Posts Tagged ‘Ghostlight’

Way Of The Samurai 3 On The Road Towards PC

I feel like the Way of the Samurai 3 trailer is quite telling about what the game’s priorities are. It’s a 2008 open-world action game, originally for PS3 and Xbox 360, which should be gracing the PC with its presence before the end of the year, following in the steps of its sequel Way of the Samurai 4.

If editing and screen time mean anything at all, the game is about as proud of its crafting system as it is of its silly sex scenes and their embarrassing innuendos.

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Ronin Data: Way Of The Samurai 4 Out July 23rd

I hear that Way of the Samurai 4 [official site] is an odd game, the sort that is wobbly in places but still wins some people over simply because it’s not quite like anything else out there. Set in a fictional Japanese port town, it focuses on the conflict between pro- and anti-government forces, and the pesky foreigners (us lot) who are stationed in the settlement. As a customised samurai, you’ll be able to involve yourself in all of that rigmarole, or muck about in the minigames on offer. And then you can do it all again, dealing with the consequences of your previous life.

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Scratch That Strategy JRPG Itch With Agarest 2

Agarest 2 screenshot

Hello and welcome to this news post on Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Today we’ll be telling you about Agarest: Generations of War 2 [official site], a tactical RPG from Japanese devs Idea Factory. Agarest 2¬†was released on Steam a couple of days ago.

That was all a bit matter of fact, wasn’t it? Phew! I wasn’t sure I could make it through an entire paragraph without breaking into sympathetic melodrama. But I did!

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Sandbox Samurai: Way of the Samurai 4 Ported To PC

I'm good for crates, ta pal.

“Okay it’s really wonky and you might hate it at first BUT…!” is how Cara described Deadly Premonition to me and gosh, well that turned out to be one of my favourite games. So I’m interested by seeing people say “Okay it’s really wonky and you might hate it at first BUT…!” about Way of the Samurai 4. Publishers Ghostlight yesterday announced they’re porting Japanese developer Acquire’s sandbox samurai ’em up to PC from PS3, aiming for a Steam release “later this year”. People are muttering things about, say, finding yourself duelling a fish-wielding ronin dressed as a cat, the asynchronous echo of another player’s character from their own game. Tell me more!

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Romance-o-battle: Agarest 2 Ported To PC

Do you think love can bloom even on a battlefield?

War! Death! Killing! Murder! Mutilation! Kill! Kill! Kill! But why? What are we killing for? Why are we to jam and push bullets through eyesockets? Love, of course. It always comes down to love. Love of a person, a country, an idea, or sometimes a love of ourselves so toxic we must burst every other living body. The JRPG series Agarest is a bit more open about this: you woo hot anime babes while fighting monsters. Idea Factory’s first two Agarest games arrived on Steam earlier this year, ported over from consoles, and now the third’s coming too.

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