The Awakening of Mummies is an action puzzle game developed and published by ‘Virtual Arts Studio‘. The Awakening of Mummies I said to be coming out the 16th of November 2022 on Xbox, 17th of November 2022 for Nintendo Switch. It’s already out on PC off course. Puzzles and mummies. X35 Earthwalker hasn’t got anything against mummies. Let’s take a look.
The Awakening of Mummies is very simple. There’s a pyramid. There’s many sleeping mummies. Cleo is an evil pharoah and she has imprisoned mummies. Strange right? Anywho… you have to wake them up and lead them out safely. There you go.
So this is where players puzzle solving skills are needed. The Awakening of Mummies keeps it simple. You will end up leading groups of mummies. There are dangers of course. There are wholes in the ground and even spikes which will kill your mummies. Avoid them. Make sure to collect the correct runes of each mummy and then get them all to their own totems… at the same time (we hear). Then just open the door and proceed to the next chamber in the pyramid.
We checked out some The Awakening of Mummies gameplay and it’s what we expected but simpler. The mummies are kind of cute. Got cartoony eyes and physics, like when they step over a hole. Keep them safe at all costs. Also Cleo is just there. She’s just chilling we guess. She can be seen and shoes just watching things happen. When you successfully get the mummies out she gets angry. So why won’t she do something? We see what this game is doing.
Overall The Awakening of Mummies seems like a good game for how simple it is. It’s nothing complicated. If you want a nice simple puzzle game with a classic style but cartoony then The Awakening of Mummies does that. It’s either you like games like this… or you don’t. That’s all. The developers ‘Virtual Arts Studio’ have done a good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker have conquered every puzzle he has faced. Now The Awakening of Mummies may have an evil Cleo but she ain’t a problem for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
The Darkest Tales is an action adventure platformer game developed by ‘Trinity Team‘ and published by ‘101xp‘. The Darkest Tales is said to be coming out the 13th October 2022 on the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and pc. The Darkest Tales is not about to have it easy. X35 Earthwalker will tell it as it is. Let’s take a look.
Let’s keep this simple. You are in the realm of dreams. This place is distorted childhood dreams as well. You are a teddy bear, a stuffed bear. No joke. You must save your owner, Alicia, from this place. This mission is not going to be sunshines and rainbows although you can expect some of that though. Dreams can be anything after all. Get ready for a fight.
Only the stuffed teddy can save Alicia in The Darkest Tales. Alicia is a grown up and only something from her past can do it. The Darkest Tales has aimed to be a deep and complex story. The games description said “you’ll have to come face-to-face with the difficult questions of life more than once.” Now this does get our attention a bit. Brace yourself.
The Darkest Tales is a game full of danger. So there’s going to be enemies. This nightmarish and distorted world. The fairy tail like place has recognisable locations and beings. Rubber duckies who are blood thirty, the little mermaid but she looks more like a sea witch than friendly, sleeping beauty is here too and she ain’t friendly or sweet either. Worse of all… there’s… there’s… violent gingerbread men! Not the gumdrop buttons!
Good thing this teddy bear ain’t no wuss. He built melee weapons and a bow. His arrows are needles. Even got a grappling hook too. Combat is a part of this game. You will need to time your attacks, get sort of tactical and deal with the obstacles. It does seem like there’s more than. one ending. We hope so. We don’t think The Darkest Tales has a deep combat system. Must be simple for what the game is and it’s style. We do lie the different types of enemies, including the big threats you have to avoid and run from. This game will need loads of surprises and some glimpses of dangers to come.
We checked out some The Darkest Tales gameplay and it’s almost what we expected. You are travelling from left to right, limbo and side scrolling style. The animations are very good though. This game has got good attention to details as well. The teddy bear can gain experience and get skills. Which suggests a skill tree. The combat is actually active and it isn’t the same but it reminds us of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. There’s got to be secrets in The Darkest Tales and maybe that’s what links to the multiple endings. There’s even a giants’ castle in the clouds… which needs exploring.
Overall The Darkest Tales seems like a cool and maybe freaky experience. A dream world that’s a nightmare. Traps, obstacles, enemies, evil forces and a way to fight back. The fairy tales will be distorted and ruined for you. How tough can one stuffed teddy bear be? The developers ‘Trinity Team’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to keep an ear open for this game. The Darkest Tales may have a hero teddy bear but it’s not enough for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Fuga: Melodies of Steel is a tactical role playing game that was developed by CyberConnect2. Fuga: Melodies of Steel was released on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. This game is excellent. X35 Earthwalker is playing it now and it’s been a good treat so far. There’s a lot to say and talk about but we will try to keep it short. Let’s take a look.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel is all about a group of children, a dozen at most, who are controlling a tank. Why? Their village got raided by an invading military force and their families were taken captive. So They ended up finding a powerful tank called the Taranis. It’s massive and bigger than any other tank. It’s a super tank. They will use this to chase after the Berman army. Sounds like a plan. Right? It’s children after all.
We like the graphic style of Fuga: Melodies of Steel. It sort of reminds us of Astria Ascending. The game looks good. The characters look good and are distinct. The character designs alone give you a lot of information about the characters. That kind of designs top level and many people can’t do that. The story telling is effective. The voice of the lady communicating with the children sounds almost perfect. Sounds like a guardian… their guardian but who is this person? The illustrations + voice and the events work very well together. We already have characters we care about… a lot. X35 Earthwalker will not allow harm to come to these children.
The main thing about this game is the strategies. Fuga: Melodies of Steel has many mechanics that allow for deep strategies. It’s not just fire cannons at enemy tanks. Each tank has weaknesses that when exploited with a specific type of tank cannon, can cause the enemy vehicle to be delayed. Making them act later. The weapons have different damage and accuracy. Some enemies are harder to hit and so it’s wiser to use certain weapons against them. There’s status effects that can be inflicted like stun, burn and smoke (here’s more). Smoke reduces their accuracy and burn inflicts damage after each action. Special abilities and attacks require SP to use. Another resource to manage. Some enemies have armour which reduce the damage they take but there are special ammo and abilites that can get rid of the armour. There’s buffs you can give to individual characters or there whole team like increasing luck, speed or damage. We can explain more but lets’ keep it short.
The strategies don’t end on the battlefield. There’s more thinking required during the intermissions. During the intermission you have 20 AP (action points). Having the children talk to each other, to build their relationships, costs AP. Planting seeds to grow crops cost AP. So does, fishing for scrap and cooking a meal. Why are you doing any of this? They all yield great benefits. Building relationships allows for link attacks and stronger support effects. Growing crops produce ingredients for cooking. Cooking meals gives buffs to your characters. Scrap fishing creates a chance to obtain materials. Materials are needed to upgrade the Taranis. Upgrades include more health, damage and maximum SP. You never have enough AP to do everything you want or need. You have to decide what to do, prioritise and conclude what’s most important. You’ll understand easily when you play it. Bottom line, you’ll redoing heavy thinking both in and out of combat. Nothing must be wasted. Every decision and move counts. Even the paths you take on your journey, safe, normal and dangerous matters. Tactical gamers and players with some intelligence will thrive here. Off course no gamer is even close to X35’s intelligence.
Overall Fuga: Melodies of Steel is a fantastic game. Graphics, sounds, story, emotions, investment, decisions and deepness of strategies are all very good. The animations of the Taranis are weak though. There’s seriously more to the strategies. There’s the link attacks which are powerful and must be unlocked through a bond between characters and then charged up. Then there’s ‘Hero mode’. This is where things get real crazy. Maybe we will go over more of this stuff another time. Fuga: Melodies of Steel is available on the Xbox Game Pass right now. Fuga: Melodies of Steel isn’t normally our type of game but this game has been a real treat for sure. X35 Earthwalker is invested. There you go. We tried to keep this short. Fuga: Melodies of Steel is worth checking out if you have the brains for it.
Moonscars is an action adventure platformer game developed by Black Mermaid and published by ‘Humble Games‘. Moonscars is said to be coming out then 27th of September 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. Moonscars is brining in that dark tone for sure. X35 Earthwalker sees many games try to do it right. Let’s take a look.
Moonscars has a weird story going on here. Basically players control a weird dude named Grey Irma, who’s described as the ‘fierce clayborne warrior’. You strike under moonlight. Your purpose? “Finding the Sculptor, and unravel the mystery of her existence”. Yes. That’s it. That’s definitely lame and we aren’t impressed right now. Obviously when you play the game you will get more information. What’s not lame is how Moonscars looks. That’s more interesting. More on that later.
Moonscars is set in a 2D dark, sad world filled with shadows, evil and despair. The darkness here wants to destroy you. Like seriously. Nothing here wants to sit down and have tea with you. It’s one of those games where the difficulty is said to be high and so the player is expected to die… a lot. With each death, the player is expected to learn from it and become better. In Moonscars, death is an opportunity. To “mold yourself into a master warrior”. We will leave that there.
Moonscars does look good. Not very good but good for sure. The world looks depressing, sad and dark. You don’t want to be here. Even our character looks the opposite of positive. The background fits well with the game and the location. The animations are very good for the graphic style. The attacks look well defined and very clear. The running animation isn’t good though.
We checked out some Moonscars gameplay and it’s what we expected. Run around, explore, slash, jump and die. You can parry strikes and create openings for yourself. Time your dodges and be patient for some enemies. Moonscars will not be a merciful game. That’s the expectation but we wonder about the amount of hand holding in this game. We do want to see more though.
Overall Moonscars is a good game from what we can see so far. We do want more information. Beises your slashing players can also use special weapons. There’s also magic that you can use. A game like Moonscars definitely needs magic or some sort of mystical power. There is room for bosses of variety in this world. The developers ‘Black Mermaid’ have done an alright job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to keep an ear open concerning this game. Now Moonscars may have darkness and death holding but it’s all weak stuff in the eyes of… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Little Orpheus is a side scrolling adventure game developed by ‘The Chinese Room‘ and published by ‘Secret Mode‘. Little Orpheus is said to be coming out the 13th of September 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and pc. Little Orpheus trying to make something big happen. X35 Earthwalker like games that go big and not home. Let’s take a look.
Little Orpheus has an interesting story going on here. Players control a cosmonaut dude named Ivan Ivanovich. The year is 1962. The location is Soviet Siberia. Ivan is dropped into an extinct volcano in the Little Orpheus… which is his exploration capsule. The mission is to explore the centre of the Earth. He disappears… but three years later he’s back with claims that he saved the world. Also his capsule, the ‘Little Orpheus’ was powered by a nuclear bomb. He returns without that too. So yeah, the people in charge are mad. He has to explain what happened. So he recalls the events. These events is your gameplay. He is telling the story.
So according to Ivan a whole lot of stuff happened on his adventure. Forests, civilisations, water, facilities and more. There’s numerous places in this game which have very different looks and environments. We like the areas in Little Orpheus. It’s a side scrolling game, so like Infernax, Limbo and Greak: memories of azur, what you see is what you get. So be observant and take in everything on the screen. The details should be fantastic. Modern Side scrolling games tend too.
Now a game like this would be beautiful but get boring fast. Little Orpheus doesn’t have an empty world. There’s living creatures and sentient beings here. This includes giant creatures, monsters and other hostile beings. There’s dinosaurs who want a meal, giant bugs who want to get some nutrients (by eating you) and even larger threats. Players will need to use their wits (if they have any), quick thinking and observation skills to survive through this. Shouldn’t be too hard… right?
We checked out some Little Orpheus gameplay and it’s what we though it would be. Matter of fact it heavily reminds us of ‘Planet Alpha‘. Both games had imaginary and big beautiful worlds. Both games have life in them with creatures and cool environments. both main characters are space looking dudes like travellers. Both have dangers and giant creatures which will end you if you aren’t careful. Let’s hope that Little Orpheus isn’t a baby difficulty game and has some challenge with maybe some scares. Games like this need to make sure to be as memorable as possible.
Overall Little Orpheus has very good potential. We like the different environments and how good they look. We like that something may be following you in the background and we hope that only observant players can spot them before the counter. Not every main threat should have this though. We hope the survival and encounters are realistic. Graphics are good but we expected a bit better. The developers ‘Chinese Room’ have done a very good game so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will see if Little Orpheus ticks off the boxes.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a survival horror game developed by ‘Sonnori‘ and published by ‘PQube‘. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is said to be coming out September 8th 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PS4. It came out years ago on pc and many knew about this game. X35 Earthwalker knows this game very well. We hope some things have changed though. Let’s take a look.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School was. A very popular game. Many people made gameplay video of this game. To simply explain the story of this game. You control a dude named Lee. He enters the school after it’s closed for the day. More like snuck in. He did this to return an item that a girl dropped and left behind. Problem;em is… this school has many problems. Some are supernatural. It ain’t safe up in here.
The big problem that White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will have is that it already went viral. It went big. Now it’s coming out just on the consoles? That isn’t enough. There needs to be more to this game. Well… we hear there is. Apparently there’s all new visuals, which was clearly needed. New audio effects too. There’s a brand new character! New scenario and best of all “reimagined ghosts”. Apparently there’s also special endings too. So there is some new stuff.
The reimagined ghost is what we are most interested in for White Day: A Labyrinth Named School. The ghosts and the strange supernatural stuff was the best things overall. Were hope the ghosts looks more threatening, sound more terrifying or creepy. We want new ghosts too. There isn’t much but there’s room for new things and action. They have to supe this game up.
We checked out some White Day: A Labyrinth Named School gameplay and it’s what we expected. We do want to see more from this game though. It still doesn’t feel like enough. We know that there’s the famous and loved, while hated, janitor. The janitor is back and he’s got his baseball club. Ready to beat students over the head just like old times.
Overall White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a good game for sure. Characters, actions, hunters, ghosts, tons of secrets, multiple endings and an angry janitor. We also heard there is also 30+ additional costumes for all characters. So we are checking those out. The developers ‘Sonnori’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what else this game pulls out. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School may have reimagined ghosts but those are spooky enough for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Arenas of Tanks is a action indie game developed by ‘Petite games‘ and published by ‘Ratalaika games‘. Arenas of Tanks came out the 19th off August 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. arenas of Tanks is in a rough position. Being a friendly tank game that is. X35 Earthwalker will decide if it’s the best or not. Let’s take a look.
Arenas of Tanks is the newest friendly tank game. This is a difficult position to be in. That’s because games like Arenas of Tanks remind players of Wii Tanks. Wii Tanks is the most popular and best rated game of all the tank games. Even the second latest called ‘Tanky Tanks‘ which we wrote about and did gameplay on was close to Wii Tanks but not better for a couple of reasons. Read for yourself to find out. Regardless these tank games of this style will always be compared to Wii Tanks.
Arenas of Tanks is going in it’s own path with this more bigger maps, moving camera and even requires a mini map to show you where you are and useful information. This is clearly different. Other from that. It’s similar. Ricochet shots. Aerial view, multi coloured tanks who we believe behave differently, etc. We like the coloured tanks. Something that tanky tanks didn’t do and it cost them. Players like colours.
There’s an upgrade system. You can reduce your reload time, increase armour strength, make health packs more effective and increase your tanks speed. You need to collect and use scraps to do so. You can even purchase and get allied tanks to join you on the battle field. They have stats too. There’s also objectives like destroy two tanks or collect certain amounts of scraps to collect all orbs or survive a certain number of waves of enemies. This is all new off course and we expect new stuff in this day and age.
We checked out some Arenas of Tanks gameplay and it’s not exactly what we expected. Even though there’s some cool stufff going on here. Even the rounds you fire are higher speed too making things more intense and action. The biggest flaw here is that there’s no co-op.Wii Tanks and even Tanky Tanks have co-op and you could play with someone. Arenas of Tanks has no such thing from what we can see. That’s super lame. That alone makes this game less than Wii Tanks. When are game developers going to understand that gamers like to play with others and families like games with multiplayer.
Overall Arenas of Tanks looks like a very good game but no, it is not the best tank game. Wii Tanks is still king. We hope Arenas of Tanks gets a multiplayer mode. This game would be cool to play with others. So developers ‘Petite games’, hurry up and make things right. We want to play with others. If you don’t… well let’s just say maybe a cactus will come for you. We at X35 Earthwalker might have to keep an eye on this game. Now Arenas of Tanks may have scraps and upgrades but it’s not enough for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC is a action adventure game developed by ‘Now Production‘ and published by ‘Bandai Namco‘. PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC is said to be coming out the 26th of August 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PC. X35 Earthwalker likes the majority of Pac-Man games. Let’s take a look.
PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC. In this world, Pac-man himself returns home, on his birthday, to learn that the ghosts have kidnapped Pac-man’s family and friends. This off course ruined the birthday party. So basically we now have to rescue Pac-man’s loved ones and beat those ghosts up. That’s the story… so get to it.
Pac-man heads out on this big adventure. The detonation is Ghost island. Pac-man needs to explore the six areas here. Now off course this is a remake of Pac-man world. So expect improved graphics, visuals, controls, sounds and more. Off course the main villains the boss of the ghosts. The scumbag known as Toc-man. So yep. It’s Pac-man vs Toc-man.
We checked out some PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC gameplay and it’s mostly what we expected. There’s multiple bosses, those ghosts are an annoying and there’s even car racing. There’s classic pac-man mechanic like like get the pellets but there’s also platforming gameplay as well. Become a giant pac-man head and start munching down.
Overall PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC just seems like a good fun game. Something that almost all Pac-man fans can get behind. Gamers always like to see a remake of an old game they truly enjoyed many years ago. PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC looks like it has been done well. The developers ‘Now Production’ have done a very good job. We at X35 Earthwalker hope this game does it’s job. Now PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC may have Toc-man but he’s too pathetic for…the ‘Earth Walk!’
SD Gundam Battle Alliance is an action role playing game developed by ‘ARTDINK‘ and published by ‘Bandai Namco Entertainment‘. SD Gundam Battle Alliance is said to be coming out the 25th of August 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. SD Gundam Battle Alliance is looking sort of serious. X35 Earthwalker is here. Let’s take a look.
SD Gundam Battle Alliance takes place in a strange place called G: Universe. It’s a world where the Gundam canon story has been completely distorted. It’s not correct. So you need correct this distorted time line. How do you doo that? By fighting off course. What else is there?
Listen to this. They say you can “develop new Mobile Suits to add to your arsenal. Gather Capital and expansion parts to transform your favo(u)rite machine into the ultimate MS.” There’s Also co-op as well. After all you roll in a team of three. If you ain’t got no friends for whatever reason, you can play with bots.
We checked out some SD Gundam Battle Alliance gameplay and it’s not what we expected at first. It went for the miniature cutesy toy style for design. They are all short and look like toys fighting. The combat definitely looks like it flows. Smoothly too.
Overall SD Gundam Battle Alliance looks like it’s going to bee pure action. Those who are fans of the Gundam world and lore, will definitely enjoy this. Maybe not the style though. Let’s see how big this game is and else they got too offer. In time. We at X35 Earthwalker aren’t Gundam people but we check tings out still. The developers ‘ARTDINK’ have done a good job soo far. Now SD Gundam Battle Alliance may have a distorted history but it would instantly be fixed by… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Tribes of Midgard is an action adventure game developed by ‘Norsfell‘ and published by ‘Gearbox publishing‘. Tribes of Midgard is said to be coming out the 16th of August 20222 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It’s already out open PS5, PS4 and PC. Once again haven’t heard of this game at all until it’s now on it’s way to Xbox. We like norse mythology games. X35 Earthwalker will be the judge as always. Let’s take a look.
The story in Tribes of Midgard is simple. Basically Midgard is under attack. dangerous spirits, mythical creatures and off course giants… real mean big giants all want a piece of the action here. They just might bring on Ragnarök… as in the end of the world. So what’s the solution? Cut, shoot, smash your enemies as powerful warriors. Players control a einherjar. What’s an einherjar? Well it’s an elite warrior who died and got taken to Valhalla by Valkyries and they get to battle for eternity and eat proper good food all day. You interrupt your eating to come down and face the troubles on Midgard.
Tribes of Midgard is a familiar style. Top view, run around, numerous enemies and smash them with characters of different classes. Yep. There’s multiple classes. In Tribes of Midgard players can choose from Ranger, berserker, hunter, warrior, seer, sentinel, warden and guardian. There’s a good variety here but we hope there’s clear differences. Guardian is like the tank and can taunt enemies. Warriors love melee combat and even spell casting. Seer can weaken their enemies while empowering their allies. So yeah, make sure too read them all to find out what they are about.
We checked out some Tribes of Midgard gameplay and it’s what we expected. What’s also available that we expected is that there’s multiplayer. Grab some allies and face the foes together. A game like this needs co-op. We like that there’s different types of giants. We saw a flaming one too. Just looks like a casual fun game.
Overall Tribes of Midgard looks like a not serious but fun game with some depth to it. There’s more going on in Tribes of Midgard but we won’t say everything. The graphics are nothing special. Alright even but the art style is good. We like the mechanics, the classes and the more causal gameplay. The developers ‘Norsefell’ have done a good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker like combat casual multiplayer games and will have to see what this game brings. Now Tribes of Midgard may have mythological beings but those things are too pathetic for… the ‘Earth Walk!’