Game: The Witch and The Hundred Knight Revival Edition Platform: PS4 Developers: Nippon Ichi Software Publishers: NIS America Inc Genre: Action role-playing Price: $39.99
This review was completed with a review copy from the publishers
The Witch and the Hundred Knight is a somewhat shallow attempt to couple the well known “cutesy” Disgaea art style with some darker themes in the pursuit of humor. It’s quite hit and miss, and the overall gameplay while striving for depth, seems just to fall short of its goal. The gameplay is competent enough, and the quality is quite high, but it just makes for one fairly cliche action-role-playing title. It’s a [...]
Game Name: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Developer: Hairebrained Studios Publisher: Hairebrained Studios Platform: PC Release Date: August 20, 2015 Price: $19.90/£13.78 Genre: Strategy, Role Playing ESRB Rating: M
A copy of this game was gifted by the developers for this review.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong shares many similarities with the previous campaigns in the series. It takes a fresh look at SIN, explaining a little about what life is like for people who aren’t shadowrunners. Thrust into the lifestyle, they must do all they can, merely to survive the harsh streets of Hong Kong. It also, unfortunately, shares some of the problems the previous campaigns had. I had a lot of [...]
Game: Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Developer: FROM Software Publisher: Sony Platform: PS4 Price: $19.99
The copy of The Old Hunters used for this review was personally bought by the writer, at their country’s asking price of $29.99.
The Old Hunters is finally here. Yes, the much awaited downloadable expansion for Bloodborne has landed, and we at the Nation want to give you the rundown. Does it live up to the quality of the previous content? Does it fill in some of the missing pieces in Bloodborne’s story? Does it answer questions or just raise more of them? Is it worth the $20 asking price? The answer is yes, and no, depending on what the player is looking [...]
This is kind of expensive week. I hope everyone will forgive this transgression, but there’s some really good games on sale. One of them we reviewed personally, and while it’s close to $40.00, it’s still a hell of a discount. Here we go!
Good Night. Good Luck. Dying light is one of those games that tells you the developers realised their previous mistakes. The genesis of the game was the Dead Island series. While not overly successful, it did teach developers Techland what to do and what not to. They carried that knowledge into Dying Light, expanding on problems in the previous games; fixing them and refining them. While Dying Light featured a similar [...]
Game: SOMA Publisher: Frictional Developer: Frictional Platform: PC Retail price: $29.99
The publisher provided a copy of the game for this review.
Soma in biology definitions refers to both the separate parts of an organism other than their reproductive cells, and the concept of the body being a distinct entity unto itself, free from the soul, the mind or the psyche. These are no doubt two rather profound topics for one to delve into when making a science fiction horror title. As would normally be expected from the likes of Frictional, though, they have knocked it out of the park, and easily created one of the best games so far this year. Clearly inspired by the likes [...]
This week on Gaming on a Budget we have a fun little mixture of old and new titles. One of my personal favourites is on sale once more, and I’m going to suggest it yet again.
Aliens vs. Predator 2010 puts you in the unique position of all three species. Xenomorph, Predator, and Human. They each have unique abilities that compliment each other. Will you become the hunter, or the hunted? Grow from a lowly facehugger into a powerful killing machine, or face off against thousands of said killing machines with just a pistol and a shotgun. Not enough for you? Stalk your prey, with tools designed for several different species as you remove their heads and claim them as [...]
It’s been somewhat slim pickings this week’s Gaming on a Budget: 9/24/2015 Edition; however, much to my delight, an absolute classic has finally been released on GOG.com. It’s a sci-fi marvel and until now, its status has been up in the air. Someone finally has taken control of the intellectual rights and it has been unearthed for new generations to enjoy. Can you guess what title I’m waffling on about?System Shock has always flown a little bit under the radar. While gamers today still reminisce about the colossally successful sequel, System Shock 2, not much love is given to the game that started it all. This is a shame, as many concepts from System Shock [...]
Some fantastic games available this week. Frictional Studios were giving away Amnesia: The Dark Descent for free on Steam until Wednesday. Luckily, their other titles were also on sale. We included some in this week’s Gaming on a Budget, along with a fantastic sci-fi title that’s been making waves.
Set in a world, not unlike our own, Technobabylon explores a reality where the Internet has evolved. A.I. has gone berserk, and genetic engineering is simply a run of the mill occurrence. Charles Regis and his partner are called in by CEL to investigate an odd murder case. The man being of some status appears to have been killed by someone close to him. Something’s [...]
Shown at this years Tokyo Game Show just today, a new Biohazard title named Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps was revealed, along with a shiny trailer to advertise the new PS4 title. The trademark for the game was filed for back in July of this year, by Capcom with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) for a computer software title of the same name.
Now, speculation can be put to rest. For the 20th anniversary of the Biohazard (Resident Evil) series, Umbrella Corps looks to be very similar to the somewhat unsuccessful Operation Raccoon City. Once more, players seem to be working for Umbrella Security Forces — struggling to contain a B.O.W. threat — as [...]
Update: Sadly the sales for this article have ended; however, the PSN price of the first Blood Omen is still the same.
Well, this week was the massive Humble Store sale. With discounts across the board from Square Enix, Deep Silver, Ubisoft, and Focus, there’s a lot for a poverty-stricken gamer to sink their teeth into. I present to you just a few of my all time favourite titles in the bunch. Most of them, no surprise, are stealth games.
The granddaddy of them all, and still one of the most atmospheric first-person titles ever. Thief has a hell of a legacy. It all started with The Dark Project. Thief: The Dark Project put players into the shoes of a master [...]