Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2019

Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

Square Enix is officially porting acclaimed role-playing game Octopath Traveler from Nintendo Switch to Steam.

After accidentally announcing news of their award-winning RPG title Octopath Traveler coming to Steam in an official blog post last week and deleting it shortly afterwards, developer/publisher Square Enix have finally confirmed its arrival on PC.

Whatever reasons they had for deleting original post that has leaked the announcement in advance, it appears that it is indeed launching this year on June 7 and will be released digitally on Valve's digital distribution platform.

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Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

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To give PC gamers a brief introduction, here goes a brand-new trailer heralding release of this acclaimed JRPG title.




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Players take on a unique journey from one of the eight main protagonist characters, each following a distinctive yet interlaced path of adventure on a fictional land of Orsterra that would finally have them unite with rest of their peers.

They would often come across NPCs during quest and sometime engage in confrontation using different abilities via a turn-based combat system. Also, they can be helpful at times in building reputation, getting new armor and finding items.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

We are still not sure that whether or not the game would go through any significant changes switching form Nintendo Switch to Steam since there was no mention of adding any special feature but we may expect some higher frame rates perhaps.

To match upgraded visuals of modern day consoles, it is rendered in a graphical aesthetic that developers termed as HD-2D, which offers high-definition textures while retaining a retro-vibe capturing essence of 16-bit era of video games.

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Embark an Epic Journey

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Previously thought to be a Switch-exclusive, the role-playing sensation has rocked the platform upon release last year by taking only less than a week for stock of physical copies to completely run out in Japan and selling over a million copies within a month.

Octopath Traveler not only met with instant commercial success but critics have praised it on high regards in general and now Square Enix is even working on a prequel game to launch on Android and iOS devices, which will be free-to-play.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

Square Enix has accidentally confirmed PC version of Octopath Traveler after a Korean rating has teased it earlier.

While working on Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer Square Enix might have never thought of what a phenomenon it would become but players on other platform could never have that experience because of Switch exclusivity.

However, a Korean game rating for a PC version of the game was spotted online last week, which clearly hints at launch of a possible port and that theory is confirmed recently, according to a now-deleted official blog post.

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Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

No longer remaining an exclusive, players on PC would be able to roam through the land of Orsterra for a magical ride via Steam from June 7. Whether or not there will be any notable changes to upcoming port is not mentioned yet though.

That same rating from Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea also suggests for Bandai Namco to publish the acclaimed JRPG on the region. Previously, release of Super Bomberman R title to PlayStation 4 was leaked similarly by a rating online.

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Players can start by simply picking up from eight different characters of certain abilities to walk on their unique adventurous path. As your quest starts, there are other seven heroes to recruit in your cause and NPCs to interact with upon meeting.

The game employs a battle system that is very easy to get into and features some exciting boss battles. Aside from its beloved character progression elements, it appealed to audience for a distinctive HD-2D style of graphical aesthetic.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

After pleasing critics and players alike, it even becomes one of the best-selling games on the platform. When publisher Nintendo released it on Japan, physical copies of the game was initially sold out in less than a week.

Octopath Traveler is currently available for Nintendo Switch and soon will be heading over to Steam. A prequel game titled Champion of the Continent is announced by Square Enix to arrive on Android and iOS devices later this year.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Timeless classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII from Square Enix comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Although developer/publisher Square Enix originally intended to release their flagship role-playing title Final Fantasy VII to release on Nintendo 64 back in 1997, they ended up choosing PlayStation console for superior hardware capacity.

Obviously, it did not worked very well between them at that point but clearly, both parties were able to ease up their differences in the past 22 years as FFVII has finally landed on Nintendo Switch today along with Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

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The game was originally being developed as a 3D title during the SNES era but Square Enix had to move to PS platform due to increased storage capacity it offered and some technical boundaries they faced on Nintendo system at that time.

Afterwards, these companies have moved on with their business and both flourished in their own way. It was finally announced back in September 2018, that the iconic JRPG title would arrive on Switch and Xbox consoles at an early point this year.

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Official Twitter account of Final Fantasy game also noted that the title is currently available on Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop, priced $15.99 only.



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FFVII is set in a world where mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company has rose to power and their actions were threatening all that ever existed. Resistance was soon formed by an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE to halt their efforts.

Playing as protagonist Cloud Strife, you are in for a classic RPG experience based on turn-based combat system and unique character customization options while you attempt to save the world from a superhuman antagonist named Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy VII is sure to hit players with a couple of nostalgia factor that made this legendary franchise so special. Whether you are an old-school fan or a newcomer to it, you can still appreciate the game in terms of gameplay, graphics and memorable soundtracks.

Apparently, FF7 is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and a currently a high-definition remake of the classic is in works for PlayStation 4 to release on a foreseeable future, which is roughly estimated anytime before 2023.

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Switch and Xbox has already seen launch of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in accords to Final Fantasy Legacy Collection announcement from last year.

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! has arrived on Nintendo handheld earlier but it skipped Microsoft console. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster are yet to see release on the above-mentioned platforms though.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

Straight out of FFXIV Fan Festival a full trailer of Shadowbringers comes with announcement for new Dancer job and Hrothgar race.

We are still a few months away from upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack to arrive on July 2, 2019 for widely popular MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV but that does not really hurt developer/publisher Square Enix to drop some new details.

At recent FFXIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida launched the event for fans by revealing some new information regarding upcoming content and releases an updated version of the previously shown trailer.

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FFXIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

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Below is the full trailer for Shadowbringers players saw before, which has newly added scenes to an already exciting premise.




RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

Players already know that FFXIV will raise level cap from 70 to 80 along with inclusion of new dungeons and zones. There would be a NieR: Automata-themed alliance raid titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse as part of a collaboration between these titles.

In February 2019, Gunbreaker tank class job has been revealed with limited job Blue Mage to include months ahead of the expansion release. Surely, some exciting new features are also been confirmed to be come within as more icing on the cake.

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New Job Dancer and more!




One of the primary highlight of the trailer was the newest addition of Dancer job that received a brief introduction and will be a ranged DPS job that brings changes to battle system. You can see a lot more in its solo featurette shown right above.

Aside from obvious skills in dancing, it will be using circular ring-like weapons for throwing in style while causing ranged damage. Its primary kit will probably be buffing same party allies just like Bard and quest to unlocking it begins at Limsa Lominsa.

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Shadowbringers Second Job Dancer

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Two new cities; Crystarium and Eulmore are to be added into upcoming FFXIV content for exploration. The former will serve as a hub on Crystal Tower and the latter is an urban metropolis for the ones with resources to live a luxurious life.

A high-end raid series consisting of 8-players titled Eden is heading to The First, a fictional alternate universe without night. A girl name Gaia wearing gothic attire and wielding a hammer is on the center storyline of this raid for all we know now.

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New Playable Race "Hrothgar"




After teasing and announcing female exclusive Viera race of humanoid rabbits at Paris Fan Festival, Hrothgar will mark debut as a second playable race. These humanoid lion-like beings are excluded of any women among them, like a reverse of Viera people.

Though we have very little to almost no information regarding this buffed looking male-only race on our hand at this instant but they look quite amazing running around. Players who do not want to play as a woman can simply pick the role of a Hrothgar for a change.

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Shadowbringers Second Playable Race Hrothgar

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Tetsuya Nomura, director and designer of Kingdom Hearts series will join a guest creator to help devise character & boss designs for the raid. Pre-order for both physical copy and digital download of Standard Edition or Collector's Edition is currently open.

Originally announced back in November 2018, Shadowbringers is third major expansion pack for massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV and will be available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 upon release.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

Prequel to Octopath Traveler titled "Champion of the Continent" is headed to smartphones in Japan later this year.

Even when they were shipping their turn-based role-playing title Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer/publisher Square Enix probably never has thought that the game would be a great success and led to a sequel announcement.

The company is already working on a new installment for console while announced a prequel titled Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent, currently planned to release only in Japan later this year for Android and iOS devices.

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Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

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An official first trailer is released by Square Enix offering exclusive first look at the title before it sees launch on mobile platform.




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Launching as a free-to-play single-player RPG, the game is likely to feature some in-app purchases. Set in a few years earlier period to the Switch exclusive title of 2018, it will take players back in the land of Orsterra.

Original eight-character party system will return once again in their signature 2D-HD styled visuals. Featuring command-based battles, your selected protagonist stands against a great evil and will operate via touch and swipe.

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Interested player can now pre-register through their Official Website to join early access for a demo on March 12, 2019. Although announced to come out in Japan, we are still hopeful that a Western release is very much possible in a foreseeable future.

Despite moving over to smartphones for their next release, the development team assured that the series is not shifting direction or platforms at all. A mobile version will just keep the fans busy until they could wrap up production of the sequel.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Octopath Traveler met with an immediate success upon release on July 2018 and many customers were unable to purchase a physical copy when it completely sold out in Japan, leading the publisher to issue an apology.

The franchise has currently sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and though a free-to-play title, Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent will keep the hype among fans alive until the upcoming anticipated sequel arrives on consoles.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

Windows PC version of Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition is free for Twitch Prime users until May 3rd!

For those who have been meaning to get into the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from developer/publisher Square Enix for some time, Twitch Prime subscription has you covered for now.

Users of Amazon's popular Prime subscription service can get a free copy of this popular MMORPG title from today until the offer runs out on May 3, 2019. So, whether or not you are having second thoughts, you have time to take a decision.

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Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

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You are allowed to play through up to level 50 and will have access to all the content that came out before first Heavensward expansion. In your 30 days time of given playtime, you can easily get more than one of your favorite jobs.

The best part of it is that, you don't need to make a separate character and your one character is more than capable of doing every job in FF14. Usually a free trial for the game offers players to get jobs until level 35 but there are no caps like that in this case.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

This promotional run will likely to bring more players rallying up for the upcoming FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers that is all set to arrive on July 2, 2019 for Mac, PC and PlayStation 4. You have to buy certain expansions to play certain jobs like Astrologian or Red Mage anyway.

To enter the world of Final Fantasy XIV with starter edition will cost you only $19.99 but Twitch Prime is giving it away for free. So, you might as well take this chance up while you can and save the money to spend on something else later.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

With new dungeons, jobs and raids, upcoming Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive July 2, 2019.

The enigmatic world of popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV is about to grow further with its upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, which was officially announced back in November 2018.

Following the success of early releases like Heavensward (2015) and Stormblood (2017), developer/publisher Square Enix has revealed the third one through director/producer Naoki Yoshida, which now has a release date set for July 2, 2019.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

Although an official announcement trailer was already dropped initially, another extended version is released and we got that right here.




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FFXIV raises level cap from 70 to 80 as battle against Garlean Empire rages on while including new dungeons and zones. Alliance raid will arrange a crossover themed on NieR: Automata titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse and may give away 2B armor or skin.

Standard Edition of Shadowbringers is priced only $39.99, whereas Collector's Edition will cost you $199.99 for physical copy and $59.99 for digital download. Square Enix is also offering starter edition of this classic MMORPG worth $19.99 to Twitch Prime subscribers for free.

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Final Fantasy XIV – Shadowbringers Collector's Edition

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New Job Gunbreaker and more!




One of the newest jobs that come to FFXIV: Shadowbringers is called Gunbreaker, a gunblade welding tank class. Current plan of development states that the job class starts at level 60 but that is still subject to change according to Yoshida.

You probably know already that another unique job is going to be introduced after update 4.5 and it is Blue Mage, inspired from the tradition of Final Fantasy V. This one will arrive long before the release of the expansion and from a level cap of 50.

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New Playable Race "The Viera"




On the FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas, Naoki Yoshida was wearing a t-shirt featuring an image of Bugs Bunny standing beside a motorcycle and people were quick to predict humanoid rabbit race of Viera folks are joining as new playable race.

This peaceful race from the land of Ivalice and the short clip above displays a couple of variation of customizable outlook wearing their signature outfits. As they keep running around and wandering, we see no male members present within them.

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Viera Race Reveal

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Longtime series fans and other casual players can place their pre-order from February 6 and it would allow them an early access on June 28. Also, a Baby Gremlin minion and an earring come along with your copy as a special benefit to increase 30% bonus experiences up to level 70.

Final Fantasy XIV is already available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 with game's third expansion pack Shadowbringers launching on these platforms as well on July 2, 2019 holding promises for new adventures for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kingdom Hearts 3 Director Skeptical on Future Worldwide Releases

Following an early leak of Kingdom Hearts 3, game director Tetsuya Nomura is hesitant on future worldwide releases.

Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of upcoming Kingdom Hearts III on January 29, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from massively popular action role-playing game series Kingdom Hearts by developer/publisher Square Enix with only a few days left.

As the whole world jumping in excitement for one of the most anticipated games of 2019 to launch shortly, game director Tetsuya Nomura is currently rethinking worldwide releases for his upcoming projects in future because of an early leak of KH3.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Director Skeptical on Future Worldwide Releases

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Back in December 2018, four physical copies of KH III game got leaked online months before its launch and even though Nomura pre-conceived a contingency plan for a situation like this to prevent spoilers, it was a great disappointment for the director.

The last mainline entry into the franchise was Kingdom Hearts II, which came out on 2005 for PlayStation 2 and the studio had the fans wait for another fourteen years for a true sequel featuring Sora and friends, which is a really long time to wait for.

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If you think that was a long period of waiting then you may as well expect it be prolonged even more inn future for projects that Tetsuya Nomura will be working on, because his frustration as Kingdom Hearts series creator and director of KH3 about the situation is pretty obvious.

One of his solutions to avoid such leak ahead of time is to release the game in other regions first before eventually releasing them around the globe on a later date other than simultaneous worldwide release for the retail version at the very least.

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When it comes to game development, Nomura is quite adamant on his control over the process and he even gave Disney a condition to let him include Toy Story during initial planning phase, otherwise not willing to make KH III at all.

Luckily for him, things worked nicely for him for the project but fans now fear that the highly anticipated, upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4 may not see a concurrent worldwide release or at least not for the physical version.

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Once Kingdom Hearts III is released within the next few days, Nomura would be shifting his entire focus on FFVII project but would still be attached to KH3 and he has good reasons to do that if rumors of a Nintendo Switch port of the game being in works are correct.

Now, it would be hugely upsetting for fans of the Final Fantasy role-playing game series if they are being limited to enjoy his work digitally for a certain time but we don't see anything at this moment that could make him change his mind.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters Leaked

Details of unannounced DLC fighters of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are leaked ahead of official announcement.

Crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo has become the fastest-selling title on Nintendo Switch without any sign to slowing down on sales anytime soon and there is more to come.

Lately, data-miners dug into the source code of the game to find out what seems like new fighters roster, yet to be revealed officially in upcoming DLC. Although what they discovered appears to be some codename, fans were quick to find evidence to speculate on.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters Leaked

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SSBU will include five brand-new downloadable fighters that would also be a part of "Fighters Pass". The first one of them was revealed to be Joker from Persona 5 at The Game Awards 2018 and the rest four remained unannounced.

Game director Masahiro Sakurai probably was to announce some of the rest during the next Nintendo Direct but the recent findings already has some strong hint for the identities of the unannounced fighters. Since they are still unconfirmed, we suggest you to take this with a grain of salt.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE.

Data-miner jam1garner has posted three code names of DLC characters found within game codes on Twitter that you can see below.



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Back in December 9, 2018, leaked info about Ultimate's DLC characters were posted by a user on Japanese image-board site 5Channel (formerly known as 2chan), where they also mentioned about the inclusion of Joker from P5 into the roster and his stage being Mementos.

No one really cared about it that much in the beginning but when his prediction of Persona 5 R title was officially revealed by Atlus, people started paying attention. He also claimed that P5R will be released on the first half of 2019, which we are yet to find out though.

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There was also unconfirmed claim for four new characters joining the roster of SSBU and they are Doomguy of the Doom series, Erdrick from the Dragon Quest series, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and the default player character Steve of Minecraft.

The claim on Dragon Quest's Erdrick received more credibility upon the datamine leak of code that mentions Jack, Brave and Packu. Here, Jack is referred to be Joker and Packu is a nod to Pakkun Flower, Japanese name for pre-order DLC character Piranha Plant from Super Mario.

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Erdrick from Dragon Quest III

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Now all that left is "Brave", which translates to Yuusha in Japanese, which also stands for hero and Erdrick belongs to the hero class of Dragon Quest. Moreover, the character has a legacy of appearing throughout the series, notably the first three games.

Therefore, he is a worthy representative of the franchise on the crossover arena of Ultimate and the codename "Brave" fits his description very well. Reportedly, Anlucia from Dragon Quest X is to serve as an alternate skin for.

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The source also claimed of a game from Square Enix classic series to arrive on Switch that turned out to be Dragon Quest XI. The hint of Ryu from Ninja Gaiden to make it to SSBU can also be a re-release of the game in 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise.

The arrival of Doomguy may be revealed at E3 2019 to promote the upcoming release of Doom Eternal, also coming to Nintendo Switch. Steve from Minecraft was meant to debut on the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but shelved as a DLC to promote Minecraft: Dungeons in 2019.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Adds Ark, Life is Strange and More

New year 2019 is here to bring us games like Ark: Survival Evolved, Life is Strange and more on Xbox Game Pass.

2019 is here now and Xbox Game Pass has already brought in new titles for their members to play on the month of January. Some of the games added to the lineup would probably make you jump with joy and be thankful for your subscription.

A considerable amount of great games were added for their subscription service by Microsoft Studios to the existing catalog of over 100 others. The parade of titles we are going to talk about started marching from December 20, 2018 and will continue to the second week of this month.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Ark, Life is Strange and More

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To start a new month of a year, there is an array of games on different genre and taste for anyone who wants to stay engaged to the experience. First off, there is a martial arts-themed indie title that will be followed by co-op based multiplayer online first-person shooter.

Then there is an action-adventure survival game set in an open world followed by some good ol' farming business to take care of. Go back to blowing up stuffs up next or get into the critically-acclaimed series of episodic adventure to see the mysteries of life.

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Absolver on Xbox Game Pass

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Absolver
Developer studio Sloclap has banded with publisher Devolver Digital to let players assume the role of a martial arts expert in an action RPG title, where they fight other opponents to prove their worth of joining the ranks of Absolver peacekeepers.

Throughout the gameplay, players earn combat deck cards to customize fighting moves and gain weapons to progress further. The game has already saw release on PC and PlayStation 4 before finally coming to make Xbox One debut on January 7, 2019 through Xbox Game Pass.

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Aftercharge on Xbox Game Pass

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Aftercharge
Another new title that is headed for debut on January 10, 2019 for Xbox One is online multiplayer FPS Aftercharge by developer/publisher Chainsawesome Games. It basically centers on a 3v3 squad-based combat between two teams in space.

One party has three invisible robots that will try and sneak past another gang of invincible guard robots to destroy six cylinders as a main objective. The fast paced nature of this competitive shooter will keep players on their toes with excitement at all times.

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Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox Game Pass

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Ark: Survival Evolved
Ever had the idea of getting stranded on a futuristic remote island where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals are wandering around? If you ever really did then Ark: Survival Evolved from developer/publisher Studio Wildcard is just the thing for you.

Despite what many criticizes about the down point of the game, there are quite a grind for survival through crafting and hunting in it but in overall, the title 2017 stands out simply because of a unique concept and sold very well.

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Farming Simulator 17 on Xbox Game Pass

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Farming Simulator 17
Not everyone dreams of becoming a farmer one day but even if you did and could never pursue that for other stuffs at hand, Farming Simulator 17 is the best solution to give you the near accurate feel for sure. So, roll up your sleeve and be ready to get in the dirt, or maybe not.

You can explore farming the variety of corps like oilseed, soybeans and sunflowers with many different equipment and tools while riding more than 250 vehicles on field that you have access to without having to do any physical labor at all. Ain't that nice, y'all?

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Just Cause 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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Just Cause 3
The second sequel and the third entry to action-adventure game series Just Cause takes players to a fictional Mediterranean island called Medici as secret agent Rico Rodriguez to overthrow an evil dictator and cause massive scale of mayhem upon reaching there.

With the recent release of Just Cause 4, this is an ideal time to go back to an earlier installment and let Rico do his thing in an open world environment including hijack cars, blow up stuff and even skydive with his wacky seriousness.

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Life is Strange on Xbox Game Pass

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Life is Strange: Complete Season
The first in the line of critically acclaimed episodic graphic adventure, this original title from developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix became a surprise hit out of nowhere for emotional depth, unique gameplay mechanics and exploring issues considered taboo.

The base plot of the game revolves around teenager Maxine Caulfield and Chloe Price from the town of Arcadia Bay. Max discovers that she can rewind time but this action requires a cost of unavoidable consequences that will last for a lifetime.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm on Xbox Game Pass

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm
The overwhelming success of the previous episodic adventure has spawned a prequel by developer Deck Nine, which was only three episodes long and featured a younger Chloe Price from the first game as the main character.

Before the Storm focuses on Chloe and her classmate Rachel Amber from Blackwell Academy of Arcadia Bay, where they got entangled into the personal struggles of the latter that would led to many events and leave the former with choices to make.

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Life is Strange 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
If it could be any stranger already, you would probably see the second game of the series, or are you? Yes, the first episode of Life is Strange 2 is hitting straight to Xbox Game Pass with new characters and a very different setting while keeping the mystery alive.

The sequel follows the story of Sean and Daniel Diaz, two brothers who had no choice but to run from home and head toward Mexico after a tragic incident. When the rest four episodes will eventually launch, they will also be added to the service soon.

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If you still think this is not a lineup that you have been looking for some ungodly reason and not even a single one of them interest you, we believe there are many other ones within the service that would be worth your monthly subscription.

You can browse up to 100 great games in Xbox Game Pass library aside from new ones added to the fray every now and then. So, if you haven't signed up for the ride yet, don't be shy to go ahead and try out your 14-Day Free Trial right now.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

While reminiscing about the memory of gaming triumphs of this year, we are also looking back at the top 10 worst video games of 2018.

We saw 2018 started with bunch of good games and were hopeful to see some more to join the parade, which they did. However, there will always be some let downs down the line that will either ruin the day for you or leave a bad taste in your mouth for long.

This year was no different on that term and we got our fair share of terrible titles that can drive players into frenzy after the developers to get their money back. Looking at their over reception from fans and critics, we came up with a list of top 10 worst video games of 2018.

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Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

Here are the top 10 disaster ride no one asked for in 2018 or turn out to be huge bummer in spite of high expectation.

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1. The Quiet Man

1. The Quiet Man (PC, PlayStation 4)
Although the game comes from renowned developer/publisher Square Enix, it fails to impress players and it is so hurtful because the game was announced back at E3 2018 but turned out to be a disastrous outcome for its poor quality.

A best, the title is an interactive movie which is completely out of place and time, which easily confuses anyone by dragging into a genre that is hard-to-define. The gameplay could have been better but kills the mode with its repetitive nature.

2. Super Seducer (PC)
When you try to come up with a simulator to help men get laid but ended up creating one that awfully objectifies women by trying to implement the art of seducing them. If the low-level production quality is not enough, the bad acting will surely kill the mode for you.

It might accidentally end up helping out some guys in need somehow but at the same time it will infest creepiness and misogyny in their minds. With that much cringe in it, Super Seducer easily made it to the top of this list.

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3. New Gundam Breaker

3. New Gundam Breaker (PC, PlayStation 4)
Seeing Bandai Namco backing this game up, you may think that they are up for another fun-filled mech action bonanza but you would also be very surprised to find out how often you can come out completely wrong and unfortunately, that is what happened with this game.

The game has successfully let down critics and fans alike by not living up to standards of any past game of the series and fails to even generate sparks of interest among players. Die-hard fans of the franchise would probably die down due to lack of a story as well.

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4. Metal Gear Survive

4. Metal Gear Survive (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Whether or not developer/publisher Konami thought that they can make a Metal Gear game work without having creator Hideo Kojima on board. However, they gave it a shot to learn things the hard way and they know now that they simply can't.

Ditching the good old espionage action, players are now tasked to work on survival by searching for food, water and killing zombies, which is why aspects of Metal Gear Solid V don't even work here. This looks like a badly made modification using their Fox Engine.

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5. Fallout 76

5. Fallout 76 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You won't have to look any further to find another E3 disappointment because Bethesda Softworks has it covered with their recent online action role-playing release. The failure started with their B.E.T.A (Break-it Early Test Application) program and continued to follow.

First and foremost, the game is entirely online and there is no single player campaign. When it finally launched full of bugs and glitches, people just lost their minds. They are denied refunds, some special edition owners were even handed with poor quality goods and those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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6. Agony

6. Agony (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
The idea of making a first-person survival horror game where player is actually trapped in hell was innovative but it eventually left everyone in literal agony for spending their precious money and time on it for no good reason at all.

If the non-engaging playing style and similarly worse plotline it offered was not enough to count it as a stinker, the bugs and crashes did the rest. The AI is dumber than you can think of and the use or gory tortures are overused.

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7. Fear Effect Sedna

7. Fear Effect Sedna (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You think that the third game of the Fear Effect series would be nearly as good as the first two but then again, you can be wrong. In fact, Sedna actually throws everything out of the window to become a train wreck including gameplay and perspective.

If those didn't do much to harm the title, it suffered from lack of straight storytelling and horrible dialogues. The characters are not the ones people loved playing and that was backed up by boring gameplay to make it another Kickstarter disaster.

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8. Past Cure

8. Past Cure (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
We are quite convinced that developer/publisher Phantom 8 Studio had an intention of creating a genre defining title but somewhere along the line the development efforts end up being less enthusiastic about it and you can tell that by looking at it.

Past Cure started telling a story of two brothers digging into a dark conspiracy where there are scopes for action and stealth to keep you going but they ended up digging their own grave instead for not living up to the starting points.

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9. The Inpatient

9. The Inpatient (PlayStation 4)
Even though this psychological horror title comes as a prequel to Until Dawn, developer studio Supermassive Games miserably failed to deliver another breakout hit. They followed the same mechanics of narrative choices but failed to provide an appealing story.

It may seem a bit unfair to expect too much from them but the least they could do was to come up with a decent game if not a better one. The anticipated hype for the game was soon turned into an intensely underwhelming experience because of its consequence-free gameplay.

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10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Back in the 1994, Shaq-Fu made a name for it using the star power of Shaquille O'Neal but an attempt to cash on that nostalgia today didn't work pretty well and they had to go through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign just to make the project happen.

In terms of reboot, the title switched the genre of fighting game into a beat 'em up. Even after that, Big Deez Productions couldn't just make it into a solid side-scrolling brawler and has no replay value at all despite its hilarious take on its own past to cheer people up. The backers got ripped.

At this point, we are almost certain that you have not heard of many of the above-mentioned titles up until now and we don't blame you. People missed them out because they were never good in the first place and so, nobody cared for them at all.

Amidst all these wrecks, Fallout 76 stands out as one AAA black sheep that could only been just a plain bad game but Bethesda had to escalate things by creating controversies with their refund policy and attitude towards pre-ordering customers made it all blew up on their face.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Dragon Quest 11 Coming to Nintendo Switch

One of the best turn-based JRPG title from Square Enix, Dragon Quest 11 will be coming to Nintendo Switch on 2019.

The latest release from the long-running turn-based Japanese role-playing game series Dragon Quest by developer/publisher Square Enix was Dragon Quest XI, which came out in Japan for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 on July 2017.

September 2018 saw the worldwide release of the game on PC and PS4, garnering mostly positive feedback from critics and fans alike for design and gameplay. Recently at the Jump Festa event this weekend, a Nintendo Switch is announced for 2019.

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Dragon Quest 11 Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Titled Dragon Quest XI S, the game is coming next year on Japan and we have the first teaser trailer for it below.




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In its original release for Japan, the title didn't include any voiced characters but when it was brought over to a broader audience, they added English-language voice over alongside a bunch of new gameplay mechanics.

Also, the Switch version will add some aspects that will alter the ending of the game because players will now be allowed to choose their bride and it is not locked to a single marriage choice. Players can also decide to live with two male characters Erik or Hendrik if they want.

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More details on Dragon Quest XI S will be revealed later on a Square Enix live-stream in January, when they will also share the official release date for the title. We are currently guessing for a possible release window for April 2019 but nothing is set in the stones yet.

It is still unclear that when there will be a North American release of the game since they haven't given much details of the Japanese release but given that the original game took nearly fourteen months to see a worldwide release, it is not coming for the rest of the world anytime soon.