Anyone who’s been paying attention to the video games industry in the last month or two will have noticed some very disgruntled people who aren’t happy with micro-transaction economies in their games. It started with outrage at EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 but currently its Destiny 2 that’s bearing the brunt of customer disappointment at the moment. Unfortunately for Bungie their problems go deeper than just a disdain for having to pay for more micro content. Destiny 2 is struggling with a weak endgame, poor community engagement and a lack of new, interesting content. It’s this, in addition to the uproar over the Eververse micro-transactions, that has [...]
It’s always a pleasure to see an old friend return after being away for so long…
In case you missed it; the first official pre-alpha trailer for Rune: Ragnarok was released earlier this week by Human Head Studios and ESDF… and people are loving it, including us.
For anyone unfamiliar, Rune: Ragnarok is an upcoming open-world Viking RPG sequel and boasts a strong cast featuring Lee Ernst, voice of Loki from the original Rune, and musical compositions from Dean Valentine, whose CV includes trailers for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Captain America: Civil War, plus the movie score for Viking. It’s early stages, but things are looking [...]
Nantucket is the new sea-faring, strategy game on the bloc where you get to avenge the wreck of the Peqod and finally take down Moby Dick. Live the life of a salty dog in the golden age of American whaling. What’s not to love? Actually only a few things. When you get right down to it, as long as you’re into low-fi strategy games, this game really hits all the right marks.
First off, the premise is awesome. How often do you get to captain a crew of rugged whalers hunting down the most fearsome beast of the seven seas? Not often enough if you ask me. I’m not a stickler for triple A graphics and I’ve always felt that you can create a real sense of [...]
Believe it or not I’m one of those people who never played the original game when it was released on PC and PS4 all those years ago. I am, however, a massive fan of what people like to call a ‘walking simulator’, where you simply just wander around inspecting objects with very little to do. The original release of this game was praised to the point where it won a BAFTA Award for innovation. The game then went somewhat unnoticed for a few years until The Astronauts announced a release for Xbox One and Xbox One X, which as you can probably guess has been enhanced for the use of 4K.
Something about this game has always piqued my interest, but I’ve never got around to playing it [...]