Imagine waking up one day in the middle of nowhere, where it's cold, snowing, the woods are endless, and you're surrounded by are the chirps of birds, the rustling of the trees and the sounds of your footsteps. You don't even know your own name or what to do in the situation except your basic human functions. Utawarerumono - which means The One Being Sung in Japanese - puts you in the shoes of an unnamed man in this exact position where he must find out why he woke up there, how he ended up in that position, and journey back into the discovery of who he is along the way.
On this episode the guys talk Destiny 2, Sega, Minecraft, Shovel Knight, The Surge, The Following, Disgaea 5 Complete, Farpoint, Zelda BOTW, Nintendo is number one and more!
Human: Fall Flat drops down into the "intentionally difficult" realm of gaming, where Octodad lives. Underneath a frustrating control scheme is a solid physics puzzler. It's up to your level of masochism whether you'll laugh your way through or break your way through a few controllers. Depending on your taste in games, you'll love or hate it. Click in for a full review.
Akihabara. It's a beautiful city that no matter how many times games take us there virtually, it'll always be a sight to see. It's especially a treat to gamers who tend to lean more towards Japanese developed titles that step away from the typical Western FPS and shoot-em-ups we see more and more of from developers. Akiba's Beat brings us just there to Akihabara, and brings the universe of Akiba's Trip with it, being a successor to it. It may have not been immediately obvious thanks to the 180 approach Akiba's Beat takes and has virtually no similarity to Akiba's Trip, but it still holds its own, even if all the magic and quirkiness of Akiba's Trip is mostly gone from Akiba's Beat, for better or for worse.
Seasons after Fall utilizes the 2D platformer in a new way, creating a full-on puzzle experience complete with a beautiful presentation of painted artwork and string quartet music. Within, you are tasked to take control of a fox who is visiting the four Guardians of the Seasons to obtain control over the very seasons themselves. The story seems simple in this aspect, but soon unfolds into a much deeper tale.
Outlast II sees the return of the instant classic that shook the gaming community years back with the original release of Outlast from Indie studio Red Barrels. Just like the original, Outlast II lets the world know that the Horror genre is not dead - far from it. Red Barrels brings with its sequel another incredible entry and a game that will be remembered for quite some time, just like its predecessor.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 tries to mix up the military shooter by focusing on long range weaponry and plopping you down in an open-world environment. The story may be by the books, but the gameplay allows you to have more chances at variety as you strive to take down an evil regime and hopefully figure out what happened to your brother in the process.
In Renowned Explorers, you can choose from a host of different characters to explore foreign lands. Each character brings different skill sets and abilities to your crew. Picking a well-rounded expedition will be crucial to your success.