Not So MMO: Trident’s Wake Hands-on Preview

This week, top-down co-op shooter Trident’s Wake hit Steam Early Access hoping to capture the imaginations of sci-fi action game fans everywhere. Created by Argentinian development company Bacus Studios, the game lets players jump into advanced combat mechs and join the fight to defend humanity’s last hope of survival. We had some hands-on time with the game earlier this month and from what we’ve seen so far, Trident’s Wake is shaping up to be the kind of action game shooter fans live for.

Apex Legends Day One Impressions

The worst kept secret of the year is out! After a weekend that saw the internet awash with information, opinion, and enough hype to fuel a fleet of giant robot killing machines, the latest game from Respawn Entertainment is here. For those of you that have not had a chance to drop into the carnage, we got some teammates together and tried out Apex Legends for ourselves.

The RPG Files – Outward Treats You Like the Nothing You Are

I recently had the chance to go hands-on with a new RPG called Outward – another game that promises to immerse you in an open fantasy world where you create your own story. The interesting thing about the approach developer Nine Dots takes with Outward, however, is that you don’t get to be a Geralt or a Dragonborn or the Prince that was Promised. None of that nonsense. You start off as some poor schlep with not a bar of silver to their name, a load of debt, and the survival sense of a toddler

The RPG Files: Kingdom Hearts 3 Review in Progress #1

The wait is over – Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally upon us after being first announced at E3 2013. The latest installment in the zipper-clad Disney-Square Enix opus aims to tie up all of the loose ends that many fans have been wondering since we first saw Sora, Riku and Kairi run on the beach in Destiny Islands all those years ago. Though I’m only about 8 hours into Kingdom Hearts 3 so far thanks to external circumstances, here’s what I’ve thought thus far.

The RPG Files: You Should Check Out Ashen

This Thursday’s Game Awards had more than a few surprises, one of which was that Epic’s developer-friendly game store opened up and had a few great games already available. Impulse game buy that I am, I snapped up both Supergiant’s Hades (because duh) and A44’s stylish but mysterious RPG, Ashen. Let me tell you, I’m glad I did.

The Outer Worlds Preview – A New IP for the Premier RPG Company

At a time in gaming where several say a game has to have multiplayer to succeed, Obsidian steps in to show off their latest foray into the single player RPG experience with their newest game The Outer Worlds with the help of Private Division. A new title that is part of a new IP for them aims to prove that they are still one of the best companies around in this aspect of gaming. I had an opportunity to visit Obsidian’s headquarters recently and get a look at the game and what it’s all about.

Notmycar is a Battle Royale for Auto Assault Fans

While it began quietly doing some testing earlier this year, it seems the folks at Skybound and NMC Studios are ready to tear the roof off their own particular take on the Battle Royale genre. Notmycar is going to be a perfect hybrid of Battle Royale and car combat games like the ill-fated Auto Assault, with a Closed Beta “Test Drive” kicking off this weekend on December 8th.

Marvel Strike Force – Here Come The Brotherhood of Mutants!

X-Men (and X-Force) are the teams I want to assemble most in Marvel Strike Force, but the Brotherhood of Mutants is a close third and is getting a full rollout this month. FoxNext has released some information on how we’ll be unlocking the new team and we’ve been poring over what leaks we’ve been able to find on their kits, but the characters are finally here and it’s time to dig into them!