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Just How Intense is It? Climbing Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity

3 Jun

TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity PosterNow Available on Steam
Disclaimer: A review copy was supplied.

“Just one more run” 

Surprisingly addictive, Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity is a new action platformer from Playism, the publishers of Tasomachi: behind the Twilight (which I’ve reviewed previously), the La-Mulana series, and the recent Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth.

A simple-looking pixel-art platforming game, Tokoyo has you frantically collecting upgrades and managing your skills to climb floor-by-floor up a mysterious tower. The story is simple and doesn’t get in the way of the action. Each of the playable characters has a different reason for being trapped in a mysterious tower full of traps and monsters, but the only way to get out is to reach the top.

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It’s Frantically Fun with Turbo Overkill Early Access in Review

6 May

Turbo OverkillTrigger Happy Interactive
Apogee Entertainment

Available on Steam for the PC

What would you do if you find that everyone in your city has been turned into violent half-cybernetic war machines, bent on taking over the world for a malicious artificial intelligence called Syn? As a cyborg with a chainsaw hidden in your leg and missile launchers up your sleeves, you’ll fight your way through the streets and take back the city. Blasting your way through hordes of enemies to put an end to the AI’s plans once and for all! 

Turbo Overkill is simply a love letter to the 90s. It’s a first-person shooter that mimics what computers were capable of back in the early days of 3D accelerator cards while adding some modern touches like reflections and proper environmental lighting. The level design, brightly glowing power-ups, colour-coded keys, jump pads, and a huge variety of ways to blow up your enemies just screams mid-90s shooter. Playing this early access game over the last few days really brings back memories of playing Quake, Unreal tournament and Duke Nukem 3D for the first time.

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From PC to Switch with Dark Deity

17 Mar

Dark Deity (Video Game 2021) - IMDbSword & Axe LLC

Available on Switch
March 17 2022

Disclaimer: A review copy was supplied

In the Kingdom of Delian, King Varic is waging a reckless war to avenge the death of his father. However, things are not going well for the demanding ruler. To bolster his forces, he forcibly conscripts every student in his military academy directly into the army, ready or not. This is where Irving and his companions come into the story. These trainees are pulled into a war they aren’t fully prepared for, and along the way are drawn into an even greater conflict that could upend their entire world.

This is the setup for Dark Deity, a Strategy Role Playing game developed by Sword & Axe LLC and published by Freedom Games. released last year on Steam after a successful campaign on Kickstarter, it has now been ported over to the Nintendo Switch.

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Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop: The Return of a Classic

23 Nov

Netflix Debuts a Cowboy Bebop Trailer and a New Poster

By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Now Available on Netflix

Cowboy Bebop, the new sci-fi series streaming on Netflix, follows the exploits of Jet Black and Spike Spiegel, a pair of bounty hunters travelling the solar system while trying to make ends meet. In their line of work, they have to deal with everything the solar system sends their way from drug dealing nut jobs to ridiculous fuel costs and everything in between.

Cowboy Bebop is also based off the classic anime of the same name from 1998 with the same characters and premise. Currently rated nearly 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, many consider it to be legendary, and I’m one of them. So when Netflix announced a live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop, I was excited. Though the fandom immediately split on whether or not this reboot was going to be good or if it should have been made at all. Remakes and reboots rarely have a very good track record, but I’m not against them at all, so I decided to be cautiously optimistic.

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Fighting My Way Through Rogue Spirit

18 Sep

Rogue Spirit - Launch Trailer (PEGI) - YouTubeBy Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Kids With Sticks505 Games
Early Access Preview
Available on Steam for the PC

Rogue Spirit is an action game set in an ancient Eastern nation of Midra that’s being taken over by demonic forces. It presents itself with a gorgeous Asian-inspired art style with a feel of shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender. You play as the ghostly spirit of a young prince who has been summoned to help save the land from an ancient evil that has been taking control of the people.

To fight against the demons and the possessed townsfolk, you have the ability to possess any of the human opponents that you can incapacitate. From knife-throwing dancers to hulking tribesmen who use claws, you take control of these fighters and turn their abilities on their allies.

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