It's not often that you'll come across a game that has what can only be described as having a massive cult following before you've even had a chance to play it on your chosen platform. That is exactly the case for the subject of review here, The Banner Saga 2, from developer Stoic Studio. The first game in this proposed trilogy, The Banner Saga, received rave reviews when it released on consoles earlier this year. At first, when approaching a game like The Banner Saga 2, it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed, especially if you haven't played the first game; you're going into ... Read More »
Indie games have been celebrated in style this month, with the ID@Xbox Game Fest. Some of the most famous indie games – and some of the awesome, but less well-known ones – have been on sale, including the dreamy Beyond Eyes, Oxenfree and Superhot. Today sees the start of a new collection of games, themed around Xbox’s early access Game Preview program. That means from now, until May 23rd, you can pick yourself up, and support, a few of the indie titles that are currently still (or were once) in the early access beta form. Those games include survival simulator ... Read More »
We all need to slow down a little. Relax. Take time out of our hectic schedules to ponder our decisions, rather than plunging headlong without pause for thought. Turn based games allow us to sit back and take a breath, consider all the options before making a decision. There might be a timer to keep things from stalling completely, but even so they still offer a different gaming experience. Here are five of the best. Child of Light | Ubisoft Montreal An early title for Xbox One, Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light launched in April 2014. This surprising gentle, dream-like fairy-tale takes ... Read More »
Everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask I don't know about you but I have always wondered one thing when it comes to games, what does it take to get your idea from just that and into a game? I don't think that massive names in the industry have too many problems but what about the Indie Developers, now I have mentioned this I bet you are thinking about it now as well. I'm not the sort of person that just leaves you hanging with this question, I can help you to answer it too and ... Read More »
The Banner Saga pays homage to a classic way of portraying a story book style game with early Disney style art. This Nordic RPG offers both Nordic myth and grid-based tactical combat, I really felt lost in time with this title but not because of its lack of graphics or quality but by the real beauty and feel The Banner Saga presents, its not only refreshing, timeless but an instant classic. The fantasy lives and breaths Viking law, humans have created a peace with the Varl, a race of giants with horns capable of living hundreds of years but cannot ... Read More »
Calling all gamers, calling all gamers - this is your role call, I repeat this is your role call. It's Monday morning and we all know that can only mean one thing, a brand new lineup of games for us. So let's make sure we are ready for this, coffee - check, sitting comfortably - check and ability to have five minutes free to read this - check. So all aboard the hype train, where oh where will it take us this week? 12/01/2016 Gone Home You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, ... Read More »
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