kube00 writes: Battle World: Kronos is an turn based strategy game for PC/PS4/Xbox One from King Art Games. This game is a the perfect throwback to games such as Total Annihilation or Advance Wars. While this genre may not appeal to everyone this is a game that is well worth a play for fans of the genre.
kube00 writes: Welcome to another installment of Garage Sale Adventures. Join Erik from The Gamers Lounge on his chronicled adventure as he hits up garage sales in his local area and sees what he can find in the way of video games. This week it was a cheap psp, a cheap 360 and rare PS1 classic.
kube00 writes: Witcher 3 is already a great game. Blood and Wine just adds to the experience and adds more content to the game. Gamers get more of what they love, monster killing quests, treasure hunting and an interesting story. Even if gamers haven't finished the game yet, CD Projekt Red has made sure gamers can enjoy what Blood and Wine has to offer.
kube00 writes: Roger Ebert once said "Of each thing, ask, who is it for?" He was of course talking about the medium of film, but it's a useful metric for criticism in general. For instance, critiquing a racy visual novel on the quantity of fanservice is kind of useless, since that's exactly why people are playing it. Similarly, critiquing a fighting game for average fighting game things isn't really intuitive to the people who want to know if a fighting game's any good, regardless of whether or not the reviewer is actually any good at fighting games.
So with this in mind, I decided to figure out whether or not Koihime Enbu, the 2D fighting game based on the Koihime Musou visual novel series, is a good fighting game, regardless of whether or not I like fighting games all that much.
kube00 writes: The last few weeks have been buzzing with more tragic news concerning gamers’ buying options. The apparent news is that the brick and mortar store Hastings is in serious financial trouble. Hasting is known for selling comics, video games, collectibles, dvds, music, and books. They often have good sales on used games. If this truly is the last gasp of breath for this store, will gamers get to see fantastic clearance deals? What was the final nail in the coffin?
kube00 writes: The Guild 3 takes place in the late middle ages between the middle ages and the renaissance during the era of the free citizens. At first glance it seemed Guild 3 was going to be similar to an economy sim like the Anno or Port Royale series, but it’s very different.
kube00 writes: Join Shawn has he has the chance to interview and talk with Alexandre Sabourin, Red Barrels who is the Senior Technical Artist about Outlast II. They discuss the game, the future of the genre and if the game will ever come to VR.
kube00 writes: Far Harbour DLC is probably the most anticipated pieces of DLC in Fallout 4. It promises to be over 20 hours long and to take players to a new region. The question isn’t is the DLC worth gamer’s time but is how should one play through it? What are the best elements of the DLC? Should gamers finish the main story of Fallout 4?
kube00 writes: In The Magic Circle, you are the hero of an unfinished fantasy game. You have all of the powers the developers of this game have, including the ability to trap their creations and reprogram their behaviors and swap their body parts. This allows you to uniquely solve puzzles and make your way through the game, ultimately finishing and “releasing” it, being as creative as you want.
kube00 writes: Having been an afficionado of adventure games over the years, I understand that they aren't without their difficulties. For every Monkey Island or Space Quest, there are four that take the route of Phantasmagoria* and about six different games featuring puzzles with solutions that read like poorly translated stereo instructions. While it's the easiest genre to design for (no combat algorithms or anything like that, clean narrative with a few branches) it's also one of the easiest to screw up. All it takes is one puzzle where processor speed determines difficulty, or pouring whiskey into the gas tank of a car to fuel up a spaceship, or an infuriating pixel hunt and instantly people will throw up their hands and uninstall in annoyance.