Winter Ember is a stealth actin game developed by ‘Sky Machine studios‘ and published by ‘Blowfish studios‘. Winter Ember is said to be coming out the 19th of April on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. Winter Ember is coming quietly and plans to stand out with subtle details. X35 Earthwalker likes good useful details. Let’s take a look.
Winter Ember is set in a “victorian-esque” world. Players control a character called Arthur Artorias. He’s described as a faceless man. He is on a mission. Hunting for answers and revenge. Basically Arthur has been exiled for almost a decade. He now returns to the city called Anargal. This is where it all happened. Where he was stripped of his family, fortune and past. It’s time for action. Maybe quiet action though.
Now there’s a problem. A group called ‘greater heaven’ have taken control of the city. This group is tyrannical. They are militant and religious. You are no match for them in a head up battle. So this is where the stealth comes into play in Winter Ember. Sneak along the beams of houses and buildings. Go from shadow to shadow. Camp around a corner like it’s Call of duty and then pick your moment to strike. Cut down the number of enemies before getting into a brawl with them. There’s a lot built around the stealth mechanics and factor in Winter Ember.
There’s going to be a number of places and things to explore. Even hidden passageways. So get exploring. Stop being a coward. Be almost one with the darkness. Those corners must be hugged. We do like what we are seeing concerning the arrows that Arthur can have access too. The arrow crafting system in Winter Ember is deep. It’s said that there’s over 30 different arrows for players to craft. For example there’s a water missile arrow which can be used to extinguish fires and flames which off course creates dark areas for you to sneak in. There’s arrows with ropes, so you can reach high up areas. There’s smoke arrows that can be used to blind enemies. What about a poisonous arrow? Well… get crafting.
We checked out some Winter Ember gameplay and it’s not exactly what we expected. there’s real combat. You can face enemies head on. Pick your fights wisely. There’s lots of mysterious to discover and uncover. There’s also lots of treasure too. You must increase your visibility by direct sight. If you haven’t seen it, then you don’t know what’s there. Peep through key holes to spot enemies who might ambush you. There’s three different skill trees: Stealth, utility and combat. There’s over 70 different active and passive abilities for players to obtain and use for their revenge. We do like what they have done here.
Overall Winter Ember looks like a good game. We like that Winter Ember is trying to stand out with details. for example you can knock out an enemy but then that enemy will eventually wake up. Instead you can kill the enemy by slicing their throat. They stay dead but other guards or people will see and be alerted by the blood stain or mess you made on the floor, wall or carpet. Characters actually recognise blood and that something is wrong. The developers ‘Sky Machine studios’ have done a very good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to listen for what this game brings.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is good hard fun. This is a game that has a lot going on and does many things well. If you just want straight action, explosions, bullets, fire and more then aliens: Fireteam Elite is for you. X35 Earthwalker, Diamondz L45 and N63 Prodigy have dominated the xenomorphs. Whats’s very good is that the xenomorphs fought back and has destroyed us a few times. We have written about this game before. Here’s a quick G-blog about this game.
There’s many weapons and they actually function differently with their own strengths and weaknesses. This s a big deal because many games have lots of weapons but many are just an improved version of another making some weapons pointless. We aren’t talking about upgrades and progression like in a RPG. In Aliens: Fireteam Elite it’s different. The pulse rifle in the right hands is more powerful than the smart gun (both iconic guns by the way). The smart gun has smart aiming and allows you to easily handle swarms of enemies and frees up mental pressure that this game brings. Yet the pulse rifle requires good accuracy but when combined with the attachments and certain modifications, especially with the Gunner class, it dominates. There’s a strong rifle that behaves like a mini sniper rifle but if you can’t aim then that gun is trash. You see our point? If not then go boost your IQ.
Variety is written all over Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Over 30 weapons, more than 70 attachments. The classes: Doc (Doctor), Gunner, Technician, Recon, phalanx and Demolisher are unique from each other and all are very good… except for two. The phalanx class sucks. It’s terrible. Unless you guys can show us something. We also aren’t a big fan of Recon. We see no real use for it. Just use something else. Yes some classes are better than others but they clearly do their own thing and we can win with each class. Players should get creative in Aliens: Fireteam Elite and find what works. We did and we definitely have combos and attachments to go with it.
Don’t worry about not having a challenge. Aliens: Fireteam Elite has multiple difficulties. Normal mode is hard for many players. They can’t beat the game in the normal mode. There’s two more difficulties above that and they are brutal. We mean brutal. The xenomorphs are stronger, do more damage, can take more hits, harder to detect, the stronger units grab attacks can maybe even one shot you. Talk about unfair. You need the best weapons, good attachments and solid team work. If you lack any of those, you have no chance at all! There’s many types of xenomorphs. There’s said to be 11 different Xenomorphs. The big boss ones are just so stupidly annoying.
Overall Aliens: Fireteam Elite is an excellent game. Multiple levels, high difficulty and can raise it to extreme difficulty where death is almost guaranteed. the horde is an actual horde at times. Many weapons, attachments, lots of combat, different xenomorphs and a whole lot of room for teamwork. Communicating at all times is key, covering your sides and deciding what is the bigger threat in the situation. We had lots of fun in Aliens: Firebase Elite. Lots of tough times too as the game is hard and can get you frustrated. Regardless Aliens: Fireteam Elite is worth playing and more should give it a try.
Dolmen is an action role playing game developed by ‘Massive Work Studio‘ and published by ‘Prime Matter‘. Dolmen is said to be coming out the 20th May 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. X35 Earthwalker being the smartest gamer to ever live, saw Dolmen and so now he speaks. Dolmen definitely looks like it could be special. Let’s take a look.
Let’s keep this simple for all of you, we are assuming, wonderful readers. Dolmen is set in a futuristic sci-fi type universe. Humanity has been colonising. They colonised several star systems. They also have space travel technology. They also have “genetic manipulation” basically making it so that humans can adapt to any planet condition. There’s an alien species called Vahani who are causing some problems. The key to all this is a crystal called Dolmen. Yep, we said it.
All the action will take place on a planet called Revion prime where there’s an abundance of Dolmen. The Dolmen crystals are your top priority… well after surviving that is, get the crystals. It has been said that “Surviving is the last thing this world wants you to do”. Dolmen is one of those it’s easy to die games. Dying means your timeline gets eliminated. Exploration of Region prime is key. There’s many secrets for players to discover. It has been stated that you grow stronger with each battle. We would like to see how that works.
There’s various weapons which can be used in combination with moves. We always believe that mobility is a big factor in battle. Players can go from melee to range, to melee once again. Of course one mode is better than the other concerning certain enemies. There’s also an energy mode which applies energy to your melee weapons causing elemental status effects. This should obviously be to counter the specific weaknesses of enemies. Now you can’t spam that as Dolmen requires the management of energy. Energy is also used for ranged weapons. So no spamming.
We checked out some Dolmen gameplay and it’s also going for that popular style of easy to die while some enemies are powerful. Think of Elden Ring how you can die so fast. Players must time their dodges, do high damage, get mobile, know when to be melee or ranged. The world doesn’t look that impressive. For the futuristic setting, alien race, advanced technology and the use of energy. We expected an impressive looking world. We have high expectations for Dolmen. So let’s be patient and see the improvements. The combat speed matters.
Overall Dolmen looks like a nice game. Has the potential to be crazy but games have been failing semi recently so yeah, we will wait. When dealing with alien races you have full license to get creative. If the enemies look cool, we already on to something good; however the enemy we saw in the release date reveal trailer was lame. Didn’t feel threatened or impressed at all. We will leave this here. The developers ‘Massive Work studio’ have done an alright job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an eye out for this game. Dolmen can easily become special but currently it’s a common for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Road 96 is an action adventure game developed by ‘Digixart‘ and published by ‘Ravenscourt‘. Road 96 is said to be coming out April 14th 2022 on the Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It’s already out on Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. We haven’t seen or heard anything about this game on those platforms. Now Road 96 is said to be a wild and unpredictable road trip. X35 Earthwalker will be the judge of that. Let’s take a look.
Road 96 is one big road trip. We mean that. Car, travelling, people, far away destination and everything. The year is 1996. The season is summer. The location is Petria. An authoritarian nation. You’ve gots to get out of there. Escape the regime. Travel by vehicle, meet people along the way, make many decisions and choose which roads to take… which is a problem since there are thousands of roads across Petria and each decision you make, changes your adventure.
Road 96 is said to make sure that everyone’s road trip isn’t the same. That’s because the road trip is procedurally generated. So yeah… have fun with that. Now like with real people, everyone has a story and even secrets. So talk to these people you meet and be careful. It has been stated though that your decisions “will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world.” This sounds more promising than other games with this mechanic. Many games fail at implementing the whole choices have consequences mechanic.
We checked out some Road 96 gameplay and it’s not exactly what we expected. Players can expect 90s music, weird almost cartoony, wacky situations, encounters with the police, straight up unfair treatment, danger and more. Matter of fact, there can even be a robbery taking place and they want your money. That’s something to think about. So yeah, wacky stuff. This is wild adventure. There’s even corrupt cops and also good cops, so knowing who to trust and what to do is also part of things.
Overall Road 96 seems like a good game so far. Like we said earlier we heard nothing about this game when it was on pc, playstation and Nintendo. Maybe things will change when it comes to Xbox. Procedurally generated games tend to be a lot of fun. There’s many things to check and see in Road 96. The developers ‘Digixart’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what this game has on the road for us. Now Road 96 may have random adventures but it’s easy to plan for… the Earth Walk!’
Outbreak: Contagious Memories is an action survival horror developed and published by ‘Drop Dead studio‘. Outbreak: Contagious Memories is said to be coming out the 6th of April 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC. This game is trying to get back to the world of ’90s survival horror. X35 Earthwalker has lots to write about. Let’s take a look.
So basically you control Lydia who is desperately trying to escape from a city that’s been overrun by the undead. It’s all about survival out here. Resident evil fans might want to take a look over here. Outbreak: Contagious Memories is trying to bring in that 90s survival horror. That means, weird camera angles, things jumping in from off screen, cheap jumps scares, limited ammo, so on and so on. Now off course we are being mean but let’s give Outbreak: Contagious Memories a chance.
So you should already know what to expect from this game. Outbreak: Contagious Memories has options for camera angles. There’s first person view, retro fixed camera and an over the shoulder view. You can change the camera at anytime. You will hear about other survivors and their plans for survival. You will hear new reports about what the nations are doing to combat this undead plague. Outbreak: Contagious Memories is among to get players feeling like they are in the game and feeling the weight of the situation. Get immersed as they say.
Listen to this, “Mo-cap animations, cheesy voiceovers and enhanced visuals await as you solve puzzles and fight for your life.” this does sound quite 90s and older style. Outbreak: Contagious Memories is said to have brutally gory combat. The resources are said to be extremely limited. Outbreak: Contagious Memories is also going for crushing difficulty. Now how are they going to do this? By granting high damage to enemies and keep resources extremely limited? Will it be in the layout of the areas? X35 Earthwalker easily can make a game like Outbreak: Contagious Memories very very difficult without it being lame and cheap. Let’s see if these guys can get it right.
We checked out some Outbreak: Contagious Memories gameplay and it’s what we expected for the most part. The style, the camera but weak on the visual side of things. Also Outbreak: Contagious Memories is quite a dark game. Some parts will literally require a source of light like a flashlight or you don’t know what’s in there. Expect reflections, so watch those mirrors as it could save your life. Everything is trying to kill you basically and expect blood and gore. We want to see that blood and gore, so don’t get cheap on us. We hope for a variety of threats and danger. We want the standard undead enemy but also want more that require serious thinking on the part of the players. Maybe there’s some routes you just don’t want to go because of a certain enemy. We will have to see.
Overall Outbreak: Contagious Memories looks like a god game right now. It’s another survival horror game with emphasis on extreme difficulty and being a part of the survival. The developers Drop Dead studios have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to keep an ear open for this game to see how difficult and gory it is. Now Outbreak: Contagious Memories may have limited resources but what’s never limited is… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition is survival simulation game developed by ‘Gentleman studios‘ and published by ‘Assemble Entertainment‘. Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition is said to be coming out the 19th of March 2022 on the Xbox Series X and PS5. X35 Earthwalker gives all types of games a chance. He speaks once more. Let’s take a look.
Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition has a simple situation going on in world. Basically some terrorists messed up big time. They blew up nuclear power plants all around the world which as you can imagine ruined the world. Majority of people died and the ones who survived did so thanks to these underground facilities called Endzones. Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition is all about survival. This is the manage a whole city or town simulation and keep everyone alive.
So yeah, Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition is a survival simulation but what’s the main action here? There’s no mutated monsters our aliens coming to destroy. Your main enemy is… the environment. There are “violent weather events”. Examples would be drought off course and even a sandstorm. The environment is hostile and there’s loads off radioactivity, “extreme climate change” and even the rain has been contaminated. Do not go singing in the rain. Ye have been warned.
We checked out some Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition gameplay and it’s what we thought it would be. Use your tools to build structures for housing. Eventually acquire a stable means for handling water and food. and even produce a working electrical system. Now there is another threat besides the weather. There’s raiders. These violent scum are all about the destruction of your settlement. So make sure you have the right structures and forms of defence in place.
Overall Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition seems like Ana right game.We do like the large amount of details in this game. Look at the trees and the designs of the buildings. Situations will pop up concerning the people and as the leader, you choose how to respond and handle it. Equip your people and workers for the job. This game goes deeper but that’s for you to find out and discover. The developers ‘Gentleman studios’ have done a nice job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker hopes this game does well. Now Endzone: A World Apart Survivor Edition may have a ruined radioactive world but it would all be cleansed in an instant with… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King is an action platformer adventure game developed and published by ‘Redlock studios‘. Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King is said to be coming out in the first quarter of 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and PS5. It has come out on PC on the 27th of February though. We see a big world and it looks cool. X35 Earthwalker has the best eyes. Let’s take a look.
Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King is set in a big world The world of Hynos. Definitely big. Basically the king disappeared and the world is gone as in it’s messed up and not what it used to be. What happened? Well go find out. That’s the whole point. You are a wanderer in in this place. You must “piece together the fragments of reality”. You will retrace the fall of civilisation. Even get testimonies from survivors. Off course some survivor are more reliable and accurate than others. So figure it out.
Now we know you see that big ol sword. Yes there’s more than just a mystery going on in Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King. There’s combat. This world, this continent has foes, “mighty foes”. So as you are finding the secrets know that you will be engaged in what’s described as “experienced precision based combat”. It gets better. Think of the combat in Sekiro: shadows die twice, mortal shell. Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King is like that. Study your opponent, take your time, study their moves and get your attacks in.
These battles aren’t close range weapons only. There’s also spells. Long range spells. So there’s options but on top of all this there’s transitions between full 3D and 2.5D. We definitely want to see this 3D 2.5D transition concerning battle in action. This can easily be very effective for epicness in a fight. Angles and views makes a big difference and impact if done right. This transition can be awesome. Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King better do it well.§ Look at the scale and size of the fight against the leviathan in Final Fantasy XV. Nothing comes close.
Exploration is encouraged to some extent. Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King has described their world as semi open world. There’s branching paths and many beings to encounter. This is what Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King said about their world, “Each new zone tells a story through stunning art direction and finely crafted design.” We do like how different the zones look and you know we love variety around here at X35 Earthwalker.
We checked out some Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King gameplay and it’s what we thought it was. The combat is at a good speed. You definitely can’t trust every survivor you come across. There’s the whole consequences of your decisions and actions mechanic but we have no faith in those in games for a while now. Hopefully Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King can do it right. We doubt it though. Your character the wanderer will progress and get stronger in more than one way. Through combat off course but also through exploration. So make sure to do both. Your resources aren’t unlimited.
Overall Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King looks real cool and like it’s a good game. The art style is cool and actually works here. The bosses though are a question mark. Game like this needs the bosses to be interesting and lately developers have failed at that. We will end this here. The developers ‘Redrock studios’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an ear open for what noise this game makes. Now Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King may have a semi open world but that’s not open enough for… the Earth walk!’
Century: Age of Ashes is a free to play multiplayer dragon action battle game developed by ‘Playwing‘. Century: Age of Ashes is said to be coming out the 10th of March 2022 on the Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It’s already out on the PC but no one cares as we haven’t heard anyone talk about this game. We heard Century: Age of Ashes might come to Android, IOS and Playstation. Now X35 Earthwalker being the smartest and best gamer to ever exist, you know you need to hear what he says. Let’s take a look.
Century: Age of Ashes is basically a dragon battle game. Have a dragon, be the rider and fly around, breathing fire and fighting others. This concept alone is very good. Not many dragon fighting games out there. There’s no story, there’s no single player adventure it’s just straight to the action. Were like this. Not every game needs a campaign.
It’s not just straight up flying dragons and fire. There’s some technique and strategy to it. Century: Age of Ashes has classes with their own abilities to make a difference in battle. There’s phantom which can cloak itself to escape or surprise with an increased damage attack. They also have access to mines or a blast ability. Marauder has a tracking fireball and they also do more damage against tracked enemies. They can also use gust or frost bolts. Windward can zoom towards an ally to give them a shield, heal a bit and reduce fireball ability cooldown. They can also use smoke trail or blast. We can already see what these guys can do.
We checked out some Century: Age of Ashes gameplay and it’s what we expected. There’s some game modes: Spoils of war, where you steal gold from dangerous creatures and enemy team while protecting yourself. Carnage, a 6v6 straight up battle. Team death match but power ups show up as well. Gates of Fire, fight for a flag and gain points by flying through gates with the flag. There’s lots of customisation for your dragons from skins, mantles, armour, back armour (for dragons), saddles and more. There’s more. We like how mobile the dragons are. The smooth flying and agile movement. It all looks clean.
Overall Century: Age of Ashes looks like a good game for sure. This looks like fast and tactical dragon on dragon violence. Looks cool. We wonder about the balancing between classes. They said they will add new classes. This matters. We hope the customisation rewards are actually cool and visually matter. We hear that the weapon changes are customisation only as well. No actual enhancement. The developers ‘Playwing’ have done a good job with this game so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see whether this game will be fire or not on the Xbox. Now Century: Age of Ashes may have fire breathing dragons but those things aren’t as cool as… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is the latest biggest Yu-Gi-Oh! game. We will type it as Yugioh from now on. X35 Earthwalker has been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel for a while now and has noticed many problems with the game and ‘modern Yugioh’ in general. Just for the sake of the ignorant readers, know that X35 Earthwalker is a veteran Yugioh player. He has played since it’s release, watched the animes and considered by smart people as the best player in the world who doesn’t use lame tactics. X35 Earthwalker doesn’t use meta decks. Glad we made that clear. Let’s take a look.
The main problem with Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is modern Yugioh itself. Yes other games suffer from a similar problem but it’s way worse in Yu-Gi-Oh! Meta! The problem is meta. Not all decks are created equally and that’s too big of a task to get done perfectly. There’s thousands of cards and so many decks and archetypes who specialise in different things so and can’t be equal. Even so there are things you can do but Konami isn’t smart enough nor top they care to fix it. Meta decks dominate in Yugioh and that’s a fact. This was the same problem in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Decks like eldlich, tri brigade, drytron and many many more. It’s so bad that some players instantly quit the match upon seeing these things. We don’t blame them. It’s not fun to face these decks. It’s boring. That’s problem one. Most duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel are not fun because of meta decks. Some of these decks take forever to do their turn. They be special summoning more times than the number of bites you take eating cereal. Not joking. People have made videos on this.
Now why do many people use meta decks? Simple. Most are pathetic losers who can’t win by themselves and have no creativity. They are desperate for a win and so copy the most broken unfair decks so they can finally have some sort of success in their life. The community doesn’t help either. youtubers and streamers need to make new ‘exciting’ content, so they find new broken decks, cards or combos and show the world. The world then just copies it (card for card in many cases) as they always show the deck recipe. The smaller group of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel players use meta decks because they are tired of losing. they try fun and creative decks but they get destroyed by meta decks (we know the feeling) so it’s a ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ kind of thing. We don’t mock or insult those guys as we understand the frustration. They aren’t having fun and no one likes losing all the time. So expect to face meta the vast majority of the time and for players to race to get the broken meta cards.
Now all this means that fun decks can’t be used. X35 Earthwalker has already reached platinum ranked without any meta decks or hand traps like ash blossom, maxx c and niburu. He has dropped rank simply because he began to use other decks he created that are fun, creative and different but not as strong as his more serious deck. He was using Earthbound Immortals! X35 says they are the coolest in the verse (game). While powerful, they can easily be stopped by those broken decks. You try to use Supay dawnwalker and boom, the brain dead meta deck using opponent uses ash blossom. You have been screwed. They might use maxx c, so when you use Ascator dawnwalker the get 3 cards for absolutely no reason. Not fair. While Earthbound immortals didn’t get any love. They are a major archetype that gor little to know upgrades or real support cards. The sacred beast cards got some crazy and even broken support cards and upgrades that make them almost unbeatable. Earthbound Immortals have no such help. They have many weaknesses. They can be destroyed, removed from play, targeted and AOE both work, don’t have the highest attack points at all, almost all their effects have little to no effect on the strongest cards who can’t be targeted or destroyed by card effects. Get rid of the field spell and Earthbound Immortals die. They have no link monster or xyz cards. Nothing broken or cheap. They also require two tributes to bring out. There’s also no get cards from deck to hand or special summon from deck etc. They are weak in modern yugioh and the meta. So no fun decks means no fun. You can try Earthbound immortals and other fun decks but expect to lose or leave matches in many cases sadly.
Another problem with Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is getting new cards. You have these basic normal packs which are always available but for the packs that allow you to target a certain archetype, which are the secret packs, are not always available. They are not there. You have to unlock them. To do this you have to open other packs and hope to get a super or ultra rare card that belongs to a secret pack which then unlocks the secret pack. Secondarily you could craft a super or ultra rare card that belongs to a secret pack to unlock the secret pack. That’s not that hard when you think about it… but… the problem is the packs are unlocked TEMPORARILY. They stay available for like a day. That’s it. That’s stupid. Opening packs one at a time hardly brings results. It’s always best to open 10 at a time which is 1000 gems. Getting 1000 gems isn’t easy at all. As getting gems is incredibly slow on purpose. Quick example. You have 3000 gems. You spend 1000 to open a pack to hope to get a rare enough card to unlock your pack. You get a card first try. You now have 2000 to grab 20 packs of the secret pack you want. That’s normally not enough to get all the cards you want. Once you are aiming for these cards, you don’t want to dismantle them to craft the specific cards you want. You have run out of gems. To try again, you need to get 1000 gems again to hope to unlock the secret pack and then another 1000 on top to just try. That’s stupid and lame.
Now Konami doesn’t want to fix Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel for obvious reasons. They make more money this way. Think about it. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know this already. X35 Earthwalker is the smartest person after all. People want to win, easiest way to win is to have a brain dead, retarded, yes to everything, meta deck. To get those you need the cards. You mainly get the cads through spending gems to open packs. Earning gems is really slow. What’s a faster way to get them? Buy them! Easy formula. Crafting cards require having cards to dismantle. How do you get cards to dismantle? You open packs. How do you open packs? With gems! Pay attention! We don’t like to repeat ourselves. So to get the specific cards or grab as many from a certain type, it’s all about the gems. They make so much money from all these purchases. Just like in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, except it’s worse here. Everyone wants ash blossom, everyone wants max c and 3 copies of each of them. It’s all about money. The whole system is built around this, from the secret packs being temporary, to the meta decks dominating to how slow it is to get gems. It’s a design plan. Other games have done similar stuff like Raid: Shadow Legends. It’s all about making money. Game design is a business after all.
The rewards you get for wining duels are terribly lame. The legacy packs suck terribly for the most part. No excitement opening those. There’s no casual duelling mode where instead of it being ranked and facing meta brain dead decks, you can face others who just want fun duels with variety decks. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel should have a practice duel mode. Yes we know there’s solo mode but a more dedicated mode where you can maybe select what deck you want to face would be great. There’s nothing really to aim for in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel. We already reached platinum and it’s so not worth it, the reward values decrease as you get higher, the duels get less fun as it’s all dumb meta decks and the level of customisation is poor. There’s so much they could do with this game but they stay lacking. Also like mentioned before, but decks like Earth Bound Immortals need help and support. Hand traps like ash blossom should be limited cards. Not 3 copies of ash blossom and 3 copies of maxx c in one deck. Also the timer for your turn in a duel is tooooooooo long. You have almost 8 minutes to make a move. 8 MINUTES!!!! Why do you need 8 minutes?! Is your brain that damaged? Are you that slow that you need 8 minutes? It makes duels too long and boring while you wait forever for your opponent to make a move or finish their turn. We hate that when you block a player, they still show up on your duel record. In Duel Links they disappear from your record. Small stuff like that matters. There’s more things to say but we are keeping this short.
Overall there’s many things wrong with Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel but we do still play it for a few reasons. Very rarely you can have a fun duel with someone who isn’t a meta deck using idiot. A good duel where it goes back and forth and you bring out your big moves to shift things in your favour. Anther reason is that there’s so many cards, some we don’t even know about, which is cool. We won’t say more. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has so much to do to be a much better game. We have seen complaints from many people but since this is the current state of yugioh even in real life with physical cards, there isn’t that much you can do but there is some options still. Modern yugioh is far inferior to old yugioh. Now Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel may be the new big flashy Yugioh game but still is dull trash when compared to… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Aztech: Forgotten gods is an action adventure game developed and published by ‘Lienzo‘. Aztech: Forgotten gods is said to be coming out the 10th of March 2022 on the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. Aztech: Forgotten Gods has that look and style that brings back some memories for X35 Earthwalker. Let’s take a look.
The story of Aztech: Forgotten gods is very simple. You control a young lady called Achtli, who will battle the forgotten gods. the game is set in an alternate reality. A what if scenario. Basically America wasn’t conquered but instead the aztec empire grew and really prospered. Aztech: Forgotten gods is described as a cyber-stone game. This “mesoamerican” place has really cool technology. Advanced technology, stone cities, ancient tradition and off course… forgotten gods. This is a big adventure with lots of action and big battles.
Aztech: Forgotten gods instantly interested us because it’s style and graphics reminds us of a serious game from the past. That came is also set in a strange but special world. That game is Vexx. Old game on the gamecube. Big adventure, young main character, got their hands literally on special devices/technology and relies on that to beat the big bad bosses.
So how did this happen? Here’s the description on the website, “Achtli joins her archeologist mother Nantsin on an unsanctioned dig. Inadvertently, they forcefully discharge an ancient energy cell that awakens stone colossi hellbent on destroying the city.” There you go. Like Vexx, Achtli finds her powerful stone artefacts in a dig. This stone artefact changes everything.
The big bad bosses are the main attraction here in Aztech: Forgotten gods. These forgotten gods resemble the beings from the aztec pantheon. They are massive beings with huge strength and power. Achtli doesn’t stand a chance. With her new weapon she does. With it Achtli can soar through the air, gain massive airtime, dash around with speed and deliver a punch like no other. Some say Achtli can punch with immeasurable strength. These are the battles you will live for in Aztech: Forgotten gods.
We checked out some Aztech: Forgotten gods gameplay and it’s what we expected. Achtli is an intense person. She really goes in with her attacks. There’s also more to this game than just boss fighting. There’s a whole story going on. There’s twists and events that take place. It has been described as an emotional journey. So expect something deep to happen or some type of struggle. Expect aztec lore like no other that we can think of right now. The city is a big place that you definitely need to explore.
Overall Aztech: Forgotten gods seems like a good game with a more old style but off course with modern factors. Good to see something like this. The graphics aren’t great but it’s going for that more cartoony graphic style, not a serious near real style. It’s intentional. We like that it’s a straight up action game. We like Achtli herself and the what if factor of the mesoamerican setting. We hope the artefact weapon brings multiple abilities to the battles. The developers ‘Lienzo’ have done a good job with this game so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an ear open for this game. Now Aztech: Forgotten gods may have powerful giant beings but those things are just insects compared to… the ‘Earth Walk!’