PC Game Releases – March 2015

SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance – Mar 3

Shiftlings – Mar 3

Tallowmere – Mar 3

White Night – Mar 3

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow – Mar 4

Pre-Civilization Marble Age – Mar 4

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 2 – Mar 4

Dig or Die – Mar 4

StandPoint – Mar 5

Fly in the House – Mar 5

Vietnam ’65 – Mar 5

Zombie Army Trilogy – Mar 6

Shelter 2 – Mar 9

Grapple – Mar 9

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Mar 10

Starless: Nymphomaniac’s Paradise – Mar 10

Cities: Skylines – Mar 10

Assassin’s Creed Rogue – Mar 10

Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble – Mar 10

Parallax – Mar 10

Ori and the Blind Forest – Mar 11

Professional Lumberjack 2015 – Mar 11

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 – Mar 11

Enemy – Mar 12

Tennis Elbow 2013 – Mar 13

Zombie Kill of the Week – Reborn – Mar 13

Dodge – Mar 13

Battlefield Hardline – Mar 17

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas – Mar 17

Aware – Mar 18

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 4 – Mar 18

BurnStar – Mar 18

RIDE – Mar 20

Friendship Club – Mar 24

Dyscourse – Mar 25

Pillars of Eternity – Mar 26

Battle Academy 2 – Battle of Kursk – Mar 26

Ride – Mar 27

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure – Mar 30

A Pixel Story – Mar 30

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round – Mar 30

The Best 5 Developers in the World

CD Projekt Red

The Polish studio’s best work appears to be ahead of it. With The Witcher 3 near the top of several most wanted lists in 2015, anticipation for this final chapter is greater than for its predecessors. More than anything else, though, CD Projekt Red is garnering a reputation for making games the right way. DRM-free, plenty of DLC post launch for everyone at no cost, and delaying release to actually finish the game properly.

SCE Japan Studio
Sony’s internal Japanese studio was responsible for Knack – which dragged down the developer’s consistency and average score – but otherwise its back catalogue is a stellar example of Japanese games with a Western appeal. The studio often teams up with external developers to lend its 18 years of experience to fledgling companies.

id Software
Most of id’s good reputation comes from its influential early work like Doom and Quake, but you have to give some credit to Rage and the id Tech engine. Having spent several years now working on the next Doom, id has really raised our expectations. We think we’ll see something massive from this legendary team.

Ubisoft Montreal
Despite some issues with recent releases – Assassin’s Creed Unity, for example – Ubisoft Montreal is still worthy of note: the Far Cry series is solid, Watch Dogs reviewed well and its work with the UbiArt Framework on Child Of Light proved it’s more than a onetrick pony. We hope the studio recovers from Unity’s bad press in time for 2015’s AC.

From Software
While the average score is dragged down by ten years of Armored Core games, From has proven itself as one of the most influential studios in the world after its more recent releases gained their own cult following. Dark Souls has already inspired clones, and From’s sadistic approach to game design established it as a unique presence.

Abzu – GameInformation

Roughly translating as ‘to know water’, this is Matt Nava’s aquatic successor to Journey and Flower, the debut effort of his new studio Giant Squid. Thatgamecompany’s former art director is a master at visual storytelling, and this has fathoms of it. You play The Diver, a mysterious character descending into the ocean’s heart on a quest for knowledge, along the way hitching rides on manta rays, schooling with groups of fish for speed boosts, encountering fearsome great white sharks (don’t worry, you can’t die), and weaving amongst vast fields of flowing kelp. The fluidity of the movement particularly impresses during our hands-on, with the left stick soaring our diver joyously uninhibited through the deep blue.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires Review and System Requirements

Review: Warning to Nvidia Users! – Make sure you turn Anti Aliasing to Application Controlled,

otherwise you will not be able to see any preview models!

Summary
A great game for any fan on the Dynasty Warriors series. Fantastic customization, allowing you to create your own kingdom! Combat is the same as the previous Dynasty Warrios 8 game, although there is a new addition called Strategems that allow you to turn the battle in your favor! The high price tag may scare away a few people, however, you will definitly get your moneys worth if not more in playtime! DLC that is included (as of release date) is purely cosmetic, meaning you gain access to all the gameplay features!

Overall Score – 9/10

Pros

Fantastic Customization – Create your own Officer, Soldiers, Banners.. Even the horse you ride into battle!
Solid Combat – Take down hordes of the enemy army, easily racking up 500+ kills per battle!
Immersive Cutscenes
Strategy Control – Decide what your Empire will do. Will it Invade the neighbouring army? Or seek Alliances?
New Features – Includes all the previous features of other Dynasty Warrior Empires games, as well as introducing a new feature – Strategems – which allow you to build Ranged Towers, Taunt enemies, and various other things. Now you can truly decide the outcome of your battles!
Unlimited replayablity – With the option to create your own Scenarios, this creates unlimited outcomes and replayability. I can see myself racking up plenty of hours playing this.

Cons

Poor Graphics – Compared to other games released in this time frame, the graphics are no where near top standards.
High Price – Unless you are a hardcore fan of the Dynasty Warriors games, this price tag may seem high for some.

System Requirements:

Minimum:
OS: Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1
Processor: Core2 DUO 2.4 GHz or better
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 640*480 pixel over
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c over

Recommended:
OS: Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1
Processor: Core i7 860 or better
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 1280*720 pixel over No 4K compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c over

Details:
Genre: Action
Developer: KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Publisher: KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Release Date: 26 Feb, 2015

Soccer Rage – System Requirements

Review Screenshots Specs GameInfo Trailer

Minimum:
OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or better
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
Additional Notes: 32bit windows users need to ensure they have at least 4gb of ram usable on their system.

Recommended:
OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Quad Core Processor or better,AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
DirectX: Version 9.0
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Review and System Requirements

GameInfo: Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny
Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld’s biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss’s secret plan to turn the factory’s slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks.

Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people’s heritage.

Review
Before I start

I was looking forward to this game, since the Devs hired people and had their website back up. So this review is of a game, I was really hyped for a ♥♥♥♥ lot of time. I also played all of the other Oddworld games, beginning when I was 6. I grew up with them and the stories played a mayor role for me in my childhood. The more I wanted this game to be the better and tastier than all others before.

Gameplay

The game features mostly the same mechanics as Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. For oldschool fans, it is hard to get used to the new default keyboard settings and I am not sure, if they are an improvement. The mechanics are otherwise, as in Abe’s Oddysee, still well and slowly explained through the level-design and helpful notes, whenever you reach a new obstacle.

Graphics

Graphically, it has fancy next gen graphics and fluid animations. There is only one big problem. It seems not to very good support some graphics cards from Nvidia, which make the game run fluently only on tiny resolutions and with all the settings (especially shadows) set to very low. This may be fixed in near future, since it is was released the day, I wrote this review. The cutscenes however run fast even with all the settings set to max.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack has really improved since the original game. It is ambientic, and really puts you in the right emotions. Only a shame, they don’t offer it as extra content to buy.

Story

Throwing you right into the action, the story is still the same awesome story of Abe, as he first flees from Rupture farms, freeing all his buddies, just to get godly powers to finally shut it down afterwards. It is very well told in great way, as it was in the original game too. The story has no twist. It is easy to understand, unique and yet still really thrilling.


My Rating

The game is a fantastic remake of a cult classic and I love it!

Gameplay: 9/10 (-Weird default controls)
Graphics: 8/10 (-Still very buggy!!)
Soundtrack: 10/10 (Would love to buy)
Story: 10/10 (Classic, Awesomely told, Unique)

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!
9,25 / 10
Awesome game, that can only possibly improve through bugfixing.

System Requirements:

Minimum:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel i3-3220 (3.30GHz)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Radeon HD 5770 / NVIDIA GTX 260
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) Service Pack 1 / Windows 8
Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 / NVIDIA GTX 560
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

Details:
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Developer: Just Add Water (Developments), Ltd.
Publisher: Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc.
Release Date: 25 Feb, 2015