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Posts tagged “The RPS Verdict”

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Before We Leave is a chill interplanetary citybuilder that offers too little flexibility

Matt and Nate have been playing Before We Leave, an aesthetically pleasing, non-violent citybuilder which nobody can seem to mention without also mentioning space whales. It's about little peglike people emerging onto the surface of a hexagon-covered sphere, after centuries living in a shelter underground. And it's also, inevitably, about gathering resources.

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Feature: Bath time

The RPS Verdict: Ancient Enemy

Matt and Nate have been playing Ancient Enemy, a singleplayer card battler that looks a lot like a murderous version of Majhong, with a dash of Slay The Spire. It’s made by Shadowhand developers Grey Alien Games, and also RPS founder Jim Rossignol, but let’s not talk about him.Nate: “Uno, but the Banner Saga”. That’s my take. It’s a game about knocking cards off a…

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Feature: Nic & Nate make classic space mistakes

The RPS Verdict – Stellaris: Federations

Nate: The galaxy has been remade once again. Space opera strategy extravaganza Stellaris has a new DLC out, called Federations, and a massive free patch that overhauls a greater-than-usual number of the game's systems. Both the DLC and the patch focus hard on diplomacy, and so I thought it'd be a good idea to rope in a fellow space obsessive and see if, working together,…

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Feature: We've come to the end of the road

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5 verdict-o-chat (the end!)

Alice Bee: I have performed the summoning ritual (the ritual is: sending an email) and called errant skate boy Brendy back for one last job before retirement. It is, after all, time for the last episode of Life Is Strange 2, a harrowing road trip game about two brothers trying to make it from Washington state to Mexico. And since we started the journey together,…

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Feature: The important thing is we all liked it

RPS Verdict: Wilmot’s Warehouse

Alice Bee: Hello Brendy and Nate! We're here to discuss what we ultimately think of Wilmot's Warehouse, our Can't Stop Playing for the month of September. Next week we will choose a brand new game, so as a final tribute we are here to deliver an RPS Verdict for the sweet organise-a-warehouse 'em up that is Wilmot. We'd been planning to do this verdict chat…

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Feature: More like wastedlands, am I right?

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 verdict-o-chat

Alice Bee: Hey Brendy. Why don’t you spark up a massive spliffer of weed-grass and join me here to talk about Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3. It’s called Wastelands, which I think might have a double meaning of some kind. Brendan: Oh wow, it does. [Inhaling] Whoa.Contains spoilers, dunnit

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Feature: All the Wright moves

The RPS Verdict: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Video Matthew: Court is now in session. I think we’re legally obliged to cram in naff legal references when writing about the Ace Attorney series. There is a very good chance this RPS chat-o-verdict will end with some horrible ‘any objections?’ type thing. We shall see. I have gathered us - by which I mean, you, Katharine - to discuss Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy,…

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Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2 verdict-o-chat

Alice Bee: Hello Brendan. I suppose you’re wondering why I’ve gathered you, singular, here today. It is because we both played episode two of Life Is Strange 2, Rules. I am excited to talk to you about this because I think we might have had different outcomes this time. The Fabulous Diaz Brothers (™) had a hard time of it in the first episode (you…

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Feature: Hats off to Mr. X

The RPS Verdict – Resident Evil 2

The zombie remake first confounded Matt in his Resident Evil 2 review, before winning him over with its survival horror. Since then, two RPS folk who remember the 1998 original have had time to confront the undead. So what's our final verdict? Brendan: Oh hello, Matt. Hi, Dave. Fancy meeting you two here, among these burning ambulances and smashed-up lamp posts. Raccoon City definitely isn’t…

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Feature: If you go down to the woods today

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 verdict-o-chat

Brendan: Hello, Alice. I’ve just been dandering along a quiet highway in Life Is Strange 2. There’s no time-travelling gal pals in this one (at least, none so far) but there is a sad psychic pre-teen and his hoody-wearing brother. I don’t know why I’m telling you all this, you just played through it too, and we’re gonna have a chat about each episode as…

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Feature: In which Matt is objectively wrong

The RPS Verdict: Unavowed

John: Hello. I’ve brought you here today to plan our next hei… I mean discuss the surprisingly involved point and click adventure game, Unavowed. A game by Wadjet Eye that I, in my review, argued advances the PnC genre forward in ways that few will ever be able to successfully copy - a blending of RPG and adventure to create a narrative-driven game that you’ll…

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RPS Verdict: Oculus Launch Titles And Touch Controls

Pip and Adam are out in the wilds of GDC, hunting the grounds of the convention centre and the streets around for the most interesting people and games in the world today. In one dark room, in an unassuming building on a busy street, they found a crowd of virtual worlds.This was the Oculus Rift Game Day, in which the VR devices were on display…

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Should You Update To Football Manager 2016?

Football Manager 2016 [official site] is out this Friday, but before we publish our review, Adam and Graham decided to gather in the RPS dugout to discuss this year's tactics, transfers and press room meltdowns.Graham: I think I'd be pretty disappointed if I spent £35/$50 on Football Manager 2016.

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Feature: A co-op game about bomb defusal.

The RPS Verdict: Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes [official site] is a co-op game for two or more people where one is faced with a bomb covered in symbols, buttons, mazes and counters, and everyone else is looking at a defusal manual. They must keep talking to solve those puzzles, or somebody explodes. Pip, Adam and Graham took it in turns to explode, then gathered themselves to discuss…

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Feature: What do Pip and Alice think?

Life Is Strange: Episode 5 Verdict-O-Chat

Pip and Alice have been enjoying Life Is Strange [official site] and getting together for little chats about each episode of Dontnod Entertainment's coming-of-age time travel bonanza as they came out. Episode 5 wrapped everything up last week - or did it? - so they've come together one final time to chat about that, look at the series as a finished piece, and maybe even…

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What Is The Best Game Weapon?

We often lament that videogames are so often violent, but that doesn't mean that weapons can't feel so good when done right. Sometimes a single weapon can even make a game worth playing all on its own. Far Cry 2's bolt-action rifle? Resident Evil 4's Broken Butterfly revolver? Action Quake 2's Handcannon sawn-off shotgun? Those are Alice's, but Adam, Alec and Graham gathered to discuss…

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RPS Discusses: Game Movies & How To Bring Back Duke

No Rock, Paper, Shot Take this week, as we thought we'd try out a multi-topic chat about the week in PC gaming instead. Discussed: how to bring back Duke Nukem without it being a horrible mess, whether the Warcraft movie looks any good, whether any game moves are any good and the terrifying lure of idle games.

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The RPS Verdict: Invisible, Inc.

Adam: Invisible, Inc. [official site] is a turn-based stealth game and there is absolutely no reason why turn-based stealth should be a thing that works as well as this does. It is also has procedurally generated tactical cyberpunk environments, which should be occasionally confusing and a pain in the backside but are almost always indistinguishable from hand-crafted puzzles latent with drama and tension.It's both our…

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