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Control Gamescom 2019 demo is an action-packed fever dream

Control
Control, Remedy Entertainment's newest title, all kinds of awesome. I learned that by playing through one area of the game called Old Boys' Club. At the beginning of the demo, I was dropped into a large hall inside the Oldest House, the headquarters of the Bureau of Control and the main setting for the...

Dark Devotion is 2D Souls-like devoted to being as dark as possible

Dark Devotion
Dark Devotion by the indie studio Hibernian Workshop is a 2D action RPG game, successfully funded on Kickstarter one year ago. The game will be published by The Arcade Crew, a new branch of French publisher DotEmu that focus mainly on assisting retro indie developers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLhPWhNPEPA You might have wondered why choose a name like "Dark Devotion"? Does this game have any connection...

The Elder Scrolls Blades plays a bit like Skyrim, but on your phone

The Elder Scrolls Blades
The Elder Scrolls Blades is the latest entry in the Elder Scrolls saga, and it is coming to the only platform Skyrim is not - mobile phones. I had the opportunity to explore a dungeon in The Elder Scrolls Blades demo, and it made me realize that it's time I get myself a new phone. Perhaps the Apple iPhone X, since...

Re-Legion seeks to convert you back to strategy games

Re-Legion is a tactical strategy game set in a cyberpunk future. We recently played a demo of the game together with developer Ice Code Games' CTO Mateusz Pilski and discovered that there's still room to innovate when it comes to RTS games. In Re-Legion, you play as Elion, a prophet that hopes to convert every single citizen in the city to his...

RAGE 2 hands on demo lets us experiment with Nanotrite powers and wepaons

Rage 2 combat
RAGE by id Software wasn't received well by both players and critics, so it was a big surprise when we learned a sequel was on the way. After playing through a short RAGE 2 demo, I can confidently tell you that there's a lot to look forward to. I played through the same Eden Assault mission Bethesda revealed back at...

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a horror RPG that fully commits to the works of Lovecraft

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones monsters
One of the best things about gaming conventions is the games you discover there. You wander around the halls and booths and stumble upon hidden gems and exciting titles. One of the exciting games I discovered during Gamescom 2018 was Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones. It's a Lovecraftian RPG with tactical combat and oddly evocative illustrative visuals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHA9syy34Oc Stygian: Reign of the...

Decay of Logos blends the difficulty of Dark Souls with the charm of Zelda

Decay of Logos enemies
Decay of Logos is a hidden gem of an indie game that feels like a cross between Dark Souls and Legend of Zelda - and it looks the part. What's more astonishing is that the team developing the game counts merely four designers. I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Ricardo Teixeira from Amplify Creations, one of the developers...

My Brother Rabbit is a wondrous adventure game for the whole family

My Brother Rabbit
My Brother Rabbit is a unique adventure game with hand-painted graphics and personality for days, developed by indie studio Artifex Mundi. We play as a cute but cranky rabbit, the star of a story a little boy tells his sick sister to help her deal with her illness. The titular rabbit leaves his cozy, underground home to help his friend, a...

Darksiders 3 shows us a whole new side of the apocalypse

Darksiders 3 Envy
Darksiders, one of my all-time favorite action-adventure series, is back after a pretty long hiatus. Fans have been waiting for a long time to play as the two remaining Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Fury and Strife. We'll get to play as Fury in the upcoming Darksiders 3. I got my hands on a Darksiders demo at Gamescom 2018, and now have a good...

Harold Halibut is a quirky adventure game made entirely by hand

Harold Halibut hand-crafted environments
I love classic adventure games, stop-motion movies, and stop-motion classic adventure games such as The Neverhood. So I was excited to learn about Harold Halibut - an upcoming narrative adventure about a janitor in an underwater space station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbejfDVg73c The Everyday Life of an Underwater Space Janitor The whole "underwater space station" might be a bit confusing, so let me explain: Harold...

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