Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review
If you glance at a screenshot of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, you would rightfully assume it to be a grid-based tactics game like XCOM. While this is an apt and welcome comparison, Mutant Year Zero works to evolve that genre in a pretty logical way: by adding stealth and real-time ambush mechanics to the strategy game formula.The combination of exploring open environments in real time with turn-based skirmishes makes combat move faster while not sacrificing the tension of other tactics games.WhileMutant Year Zeroshares a whole lot of DNA withXCOM, it's something all its own. The basics are the same:
Niffelheim is a fun survival game steeped in Norse mythology. The main character has died, and instead of moving on to Valhalla as they should, somehow find themself stuck in Niffelheim. Survival is vital while you try to figure out how to move on, and you are left to your own devices to figure out what needs to happen. If you like games where you are given minimal direction, and you have to make nearly everything to survive, Niffelheim is a game you’ll want to play.Right from the beginning, I appreciated the fact Niffelheim dropped me in with the barest amount
Citadel: Forged with Fire Review
Citadel: Forged with Fire is pitched as a huge, online sandbox RPG with light survival elements, base-building, magic and the ability to tame and ride fantastical creatures. The DNA of survival games like Rust, Ark: Survival Evolved, Conan Exiles and more run thick through it, although with nothing but a relentless, soul-destroying grind awaiting you, particularly if you are playing on your own.There is a slicker, more attractive presentation than some of its inspirations, and the draw of forging your path as a newly minted wizard to the likes of an all powerful Battle-Mage riding a Dragon or Phoenix into battle
NBA 2K20 Review
Early September marks the annual release date for the NBA 2K game, with gamers and basketball fans alike clambering to get their hands on the latest edition from Visual Concepts. However, as the current crop of games consoles near the end of their product life cycles and developers are able to push them to their limits of performance, the annual releases are becoming incremental improvements, instead of a radical overhauls.Is NBA 2K20 more than just a reskinned version of NBA 2K19 with updated player rosters? Let’s find out.Easier GameplayNBA 2K20 feels a lot more intuitive than previous releases of the game.
Flotsam Developed by Pajama Llama Games and Published by KongregateI want to start off this review by stating that this game is Early Access on Steam. While some people don’t like playing early access games because they don’t want to deal with little content that is buggy, which is understandable, I have also played games that were past the early stages and just buggy as hell. Now to dive into Flotsam which if you didn’t know Flotsam means debris that is floating around, pretty great name for a floating garbage town survival game.Let me tell you about the graphics because honestly,
your opinion is imposed by films and the government, in reality it's not at all like thatSeptember 26, 2022
Surprised by the incredibly measured and restrained policy of the site administration. It's incredibly difficult these days. However, trying to be liberal with a bandit nation is always a losing stance. Once again, I am convinced where the Russians are, there is fraud and theft.September 24, 2022
Russian users are like their government. If somewhere someone does something around the rules using hacking, deceit and abuse, then it is always Russians.
It is high time to close the entrance of this contingent of people to all the world's Internet sites.September 24, 2022
you did not act fairly, I hope you reconsider your decisionSeptember 21, 2022
I have already responded to you directly on Discord.September 18, 2022
Well, since you don't want to reply to the letter, let's discuss the situation publicly.
You have explained in detail your position on the genocide of your own users that you committed. Now let's look at the situation from the other side...
I signed up for opiumpulses over 6 years ago.
I visited the site EVERY day. I participated in all the activities you suggested. And I was glad that I found such a wonderful site.
I have accumulated tens of thousands of points. But I didn't spend it, I trusted you completely. After all, what could go wrong?
On September 14, 2022 the site told me: "This user account is disabled. Contact an administrator."
Okay, I wrote to the administrator. In response, I received a template reply Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V about evil Russian hackers and an offer to create a new account. After that, the administration of Opium Pulses stopped the correspondence. Create a new account... Why? For you to f**k me again in 6 years?!
From the news on the site, it became clear that Opium Pulses lost the war with unscrupulous users. And they did not come up with anything smarter than to ban about 200 MILLION law-abiding users, current and potential.
Moreover, they banned everyone in a row: both Russians, and Belarusians, and Ukrainians and God knows who else.
What about scammers? Nothing... They will turn on the VPN, create new accounts and continue to accumulate points. For some of them, it will become a matter of principle to rob you. The only thing OP gained from his solution was some time. But he got that time by cheating a bunch of people like me. We honestly accumulated points for years and were left with nothing. OP, tell me, how are you different from the classic scammers in this situation?
Guys, this crazy anti-advertising action is worthy of the Guinness Book of Records. You only need to apply.September 18, 2022
Thank you for expressing your opinions and concerns. Abusive messages will be deleted but yours is honest and civilised.
The truth is, this latest crowd-organised mission to all spend years of accumulated points at the same time has been one small event in years and years of fraud, exploits and attacks on our site, the vast majority of such being from Russia. This is just a simple fact and not one we wanted to publicly state before now as it's not a nice thing to admit.
Yes, admittedly our points system has been open to abuse in the past but the vast majority of abuse has also come primarily from Russia.
Below are two articles over the years that show not only have we been public about the amount of fraud and abuse we receive, but also examples of where we have tried to rebalance the system and put restrictions in place to help us avoid making such a big decision.
We tried everything we could but at this point, we were getting to the point that it wasn't worth our time, efforts and well-being to keep fighting such levels of fraud forever, we needed to either close the store entirely or take drastic measures to reduce our risk and hopefully continue on, we chose the latter.
We hope given a more detailed explanation and the articles above, you can begin to understand our position a little more as no community, least of all OP, would ever shun an entire community of people unless our hand was forced.
For now, Russian users still have access to our articles, arcade, videos, podcasts and Discord community.
The Opium Pulses Team.September 15, 2022
Nice! <3September 15, 2022