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Looking Back to 2010 and the Sexy Witch Times of Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition – TheXboxHub

I am an RPG fan. A big RPG fan. The roots of this love can be traced back to my early days, with games like Secret of Mana and Zelda: A Link to the Past; cartridges I bought using my student grant as that was obviously much more important than books and food. You should also bear in mind that 45 in those days was a lot of cash, back when the world was black and white. Anyway, what this rambling introduction is leading up to is this: with the increasingly powerful generations of consoles came new opportunities for the makers of RPGs to blow us away. And thus it was Bioware who stepped up to the mark, with an entirely new experience that was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world. So come with me down memory lane, where I look back at what made Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition so great, following a year after the original release.

The real draw, the hook, for me with any RPG is the story. I suspect that this is why so many people invest so much time in this genre in particular; when you have created a character, and invested in their backstory, the urge to see what happens next is strong, dragging us forward, almost against our will. The character creation part of Origins was particularly good, giving a range of races (Human, Elf or Dwarf) and a variety of classes to choose from (Warrior, Mage or Rogue). Each race and class combination had, uniquely I think at the time, its own backstory and tutorial that lead to us joining the Grey Wardens. I really enjoyed this aspect of the game, creating multiple characters in order to see what backgrounds they came from.

Now, with the mention of the Grey Wardens, I feel the time has come to discuss the narrative in depth. I would normally give a spoiler alert at this point, but were talking about a game originally from 2009 over ten whole years ago so if you havent played it by now, well why not?

Ferelden, the country we find ourselves in, has a problem. Many years ago, the Dwarves created a network of underground highways, called the Deep Roads. These Deep Roads have been taken over by the Darkspawn the baddies of Dragon Age: Origins. Now, every now and then, the Darkspawn manage to find an Archdemon, a powerful, god-like dragon that makes them stronger, and at that point the Darkspawn pour out of the underground and attempt to take over the world above. These events are called Blights, and so far the world has withstood four of these.

Now, the Grey Wardens, a group of warriors who belong to no nation, are charged with defeating Darkspawn and preventing Blights, and as such they are always looking for new recruits. Our fate is to join the Grey Wardens, via a ritual that sees the recruits drinking Darkspawn blood. Most people who try this ritual die at this point, and if the recruits survive, they are marked by the process, becoming able to sense Darkspawn when they are nearby. Luckily we survive and become a Grey Warden, which is good given that a new Blight is about to begin. As we take part in the battle, tasked with lighting a beacon to let the cavalry under the command of Loghain know when to attack, we instead see Loghain quit the field and run away, leading to the catastrophic collapse of the good guys and the death of the king, Cailan. Loghain then goes on to blame the Grey Wardens for his actions, and to demand the heads of any surviving Wardens. Obviously, we cant let this stand, and the scene is set for a titanic tussle as we attempt to unite the kingdom, deal with the traitor and defeat the Darkspawn!

Now, we arent alone in this endeavour, and we can recruit a party of companions to the cause. These include Alistair, the Grey Warden who recruited us, and Morrigan, a witch and daughter of a swamp witch named Flemeth. Leliana is a sister of the Ferelden Chantry, the organised religion of the game, Sten is a powerful Qunari warrior, while Oghren is a scruffy dwarf with a taste for drink and violence; not necessarily in that order. Wynne is a powerful mage who makes a useful healer (every good party needs a healer!), Zevran is an Elvan assassin, and theres even a dog that can be recruited and named. Every good game has a dog. Theres also a DLC package that was released called The Stone Prisoner, and with this installed a Golem called Shale can be added to the party. As you can imagine, having what is basically an ambulatory rock on your team helps with the early fights in particular.

Following on from Biowares earlier game a certain little thing called Mass Effect the options for romance are many and varied; basically, if it has a pulse, you can woo and bed it. Male, female, it makes no difference in this game; love is love, and thats all as it should be. Pursuing the companion of choice is almost a full time endeavour in itself, and with conversations to have and gifts to give, the route to true love is always pretty rocky.

Graphically, Dragon Age: Origins was very much of its time I think that is the kindest way to put it. Played out in a third-person perspective, the combat was always interesting, as if you and your companions were involved in a ruck (and believe me, there was enough to go around!) then the character you were controlling at the time of the fight starting is the person you started out with, if that makes sense? You could switch between characters at will, and while the AI were capable of attacking and helping out, they werent great at keeping themselves healthy. Judicious use of the character swap mechanic and a swift healing potion or three was usually needed. Of course, trying to keep an eye on what you were doing, the health levels of the party and defeating the foes in the process was pretty much a full time job.

The way the combat flowed was pretty interesting as well, with each person having a variety of abilities that could be used, each of which had a cooldown period. As a rule of thumb, the more powerful the attack, the longer the cooldown. Attacks could be queued up, and the characters would carry them out one after the other, so it could be attack, attack, heal for instance, which is a good way to try and stay alive. Obviously, gaining EXP from the fights allowed you to gain new powers and become stronger, so taking part in as many rumbles as possible can only be a good thing.

The lore that surrounded Dragon Age: Origins was also a particular highlight, strong enough for the lead writer, David Gaider, to publish a number of novels, as I highlighted in my recent article detailing the best novels based on games. Why do mages hate Templars; why do Grey Wardens get treated with contempt in most of the kingdoms; why do Dalish elves hate humans? All these questions and more are answered in the comprehensive backstory of the Dragon Age universe, and its the attention to detail and the planning that make it so compelling.

Interestingly, when the game was conceived, there were no plans for follow-up games, and the success of Dragon Age seemed to take Bioware by surprise. The plaudits were astonishing, winning a number of RPG of the Year awards for the three platforms it was released on (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360), and perhaps best of all it was listed in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. That right there is a win in anyones book (see what I did there?).

So, these are my memories of Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate edition; a game that is dear to my heart. Romancing Morrigan (because why wouldnt you?!), fighting beasties, making difficult choices, defeating a Blight it was all in a days work for a Grey Warden. So, now its your turn, dear reader: what do you remember about this game? Did you play it, and if not, have my scribblings made you want to play it? Let us know in the comments! Oh, and for those of you who have EA Access, the game is playable using that service.

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Ooh Impressive! – The New York Times

SATURDAY PUZZLE We have another heavy hitter today, Byron Walden, with his 64th New York Times Saturday grid. I flopped around for ages before I was able to make a single connection more meaningful than TRON and SOUCI in the southeast corner, and I also had to undo many missteps, so this was a hard-fought victory. The nice thing about this sort of solve is the ample time you get to ponder the gems and the oddities, of which there are many (including 12 debuts!).

6A: Is the PINSTRIPE SUIT from yesterday still fresh in your mind? This is a book jacket, which often comes with COVER ART. Technology hasnt managed to replicate the pleasure of a beautiful book yet, has it, but Im sure itll be a thing one day. This is a debut.

15A: I love this little nugget, because it leads to one of my favorite weird facts. (Also weird: Mr. Walden has a little trivia question involving this same entry.) As the clue says, about 80 percent of everyone in America lives in an URBAN AREA. Did you know that, if everyone in the world lived at the same density as New Yorkers, we would all fit in an area the size of Texas? This statistic is nearly a decade old, so let those boundaries expand a bit, but I still find it incredible.

18A: Um, yeah. Ill give you the massive misdirection, Mr. Walden, and Ill raise you one spit TAKE. I had flog for Savagely criticize at 4D, then frag, and finally FLAY, which gave me the final letter in ORGY here. Talk about a rate of rotation of a smooth ribbon around the space curve.

22A: This is a sneaky debut, as is 22D; neither term is obscure but their clues are just a few clicks off. You might think of eating off your neighbors plate when you see Share a course, but this is what happens when you COTEACH.

52A: This was bizarre enough to me that I had to look it up, not realizing that it refers to a sort of ritual, BREECHING, where little boys in early America went from wearing long tops over pantaloons to dressing like miniature grown men, in waistcoats and full length breeches.

11D: This is an interesting first-time reference in clues for ARIA (and if youre intrigued, you can watch a full Metropolitan Opera performance from 2011 online).

28D: There are a few examples in the grid where Mr. Walden shuffles up some common terms a little bit to get something unpredictable. For this entry, Im thinking James Brown the whole way, but SAY IT PROUD is also a phrase. Same with AUTO DRIVE (I wanted self) and DNA TYPING: All of these are debuts.

43D: Whats your instant mental image of charging these days? I think of electronic cords, then credit cards, then maybe a rhinoceros. A knight galloping up with a LANCE is pretty fun.

Its been a year since my last Saturday puzzle in the Times. But, really, not that much has been going on in the meantime. I submitted this one at the end of January, which explains why I didnt try to turn SOUCI into FAUCI.

The impetus for the puzzle was the [Intellectual property?] clue. The other entries with an academic vibe [CO-TEACH, VA TECH, KSU, EDU] were by coincidence. If you know Im a math professor, the clue at 18-Across is a massive misdirection.

Since were in a census year, a bit of trivia about URBAN AREAs I learned from researching the clue. The census defines an urban area as being either an urbanized area (50,000+ inhabitants) or an urban cluster (2,500-49,999). Per the 2010 census, there is only one urbanized area in the U.S. whose name begins with Z.

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The 10 Best Indiana Jones Games Of All Time, Ranked | Game Rant – GameRant

Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Arkreleased in 1981 to huge critical and commercial success. This success meant that it was only a matter of time before a corresponding game was released.Raiders of the Lost Arkhit the Atari 2600a year later and the whip-cracking archeology teacher has had over 20 games since.

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The Indiana Jones games have been spread over an impressive array of consoles. From tie-in games on the Atari 2600 and Commodore CDTV, to newer adventures on the PS2 and PC. The release of the divisive Kingdom of the Crystal Skullin 2008 inspired a new wave of games. The hugely successful Lego game serieseven got in on the act, giving Harrison Ford the brick treatment for the second time in his career.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the second Indiana Jones movie as well as game. It was first releasedas an Atari arcade machine before being portedto the NES, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and other home consoles shortly after.

The action game required players to fight enemies with Indy's whip while completing other objectives, like freeing imprisoned children or riding a minecart to safety. Temple of Doomwas praised for its excellent soundtrack and impressive console port but criticized for being too short.

Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom was released on the Commodore 64 home computer in 1985. Unlike Temple of Doom, Lost Kingdomwas a puzzle game intent on making players think like Dr. Jones. The idea that was driven home by the wording on the front of the box: "The ultimate challenge. Nobody told Indiana Jones the rules. And no one will tell you."

As this suggests, players are given no guidance on how to complete any of the game's tricky puzzles. In a time where players couldn't just hop onto YouTube for a guide, Lost Kingdomwas one of the toughest games released in the mid-'80s.

The Raiders of the Lost Arktie-in game released in 1982 and was the first Indiana Jonesgame. The graphics were far from the Atari 2600's best, but developers Atari impressively managed to implement action, adventure, and puzzle-solving despite the console's limitations.

Unfortunately, Raiders of the Lost Arkwas released on the Atari 2600 just a few weeks after the disastrous E.T. game. E.T. is known for almost eradicating the home console industry, andis considered one of the worst games ever made. The game's backlash soured people on not just movie tie-in games but the home console industry altogether, subsequently hurting Raiders of the Lost Ark's sales figures.

Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine is both the first 3D game on this list and in the series. It was released on PC in 1999 beforereleasingon the N64 the following year as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, making it extremely difficult to come by these days. The game differentiates itself from others in the series for its focus on platforming. It wasn't just a platforming game though, as players had puzzles to solve and multiple weapons at their disposal to dispatch enemies.

The original story took place over an impressive 17 levels and was focused on the Cold War, a significant change from the majority of Indiana Jones games and films that pit the archeologist against Nazis.

As the name suggests, Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventureslevels replicate the original trilogy's most iconic scenes. The SNES side-scroller is similar toInfernal Machineas it's one of the few Indiana Jones games to focus on platforming.

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Commendably, the platformer had several impressive vehicle sections. Players could ride down snowy mountains on a raft, and shoot down Nazis in a plane. Furthermore, the game separated the platforming with combat sections. Along with Indy's iconic whip, playerscould dispatch enemies with fists, guns,and/or grenades.

ConsideringLego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure's impressive sales figures of over 10 million, it was only a matter of time before a second game was released.

The game hit shelves just over a year after the first game and added significantly more features to the Lego formula than its predecessor. However, the game was destined to struggle from the offset due to its corresponding film disappointing audiences. This hurt the game as fans simply weren't interested in playing through levels from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb released on PC, PS2, and Xbox in 2003. The game wasvery ambitious, with a great range of environments and enemy types. These includedunderwater sectionswith a fight against a Kraken and anetherworld section featuringa dragon summoning boss.

Emperor's Tomb is the best modern Indiana Jones game that isn't Lego but frustratingly had the potential to be far better.The game had a buggy port to consoles from PC and also featured odd jumping physics. Seemingly simple jumps could causeIndy to leap off buildings, forcing players to restart levels as there are no checkpoints or a mid-level save feature.

Lego Indiana Joneswas always going to be fighting an uphill battle,as theStar Warsgameswere beloved for their huge collection of playable characters.Indiana Jones,on the other hand, is the only iconic character from his movies.Even fans of the original trilogy would likely struggle to name more than a handful of characters.

Despite this, The Original Adventuresis still considered to be one of the best modern Lego games. The game didn't bring much new to the table, but re-visiting iconic scenes from the first three movies in brick form isan undeniablu fun time.

Developers LucasArts had the difficult task of releasing The Graphic Adventurejust two months after the release of its corresponding film. Movie tie-in games with tight deadline schedules are known for producing poor products, best exemplified by the aforementioned E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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However, this game had some of the most well designed and rewarding puzzles available in gaming at the time. Furthermore, Last Crusadewas revolutionary forits replay value, something that was rare in 1989. Puzzles could be solved in multiple ways, earning players various point scores. These points were an ingenious way of tempting players to find alternative ways to solve the game's many puzzles.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is not just the best Indiana Jones game, but one of the best graphic adventures of all time, period. The point-and-click adventure features an original story. With some of the smartest puzzle design and most charismatic dialog available in the genre.

The story focuses on the lost city of Atlantis and is by farthe best original story in any of the games. In fact, many fans have questioned why the story hasn't been used for a corresponding movie. The memorable storyalong with the intelligent puzzle design is why Fate of Atlantis earns its status atop of the point and click genrealong with classics like The Secret of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango.

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TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD Review – TheXboxHub

Platformers were once so plentiful that players had no right to complain, and during the sixth console generation gamers had their pick regardless of whether they owned an Xbox, GameCube, or PlayStation 2. Nowadays, despite the brilliant tech on hand, platformers arent exactly abundant on Xbox One and its really become a case of beggars cant be choosers.

Earlier this year genre fans were treated to a remaster of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom a game that received hardly any fanfare during its own time, but the rehydration allowed it to become one of the most well-received releases of 2020. Perhaps its a supply and demand illusion here, and right now the demand for the 3D platformer continues to be high, with players stoked to accept anything.

TY the Tasmanian Tiger was the breakout release of Australian game development studio, Krome. Putting them on the map, the studio would later go on to do some rather cool things, such as the oft-forgotten Spyro the Dragon reboot trilogy in the late 2000s. TY was released during a time when the 3D platformer genre had all but saturated, and so even back then there wasnt anything remarkable about the game purely from a gameplay standpoint. It was instead the uniquely Aussie flavour that allowed it to stand out from the competition, enough to warrant two sequels on the same console generation. You know youve made it big if you manage to complete a trilogy on the same hardware. A mix of Crash Bandicoot and Super Mario 64, the original TY the Tasmanian Tiger had its charm and personality, but even as a 3D platformer it delivered an enjoyable albeit derivative experience.

In 2020 the game was remastered for modern platforms, and Xbox One gets to join in on the outback shenanigans a little later than other systems. Perhaps it would have made more sense to package all three TY games as one remastered bundle, but right now theyve only done the original, and even so this remaster effort is a bit of a bludger. The graphics have certainly been cleaned up, but they end up highlighting the flaws of the visual design more than anything else. On the original Xbox, the blur and resolution masked imperfections, but on 4K HD Xbox One resolutions all the flaws and faults are under a microscope. The vibrancy of the art and presentation is most certainly there, but it sadly feels like a rushed resolution polish, unlike the tremendous effort that went into rehydrating the aforementioned SpongeBob game.

As a platformer TY the Tasmanian Tiger manages to deliver something novel even in 2020, perhaps more so than it did even during its own time. Its a collectathon platformer to be sure, but the gameplay variety is still interesting and fun, especially as it is situated in the bush. The titular hero is armed with two homing boomerangs as his primary attack; this core mechanic serves its purpose well in the overall game design. Levels are fun platforming romps that rarely ever outstay their welcome. Theres nothing hugely innovative here, but it doesnt really matter when its all fun. It follows the design template of Super Mario 64 with some of the tighter action of Crash Bandicoot.

While the graphics feel quite dated even with the remaster polish, the game actually holds up really well especially when it comes to control and gameplay mechanics. Theres rarely ever a frustrating moment, and even the 3D camera is cooperative for the most part, with things only occasionally getting messy especially when navigating tighter spaces. Its hard to fault TY too much here, especially when the 3D platforming is so wholesome and inviting. It functions as it should and theres heaps of fun to be had for genre fans seeking something different.

What shines about TY the Tasmanian Tiger is just how deadset the game is in its Australian presentation, almost making it the fair dinkum Crocodile Dundee of video games. Its all in good spirit, and the best part is just how comprehensive the game is in utilising the ever-extensive repertoire of Australian slang and colloquialisms. It draws upon terms and expressions likely to be obscure even to those living Down Under, and while a lot of the words generally make sense in context of the sentence, we reckon it may be worth having an Australian Edition Urban Dictionary on hand.

As a platformer featuring an animal mascot, TY the Tasmanian Tiger leaves absolutely no stone unturned when it comes to featuring an all-star case of Australian wildlife, with the notorious deadly creatures serving as the perfect antagonists for a platformer everything from koalas to cockatoos, and of course the lovable kangas. Drop bears? Well, unfortunately this mythical outback creature didnt appear until the third TY the Tasmanian Tiger game. Hopefully the rest of the original trilogy gets a remaster effort down the line.

TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD on Xbox One definitely feels like a product of its time, both from a game design standpoint and especially in its true blue, albeit stereotypical, depiction of all things Straya, but its no dramas really. Back then and even now, with all the remastering bells and whistles in place, the game is far from being an absolute ripper of a platformer, but its still a gnarly beauty all the same.

Platformers were once so plentiful that players had no right to complain, and during the sixth console generation gamers had their pick regardless of whether they owned an Xbox, GameCube, or PlayStation 2. Nowadays, despite the brilliant tech on hand, platformers arent exactly abundant on Xbox One and its really become a case of beggars cant be choosers. Earlier this year genre fans were treated to a remaster of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - a game that received hardly any fanfare during its own time, but the rehydration allowed it to become one of the most well-received releases

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2020-10-24

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5 Best Horror-Themed Games That Will Make You Scream For Joy (& 5 That Won’t), According To Metacritic – GameRant

Not all scares are made equal! Today we're examining some of the best (and worst) horror-themed titles ever made, according to Metacritic.

Video games have taken on many genres. The classic platformer is always popular for many people thanks to classics like Super Mario Bros. Others really like RPG games like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and the Elder Scrolls franchise. But perhaps one of the most unique game genres out there is the horror genre, with a fantastic collection of great and terrifying entries. However, like with every genre, some are far better than other games. Some are successes while others are simply awful.

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Here are five of the best horror games of all time and five of the worst horror games based on Metacritic. Each game is based on an overall average, some titles have been omitted in the interest of avoiding ties, and we're putting a cap on one title per individual series.

Painkiller: Resurrection is consideredone of the worst video games on Metacritic. Holding a 38% for its PC release, the game isan expansion to the original Painkiller and takes place outside of theother games. The player takes control ofWilliam "Bill" Sherman as they try to venture through purgatory to bring Bill back to life.

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In spite of this, the game was generally unfavorable to many critics, with some citing that the game is filled with a lot of bugs and that it is genuinely a pain to go through. Because of all of these factors, the game was considered an unpolished mess, although it is far from being the worst horror game made.

Resident Evil 4 is purported by many fans to be the best Resident Evil game and really, given its reception, it's a hard stance to argue against. Players follow Leon Kennedy once again as he attempts to rescue the U.S. President's daughterafter she's kidnapped by a cult. Utilizing a new 3D camera that has laid the foundation for the later games, this entry was praised overall and received universal acclaim, garneringa sterling score on Metacritic.

A spin-off to the Dead Space trilogy, it is sadly not a very strong addition to the franchise. Dead Space Ignition came out sometime before Dead Space 2 and is unlike anything else in the franchise. It doesn't focus on the intense horror of the first game and is instead a mixture between an interactive comic book and a puzzle game. The end result is a game that ismade up of a bad story and tedious mini-games.

An incredibly deep RPG, Planescape Tormentmight seem like an odd choice, but it's known foran incredibly dark take on the fantasygenrethat also delves into the multi-dimensional territory, so it certainly qualifies. Its storytelling was praised by many critics along with the incredibly strong dialogue and powerful gameplay. The game gets so much praise that it went on to win a variety of awards like the Editor's Choice Award. Planescape Torment eventually made it to many greatest video games of all time list, withsome hoping for a remake.

Publishedby Eidos Interactive, Escape From Bug Island is a third-person survival shooter where the player utilizes the Wii's mechanics in order to progress through the game. Unfortunately, the game has been relatively panned by a variety of critics for a multitude of reasons. For starters, the game had incredibly poor graphics, with bad animations and terrible controls. It was also heavily criticized for how repetitive it is.

This Gamecube exclusive title wascreated by Silicon Knights. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a third-person survival horror game that has similar mechanics to the classic Resident Evil games. However, it does enough different things that help it stay distinct such as its celebrated and intriguing sanity mechanics. Focusing on stopping an evil entity from taking over the human race, the game went on to win numerous game awards and became a cult classic. Hopefully, this game takes on aproper remake or remasterone day.

Shellshock 2: Bloodtrails is a game that is published by Eidos Interactive. A sequel to the original Shellshock, it follows PrivateNathaniel "Nate" Walker who has to hunt down his brotherCaleb "Cal" Walker who had been affected with a deadly virus. The game plays as a third-person shooterduring the Vietnam war, however, the poor premise and boring gameplay resulted in the game not being that well-received.

One of the best Castlevania games to ever exist in the series, Castlevania Symphony Of The Night follows Alucard, the son of Dracula, and is well celebrated by long-time fans. Acting as a sequel to the game Castlevania Rondo Of Blood, the game went on to be incredibly influential to a vast variety of similar video games and garnered a lot of acclaim from both fans and critics.

Published by Ignition/AQ back in 2008, Vampire Rain is a survival horror game that focuses on stealth. Playing similarly to games such as Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell, the player is tasked with navigating the character through city areas while avoiding vampiric threats.

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However, despite the promising concept, it was critically panned by both gamers and critics alike so panned that Screwattack gave it the worst Xbox 360 game of 2007. The game was criticized heavily for its poor AI and the fact that many of its core gameplay elements are too similar to its inspirations. That being said, the music was praised for fitting the tone.

Although Bioshock is a spiritual successor to the System Shock franchise, this video game laid the foundation for one of the finest horror-themed games in Metacritic. It isn't explicitly a horror game, of course, but it borrows so many survival-horror elements that it's impossible to ignore. Following a plane crash, the player character arrives at a mysterious lighthouse which takes them to the wondrous undersea utopia known as Rapture.

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However, Rapture has turned into something far more horrific. The player gets to explore what happens to the city while also attempting to escape from Rapture. The game garnered critical acclaim from both fans and critics while going on to establish a variety of sequels.

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Supraland Review GameSpew – GameSpew

Supraland might feel like multiple games rolled into one but I promise that you wont have played anything else quite like it.

It calls itself a first-person metroidvania puzzle game; a mix between Portal, Zelda and Metroid. Its not lying Supralandclearly has influences of all of those, but its very much its own beast. A tiny sandbox kingdom decorated with LEGO bricks, pencils, erasers and more, you take on the role of a stickman trying to save his kingdom. You see, youre from the red kingdom but the people from the dastardly blue kingdom are threatening your livelihood.

So off on a quest you go to reach the blue kingdom and confront them. Except many obstacles stand in your way, and youll have to explore, fight and solve puzzles to get to where you need to go. Nothing inSupralandis straightforward, and youll learn that very quickly. But youll also learn that this is a very clever game packed with ingenuity and wonderful ideas.

What makesSupralandso special, however, is that fact that its been created by a team of just two people. Alexey Boyko is responsible for the 3D modelling, while David Mnnich has done just about everything else. Its his idea, hes programmed the game, designed the levels, and much more. Thats seriously impressive. Especially when you seeSupralandin action. Describing it really doesnt do it justice; its beautiful.

Graphically,Supralandis very impressive at least on Xbox One X. You can see for days in the distance; environments are sharp and well-designed, and elements that make up levels are cleverly placed and wonderfully animated. Simply poking around its world, broken up into clearly-defined zones, is a joy. There are plenty of secrets to uncover, and if you want to get the most out of the game, youll want to uncover as much as you can.

But even if you arent interested in seeing what lies around that hidden corner, following Supralands story through to its conclusion will challenge and engage you enough. Puzzles are at the forefront of the game, and while they start out fairly straightforward, they soon become more taxing. Or at leastappearto be more taxing. Often, the solution is staring you right in the face an NPC nearby might have a hint for you, or checking the environment might reveal something obvious. Sometimes, its simply a case of remembering what abilities you have. The solutions to every puzzle inSupralandare always right at your fingertips.

Your abilities start out basic, but as you progress youll unlock more. A simple sword makes up your arsenal, but youll eventually get a gun, which will get upgraded as you play. Your combat stats will also get upgraded, too, as will your ability to jump, and some useful magic abilities like creating a glowing box. Youll find some upgrades in hidden chests, but most of them youll have to buy youll even have to buy the ability to carry more coins. Thankfully, coins are abundant, and youll never have to look far to gather the amount you need.

At times, it does feel likeSupralandtries to take on too much. Its puzzles are all-involving, but you also need to keep exploring your environmentanddefeat enemies. The combat is perhaps my least-favourite part of the game and detracts from everything else. It claims to want to be a fast-paced shooter in the vein ofDOOMor Quake but lacks the mechanics to follow through with it. In the end, enemies feel more like a nuisance than a threat; when one appears as Im trying to figure out a puzzle I merely sigh as I get distracted from what I was doing.

But its a small complaint. Supraland pushes boundaries to try to create something unique, and for the most part, it succeeds with gusto. Its a game where you really feel like youre exploring someones imagination; a hodgepodge of wonderful ideas that combine together well to create a delightful experience. Its combat may feel superfluous, but its excellent puzzle design and beautiful world more than makes up for it.

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RetroBeat: 5 other games Nintendo needs to finally bring to the U.S. – VentureBeat

Nintendo announced this week that it is finally giving the original Fire Emblem an English translation. Yay! But I hope that Nintendo doesnt stop there.

Plenty of Nintendo games have never made the U.S. journey from Japan. Im hoping that they can also get the localizations that they deserve. And these days, why not! Tons of games that we used to think would never leave Japan have been making the trip overseas. Im talking about titles like Trials of Mana and Phantasy Star Online 2.

These days, it feels like anything is possible! So hopefully well see these five games available in the U.S. soon.

Fire Emblem isnt the only tactics game for the NES (or Famicom, rather, as it was called in Japan) that needs an English translation. Famicom Wars came from the same team, Intelligent Systems. It started a franchise that we didnt see until the 2001 release of Advance Wars for Game Boy Advance. Just like that game, Famicom Wars is a turn-based tactics affair with soldiers and tanks. Is it as good as the newer games in the series? Probably not! But neither is the original Fire Emblem. Its just fun to see how these franchises started.

Tingle is a creepy side character from the Zelda series. Hes a middle-aged man who thinks hes a fairy. He is so ugly and weird that you cant help but love him. [Oh yes you can Ed.] After appearing in big Zelda games like Majoras Mask and The Wind Waker, he got his own adventure on the DS. Freshly-Picked Tingles Rosy Rupeeland never made it to the U.S., probably out of fear that Tingle was just too much for North America. Considering the disgusting characters that star in many of our most popular shows and movies, I think Nintendo underestimates our constitution. The infuriating thing here is that the Tingle game did come out in Europe with English as a language option. The hard part is done! Just find a way to put it on Switch. Rupeeland also has a sequel, Ripened Tingles Balloon Trip of Love, that never even got a European port. Lets get on that too, Nintendo.

This was a game I learned about from a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. For years, I had no idea what Mario & Wario was. Now I know that its a puzzle game in the Lemmings style. Characters never stop moving, and its your job to interact with the level and keep them safe. The game actually requires the same mouse peripheral that you probably only ever used for Mario Paint. This style of play would eventually evolve into the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. But guess who made Mario & Wario: Its Game Freak, the Pokmon team. They just about always make good stuff, so its a shame to have one of their games a Mario game, no less unavailable. Put it on Switch and let us use that consoles touchscreen in lieu of the SNES mouse.

It feels like forever since weve had a new F-Zero game. But did you know that the last installment in the racer series never left Japan? Granted, by all accounts, F-Zero Climax isnt anything that special. Its just like the other two GBA F-Zero games, which themselves are a lot like the original SNES game. But Climax does have a track designer, which is neat. And, come on, its an F-Zero game! You cant keep that to yourself, Japan!

Nintendo fans would probably murder me in my sleep if I didnt include this one. Mother 3 is the sequel to Earthbound, the beloved SNES RPG. Now, heres a big confession: I dont love Earthbound. I want to! But every time I start the game, which I have done several times, I somehow bounce off after a few hours or so. My own bad tastes aside, Mother 3 is supposed to be a worthy and emotional sequel. Earthbound has so many fans in the U.S. that it seems almost criminal that Nintendo hasnt brought this one over yet. Yes, having a fan translation out there is great, but Nintendo needs to step up here.

The RetroBeat is a weekly column that looks at gamings past, diving into classics, new retro titles, or looking at how old favorites and their design techniques inspire todays market and experiences. If you have any retro-themed projects or scoops youd like to send my way, pleasecontact me.

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Gen Z mobile users more likely to play games, but spend less time in top titles – Pocket Gamer.Biz

Generation Z mobile users are more likely to play games than other age groups, according to a report from App Annie.

However, when it comes to top games, those who are aged 25 and over are more likely to spend more time in-game than Gen Z players. Furthermore, the age group spends roughly 20 per cent longer in their most-used games and use them more frequently.

Meanwhile, more than 80 per cent of the top games within each market have been directed towards Generation Z.

In terms of popularity, core action games proved to be the most popular among the younger age group, as 25 per cent of in-game time among Gen Z was accumulated in core action games.

The genre itself is designed around gameplay that encourages users to play regularly, through means such as levelling up to improve playability. Moreover, core action games adapt a slightly more technical control scheme than other mobile games.

However, in the 25 and above age group, puzzle games proved to be more used as they account for around 30 per cent of in-game time. Match-3 games such as Toon Blast and Candy Crush Saga have proven popular.

Define a generation

Twitch and Discord, along with other gaming, live streaming and social apps, have proven to be a defining factor when it comes to entertainment habits among the younger generation.

Moreover, the younger generation is more likely to spend more time in non-gaming apps. Currently, Generation Z users boast 20 per cent more sessions than other age groups; this number was at 15 per cent last year.

Currently, 98 per cent of those in the Generation Z age group is said to have a smartphone, meaning the best way to appeal to them is through mobile devices.

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Embrace the parkour madness of BH Trials on Xbox One – TheXboxHub

There was a time when everyone went parkour mad, but even at its peak we never saw anything like what BH Trials has to offer on Xbox One. Imagine the highly skilled parkour skills being performed by a Backhoe digger yes, seriously. We just have one simple question to ask you: can you dig that?

To clarify, BH Trials really does involve the navigation of obstacle courses using a Backhoe digger; one which unfortunately has no transmission, steering, or brakes. Were not sure how it passed its MOT, nevertheless the only way to control this vehicle is through the use of its arms. Throughout the progressively difficult single player levels, youll have to climb, crawl and drive in order to reach the end as swiftly as you can. This means showing off your dexterity and cunning wit to manipulate platforms and mechanisms, while avoiding the craftiest contraptions in place to scupper your efforts.

If youre worried that your skills alone wont be enough to succeed, theres always the local multiplayer levels to try. After dragging in up to three other players, youll control the four-legged beast known as the Backhoe Spider. Teamwork makes the dream work in this mode, combining all of your collective skills to overcome the most treacherous and challenging climbs in BH Trials. Its also worth keeping all of your eyes out for hidden collectibles, which are miniature diggers that provide cool rewards when found.

Do you think you possess the necessary skills to perform parkour from the drivers seat of a digger in BH Trials? If so, the only obstacle preventing you from showcasing such talent is the 9.99 price tag on the Xbox Store. Pay that though, and theres nothing stopping you!

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BH Trials is an obstacle course game where you drive a digger with no transmission, steering, or brakes. Learn how to use the diggers arms to crawl, climb, and avoid obstacles in this unique driving game. Team up with your friends to command a mechanical spider digger! Take control of the spiders legs and move the digger through a series of levels especially designed to put your groups skills and coordination to the test.

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Fire Emblem’ Headed West, ‘Pokemon Sword/Shield: The Crown Tundra’ and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales – Touch Arcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for October 23rd, 2020. Theres a lot to talk about today, including a newly-localized NES classic, a whole lot of new releases including Pokemon Sword/Shield: The Crown Tundra and more, and a big list of new sales to dig into. There are lots of things today to catch your eye, take your time, and loot your money, friends. Lets dive into danger!

The First Fire Emblem Game is Getting Officially Localized for the First Time

Well, I sure didnt see this one coming. The 30th anniversary of the original Fire Emblem is this year, and Nintendo has a surprising treat for Western fans. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light, the first game in the series, is getting localized and released outside of Japan for the first time ever on December 4th of this year. Various enhancements have been included to make the game a little more palatable for modern audiences, but you can still expect it to be bastard-hard. A newly localized NES game in 2020? Wow, now do the Super NES ones, Nintendo. You can pick this one up on the eShop on December 4th for $5.99 or grab a special physical pack with a digital code and a lot of cool goodies at retail for $49.99. Better act fast, though: this is one of those limited releases and as a result it will only be available until March 31st, 2021.

SwitchArcade Highlight!

The second and final part of the Pokemon Sword/Shield Expansion Pass, The Crown Tundra, is now available. As long as you own the pass, you can download the new content by updating the game. It adds a whole new area, a snowy area loosely based on Scotland. Its a big Wild Area with dynamic weather that determines which Pokemon will appear. The Legendary Pokemon Calyrex is the main figure in this part of the expansion, along with some new regional forms. Another highlight is the return of more than 100 Pokemon from past games that were initially cut from the Pokedex, including all the non-mythical Legendary Pokemon. Ill have a review of this content once I get through it, so look forward to that. I feel likeIsle of Armor alone nearly justified the price of the Expansion Pass, so Im hoping for good things from this.

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Wow, a new Transformers game! This could really go either way! But actually it ends up landing somewhere in the middle. Its a turn-based strategy game featuring what looks to be the G1 versions of the characters in a different art style. You command the Autobots, who are probably waging battles to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Theyre always doing that. Theres a campaign to play through and a local multiplayer battle mode that two players can enjoy. Make use of the environments and fire off your special moves to gain the edge in battle. XCOM and Fire Emblem probably dont have anything to worry about, but Transformers fans will probably enjoy this.

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Lets be real: you wont go wrong too often by picking up Annapurna-published games. If Found is a visual novel from the folks at DREAMFEEL, and its a really powerful one. A coming of age story with some genuinely memorable characters, it follows the story of Kasio as she returns to her home in Ireland. Old conflicts and new friends arise, which sounds like pretty standard fare for this genre. Less standard is that a black hole has suddenly appeared and threatens to devour the entire planet. What the heck is going on? Youll have to play it to see. Its definitely worth experiencing if you enjoy a good narrative.

You know, normally I have some kind of information on what separates these Vs. series Nintendo arcade releases from their NES counterparts, but when it comes to Soccer I really have no clue. There are probably some minor differences here as there always are, but I cant speak to them. So instead what I can say is that this is the arcade version of NES Soccer, a game which is available through the NES Switch Online service. It came out in 1985 and allows you to play against the CPU or another player. Hamster has done its usual fine work with the emulation, so to the extent that any version of this would be worth picking up, this is as good as you could expect.

Thats a clicker, alright. Or I suppose a button-pusher. You know the deal. Its an idle game where you just push the buttons to collect currency and spend it to make collecting currency faster and easier. Theres nothing really special about this one, but I do like its charming pixel graphics. There are probably worse ways to spend five bucks on the eShop, but as much as I can appreciate this genre its not the kind of thing I really want to play on my Switch unless it has some neat new ideas.

Ill level with you, I thought this was going to be junk. It seems like an opportunistic title meant to capitalize on a holiday in a genre that is quite hard to pull off in general. But Pumpkin Jack is actually a fairly decent 3D platformer. The combat is a bit dull and repetitive, but the other bits of the game are competently handled and rather enjoyable. Im not sure Id jump to throw down thirty bucks on it, but if youre looking for a new 3D platformer to play, this is a decent B-tier entry into the genre. The kind of thing we used to get a lot of back in the PlayStation 2 days, you know? Not bad at all.

This type of puzzle is a new one on me, but I can dig it. Kakurasu World gives you 90 puzzles to solve. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but puzzle fans dont usually care too much about that. Kakurasu is kind of Picross-like, or perhaps a bit Sudoku-like? You have to fill squares such that the total value of the rows and columns match the hints. Seems like a fun type of puzzle in case youre looking for something to break up the constant stream of Picross games.

Do you need another horizontal shoot-em-up? Perhaps you do. If so, you may be interested in Grood. Its got a chaotic heavy metal vibe to it, and while its not the finest of shooters around, its decent enough for a good bit of fun. There are three difficulty modes, all of them hard. You can choose between modern graphics or a retro-style 90s graphics mode. Lots of cool bosses and weapons to mess around with, too. The price is certainly competitive, but this is a very crowded genre so I wouldnt blame anyone for passing on it.

Galacide, on the other hand, is taking a shot at a higher price and a solid gimmick for its horizontal shooting action. To be specific, this is a shooter crossed up with a matching puzzle game. Its like someone smashed Gradius into Puyo Puyo, and it kind of works? You need to match blocks to remove obstacles while shooting down enemies and avoiding incoming fire. The boss battles are pretty much straight shooting action, but theres a puzzle mode if youre more interested in the matching stuff. There are different ships to choose from, a local multiplayer mode for up to four players, and even an endless mode to keep you busy once youve finished the campaign. Not bad, especially if youre tired of the usual fare in this genre.

It is what it says. Venture around a first-person maze filled with traps and try to make your way out. This one comes from Ultimate Games so you should probably know about what to expect. To my old eyes, this looks very much like someones test project more than anything else. Maybe some people might get into its more passive approach to exploration. I dont know. I really cant think of much to say about this one, so lets just move along.

Well, this is weird. I mean, its a kart racer. Thats not weird. But its a shopping kart racer where youre controlling a kart-bound man and his goat, propelling themselves by screaming. Youll race around various locations filled with ludicrous obstacles. There are 38 stages in total, so that should keep you busy for a bit. You can customize your characters with various costume pieces to add to the antics. The game is amusing enough in solo play, but its a whole different beast in local multiplayer where you have to time your screams with each other to maximize your speed. Im not going to call it a great game, but if youre looking for something bizarre today this is probably your ticket.

BoomBit brings another one of its driving games to the Switch. This time you will kindly be asked to keep on trucking. There are fifteen trucks of various types to drive, seventy-five missions to clear, and a nice little port area to drive around as you like. Lots of driving and parking, which can be pretty challenging depending on the size of your truck and trailer. Probably not terribly different from the other BoomBit driving simulators in broad strokes, so if you enjoyed any of the previous ones and have an interest in trucks, I guess this one is for you?

An elderly couple isnt taking the latest development project in their neighborhood very well. A new highway has been built, and all of the noisy traffic has driven them over the edge. Take control of Henry or Florence and use explosives to blow up as many cars as you can. There are ten stages with multiple waves of traffic to deal with. Naturally with two characters there is support for two players via local multiplayer. Work together or work against each other, its up to you. Seems like it could be fun for a little while, but Im not sure how long it will hold a persons interest.

SimFabric brings another simulator game to the Switch in the form of Farm Mechanic Simulator. You know how this kind of thing goes. Repair tractors, use the proceeds to upgrade your skills and workshop, repeat until you get tired of it all. There are fifty different parts, plenty of types of damage and malfunctions to repair, an endless number of orders to complete, and lots of special tasks to handle. This isnt really my kind of thing, as regular readers know. If its your kind of thing, however, dont let me stop you. I tried to find some impressions of this on other platforms but the title is a bit too generic to track down the correct one. So youre on your own!

Ah, I see. Well, if the publisher can copy and paste its work with minor changes, so can I. SimFabric brings another simulator game to the Switch in the form of Truck Mechanic Simulator. You know how this kind of thing goes. Repair trucks, use the proceeds to upgrade your skills and workshop, repeat until you get tired of it all. There are seventy different parts, plenty of types of damage and malfunctions to repair, an endless number of orders to complete, and lots of special tasks to handle. This isnt really my kind of thing, as regular readers know. If its your kind of thing, however, dont let me stop you. I tried to find some impressions of this on other platforms but the title is a bit too generic to track down the correct one. So youre on your own!

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Phew, thats a big one. I see some Capcom stuff, the newly-released WWE 2K Battlegrounds, Rune Factory 4 and Story of Seasons, Ubisoft games, THQ Nordic titles, and a whole lot more. Have a careful look through it all, friends. There isnt a whole lot to worry about in the weekend outbox, so feel free to blow your money on the new stuff. Or save some money. I guess you can save money. But its really hard!

Select New Games on Sale

Wordherd ($1.99 from $5.99 until 10/25)Rhythm of the Gods ($2.24 from $9.99 until 10/26)Blacksad: Under the Skin ($19.99 from $49.99 until 10/28)My Universe My Baby ($20.99 from $29.99 until 10/28)Offroad Racing BxAxM ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/28)Toki ($2.95 from $14.90 until 10/28)Cycle 28 ($2.09 from $6.99 until 10/29)Clouds & Sheep 2 ($2.49 from $9.99 until 10/29)Rad Radgers Radical ($7.49 from $29.99 until 10/29)Story of Seasons: FoMT ($34.99 from $49.99 until 10/29)The Red Lantern ($19.99 from $24.99 until 10/29)Wuppo: Definitive ($4.99 from $14.99 until 10/29)Rune Factory 4 Special ($29.99 from $39.99 until 10/29)WWE 2K Battlegrounds ($29.99 from $39.99 until 10/29)World Tree Marche ($5.99 from $11.99 until 10/30)

SubaraCity ($2.50 from $5.00 until 10/30)Captain StarONE ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/30)Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection ($22.49 from $29.99 until 10/30)Mega Man 11 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/30)Mega Man X Collection ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/30)Mega Man X Collection 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/30)Mega Man Collection ($10.04 from $14.99 until 10/30)Mega Man Collection 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/30)The Outer Worlds ($47.99 from $59.99 until 10/30)Demons Tilt ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Party Planet ($2.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Streets of Red: DDD ($5.99 from $9.99 until 11/1)Alien Cruise ($3.60 from $11.30 until 11/1)Rain City ($4.45 from $7.58 until 11/1)Stellar Interface ($1.99 from $12.99 until 11/1)

Little Triangle ($6.75 from $14.99 until 11/1)Isoland 2 Ashes of Time ($2.50 from $3.62 until 11/1)Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle ($14.99 from $59.99 until 11/1)Mario + Rabbids: Gold Edition ($19.99 from $79.99 until 11/1)Trials Rising ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Trials Rising Gold ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/1)Rayman Legends Definitive ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/1)Valiant Hearts: The Great War ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Child of Light ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/1)South Park: Stick of Truth ($11.99 from $29.99 until 11/1)South Park: Fractured but Whole ($14.99 from $59.99 until 11/1)Just Dance 2020 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 11/1)Starlink: Battle for Atlas ($14.99 from $59.99 until 11/1)Starlink: Battle for Atlas Deluxe ($23.99 from $79.99 until 11/1)Assassins Creed III Remastered ($19.99 from $39.99 until 11/1)

Assassins Creed: Rebel Collection ($19.99 from $39.99 until 11/1)Trivial Pursuit Live! ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)UNO ($3.99 from $9.99 until 11/1)Monopoly ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/1)Jeopardy! ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Wheel of Fortune ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Risk Global Domination ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)Riverbond ($7.49 from $24.99 until 11/2)Neon City Riders ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/3)Pato Box ($4.49 from $14.99 until 11/3)Paranautical Activity ($2.39 from $7.99 until 11/4)INK ($2.24 from $8.99 until 11/4)Super Chariot ($1.49 from $14.99 until 11/4)Three Fourths Home ($2.24 from $8.99 until 11/4)Dont Die, Mr Robot! ($2.24 from $8.99 until 11/4)

Aquatic Adv. of the Last Human ($3.89 from $12.99 until 11/4)Uncanny Valley ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/4)Shikhondo: Soul Eater ($4.19 from $13.99 until 11/4)Hacky Zack ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/4)Spectrum ($2.39 from $11.99 until 11/4)Omega Strike ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/4)Pipe Push Paradise ($2.74 from $10.99 until 11/4)Underhero ($10.18 from $16.99 until 11/4)Nerdook Bundle Vol. 1 ($4.49 from $29.99 until 11/4)Indie Puzzle Bundle Vol 1 ($5.99 from $39.99 until 11/4)Skelly Selest & Straimium Immortaly ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/4)Tower of Time ($16.23 from $24.99 until 11/4)Valfaris & Slain Pack ($13.99 from $39.99 until 11/4)SuperMash ($1.99 from $19.99 until 11/4)Glass Masquerade ($2.99 from $11.99 until 11/4)

Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions ($5.99 from $11.99 until 11/4)Sunless: Zubmariner ($12.99 from $19.99 until 11/4)Tamashii ($5.99 from $11.99 until 11/4)Vertical Drop Heroes HD ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/4)Oniken & Odallus Bundle ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/4)Card Game Bundle Vol. 1 ($3.59 from $23.99 until 11/4)Indie Darling Bundle Vol 2 ($5.24 from $34.99 until 11/4)Syberia ($4.90 from $14.90 until 11/4)Syberia 2 ($1.49 from $29.99 until 11/4)Syberia 3 ($9.99 from $49.99 until 11/4)Bleed ($2.99 from $11.99 until 11/4)Bleed 2 ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/4)1979 Revolution: Black Friday ($3.59 from $11.99 until 11/4)Monster Dynamite ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/5)The Bunker ($6.49 from $12.99 until 11/5)

Layers of Fear: Legacy ($3.99 from $19.99 until 11/5)Gem Smashers ($6.99 from $9.99 until 11/5)Observer ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)Monster Loves You ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/5)Panda Hero ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/5)Bibi Blocksberg: Big Broom Race 3 ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)Bibi & Tina: Adv. with Horses ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)Bibi & Tina at the Horse Farm ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)Hexamaze ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/5)Monster Energy Supercross 3 ($19.99 from $49.99 until 11/5)MotoGP 20 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 11/5)#KILLALLZOMBIES ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/5)Tower Climb ($1.80 from $6.00 until 11/5)Lonely Mountains: Downhill ($14.99 from $19.99 until 11/5)Darksiders Warmastered ($14.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)

Darksiders II Deathinitive ($14.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)Darksiders Genesis ($26.79 from $39.99 until 11/5)Sphinx & the Cursed Mummy ($14.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)The Raven Remastered ($14.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)The Office Quest ($3.59 from $11.99 until 11/5)Lost Artifacts: Time Machine ($3.99 from $9.99 until 11/5)Blair Witch ($14.99 from $29.99 until 11/5)Elden: Path of the Forgotten ($10.39 from $15.99 until 11/5)They Breathe ($2.67 from $3.99 until 11/5)Bulb Boy ($2.24 from $8.99 until 11/5)Up Cliff Drive ($1.80 from $6.00 until 11/5)Gunman Clive HD Collection ($1.99 from $3.99 until 11/5)Mechstermination Force ($2.39 from $11.99 until 11/5)Super Punch Patrol ($4.49 from $4.99 until 11/5)Ultimate Runner ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/5)

Parking Madness ($1.80 from $6.00 until 11/5)Bunny Adventure ($1.80 from $6.00 until 11/5)GONNER2 ($11.69 from $12.99 until 11/6)Goonya Fighter ($0.99 from $24.99 until 11/10)Sky Ride ($0.99 from $7.00 until 11/10)Flip Over Frog ($0.99 from $7.50 until 11/10)Nullum ($1.39 from $1.99 until 11/10)Crypt of the NecroDancer ($3.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Drift Legends ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/11)The Long Journey Home ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/11)Aer Memories of Old ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Felix the Reaper ($2.49 from $24.99 until 11/11)Cube Creator X ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Deponia ($3.99 from $39.99 until 11/11)Chaos on Deponia ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)

Deponia Doomsday ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Goodbye Deponia ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Adv. of Elena Temple: Definitive ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/11)Rollin Eggz ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/11)State of Mind ($3.99 from $39.99 until 11/11)Shift Happens ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/11)Aery Little Bird Adventure ($3.98 from $6.99 until 11/11)Edna & Harvey: Breakout ($6.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Edna & Harvey: Harveys New Eyes ($6.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)Outbreak: TNC ($11.04 from $12.99 until 11/11)Silence ($3.99 from $39.99 until 11/11)Cake Laboratory ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/11)Starman ($0.99 from $8.99 until 11/11)Mecho Tales ($0.09 from $0.99 until 11/11)Plague Road ($0.99 from $15.00 until 11/11)War Theatre ($0.65 from $9.99 until 11/11)Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes ($0.65 from $9.99 until 11/11)My Little Dog Adventure ($6.99 from $9.99 until 11/11)Unrailed! ($14.99 from $19.99 until 11/12)TENS! ($9.99 from $14.99 until 11/12)

Sales Ending This Weekend

AeternoBlade II ($19.99 from $24.99 until 10/24)Fantasy Tower Defense ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/24)Zarvot ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/24)Back to Bed ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/25)Battle Group 2 ($0.99 from $9.99 until 10/25)Batu Ta Batu ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/25)Burnout Paradise Remastered ($34.99 from $49.99 until 10/25)Deployment ($0.99 from $9.99 until 10/25)Dimension Drive ($1.99 from $12.99 until 10/25)Inferno 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/25)Lost Wing ($4.79 from $7.99 until 10/25)Lumini ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/25)Rainswept ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/25)Riot: Civil Unrest ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/25)Rise: Race the Future ($11.54 from $16.49 until 10/25)

She Sees Red: Interactive Movie ($2.99 from $9.99 until 10/25)Solo: Islands of the Heart ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/25)Switchy Road ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/25)Tangle Tower ($13.99 from $19.99 until 10/25)The Bug Butcher ($1.99 from $7.99 until 10/25)The Count Lucanor ($2.99 from $14.99 until 10/25)The Lions Song ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/25)Unbox: Newbies Adventure ($5.99 from $29.99 until 10/25)Unravel Two ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/25)Vaporum ($8.74 from $24.99 until 10/25)WarriOrb ($9.74 from $12.99 until 10/25)Wordherd ($1.99 from $5.99 until 10/25)

Thats all for today and this week, friends. But what a way to finish with that wild Fire Emblem news, eh? This was a pretty busy week for great new releases, and next week is probably going to keep up the pace. I mean, weve at least got Pikmin 3 to look forward to. Theres also Oceanhorn 2, Oddworld: New n Tasty, Mad Rat Dead, and a whole lot more. I hope you all have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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