Lawbreakers is a recently released FPS (First Person Shooter) developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon for PC and PS4. The concept behind the game is to have a fast, active FPS with fluid movement and a battlefield that is all about movement and keeping your head on a swivel. Let's take a look at it's different parts that add up to make Lawbreakers what it is.
The Lord of the Rings Online has a long history of putting players into iconic moments and settings from J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary legendarium, and this tradition continues with the release of Mordor, the long-running MMORPG’s newest expansion. Taking place following the events of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, LOTRO wastes little time reminding players that indeed, within the Land of Mordor, the Shadows still lie.
Albion Online bills itself as a sandbox MMO where players can write their own story, and for the most part this is an accurate description. Everyone starts off the same; in their underwear with no possessions at all. There's the barest bit of a tutorial to show off the basics of the systems and how everything works, and then you are off to find your own adventure.
Hard to believe it’s been a little over four and half years since buying a “Thor Starter Pack” for the release, of the then, PC based action RPG Marvel Heroes game by Gazillion. Since then the core game has undergone several changes, small and large scale, including supporting MAC, powers rework, raids being added and now gaming consoles with versions for both PS4 and XBox One.
Riders of Icarus officially leaves early access, err.. I mean leaves Open Beta? If you’re like me, you may be confused by this. I had thought the moment it was available on Steam with various packs to buy with real money that it was live and not in any form of beta. I was wrong and decided to dive in and take a closer look at this free to play MMORPG from Nexon.
MXM has had a long gestation period in NCSOFT’s development. Designed from the groundup for a world-wide launch, specifically targeted at the West, MXM is a MOBA-ish, Action RPG-ish, MMO-ish game that manages to somehow be extremely fun despite mixing so many genres together. We’ve been playing it since the closed beta, and have come to love this gem. It may be late to the party on the MOBA craze, but MXM proves there’s still life left in the flooded genre.
Stormblood is the second expansion for Final Fantasy XIV and follows 2015’s Heavensward. Boasting a new adventure across two continents, new jobs, dungeons and gear, the latest instalment promises to build upon one the ongoing legacy of the most successful MMOs in recent years. Set just after The Far Edge of Fate, the last patch, the Warrior of the Light and their Eorzean allies embark on a journey to the arid nation of Ala Mhigo, and to the before-unseen continent of Othard.
Elder Scrolls Online, and I make no secrets about this, is my current favorite MMORPG on the market. But I’ve loved the regular quarterly DLC that comes with the ESO Plus subscription. Can Morrowind, ESO’s first chapter, truly make spending the extra $40 or more a worthwhile leap? In short, if you love story and ESO’s best adventuring content – yes. This is our Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind review.
Last year when Portal Knights launched on PC, I paid little mind to it and wrote it off quickly. Looks like the joke was on me, because if I had actually given it a chance I would've seen that despite the clear cut inspiration Minecraft laid in place, Portal Knights is more of an RPG-lite than just trying to do what Minecraft does.
It’s been the normal mode of business for free to play MMOs to have an Open Beta that’s essentially a soft launch. Most of the time things are pretty much done by the time Open Beta rolls around and the devs are just polishing and making sure their infrastructure can handle everything. This is not the case for Revelation Online.
Bright, brash, and full of 8-bit charm, Trove has launched on PlayStation 4. Part open-world adventure-fest, part sandbox-builder, Trion’s latest free-to-play port hopes to muscle its way on to our consoles. But is it worth the download and (more importantly) that precious drive space?
Before I press on to an actual review, I want to ask this. Do you love Mass Effect series as much as I do? Have you re-played the trilogy in preparation to the latest addition to Mass Effect family and fought the urges to get all the spoilers? If so, this review is tailor-made for you. If it cannot be said about you, the review you will find below comes from someone who is somewhat biased towards the series.
I feel weird reviewing a beta but I suppose it’s a symptom of the times we game in. If you like free things, Kung Fu Panda and PVP you might like Gigantic; a MOBA that is in open beta for Xbox and PC. (Pours libations for Oogway) I’m not a MOBA player but I am a diehard PVPer. Gigantic was able to scratch my PVP itch and it did it with style.
While several well-known cRPGs have been released over the preceding few years, none has bigger shoes to fill than Torment: Tides of Numenera. As the spiritual successor to the much acclaimed Planescape: Torment, fans will come flocking to the title for nostalgia’s sake. They will be rewarded with an experience that feels familiar and yet completely new in a genre that has been brought forward to a new generation.