There’s occasionally a moment when you play a preview build of a game where the demo ends, and you’re just left standing there thinking “But I wanted to carry on playing for the rest of the day!”. That’s exactly how I felt after playing the preview build for Hevn, an immersive, story-driven sci-fi adventure from developers MIGA.
On November 10th, a game will launch which will finally rival Football Manager for my management simulation needs. That game is none other than Motorsport Manager, a game I had the pleasure of playing at EGX recently.
At EGX, I was fortunate enough to get a chance to go hands on with The Signal from Tölva, the upcoming game from Big Robot Ltd, the team behind Sir, You are Being Hunted. It’s a sci-fi first person shooter/explorer with a wonderful art style and dynamic AI. I quite liked it.
If you’ve read much of my work over the years, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror games. As such, it was with trepidation that I started up the preview build for Iron Fish the deep-sea thriller from Dean Edwards and Beefjack Create.
When I was at EGX, I mentioned on Twitter that I hadn’t played anything from the Assassin’s Creed series since the high-seas action of Black Sails, but that was about to change as I was in the queue for Syndicate, the latest game in the series that will be taking us to Victorian London. I also took some fairly ropey photos of Ubisoft’s booth for the game, but that’s by-the-by. I played Syndicate at the show, not once, but twice….
There are a few games being developed at the moment that are based on the Warhammer franchise, and along the way, I lost track of Warhammer: End Times Vermintide. After playing it at EGX this past weekend, Vermintide is now most certainly on my radar.
There was one game in the Rezzed indie game section at EGX that repeatedly caught my eye. I walked past the booth several times became ever more interested each time I saw it being played. Unfortunately, for a long while, the game was really busy with people spending a considerable amount of time playing it. I finally got a chance to play it, and from the moment the introductory video played, I knew I was playing a potential Game of…
I was walking around the Rezzed section at EGX today, checking out all of the latest hip, cool and new indie games, when amongst the hordes of humanity, one little game stood out. Loud and proud, it proclaimed itself to be The Escapists: The Walking Dead. What was this I wondered? Could it possibly be some tie-in between The Escapists, a 8-bit pixel-art game about escaping from prisons (that I have woefully failed to write about) and The Walking Dead…
Codemasters sneakily released a new game onto Steam Early Access the other week when they went public with DiRT Rally, the latest game in the DiRT series, but one that takes an approach more in keeping with the older Colin McRae Rally games. Codemasters talk boldly about realism with Rally, and I’ve been checking it out over the past few days to see how it fares, and how it stands compared to other rallying titles.
I had a splendid time at EGX this year at Earl’s Court, and despite referring to it as the Eurogamer Expo all week, I was happy to be there and impressed with what I saw. There were a few games which might have made it as my Game of the Show, but for one reason or another, they just didn’t quite do enough to convince me. My Game of the Show surprised even myself, but it was the one which…
A post nuclear apocalyptic wasteland. Sound familiar? It’s a theme that has been quite literally nuked to death, left to fester, and then played on. Fortunately though, Wasteland 2 is the successor to one of THE original post apocalyptic games. Hit the break to find out my early impressions of the Early Access build.
The zee, the dark inky zee, have you explored the zee yet? You might be confused, but you see, the zee is the sea in Sunless Sea. Still with me I hope as Sunless Sea is a gorgeous 2D exploration, survival and adventure game that is currently available on Steam Early Access. I’ve been playing and thoroughly enjoying this wonderful little game.
Cloud Chamber, an ARG-MMO hybrid by Danish studio Investigate North is due for release later this month, and Patrick has been taking a look at the feel of its strange world of science and mystery.
There is something quite satisfying about playing a game when it is in Early Access, you can quite readily identify things which need to be improved, some outright bugs and other aspects which provide a glimpse at what might be if the developers keep working on the game. Shadow: Heretic Kingdoms then is an action-RPG which shows potential, but at this early stage, has a bit to do to stand up with titles like Diablo III and Torchlight.
Isometric turn-based RPGs aren’t normally my cup of tea, but I had heard good things about Divinity: Original Sin and having been a quiet fan of Divinity II: Ego Draconis I decided to check the game out through Steam’s Early Access. You can count me as pleasantly surprised and very keen to see what else the game will have to offer as it goes through development.