One day, Capcom decided that it was high-time to endorse a fan-project, and release it as an official Mega Man release for free on the PC.
As any MMO player knows, getting a full grasp on a new game or an expansion is an arduous task. Now imagine doing a full-blown review of it. Not any easier is it?
Reviewing an MMO is something we here at Gamer Limit take very seriously. For example, Rift wasn’t reviewed until I hit max level, played dozens of hours of PvP, leveled professions, and experienced a large majority of what end-game had to offer – totaling approximately 350 hours of gameplay.
With that in mind, a Storm Legion review will more than likely take roughly a month to complete. But until then, please enjoy a diary containing experiences and impressions for each day played of Rift‘s new expansion. Read more… »
Hotline Miami is the newest title to set the world of indie gaming ablaze. For those of you who have missed out on all the buzz, let me fill you in. Hotline Miami is the first title produced by Dennaton Games, a development house comprised of Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin of Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf fame.
Hotline Miami is a retro, 2D, ultra violent, top-down action game. The player takes on the role of a nameless character, dubbed jacket by the community because of his prominent yellow letter-man’s jacket. Jacket keeps receiving strange messages on his answering machine (the game does take place in 1989 after all), from all sorts of crazy callers; things like babysitter requests or dating hotlines.
The one thing these calls have in common is they give a time and a place that Jacket needs to be at. As you play the game, you’ll quickly figure out that these messages are hits being given to Jacket. Read more… »
Over the past year we have seen a lot come out of the MMO market. Rift launched in early 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic in late 2011, and most recently, Guild Wars 2 and the latest World of Warcraft expansion. And despite the miriad of options we have had there is still plenty of room for more.
Let’s face it, Star Wars: The Old Republic was a massive failure and World of Warcraft has been getting stale since Cataclysm. In my opinion, Rift and Guild Wars 2 are the most solid experiences available at the moment. What some may not realize though is that Guild Wars 2 borrowed a lot of what made Rift so great – multi-role classes, dynamic world events, and level scaling.
Trion once again puts themselves in a great position to excel and my experience with the beta has once again validated what I have been saying for a long time: you need to experience the world of Telara. Read more… »
Resident Evil and Silent Hill may be circling the drain, but survival horror is far from dead. Today Montreal-based indie developer Red Barrels dropped an extended trailer for their inaugural effort, Outlast, a horror title styled after fellow indie darling, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Joystiq caught up with the studio’s co-founders Philippe Morin and David Chateauneuf to shed some light on what their first effort is all about. Rather than focus on combat, Morin said they’ll be borrowing from Frictional Games’ 2010 hit with exciting chase sequences and “run and hide” gameplay. The former Ubisoft developer says that combat is kept to a bare minimum, insisting that action elements compromise a horror title’s frightening atmosphere.
Outlast is looking pretty terrifying thus far. Looks as if we’ll be spending plenty of time hiding beneath the covers when it hits PC in 2013.
Watch it now! You done? K. While this trailer only shows a little bit of gameplay, Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami, completely nails that sleazy 80s cocaine binge vibe. What am I even looking at? A man in a terrifying, blood-stained pig mask?
Seriously, I’m really excited for this game, which is classified as a “top-down f*ck-’em-up” by publisher Devolver Digital. Hotline Miami will be released on October 23rd. You can pre-order it on Steam, GOG.com, Get Games, and GamersGate. Remember, wear something fancy.
Kalypso Media and Realmforge Studios released some new screenshots from Dark, their upcoming steal action game, today. These new screens introduce M17, an elite military unit that specializes in “capturing paranormal beings” and using their knowledge for “military purposes.” How vaguely nefarious!
Oh, did I mention that you play as a vampire in Dark? Something tells me that you’re a fangy, bloodthirsty type of vampire rather than the sparkles-in-the-sunlight type. Apparently M17 doesn’t take too kindly to your continued existence, but beyond that, there’s not much else available about the game other than a trailer and a couple more screenshots. Dark will be available on PC and Xbox 360 sometime in Q1 2013.
The critically and commercially acclaimed The Walking Dead games, developed by adventure veteran Telltale Games, previously available on XBLA, PSN, and PC, is getting a disc based version on December 4th.
So far, we have absolutely no details on the fourth and fifth episode, but I personally think this release will coincide with the delivery of the fifth and final episode of the collection. There’s no word on the pricing yet, but you can pick up each episode for $5 currently.
If the disc is going to retail for more than $25, hopefully it’ll come with some extras!
It seems as if the developers of Awesomenauts have an affinity for retro games, as the PC version of Awesomenauts has a hidden 8-bit Smash Bros-esque game embedded in the Steam download. All you have to do is head to the following directory to access the game:
All in all, it’s great to see indie developers packing in extra content just for fun, rather than gating it behind many industry standards we deal with today. There’s no AI component, and it’s local play only, so grab some friends! You also can’t remap the controls, so try remapping them with a program like Joy2Key, and playing with some gamepads.
Read most headlines regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic Tuesday and you’ll see a lot of attention mongering, with the internet practically shouting at you that the game has gone free-to-play. Before we start running out the door proclaiming from the hilltops, let’s be clear — the MMORPG from BioWare and EA is getting a free-to-play option. This will run side by side with the subscription model already in place.
For a first day buyer and early subscriber like myself, this allays many of the fears and frustrations swirling around the move, one they have been publicly flirting with for several months. It arises new hopes that this pulls SWTOR out of its slump and fans get a MMORPG that is worth the growing pains as well as the money they have already pumped into it.
All speculation and sighing aside, the move itself is quite savvy.
It’s been a while since we last had our hands on with RaiderZ. To be exact, it’s been one year, one month and 17 days. What has Maiet Entertainment and Perfect World been doing with it since then? They’ve been making it one of the sharpest looking, immersive MMORPGs of course.
Well, if you like what you see from the trailer above, you’d be glad to note that Gamer Limit is having a closed beta key giveaway. Massive cherry on top: one lucky gamer who registers for the closed beta will also nab an all-inclusive trip for two to PAX Prime next month.
We have a limited set of keys so pay attention to the details.
[I've played approximately 30 hours of The Secret World, which is about the entirety of the first major act of the game. More detailed impressions will follow as more content is explored/completed.]
The best way to succinctly describe The Secret World is that it’s a non-conventional, yet conventional modern day setting MMO that features zombies, and other demons/creatures of the night.
It does things many MMOs have done before, and it also does a few unique things that I hope MMOs learn from. But the real question is, is it worth your hard-earned cash right now? Read more… »