Join me for some zombie-platforming action at 9pm EST! Feel free to comment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!
Come join me for the opening levels of this fast, frantic, funny and speed running game where you need to find portals and beers. I’m loving the rocking soundtrack and very random humor so far! Check it out and let me know what you think!
Survival games are amongst the most dense gaming experiences that are out there right now. Commonly just plopping you into the world and letting you figure things out all by your lonesome, it can be difficult to really get into one of these games. It is because of this fact, that I haven’t managed to truly get into any survival games as of yet. Shadows of Kurgansk, currently in early access on Steam, features a story mode which may just be what I need to get my foot in the door of this genre that has eluded me thus far.
Porting classic games has become something of an epidemic during this console generation. What’s worse is that, more often than not, these ports act as a reminder of just how far graphics in video games have come across the years. Rare exceptions to this rule do occur and when treated with the proper care, some games shine on the newer platforms. If I hadn’t played it back on PS2, and you told me that Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir was a brand new game I would likely believe you. The upgrades they’ve made to this classic action RPG were smart and the gorgeous graphics, a trademark of Vanillaware, looks as good today as they did back in 2007.
Starting from the beginning in any roguelike game can make it hard to feel like any real progress is being made. Most of these end up filling that gap by either having a set of permanent unlockables or relying on the player to get better at the game. What surprised me about Heart&Slash was that they actually snuck a persistent story in there as well. Tight and fast-paced combat, an excellent score and pleasing visuals lead this game to being a surprisingly good roguelike brawling experience.
Motion sickness is one of the few things that still worries me about VR taking off in a big way. Every person is different, and while I don’t get particularly motion sick, there are plenty of people close to me that do. As I was preparing to head out to E3 2016, an email popped into my inbox about a product that claimed to offer relief from motion sickness for gamers, specifically citing VR. Reliefband already has a history with preventing nausea and may just be the perfect tool to strap on your wrist when visiting your virtual world of choice.
Update: I have now embedded the archive of this video below. Enjoy!
It’s not always easy to get in to see a game at E3. This year I literally had to make the choice between my two favorite franchises. Since The Legend of Zelda has the slight edge, I decided to not go bananas over getting in to see Resident Evil 7. Thankfully, Capcom has released a demo for the upcoming title and I have feverishly avoided all coverage of it so I can play it live today! So, join me for a playable teaser for the next Resident Evil game at 5pm EST! Feel free to comment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!