Sep 16, 20:00

GamersHeroes Saturday, September 16, 2023 1:45 PM

During the recent State of Play event for PlayStation, Square Enix released an exciting new trailer, and announced the release date, for the highly anticipated action-RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The next installment in the epic remake saga promises to deliver immersive new storylines, an expanded combat system, and an "expansive world designed for exploration".

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PCGamesN Saturday, September 16, 2023 12:37 PM
     Diablo 4 Season 2 has

The Diablo 4 development team seems to have been in heads-down mode for a while, but Blizzard's Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson has changed that with the news that the upcoming Diablo 4 Season 2 is packed with "so much stuff" that the team will need two full deep-dive livestreams just to cover it all. With how quiet it's been for the massive RPG game lately following its hugely successful launch, all eyes will be on what Diablo 4 has in store.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, September 16, 2023 5:50 PM

My assumption thus far was that Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Realms Of Ruin, whatever its eventual qualities, would be the kind of big-campaigned strategy game I'd never make time for. Then I watched the new "game overview" trailer below, and now I'm thinking it might have something for me after all.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, September 16, 2023 5:19 PM

When anti-piracy software Denuvo is removed from a game days before its release date, it's usually because pirates cracked an early access version. Not so with Payday 3. It's due to release on September 21st, but its developers have decided to handle things themselves.

"Denuvo is no longer in Paday 3," they announced yesterday, ahead of its release on September 21st.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, September 16, 2023 4:27 PM

Bad news: sci-fi co-op bug hunt Helldivers 2 is no longer coming in 2023. Good news: it now has a more specific release date of February 8th, 2024. That's progress.

That's it, that's the news, but there is also a new trailer below if you're interested.

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Siliconera Saturday, September 16, 2023 3:45 PM

Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time

A new trailer for Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time appeared on the official Level-5 YouTube channel. It gave us a closer look at the major mysteries of the game, including a new NPC type called a "Strangeling." The game is still expected to be released some time in 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.

In the new trailer, we also saw preview clips of five of the available lives to choose to follow in the game. These are jobs and roles a player can take. The Angler, Cook, Paladin, Woodcutter, and Farmer lives were shown off. The mysteries of the game were also teased, including "Strangelings," which appear to be sentient items that are possessed by human souls.

You can view the full new trailer below:


A playable demo of Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time will also be available to try at Level-5's booth at Tokyo Game Show 2023. More information on the game and new footage is also expected to appear in a special livestream during this time.

The latest trailer for Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time was uploaded on Level-5's YouTube channel today (September 16, 2023). The game will be released in 2023. It will be available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch.

The post New Trailer for Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Shown appeared first on Siliconera.

Sep 16, 12:01

GamersHeroes Saturday, September 16, 2023 5:17 AM

In the exciting new Invasion mode for Mortal Kombat 1, you will sometimes come across clues that block your path. In this Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion Klue Guide we'll list all of the different klues we have found so far and the solutions required to solve those Klues so you can continue to progress.

The post Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion Klue Guide appeared first on GamersHeroes.

PCGamesN Saturday, September 16, 2023 11:41 AM
     Snag Far Cry 6 and the rest of Ubisoft's series dirt cheap right now

The best Far Cry games can be yours for next to nothing right now, as the entire series goes dirt cheap with discounts offering up to 85% off. From the very first game to the modern Far Cry 6, Ubisoft's series has something for everyone who enjoys open-world FPS games, and you can grab whichever of them takes your fancy without breaking the bank thanks to a big Steam sale.

PCGamesN Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:13 AM
     Baldur's Gate 3's most dangerous weapon can wipe out a city in silence

Baldur's Gate 3 continues to surprise us with all manner of unique, clever, and terrifying ways to play, and this particular trick combines all three to create one of the most devastating Baldur's Gate 3 weapons we've seen in the RPG game to date. It's as darkly sinister as it is deadly in its effectiveness, so this might not be for everyone, but if you're eying up the most evil things to do in Baldur's Gate 3 then you're in for a treat.

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PCGamesN Saturday, September 16, 2023 8:06 AM
     Valve's Steam Deck update 3.5 makes your games look even better

A new Steam Deck update is here from Valve, and the arrival of SteamOS 3.5 on the preview channel gives you the chance to check out what the latest operating system looks like for the plucky handheld. The big news here is in visual improvements - new Steam Deck color display settings akin to those of a desktop gaming PC allow you to opt for more vibrant or warm options, which can be tweaked to your liking while playing a game, while HDR and VRR support for external displays will make the visuals pop even more. There's also a welcome fix for an CPU issue that required SMT to be manually disabled by users to resolve.

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PCGamesN Saturday, September 16, 2023 7:07 AM
     Forget Diablo 4, Diablo 2 Resurrected Season 5 is almost here

Diablo 2 Resurrected is the ARPG. There's a ton of great games in the loot-grinding genre nowadays, including the likes of Diablo 4, Path of Exile, Last Epoch, Titan Quest, Grim Dawn, and more. But there's a reason you'll hear so many people refer to 'the best games like Diablo' - ultimately, Blizzard's epic is the game that inspired them all, and Diablo 2 Resurrected is the shiniest, crispest version of what many people consider to be the series' peak. So with the Diablo 2 Resurrected Season 5 start date now known, what better time to find out just why so many games cite Diablo 2 as their main influence?

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PCGamesN Saturday, September 16, 2023 6:14 AM
     Steam's best FPS just got quietly fixed, and it's 90% off right now

Titanfall 2 is back. Respawn Entertainment's beloved shooter, precursor to the massive Apex Legends and still arguably the best of the best FPS games on PC, Titanfall 2 multiplayer is once again playable after quiet fixes behind the scenes. On top of that, it's also available dirt cheap with a massive Steam sale discount, meaning that if you still haven't experienced its breathtaking campaign or its high-octane, best-in-class multiplayer now's a great time to jump in.

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Siliconera Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:00 AM

A red, muscled man in a bear hat cocks his fist back and smiles

Pocket Bravery combos are a sight to see thanks to its pixel visual style. A whole lot of care went into the various pixel art special moves and acrobatic strikes you'll get smacked with as you play this indie fighting game. While that art style looks good in motion, the game's Neo Geo Pocket-inspired visuals and characters are a bit of an acquired taste. If that art style jives with you, then this game offers some solid brawling that is only going to get better with time.

This four-button fighter has a unique cast that comes with some neat collections of stuff you can do. Malika lays out trap fireballs (on the ground and in the air) that explode on contact, but that she can also use as teleport points. She can also reflect fireballs back at opponents. Sebastian is a boxer that can create ice walls you can blunder into. Arshavin is a Russian grappler, but one with some moves that send him rushing forward (including some lunging grabs). There feels like there's some great depth to the characters and some interesting flexibility in their movesets, making them fun to dig into.

[caption id="attachment_983523" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]A boxer punches the ground, making ice explode from their fist Image via Stratera Studio[/caption]

You're going to need to spend some time on the characters in Pocket Bravery, as their movesets are fairly extensive. Each has their regular strikes, plus usually several moves that differ depending on the distance to your opponent. Not only this, but you have two types of meter: Super Special and Elemental. The elemental gauge allows you to juice up some of your regular special moves, but in doing so tends to completely change how they work. Nuno's Explosao (close fireball burst) turns into a double-hitting forward strike. So, instead of doing a more powerful version of a familiar move, you can get something totally new. It's a lot to recall, but it also means there's a whole lot of depth to explore if you love learning characters.

The pixel artwork on these moves look fantastic, too. The characters really flow in some compelling ways. Mingmei's Dacados Dragoes super special move sees her whirling fireballs all around herself like a fire dancer. Hector's Bolado is this huge overhead clawing attack that just looks really sharp in motion. Hadassa's Pro Chao is a leaping arm bar that takes the opponent, but shows so much detail and flowing movement in the strike that it's just a pleasure to watch. The developers and artists definitely had a keen eye for combat movement.

[caption id="attachment_983524" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]A character flings a fireball at a downward arc, striking their foe Image via Stratera Studio[/caption]

You'll likely get to see a lot of these moves in action from all of the characters, as the base difficulty in Pocket Bravery will still see your opponents using some wild combos. After getting stomped by a massive combo from the very first enemy in Arcade Mode, I had to poke around in the Options to lower the difficulty. The game does not mess around on the default difficulty level, but as I said, at least you get to see what your enemies are capable of as you practice your own attacks.

There are some robust training modes and options if you don't feel like figuring out your combos in live matches. In the Combo Factory mode, you can play around with some predetermined combo routes to help you get started. You can also get frame data and hitboxes to help you figure out how fast you can punch and where that's going to hit your foes so you can sort out your own. As you figure out your own combos, you can even write them out in-game and save them as a combo trial of sorts using the Build Your Combo tool. While it's all stuff you would probably expect in a modern fighter, as a reasonably priced indie fighter, it's not slouching in its combo tool department.

[caption id="attachment_983525" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]A large black man flings a whirlwind at his enemy Image via Stratera Studio[/caption]

You'll probably want to start working on those combos because Pocket Bravery is a low-damage fighting game. At least, that's how it felt while I was playing it. It takes a whole lot of hits before a fight is over, so you'll both be going at it for a noticeable amount of time. Having come to this off of games like Guilty Gear Strive and Street Fighter 6, it felt like rounds took a good long time to finish. That CAN be good as it's technically harder to die from simple mistakes, but seeing that you can build some wild combos in this game, you can still eat quite a bit of damage if you get smacked. Your opponent just needs to land a much larger combo to do so.

You're not defenseless if you're getting clobbered, though. You can spend half of your elemental gauge to do a Breaker, which knocks your opponent back enough to get some breathing room. If you're blocking when you do this, it only costs half the gauge. If you're actively getting hit, you need to spend the whole elemental gauge to break free. It's a useful tool you can use with heavy punch and kick quite easily (which is so much simpler than trying to breaker in The Breakers Collection). You don't HAVE to get slammed if you have some resources. However, your meters carry over between rounds, so the price might be a bit high in some situations.

[caption id="attachment_983526" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]A woman strikes a boxer in the head with a kick Image via Stratera Studio[/caption]

If you're not quite sure if you can remember all of these moves and strikes in Pocket Bravery, the game does have a Street Fighter 6 Modern-like control scheme called Accessible. With these, you just hold one of the shoulder buttons to execute elemental, special, and super special moves. As long as you have the meter, they'll come out. It's even better than the one in Street Fighter 6, though, as you don't lose access to any of your moves in using it. It's just significantly easier to use Accessible mode because you have access to everything. It's only available in Arcade and the Extra Modes (Survival, Time Attack, etc), though, so you can't use it in Story Mode at the moment.

I am not totally sure if you can use it Online in either Ranked or Casual matches. The reason for that is because, unfortunately, I was not able to get into a single online match in the time I spent reviewing the game. I have gone online at several points throughout the day during the week and weekend, but was unable to get into a match. It's a shame as the game is compelling and frantic, but there just doesn't seem to be enough of a player base at this time.

Not that you'll be at a loss for stuff to do even if you can't play online. The game has a full Story Mode that has a long, involved narrative arc to move through. It will keep you busy for a long time and help give you some background on the characters. There's also the classic Arcade, Survival, and Time Attack modes to give you more to practice with. There are also some combo trials that are, frankly, totally bonkers. I am not anywhere good enough to do most of these, but they'll give you some lethal ideas on what your characters are capable of.

[caption id="attachment_983528" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]A pair of characters pose as they get ready for a fighting match Image via Stratera Studio[/caption]

However, my main issue with the game was with the characters. This is largely a personal taste thing, but I just did not like the game's character design. The characters are clearly inspired by the Neo Geo Pocket-style of fighting games with their squished, smaller fighters. It's just not an art style I find appealing as it looks really weird to me, and it made it really hard for me to like the characters or find any that clicked with me. It feels like such a small thing to fixate on, but I really need to feel a connection to a character I like the look and feel of in order to click with a fighting game. Without that, I found it difficult to maintain that connection with the game itself.

Pocket Bravery is an impressive fighter that shows some wonderful detail with its combat motions. The varied characters and their vast movelists give you many options on how to mangle foes, and you'll need to use them skillfully if you're to hope to win. An Accessible mode goes a long way to making that possible, although it unfortunately does not do much for the empty online modes at this time. It's a great game that is finding its feet right now, so if you can get past the character art style (or if it doesn't bug you), then you'll want to get in on the ground floor with this sharp title.

Pocket Bravery is available now on PC. It is slated to release on the PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S in the future.

The post Review: Pocket Bravery Is a Complex, Approachable Fighter appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:38 AM
     Flying in FFXIV saves so much time and energy. Using a flying mount is the fastest way to travel and is necessary for some areas. For example, there is a lot of content locked behind flying in the Sea of Clouds. Of course, the name kind of gives that away. Recommended Read: How to Change […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, September 16, 2023 8:44 AM
     Today in Destiny 2, Bows are seen as more of a fun weapon, rather than a competitive one. There are a lot of bad Bows and very few good ones. Below, we will cover all of the best Bows that are worth using in Destiny 2. Recommended Read: How to Change Appearance in Destiny 2 […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, September 16, 2023 8:33 AM
     If you don't like the way your Guardian looks in Destiny 2, you are in luck, as there are a lot of customization options that let you personalize your armor and weapons to your liking. We will quickly go over the many ways you can change your Guardian's appearance in Destiny 2 today. Recommended Read: […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, September 16, 2023 7:29 AM
     There's no doubt that farming is one of the best methods to create a sustainable food source in Don't Starve Together. Upon the removal of the Basic and Advanced Farm structure, which makes the farming process a lot harder, learning how to farm is essential to keep yourself alive in the Constant world. Recommended Read: […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, September 16, 2023 5:00 AM
     With so many Legendary weapons available in Destiny 2, players often have a hard time understanding which weapons are worth their time and which weapons they can skip. Today, we have a list of the best Legendary weapons that you should look out for in Destiny 2. Recommended Read: How to Upgrade Weapons in Destiny […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, September 16, 2023 4:31 AM
     If you are getting ready to take on some of the end-game content in Destiny 2, you will want to have your best weapons ready. What do you do when your best weapons aren't high enough Power Level? Upgrade them! Recommended Read: How to Well Skate in Destiny 2 To upgrade your weapon in Destiny […]