Balan Wonderworld is a new 3D action platformer game, more like adventure game, developed by ‘Balan Company’ and ‘Arzest‘ but published by ‘Square Enix‘. Balan Wonderworld is said to be coming out March 26th 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. It’s just going to be a big magical adventure for sure. Let’s take a look.

Balan Wonderworld has a wacky story for sure but does make sense concerning the rules in this world. There’s magic and that’s all you need to know. Wonderworld is a place where people’s happy and positive memories are mixed with their more negative and restless ones. You cannot leave until  you “restore the lost balance in their hearts”. Time for a lesson and journey we assume. Wonder if it’s about accepting the past, getting over fears etc.

The main characters in Balan Wonderworld are Leo and Emma. These two youngsters are in for a truly huge magical adventure. The weird dude we see on the front of the game and guiding you around is Balan. This magical guy is always up to something and doing comical stuff for humour and entertainment. It’s like a giant carnival after all. That’s Balan Wonderworld for you. 

Players will get to use costumes which grant powers. There’s a big number of costumes means a huge variety powers. We have seen some wacky stuff but this whole game is colourful, wacky, creative and friendly. We love and appreciate creativity and it’s what we see here. Nothing about this place is normal. We like animations and graphics of Balan Wonderworld. There’s clearly a lot of work gone into this game. It has a super friendly inviting atmosphere.

We checked out some Balan Wonderworld and it isn’t what we expected. Still looks magical though. Clearly an adventure but still not 100% clear what’s going on. We know that it’s co-op multiplayer. So get that one friend or family member and enter the Balan Wonderworld. There are twelve tales. Each one is of course different. Each one requires exploration as it’s kind of a labyrinth. Prepare to defend yourself from non threatening looking enemies, jump and parkour around, grab costumes to gain much needed powers and more. just a fun colourful adventure.

Overall Balan Wonderworld just looks like a very cool adventure game. Very family friendly game with colours and magical fun. The enemy called Lance looks like an annoying punk though. He’s the one who makes trouble and creates monsters. So don’t trust that thing. Check out some gameplay for yourself to find out if it’e your thing. The developers ‘Balan Company’ and ‘Arzest’ have done a very good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what Balan Wonderworld brings to the table. Now Balan Wonderworld may have a big fantasy world but it’s not creative at all when compared too… the ‘Earth Walk!’   

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Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock is a new 3D turn based strategy game developed by ‘Black Lab Games’. It’s coming out on Xbox One and PS4 the 8th of December. It’s already out on PC though. Being a turn based space game sounds really interesting. We at X35 Earthwalker hope they pulled it off. let’s take a look.

In Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, the Cylons and the humans were in a deadlock. The Cylons however: launched a brutal surprise attack which allowed them to eliminate the colonial fleet high command. This off course is very bad for the humans. Now it all falls down to the rear-admiral Lucinda Cain. Here is where the players step in. Battlestar Galactica Deadlock requires players to get real strategic from what we know. Every decision is important and literally one move could make or break everything.

You get to control the whole colonial fleet from the shipyard called ‘Daidalos’. Make sure to build a big and powerful fleet because the task ahead is big. There are twelve colonies that are in danger because of the Cylon. Decide what ships you should have in your fleet. Build and design it how you want it. There are many ships with some serious firepower like the Jupiter class battleship and the Manticore Corvette. Others like the Raptor scouts and viper squadrons all await your orders. Already we are liking the sound of this.

Now Battlestar Galactica Deadlock is completely 3D. This means you can rotate the camera and see from any angle. Make your units fly anywhere and everywhere to flank enemy ships, attack from behind, retreat etc. After deciding your moves and actions you can watch it all play out in real time. You can also pause the real time as well. Maybe you want a better angle and to careful see what took place. Pretty cool if you ask us. If that wasn’t detailed enough, you can rewatch your whole battle with the auto cam replay. So you can see where things went well or went wrong. What’s very useful is that there is an in game too which allows players to easily export their battles straight to YouTube.  

Now the Cylon are a serious enemy. They do not only have a charge head first strategy. this enemy actually comes at you in more than one way forcing players to stay fully alert and ready to handle multiple tasks at once. For example the Cylon may board a ship or colony meaning it’s up to your marines to defend, hold off and defeat the Centurion boarding parties. Wardriver electronic fighters may try to hack what systems you have, meaning firewalls are required to defend against them. Or the classical let’s bomb them out of the sky approach with Basestars launching missile salvos and Cylon raiders attacking. so not a simple enemy indeed.

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We checked out some gameplay and honestly it didn’t seem as fluent or as fun as XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. yes it is a different style but it seems like there is far to much planning instead of action. It’s great that there are many ways to go about it and that there is lots to look at but it makes it come off as slightly more boring. Off course, seeing gameplay is different from playing it and we haven’t played Battlestar Galactica Deadlock so we cannot confirmed this but who knows, it may give a different feeling when actually played. We do like the level of layers to this games strategy aspects.

Overall we think Battlestar Galactica Deadlock is a very good game. The graphics and environments look very nice. The music and sounds are very good as well. The story we hear goes quite deep and it’s more than a simple destroy the aliens story. The amount of emphasis that the game puts on decision making is how strategic games should be in most cases. As in it only takes one move to change everything. The developers, ‘Black Lab Games’ did a very good job with this. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an ear open for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. This game might be worth checking out. The Cylon may be a serious threat but they ain’t nothing once compared to… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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