The sad decline of the Mana series has been difficult to watch, and it’s equally unfortunate that its spiritual successor Ever Oasis suffers from similar problems—solid action RPG mechanics and moments of creative brilliance hampered by an experimental gameplay structure that drags everything down with it. Ever Oasis is the latest 3DS collaboration between Nintendo and development studio Grezzo, which also created the remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask for Nintendo’s portable. Grezzo’s president is Koichi Ishii, who created the Mana series at Square, then produced the series until his 2007 departure. So it’s not too surprising that Grezzo’s first big 3DS adventure is pretty damned Mana-like, for better or worse. In one sense, it’s a fairly formal action role-playing game: Venture out into the world, find cute creatures, and hack and slash them to death. Your chances of victory in these battles is determined somewhat by your skill at twitch action but mostly by grinding, leveling up, and finding better equipment. The game’s two major phases are dungeon hacking (L) and oasis-building (R). Here’s the twist: Kind of like Majora’s Mask, the game’s world is centered on a single hub town, the eponymous oasis, which serves as…
Orchestrate Massive Raids and Perilous Adventures in this Expansive Fantasy World Filled with Dungeons, Quests and Loot in NetEase Games’ Anticipated MMORPG. Press release: BRISBANE, Calif., June 22, 2017 — NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced that its highly anticipated mobile MMORPG, Crusaders of Light, will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on July 13, and Android smartphones… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
It’s no news to the most of us that it takes quite a while to develop a really good game. Even so, I got quite surprised when I found out that Golden Era Games has been working on their classic style turn-based fantasy RPG “Grimoire : Heralds of the Winged Exemplar” for over 20 years now (that’s about 2/3’s of… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
As most of you probably already know, E3 kicks-off tomorrow (EA is to hold E3 2017’s very first press conference at 12pm Pacific Time). So that means that tons of games and news will be unveiled for the next couple of days. In other words, we will have to work overtime in-order to cover everything 😉 Anyways, there has been… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Press release: Battle of Bucharest, the first live Mount & Blade esports event, is already over – but the echoes of its battle cries can still be heard around the world! 20 players from 10 countries competed for $10,000 in prize money as well as for the Audience Choice Award. 120,000 unique viewers watched the live stream on May 20,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
I may not be super familiar with the “Hyperdimension Neptunia” RPG series (there are plenty of titles available for PS4, PS Vita and PC) but I sure can spot a truly good cosplay when I see one. So, who’s the awesome cosplayer that I have discovered this time then? Well, that would be no one less than Mikki Monster. You… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Press release: Vertigo Games has released the long-awaited Action Update 19 – Part 1 for Dekaron, the extreme action RPG. Dekaron is a renowned classic MMORPG with fast-paced brutal PvP and a sprawling world map full of quests to complete and dungeons to conquer. Set in Trieste, a land of fallen gods, demons, and legendary heroes, Dekaron chronicles the struggle… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
“Akiba’s Beat” is the “sort of” sequel to 2013’s “Akiba’s Strip: Undead & Undressed“. While they share the same setting, name, and developer, I soon learned that is basically all they share. The predecessor focused on the destruction of clothes. However, this time around music and, yes “beats” is the center of attention. You take control of main character and… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Press release: Four teams of five warriors and eight individual duelists made it through the qualifiers and are ready to fight for the honor of being the winners of the Battle of Bucharest, the first Mount & Blade live esports event. During 3 days, 128 duels and 26 team matches (total of 208 rounds) were fought in the qualifying rounds…. READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
I think it’s safe to say that Visualnoveler is anything but a lazy indie games studio, because even though they released “Anime Studio Simulator ” and “Rat Simulator” not so long ago (not to mention the launch of the “Ascendant Hearts” Kickstarter campaign) Visualnoveler is at it again. However, this time they informed me (Robin Ek, TGG) that they are… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
DarkSpace Games’ recently announced survival horror stealth RPG, The Fallen World, will be seeking funding on Kickstarter very soon. …Read More The post Survival Horror Stealth Title The Fallen World Hits Kickstarter by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.
Cosmic Star Heroine will not let someone down who is looking for their fix of a 16-bit retro RPG, but may disappoint those looking for a deep story. …Read More The post Cosmic Star Heroine Review — The RPGs of Our Past, Today by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
YS ORIGIN IS NOW AVAILABLE ON PLAYSTATION®4 AND ON MAY 30 ON PLAYSTATION®VITA. Press release: Paris, France – February, 21 2017 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, is thrilled to announce that Ys Origin is now available on PlayStation®4. Initially released in Japan in 2006, Ys Origin remains one of the best action-RPGs… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
As you most likely already know (at least if you´re an RPG fan), inXile Entertainment will release their RPG game “Torment: Tides of Numenera” by the end of this month (on the 28th of February to be exact). Well, I have some really good news for you guys and girls. Because GOG just informed me (Robin Ek, TGG) that GOG… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!