The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far PC gaming Black Friday deals Black Friday graphics card deals Best free games Monster Hunter: World guide

Posts tagged “champions”

Alas, Poor Yorick! I Knew Him, Ho-Riot-io

If you're interested in the League of Legends [official site] champion roster like me, you'll know that there are always a handful of heroes in need of sprucing up. Sometimes that's just a mild tweak as part of the regular patch cycle. But for other champs a more serious rework is necessary to bring them back to relevance in the current game for whatever reason.…

Tagged with , , , .

League Of Legends: Illaoi, The Kraken Priestess

While searching RPS for something I found out that we never covered the addition of Illaoi, The Kraken Priestess to the League of Legends [official site] roster. I knew I shouldn't have taken a holiday. Just think of the "sucker punch" remarks we all missed out on as a result. Disaster. ANYWAY. I guess I COULD have left the news alone given it was weeks…

Tagged with , , , .

Feature:

MMO Character Permanence: Respec or Retcon?

When talking about Champions, a friend linked me to a well constructed, if obviously fanboy-outrage slanted, piece about the current respec (or - for those who go outside, respecification) policy for Champions. It's worth reading, if only because it feeds into quite a few trends about game design. In short, it argues the inability to redesign your character from scratch will kill Champions stone dead.…

Tagged with , .

Earth’s Write-iest Heroes: RPS Assemble!

Cryptic's Champions had its fast start over the weekend. Being the biggest MMO launch for a while, we thought it'd be a good idea to form a casual guild, so RPS readers can get together and act like vigilantes, performing harsh street justice against the dregs of society. And in the game, etc, etc. Keep an eye open for ViolentTrevor, the.poisoned.sponge, stevetheblack or The_B in…

Tagged with , .

The Swinging Level 60s: Champions!

I tried hard to get a quote from 90s-chick-flick-for-blokes Swingers, but failed. And then I considered a Thin-white-rope gag... OH THIS DOESN'T MATTER. What matters is that Champions have revealed one of its new travel powers. And it's one which any City of Heroes veteran would crave. Yes, it's doing the impractical Spider-man/Daredevil/Anna Mercury zipline around a city-scape one. Footage of this is beneath the…

Tagged with .

They Are The Champions Online: George MacDonald

With twenty five years of history, there's more to Champions than Cryptic's forthcoming game. Present, and putting the game into its context, was original pen-and-paper designer George MacDonald. We grabbed an opportunity to chat to him about the history the Superhero role-playing game, the power of game mechanics to create emotions and how gargantuan Cryptic's intellects are...

Tagged with , , , , .

They Are The Champions Online: Jack Emmert

If any single figure's connected in the public mind with Cryptic games, it's its oft-outspoken Chief Creative Officer, Jack Emmert. While he was particularly busy showing off his new child to anyone in the buliding, we managed to grab him to talk about the interface between online MMOs and Pen and Paper games, the biggest challenges of Champions and the sacred cow of MMO design…

Tagged with , , , , .

Feature:

They Are The Champions Online: The Game’s Afoot

Los Gatos is the Beverly Hills of The San Francisco satellites. It's not just home of people who really fancy a posh ZIP code, however. It's also Cryptic Studios' base. The veterans of the City of Heroes games are giving their first, real public showing of now-to-be-2K-distributed Champions to a selected band of gentlemen of the press. For some reason, I was invited. Spooks. Since…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Champions Video To Save The Day!

Huzzah! The first video of footage from Cryptic's Champions Online has emerged. The cel-shaded style is looking great, if you can manage to focus on anything without giving up your methylphenidate. There's a few hints as to the sorts of locations to expect (volcanos, green forests) and some of the power effects, which look glowy and important. It might take a wee while to load,…

Tagged with , , .