Posts Tagged ‘deep silver’

Norks Out: Homefront Revolution’s Free Steam Weekend

The full version of Homefront: The Revolution [official site] is free to try on Steam this weekend and sure, I’ll bite. Our John’s review talked plenty about bugs and bad AI, but he also found a lot to like in the open-world FPS. Yup, it sounds like the sort of game I’d like to try a couple of hours. This weekend trial comes on the heels of another patch boosting performance and fixing bugs so hey, I guess freeloading latecomers like me get a better first experience that people who paid money for it at launch. Sorry, you lot.

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Super Saints: Hands On With Agents Of Mayhem

Agents Of Mayhem [official site] explicitly plants Saints Row in a futureworld of supervillains and interplanetary metahuman agencies. I use the word ‘explicitly’ because Saints Row IV was already at least part way there, using the grammar of a superhero comic if not the language. I played through a mission of Mayhem recently and while I immediately missed some aspects of Saints Row, as an action game, Agents is streets ahead.

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Totally Mega, Man: Mighty No. 9 Released

Mighty No. 9 [official site], the crowdfunded Mega Man ’em up from Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune’s new studio, is out today. Our review is still in the works but Wot Others Think seems not wholly positive. I could tell you to wait for our say then bosh in the launch trailer and call it a day but oh my gosh, I am fascinated by its launch livestream. While many video game launch streams are hype-o-ramas, this is also a bit of a post-mortem, disarmingly earnest and mildly apologetic after seeing the first wave of launch reviews. It’s surprisingly human.

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Saints Row Devs Announce Agents Of Mayhem

Saints Row creators Volition today announced they’ll release a new open-world explode-o-rama in 2017, though it’s not a new Saints Row. Not really. Agents of Mayhem [official site] will see the good-ish guys of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) scrapping with the dastardly L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations) in open-world shooty antics. Here, check out the announcement trailer:

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Mighty No. 9’s Latest Trailer Is A Bit Underwhelming

“Do you like awesome things that are awesome?” asks the latest trailer for Mighty No. 9 [official site] – the incoming 2D Mega Man-a-like from Comcept, Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune’s new studio – before showing off a sequence of largely underwhelming visuals and grating dad-voiced narration. It then suggests we: “make bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night.” A month before release, I was honestly hoping for something a bit more substantial.

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Deadlight: Director’s Cut Out June, Survival Mode Deets

I was pretty torn with sidescrolling platformer/survival ’em up Deadlight when I first played it a few years back. For the most part, I enjoyed its zombie apocalypse narrative, its challenging gauntlet sequences and its wonderfully bleak presentation, however really struggled with certain jarring features – like how the protagonist would instantly drown upon impact in water, or how the screen would go all weird when he was exhausted. Just ask Adam about that one.

Other folk I’ve spoken to loved it, though, which might be why a Deadlight: Director’s Cut [official site] is heading our way on June 21, bringing with it updated controls, full 1080p resolution, and a new Survival Arena mode which looks something like this:

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Homefront: The Revolution Performance Boosts Coming

Homefront: The Revolution [official site] is awfully wonky but has some good bits at heart, is how I’d crudely summarise Wot John Thinks of Dambuster Studios’ first-person shooter sequel. His problems were more along the lines of “the AI is dreadful” than poor performance, but evidently that’s been an issue for some. Publishers Deep Silver have announced that they’re working on patches to fix up performance, but don’t have a timeline of when we might see them. Still, they’re going on with plans to release wee free nuggets o’ stuff, starting with a few new outfits and boosters.

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