It’s here, at long last, my Verdict on Tokyo 42, a game I seem to have been wittering on about for anywhere between 4.2 seconds and 42 years. This shooter/stealther/cat game has been thoroughly enjoyable to play, even if it can be devilishly hard at times.
I’ve been dabbling with The Surge this week, the new Dark Souls-meets sci-fi title from Deck 13 and Focus Home Interactive. It’s fun, but it also reminds me of why I don’t get along with the Dark Souls series. It’s just too damn hard for me to enjoy! This isn’t a Verdict, it’s just some brief musings.
Klei Entertainment have made some fine games over the years, everything from the Shank series of side-scrolling brawlers, to stealthy turn-based strategy Invisible Inc. Their latest game, Oxygen Not Included which has recently launched on Steam Early Access is somewhat more akin to the brilliant Don’t Starve in that you are trying to keep alive in an alien environment, focusing on the essentials at first to survive, before turning to the nicetities that you have always wanted.
Have you been waiting for new Tokyo 42 GAMEPLAY action? The recent trailer, which sneakily reveals the release date of the PC and Xbox One versions of the game as being the 31st May, is full of it! Check it, and more GAMEPLAY, out after the break.
Every so often you get access to something in the early stages of development that has the potential to be big, really big. Hellion is just that; it has potential. Whether it lives up to that potential is one thing, but so far, it’s promising. Hellion is, well let’s just say it- a Star Citizen style survival game with Rust-like mechanics. That’s lazy of me yes, but now you know exactly what I’m talking about so I can focus on…
Production Line, the upcoming car-factory tycoon game from Positech Games is progressing nicely through development and will be appearing on Steam Early Access on the 18th May.
It’s been a while coming, but Dovetail Games have finally revealed the first details about Flight Sim World which will be landing on Steam Early Access in the coming weeks. While it was originally due to be known as Dovetail Games Flight Simulator and releasing last year, Dovetail have clearly been busy behind the scenes working to ensure the new title is ready to meet the high expectations of fans.
The fine folks at Paradox Interactive have been busy, as ever, working on the next expansion for Hearts of Iron IV along with an associated large free update to the base game. Death or Dishonor is being termed a Country Pack, somewhat less than a full expansion like last year’s Together for Victory which massively expanded and overhauled how the Commonwealth nations played. Death or Dishonor is focusing on central Europe, introducing National Focus trees for four nations.
Late last year I wrote about Clone Drone In The Danger Zone, a short but already extremely enjoyable demo about robots clashing in ferocious gladiatorial combat. Since then, the developer Erik Rydeman has been discussing recent additions that have dragged me excitedly back in.
Good news everybody! The Signal From Tölva, the upcoming sci-fi open-world shooter from Big Robot is nearly with us! Coming out on Monday 10th April, I’m a teeeny, tiny bit excited for it! I played it at EGX last year and loved it, and the most recent trailer advertising the release date just builds up the excitement.
We love Mode 7 Games here at Reticule Towers, and we don’t need much reason to proudly proclaim our love for them. So here we are today with two videos to share with you, one from Tokyo 42 and the other from Frozen Synapse 2! Hit the break to check them out.
Last September, a comic known as A Place in the West appeared on Steam. An unofficial bridge between the events of Black Mesa and City 17, the story started to explore what would have happened to the those living through the Combine takeover. Now, after Valve granted the team use of the official Half-Life IP, Chapter #2 is now available on Steam as a £1.59 slice of DLC. A very good price for a 50-page comic I must say. Hit the break for more…
I’ve learnt something today, don’t expose yourself to cops! Certainly not in Tokyo 42, they’ll kill you as soon as they get the opportunity if they see you. The Cop Drop mini-game has been shown off in a new video narrated by Paul Kilduff-Taylor from publishers, Mode 7 Games. It’s a bit fun, check it out below.
I first took a look at upcoming immersive sci-fi sim HEVN back in December at part of the #FiveForFive series which included a hands-on preview and Q&A with Larry Johnson and Mat Matthews from developers, Miga. Right now we have a new teaser trailer for this game that is inspired by luminaries like System Shock and Deus Ex.
To many casual sports fans, there is only one form of motorsport, that being Formula 1. The truth is, when you look past Formula 1, there is a whole world of different types of motorsport to enjoy. Motorsport Manager has so far focused on open wheel action with their in-game pyramid leading to their in-game equivalent of Formula 1. They are ready to expand their view of the motorsport world with an upcoming slice of DLC that will include GT racing.