Posted tagged ‘Steam’

WWE WrestleFest Coming to Steam

March 25, 2012

WWE WrestleFest is coming to Steam this summer, according to the “coming soon” section of the Steam Store. The product page for the game promises various current and classic superstars (John Cena, The Rock, Randy Orton, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Rey Mysterio and “Macho Man” Randy Savage) various arenas (Raw, SmackDown, WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and Saturday Night’s Main Event) a number of games modes (Royal Rumble, Steel Cage, Gauntlet, Tag Team and more), the single player campaign mode (Road To WrestleMania) which lets you go after win five different WWE championships, and multiplayer mode.

What we do not know is how the control scheme will be different from the iOS version of the game, which is currently available on the Apple App Store. The other thing we would guess this game will contain is Steam Achievements and the usual level of Steam integration.

The game is being developed by SEED, and will be released English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish sometime this summer. Find out more at Steam

Daily Diversion: Wizorb – Steam Edition

March 20, 2012

Tribute Games’ Wizorb is available on Steam now and it’s pretty cheap. If you haven’t played the game, it combines 8-bot graphics, a dash of role-playing and Breakout-style gameplay to create an interesting and unique gameplay experience. I don’t think I’ve ever played a game like it. Wizorb has been out for quite a while and it’s available on multiple platforms if Steam isn’t your thing. You can get it on iOS devices, on the Mac, Linux and Window. I haven’t tried the iOS version of the game but I’d imagine it works very well with the whole Breakout style of play.

The basic premise of the game is that you can turn into a wand, which serves as your paddle to hit balls back and forth and to break objects and hit enemies at the top of the screen. This in turns gives you items and money that you can use to buy things such as extra lives or bottle of mana to use special attacks like fireballs on the play field.

The game plays out in stages and as thing progress you are given more difficult maps to compete. The enemies that populate the screen can’t hurt you – the only thing that makes you lose a life is letting the ball get past you.

Wizorb is a smart and streamlined design that is a lot of fun to play, and because it’s so damn cheap on Steam it’s really worth picking up if you fancy some Breakout with a heaping helping of fantasy thrown into the mix.

The game is $2.69 for about 36 more hours, so get it on the cheap while you can at Steam.

Fortune Summoners: Secrets of the Elemental Stone Review

March 15, 2012
Magic School Murder Girls Unite!

Magic School Murder Girls Unite!

ESRB Rating: TEEN

Publisher: Carpe Fulgar

Developer: Lizsoft Game Studios

Platform:  Windows PC

Spiffy: Mad doujin role-playing mixed with fighting game elements in an extremely challenging world.

Iffy: Challenge might be too much for some players, solo moments can be soul crushing, objectives are often unclear or understated.

 

Carpe Fulgar’s third JRPG import, Fortune Summoners: Secrets of the Elemental Stone, is equal parts frustration and fun that may give Demon’s Souls fans more than a few flashbacks. The game combines doujin-style, 2-D action role-playing game elements with an odd fighting game control scheme that makes button mashing an unforgivable sin punishable by death at the hands of even the lowliest of RPG enemies. Death by slime, bat, or other seemingly harmless denizens of the world is a sad and common occurrence – even as you try to adhere to the disciplines the game requires such as patience and timing. Yet, for the RPG masochists or the faithful and patient players among us, this kind of game can be pure unadulterated bliss.

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Legend of Grimrock Coming in April

March 2, 2012
Legend of Grimlock release date

Legend of Grimrock is almost finished.

Almost Human Games announced this morning that its action role-playing game, Legend of Grimrock, will be released sometime in early April. LoG is a 3-D first-person party-based RPG that pays homage to classic computer role-playing games such as Dungeon Hack, Wizardry, and Eye of the Beholder. It will be released first on PC, with tentative plans for an iOS release at a date to be determined.

There was mention that the game would be released on Steam and that there would be achievements, so expect it to debut on Valve’s distribution platform first. Unlike those classic RPGs we already mentioned, Legend of Grimrock lets you explore an underground labyrinth in real-time and offers plenty environmental puzzles, real-time combat, and a little over a dozen different enemies to fight off. Almost Human Games claims that LoG will offer about 10 hours of gameplay.

They expect the game tobe out of beta and have a final release candidate ready for testing sometime next week. Beta testing is closed, so if you are hoping to get your hands on it before then you can put that idea to bed. Good night, moon.

I haven’t had a chance to play this game yet, but from what I have read about it, and from the videos and screenshots I have seen, it looks very promising. When I get my hands on it (and you can rest assured that I will), I’ll let you know in this space what I think of it. I am concerned that, at 10+ hours of gameplay, Legend of Grimlock might be too thin of an experience, but we’ll see.

Update: I should stop drinking and writing. The game is “Legend of Grimrock,” not “Legend of Grimlock.” Thanks to my pal in the comments! I have no idea what “Legend of Grimlock” is – perhaps a new padlock designed by SATAN?

Will anyone care about Gothic 4: Fall of Setarrif?

February 15, 2011

Gothic 4 Arcania expansionMark me down as a “nay.” I deeply disliked ArcaniA: Gothic 4 – not because it was a bad game, but because developer Spellbound created something that did not resemble the fourth chapter in the popular European RPG series. Had JoWooD called the game something else I might admit publicly that it was fun in its own unique way.. fun but not a Gothic game.

Anyway, while the new “standalone” expansion for the game won’t mend my broken heart, it will add some new stuff for those of you out there that thought the game was decent enough.

The new expansion is called Fall of Setarrif, and promises a new storyline for an all new character’s perspective. Considering that the protagonist was as smart as a bag of wet mice, a new hero is probably warranted.

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