomancer is sharing the same universe as Mars: War Logs, a game which I thought was interesting, but rough around the edges when I reviewed it a few years ago. I enjoyed the setting and story that Spiders were trying to tell in War Logs, but it was lacking in polish and a second chapter which dragged its feet. Judging by the gameplay trailer below, The Technomancer has received a bit of spit and polish, and hopefully makes more use of the morality system where your choices will have clear consequences later in the game.

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Behold The Kickmen(!)

Chris Evans April 19, 2016 0
Behold The Kickmen(!)

I love football, I think it is one of the finest sports in all the land. I'm not that good at it mind, neither playing the game with a ball, or playing with a gamepad. The prospect of a football game that I can play, and looks fun to watch? That's something which has me interested. Behold, Behold The Kickmen, the upcoming football game from indie stalwart, Dan Marshall.

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I’m Not Alone in Being Alone in The Division

Chris Evans April 12, 2016 0
I’m Not Alone in Being Alone in The Division

Ubisoft’s answer to Destiny is now a month old, and you would be forgiven for having shied away from diving into The Division for fear of the emphasis on co-operative play. I’ll admit, I feared that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the game solo, but I have had a great time so far. Surprisingly enough, I’m not alone in playing the game like a lone-wolf.

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Faeria In-Depth Early Access Preview

Kevin McLennan April 6, 2016 0
Faeria In-Depth Early Access Preview

As a well versed player of digital CCG's Faeria is a game that instantly feels familiar to me. Upon launching the game up for the first time I find myself looking at the cards and even before I play my first game everything makes sense in terms of understanding the mechanics of the cards, which although under different names are shared with other digital CCG's I've played in the past. What's different about Faeria is the use of an environmental board on which the cards in your collection can be played and can move around before entering combat. This simple addition adds a whole new level of tactical thought to a game which already has all the layers of a normal digital card game. The combination works so well that I found myself sinking 4 hours a day over the first weekend of playing.

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A Year of Horror

Chris Evans April 4, 2016 2
A Year of Horror

Nick has been talking a little bit about horror games recently, it’s made me think about my struggles with horror games, or even just mildly scary games.

It all goes back to 2004, twelve years ago and three different games. There are stories I could share about some games that have been released this decade, but I’ll leave you with these tales for now…

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Oh Joy, I’m Scared Again

Nick Wheeler April 3, 2016 0
Oh Joy, I’m Scared Again

Why does @NWheeler_CMP always talk about scary games? :( — Chris Evans (@chrisevoevans) March 21, 2016 I think Chris might have a point here. To be honest, the reason I generally play horror games is that sports and racing games scare me to death - I haven't managed to get to grips with a football game since Sensible Soccer, whereas any game featuring words like 'suspension', 'lap times' or 'drift' send me searching desperately for a locker to hide in.

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Tokyo 42 – A Stunning Isometric Action Game Announced

Chris Evans March 30, 2016 0
Tokyo 42 – A Stunning Isometric Action Game Announced

The use of colour is so important in games, and very few seem to nail it. Everywhere I look are the same drab browns and greys, with little catching the eye. Tokyo 42 doesn't have that problem as it combines a clean, bold colour scheme with some wild looking isometric action. It also features cats. Everyone loves cats right?

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Welcome to Flight School – New Dovetail Games Flight School Trailer

Chris Evans March 29, 2016 0
Welcome to Flight School – New Dovetail Games Flight School Trailer

While we here at Reticule Towers were hibernating over the winter period, Dovetail Games quietly announced that they were releasing two new flight sims this year. While we won't see the fully fledged Dovetail Games Flight Simulator until later in the year, the smaller, more caring younger brother, Dovetail Games Flight School is due this April and has a genuinely exciting new trailer out. Hit the break to find out more.

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Xcom 2 Play through: Part 4

Jon Armer March 23, 2016 0
Xcom 2 Play through: Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of The Ret’s Xcom 2 diary. Things have been getting tougher, and although our luck still seems to be holding, we’re starting to take heavy casualties. Nick, Kev and Choli are all injured and the next set of missions are time sensitive. This means Chris will be going in for only his second mission. Given his superb performance last time (saving the squad with a very low chance shot) and subsequent promotion to sniper, my hopes are high for this mission.

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The Art and More of The Division – A Gallery

Chris Evans March 22, 2016 0
The Art and More of The Division – A Gallery

As I've explored the wintery, post-virus New York setting of The Division, I've been a bit trigger happy with my screenshot key as there has been some great artwork, warning messages and other assorted details that have caught my eye. A gallery of some of my favourite pieces follows.

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ARK: Survival Of The Fittest – Early Access First Impressions

Kevin McLennan March 22, 2016 0
ARK: Survival Of The Fittest – Early Access First Impressions

I'm sure many of you have already played ARK: Survival Evolved the largely popular open world survival game with dinosaurs taming abilities. Well either way you're in for a treat with ARK: Survival of the Fittest as it includes almost everything from the main game but in a much shorter more confined time frame.

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Distance Early Access First Impressions Gameplay

Kevin McLennan March 21, 2016 0
Distance Early Access First Impressions Gameplay

Distance is a game that frustrates me, not because I don't like it or because it's not a good game, but because I'm just not skilled enough to play it and therein lies the biggest problem I have with what should be a really enjoyable and fast paced arcade style racer.

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Hunting The Hunter – The Rake

Nick Wheeler March 20, 2016 0
Hunting The Hunter – The Rake

Sitting in the dim interior of my camper van, I stare intently at a low resolution monitor. On the bright screen before me, a remote feed transmits live infra-red images from cameras placed deep in the forest outside. I sit silently, impatiently flicking between the remote feeds, occasionally pausing to look up from the monitor and stare out of the windows of the camper van, listening intently to the whispers of the wind and creaking of the nearby trees.

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Giant Cop Coming to HTC Vive this Year – Pre-Order via Humble Bundle Now

Chris Evans March 16, 2016 0
Giant Cop Coming to HTC Vive this Year – Pre-Order via Humble Bundle Now

I should have realised after playing Giant Cop (official site) at EGX last year that it would make for a perfect VR game - it has all the elements that would work. You are Giant Cop (who is, a giant cop) who reaches down into Micro City and flings around bad guys and keeps the citizens safe.  So, after thinking about the game which I enjoyed so much during my drive home today (I wanted to throw the traffic out of my way see), I turned to Google to find out the latest, and I soon learned that Giant Cop is coming to the HTC Vive.

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