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Killsquad proves that friends who blow stuff up together, stay together

Killsquad
I knew Killsquad is my kind of game the second I saw it. I could tell just by how passionate its developers are that it's going to be one of the best experiences of Gamescom 2019. I wasn't wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERXWSRpXEJA Killsquad is an isometric co-op shooter by Catalan indie...

Every decision counts in Cyberpunk detective RPG Gamedec

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Anshar Studios unveiled Gamedec just before Gamescom, which led us to quickly book a meeting to see the game during the convention. Gamedec calls itself an "Adaptive Cyberpunk Isometric RPG." It sounds like a big deal, and it is, especially when it comes to player choice and how it affects the gameplay, story, and...

Welcome to Elk tells heartbreaking stories in the most whimsical way

Welcome to Elk, an island where everybody has a story to tell. All those stories are real, according to developer Triple Topping, which makes them even more fantastical. I got to play through one of these stories at Gamescom 2019, and experience the dissonance between the kids-friendly visual style and the dark subject matter.

Synced: Off Planet is a multiplayer game where you control the minds of zombies

Synced Off Planet
In a world saturated with battle royale and hero shooters, Synched: Off Planet aims to be something distinct. The game is being developed by Next Studios, a subdivision of Tencent, and brings together elements from survival games such as World War Z or Days Gone with those of multiplayer shooters.

Solve video game crimes in Gamedec, a new cyberpunk RPG

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Gamedec is a cyberpunk RPG where you are a private detective who solves crimes in virtual worlds. It's a video game about a video game detective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPFEVGfM1ZE The game is set in Warsaw during the 22nd century, a time when "reality is a relative concept and life and death...

The Church in the Darkness review: False prophets

The Church in the Darkness review
With limited gameplay options that lead to too many repetitive playthroughs, this infiltration game fails to generate a worthy cult following. Go in, find Alex, get out - that’s my plan every time I start a new game in The Church in the Darkness. But each time, I try something a little different. One...

Still There is a psychological adventure game about grief and coffee

Still There
Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee. These are your objectives in Still There, a newly announced sci-fi psychological adventure game by GhostShark Games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733Fx_h8FIk You are Karl, a keeper at the Bento space-lighthouse. Surrounded by uncharted space, Karl lives in almost total isolation with only...

Dark Envoy, the non-linear tactical RPG you can play over and over again

Dark Envoy
Dark Envoy is a non-linear tactical RPG by Polish game developer Event Horizon, with influences from Divinity: Original Sin and XCOM. The game was announced on August 6, almost two weeks before Gamescom 2019 where the developers are showing it for the first time. They hope to make as big of an impact as...

Ghibli-inspired action RPG Decay of Logos gets an official release date

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Are you excited for Decay of Logos? You should be. This indie title sets out to be the perfect combo between The Legend of Zelda, The Witcher, Dark Souls, and Studio Ghibli animation. If you're as excited as I am, then you would be glad to know that you won't have to wait long....

2D action RPG The Oriental Exorcist showcases its hand-drawn visuals

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Chinese developer Wildfire Game and publisher Bilibili have announced The Oriental Exorcist, a 2D action RPG due on PC and PS4 next year. The game takes place in a fictional fantasy world inspired by Asian myths, infested with demons and monsters. You play a skilled exorcist fighting against evil through a series of brutal...

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