Blood Waves is a action strategy zombie game developed by ‘Light Road Games’ and published by ‘Sometimes You’. Blood Waves is said to be coming out the 21st of September 2022 on the Xbox Series X. It’s already out on Xbox One, PS4 and pc. Blood waves just gets straight to the action. X35 Earthwalker gets straight to the point… most of the time. Let’s take a look.
Blood Waves is a very simple game. It’s not some big story or running through the story. It’s here’s an arena, here’s waves of zombies, now survive. That’s it. In Blood Waves you literally face waves of zombies and off course plan for the waves. The strategy part of things. So if you like straight up zombie battle and strategic elements then Blood Waves might just be your thing.
Now for the strategy part. Players can set up traps and fortifications to help you defend against the zombies. We do like this part of Blood Waves. There’s turrets, barricades, spikes, spinning blades, flame throwers and more. Off course you must face the zombies with guns and weapons. There’s melee weapons and long range weapons. There’s even explosives like a rocket launcher. Take into account that Blood Waves is coming to the strongest console, Xbox Series X, which means that visuals, performance and details will be better as well.
We checked out some Blood Waves gameplay and it’s what we expected for the most part. Destroy the zombies, get the cash and then et up for the next wave. You can restore health, get ammo, repair traps, buy more weapons and more. There’s types of zombies. Some zombies have long range attacks and some zombies are smart enough to avoid certain traps. You can even dismember the zombies too. You can upgrade your weapons, traps and character.
During the game you will earn the survival scores which form your personal Survival index. This is a complex index reflecting not only the duration of your survival and number of conquered enemies but also the quality of your game. Your skills as well as the range of used functional of the game also play role here.
Overall Blood Waves seems like a good game. Does what it says on the box. Blood Waves also has what’s called a ‘personal survival index’ which is based on your survival scores. So how long you survive, the amount of enemies you beat and the variety of functions in the game you use all matter. The developers ‘Light Road Games’ have done a good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see the true action of Blood Waves. Now Blood Waves may have a personal survival index but it’s not detailed enough for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
The Wandering Village is a simulation strategy game developed by ‘Stray Fawn Studio‘ and published by ‘Whisper Games‘. The Wandering Village is said to be coming out in September 2022 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and pc. Another Xbox exclusive. The Wandering Village is sounding like another chill game. X35 Earthwalker sees the games others don’t. Let’s take a look.
The Wandering Village has a simple story. Basically you and your village is living on top of a massive creature. Looking like a dinosaur but kind of friendly. It’s called Onbu by the way. This is all happening because the world is being ruined by some dangerous spores spreading all over the place. Now you must build your settlement and survive on top of this creature.
Since you are the leader, you make all the decisions. Find and then research new technologies but know they can come with a risk. There’s hazards off course. Things can get set on fire and your villagers need to out those flames. There’s different biomes so you must adjust and be prepared for each one. You have limited space in The Wandering Village as you are on a creatures back. So plan your production chains wisely.
We checked out some The Wandering Village gameplay and it’s what we expected, except for the graphic style. We like that you have to decide if you want to just use the massive creature, Onbu, for your villages needs or to have a metal relationship with it. You scratch it’s back, it scratches yours. Build a symbiotic relation with it. Interesting.
Overall The Wandering Village seems like another more casual chill game for players. It’s nice to see an Xbox exclusive like this. There’s many dangers but we hope it actually makes the game difficult. There’s mean weather, poisonous spores and parasites that love blood and more in The Wandering Village. These survival games need to be hard for it to be effective and impactful. The developers ‘Stray Fawn studio’ have done an alright job so far with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker hope this game does its thing. Now the Wandering Village may have a massive creature but it’s not big enough for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
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.
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.
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.
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!’
Imagine Earth is a space simulation strategy game developed and published by ‘serious bros’. Imagine Earth is said to be coming out the 9th of July 2021 on the Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It’s already out on PC. This is managing civilisation on distant planets… in space. What could go wrong? Let’s take a look.
Time for another smaller G-Blog. Imagine Earth is all about building up global civilisations on far away planets. This off course means managing them, handling resources and keeping everyone alive. You should know the routine by now. Strategy simulation. Build, expand and manage… but you’re in space and you’ve got some competition, sort off.
In Imagine Earth you can form alliances with competing corporations… or you can go against them. Wage an economic war and see who crushed whom. So make sure to harvest all those goodies to make more goodies. It’s all about the resources. So it’s all about business and good decision making. Something most people lack.
We checked out some Imagine Earth gameplay and it’s what we thought it would be. Scroll around, be observant, set tasks, decide what to do and manage a kingdom basically. We do like the visuals though. We definitely like the visuals and graphics in Imagine Earth. It looks very good. We like the little details on the globes too. We like how you can manipulate the planets and make big changes to it. We like the planets flora and how alien some look. There’s research options too which can shake things up and unlock new options.
Overall Imagine Earth is another space planet simulation build and conquer game. There’s no combat really. Sure these are disasters to prepare for and defend against and even problems caused by the climate but those threats aren’t interesting at all. Image Earth is good but needs more going on for our taste. The developers ‘Serious Bros’ have done a nice job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will just have to hear if this game make a splash or not. Now Imagine Earth may have space colonisation but even their technology and methods are pathetic when compared to… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Lemnis Gate is a new turn-based combat strategy first person shooter game developed by ‘Ratloop games‘ and published by ‘Frontier Games‘. Lemnis Gate is said to be coming out in the third quarter of 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. Lemnis Gate looked cool so we thought why not. Let’s take a look.
Lemnis game seems to be all about action. There’s no information concerning a story or anything. After all it is described by some as an arena shooter. So that’s the primary focus of the game. So it’s first person shooting, with heavy strategy, with different characters, multiple rounds all within a time loop. Yep, time loops.
Let’s explain this for you guys how Lemnis Gate works. As mentioned before the match take place in time loops. It’s your turn. You have 25 seconds to do what you want. So either move your character to another location, set something up, prepare or attack someone. The other players get their turn to do the same. Once everyone is done, the next 25 second round begins. Now the actions and results of the first round can be seen and carried out. Then you take another action in response to what has already happened or for what will happen or dealing with the current state. The game describes this as “Each of the five rounds is your chance to alter the timeline as past, present, and future converge.”
What’s real cool is that Lemnis Gate isn’t strictly players only. You can literally control the whole team of five yourself. Each operative by yourself. It’s called an auto co-op feature. There are different operatives who are also called heroes. They have their own abilities. Some of these abilities are like the slowing of time to make landing your shots easier, another ability is laying traps like toxic waste and even defensive abilities like “protective orbs” which can be used to help out yourself in the future. Remember there’s more.
We checked out some Lemnis Gate gameplay and it’s not what we expected at all. We aren’t surprised though. They claim this is turn based strategy and first person shooter action. So how would that work? It didn’t work here. We even checked the trailer and everything seems to be moving at the same time and it looks like a first person shooter only. Sure there are multiple rounds and see the let’s call them ghosts or different dimensions of operatives even after death continuing their action but it doesn’t look like it works right now. We need to see more. We at X35 Earthwalker can easily make this work but let’s see if they can do it. We need to see more.
Overall Lemnis Gate does look good concerning the operative designs, the visuals, the idea and the effects. We noticed that the operatives have their own loadouts as well as ability. It does seem like Lemnis Gate will be more about planning, tactics and abilities instead of just raw shooting skill. Again we will need to see how that works out. The developers ‘Ratloop games’ have so far done a alright job. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what else goes on with Lemnis Gate. Now Lemnis Gate might have time loops but those loops have no effect on… 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!’
Gears Tactics is the new turn based strategy game developed by ‘The Coalition‘ and ‘Splash Damage‘ and published by ‘Xbox Game Studios‘. Gears Tactics is an Xbox exclusive said to be coming the 10th of November 2020 out on Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It’s already out on PC though. Gears Tactics is coming into a serious genre. Let’s take a look.
Gears Tactics is another big genre change for Gears of War. Gears pop has a big matchmaking and balancing problem. Gears Tactics though is going to be very different and we trust to be a very good game. The story in Gears Tactics is set 12 years before the first Gears of War game. Remember ‘E-day’? Yeah that basically. The focus is on Gabriel Diaz or Gabe for short who is the father of Kait Diaz. He was a lieutenant colonel in the pendulum wars but now a sergeant due to his own decisions and disagreement with the Cog. When things got real crazy the Bog call him back into the action. The problem is a locust monster called Ukkon. A ‘monster who creates monsters’. This locust, Ukkon, is the master mind who genetically engineered the Reaver, Corpser and Brumack. So this guy is the top priority target. So you must gather and recruit people as the Cog is basically in disarray. So it’s a squad of survivors. Get to it.
So straight of the truck we know this is a turn based strategy game. This means intelligence is needed. The golden rule of the Cog is take cover or die. Now it’s only natural to compare turn based strategy games to the best which XCOM 2 War of the Chosen. Now Gears Tactics no doubt will have the visuals and graphics advantage especially being on the Xbox Series X. We also trust Gears Tactics will have the advantage in terms of story. So what truly matters will be the gameplay and mechanics. Now Gears Tactics has been described as fast paced. It has to be. Especially when you have wretches around who like to rush you for melee damage while drones move around to flank. The action has to be strong in Gears Tactics. Plus it feels good to finally be able to face the locust again. We getting along with the swarm but they aren’t in the same league as the Locust.
Now off course there is character and equipment customisation. It’s a necessity at this point. So expect Lancers with extended drum magazines. Expect rifles with bayonets for close range action. There are five different classes for your characters: Vanguard, Support, Heavy, Sniper and Scout. Obviously each of these have their own roles and advantages but also get their own skill tree. The skills is where things get interesting. It’s too deep to get into real detail but let’s simplify. The Vanguard loves bayonet charting and gets bonuses like damage reduction for successful charges. They also heal by themselves every turn. The Sniper has a reduced accuracy penalty against targets far away. Killing targets can lead to damage bonuses or extra actions. The support literally focuses on buffing everyone from giving out extra reloads, extra actions, healings etc. The scout gets a cloak ability. It’s all about attacking from cloak and regaining your cloak. Mobility and deadly. The Heavy brings explosives, damage reduction and all about standing it’s ground and dishing out big damage (at times).
Now gamers who have played turn based strategy games should know what to expect at this point. Just apply the Gears of war formula. There will be missions of variety. Some off course will be more favourable for certain unit types. Some situations are better for the cloaking of the scout. There will most likely be a mission where you need to hold your ground for a time so the heavy is best. We hoped that each branching of skills are pretty much equal instead of one branch of skills clearly being better or more practical than the other. That’s a hard thing to do when you have so many. We were checking out the skills and for example concerning the Vanguard , the ‘Shock trooper’ branch is easily superior to the ‘Warden’ branch. Warden isn’t useless at all but doesn’t compare. As a Vanguard we would get shock trooper and Paladin. Easy. Hopefully they make a patch to improve the weaker paths.
You see the green badge? Off course you do. 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.” So you expect the best visuals, graphics and performances on Xbox Series X. Yes Gears Tactics has been confirmed 10th of November for Xbox Series X. We will leave a screen shot right below.
We checked out some Gears Tactics gameplay and it’s what we expected from this game. It looks good already and it’s going to get better. There’s a lot of detail on the screen. Overwatch is here to keep enemies in check, executions grant allies an extra action. Use disabling shot to ruin the enemies plans and shut down their overwatch. We hope the building up of your characters leads to you eventually become unstoppable for the most parts. Excellent turn based strategy games have loads of options and powerful combinations if the players know how to do it. Intelligence needs to be rewarded. The difficulty needs to be nice and high. Players need to find what works and what doesn’t. We like the details you get provided with while aiming at an enemy. From what we have seen we believe this is a good game.
Overall Gears Tactics is going to be a good game for sure. Whether it becomes the best turn based strategy game we will have to see for ourselves. It’s Gears of War, it’s turn based strategy and it looks good. There are boss battles and obviously it would be against the brumack, corpser, reavers and Uddok himself. The boss better not be a complete joke but can’t be tedious and annoying either. The developers ‘The coalition’ and ‘splash damage’ have done a very good job. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what else Gears Tactics has to offer. Now Gears Tactics might be getting tactical but none of their tactics will work against… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is a turn-based strategy RPG developed by ‘Snowhound Games‘ and published by ‘1C Entertainment‘. Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is said to be coming out the 24th of March 2020 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC. We have never heard of this game. We hope it’s good. Let’s take a look.
Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is set in a dystopian future. Mankind has been scattered through the galaxy. Human society is also changed. There are two classes, basically the poor and those who are well off and cozy. Well players control someone who’s poor and a stateless outcast. So you live off scraps wherever you can find it. Now rumour has it, there is an alien derelict ship rumoured to be somewhere in the deep sky sector. Why do you care? It’s what’s going to help you get citizenship and a better life on a decent planet. Yep, simple story.
Simply put, Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is all about recruiting others to join your team. You must build them up, train, get stronger and gather items, materials, weapons and more. Scavenging is the main thing here and you must travel from room to room, which is procedural generated by the way, to find stuff and fight of attackers. You can return to home base and that’s where you can upgrade your gear.
We aren’t going to say much about this game as it’s really clear what to expect from this. What also stands out is the art style. It’s comic book art style and it’s good to see something different from time to time. The most interesting thing for us about Deep, Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition has to be the monsters you can fight to get loot. How a game presents and design their monsters makes a big difference. Players can also explore alien ships, space stations and also planets which aren’t very safe.
We checked out some Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition and it’s what we expected from a game like this. This definitive edition is the base game plus two downloadable content: “New Prospects” and “Station Life.” These off course add new gameplay features, enemies, character upgrades, missions other stuff. We just need to something bigger or more interesting to get us to want to play it. It has a very different style but art style isn’t enough.
Overall, Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition does seem like a good game, not our kind of game but still good. It’s got some deep mechanics but we need more for us to get into it. The art style is done well and looks good. There are two modes, story and arena players will play it more than once because of the procedural generated rooms thing. The developers, ‘Snowhound Games’ have done a good job with this game. Now Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition may have comic style graphics but what will always look better is… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game is a new card strategy game developed by ‘Fantasy Flight Interactive‘ and published by ‘Asmodee Digital‘. It is said that Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game is coming out the 8th of August 2019 on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC. There was already an PC early access but we don’t care. Let’s take a look.
Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game is set off course in the world of Lord of the Rings. This game is straight forward and not much to explain except the details. It’s a hard strategy game so gamers should know what to expect. Collect cards, hopefully some powerful ones and build a deck. Use that deck to battle destroy your enemies and progress through the world.
So basically the dark forces of Sauron are here and causing all kinds of trouble. Darkness and their evil is spreading. Off course heroes are needed. Players will also control and lead three heroes who are off course who are famous and the Lord of the Ring fans should know. Make your way through the campaigns but that won’t be easy. Expect Spiders, Orcs, Battle Uruks and much more. If you know the Lord of Rings universe then you should know what enemies and monsters to expect.
Now from what we know, there’s quite a lot of strategy to this game. There’s off course lots of abilities and hero powers but there’s also your heroes will power, a fate pool, sphere of influence and more. All these must be taken into account when developing strategies and coming up with different ways to take down your enemies. So this isn’t straight forward simple steam roll gameplay. The situation and enemies must be taken into account, including the circumstances.
We checked out some gameplay and it’s mainly what we though it would be. We like that features of the game and how the cards work is explained well. The arrows could have been better at pointing to things though. Remember that each hero has one o four spheres of influence: spirit, tactics, leadership and lore. They allow specific reinforcement cards in-game. Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game is constantly being compared to Hearthstone with similar style in design and combat but that isn’t an issue for us here and as many games have similar styles but off course different games. Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game is looking like a real story so far.
Overall, Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game is looking good so far. The graphics are good for what it’s about. The sounds and voices are very good. Again, instructions are gone well and this game does become straight forward to play. Heroes and units can be equipped and strengthened. The variety of enemies is big enough from what we can see. We just hope they get more creative and add more. The story gives the impression that you’re on a real adventure. The developers ‘Fantasy Flight Interactive’ have done a very good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an ear open for Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game and see what it’s got. Now Lord of the Rings: Adventure card game may have a big adventure but nothings bigger than the ‘Earth Walk!’
We. The revolution is a new historical strategy game developed by ‘Polyslash‘ and published by ‘Klabater‘. It is said to be coming out the 25th of June 2019 on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4 but already out on the PC. This game looks like it’s going for the serious atmosphere. Let’s take a look.
In We. The Revolution players are dropped in France. Not the France we all know but France, in Paris during the French revolution. It’s the year 1794 (according to their website). Players control a judge. Well not exactly the honest type as he’s described as a gambler and alcoholic. As a judge, you will be overseeing, listening to and passing judgement concerning the cases brought to you. You will be dealing with regular people, revolutionaries, criminals and even your enemies. Decide their punishment or decide to let them go.
Sounds easy and fun doesn’t it? WRONG! The whole of Paris is watching your and your decisions in We. The Revolution. There are factions in France who are seeing whose side you are taking. They also want you on their side. Will you favour one faction over another? There are off course consequences for these decisions. Will you stay neutral and be a honest judge? Liar. Look at you trying to sound noble. Let’s if you stay honest when it’s your family on the line. That’s right. Your characters family is involved. What if your loved ones commit a crime, will you have them executed too?
So yes there will be some serious decision making, but you will be fighting for the life of your family and your own life too. We. The Revolution in a way reminds us of ‘Papers please‘. Where you have a serious job, your life is on the line, must manage job and family at the same time and there can and will be serious consequences depending on what you do. You could get executed as an enemy of the revolution. The guillotine will be seeing a lot of action in this game.
There will be multiple scenarios in We. The Revolution, many names and different characters in this game and they will hold certain positions, want certain things and have certain influence and impacts in the game, so players need to take all this into account. You could end up having certain people replaced in terms of position and job. You might end up removing someone from power who is actually loyal to you with someone who will try to ruin you, or better get you killed.
We checked out some We. The Revolution gameplay and it is deeper than we thought. In order to ask questions, you must unlock them which will require linking and some thinking from the players. You will have lots of information presented to you, from gossip, the expected results of different people and factions and more. You can even see the political hierarchy and where you rank in all of France. Your aim is to also take over France if you choose and increase you reputation. There’s a lot going on here.
Overall We. The Revolution seems like a good game. Lots of cutscenes and quite the story to tell. Many decisions, many actions and thanks to a randomisation of events that take place in the game, players will not experience the same play through of We. The revolution. Graphics is the polygon style and it works quite well here. This game definitely seems well thought out. The developers ‘Polyslash’ have done a very good job with this game. We at X35 Earthwalker will expect to see more of We. The Revolution. Now We. The Revolution may have an oppressive atmosphere but you get the best atmosphere when you do… the ‘Earth Walk!’