Posts Tagged ‘action’

Path of Exile Expansion Launching Next Week

By Cassandra Khaw on July 4th, 2015.

Where fellow action-RPGs Diablo III and Torchlight exulted in bright colors and a brazen use of particle effects, the free-to-play Path of Exile [official site] took a darker turn, wearing its grime like a king’s crown. And it did well that way, honestly. Our very own Adam called it a “smart and content-rich RPG.” And said smart and content-rich RPG will see its newest expansion, titled The Awakening, come July 10th.

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Freeware Garden: Deadbolt

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on March 20th, 2015.

Playing Deadbolt, the latest 2D arcade shooting thing by Risk of Rain developers Hopoo, allowed me – for the very first time in my life – to picture an indie version of the Grim Reaper breaking into a zombie infested mansion via its plumbing and emerging, armed and deadly, from the toilet. Now, I may not know art, but I know what I like: death by toilet. And stylized, hyper-violent action gaming.

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Freeware Garden: SEAQUEST海探1992

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on March 6th, 2015.

It’s the jaggy, shaded, colourfully filled polygons that make SEAQUEST1992 look like an obscure Japanese oddity for the N64, and in practice it feels like the Sonic/Nights Into Dreams crossover the Saturn never got. Add in a touch of traditional trinket collecting and Ecco’s underwater adventuring and you should have a pretty solid idea of what this beautifully weird free game is all about.

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Freeware Garden: Condor

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 29th, 2015.

The majesty of colours...

Equipping you with everything from a jetpack and a stealth field to bionic legs and a pair of cool rocket boots, Condor tasks you with navigating the tricky rooftops of the sprawling metropolis of NeoQusqo in order to reach the Spire. Acts of cyber-terrorism will ensure that you don’t encounter any resistance. The heights will be your only enemy and your payment will be more than generous.

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Freeware Garden: Vectagon

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on January 8th, 2015.

It’s called Vectagon and it’s a fast paced, procedurally generated, psychedelic runner that has, according to its developer, been inspired by Rez, Dyad and F-Zero. That makes Vectagon a jaw-dropping, infinite avoid-‘em-up where lasting for a minute should be considered a huge accomplishment. A game with glorious neon visuals and a purely arcade heart.

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Freeware Garden: Cat-Ana

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on December 18th, 2014.

Silly puns. Got to love them, really. Even more so when they come dressed up in detailed and lovely isometric graphics straight from the revered tradition of Cadaver, When Time Stood Still and the recent Shadowrun Returns. Yes, Cat-Ana really does look this good.

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See How Inhuman You Can Be In Human Element

By Cassandra Khaw on December 9th, 2014.

Who need punch when you have bomb? Fake-Zangief knows secret of universe, da?

No such thing as too many zombie games, right? Robotoki’s upcoming Human Element is a fast-paced shooter-slash-base-management chimera that takes place 35 years after the end of an undead uprising. Humanity has broken into gun-loving factions, and is now clamoring over what few resource-rich outposts remain.

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Freeware Garden: Battle Cube

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 15th, 2014.

Battle Cube is neither the latest game by Knytt creator Nifflas, nor his latest freeware offering — that would be lovely platformer Saira. It is a little non-platforming experiment instead and a game he released roughly a year ago and has himself categorized as a miscellaneous creation.

Also, it’s a brilliant little thing I totally randomly bumped into and instantly loved.

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Freeware Garden: This Little Piggy…

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 10th, 2014.

I had to play through a hundred or so Ludum Dare vignettes to discover This (particular) Little Piggy, but it was a little piggy worth caring for. A gorgeous first-person game in which you, a space hermit, must make a potato salad — though gathering that tasty, tasty bacon may be harder than it first appears.

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Freeware Garden: Red Entity

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 5th, 2014.

Clearly a plot-heavy offering.Red Entity is a game about a bunny girl, her giant mech and a couple thousand baddies out to get them and yet it makes sense. Or, well, not. Truth be said, this is all about shooting everything that comes your way, dodging stuff and surviving long enough to make it to the next wave.

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Freeware Garden: Hets

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on July 31st, 2014.

Freeware Garden searches the corners of the internet to highlight one free game every day.

I take it hets isn’t a reference to the Argentinean Querandí mountain tribe of the Pampas. It probably isn’t even aware of Bergman’s 1944 short movie either, though there’s definitely something sadistic to it. I mean, teasing a “very evil final boss” really isn’t such a nice thing to do, especially considering I’ll never get to meet the thing. So, yeah, sadism and thus also a unique kind of pleasure.

hets is unashamedly, brutally and in a way wisely hard. Or, at the very least, it does feel so to me.

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Freeware Garden: Shogun Assassin

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on July 30th, 2014.

Freeware Garden searches the corners of the internet to highlight one free game every day.

Itto and Diagoro Ogami, a heavily pixelated father-son team, can’t handle grief particularly well and have set out to avenge Ms. Ogami’s unfair death in the most brutal way imaginable: by sticking their katanas in as many men as possible. Evidently, they simply cannot understand that indiscriminant violence solves nothing and only serves in providing us with games like Shogun Assassin.

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Renegade Ops: It’s Out Soonish

By Lewie Procter on September 15th, 2011.


When is a launch trailer not a launch trailer? That’s right, kids, when the game isn’t due out for another couple of weeks. That’s the awkward situation Renegops has thrust us into: It has just came out on the consoles, but isn’t going to be gracing the PC with it’s presence until later on this month. Still, we’ve got pretty moving pictures to keep ourselves entertained in the meantime: Read the rest of this entry »

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