Sega releases a new trailer for the much anticipated game from Double Fine, The Cave.
Sega has given gamers a new trailer for their upcoming title, The Cave. The trailer gives players a firsthand glance into the game and all that The Cave has to offer including a sneak peek at the seven characters you’ll have to choose from to create your team of three. The adventurer, the hillbilly, the knight, the monk, the scientist, the time traveler and the twins help to create a game that is unlike any other, with personalities all their own. Check out the trailer and new screen shots.
Xbox Live Gold members can now get Happy Wars for free.
Happy Wars, the first F2P downloadable game for XBLA Gold Members, is now live. The game, developed by Toylogic, allows you and two teams of 15 players each to do battle in large maps wit ha mix of melee combat and magic spells. The game’s aesthetic and teamwork based combat looks very similar to the PSN exclusive Fat Princess, but Happy Wars still looks like a pretty solid title for the low low price of free. Speaking of which, I’ve gotten a chance to check out the game’s F2P model, where you can purchase customization items or new gear with happy tickets. 80 MSP will earn you 8 tickets, which is roughly the cost of buying a single item. The item bundles currently cost around 14-20 tickets (Items are currently discounted for the game’s launch). However, you can unlock items through regular gameplay.
We will most likely have a review for Happy Wars in the coming week. So what do you think of the game? Do you plan on playing it? How do you think the F2P model will work on the Xbox 360? Let us know in the comments section!
Deadlight Takes it Back to the 80s
Deadlight is a side-scrolling survival platformer developed by Tequila Works. It is the first production by this company and it is the third game to be released during this year’s Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live. Deadlight throws you into the life of Randall Wayne; a small town everyman who comes from Canada to the American Northwest in search of his wife and daughter. Along the way Randall finds some of his friends and some of his memories, while attempting to dodge hordes of the undead (known in Deadlight as “Shadows”) in the shadow of Seattle in 1986. Deadlight seems to take cues from various other games in its style and content. The zombie theme is one that, while a bit clichéd, is still near and dear to my heart, so whether or not Tequila Works takes Deadlight beyond my expectations has yet to be determined.
I love me a hard video game. Dark Souls, Super Ghouls N Ghosts, Battletoads, etc. all appeal to me because while these games can be relentlessly difficult, each death pushes me to try and make it just a little bit further than before. When I saw that the game Spelunky had hit XBLA, I decided to check out the trial. When I realized that the game shares a brutal level of difficulty with the games mentioned previously, I immediately purchased it. Goddamnit, I love Spelunky.
Spelunky is a brutally difficult 2D platformer with an old school feel.
Originally created by Derek Yu as a (still available) freeware game for Windows, Spelunky is a 2D roguelike platformer that tells the story of an Indiana Jones-esque adventurer who explores an ever changing cave system in the hopes of reaching the end. Throughout your travels you’ll rescue damsels (or dudes or dogs!) in distress, find golden idols protected by nefarious traps, and unlock new gear to better help you survive the caves. However, anything and everything will kill you, ranging from bats to arrow traps to giant scorpions. Hell, even shopkeepers won’t think twice about swiftly ending your game should you anger them. But to say that this is all the game is: a 2D platforming romp, wouldn’t be fair to Spelunky as it offers so much more than what’s on the surface.
I’m going to do something a little different in this week’s Michael’s Gaming Corner; I’m going to do a small review like I did with Journey, why?
Mainly because reviews are just somebody’s opinion, so I felt that game reviews would fit nicely in my editorials, it’s nice to change things up every now and then don’t you think? So here’s The Walking Dead game review.
Walking Dead on arrival?
Telltale Games have done plenty of point and click games based off of popular IPs, from Sam and Max to Jurassic Park, so it was no surprise when TT Games announced they were making a Walking Dead game.
The big question was how well can TT Games transfer the world of zombies to a point and click adventure without losing out on the action or pressure of being pursued by the living dead?
For those who are not familiar with point and click games, characters are usually set in in one spot until told to move by a cruiser which the player controls.
I’m happy to say the Telltale Games handle the thrill of a zombie apocalypse very well, nearly everything works.
I’m kind of a Bit. Trip junkie. The retro styled rhythm game series from Gaijin Games has taken up residence in a special place reserved in my heart. Hell, I own Bit. Trip Beat on the Wii, PC, and iOS! Thankfully, the team announced that they were working on a sequel to Bit. Trip Runner, one of the best games in the entire series. I initially didn’t think that I’d see a Gaijin Games booth while at PAX East, but was shocked and extremely excited to see that they were showing off (Take a breath here): Bit. Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Naturally, I had to get my hands on the game as soon as I could. While the gameplay trailers and screenshots show a drastically different looking game than what we’re used to with the Bit. Trip series, make no mistake that this newest adventure with Commander Video is exactly what you’d expect and more.
Runner 2, the newest adventure with Commander Video
Warp is a top down stealth mixed with a puzzle action game.
The first of the X Box Live Arcade’s House Party 2012 has hit the figurative shelves. Warp is a fine title that I have been really excited about for over a year when I first checked it out at Pax East 2011. Warp is a top down stealth mixed with a puzzle action game.