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Deus Ex: The Fall – Review

Deus Ex: The Fall

Today’s review is going to be the just released (18th March 2014) Action RPG/FPS Deus Ex: The Fall. Deus Ex: The Fall was developed by Eidos Montreal & N-Fusion Interactive, and published by Square Enix.

Storyline:
Deus Ex: The Fall picks up where the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect left off. Ben Saxon and his newfound partner, Anna Kelso, are on the run from the Illuminati and their top assassination team, a covert squad of elite super soldiers codenamed The Tyrants.
Ben and Anna are laying low in an effort to avoid certain death at the hands of Tyrants, but soon their supply of neuropozyne, a drug required by augmented people to help cope with their mechanical limbs or implants, begins to run low. Ben takes to the streets of Panama in an effort to procure a lasting supply of this vital drug before Neuropozyne withdrawal finishes what the Tyrants have failed to do.
Soon, however, Ben is embroiled in a plot that involves not only Belltower, his former employers, but also the Tyrants and the Illuminati. Can Ben survive long enough to uncover their plot and stop their latest scheme, or will this be where he falls.
Score: 5/10

Grandia – Review

Grandia

Grandia 1 is a turn-based JRPG developed by Game Arts and published Ubisoft by in 1997 for the Sega Saturn and the PlayStation 1.

Storyline:
The storyline revolves around Justin, a young boy who wants to become an adventurer like his father and grandfather. His best friend is a young girl called Sue, who loyally follows him on all his adventurers and even follows him against his will when Justin leaves for his first real adventure. Justin possesses a jewel left to him by his father; a gem that both father and son are convinced is a real piece of the legendary Spirit Stone. The danger begins when the military, led by General Baal, targets Justin after learning that he has the last piece of the spirit stone, and soon a race against time begins as Justin and his new friends struggle to stop General Baal’s mad quest for power, a quest that could unleash Gaia upon the world once more. Can Justin and his friends unlock the secrets of the ancient Icarian’s, the mystical spirits and the legendary spirit stone before it is too late, before Gaia awakens and unleashes his wrath upon the world for a second time?
Score: 10/10

NEO Scavenger – Ten Beginner Tips

NEO Scavenger is a mildly demanding Roguelike. A lot of things can go wrong, your initial selection of skills, traits and even what equipment you take or leave all influence how long you will survive for. The purpose of this guide is to offer your ten tips to ease you into the game, especially if you are playing NEO Scavenger for the first time. If you want to give NEO Scavenger a go you can find a free Demo at the Blue Bottle Games site. This Demo will allow you to sample a good portion of the game, especially its “randomness”.

NEO Scavenger

Sitting in my camp, surrounded by deer and ruined buildings. That was the calmest moment during that playthrough.

Pixel Piracy – Beginner’s Guide

So, you just bought Pixel Piracy and do not know how to accomplish anything? Need a few tips, hints or general advice? Worry not! Here I will aim at providing as much help as possible to anybody who is just starting their pirate career! I had problems myself, especially with some of the game’s functions, such as opening chests or looting ships, but now that all of that is cleared out of the way I can help you, or at least set you on the right course!

Plenty of images incoming!

Pixel Piracy

Sudden explosions, fires, starvation and more! Ain’t it grand to be a pirate?

League of Legends: Top Ten Most Annoying Champs

League of Legends has a wide selection of different champions that you may purchase, or you may end up playing against. Among all those champions will be those you will learn to love, and hate, with a passion. This list of our own Top Ten List of the most annoying League of Legends champions. Now, to make it absolutely clear, these champions will be annoying through their abilities, not simply due to their visuals or name. At the same time, only because a champion could be annoying does not mean that the player you might end up facing will know how to be “annoying”. In order for you to understand what I mean by “annoying” each champion I speak of will have an explanation of his spot on the list.

So, let us begin!

League of Legends

One of the great Legends… Where will he be on the list?

10 Prison Architect Beginner Tips

Prison Architect was an adventure for me, and for my guards, and lastly for my prisoners. I cannot count how many riots I had to suppress, how difficult it was for me to manage even a small prison, and during some games how to make a profit. All of that is behind me, especially since I had to do a bit of troubleshooting of my own, when I was faced with a number of unknown or strange problems. This short Tips List aims at providing answers to many different questions regarding Prison Architect, and I hope that in the process you will have a much easier time playing this game.

Payday 2: DLC Weapons at a Glance

This article will be updated as more and more weapons are released through DLCs, for Payday 2. This will aim at providing you with as much useful information, as I can muster, on a short notice. Since it is a bit hard to get to know all of these weapons quickly I will state when I am more or less familiar with a weapon, so that you know what to expect yourself. As I gain more experience with a specific weapon I will update its information here.

Fallen London – A Web Browser Story

Normally I do not focus much on writing about Web Browser games, because they follow certain schematics. There are the so called MMOs, strategy games and RPGs, all of which look more or less the same. Some of them will have something unique about them, but the really good “Web Browser” games move onto having their own clients… or they even end up on Steam. I know, being on Steam is not always a denominator of quality but it’s a form of distinction, I would say.

Recently I had a hunger for a Free to Play game. First I visited Steam but nothing with all the fancy 3D graphics caught my attention. So I typed in “Free to Play Games List” in Google and I found a site with a lengthy list of 50 different Free to Play games. I had a feeling I would find something there, so I started searching through the list! I scrolled through the pages, filled with different games, and found absolutely nothing I did not know of already, or that did not sound all that interesting. Then my eyes got stuck on Fallen London. Not only was the name intriguing but it was clearly one of the very few browser games on the list. Since its name and looks stood out the most I decided to give it a try, and I was in for a treat!

Fallen London

A quick look at my selection of stories in one of the regions of London, as well as some of my stats (to the left). It might not look too fancy but it’s surprisingly easy to use.

Starbound – 10 Tips from the Beta

While Starbound was not yet officially released I feel obliged to share some of the knowledge gained to help others in furthering their own stations/camps/exploration with the use of these few tips. Starbound is not an easy game, but there are ways of making your life much easier.

A more in-depth guide might be written in the future, but this shorter guide will aim at providing as much useful information as possible, especially if you did not play similar games to Starbound, like Terraria.

Starbound

My small ship. It has all the crafting tables I need, for my current tier, and plenty of storage space for odds and ends.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Down the Drain

I suppose there’s no harm in admitting I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan as a kid. I watched the cartoons, collected the action figures, had the PJs and bedclothes, went to see the movies, collected the comics, and of course I had to have the games when they released. As with anyone who played it, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES was a matter of finding workarounds and ways to game the system considering its difficulty level. The sequel was a little more the right tone, having been taken from the arcade version of the game.