Gaming

All new titles announced at The Game Awards 2020

2021 already looking good with these latest announcements

Published

on

2021, believe it or not, is just right around the corner. As with every new year, there comes new challenges to face and new opportunities to grow. During this year’s The Game Awards show, several publishers stepped up and provided previews of what’s to come for gaming. Here’s a roundup of all the new titles announced during the show:

Loop Hero (PC through Steam)

First on the list of premieres is Devolver Digital’s Loop Hero, an 8-bit deckbuilding adventure game. As you were sent into a chaotic loop of events, you must engage in battles and expeditions to break the cycle. To aid you in your quests, players will choose from an expanding deck of cards to summon enemies, buildings, and terrain.

Tchia (PC: Steam, Google Stadia)

Next is awaceb’s tropical open world game, Tchia. Inspired by the island of New Caledonia, Tchia focuses more on the island’s incredible culture, sounds, and landscape. As the titular character, you can possess any animal or object, traverse freely in the open world, and even play some instruments.

Shady Part of Me (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Focus Home Interactive also took time to give a preview of their new game, Shady Part of Me. The game features an odd duo of a young girl and her shadow, as they go on a journey of the mind. Players will face surreal dreamscapes with its own twists and surprises, as you overcome emotional struggles in the process.

Century: Age of Ashes (PC through Steam Early Access)

Ever wanted to fight with a dragon in some games? Well, Playwing thought about that, and wanted to provide that experience in Century: Age of Ashes. The free-to-play team-based game features all the dragon battles you could think of. To begin engaging in fire-breathing battles, players will choose between three different classes across three game modes: Carnage, Survival, and Raid. Century: Age of Ashes will be available for early access in February 2021.

New Perfect Dark (Xbox Family, PC)

Microsoft’s own small studio, The Initiative showed a tiny preview of their new project, Perfect Dark. Set in a near-future world, Perfect Dark takes players through what the developers say as a “secret agent thriller.” The game, however, is still in early development and more details will be revealed soon.

Back 4 Blood (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)

Warner Bros. Games also revealed official gameplay from Turtle Rock Studios’ upcoming first-person shooter, Back 4 Blood. Taking a nod to the popular Left 4 Dead franchise, this cooperative zombie shooter takes players back into a world of infected humans due to a catastrophic outbreak. As part of the Cleaners, players will take on the infected beings known as the Ridden and reclaim the world.

The Callisto Protocol

Striking Distance Studios, made up of developers behind Dead Space and some Call of Duty games, announced the arrival of The Callisto Protocol. This next-generation survival horror game is set on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto, as players escape a maximum security prison while uncovering its secrets. Unlike most of the games announced, this game is set to come out in 2022.

Open Roads (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)

Annapurna Interactive and Fullbright also slated the world premiere for Open Roads during the year-end gaming awards show. In this game, players will experience a mother-daughter road trip through long-forgotten places. Along the way, the mother-daughter tandem will discover secrets and mysteries of darkness within the abandoned properties — all while coming to terms with their relationship.

Endless Dungeon (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch)

SEGA and Amplitude takes us through another adventure through space with Endless Dungeon. Players are stuck shipwrecked in the vast void of space, with a wave of monsters coming your way. To keep everything in check, you will recruit a team of heroes and protect the crystal from being taken from the team.

Crimson Desert (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch)

Pearl Abyss also showed initial gameplay for their upcoming open-world adventure, Crimson Desert. Set in the fictional lands of Pywel, the medieval-themed title showcases the way of the mercenaries as they go through a war-torn world. Players will go through whatever it takes to survive a world with beasts, enemy mercenaries, and maniacal rulers.

Season (PlayStation 5)

Scavengers Studios proudly brings its latest masterpiece to the PlayStation 5 in Season. In this beautifully animated title, you will go on an adventure through the vast world, collecting artifacts and memories in the process. Taken from a third-person perspective, players will go on a virtual bicycle ride through a secluded community with mysteries to unwrap.

Evil Dead: The Game (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch)

Based on the hit horror movie franchise, Evil Dead: The Game features both cooperative and PvP gameplay modes for all players. As you tread through the deep, dark woods, players will join a team of four to, as the developers put it, “seal the breach between worlds.” All while the other players hunt your team down by possessing anything in the overworld — including your teammates.

It Takes Two (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)

Finally, Electronic Arts takes us through the world of It Takes Two, a cartoon adventure through a magical land. Focusing a lot on the cooperative aspect, the game takes you through magical lands as a married couple trying to fix their relationship. With unique character abilities and a light-hearted story, It Takes Two sets out to be a heartwarming yet wild adventure for couples to enjoy.

Extra: Ruined King: A League of Legends Story (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch)

Along with the announcements, Riot Forge and Airship Syndicate provided a look into the gameplay for Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. Set within the realm of the League of Legends lore, the game takes you through Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles. Along the way, you will be accompanied by some well-known League of Legends champions.

Gaming

Bravely Default II preorder final demo now available

A must-play!

Published

on

By

Bravely Default II is a Japanese fantasy RPG with lovely art styles reminiscent of a refined version to early Final Fantasy releases. The series gameplay uses the usual turn-based battle system and job system. But, the series is more notable for integrating options to combine and customize job abilities, battle speed, and enemy encounter rates.

Bravely Default II is the newest addition to the Bravely series. So, what’s new? Bravely Default II lets you step into a brand-new world with four new heroes, new stories, and new job roles.

This iteration features a young sailor, Seth, who washes up the shores of one of the five mighty kingdoms of the continent. He encounters an escaped princess, Gloria of Musa, and they both venture out to meet more travellers seeking the truth to their world.

If you’re into RPGs or a fan of the Bravely series, this is the game release to look forward to. The game keeps its charming mechanics while piling on new features so if you want or need a taste of the game, the final demo is out now. Although, you won’t be waiting much longer for the game’s full release because it looking to be released on February 26 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Action, puzzles, and some good humor

For the kids and kids at heart

Published

on

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a fresh game with an action and puzzle filled open world that has humor and Greek mythology enclosed into it. You might say it can be a mix of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of wild.

Backstory

The game starts with Zeus, the God of Thunder visiting his old companion Prometheus, the God of Fire, whom he has actually punished and chained to a rock for giving mortals fire. Zeus was asking Prometheus for advice on what to do with Typhon who just escaped from Tartarus and has caused destruction.

Typhon has already stolen Zeus’ thunder and the other gods are missing, giving Zeus no choice but to follow Prometheus’ advice to have faith in a mere mortal with a true identity that has yet to be unfolded.

Fenyx’s journey

This is where our protagonist Fenyx comes into picture. Fenyx’s adventures will be narrated by Prometheus for the whole game.

Fenyx, a Greek Soldier will be set on a journey to find the cause of all this destruction, after losing her companions and brother. She would learn to strengthen her skills, acquire wings and collect all the necessary weapons and armors to beat Typhon. Along the way, she would be battling bosses and corrupted heroes like Achilles, Odysseus and Herakles.

Art Style

I think this kind of art style has more appeal to younger audiences. Its like watching animated films from Pixar.

You’ll be able to the distinguish the gods through their trademarks. The armors and weapons that you collect through out the game was also very detailed.

One thing that was actually bothered me was the way the character walked — it felt heavy and bulgy. I expected this part to be smoother.

Gameplay

There are five difficulty levels to make sure the whole family can enjoy the game. Character creation is also pretty straight forward and not much options for customization.

For the controls and UI, Potions will be found on the left side and weapons and skills on the right. You would need to climb mountains, swim, run and fly around the Golden Isle to be able to finish tasks.

Fenyx will have access to a mix of weapons during combat like swords, axes and bows. Animals like horses can also be tamed into mounts.

I’ve always enjoyed a good adventure and solving some puzzles but what I like most about Immortal Fenyx is that I can switch weapons during a battle. From using an axe for heavy damage to quick attacks with a sword then a bow for range attacks. You’ll be able to create your own play style while battling bosses.

If you wanted to take a break from your usual games or still waiting for a good AAA game release, then Immortals Fenyx Rising is a good game to spend time on. You’ve got some good action, puzzles, stories and some humor from Zeus and Prometheus.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is available on multiple platforms.

PlayStation 4/5
Xbox One, Series X/S
Nintendo Switch
Google Stadia
PC(Steam, Ubisoft, Epic Games)

PC requirements
Very Low Settings – 720p/30FPS
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-6300
Video Card: GeForce GTX 660 / AMD R9 280X
VRAM: 2GB NVIDIA / 3GB AMD
RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode)
Storage: 28GB HDD
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit only)

High Settings – 1080p/30FPS
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-8350
Video Card: GeForce GTX 970 / AMD R9 290
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode)
Storage: 28GB SSD
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)

High Settings – 1080p/60FPS
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Video Card: GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX Vega 56
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)
Storage: 28GB SSD
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Very High Settings – 1440p/60FPS
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Video Card: GeForce RTX 2070 Super / AMD RX 5700
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)
Storage: 28GB SSD
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)

Very High Settings – 4K/30FPS
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Video Card: GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD RX Vega 56
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 16GB (Dual-channel mode)
Storage: 28GB SSD
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)


This gameplay feature was written by Jan Ariz Joy Franco or Rizuher in-game name. She’s a full-time software developer and plays games to de stress. She just started streaming few months ago to help cope with the pandemic and wants to promote a toxic-free gaming environment. She’s a big fan of Super Mario. If you want to support her just drop a follow: http://facebook.com/rizuph.

 

Continue Reading

Gaming

We’re getting a Star Wars game from Ubisoft

It’s a story-driven open-world adventure

Published

on

Star Wars Ubisoft
Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash

May The Force be with Ubisoft! The company just announced that it is collaborating with Lucasfilm Games on a new story-driven open-world video game set in the beloved Star Wars galaxy.

The game will be developed using next gen tech including the Snowdrop engine. There aren’t any specific details yet as to what the game will be about exactly. The companies involved — Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games — have expressed excitement over the project.

“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.”

“We are inspired by the passion and talent of the team at Massive, and together we share a vision for the type of original stories we want to tell with our players in this expansive galaxy. They have the creativity, experience, and community understanding to bring awe-inspiring authenticity, depth and innovation to this new Star Wars game,” said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games.

More information about the game and the release date will be shared at a later stage.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Gadget Reviews

Trending