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By Cassandra Khaw on October 25th, 2014 at 6:31 pm. Ugh. Do you know what happens when you’re travelling in the United states, trying to adhere to a Malaysian schedule, and occasionally checking in to see what time it is in United Kingdoms? Chaos, that’s what. And being insanely late with the Bargain Bucket, which is embarrassing to no end. (Sorry sorry sorry, overlords and Bucketeers.
By Philippa Warr on October 25th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. “An experience of war seen from an entirely new angle”. That’s how 11 Bit Studios are pitching This War Of Mine. The new angle they’re referring to is the fact that, instead of being an action-packed military shooter, their warzone is a city under siege and requires you to keep a band of civilians alive.
By Ben Barrett on October 25th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. It is rare that I have as little idea what the hell is going on as I did playing Kromaia. That’s not just in games, either. I’ve been blind drunk stumbling around a hotel in Birmingham and still had a firmer grasp of the logical progression of events than I did during the last half hour.
By Ben Barrett on October 25th, 2014 at 12:00 pm. It’s time to wrap up warm, RPS – thank goodness you’ve got just so many fetching scarves. The winter months are rolling in, which makes for the perfect excuse to build an intricate blanket fort around your chair and go into a weekend games-hibernation.
By Adam Smith on October 25th, 2014 at 11:30 am. I want to play a game about tourism. It’s odd that I can fight in so many wars, across so many continents, planets and timeframes, but I can’t simply take a stroll around a city orf national park, taking photos and writing postcards as I go. I’m sure there are games about tourism but they’re probably adventure games, or hidden object games.
By Ben Barrett on October 25th, 2014 at 11:00 am. If I’m to make my millions in indie development, it will almost certainly be by ripping off one of the many great deck-building games I’ve played in paper. There’ll be no new ideas from me, just stone-cold stealing of others’ work. I won’t have the smarts to do something new with it, unlike Hand of Fate which takes the concep ...
By Ben Barrett on October 25th, 2014 at 10:00 am. I feel like instead of picking on an individual place, post-apocalyptic survival roguelike Basingstoke should just be called Your Town. Who doesn’t feel like they’re beating back invading alien dog-things in a pitch black nightmare when they’re walking home? Or maybe that’s just a similarity Basingstoke and Glasgow share? I’l ...
By Ben Barrett on October 25th, 2014 at 9:00 am. As a brochure for a(n imaginary) place, these Far Cry 4 trailers aren’t doing a great job of selling me on Kyrat. Sure it’s got the natural beauty of snowy mountains, lush plains and ancient ruins but literally everything there is trying to kill you.
By Angus Morrison on October 24th, 2014 at 10:00 pm. There are lots of survival games, but there are also lots of games which could be survival games with the right mods installed. Over the course of Survival Week we’ll highlight a few of those games and i) write a diary of our experience playing with it ii) explain how to do it yourself. “Survival mode”. Pah.
By Angus Morrison on October 24th, 2014 at 10:00 pm. There are lots of survival games, but there are also lots of games which could be survival games with the right mods installed. Over the course of Survival Week we’ll highlight a few of those games and i)write a diary of our experience playing with it ii) explain how to do it yourself.
By Cara Ellison on October 24th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. This is the second part of my Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Diary. You can read the first part here. All of this is huge spoilers so it’s only your OWN fault if you read any of this and then ruin your whole life because you spoilered this wonderful game and then you will never like anything again and love will seem hollow.
By Adam Smith on October 24th, 2014 at 8:00 pm. I hadn’t seen anything of Lisa for a long time. The last time we encountered one another, the RPG was still lingering on Kickstarter, where its creator sought $7,000 and eventually raised more than double that figure. Release had originally been planned for May but I can forgive the delay because the final product looks as horr ...
By Adam Smith on October 24th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Neo Scavenger is one of the best turn-based RPGs I’ve ever played. Although still in Early Access, it has oodles of content and has received several hefty updates since I first played it. As part of Survival Week, I decided to document a single playthrough of the game. No quicksaves, no restarts, no chance. Here’s how I died.
By Philippa Warr on October 24th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Perhaps I’m not the best person to be talking to you about Shelter 2. The original Shelter revealed a fundamental non-maternal aspect to my character and saw me pleading with an eagle for it to “TAKE MY CHILDREN INSTEAD”. Alas, the more compassionate people of the team are absent and so you will just have to make the best of it.
By John Walker on October 24th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. What better aligning of the fates than RPS’s Survival Week, and a fresh arrival on Steam, to excuse playing some more of Lavaboots’ Salt? The seafaring island-explorer has seen a few updates since I last played, as well as a place on Steam’s Early Access. And most of all, fishing.