The Scribes – Pyre The land you roam in this mythical netball ‘em up is called the Downside, and it is prison, purgatory and banishment all rolled together in one handy landscape. You get exiled here by the theolords of the upper kingdom when you’ve done something naughty, such as read a book. It’s dreadful. Everyone up there is foaming at the mouth with praise for eight ancient “scribes” – essentially gods – so much that they’ve banned reading. But as you and your RPG pals stumble through the world of exiles, flipping through an old book between games of a weird traditional undersport, it starts to seem likely those old gods were just chumps like yourselves, their stories twisted and mythologised thanks to eons of oral storytelling. Could organised religion be the centuries-spanning product of incremental misinterpretations over the life of long-dead rebels? Nah, let’s not think about that. Let’s just play netball. … [Read more...] about The 9 dodgiest religions in games
As I eluded to earlier, KoF XIII is a looker, especially so in motion. It’s particularly apparent in the gorgeous backgrounds. Not only does it have more detail than it has any right to have, but the settings for each fight are unique. My favourite stages are the ones that have a ton of people cheering you on, from London’s unhygienic busses, to fighting among overweight diners in the Champs-Élysées. I do worry about every single spectator getting whiplash though. They do go a bit overboard at the end of a match. … [Read more...] about Have You Played… The King Of Fighters XIII?
The SDK also enables the use of Half-Life maps, if that's more your thing, and more importantly user-made maps for either game should also work, with some limitations: The FAQ notes that compatibility with user-made maps isn't guaranteed, and large Quake maps "can technically be loaded but currently experience significant issues." … [Read more...] about You can now play Quake and Half-Life maps in Dusk
These would be the second and third global ticketed events following last October's A Colossal Discovery Special Research, which granted early access to a forthcoming EX Raid boss. That felt just about worth the £8 entry fee - but there was some room for improvement. … [Read more...] about Looks like Pokémon Go is planning two global ticketed events next month
It also unequivocally nails both sound and atmosphere, too. While many effects seem to have been inspired by Kojima's famed playable teaser - there's the creepy voice of a radio host, the eerie creak of a swinging lantern, the sickly groans of someone/thing right behind you, and an astonishing exchange with Infliction's equivalent of the gravelly-voiced Blood Bag, all of which should be familiar to PT fans - but Infliction is at its best when it does nothing at all, leaving me to creep around the house in a shrill silence, bracing myself for whatever next grim discovery comes next. With flickering lights and shifting shadows and an otherworldly creature that twitches and jerks in the corner of your eye, you'll seldom feel safe. … [Read more...] about Infliction: Extended Cut review – PT-esque thrills fall flat