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Outward Preview

If you’re a fan of big, open, and somewhat deep RPGs, then I definitely have to recommend Outward to each and every one of you. It feels like a mix between Skyrim, Dark Souls, Ark (or most survival games for that matter), and Fable.

Outward Preview

E3 2018: We Happy Few Preview

As it looks, We Happy Few has the makings of a decent story-driven action game a la BioShock. Compulsion probably wants to avoid the similarities but there’s no denying Ken Levine’s game help set a benchmark for these sorts of games. While I wasn’t too hot on the combat portion of the game, I was nonetheless intrigued by this alternative British dystopia. The atmosphere is moody, oppressive and grim.

E3 2018: We Happy Few Preview

E3 2018: Starlink: Battle for Atlas Preview

Although I was initially skeptical given how both Skylanders and LEGO Dimensions came and went (and blocked or limited content behind specific toy figures that had to be purchased separately), Starlink piqued my interest for two reasons: one, the gameplay portion feels like a more story-heavy version of No Man’s Sky and two, the starship toys look really, really cool.

E3 2018: Starlink: Battle for Atlas Preview

E3 2018: The Messenger Preview

My time with The Messenger was painfully brief. In the twenty or so minutes it took me to finish the demo, I almost didn’t want to give the controller back because I wanted to play more. Or, at the very least, play through the demo again. The gameplay feels great, the writing is fun, and the 8-bit/16-bit shifts are really cool as a game mechanic.

E3 2018: The Messenger Preview

PSX 2017: The Gardens Between Preview

The long and short of it is, PlayStation Experience easily dominates the senses with the latest and greatest games featuring explosions, loud guns, and war cries. That’s what made playing The Gardens Between a real joy. A quiet adventure, The Voxel Agents developed a surreal puzzle adventure starring best friends Arina and Frendt who, for reasons unknown, have become slaves to time.

PSX 2017: The Gardens Between Preview

PSX 2017: Super Daryl Deluxe Preview

I won’t lie: Super Daryl Deluxe was probably the strangest game I tried out at this year’s PlayStation Experience. The game, developed by the two-man team of Dan & Gary Games, is an oddball adventure about Daryl, a slack-jawed high schooler who finds himself at the center of an interdimensional conspiracy involving self-help gurus, an underground textbook market, and friendship-starved computers.

PSX 2017: Super Daryl Deluxe Preview

PSX 2016: Bandai Namco Showcase

The PlayStation Experience returns to Anaheim, California, this year to celebrate the brand that Sony built over twenty years ago. Bandai Namco invited Darkstation to a pre-show event and offered us a first look at games they (by the time you read this) will announce at the two day event. 

PSX 2016: Bandai Namco Showcase