Hollow Knight: Lifeblood expansion is free and available now

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Hollow Knight: Lifeblood expansion is free and available now

Hollow Knight incites a bit of debate around the site. As John brought up in his review last year: what do you do with a game that is genuinely good but rather unoriginal? It’s a Metroidvania game that a lot of us picked up because it was simply the most recent Metroidvania game, and that’s […]

The Game Archaeologist: Harry Potter Online

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The Game Archaeologist: Harry Potter Online

If all goes well, later this year we will finally be treated to an actual Harry Potter MMORPG in the form of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. While that will be a mobile ARG in the vein of Pokemon Go, it will still be a big step into the online space that MMO fans have been craving for nearly two decades...

Iratus: Lord of the Dead, an RPG inspired by Darkest Dungeon, is heading to Kickstarter next month

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Iratus: Lord of the Dead, an RPG inspired by Darkest Dungeon, is heading to Kickstarter next month

Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a roguelike inspired by Darkest Dungeon, the party-based dungeon crawler from 2016, and I can think of worse games to emulate. Darkest Dungeon's blend of party management and turn-based combat was majestic, and Iratus aims to do the same, except that instead of looking after a group of adventurers you're cobbling together an army of undead from the body parts of vanquished foes. 

New Games: Golem Gates is a mix of deck building and RTS

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New Games: Golem Gates is a mix of deck building and RTS

After several years languishing on the sidelines, real-time strategy is mounting a serious comeback these days, and the revival is bringing fresh ideas to the genre that had for a long time become dominated by StarCraft. Take Golem Gates, and indie RTS from Laser Guided Games - it’s a fairly classic take on RTS action, but using a cooldown-based deckbuilding system for unit creation.

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As the Harbinger, you use “glyphs” - or cards - to summon creatures and use powers drawn from nanites leftover in the Ash, the destroyed remains of a war-torn world. Golem Gates does away with the traditional RTS building and economy, and pushes that element of strategy into the deck building of the metagame. 

Jukebox Heroes: Vanguard Saga of Heroes’ soundtrack

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Jukebox Heroes: Vanguard Saga of Heroes’ soundtrack

It may be hard to believe, but it has already been about four years since SOE decided to close down the troubled yet cult favorite Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. On July 31, 2014, the game world went dark, and many players found themselves saying farewell to Telon for good. While I was not a regular player of Vanguard, I did...

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire director urges RPG developers to be more 'radical', says some fans 'resistant to change'

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire director urges RPG developers to be more 'radical', says some fans 'resistant to change'

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is just over two weeks away, and I can't wait. The first game was an homage to classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, and that was part of why players loved it so much. But the man in charge of directing it, Obsidian's Josh Sawyer, says that the genre needs to be more "radical", and that both Pillars 1 and 2 are "contributing to the problem" of a lack of innovation.