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Immersive sim Weird West wants to say yes to your every whim

Introducing a hands-off preview session of upcoming RPG Weird West the other day, creative director Raf Colantonio offered a short, sweet summary of its central design principle: “Say yes to the player”. As he herded us through well-disguised linear levels, we were to expect no arbitrary canyons, he promised, nor quests designed to funnel us into binary decisions. Instead, we were to look forward to a literal wild west of decision-making; a persistent world with its own internal rhythms, through which we would be free to mosey in whichever style we fancied. Inevitably, then, when the demo (played by game…

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Death’s Door review: a sturdy and often funny fable about death

If grimdark is a genre, then so must be cutedark. Death’s Door glides into this camp on gossamer wings. It’s got Hollow Knight‘s dimples but not its teeth. It’s lighter, an appropriately feathery game. For long stretches it is refreshingly untaxing with a few challenging battles. This lightness is its strength. The soulslike undertones are mostly a facade and it is less inspired by Lordran than it is by Hyrule. There are fluffy puzzles, curious dungeons and cute characters with JiGgLiNg diALoGuE tExT. I foresee any Nintendo likers out there immediately thinking: “I’ll get this on my Switch”. Sadly, you…

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Fall Guys season 5 brings squad modes and jungle themed levels tomorrow

I imagine it would have been tougher for sir Indy Jones to have made it through the Temple Of Doom if he’d been a stumbly, bouncy little guy. That’s the fate that Fall Guys season 5 is dooming you to as of tomorrow. The new season theme is a jungle adventure with slippery and bouncy new jungle obstacles. As ever, it will bring a new reward track of costumes and cosmetics to unlock, one of which is that Spelunky fella. Oh, and Mediatonic are adding duos and trios squad modes. Read more

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Fall Guys Season 5 adds six new rounds, Squads mode

By Sherif Saed 19 July 2021 13:29 GMT The next Fall Guys season is bringing a lot of new content to the game.Mediatonic today unveiled Season 5 for Fall Guys, which goes live in the game tomorrow, July 20. As previously revealed, Season 5 has a jungle adventure theme.Watch on YouTubeOne of the bigger news for Fall Guys players is the arrival of Squads mode, which debuts with Season 5. Throughout the season, you’ll also see limited-time Duos and Trios modes. Limited Time Events are the other big addition in the new season. These work as you’d expect, offering a…

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Have You Played… Loop Hero?

Is it possible to say that one thing is more unique than another thing? Doesn’t sound right. Something’s either unique or it isn’t. But I’ll be damned if Loop Hero is one of the most unique games I’ve ever played. Watching your hero cycle endlessly around a closed loop, auto-battling ever-tougher enemies while you play tiles in and around the loop to help your hero “remember” their surroundings and grow in strength? Leave off a moment, please; my “intrigued” button needs a moment to recover. Read more

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Boomerang X is the DOOM game I’ve always wanted

I just didn’t get on with Doom (2016), which surprised me. I’m all for FPS games that have you rocketing around arenas like a squash ball, but I hungered for more speed. Yes it was fast, but I never felt the need to reach for my bucket and hurl after each session. Enter Boomerang X. It places a hand on your shoulder and a bucket by your feet. It says, “Go get ’em, tiger”, then tosses you out of the window. But as you soar outwards, you curve back around and miraculously crash back into your room. “Cool, huh?”, it…

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Have You Played… Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number?

The original Hotline Miami is one of my favourite games of all time. Its pounding soundtrack and tense encounters spawned tons of clones, but few that ever captured the magic of the first top-down murderfest. While not a flawless sequel, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number comes close enough to its predecessor’s blood-soaked beauty. Read more

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Devolver Digital somehow sold an NFT that made the world less awful

Somehow, I hadn’t seen any of Devolver Digital’s E3 presentations until last night. I’d heard them described as “wacky”, which usually means “complete mind poison” in the world of PR, and so never bothered to find out what all the fuss was about. Reader, I was a damned fool. Last night’s Devolver show delighted me more than every trailer so far this week put together, quite frankly. It was a brilliant bit of cinema, and an unexpectedly sharp note of satire, too. If you haven’t seen it already, then please take this as my stern recommendation to go and watch…

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Here’s every game announced at Devolver’s E3 2021 show

Devolver Digital didn’t disappoint when it came to a madcap, off-the-wall showcase at E3 2021 – but alongside the weird narrative, the publisher announced plenty of games, too.Headlining the announcements, and acting as a sort-of running joke through the whole bizarre experience, was the publisher’s jab at the increasingly popular trend of treating games as a service, and cajoling the player into signing up for costly repeat payments in order to gain access to titles.The satire is framed as the “Devolver MaxPass+ Showcase | Monetization as a Service,” and you can take a look at teh intro to it below.Watch…

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Restore a ravaged world in reverse city-builder Terra Nil

The folks behind Broforce have a new game on the horizon that is not at all about running, gunning, or blowing stuff up. Quite the opposite, Terra Nil is what they’re calling a “reverse city-builder” about rehabilitating an environment that’s been completely decimated. You’ll turn it green again with the power of irrigation and renewable energy sources to fix the climate and the wildlife. It looks quite lovely and chill in this new trailer and even has a free demo coming up this month if you’d like to try out your planetary green thumb. Read more

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Check out the Shadow Warrior 3 ‘That Damn Dam’ mission trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 10 May 2021 19:28 GMT Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog have published a new trailer that shows off one of the missions from the upcoming Shadow Warrior 3.Just last week, we heard that Flying Hog was planning to launch Shadow Warrior 3 on Xbox One and PS4, as well as PC. Now, to keep that hype train chugging, the publisher has shown off another one of the game’s missions.According to the description of the level, players can expect a frenetic journey to the top of the titular dam where Lo Wang does battle with the…

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Shadow Warrior 3 is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:04 GMT Platforms other than PC have been announced for Shadow Warrior 3.Alongside news of Shadow Warrior 3 coming to PS4 and Xbox One alongside the previously announced PC, a new trailer showing the Doomsday Device mission was released (thanks, Gematsu).Watch on YouTubeDevolver Digital describes the mission as being “full of terrible creatures, violent traps, and gorgeous views.” IGN was given a first look at the mission, and you can see it for yourself in the video above.If you are unfamiliar with the game, which was announced in July last year, here’s a short rundown:Fallen…

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The Red Strings Club devs’ next game is actually a ten game collection

You may know Deconstructeam from their cyberpunk bartending story game The Red Strings Club, but they’ve made other games. Several other games, actually, which they’re pulling into a colleciton called Essays On Empathy. Essays includes a bunch of previously released Deconstructeam story romps along with their new game De Tres Al Cuarto about a couple comedians trying to make it big together. Essays On Empathy is launching on May 18th, and you can snag a peek at what it includes in a new trailer. Read more

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Boomerang X’s demo offers Devil Daggers-style delights with a sense of progress

RPS fell hard for Devil Daggers, naming it our game of the year back when, but one of the most common criticisms from the “not for me” crowd was that it lacks a sense of progress. Try Boomberang X, then. It’s a first-person arena shooter with escalating waves of greebly enemies and a focus on a single weapon, but you unlock new abilities and move to new areas in between fights. There’s a demo available now. Read more

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I’m sorry, but I don’t get Loop Hero

I went into Loop Hero with only two expectations: I’m probably going to like this given the rave reviews it received, and if there’s a hint of idle game here I’m all for it. I’d hoped it would be the sort of game I could leave to its own devices, you know, set some foundations, press play, and collect my rewards a few hours later. Nope, this wasn’t Loop Hero at all. I had to place things, and make difficult decisions, and keep tabs on stuff. Too demanding for me – just way too much. Not idle enough. Read more