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!’
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!’
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!’
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!’
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!’
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!’
The Falconeer is a new open world, aerial combat role playing game developed by ‘Tomas Sala‘ and published by ‘Wired Productions‘. The Falconeer is said to be coming out the 10th of November on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC. It’s another Xbox exclusive coming out on the Xbox Series X launch day. The Falconeer is said to be bringing a “new take on air combat”. We would definitely love to see that. Air combat is pretty standard but The Falconeer has got something going on. Let’s take a look.
Now the story in The Falconeer is practically unknown. It’s described as an “singular conflict”. So this is basically one big war. There are multiple factions too and it’s been made clear that players will get to play as all the factions to see each perspective of the war and battles. That’s simple and still easy to understand.
Let’s dive into what we see right off the bat. You are a Falconeer who use to be a messenger and guardian. You are riding a falcon or a really big bird and diving head first into wars. You will be targeted and attacked by all types of forces in this game. Everything is in third person so you have better views of what is going on which is good because there is a lot going on. The types of enemies you will face have been described as land, sea and air forces. So basically you aren’t safe anywhere.
We have seen others on big birds coming after and taking shots at the player in the Falconeer. There are big ships with loads of turrets and cannons. There are even what looks like stationary turrets and vehicles on the land. We like the variety of enemies here. The whole land, sea and air thing reminds us of two things: Supreme commander 2 (the units) and Kaido (from One Piece). This literally means that you aren’t safe and there’s more room for a wider variety of enemies. Games like this with loads of combat need loads of enemies to keep things interesting and have enough to keep things difficult.
We are seeing airships, battle ships and other big bird riders. The real question is how are the going to balance this? This might help. The Falconeer has creatures too. not just machines. You will face what looks like flying beetles, There are also manta rays but they don’t look cute. There’s even long bodied fling “dragon-like weavers”. Do It gets worse… there’s even krakens! Giant octopus looking things. This is a good move by the developer. Machines and creatures are here in this battle.
Now off course being a Falconeer doesn’t mean you fly up to enemies and your bird punches and kicks enemies. Wrong! You are equipped with powerful long ranged weaponry. Shhot and blast from a distance, manoeuvre and dodge bullets and other projectiles. Outfly and swivel around your enemies. It’s straight up aerial combat around here in the Falconeer. Since it’s open world, there’s numerous areas to explore.
Guess what we saw. The big green badge. You know what that means. “Games built using the Xbox Series X development kit are designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Xbox Series X. They will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness, and framerates up to 120 FPS.” The developer made it clear he wants the Falconeer to have constant 60frames per second. The best visuals and best performance will only be on Cboc Series X and high end PCs.
We checked out some gameplay and it’s what we thought it would be. Big bird or falcon, flying around, slower than we thought though. Falcons are incredibly fast birds but off course they are slower here for gameplay reasons. It’s been confirmed there are secrets in this game and some are even below the waters. Now that’s sounding cool. Can we dive. Does our falcon survive under there? We got questions. There is a form of in game currency called soulshards so players need to make sure to grab as much as they can. So search the whole Ursee which is the name of this whole place.
Overall The Falconeer looks like a good game. More information is needed specially concerning the combat mechanics, the enemies etc. From a concept and world perspective it’s good and we like what we are hearing and seeing. Visually it’s not impressive but it’s good for the style that it’s doing. Just take a look and you’ll see what we mean. The developer ‘Tomas Sala’ has done a good job here. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an eye out for what the Falconeer will accomplish.
Sword of the Necromancer is a new dungeon crawler action role playing game developed by ‘Grimorio of Games‘ and published by ‘JanduSoft‘. Sword of the Necromancer is said to be coming out in the last quarter of 2020 on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PC. Sword of the Necromancer doesn’t look flashy but looks like solid action. Let’s take a look.
The story of Sword of the necromancer is actually quite simple. You are this dude called Tama. The girl you love is dead but you won’t leave her dead. So you do whatever it takes to bring her back. This apparently means acquiring the Sword of the Necromancer (the title by the way) and slaying enough monsters and even the necromancer himself to get enough soul power to bring Koko (the girl) back to life. We at X35 Earthwalker condemn the practice of necromancy, so don’t go grabbing death swords to bring back a loved one. You’ve been warned.
Now just take one look at Sword of the necromancer and you already know what you are getting yourself into. It’s pixel graphics, you going through what looks like dungeons and you are swinging your sword at many foes. That’s all you need to know really, but there’s something more though. This sword, sword of the necromancer, has an unsurprising ability where the enemies you kill can be brought back to life under your control. You keep what you kill. So eventually you need to raise an army of monsters to help you destroy necromancer and the guardians.
Now it’s not just your sword that you will be wielding. The weapons are different and there are relics to acquirer to help you out. Also the weapons are random generated so you will get something different from your friend… or by pure chance you do get the same thing. The problem is you only have four item slots. So you can equip a monster you defeated to summon it against your enemies, or you can equip the bow and arrows or go for a giant axe, or maybe equip a shield which protects you from projectiles. There’s a whole lot of different combinations of resurrected monsters, relics or weapons. So get creative.
As you fight and defeat enemies you will level up. As you fight alongside the monsters you turned and summoned they will get stronger too. So there’s quite a bit of management to do. Levelling up is key as you need levels to improve your stats and upgrade. If you die (you will die… probably), you lose all your equipped weapons and monsters but keep half the levels you gained. On the other hand there may be opportunities for you to leave the dungeon. Doing this let’s you keep all your equipment but lose all your levels. So you need to take risks to become the ultimate killing machine.
We checked out some Sword of the Necromancer gameplay and it’s what we expected. It’s nothing flashy or fancy. It’s your dungeon crawler, action game. A solid game at that with a cool new concept of turning defeated enemies into allies. This concept along will catch the attention of gamers. We like this concept and it makes you wonder what monsters you want to aim for, how useful they will be and who to spend time fighting alongside to level up. The pixel style works here and the designs look good. Work went into this game for sure. Again, nothing big or special but solid.
Overall we like what we see. It’s interesting and cool. Best of all Sword of the necromancer has local co-op. You can play with a buddy and face the dungeons together. Local co-op is just the best. You hear that Halo Infinite! MAKE SURE TO HAVE LOCAL CO-OP!!! Sorry readers we don’t know what came over us. *clears throat* The graphics are nice, the combat is solid and the options seem plentiful. This game just needs a bit more and some flair. The developers ‘Grimorio of Games’ have done a good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what Sword of the Necromancer truly brings to the table. Now Sword of the Necromancer may have a great concept but it’s a dumb one compared to the creativity of… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a new online action Role Playing Game developed and published by Sega. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is said to be coming out 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis does look like something real big. Let’s take a look.
Now we have never heard about Phantasy Star. Not at all. Never. We saw this being showed at the Xbox showcase 2020. It did get our attention as it was big, fast, pure action and definitely flashy. We saw a big open world and reaction combat with dangerous looking enemies. We don’t know if the enemies are dangerous or not or how easy the game is or not. This won’t be a big or in depth G-blog post.
Now we definitely like open world games with big action. Final Fantasy XV did very well with this. Now the developers of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis made a very big statement. Read this, “We are working very hard to offer players unparalleled character customization, limitless adventure, and the best action online RPG available on the Xbox One or PC”. This is a big job for sure. Through a bit of research we learnt that Phantasy Star online 2 is praised for it’s character customisation. So we will see if that’s true for ourselves.
The Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis developers said “limitless adventure”. That’s huge. This can be done but either has tons of development work or repeated similar task for grinding etc. We aren’t sure what route Sega will take to do this but hope they do it well. A number of gamers are looking for a open world game that is actually limitless but most developers don’t know how to do that properly.
We checked out some Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis gameplay and it looks very good. There’s lots of mobility. You can slide around, dash, suspend and attack in the air and sprint around to get different angles or avoid attacks. There’s quite a bit of options here concerning combat. Speaking of options you can not just use your blade but firearms too. So depending on the enemy or what’s going on, players can either get up close or gun them down. There’s loads of lights and colours showing a vibrant game with life in it. We are liking what we are seeing.
Overall Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis looks like it’s going to be a good game. There are great MMORPG games like Tera and Skyforge which have made some annoying mistakes concerning playing solo or in a team, advantages of guilds/teams and access. We hope Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis does it well. The graphics are excellent and sounds are very good. The developers ‘Sega’ have done an excellent job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker look forward to seeing what Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis truly has to offer. Now Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis may have tons of world and action but it’s far too small to be recognised when compared to… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a new action role playing game developed by ‘Cyanide‘ and published by ‘Nacon‘. Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is said to be coming out the 4th of February 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS4 and PC. We heard there are werewolves in this game. Well there’s more to it but hey. Let’s take a look.
Now Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is set in a dark universe that has werewolves in it. Now that should already get some people excited as there are way more vampire games. Basically players control a character called Cahal. He was born under a full moon, and proud werewolf Warrior of the Fianna Tribe. So yes he is a werewolf basically and a strong one at that. Cahal also use to be a protector of gaia. What’s gaia? Well basically it’s the earth. We will explain.
In Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, gaia is in a battle against the Wyrm which is a cosmic force all about destruction and decay… so not friendly. The wyrm is getting help from Pentex, a multinational corporation who want nothing more than to feast on the corpse of gaia. Cahal (the main character) who willingly went into exile because he lost control in his werewolf form is coming back into action, to help his tribe and off course also help gaia.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood doesn’t keep things basic. Cahal is has three forms. His human form, his wolf form and his werewolf form. His human form is best for interacting with people because as you know werewolves can be scary and cause people to run away or attack you. The wolf form is the best for travelling around because of it’s fast movement and it’s also capable of sneaking around so it’s the stealth form. The werewolf form is all about the combat, the fighting and destruction. So players need to know where to use what in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.
Now remember this. Your greatest strength is also your greatest threat (sort of). Your werewolf form thrives and goes in with the rage. The rage is your weapon but if you don’t control your rage it will probably lead t your death. This is because when you lose control you give the chance for the wyrm enthrall to consume your soul. That’s right Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood isn’t going to let you go completely crazy.
Lastly the type of enemies we have seen. Well humans are in this world confirmed and we know that Pentex is a human corporation and so as the enemy we expect human based enemies. Now humans can’t stand up to a werewolf without the right tools. So we expect powerful weaponry and powerful machines like power suits maybe. Not something as high tier as Optimus prime but something powerful. We did see an image of a dude in a exoskeletal construction machine that you control with your body. Reminds us of the machine Ripley used used in her battle against the queen xenomorph alien in the movie ‘Aliens’. So that’s interesting.
We checked out some Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood gameplay and it’s what we imagined actually. When you go into werewolf mode you run around slashing and smashing enemies around, even joggling some. Some enemies are too big and sturdy so you may have to leave them for last. Lost of humans with good weaponry to put you down and you can even square up with other werewolf enemies. Werewolf on werewolf violence is always encouraged around here. So get ready for it. It’s definitely action with abilities.
Overall Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood just seems like another action game all about wild fighting. Reminding us of Dante’s inferno and god of war in some ways. There’s much more to learn about this game. We like werewolves and like the multiform game mechanic. Like alucard being able to turn into a bat, gas, or wolf. The developers ‘Cyanide’ have done a good job with this game. Now werewolves may be destroying with their rage but even that can be slapped away by… the ‘Earth Walk!’