Tuesday, July 28, 2015

King's Quest Episode 1: A Knight to Remember Is Out Now

The long, tumultuous journey to develop a King's Quest 9 is finally over, as fans can now play the first episode of the five episode King's Quest by The Odd Gentlemen.  It's out now on PSN and for Windows through Steam. It will be out for Xbox 360 and Xbox One tomorrow.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Life Is Strange Episode 4 Coming July 28th

Update July 28: It's out now for Windows on Steam, as well as PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Dontnod Entertainment has released the trailer for the penultimate episode of their five part choices and consequences adventure game Life Is Strange. It will be released for all platforms on the 28th of July.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Game of Thrones Episode 5 Is Out Now

The penultimate episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones, A Nest of Vipers, is out now on several platforms, including PSN, Xbox One, and for PC and Mac at Telltale's store. It will be released for PC and Mac on Steam and GOG.com on Tuesday, on Xbox 360 on Wednesday, and on iOS and Android on Thursday.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

More On The Walking Dead: Michonne Revealed At Comic Con

At the Skybound panel at Comic Con today, Telltale and Skybound unveiled a little bit more about their miniseries about Michonne, which is set during the period in the comics when Michonne is not present.

It tells a story during a time when Michonne is at her lowest, and she is "bereft". She also will be wielding a machete rather than her trademark sword, as she doesn't have it at this point. Since Michonne is an action character, the game will require more action, and Skybound tweeted that "you will be pleasantly surprised". It will be released as a three episode DLC for Season Two late this fall.

They also released two pieces of concept art for The Walking Dead: Michonne during the panel.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Minecraft Story Mode Trailer

Happy Independence Day to those of you in the United States. Over in England, Minecraft fans are celebrating today at MineCon. Telltale is over there to show off their five part episodic choices and consequences game based on Minecraft, and they have revealed the trailer and the first details about the plot of the game.

The game follows Jesse and his group of friends who revere the legendary Order of the Stone, four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.

 The first episode will be released later this year for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, iOS, and Android platforms.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Life Is Strange Episode 3 Review

The third episode of Life Is Strange, Chaos Theory, lives up to its name with a chapter that really shakes the formula up.

The school is reeling from the events of the end of the last chapter. Max and Chloe are determined to get to the bottom of the corruption in the town, so they decide to conduct their own investigation. This leads to some revelations, some character building moments, and then chaos comes into play, spinning their entire world on its head.

There are some fetch quests and inventory puzzles here, which is to be expected in an investigation. Naturally, Max's powers to rewind time also come in play, allowing Max and Chloe to to be more devious in their investigations than they would without them.  The rewind power is also actually used as a puzzle itself in this chapter, where Max must use stealth and her powers in order to avoid being caught.  It's a fantastic twist on the usual mechanic of this game, and it is implemented quite well.

The story is simply fantastic in this chapter, and the awkward slang has been successfully lamp shaded.  It's attributed as a quirk of one of the more outlandish characters, and, in that light, strangely, in retrospect (awkward as it still is) it sort of works.  The voice acting continues be top notch, working well in tandem with the fantastic script, and the understated music once again complements the voice acting.  The new locations are all interesting, as are the new characters.

This ended up being a short review, but don't take that as a sign of a lack of quality.  It's actually far from it, as the review is brief as to spoil as little about the episode as possible.  This episode simply needs to be played, as everything about it, from the story, to the voice acting and music, and to the characters and locations are excellent.  The game's finale is the crowning achievement of the episode, and of the series so far.  It's worth playing just for that portion of the game alone.

Final verdict:
 
5 out of 5

Friday, June 26, 2015

Game Jam For Gay Marriage

The Adventuress celebrates gay marriage with a game jam in celebration of the historic United States Supreme Court decision that the constitution protects the rights of everyone to the legal right to marriage, regardless of sexual orientation.

The Jam runs from the day of the decision, June 26th 2015, until the United States Independence Day, July 4th, 2015.