Kickstarter Watch: Combat Core Brings Back the Party Brawl

Kickstarter Watch: Combat Core Brings Back the Party Brawl

May 18, 2015

Combat Core revives 3D arena fighting action, with an alpha out now.   Fighting is pretty great. Some of the most popular game series ever made involve nothing more than muscle-bound people beating each other senseless, and righteously so. There’s something sickly rewarding about controlling a blue dog with aura powers as I beat the living daylights...

Dex Review

Dex Review

May 14, 2015

That’s one Dexy lady!   When watching a trailer for Dex, the first thing that came to my mind was the classic early nineties run-and-jumper Flashback, with the 2D platforming and futuristic setting. However, when getting into Dex, I quickly found out it was infinitely – and excitingly – more ambitious. It’s surely no coincidence the...

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Review

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Review

May 2, 2015

Ys’ red-haired swordsman returns in rare form   While beloved in Japan since its inception on the PC Engine, Nihon Falcom’s Ys series has often struggled to find relevancy in the western market. With Nintendo’s phenomenally successful The Legend of Zelda series claiming the action-adventure throne, the Ys series has largely gone unnoticed...

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Preview

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Preview

Apr 17, 2015

Taking our first steps into the abyss in Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy   We at HeyPoorPlayer were lucky enough to recently get our hands on a preview build of NIS America’s upcoming dungeon-delving JRPG Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, the latest release from Demon Gaze developer Experience. After sinking nearly six hours into the game,...

Preview: Storytelling and Synthetics in Technobabylon

Preview: Storytelling and Synthetics in Technobabylon

Apr 6, 2015

Technobabylon marks Wadjet Eye’s forte into the world of the cyberpunk.   Brooklynian developer Wadjet Eye Games has put some fine work under their belt over the last few years. Between critically-acclaimed sci-fi adventure Gemini Rue and their long-running Blackwell series, the team has developed something of a reputation among the indie...

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in The Darkness Review

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in The Darkness Review

Mar 25, 2015

Do you really want to hurt me?   Things are looking worse than ever for the beleaguered House Forrester in the latest chapter of Telltale’s Game of Thrones saga. With young patriarch Ethan Forrester dead and buried and the Whitehills occupying Ironrath, the Forrester’s seat of power, and Mira caught in the middle of a shadowy assassination...