Category Archives: RPG

Darkest Dungeon – Arbalest Guide

In Darkest Dungeon there are many different Heroes at your disposal, coming from all manner of backgrounds and specialties. They will enter the darkest corners of the Darkest Dungeon, kill, loot, defeat all manner of monstrosities (and most likely die in the process). While they will have their ups they are bound to have their downs as well, and the purpose of this Guide is to introduce you to the different Heroes that will be at your disposal, and how to best utilize them. Consider it a quick reference guide for all of the brave men and women who will be at your disposal.

This Guide will be updated as Darkest Dungeon progresses through its builds.

Wish to learn more about Darkest Dungeon? Check the Official Site!

Darkest Dungeon - Arbalest

The Arbalest, her weapon is just as deadly as it looks (but a bit more practical).

Darkest Dungeon – Abomination Guide

In Darkest Dungeon there are many different Heroes at your disposal, coming from all manner of backgrounds and specialties. They will enter the darkest corners of the Darkest Dungeon, kill, loot, defeat all manner of monstrosities (and most likely die in the process). While they will have their ups they are bound to have their downs as well, and the purpose of this Guide is to introduce you to the different Heroes that will be at your disposal, and how to best utilize them. Consider it a quick reference guide for all of the brave men and women who will be at your disposal.

This Guide will be updated as Darkest Dungeon progresses through its builds.

Interested in Darkest Dungeon? Check the Official Game Site!

Darkest Dungeon

The Abomination, in both of its forms.

Skyrim Mods You Should Try

Skyrim has so many different Mods for itself, one can get completely lost and confused as to which ones should be installed, and which ones abandoned and forgotten. While I might not be the most hard-core user of Skyrim Mods there has been an extensive list of them that I did use and that I would like to recommend.

The Mods come in different categories, those that you should consider essential and those that are optional (or enhance a specific type of gameplay). This list is still a work in progress. If you have suggestions of your own please post them in the comments!

The Moon Silver – A Short Story in Video Game Format

Over the years Video Games have been more and more often used as a way of telling stories in novel ways. Moon Silver is another one of such stories. Rather than focusing on quick-paced gameplay or flashy graphics it tries to tell us a story, but there is a certain catch. Moon Silver does not tell you the whole story, instead it gives you numerous pieces and you have to gather them up to then realise what exactly has happened, and perhaps most importantly learn who the character is. I have decided to approach this review as one would approach a book or a piece of art, I will focus on the story itself, how it was presented and only interfere or interject where something has clearly broken my sense of immersion.

The Moon Silver

What is this mysterious room, and its role in the story?

Kenshi – Preview

What I personally like about new Studios is that they want to be-dazzle the audience with something new. In the case of Kenshi what allured me was a mildly big world, with an interesting combat mechanic, and the option to either go Solo, become a “Band” or create your own Outpost or Town. While it’s still not quite there (plenty of bugs, some crashes, and that general feeling of “There could yet be more!”) I found it enthralling for a number of reasons, and here you will learn what they are.

Kenshi

Kenshi’s map is sizeable, and one of the most impressive technical feats in the game is that you can jump from one end of the map to the other with very short loading times.

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?

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.