PCGamesN Sunday, March 12, 2023 2:49 PM
New Solasta: Crown of the Magister DLC Palace of Ice promises to bring its campaign to a rather chilling climax. Delightful DnD RPG game Solasta is among the best games on Steam to bear the official nod from Wizards of the Coast, and employs the tabletop game's SRD 5.1 ruleset to craft a faithful digital adaptation. Its newly announced DLC adds a high level adventure across frozen lands that expands upon the main game's campaign.
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PCGamesN Sunday, March 12, 2023 1:28 PM
If you love a spot of co-op horror, then you'll be pleased to hear that The Outlast Trials release date has been set, and it's not too long until the multiplayer follow-up to two of the scariest horror games on PC arrives in early access on Steam and the Epic Games store. Following the success of its first two games, developer Red Barrels reveals exactly when you'll be able to work together to try and survive Murkoff's Trials.Best horror games, Best survival, Best co-op games
PCGamesN Sunday, March 12, 2023 12:13 PM
The STALKER 2 development team has released a public statement about a data breach that it says occurred following a hack on one of its employee's accounts. GSC Game World, the Ukrainian developer of the upcoming horror-themed RPG game set in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, urges fans to wait for the STALKER 2 release date and avoid watching any potentially leaked images or video surfacing from the incident.
PCGamesN Sunday, March 12, 2023 2:38 PM
How do you complete the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid? The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid, introduced as part of the Destiny 2 Lightfall expansion, is exciting showdown of skill, wits, and bravery as players take on a powerful enemy from an ancient time.
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Twinfinite Sunday, March 12, 2023 1:34 PM
The eternity continues.
Siliconera Sunday, March 12, 2023 6:00 PM
Square Enix announced that the mobile game The Irregular at Magic High School: Reloaded Memory is shutting down in August 14, 2023 at 1pm JST. The company announced the game back in 2020, and it finally launched in Japan on June 28, 2022. Before service ends, the game will be updated with the second arc of the original story, titled "Public Security Covert Operations." [Thanks, Game Watch!]
The second arc of the game will consist of 12 chapters, with the first two chapters releasing on April 11, 2023. Chapters 3 through 6 will appear on May 11, 2023. People can play through chapters 7 through 10 starting on June 11, 2023. The last two chapters will debut on July 11, 2023. In addition, the game will offer character birthday gacha bonuses and daily login bonuses before it shuts down. The sale of premium currency stopped shortly after Square Enix announced termination of the game. Unused paid in-game currency will be refunded after service ends.
The Irregular at Magic High School: Reloaded Memory is a mobile game with turn-based RPG battles and visual novel elements. The visual novel elements consist of 2D hand drawn sprites and backgrounds, whereas the RPG turn-based sequences feature 3D models. The game is based on the anime adaptation of The Irregular at Magic High School that aired in 2022, with the anime itself being originally a web comic that was later adapted into a series of light novels.
The Irregular at Magic High School: Reloaded Memory is available on Android and iOS devices in Japan until August 14, 2023, when it will shut down.
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Siliconera Sunday, March 12, 2023 3:00 PM
When one thinks of the Three Kingdoms era of China and Koei Tecmo, their first thought might be the fast-paced hack-n-slash action of the Dynasty Warriors series. But Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, despite its differing playstyle, does not let its predecessors overshadow it. While it is definitely more action-oriented than other Soulslike games, it is still quite the challenge. Unfortunately, part of the challenge involves dealing with things beyond the player's control when on PC, such as laggy framerates and shoddy controls depending on how you're playing.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, like most other Dynasty Warriors games, takes place during the Yellow Turban Rebellion during the Eastern Han Dynasty. The nameless player avatar (whom the player can customize) finds themself swept into a conflict between the various kingdoms. However, this time they're after an elixir of immortality, rather than territory. You fight through levels with historical figures such as Zhao Yun or Guan Yu as your partners, all while wielding magical powers and Divine Beasts in a fantasy version of China. The story is not very impressive and ultimately forgettable, but the action and cutscenes are a delight to watch.
Another reason why I have such a hard time remembering the story is because it takes me a while to get through each level. For reference, Team Ninja split up Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty into various battlegrounds. Once you complete one, you move onto the next. Every level partners you up with a Three Kingdoms figure, or you fight one. Before you face off against the boss, you must explore the region and cut through the enemies you encounter. You can deal with the random mobs in various stylish ways. But if you let your guard down, they can seriously mess you up. At the end, you open a door to a boss. Some of these bosses are ridiculously hard, whereas others are a cakewalk. There is a very simple formula to follow when going up against bosses: parrying. Soulslike veterans should have expected that, though.
The thing with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is that it's obviously not as easy as it sounds on paper. Parrying depends on your weapon, with ones like polearms having a broader window in exchange for slower attacks. I also found that the timing can be severe, even when I used a weapon with a lower deflecting difficulty. You also have to balance your Spirit (essentially you can't play too conservatively), which means the game forces you to get in close and combo the enemy. Some bosses have a small pause before they unleash their critical hit, which is easy to fall for when it's your first time fighting against them. Fortunately, there is always a save point right before the boss fight, so you don't tend to lose much progress.
Surprisingly, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is really approachable. Now, obviously, you do need some skill in order to fight the bosses. The game takes no pity on you. However, the Morale and Fortitude systems can make your life easier. The more enemies you defeat, the higher your Morale is. As well, your Fortitude rises every time you raise a battle flag. The closer your Morale is to boss's, the more damage you deal and the less damage you take. Fortitude, on the other hand, is the minimum level of Morale you have. So players who want an easier time can grind to boost their Morale and make each strike count. Conversely, players who prefer a challenge can let simply maintain the bare minimum of Morale before a boss fight.
Wo Long occasionally stutters, making my frame rate terrible despite my gaming laptop's fairly good specs. It would be a minor nuisance except for the fact that every frame is literally what separates my character from a successful deflect or a world of hurt. There are also some oddities in the patch I played when it came to the menu. Due to certain circumstances, I played with a mouse and a keyboard. This is a configuration that Koei Tecmo supports. Unfortunately, the team likely did not expect anyone to actually use a mouse and keyboard. Even at its fastest setting, the camera feels sluggish when turning. As well, it was difficult navigating the Wizardry menu to give my character new spells. This is because my cursor disappeared more than half the time, forcing me to exit the menu and click back in just to check out the skill tree.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has a unique world view and a fun but challenging battle system. Unfortunately, there are a few issues that bog it down other than its performance on PC. The dull environments can get boring to look at, and the story is fairly generic despite the setting. I also felt like the historical figures could have had more screentime rather than existing as glorified decoys. Perhaps that is my bias as a Three Kingdoms fan and not necessarily a soulslike fan, though. It has promise as a new Three Kingdoms-inspired Koei Tecmo game, but needs to polish off its rough patches before it can shine on its own.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. Windows PC version playtested.
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Siliconera Sunday, March 12, 2023 2:00 PM
At Arc World Tour 2022 Finals, Arc System Works teased Asuka is the next Season 2 DLC character and confirmed Season 3 is in development. While the developer didn't show Asuka, it did strongly hint at him after revealing Delilah and Bedman? as the third character in Season 2. It featured a gloved hand holding the Tome.
Here's the teaser from the Arc World Tour 2022 Finals, as captured by GamersPrey. It features Asuka's hand holding the spinning Tome of Origin. The video then notes that the next "daredevil" will arrive in May 2023.
The Season 3 DLC announcement appeared after the Guilty Gear Strive reveals of Asuka and Delilah with Bedman?. No characters or release windows were teased for it. However, as a reminder, Season 1 included Baiken, Goldlewis Dickinson, Happy Chaos, Jack-O, and Testament as additional characters, with Testament ending that first pass with a March 2022 debut. Season 2 started in August 2022 with Bridget. Sin Kiske followed in November 2022. Delilah and Bedman? are set to arrive on April 6, 2023.
Guilty Gear Strive is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The Delilah and Bedman? DLC character will launch on April 6, 2023. In May 2023, it seems the next Guilty Gear Strive character will be Asuka R. Kreuz.
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Siliconera Sunday, March 12, 2023 1:00 PM
Square Enix's Paranormasight horror-mystery adventure game has six different endings depending on the various choices your protagonists make. Some are easy to stumble upon. Others, however, will require a bit more work on your part. The true ending in particular is fairly elusive. But this guide will help you to see the story through to the end.
While this guide will not mention any explicit plot details, it will still contain spoilers for Paranormasight endings. Read ahead at your own risk.
Ending 1: Michiyo's Grudge
In the "Seiman" chapter of Yakko Sakazaki's route, she and Mio encounter Yutaro Namigaki after speaking with Hideki Araishi. When the option comes up to either go to the school or talk to Yutaro, choose to speak with him. This will unlock the Michiyo's Grudge ending.
Ending 2: Nejima's Reminiscence
In the "Manhunt" chapter of Tetsuo Tsutsumi's route, he has a conversation with Nejima on the bridge. After the conversation, you will get the chance to move your camera. At this point, do not look behind you at Ayame Tono. Instead, talk to Nejima to unlock the Nejima's Reminiscence ending.
Ending 3: Harue's Legacy
In the "Last Resort" chapter of Harue Shigima's route, use the curse on Ayame during the conversation at any point you wish. However, avoid topics about smoking or tobacco. Ayame will find it suspicious and have tossed away her lighter, preventing you from using Harue's curse. After you use your curse on Ayame, you unlock the Harue's Legacy ending.
Ending 4: Ayame's Inspiration
In the "Last Resort" chapter of Harue Shigima's route, you will get the opportunity to ask Ayame a series of questions. All of these questions will lead down the same path, in which Ayame asks if Harue is a curse bearer. Choosing "No" or "..." will unlock the Ayame's Inspiration ending.
Ending 5: Conclusion
In the "Manhunt" chapter of Tetsuo Tsutsumi's route, turn around after your conversation with Nejima and click on Ayame Tono. Tetsuo will speak with her. It does not matter what dialog option you choose, nor the order you choose them in, during this interaction. Afterwards, you have to decipher the Yin scroll. The order is:
After this, you will unlock the Conclusion ending.
Ending 6: Another Conclusion
This is the secret true ending. All the previous chapters remained lit up if you had not fully explored all of the options, which made it easy to see which Paranormasight chapter you needed to play through to watch all the endings. However, the game does not give you a straightforward visual hint for this one. In order to access it, go to "Kinshibori Park (Part 3)" in Shogo Okiie's chapter.
Choose "Start from talking to Takumi," but look to the right side of the screen to see the Beckoning Light. Make sure you do not turn around towards Yoko. Interact with the Beckoning Light, look back at Takumi, and then look back at the Beckoning Light. Click on it and when the game prompts you to, choose to touch it.
Touching the Beckoning Light will unlock the "Cleansing" chapter for Shogo. The Storyteller will give you a few questions just to see if you actually understand the story. Here are the correct answers:
Finishing all of this will unlock the Another Conclusion ending. Once you have seen all six, then congratulations! You have witnessed all of the endings that Paranormasight has to offer.
Paranormasight is readily available for the NIntendo Switch and the Windows PC.
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Siliconera Sunday, March 12, 2023 12:00 PM
Various character art came up as part of the almost hour-long Chrono Cross interview Square Enix shared. We already knew that Character Designer Nobuteru Yuuki created new art for the remaster. However, during this discussion Producer Koichiro Sakamoto and Project Manager Mariko Sato went over how that came to be because the original art was unfinished. Sato then explained how Yuuki was the one to ask to redraw the characters. As a reminder, both Sakamoto and Sato confirmed every Chrono Cross character's was redrawn or retouched for the remaster.
First, Sakamoto explained how they broached the idea of revisiting the Chrono Cross character art.
Project Manager Sato then brought up how Yuuki agreed, but then also asked to create new designs.
Here's the full Chrono Cross and Radical Dreamers interview with Director Masato Kato.
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Gamer Empire Sunday, March 12, 2023 4:18 PM
RimWorld is an incredibly hostile game that will do its best to destroy every last colonist you have. This is the main attraction that keeps bringing players back to this game. However, there are a lot of weapons that your pawns can use to combat all the raiders, insects, and mechanoids. Some are better, while some can be a lot worse. Recommended Read: How to Do Quests in RimWorld The best weapons in RimWorld are, by far, guns. But there are a lot of different guns and some melee weapons that also hold their ground. Here are all the best […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, March 12, 2023 5:13 PM
A trailer was also released
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, March 12, 2023 4:45 PM
A new trailer was also released
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, March 12, 2023 4:22 PM
upcoming updates will add subtitle settings, Steam Deck support, and more
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