World War II is a rich environment for gaming. You have the fun of submarine warfare, the big naval battles in the Pacific, the fast tank wars in Africa, the clash of mighty armies in Eastern Europe, and, of course, the bloodbath of the D-Day invasion. One arena that gaming basically ignored is Italy; there was a full Allied invasion there, but games detailing the battles in Italy are few and far between. Piercing Fortress Europa seeks to change all that, with a compact system focused on various aspects of the conquest of Italy.
Title: The Witch and the Hundred Knight Price: System(s): Release Date: March 25, 2014 Publisher (Developer): NIS America (Nippon Ichi Software) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, and Sexual Themes. When it comes to games developed by Nippon Ichi Software (NIS), you have a pretty good idea of what more »
Wolf Fang Price: $6.99 System(s): PS3, PSP, Vita Release Date: Feburary 11th, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Monkey Paw Games (Data East) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” There is an undeniable appeal in the idea of mechs. Towering machine behemoths that act as mechanized extensions of ourselves, turning the will of a single man into a dangerous weapon. more »
Warlords Price: $4.99 System(s): , Release Date: January 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Atari (Griptonite Games) ESRB Rating: “E10 ” for Everyone 10 and up Long, long ago on the Atari 2600 there was a game called Warlords. It took Breakout – style gameplay and added a multiplayer element. It owed a bit to Pong as more »
Okay everyone, welcome to another Important Importables and this week we’re looking at our very first Nendoroid. Rather, it’s my very first Nendoroid. It’s from , the best selling 3DS game. I’m going to go ahead and refer to her as the Isabelle Nendoroid for the rest of this review, because she’ll always be Isabelle more »
Gigantic Army Price: $5.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 5th, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nyu Media (Astro Port) ESRB Rating: N/A Gigantic Army should be the poster child for the slogan “Don’t judge a game by it’s cover art.” A janky official site featuring an uninspired game summary with warring factions that sounded were ripped straight more »
Title: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Price: $59.99 System(s): PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC Release Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Konami (MercurySteam) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, and Nudity About 10 minutes into , Gabriel “Dracula” Belmont destroys the magic, crystal, power source of a castle-sized, steampunk titan more »
Walking Dead has not just dominated the TV ratings, it’s also had a major influence on zombie games. While older games focused on the immediate survival, games now are about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse: gathering supplies and lasting for the long term. Apocalypze is the most recent zombie game to be as much about gathering supplies as killing zombies. Despite the larger scope, Apocalypze keeps things simple enough, with plenty of zombie killing to go along with the survival, and manages it in a “build your deck” design.
Title: Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: February 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Tecmo Koei (Omega Force) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Blood and Gore, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence In the absence of official Monster Hunter Vita games, other companies have been stepping up over the handheld’s two year lifespan. Marvelous AQL put out more »
Scoundrels of Skullport (Scoundrels) is billed as a double-expansion for the Lords of Waterdeep board game from Wizards of the Coast (WotC). Lords of Waterdeep is a great game, one worthy of most any gaming group. While a solid design, it has a few quirks, quirks that aren’t really addressed in the expansion, which nonetheless might be worth it for fans of the main game.
Title: Weapon Shop de Omasse Price: $7.99 System(s): Release Date: February 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Level-5 (Level-5) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violent References, Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, and Mild Language Rejoice, 3DS owners, for a series is complete. Level-5 has heard people’s pleas and released Weapon Shop de Omasse. The Guild01 and Guild02 games have more »
Retro City Rampage DX Price: $9.99 System(s): Release Date: February 6, 2014 Publisher (Developer): VBlank Entertainment (VBlank Entertainment) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Crude Humor, Sexual Content, Use of Alcohol and Violence Two years ago, VBlank Entertainment captured many of hearts with Retro City Rampage. Practically every platform had it, and the PC version, with more »