Jul 23, 10:00

PCGamesN Sunday, July 23, 2023 9:20 AM
     New Skyrim mod brings over one of Fallout 4's coolest features

Ever wondered what it would be like if Skyrim integrated features from future Bethesda RPG games like Fallout 4? Well, wonder no longer, as this new Skyrim mod brings over a small but impactful feature from Fallout 4's post-apocalypse to the fantasy world of Skyrim, and it makes speech all the more important.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 23, 2023 7:06 AM
     Star Wars Outlaws is looking to completely embody the original trilogy

Star Wars Outlaws will see Ubisoft's open-world game design brought to a galaxy far, far away next year, and a brand new behind-the-scenes look at the game has been shared during San Diego Comic-Con. With developer interviews, snippets of gameplay, concept art, and extra details, this Star Wars Outlaws video is the perfect way to keep you in the loop ahead of the Star Wars Outlaws release date.

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PCGamesN Sunday, July 23, 2023 5:58 AM
     Armored Core 6's multiplayer has a feature Elden Ring sorely needs

Armored Core 6 is right around the corner, but FromSoftware is remaining tightlipped about what we can expect from the robot game. The Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring maker is adding an Armored Core 6 multiplayer to the game, and it's going to be quite different to the Souls-like genre when the Armored Core 6 release date finally arrives.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, July 23, 2023 6:00 AM

Sundays are for descaling your kettle. Before you watch the fizz, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Sunday, July 23, 2023 9:00 AM

Cross Tails Is Another Solid Strategy Game from the Mercenaries Saga Developer

One of the hidden secrets in the tactical world is the Mercenaries Saga series. Rideon's been quietly becoming adept at enjoyable strategy games that don't always look all that different than something like a Final Fantasy Tactics, letting players have fun obsessing over character classes and building armies. Cross Tails, from Rideon and KEMCO, keeps that same kind of vibe while also attempting to inject a bit more story into things. While the characterizations and motivations aren't enthralling, the gameplay can be.

What's a nice bonus and different from many of Rideon's Mercenaries strategy games is Cross Tails features two stories. You can either follow Shaimaa from the Republic of Hidiq cat-people faction or Felix from the Kingdom of Ranverfurt dog-people one. Both offer a different take on an ongoing war between the two sides. It's pretty rudimentary and quickly sets up that something's going on to try and encourage further conflict. Also, while the opportunity to choose a side is there, it didn't feel too different.
[caption id="attachment_974063" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Cross Tails Is Another Solid Strategy Game from the Mercenaries Saga Developer Image via KEMCO and Rideon[/caption]
The story and characters are generally fine, if a bit bland, but it's the battle and class system that makes Cross Tails special. To start, there's a pretty interesting class system, which lets you unlock and upgrade skills from a tree. Doing so grants you access to new abilities and passives. Money is tied to this, so even if you haven't been using someone, you can still invest in them to make them more valuable when they are deployed. This also makes it easier to rearrange and reclass folks, as it means all you need to do is go through some mainline or optional fights to better tailor your crew to your needs. Since there are 24 classes, including unique ones, and sub classes, as well as a "Faith" system that lets you choose which stat-influencing god they serve, there's tons of customization.

Maps are generally pretty fun, and the balance is good. Fights are challenging, with opponents after the first few introductory chapters starting to pose an actual threat. Each location tends to have an array of heights, allowing ranged units like archers or mages to find higher ground or tank-ier heavy knight to guard chokeholds. This is combined with an aggression system. Using certain actions, which includes supportive ones like healing an ally, will cause your enemies to "hate" and be more likely to target you. Which means you need to consider who you send out and make sure there are more well-built warriors who can take a hit and be more annoying to keep other units under the radar.
[caption id="attachment_974064" align="alignnone" width="1200"]Cross Tails Is Another Solid Strategy Game from the Mercenaries Saga Developer Image via KEMCO and Rideon[/caption]
There's also an incentive to return and replay Cross Tails if you find yourself enjoying it. In chapter 16 you can make a choice, but the second option only comes up after beating it once. That offers an entirely new storyline, which also leads to new maps and challenges. Since the battles are the best part, it's quite a bonus. I didn't get a chance to finish my second run, as I only went back and into Felix's story.

Cross Tails is a strategy game that's all about making the battles and class system enjoyable. Some of the maps can offer some great points to take advantage of and places to defend. The classes are pretty fun to explore, and I loved going through additional optional battles to earn CP so I could get extra skills to better round characters out. It's a case where if you enjoy Rideon's work, this KEMCO strategy game is worth picking up.

Cross Tails is available on the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. While there's no Switch demo, the PC version's demo lets you play through Shaimaa's storyline until chapter 6.

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Gamer Empire Sunday, July 23, 2023 4:25 AM
     Possessing guns or firearms means a lot in a world like Project Zomboid, as you can encounter several zombies simultaneously. However, since the number of guns in the game varies, determining which one is the best is quite challenging. Recommended Read: How to Repair Clothes in Project Zomboid In this guide, we'll discuss which gun […]

Gamer Empire Sunday, July 23, 2023 4:10 AM
     In Project Zomboid, clothes differentiate you from other players and add extra protection against damage. However, what would you do if your favorite clothes were damaged and you didn't want to dispose of them? In this guide, we'll show you how to repair clothes in Project Zomboid. Recommended Read: How to Get Water in Project […]

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Jul 23, 02:00

GamersHeroes Saturday, July 22, 2023 10:50 PM

Adventure awaits in Arzest and SEGA's Sonic Superstars; see what's to come with the opening cinematic for the game.

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GamersHeroes Saturday, July 22, 2023 9:38 PM

After being announced last year, Capcom's Exorpimal releases in a relatively quiet summer season. Is this title dino-mite (couldn't resist), or should they have just remade Dino Crisis?

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GamersHeroes Saturday, July 22, 2023 7:23 PM

Players will be able to step into the shoes of a headmaster when Pathea Games and PM Studios' Let's School launches on Steam July 26.

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Kotaku Saturday, July 22, 2023 7:55 PM

1987 saw the start of something huge, though no one knew it at the time. Capcom's Street Fighter seemed like just another arcade game. Nice graphics, sure, but no one could have guessed that just four years later its sequel would spark a revolution that transformed arcades as we knew them. Suddenly everyone and their…


Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 22, 2023 6:08 PM

Survival citybuilder Patron is nearing its two year anniversary, and to celebrate its developers have released an update which adds a new creative game mode. Instead of struggling to quell social tensions and navigate disasters, creative mode unlocks everything, gives you infinite resources, and lets you adopt "the role of ultimate medieval urbanist."

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