Posts Tagged ‘Koei Tecmo Games’

Warriors Orochi 4 set to mangle history on PC in October

Warriors Orochi 4

Let us all forget, for a moment, the unmitigated disaster that was Dynasty Warriors 9 and remember a better time. A time when musou games (as they’re known) were simple, cathartic affairs where one hero gets to beat up hundreds (if not thousands) of foes in a single brawl, all without any of that tedious open-world fluff. Well, Warriors Orochi 4 looks to be going back to those good old days, and for the first time since 2008 is bringing this particular mash-up crossover series to PC.

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Berserk Game Shows Off More Carnage

Koei Tecmo’s upcoming Berserk and the Band of the Hawk [official site] has me giddy like a schoolgirl. I never got around to picking up Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage back on the Dreamcast and really regret not doing so when I found it at Half-Price Books, so this’ll be my first proper Berserk game.

I just know that once it’s released and it’s on my system proper my sacrificial brand tattoo will pulsate and/or bleed, just like Guts. Is that weird? Oh well, there are some new costumes and a trailer to check out if you’re into Berserk as much as I am. Yes, a musou-styled, Dynasty Warriors-esque release from the mind of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura. Yes, please. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think – Attack On Titan: Wings Of Freedom

Occasionally I used to think, “Wouldn’t it be cool to play a modern Spider-Man game that let you swing and swoop over and between buildings in a city?” No longer. My itch has been scratched. Attack On Titan: Wings of Freedom is basically Spider-Man vs. Godzilla, and it is unexpectedly great.

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Dynasty Warriors Spin-Off Berserk’s Trailer Gets Gibby

How do you like your claymore-wielding, lone-fighting, cape-sporting dark fantasy renegades served? If it’s with a penchant for murder, a desire to slice scores of forest-dwelling monsters in half, and a want to spill as much blood as is single-handedly possible, then Berserk has you covered. In case you missed the E3 reveal (you didn’t, though, because you bookmarked our E3 2016 news tab, didn’t you?) Berserk is the next Dynasty Warriors hack-n-slash spin-off based on the mature fantasy manga series of the same name. It’s now teased its first footage. And it’s typically pretty brutal.

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Next Dynasty Warriors Spin-Off Based On Berserk Manga

When it comes to lone mercenaries that feature in dark fantasy manga series, Guts is a fantastic name, don’t you think? He’s the co-protagonist of Berserk, see, a mature fantasy affair first published in 1989 that’s known for its adult themes and graphic violence. It includes a whole load of murderin’ basically, which is why developers Omega Force’s decision to base their next Dynasty Warriors spin-off on Guts’ exploits seems to make sense. It’s out later this year and now has the teasiest of teaser trailers:

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Dragon Quest Heroes Arrives On PC

Given the fact the Dragon Quest series now spans four decades, it seems a shame that it’s featured so little on PC over the years. The latest series offering – action-RPG spin-off Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe [official site] – marks the first to arrive on Steam (dubbed Slime Edition) and is out now. Think typically whimsical, triumphalist, equal parts irritating/inspiring fantasy characters merged with combo-driven Dynasty Warriors-style action.

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Wot I Think: Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere Of Influence

Love of history starts with a love of good stories. The complexity and doubt come later, when you have heard the same stories so many different ways that the veneer of the Great Men narrative starts peeling away from the foundations of messy, conflicting fact. But that love of a good story never really goes away.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence [official site] succeeds or fails based on your willingness to hear, and take part in, just such a story. There’s a storybook quality to this game that can prove disarming and captivating even as the game itself can sometimes be so repetitive and straightforward that at times it plays almost like a Facebook strategy game. Like its title character, who scarcely has time for anything but his plans for national unification, Nobunaga’s Ambition has its gaze fixed on the great themes of its era: warfare, diplomacy, family, and betrayal. It’s a little hazy on the details of economy, foreign policy, and tactics.

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