X35 Earthwalker King's Bounty 2

King’s Bounty 2 is a turned based role playing game developed by ‘1C Entertainment‘ and published by ‘Prime Matter‘. King’s Bounty 2 is said to be coming out the 24th of August 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PC. We got a fantasy world with magic, beats and danger. Let’s take a look.

King’s Bounty 2 all takes place in the kingdom of Nostria. Nostria real quick gets a new king. This change of leadership is never really easy but that’s not even the main focus. Nostria has a lot of troubles coming their way. Big dangers actually. Off the such like sabotage which always sucks, conspiracies which makes communication hard and even necromancy which is always bad. All these threats and more are on the way with many mystical enemies and battles.

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King’s Bounty 2 is not going easy on the situation with loads of drama. On top of what we have already listed there’s also “kingdoms in disarray, counties demanding independence, bandits prowl the roads, all the overseas nations have denied the King’s authority over them, and blighted creatures lie in wait for the unwary.” So off course Nostria needs a hero. This is where the players come in. Pick one of three main heroes and we hope they are interesting. So off course players need an army. The means recruiting and building that army. This also won’t be easy as betrayal is a factor so keep an eye out on this adventure.   

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Our interest off course lies in the beings and creatures of King’s Bounty 2. The enemies and what you can expect to face. We have seem what looks like elemental beings, there’s golems, there’s human enemies, necromancers, beasts looking like big cats, skeletons off course, glowing plasma like big birds, gargoyles or maybe demons. We see a lot of threats and having a variety of enemies and dangers work very well especially in fantasy worlds like King’s Bounty 2. We wonder if they have the creativity to bring something new up in here but let’s see. 

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We checked out some King’s Bounty 2 gameplay and it’s what we thought but not as cool. Something we didn’t talk about much is that this is turn based strategy. You have hexagon ground layouts for combat, measuring the field and where units can stand. The combat doesn’t look exciting. We like the visuals and effects on attacks like lightning and fire. It’s definitely magically but we hope the actual combat gets better and more exciting. We like the details that given to us during combat and things are clear and easy to understand. We like the variety of the attacks as well like ice throw from an ice golem, magical blasts from spell casters and even arrows from archers.

Overall King’s Bounty 2 looks lie a good game. Nothing huge but another good game with a adventure for gamers. It’s clear quite a lot of work went into King’s Bounty 2. So far it hasn’t attracted or impressed us yet. We do want to see more though. There’s dialogue and decisions that need to be made. We know there’s consequences for your actions but do they truly matter? Most games fail with this choice to consequence stuff. Let’s see if King’s Bounty 2 fails better. The developers ‘1C Entertainment’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker hope more is done on this game. Now King’s Bounty 2 may have Nostria but that place is too lame for… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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X35 Earthwalker - Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a 2D action Role Playing Game developed by ‘Live Wire, Adglobe‘ but published by ‘Binary Haze Interactive‘. Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights came out the 22nd of June 2021 on the Nintendo Switch and PC but 29th of June 2021 on the Xbox Series X. Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights has quite a lot going on. Let’s take a look.

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is all about a girl named Lily. Lily is the last surviving priestess. What happened? Basically it’s the rain. Yes rain. Not normal rain though. This rain is dangerous and can even turn people into the undead. Lily wakes up in a church (Best place to be is church. Facts) but has no knowledge and memory of recent things that took place. So off course your mission is to find the cause of this rain and hopefully stop it.

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Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is off course already out so you can literally see the game for yourself so we are keeping it short. It’s more than just the undead. The rain turned all living things into monsters. There’s all kinds of dangers here. They are called the Blighted. Players off course need to explore this entire world. The place is called ‘Land’s End’. Very friendly. There is some variety as there’s a massive castle, a  submerged forest and even an underground cavern that’s apparently contaminated and sealed off. Isn’t that suspicious. It would be a shame if we had to explore that place, oh wait. 

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We checked out some Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights gameplay and it’s what we expected for the most part. We like that Lily doesn’t actually fight herself. She summons the spirits of the undead who got purified. One has a sword and fights like a warrior, another has a bow shooting projectiles while another is sort of like a mage that shoots fire balls sort of. They do have names like Umbral Knight, Gerrod, the elder warrior, Dark witch Elaine and more. They fight for her. So timing attacks, diving out of the way and using each summoned spirit optimally is essential in this game. 

Overall Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights seems like a really cool game and the combat is different.  We definitely like the art style and the graphics are excellent. The animations are excellent. The animations of 2D games have really stepped up. There’s a lot of details in this game too, including on the enemies. The game looks like it will get real difficult which is a good thing. The developers ‘Livewire and adglobe’ did a very good job here. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an ear out for Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights. Now Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights may have killer rain but that rain don’t mean a thang when it comes to… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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X35 Earthwalker Kitaria Fables

Kitaria Fables is an action adventure role playing game with farming elements. It’s developed by ‘Twin Hearts‘ and published by ‘PQube‘. Kitaria Fables isa said to be coming out the 3rd September 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC. Don’t let Kitaria Fables fool you. This is a serious game. Let’s take a look.

Kitaria Fables is set in the world of Kitaria where animals behave like people. Walking around, talking, got jobs, are soldiers etc. You’re in Paw village where you are… farming. Farming? That doesn’t sound like a hardened tough warrior for an adventure but hey it’s a job. So yes, you do farming, you attend to and grow your crops for money and survival. You also can get ingredients for cooking and meals. There’s crafting elements in Kitaria Fables too. Kitaria Fables is an action adventure game with Role playing games and farming elements. Sounds very interesting. We like it.

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Kitaria Fables is a big adventure remember. There’s an actual danger and threat to the world of Kitaria. There’s a growing darkness. The areas around Paw Village are getting “increasingly hostile.” In fact the empire has actually called you to investigate. So clearly we are more than just farmers. You will travel the world and reach various different locations. Expect to come across and dive into forests, mountains, swamps and even deserts. We do like the variety but hope they stand out well. So explore to find and discover new characters who can be friends and of course new gear and weapons. Speaking of weapons.

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There are real weapons in Kitaria Fables. Melee weapons like swords are here and we have seen a few designs. Some look cool. There’s projectile weapons too like bows. There are spells too. You can freeze enemies to restrict their movements or maybe take a dangerous enemy out of the equation. Maybe just burn your enemies for that additional damage. We know there’s more spells to acquire and weapons which means more options for combat styles. 

What’s interesting for us at X35 Earthwalker is what kind of enemies does Kitaria Fables have. From what we have seen there’s humanoid or should we say animaloid enemies. Animals that wield weapons like bows and melee. So maybe there’s different armies that you need to watch out for. In the forest area there are shield bugs. This shows the areas have their own unique enemies. We did see a forest golem which was the coolest thing so far. After all magic is in Kitaria Fables so magical or mystical beings like golems makes sense.  

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What’s really awesome though is that Kitaria Fables has local co-op! Something more games NEED to HAVE! This means double damage, double attacks and equipping yourselves in such a way as to compliment each other. One can focus on freezing while the other can burn enemies instead. So yeah, grab your friend, or family and… well… water crops together… right? 

We checked some Kitaria Fables gameplay and it’s what we expected. It gives us an animal crossing feeling for sure… but except there’s actual combat, monsters etc. We like that after your big dangerous adventure, you come back to a quiet simple farming. We hope to see more of what Kitaria has to offer. The graphics are good for what it is and what design this game is going for.

Overall Kitaria Fables looks like a very good game. Definitely deceptive at first appearance but it’s a real adventure game. Real weapons, real story, a real enemy/threat and many characters all with your own plots of land to do what you do best… farming. We like the cute but serious design that Kitaria Fables has. The developers ‘Twin Hearts’ have done a very good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker look forward to seeing Kitaria Fables come out. Now Kitaria Fables may be cute but that doesn’t fool… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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X35 Earthwalker Edge of Eternity game

Edge of Eternity is an action role playing game developed by ‘Midgar Studio‘ and published by ‘Dear Villagers‘ and ‘Maple Whispering‘. Edge of Eternity is said to be coming out the 8th of June 2021 on PC but the fourth quarter of the year 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4. This game is big and looks good. Let’s take a look.

Edge of Eternity is set in a fantasy world with magic and really advanced technology. The world is called Heryon. Some time ago some aliens show up and bring the pain in abundance. There was a huge “cataclysmic war”. This war required the maximum use of technology and magic. This resulted in immense devastation. The alien invaders at some point released what’s called ‘the corrosion’. This disease turns living things into messed up abominations. The whole situation in Edge of Eternity is messed up. This is where you come in.

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Now Edge of Eternity has a lot of combat here. Thank goodness for that. Combat matters. We have seen animals, infected animals, ships, elemental like beings and mechanical foes. Some of these threats are large, some enemies look really cool. The combat off course is turn based. The battlefield is separated into hexagon grids. This allows for clear positioning and measurement. Turn based strategy games are unique in how much players need to apply thinking power. We aren’t sure how deep the combat goes, in Edge of Eternity, concerning the system and mechanics. We know there’s magic, direct attacks and off course abilities but that’s too vague. We need to know more.

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Here’s some quick information about Edge of Eternity. Yasunori Mitsuda who did music concerning Chrono trigger and Xenoblade Chronicles, worked on the soundtrack for Edge of Eternity. There’s a crafting system. There’s suppose to be some highly emotional twists and moments. There’s 5 human companions to unlock. There’s over 120+ cartable items. There are dungeons. After all what action role playing game doesn’t have a dungeon of some sort. Maybe best of all is the fact that you can have a giant furry friendly friend. Basically some big cat looking creature called a Nekaroo who helps you out by giving you a ride. This thing might win the hearts of a number of players.

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We checked out some Edge of Eternity gameplay and it’s what we mostly thought it would be. You travel the world freely, even riding a Nekaroo to explore the whole area. There’s enemies out there but we’ve got flashy powerful attacks to finish them off. There’s chests to find and open to get new weapons and items. There’s a progression system and crystals that need to be used for upgrading characters. The music makes itself known for sure. It’s presence can’t be ignored. There’s more to see and we are interested. 

Overall, Edge of eternity looks awesome. We are liking the music, liking the combat so far (still need more information), like the flashy moves, special effects and definitely the graphics and visuals. Just look at the world. It’s big and looks beautiful. You have to take a look. The developers ‘Midgar Studio’ have done an awesome job so far with Edge of Eternity. We at X35 Earthwalker are looking forward to seeing more of Edge of Eternity and what it has to offer. Now Edge of Eternity may look fancy and epic but it looks boring and standard when compared to… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Scarlet Nexus is a new action role playing game developed and published by ‘Bandai Namco‘. Scarlet Nexus is said to be coming out 25th of June 2021on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. Scarlet Nexus sounds interesting and looks fictional fictional alright. Let’s take a look. 

Scarlet Nexus is a strange game for sure. Scarlet Nexus is set in the distant future. It’s so futuristic that something called a psionic hormone, was discovered in the human brain. This gives people extra sensory powers. Now off course something like that will change the whole world. People having powers and stuff. Most people can’t be trusted with powers for starters but whatever. Soon after all these evil mutants come down from the sky. They are referred too as ‘Others’ and have a serious craving for human brains. We can already see where this is going. 

We betted that even though people have psionic powers now that only the best and strongest stand a chance of combatting and beating these mutants. We were right! Not shocking at all. When are we EVER wrong? Here’s what the official Scarlet Nexus website said “Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our only chance to fight the onslaught from above.” So off course the government has been scouting and recruiting good psionics to an organisation called ‘Other Suppression Force’ or OSF. They are humanity’s last hope and chance. First of all that’s a crappy name. Other suppression force sucks and they can do better. Second they better be recruiting everyone with psionic abilities as no ability is truly useless. Don’t just get the best.

Scarlet Nexus has a dual story system going on. You can choose to either be Yuito Sumeragi who is described as “A bright and positive-minded young recruit with a kind heart.” We already like him. Yuito Sumeragi has psychokinesis which is a very powerful ability for sure. He is the second son of the Sumeragi family which is a powerful and wealthy family. His father is currently leading the government while his brother is “serving in command at the OSF”. What a family right? The other character is Kasane Randall. She is the typical mysterious super talented hardened girl who has a soft side that only those she trusts get to see. her abilities are no joke though. She also has psychokinesis and is an elite soldier. She’s described as elite soldier but that doesn’t mean she’s part of the Septentrions. Those are the two main characters but there are many other significant characters you will encounter.

It’s best to play both stories as the stories of both Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall will connect and only then will the full story be revealed in Scarlet nexus. By the way, the people responsible for the story of Scarlet Nexus are the same guys who did ‘Tales of Vesperia’. So you pretty much get what’s going on here by now. It’s simple really. Far distant future, play special characters with great powers, slice and attack dangerous big enemies, and find out what’s going on. The real story. Oh and here’s a bit about psychokinesis. You can move and lift objects but there’s also psychic type abilities too like infusing yourself with your powers to enhance attacks and abilities and in some sources of fiction even create blasts and projectiles. Scarlet Nexus seems to be taking a different turn though. 

We checked out some Scarlet Nexus gameplay and it’s what we expected. You can fight with your melee attacks using your sword while also using your psychokinesis to to throw big objects and slam enemies with stuff like even a car. The Others, those mutants, look so strange and lame. That doesn’t mean they weren’t designed well. Some characters are designed to look boring while others are designed to look cool. These things look lame. If we were in the Scarlet Nexus world, we wouldn’t take them seriously at all. The character designs are nice, not awesome though, but we recognise the style for sure. An good and easy style to work with. The city though looks very good. Basically futuristic Japan. 

Overall Scarlet Nexus looks like it’s going to be a very good game. We aren’t impressed with anything but most things don’t so that’s not a big deal here. We wanted more information concerning the combat and how psychokinesis functions in this game as it’s different across fiction. We do like the action though. The developers ‘Bandai Namco’ have done a good job with this game so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to keep and ear open for Nexus Scarlet. Now Nexus Scarlet may have psychokinetic powers but those we have seen here are a complete joke and ineffective against… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a new third person role playing action game developed by ‘Tuque Games‘ and published by ‘Wizards of the Coast‘. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is said to be coming out the 22nd of June 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. Dungeons & Dragons is popular. Let’s take a look.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is off course all about the dungeons and dragons world. It’s here this time as an action rpg. There’s real time combat too. The story isn’t complicated but more typical. Dangerous monsters and creatures causing havoc and destruction. For example there’s invading armies that are evil who are also getting more powerful over time. Frost giants and we know how bad they can get, along with dragons who want revenge are moving around through Iceland Dale. Off course dragons. It’s called dungeons and dragons after all. Can you image a dungeon without any dragons?… boring.

So yeah all players have to do is face off against the forces of darknesses and defeat dangerous powerful creatures that were on the offensive. It’s Dungeon and Dragons but improved and a huge world adventure. There’s four heroes, so pick who you want to be and get out there. That’s simple.

There is co-op as well which is awesome clearly something Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance needs.  It’s four player maximum. So imagine exploring a cold Icewind Dale, facing frost giants, slaying them and getting the loot which include gear. There’s also other fantastic mighty bosses too. Don’t forget about the dragons. 

We checked out some Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance gameplay and it’s what we expected. Take on monsters, legendary beasts, swing your weapons, fire your bows, cast your magic and work together to be victorious and bring home the prize. Exploration matters and the combat looks lively and cool. Combat in some games aren’t done well. We need to see more from Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance but so far from what we see, it looks good but standard. 

Overall Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a big role playing game. You get to fight all the famous mythological creatures like frost giants and trolls with your friends, get powerful loot, get stronger and roll together. It’s just straight up dungeons and dragons fun. The graphics look good and the visuals sound alright for now but there’s still more time to go. So we need and want to see more. Ir’s cool but doesn’t stand out. The developers ‘Tuque Games’ have done a nice job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to hear out for Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. Now Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance may have frost giants and revenge seeking dragons but even those just get slapped aside by… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Disciples: Liberation is a fantasy strategy role playing game developed by ‘Frima Studio‘ and published by ‘Kalypso‘. Disciples: Liberation is said to be coming out in the fourth quarter of 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. Strategy role playing games is one of our things so we had to check this out. Let’s take a look.

Disciples: Liberation has one of the typical role playing game stories. Start of as nothing really, in a large world and you have to create your own story and path. There are some faction in the Disciples: Liberation world. You have the human empire who for some reason always has to have religious extremism. Like seriously why can’t the human leaders be actual nice guys. Always a corrupt religion thing of some sort. Get’s annoying. To developers everywhere… get creative. There’s the undead faction which has a “mad queen”. They are a dark lot for sure. Expect other typical factions too.

There’s a whole system here. There’s political matters which you will have to get involved in and impact. You will need resources for a number of obvious things so design a team for that matter. Now off course the main event, facing dangerous monsters, creatures and organised groups. What we are most interested in is how the turn based combat is handled here in Disciples: Liberation. There isn’t that much information at all yet it’s the most important thing. So there’s no real way to rate or figure this game out by much.

Here’s some quick information. There are 4 skill classes, hidden treasures, meaning secrets are around, over 270 quests, 2 player online skirmishes, 5 different endings, off course magic is in this game, single player campaign has been said to have over 80 hours worth of gameplay. Lastly there are dangerous bosses. Again, most much information though.

We checked out some gameplay… actually no, we didn’t. There isn’t really anything to look at. What Disciples: Liberation is also going for is the whole your decisions have consequences. Many games try that but we can’t think of one where it truly matters to us. None hasn’t done a great job of that of the games we have played.

Overall. Disciples: Liberation so far just seems like another role playing fantasy game with a dark setting to it. We will have to keep an ear open for Disciple: Liberation to see what else comes up. The developers have a lot of work to do. This game can be very good but they have to get it right. We don’t believe they will though sadly. Now Disciples: Liberation might have recruits but those recruits aren’t good enough for… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a new Tactical role playing game developed and published by ‘NeocoreGames‘. King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is said to be coming out on the Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC. Concerning release date, there has been no information given. This game its looking cool though. So we decided to check it out. Let’s take a look.

The world of King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is set in what’s called arthurian mythology. So expect stuff surrounding the legends of King Arthur. Except there’s a dark fantasy twist to it (thank goodness for that). The story though is quite simple but cool. You are sir Mordred who is an enemy of King Arthur. You killed him in combat but he in his last moment landed a killing blow on you too. You both died. Yet, someone called the ‘The lady of the lake’ who is the ruler of the mystical island of avalon brings you back… somehow. Guess what? Arthur is back too… somehow. You have to defeat Arthur again but he’s demonic or corrupted or something. Expect darkness.

Now remember that King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is tactical. It’s been described as a hybrid of turn based tactical game and rpg. So have your team vs an enemy team facing off against each other. We at X35 Earthwalker enjoy tactical turn based games as there is so much to take into account, requires lots of thinking and being strategic with each move. Each position matters, where you move matters, what unit classes you have on your team matters, what abilities you have available matters. Pretty much everything matters in a good tactical turn based. This game got a ton of support ops kick starter too so there’s high hopes for this game and expectations.

This isn’t just a straight up turn based like XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. You will have to take in your environments, move around and even scout ahead to see where your enemies are. They could be hidden or hiding waiting for an ambush. There are mechanics to help with this. There are lures to lead enemies away and even traps you can set up to get that advantage. There’s also a variety of enemies and mythological creatures that will come against you, so make sure to learn about them, gain experience and be better prepared for the next time. Planning is key in this game.

There are more than 30 different heroes. There are also 5 different classes too. The heroes are the game changers. The different knights aren’t just mindless strong units they actually have their own personalities. Some of your knights will even clash with each other. The knights will pay attention to what you do. So it’s not just their strengths and abilities but if they are with you and your goals. You have to pay attention to their loyalty as it’s possible for them to turn against you. Settle their disputes and don’t anymore enemies than you already have. The heroes also have skill trees so character development is here but we hope there is clear variety, clear strengths and a clear reason as to why to use this hero over another. It’s a role playing game after all.

We have checked out some King Arthur: Knight’s Tale gameplay and it’s what we expected. There is choice dialogue when speaking with certain characters in the story so we get choice, again not sure how important it really is. Your heroes can die and get serious injuries that if not handled right, will die from them, losing big firepower. The game ma for selecting, viewing missions etc looks very nice and we like how the sea looks. The spaces and movement in combat is clearly highlighted and shown to help prevent mistakes. The mini map looks very good and clearly shows useful information. From what we can see so far, King Arthur: Knight’s Tale. One big concern is that we hope they present Christianity correctly. Out of respect to the Christians make sure you present Christianity correctly.   

Overall King Arthur: Knight’s Tale seems like a really cool game. We like new or creative creatures and monsters. We want to see the developers take full advantage and go creative with the mythology. We hope to see more moves and abilities be available for the unites and heroes. We still need to see more but this game has our attention… for now. The developers ‘Neocoregames’ have done a great job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an eye open for King Arthur: Knight’s Tale. Now King Arthur: Knight’s Tale may have knights but those knights will lose their life if they face… the ‘Earth Walk!’ 

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GRAVEN is a new action adventure role playing game developed by ‘Slipgate Ironworks‘ and published by ‘3D Realms‘ and ‘1C Entertainment‘. GRAVEN is said to be coming out on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC. This game is out here trying to do it’s own thing. Let’s take a look. 

In the world of GRAVEN, players control a “wrongly convicted man of faith” in a dark fantasy world. This means magic, castles, evil beings, monsters etc. What are you wrongly convicted of? We don’t know. We do know that players can expect an adventure. 

Now take into account that GRAVEN is far from it’s release date and clearly still in serious development. Right now it doesn’t look good at all for 2020 standards. Now we can se the graphical style that they are aiming for though. We hope to see more of it’s development. We do like the environments though. There’s what looks like a swamp, castle walls, dungeons, villages and towns. We’ve got variety here. There’s clearly what looks like friendly people in the game who may even help you out.

As GRAVEN is a dark fantasy RPG we expected magic and spells. We were right. There are books which have certain spells. You can hurl fire like a flamethrower, zap enemies with lightning from your hands and cause explosions. There are weapons like a magic staff and even a hand mounted crossbow and off course a kick straight from Duke Nukem. So there is some combat options here. So there’s loads of stuff going on right here in GRAVEN but off course sin heavy development.  

We checked out some gameplay and it currently looks unimpressive and not very good BUT again… it’s in heavy development and a good distance away from release date. We are judging from the current displayed stuff. The running around and kicking is very similar to Duke Nukem which is funny since one of the publishers is 3D Realms who are known for Duke Nukem games like ‘Duke Nukem 3D‘. The foundations seem sound right now with lots of room to put stuff in. So maybe keep an eye on GRAVEN. 

Overall GRAVEN looks like it has potential. It needs time and that’s what people should do… be patient. We hope to see great animations, good graphics and visuals and more options concerning spells and bigger variety of enemies. The developers have got a lot of work to do. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to hear more about GRAVEN in the future. Now GRAVEN may have a dark fantasy world but even it’s world is too boring compared too… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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Indivisible is a RPG platformer game that was developed by ‘Lab Zero Games‘. Indivisible came out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Right of the truck etc just say this is an awesome game. This is once again another awesome game that didn’t get enough attention. Silly games like Among us gets attention but not Indivisible. It’s the world we live in. We have beaten the whole game, written about it before, had a lot fun and so here’s our views. Let’s take a look.

Indivisible has many strong points but our favourite has to be the characters. From their design to most specifically their interactions with each other. As you go through the game you’ll meet a whole host of different characters with very different designs from each other. Very different. Our favourite characters are Thorani, Zebei and off course Dhar. The characters have made us laugh more than once. We have cared about some characters, one by far the most. Before all that though take some time to actually look how Zebei fires his bow with his up-based attack where he’s in the air. He got too much skill and swag.

Our favourite scene of character interaction has to be when Thorani, Zebei, Baozhai, Dhar and Ajna tried the strong alcohol during their escape from the slime at the iron kingdom. It had everything. Clear relationships between certain characters, age reveals, behaviour, humour and more. That moment when Kushi asked to try the drink and Zebei simply said “None for you child” then kushi got upset just made us laugh and reminds us of a father with a daughter or big brother little sister sort of relationship. It makes sense as Zebei is a full fledge protector while kushi is an apprentice. Zebei is responsible for her. We learnt that Dhar is 20 years old while Ajna is 16 (clearly). Thorani is the clear mother of the group and clearly mature and behaves wonderfully. An excellent example woman. We won’t cover everything as you should see for yourself but Dhar can’t handle his drinks and Baozhai is a fun strong person to have around.  

Next let’s talk about the adventure itself. It’s a big game. You won’t complete this in two hours. You seat in an Ashwat village, then get to a Flying Fortress, then reach Mt Sumeru, then a desert, then a lovely city at the end of the desert with a port, water, merchants, everything. Then the adventure becomes less linear and opens up for access to three more places: Iron kingdom, Tai Krung and Kaanul. We enjoyed the variety of environments and each place is very different from each other which is a good thing. Tai Krung is basically china town but for some reason has reggae music. Hey! Shut up! That background level music wasn’t chinese. It was reggae, off course a bit of a twist to it but reggae nonetheless. Iron kingdom is clearly the military power country with machinery and advanced technology. Kaanul is so nature based with trees, plants, temple styled buildings and more. It’s a jungle. These levels also have a Metroid feel to it in terms of you can’t go through here because you need a certain ability. So you go to another place to learn it and progress. Lots of travelling to and fro through the places.

Next let’s talk about the combat. It’s so different from other games. We like and respect uniqueness. You start with two characters and one button on your controller controls one character’s actions like ‘A’ button and the other button like ‘B’ controls the other. You use those buttons to attack AND to defend. To get a perfect defence you need to time it and press the button at the same time as the  attack comes in from enemies. So it can get confusing at first. An enemy will choose who to attack or both and you must control the right character for defending and attacking. Then you will have four characters fo A for one, B for 2, Y for three and X for four if on Xbox for example. This is where some peoples brains can get confused. Holding up or down while pressing the button does a different attack from default. There are advanced combat techniques too. So you have to remember and juggle all this information at the same time. Seeing new players trying to manage all this is funny. You get use to it quickly though. The combat has layers to it from juggling enemies to generate more iddhi, to combo-ing into an ultimate back into a juggle etc. 

Another great thing about Indivisible is that we could easily understand the characters. What they are about, their mentality and what their negatives or issues were. We understood Gingseng’s passion for botany and his goals. We knew he would be honoured to study under angwu at the tower of wisdom. Gingseng for the most part was normal. We liked him. Ajna right from the start we knew she was a typical troublesome teenager. She wakes up late, not very responsible person, backchats and argues with her dad over everything. Even a smack across the head doesn’t help (if she had a Jamaican dad her attitude would change). She claims she listens while interrupting people. You just knew she had to go on a journey or maturing, listening and being a better person. It was good to see her development. She cares though, values friendships greatly, loves to help others, determined to help the world and right her wrongs. Thorani is empathetic, sense others feelings like if they are sincere or not. She has a strong desire to want to help others and cares for others. Even calling Ajna and others her children (well she is old enough). We knew her problem would be that she would want to help others so badly that she is willing to over tax herself. Risk or harm herself in the process. She also doesn’t open up to others has much and keeps it in. Sure she’s over a thousand years old and can’t relate woman problems to 16 year old immature Ajna but there’s Zebei who’s an adult. Phoebe was married so she can understand. Baozhai is a no no as she might make some moves if you know what we mean. So not her.    

The game wasn’t cryptic at all. Most stuff was easy to figure out, a good amount of clues was given concerning what to do but the game didn’t hold your and. There were secrets to find, hidden characters to discover, ways to upgrade yourself through the ringsels. Each character had a personal mission of their own for you to discover and complete which results in… we aren’t entirely sure what the benefit is except sometimes getting a new costume. We think the characters gets stronger too as they get way more hearts which the game didn’t explain by the way. We believe they get stronger, the new customer is cool though. We didn’t even get an achievement for completing all of them. Their own personal quests were fun to pursue and complete though. It definitely relates with the character in some way and were for the most part interesting. The most unique character was Zahra. gamerant are terrible at analysis and overall not good gamers as they said she was a terrible character in combat and not worth a space. They are so wrong. So they lost any credibility they had with us. Zahra buffs your team one by one and you can stack the buffs which are speed, damage and defense. The buffs are gone if you get hit. You need to perfect block with her to keep the buffs. So if you are skilled you can stack speed, damage and defence boosts on all characters which makes them very powerful. Zebei with a speed boost makes him so fast it’s actually over powered. We have seen Zebei use all his attacks, run back, recharge and go back in before the other characters even get a chance. Zahra is amazing. 

Most characters have their own clear uses while there are some who are basically useless from a combat perspective. For example Yan just gets outclassed in damage, juggle and effects. Naga rider is a better version of her when it comes to juggling, ultimates and straight up damage (unless there’s something we don’t know). Zebei is faster than her. We don’t see a reason to use her. Kushi and Altun get outclassed by Tungar for area of effect damage. Her ability to fly isn’t as useful as you think, quite limited. The dog Lanshi hasn’t impressed us. The dog is for set ups and we definitely like how different the dog operates from the other characters though. Sadly Baozhai isn’t good either. Her default attack does no damage but powers up the cannons which aren’t impressive damage and can hurt our own teammates, so little to no combo potential. It would have been good if all characters had their own use or advantages. Even Phoebe eventually got replaced on our team and we liked her.

Another negative about Indivisible is that we started new game plus but there’s nothing so far that’s different about the game. We even saw someone claim there’s nothing different. Ajna has different colour hair, and has the same design as the new Ajna after her interaction with Kala but still no difference. We thought maybe what she says would be different or maybe the characters would recognise her and engage with her differently. Off course we haven’t finished new game plus but so far everything is the same which is very disappointing. We also noticed a very small map mistake where the ma shows you there’s an incarnation (blue flame symbol) on the map when there isn’t. 

Here’s two more negatives we had with Indivisible. First is a secret hidden boss called meownster. We found this secret boss and we are sorely disappointed. First of all it looked stupid. We just a huge disappointed sigh when we first found it. That’s not how a powerful super strong final boss should look. Kala looked cool but meownster was lame. Next it was badly designed. You take its life down and it then gets a bit bigger and gets full health back. You do this 5 more times and you wonder how many times do you have to beat it. It’s annoying when you have no idea. It then gets stronger moves with a few that can one shot your entire team. The entire boss fight was boring, it was long, we couldn’t be bothered and worst of all, you don’t get anything for doing it. No over powered move/ability, no epic custom, no cheat menu no nothing. Don’t waste your time on this boss. Not worth it.

The last thing that was a negative that we certainly hated was Ajna’s tribute to Dhar. Spoiler alert. We were mad that Dhar died. Made us not want to continue playing. He sacrificed himself for the Ajna, for the team. Ajna finds his sword and her tribute to him was that she didn’t like him, blames him, will never forgive him but thanks him for preventing her from becoming something she would hate. That’s it! What kind of bullcrap tribute it that for someone who went on a whole adventure to you, dedicated himself to help you save the world, the first person you encounter (not on good terms) and last of all gives his life to help you, for the mission. We disliked Ajna after that. We didn’t care about her anymore. We were done. We don’t care if Dhar killed her dad and that she’s 16. Childish or not. Let’s defend Dhar. Dhar killed her dad yes but they were on opposing sides of a battle and normally in battles and wars one side loses and people die. Dhar was raised in a lying dictatorship like country in an army that believes what they are doing is right. He was indoctrinated as he grew up. He knew no better. Ajna and the crew fought and most likely killed many beings and people on their journey like the soldiers of the iron kingdom. How many of them were dads, brothers, sons, husbands etc. She didn’t care… but when it’s her dad its bad. That’s called battle, war whatever. Dhar learnt the truth, admitted what he did was wrong and explained how he was indoctrinated and thought his leader would help bring world peace but Ajna still won’t forgive him after death. Lame. Pathetic. Forget Ajna and her stupid tribute, rather they didn’t have that scene. Dhar is our favourite character.   

Here’s another good thing about Indivisible. The final boss and main villain of the game is Kala. She looks cool, clearly powerful and has her own issues and story. Even Kala does through some development and learning too. Every encounter with Kala was a good one. At the start of the game we thought she was some particle thing ike energy. Then we see she has a body and solid form. She is huge and can step on you. The final battle is completely different from everything else we ever faced. The very end where we had no hope of beating her due to her power but by remembering the basics of solid defense you out last Kala’s assault. Kala was a great villain. She made sense, especially in terms of combat and power. Unlike other video games like god of war where kratus is able to kill zeus who is supposed to be the strongest of all the gods by far and way superior to kratus. In Indivisible it makes sense that Ajna is no match for Kala and can’t beat her. It’s realistic in that sense. So victory must be taken in another way. It was exciting to be right outside of Kala’a area about to head in to settle the fight. 

Overall Indivisible is an excellent game. We had lots of fun playing it. 100%-ing this game isn’t really hard. Just got to put in time. The bosses were cool to face with the serpent queen being the most cryptic. For a bit we didn’t know what we were suppose to do at one point. Off course we aren’t going to go over every little thing. Oh by the way. Everyone go get this game. It’s available on the Xbox game pass (greatest deal in video game history). We literally just surfed the game pass and saw this game and was like yes we get to play it. Downloaded it and had a great time. Indivisible is an adventure that you have to go on. We didn’t talk about the clear cultural inspiration for this game. Indivisible is a 9/10 for us. Try it for yourself. Truly an amazing game. Now Indivisible may be an amazing game but it’s nothing special if you compare it to… the ‘Earth Walk!’

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