Trion Worlds released its ambitious, yet lukewarmly received, shooter title Defiance two weeks ago and the developers are already working on their first post-launch patch due out next week.
A client side patch will allow players to replay the main story missions after completing them, improving the quality of in-game pop-up menus and allowing voice/text chat channels to be muted independent of each others. These aren’t exactly world changing features but it is nice to see the devs adding new options for those who wish to play the game solo, or mute out annoying kids screaming over their headsets!
Trion will also be issuing a week-long bonus to XP, Loot and an exclusive in-game item, the Daredevil, to all players who signed up during the game’s launch week due to some technical issues. It’s always nice to see developers making amends when something goes wrong.
Defiance is a third person shooter developed by Trion Worlds that was released recently and one of its main selling points is the eventual tie-in with the SyFy show of the same name. Set in a future San Francisco Bay, players can choose to either to become a member of an alien race, or you know stay human, and play with thousands of other players. Reviewers have stated that the game’s pacing is a little slow but a smooth launch and a strong collection of collectable weapons have boosted its review scores among critics.
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Disney looks to take aim at the Skylanders market when it releases Disney Infinity August 18th, 2013. I don’t want to go as far to say that Disney Infinity is a complete clone of the Skylanders franchise, but it takes quite a bit from it and builds on to an amazing concept. One of the main differences between the two is in Infinity you can open up the Toy Box (if you’ve played Toy Story 3 you should be somewhat familiar with what it is) and create a whole unique world. Either by building on to already created worlds or starting completely from scratch. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Avalanche Software, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive
Deep Silver and SouthEnd Interactive are set to release Sacred Citadel next week, Wed. April 17th, for XBLA, PSN, & Steam. Sacred Citadel is part side-scrolling brawler, a bit RPG, and a game you will want to have some co-op buddies around for. It does support both online and offline 3 player co-op, so go find your co-op friends and get them ready for it.
There are four different character/classes that you can control (see videos of each after the jump). There is the Safiri Warrior, Khukuri Shaman, Ancarian Ranger, & the Seraphim Mage. It’s pretty obvious where three of the four characters skill will lie, but the Khukuri Shaman is basically your cleric. So there is pretty much a character for every style, be it fighter, archer, mage, or healer. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Site News, Sony Tags: Deep Silver, Sacred Citadel, SouthEnd Interactive
Deep Silver, publishing giant known for the fantastic Dead Island game, has just release a new video to promote their newly acquired IP Metro. This video gives players an idea about survival in Metro: The Last Light and is the first video in three part series. The Metro IP was formerly owned by THQ, but due to it going bankrupt Deep Silver jumped in a bid for the franchise rights. The first game sort of flew under the radar due to poor advertising, but it was a fantastic game.
It looks like Deep Silver is fully behind it’s new IP and rightly so, hopefully this game will be as warmly received as the first one was (or even more so). I highly suggest seeking out Metro 2033 if you haven’t played it because it’s a great experience and it gets you caught up before the sequel releases. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC Tags: 4A Games, Deep Silver, Metro Last Light
Warner Bros latest title in the Arkham series was announced yesterday, Batman: Arkham Origins allows players to explore the roots of the caped crusader. The game is not being created by series developers Rocksteady Games, instead development will be handled in house at Warner Bros Montreal.
Origins will make use of the customized Unreal 3 Engine that powered the previous games, as well as some of the previous title’s assets. Developers working on the game promised IGN that while some assets are being re purposed the game will deliver new content without breaking the established atmosphere of the Arkham series.
The game’s plot involves a younger Bruce Wayne facing up against Gotham City’s vilest villains long, many of them for the first time. From a recently revealed Game Informer cover, we know that mercenary for hire – Deathstroke – will be one of the central villains in Arkham: Origins. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Announcement, Batman: Arkham Origins, WB Interactive
It took approximately three and a half to four hours for Ghostwalker and I to clear the new Dead Space 3 DLC and we enjoyed the journey! That’s on par with the main campaign considering we got about an hours worth of entertainment out of DS3 for every $3 and change we’d spent on the retail copy. Three and a half hours for $10 is a fair deal in comparison. Want more details? There’s spoilers to come, so be wary! (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Awakened, dead space, Dead Space 3, DLC, EA, Visceral Games
The new free to play Neverwinter MMO let beta testers give the game a whirl a few weekends back and I was lucky enough to get to be a part of the action. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried their Star Trek MMO, but after enjoying my time in the Forgotten Realms I do plan to see what the game based on Paramount’s franchise is like as well. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Cryptic, D&D, Dungeons and Dragons, MMO, Neverwinter, Perfect World, RPG
After a recent article on Kotaku that makes for good reading, I wanted to throw in my two cents about the mentioned concepts of Doom 4.
As many of you by now know, Doom 3 was moreso a retelling of the story of Doom 4. Kotaku’s article mentions that Doom 4 was originally going to be a retelling of Doom 2. Right away that sounds like fantastic news, but it went further than that. As in the second Doom game, this concept would have taken place on Earth. That and it seems the struggle of humans in this new world would have been explored, rather than in the original Doom 2 where you didn’t meet anyone who wasn’t a zombie soldier. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: bethesda, Doom, Doom 4, Id
Let’s face it the Pirates of the Caribbean game did not satisfy anyone’s appetite for swashbuckling, plundering booty (yeah…not that booty), and blowing up ships while sailing the Seven Seas. Raven’s Cry tells the story of Christopher Raven who is out for vengeance against the people who murdered his family. Developed by Octane Games and published by TopWare Interactive, Raven’s Cry is looking to hit retail stores October 24th, 2013. It’s about time we finally get a decent looking pirate game…well, with the exception of another good looking pirate game. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC Tags: Octane Games, Raven's Cry, TopWare Interactive
A new indie title, which is a Kickstarter success story, Evoland was released yesterday on the publisher’s website and was released on Steam and GoG today. The game is an action RPG and shows the evolution of game through the console generations.
The game starts off with very basic graphics. Picture playing on the original Game Boy. Yeah, that basic. Then as the game progresses the graphics improve to 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, etc. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Evoland, PC, Shiro Games