About: Stephen Loftus

I'm a Dad to my daughter and my dog, a gamer since I was born and a TV nut since I could open my eyes! Like my taste in music, I have a wide variety of genres of games that I play. My preference would have to be RPG though. Gamertag: Stevee

Posts by: Stephen Loftus

Guacamelee developers Creative Bytes introduces an original way to navigate around the levels in this platform-puzzler but does Embers of Mirrim try too hard? Although there is no narrative other than the initial tutorial instructions, the cut scenes give you the general gist of the story which sees a couple of creatures; that could only be described as cats with antlers, from opposite factions - light and dark, merging together to become one entity with the power to split itself into two embers: that being light and dark. As you progress through the beginning levels, the game will slowly introduce ... Read More »
Canadian developers Digital Extremes hit success with their free-to-play title Warframe, some comparing it to the likes of Destiny. Warframe has come along way since its initial launch, having had countless updates and additions to the game - all completely free; if you set aside the micro-transactions for more cosmetic items. Today, they've announced the next project that they're working on, Keystone, and it looks like it's already well under way through development as they are offering you the chance to sign up for their closed alpha - so still quite some time away from an actual launch of the ... Read More »
Portal Knights is one of those games that comes along every now and then and tries to steal the crown from the ultimate sandbox game, Minecraft, whilst taking pointers from Terraria. There isn't much of a story here except for the fact that a 'fracture' had arrived to the world, creating portals between all the islands in the world, and it's up to you, whoever you may be, to travelling to and fro, completing quests and choosing one of these islands to call "home". As much as this is sandbox adventure title, it also focuses heavily on RPG elements to ... Read More »
From developers 10tons; who brought you many puzzle games such as Tennis in the Face and Sparkle, comes Spellspire, a genius (word worth a measly 7 points in Scrabble) mix of RPG and a word game. The game instantly throws you into the action (if you could call it that), with the first level outlining the basics of the game. It's rather quite simple: Make words of three letters or more from the ten available letters in order to eliminate the enemies that are slowly heading towards you, and reach the chest at the end of the level. However, the ... Read More »
Ubisoft announced Far Cry 5 officially last week with nothing more but a logo, however today they've released not one, but four trailers showcasing the setting for this iteration of Far Cry, which also announces when the full reveal of the game is set to happen. No luxurious setting this time Far Cry fans, instead, Ubisoft have opted to go for a more rural setting based in Montana, America. But judging from the teasers, it may not actually be a bad idea. You can check out all four trailers below but stay tuned for the official worldwide reveal of the ... Read More »
Raiders of the Broken Planet by Spanish developers MercurySteam is their first foray since they split with partners Konami, in which they collaborated with to create Castlevania Lords of the Shadow. Raiders is a sci-fi 4v1 tactical third-person shooter that blends shooter-crawler with intense combat and stealth with a variety of ways to progress through a level. Set in the year 2267 A.D. - 25 million light years from Earth, the game takes place on the world known simply as the Broken Planet, where a substance named Aleph matter is being generated by the planets natural resources. Aleph so happens ... Read More »
For those of you who have played the incredibly emotional Ori and the Blind Forest when it first graced us over two years ago and never paid for an upgrade to the definitive edition are in for a treat. As of now, for all those who own the original version digitally get access to the definitive edition for free. The definitive edition includes access to new areas with new secrets to be found and all new abilities. There's even optional difficulty modes for increased challenge, more story and now support to backtrack your way across the forest, where certain sections ... Read More »
A Brief History in Time Back in 2008, the then-developers Midway Games had an idea to release a Mortal Kombat crossover game featuring some of the well-known DC characters battling it out amongst Mortal Kombat characters. That would be known simply as Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe. Unfortunately, not long after its release, the developers got into some financial trouble and eventually sold their company to what is now known as NetherRealm Studios; part of the Warner Bros studios. In 2013 they decided to go all out with a fighting game dedicated to just characters from the DC Universe. It ... Read More »
Right Nice Games' first foray into games development comes in the form of a homage to classic 3D platformers resembling the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank, promising not only a throwback, but a comeback. But does it deliver? Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island sees you start out on a tutorial-based level as Skylar, a cat that has been cybernetically re-constructed and had her memories wiped by the evil CRT. Introducing you to the basic mechanics of the game, it immediately brings back nostalgia as you familiarise yourself with the traversal manoeuvres of ... Read More »

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