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The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Review: Painfully good
1 month ago

The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Review: Painfully good

Going on vacation is relaxing until your friend goes missing. The protagonist, J.J. Macfield, finds herself on a dark yet strange adventure to find her lost companion. Malice is everywhere, …
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Highly Anticipated Games Ashen and Below to be Released In December to Xbox Game Pass
2 months ago

Highly Anticipated Games Ashen and Below to be Released In December to Xbox Game Pass

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After a long five-year development cycle, Capybara Games’ action adventure rogue-like Below finally will get to see the light of day. The studio announced that Below would finally be released next week on …
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles to spawn multiple games
4 years ago

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles to spawn multiple games

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, the 2.5D action game coming out later this month, will not be the only entry in the Chronicles series. Ubisoft recently announced two future titles that will take place in India and Russia; these games will feature new protagonists and distinctive settings. Stylistically, the games will stand on their own. The setting in China, for example, is heavily influenced by 16th century China melded with a more modern ink aesthetic, creating what Art Director Glenn Brace calls a “romantic, impressionist vibe.” He goes on to discuss the importance of rich, bright colors in India and how Russia, which takes place in the 20th century, makes use of the advent of “photography, graphics, poster art, [and] constructivism.”

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Ziggurat review (Xbox One)
4 years ago

Ziggurat review (Xbox One)

Ziggurat was developed and published by Milkstone Studios on Xbox One. It will be released on March 20, 2015 for $14.99. A copy was provided by Milkstone Studios for review purposes.

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Ziggurat is best described as a Heretic style rouge-like first person dungeon crawler. That is certainly a mouthful of genres all stacked together, but the experience is a unique mix. Like most Rogue-like games, you are going to die many times in a series of trial an error encounters, which is exactly as the game intends. In Ziggurat each time you die, you are generally given a few cards that will be able to be found in your following adventures. Ziggurat features a number of various unlockable characters and items, all of which are displayed on cards you gain as you play.

The game itself plays like a mix between Heretic, Doom, and Diablo. There are various rooms to traverse, and each room contains a chance to battle either monsters, overcome traps, or partake in jumping puzzles. The creatures drop mana, life, and experience, all which are needed to further progress your hero. Generally, loot is found at the end of a large encounter or set of traps, and often after boss fights. Each level has a similar formula of many rooms with encounters, a room with a key to the boss portal, and then of course a boss fight. The difficulty increases as you progress through each level, and eventually you can beat the game with one final boss fight.

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