Saturday, 22 February 2020
I was sent a copy of Bucket Knight to review by SometimesYou, and as as 40 something male who grow up playing run and gun platform games such as Ghosts 'n Goblins, I couldn't be happier.
The basic story of the game is you play the part of a brave Knight who is looking to find the Holy Grail and then sell it. You go through the game, level by level, exploring dungeons, while killing your enemies, avoiding traps and collecting loot and food to stay alive along the way.
There is no on screen text, no real instructions, you just start to play and figure things out. Now although that is a bit frustrating at first, you will soon figure it out and get into the swig of things.
For you gamerpoint whores out there, the gamerpoints come quick and fast as you complete each level.
The game itself is quite short, but it has great pixel graphics, decent sounds, and overall fun gameplay.
Only negatives would be that its quite easy and you will finish it pretty quick, but for its low price, it is a good simple game that will give you enjoyment for the few hours you play it.
I score Bucket Knight at 7/10
Review by Jon Donnis
Bucket Knight will be released on Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita on February 28’th!
Imprisoned in a facility at an unknown location, Klang finds himself forced to continuously hone his rhythm-combat skills inside audiovisual simulations.
Conduct electronic symphonies with your lightning powers, wield magical tuneblades, and achieve a euphoric state of trance through skillful play.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Watford, UK – February 19, 2020 – Award-winning publisher, Wired Productions and pioneering Dutch game studio, KeokeN Interactive, are delighted to confirm that acclaimed Sci-Fi epic, Deliver Us The Moon, is set to touch down worldwide on April 24th on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Fans of the Nintendo Switch will receive the game in summer 2020.
Available now to pre-order, and arriving on console for the first time, Deliver Us The Moon will be available in Standard and Deluxe Editions - with the Deluxe Edition set to include the game’s epic and spine-tingling original soundtrack and a stunning 100 page digital artbook, and receiving both a physical and digital release,
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Check out the star-studded accolades and release date trailer:
Powered by Unreal® Engine 4, Deliver Us The Moon is set in an apocalyptic near-future where the Earth’s resources have been depleted and humanity looks to the stars. Nations band together to create the World Space Agency - an organisation tasked with solving the extreme energy crisis. The solution: colonization and exploitation of the moon’s natural reserves of Helium-3 to serve the energy needs of a growing Earth population. Suddenly, and without warning, communications with the Moon cease, and the energy source is lost. Plunged into darkness and without power, years pass as world governments come together once more to embark on a new mission - to re-establish the energy supply and with it hope for the human race.
Released in October 2019, Deliver Us The Moon has been highly praised by both critics and fans alike. In December 2019, the game was upgraded to support real-time ray tracing making it one of the first independent titles to utilise the technology alongside the latest version of Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology. The resultant upgrade delivered one of the most graphically immersive worlds ever seen from an independent studio.
Deliver Us The Moon is out now on Steam and GOG.com for Windows PC and will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 24th April 2020. The Nintendo Switch version is in development and planned for release in summer 2020. Deliver Us The Moon: Deluxe Edition will launch with an SRP of £24.99/€29.99/$29.99, for a list of retailers visit www.deliverusthemoon.com
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Become a greedy, space-capitalist CEO with the extremely limited release of Vostok Inc. on Nintendo Switch
With only 3,000 copies available of the limited release of Vostok Inc. on Nintendo Switch, you’d Jabba believe this edition is packed with extras, including a glorious sleeve variant, Vostok Inc. stickers, the digital soundtrack and an individually number 1 million Moolah note!
Vostok Inc. was the world’s first action arcade twin-stick clicker and cult favourite with fans. Raise some start-up capital by blasting enemies, asteroids and anything else that gets in your way; then embrace your new-found quest for Moolah as you colonise, explore and exploit over 40 planets across six unique solar systems. Harvest planetary resources and rescue executives to multiply your profit margin, all while you stay blissfully entertained with a whole host of captivating retro mini-games that will keep you coming back for more. Battle your way through each solar system and take down evil bosses. Enjoy a thumping customizable synth soundtrack, then kick back, relax and let the Moolah roll in! Become filthy, stinking rich!
Vostok Inc. Limited Release is available now for £26.99 via Wired.gg/Vostok and is available only while stocks last.
Sunday, 16 February 2020
I was kindly sent Vasilis on Xbox for review, and as always I will give my honest opinions.
First of all I have never seen a game visually quite like this, I am sure there has been one or two before, but for me it was a first, the whole game is hand drawn in black and white, Vasilis the main character is a woman who has lost her husband Peter, and she starts off looking for him.
The game is set in a city that is under riots, and rebellions, people being killed, buildings set on fire. The city is being run by workers and students and it is your job as Vasilis to navigate this to find clues about your husband, and eventually bring him back to life. Yes I know without wanting to spoil too much, people have built towers that bring people back to life.
Although the storyline seems very strange, it is inspired by real life political events from Ukraine in 2014, although I don't personally recall towers being built to resurrect the dead, but maybe I missed that on BBC News.
The game itself is separated into about 5 chapters, and each chapter has you walking about speaking to people and trying to figure out the next thing you have to do to progress. Whether that is having enough money to buy a amputated hand from the morgue assistant to help bring your husband back to life, or telling people to go to a set area to unlock the next event.
The game can be slightly buggy at times, and some of the conversations can be a bit confusing, but that can be put down to the game being written by someone whose English is not their first language.
I am not sure exactly who the game is aimed at, it can be quite a trippy game at times, the visuals are excellent despite being black and white, and truly are of a unique style. The in game map is basically useless and doesn't really help you, and I often found myself wondering around aimlessly going everywhere multiple times and trying to talk to everyone, as I tried to figure out what I was supposed to do next.
Despite these problems, I did find myself coming back to the game, determined to get to the next part of the story, and that really is the games best point, the story is one that will have you intrigued, and if you can get past the dodgy controls and infuriatingly slow main character, (she walks everywhere and you cant speed her up), then as the story progresses there is a feeling of satisfaction, plus when those gamer points drop and you are not quite sure what you did to get them, if you are a gamer point fan as I am, that always gives you motivation to finish the game. With that said I have not quite finished the game yet, I believe I am on the final chapter, so should finish it pretty soon.
I think if you are fan of games that are just completely different, both in visuals and style, and enjoy a good story then you will enjoy it, but if you are just after quick thrills and arcade style action this game wont be for you.
Watch the trailer below, this is one you will have to make your own mind up on.
I score the game 6/10
Vasilis will be released on Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita on February 26’th!