New Gameplay Today – Super Daryl Deluxe

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New Gameplay Today – Super Daryl Deluxe

High school can sometimes feel like an apocalyptic experience, but Super Daryl Deluxe takes that notion literally. In this humorous, sidescrolling RPG inspired by games like Metroid and Castlevania, you control Daryl as he navigates his high school in hopes of figuring out exactly what mysterious event put the world in this state. Join Kyle, Leo, and me as we dive into this visually striking experience.

You can see the full episode of New Gameplay Today below.

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New Gameplay Today – Extinction

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New Gameplay Today – Extinction

You enjoy Shadow of the Colossus, and you think Attack on Titan is kinda cool, but will you like Extinction? I take you through one of the game's 30-plus missions to show you just how repetitive the giant encounters are. Leo Vader and Kyle Hilliard share their thoughts on what they see, and, well, they may think differently about the experience, but they also aren't the one holding the controller. For more on this ogre toppling game for PlayStation 4 Xbox One, and PC, check out my full review.

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The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

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The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

PAX East has slowly grown in to one of the biggest shows one of the biggest gaming shows in the industry, rivaling even its progenitor PAX West in terms of attendance and notoriety. This gives indie developers the opportunity to come to the public-facing show and let players get direct hands-on with titles and even receive feedback on their games.

This year, we got to try some known and unknown indie games across the show floor and picked out some of our favorites below.

Games are listed alphabetically.

The Gadgets, Suits, And Sidequests Of Spider-Man

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The Gadgets, Suits, And Sidequests Of Spider-Man

In addition to speaking with the developers and getting hands-on time with Spider-Man, we also found out about Spider-Man’s arsenal of gadgets, his alternate suits, and what sort of activities players can do outside of the main story.

GadgetsArguably, Insomniac’s biggest franchise is the Ratchet and Clank series, which found huge success in integrating a variety of gadgets and weapons. The studio has proven its ability to create interesting gadgets many times over, and Peter Parker is an inventor who loves to create gadgets. “It’s a perfect marriage,” says creative director Bryan Intihar, while eagerly pointing out that Spider-Man will have a gadget wheel, just like the Lombax. During our time in the studio, Insomniac highlighted three gadgets Spider-Man uses in combat and confirmed they are all upgradeable.

Tripwire
This particular gadget was shown at E3, but we got a chance to play with it to see just how versatile it is. In stealth scenarios, Spider-Man can place a tripwire on a wall and when an enemy walks by it, it shoots out a web to pull the enemy toward the wall and wraps him up. In combat, you can use it as outlined, or you can attach it to an enemy so that when they walk by another enemy, the two slam together.

Making A Monster: How Telltale Brought Its Joker To Life

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Making A Monster: How Telltale Brought Its Joker To Life

Note: There are slight, general spoilers here for The Enemy Within.

When Telltale launched its take on Batman in 2016, the developer faced an uphill battle. Rocksteady's Arkham series established itself as the best Batman video game adaptation around, and players' growing frustration with Telltale's lack of meaningful choices in its games resulted in a title that received more side-eye than anything else. Despite some hefty skepticism, the first season proved to be mostly strong, with a fantastic villain and daring gambits with Batman's characters making good on Telltale's promise to introduce players to a version of Gotham they had never seen before. However, it wasn't until the recently released season two, The Enemy Within, that the series hit its stride, focusing on the relationship between Bruce Wayne and John Doe, the man destined to become The Joker.

The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

about X hours ago from
The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

PAX East has slowly grown in to one of the biggest shows one of the biggest gaming shows in the industry, rivaling even its progenitor PAX West in terms of attendance and notoriety. This gives indie developers the opportunity to come to the public-facing show and let players get direct hands-on with titles and even receive feedback on their games.

This year, we got to try some known and unknown indie games across the show floor and picked out some of our favorites below.

Games are listed alphabetically.

Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 6: Meatloaf Drive-Thru

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Super Replay – Killer7 Episode 6: Meatloaf Drive-Thru

At the end of our Replay Civil War, it all came down to you to choose the next Super Replay! Our Overblood Facebook group ended up choosing two games through a tie: Killer7 and Godhand.

You chose well. Killer7 is my favorite game of all time, for reasons I will fully elaborate on in the near future. The short version, however, it's that it's the closest video games have gotten to being a David Lynch film. It benefits from being played alone in near silence, so you can fully process its wild, surreal moments, cool characters, and ambiguous plot.

In fitting with its themes, we decided to take Killer7 very seriously, as Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Leo Vader, and I focus only an the artistry of Killer7 and never talk about anything else and make absolutely zero jokes. Enjoy!

The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

about X hours ago from
The Best Indie Games Of PAX East 2018

PAX East has slowly grown in to one of the biggest shows one of the biggest gaming shows in the industry, rivaling even its progenitor PAX West in terms of attendance and notoriety. This gives indie developers the opportunity to come to the public-facing show and let players get direct hands-on with titles and even receive feedback on their games.

This year, we got to try some known and unknown indie games across the show floor and picked out some of our favorites below.

Games are listed alphabetically.

Replay – Spider-Man 2

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Replay – Spider-Man 2

In this week's episode of Replay, the Game Informer crew takes a look back at Spider-Man 2, widely considered the best Spider-Man game yet. We just released our May issue, which dives deep into Insomniac Games' forthcoming Spider-Man game, and people have asked how the web swinging compares to Spider-Man 2's. We share our thoughts on this comparison and offer additional insight into Insomniac's Spider-Man and all games featuring the wall crawler. Does this movie tie-in game withstand the test of time? Join us to find out!

Our second game is another Spider-Man title from yesteryear that, well, is not what you would expect. Even the look of Spidey is somewhat suspect. We hope you enjoy this nostalgia-filled episode. We'll be back with another episode in seven short days!

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Top Of The Table – Dinosaur Island

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Top Of The Table – Dinosaur Island

The world has no shortage of licensed board games to choose from. But some of the best games inspired by established brands don’t carry the license that gave rise to the concept. Case in point? Dinosaur Island, from Pandasaurus Games, is a loving homage to everything people enjoy about the Jurassic Park books and movies. With DNA trapped inside of “amber” dice, scientists who craft ever-more dangerous dinosaurs to impress park visitors, and a chance for things to go amuck as park patrons get eaten by out-of-control creatures, the board game hits all the right notes, accented by a great neon-washed early ‘90s aesthetic. Dinosaur Island is careful to never cross the line into actual brand infringement, and emerges as a wildly creative strategic simulation that employs a number of interlocking mechanics from worker placement to dice rolling and set collection.