I enjoyed Battle Chasers in high school: it had an incredible art style and a fun, if standard fantasy adventure storyline full of legendary artifacts, talking robots, and warriors with mysterious pasts. But I’d be a liar if I expected that it had any sort of rebirth set up for its future.
And I was wrong in a big way: because not only is Battle Chasers: Nightwar a fun continuation of the comic’s memorable characters, it’s a pretty stand up video game in its own right.
I remember attending my first convention, and seeing the parade of cosplay. A kid in the parking lot who had made a fully functional Gundam suit out of cardboard and epoxy. He fired missiles into a nearby Toyota Tundra and the crowd cheered with delight, their faces lit from the yellow glow of the fuel tank igniting. Faced with that level of open geekery my first instinct wasn’t dissimilar to the reaction many aging gay men from Mississippi must have had when they saw their first Pride parade.
“Cover yourself up!” my instincts told me to cry out. “For god’s sake: people can see you!”
When Terroir left Early Access in September, I was genuinely excited. A tycoon game that centers around owning a vineyard, raising grapes, and fermenting them into daddy’s favorite grape drink seemed perfect for me: exactly the sort of itch I was hoping to scratch.
Sadly, Terroir isn’t quite there yet.
The sequel to Defiant’s card game/action-rpg mashup looks like more of the same, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
The SNES Classic’s release isn’t the only nostalgia machine that’s getting attention today. Retro Games Ltd announced that it will be joining in on the tiny games market with their own wayback machine, called THEC64 Mini, to be released in early 2018.
The recent expansion War Of The Chosen is no slouch when it comes to taking the base game of XCOM 2 and improving on it in a big way. War of the Chosen is an expansion in the old school sense of the word. Somewhere along the way, expansions were replaced by DLC, and the difference seems to be that while DLC adds features to a base game, an expansion truly… well, expands it. Both in the way you play and what you play against.
It sounds a bit like a stabby sequel to a Beatles album, but in reality Ubisoft are developing a game mode for their latest AC game that includes no combat. Instead, players will wander the open world, learning about Ancient Egyptian life and taking tours of the Sphinx, the great Pyramids, and many other historic locales.