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Mythgard (sort of) Review

Bethesda wanted a Hearthstone of their own and to make it look original, they came up with a truly revolutionary idea of adding a second lane. After them came Valve and blew our minds by adding a third one. How many lanes do you think Mythgard has?In case you don't like the fact that I keep referring to other games - even Mythgard itself does it, so I can.The answer is 7. But the good news is Mythgard is actually far from being Artifact-level complicated as each lane fits only one creature per side of the battle, which can move each

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Sin Slayers Review

Some of the greatest indie games of all time are just magical, taking the best parts of multiple genres and combining them into something wholly new yet entirely familiar. Sin Slayers, sadly, isn’t one of these games.‘RPG roguelike’ is the label Sin Slayers has given itself, while simultaneously mistaking what makes each genre gel together so effectively. RPGs layer complex systems upon systems, creating excitement through versatile approaches allowed by deep customisation. Roguelikes cut through these systems with added risks like permadeath and procedural generation, making moment-to-moment choices more impactful.The RPG elements of Sin Slayers are mediocre at best. You control

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We Happy Few - Lightbearer DLC Review

Reception to We Happy Few may have mixed upon release, but patched after launch, anyone that likes a good story would be wise to pick it up. But, we're not here to talk about the base game, we're here to talk about the DLC Lightbearer.A short story playable separately to We Happy Few‘s main campaign, Lightbearer places players in the shoes of Nick Lightbearer, Wellington Wells’ favourite rock star. Awakening from yet another night filled with sex, drugs and rock and roll, Nick is mortified when he finds some ominous lyrics scrawled on a piece of paper. Plus, he’s also covered

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Four of the best action-adventure games of all time

Action-adventure gaming is highly satisfying,that’s no secret. With the ability to run around, jump, shoot and conquer any hurdles that come your way, it comes as no surprise as to why this particular gaming genre is so popular and why it continues to pull in its dedicated following game after game.  There have been a number of high-quality action-adventure games over the years, but it’s a fairly tough task to nail down that number one creation in this space. Of course we’ve had some shockers - the likes of Rambo: The Video Game immediately springs to mind - but, generally (especially in

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The Untapped Potential of VR Applications

VR has been on the market for a while now, but has been a bit hot and cold in terms of impact and impression. Despite the technology’s rather mediocre launch though, it has gradually managed to carve out a niche for itself, and now has quite a few popular games and ideas going for it. This has made VR gaming worth exploring for a lot of people - but it's also led us to speculate endlessly about what other exciting concepts could further improve the medium. Below are a few particularly intriguing untapped ideas that could take VR gaming to new

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Lornsword Winter Chronicle Review!

Developer/Publisher: Tower FiveWhat is Lornsword Winter Chronicle? If you like Top down RTS, story driven game where you take control of the main captain and grab your troops and go out and kill the enemies then you may like this.Cutscenes!The Story: Lornsword Winter Chronicle is a story driven game where you take control of Corun Lan Ka who goes and does the emperor work by killing enemies and also dealing with the amount of danger that will come his way as he must stop the evil.In game story/tutorialWhat Lornsword Winter Chronicle but more in depth? Lornsword is a very heavily focused RTS

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Steel Circus Review

Speedball met Overwatch and they had a Cassie Cage of sports games.Finally it's arrived. Unique visual style. Revolutionary gameplay. Vast content that's yours for the taking without paywalls and grinding ad nauseam. Steel Circus has it... not. But you sure as hell ought to give it a try. Developed by Iron Mountain Interactive and published by Oasis Games, the game entered Steam Early Access on August 8th and this review is a collection of my impressions from its 4th closed alpha test and the first three days of open beta.If I was to put Steel Circus gameplay in a single word,

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10 Oculus Quest New Release Reviews – Part 3

This here is the third part of our Oculus Quest game reviews, this time a mixture of brand new release and launch titles! Check out our previous 10 reviews in part two here: https://www.opiumpulses.com/article/310/10-oculus-quest-new-release-reviews-p2Let’s start in alphabetical order, simply ‘cause its prettier…Accounting+Most likely not what you’d expect from the name, even if you’re not expecting a straight up accountant simulator. Accounting+ has much more in common with titles like Virtual Virtual Reality and Bonfire than it does with a game like Job Simulator (what we expected going in). The game relies a lot more on the comedy of each scene’s narration

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Rescue HQ - The Tycoon Review

Developer: Stillalive studiosPublisher: AerosoftWhat is Rescue HQ - The Tycoon? If you love running fire, medical and police personal all in one game then this is the game you will love plus it has mod support.The Story: In Rescue HQ - The Tycoon there is no real story apart from special event that are like escorting the don and getting rid of gangs there are lots of these which then put you on the edge as you can have more crimes, and more emergencies.Making people do overtime!What Rescue HQ - The Tycoon but more in depth? Rescue HQ Is a very simple

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Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity Review

Die a hundred and seventy-fourth time at the same chamomile flower in 1-6 and realize it’s not that stupid green cat’s life that’s been lost.Does a high difficulty level immediately make a game bad? Definitely not - provided that it doesn’t give you a constant feeling that you’re wasting your time, which sadly is the case with Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity - the shockingly second installment of a platformer game series developed and published by 2Play Studios. The developer is based in Sweden and this is a secret piece of information that will help us later.At the beginning I said that