At its heart, Jade Order is a puzzler where players need to figure out how to best clear a board of bad guys as they fight the Ashen Plague through the ruins of a scorched land. You do this in tactical combat, which makes Jade Order both fast-paced and exciting.
In this week’s Fresh Look column, Michelle Sayatovich is diving into something truly unique in the gaming world, a massively multiplayer title called Path of Titans where you get to play as a dinosaur. Her full review is coming soon, but in her column she shares helpful information on the unique mechanics that this interesting MMO offers.
It’s creeping ever closer to Halloween, so we are ramping up our coverage of games with a spooky twist. The Darkest Tales falls into that category perfectly as a Metroid-like hack-and-slasher title featuring dark takes on popular fairy tales and a teddy bear hero with attitude.
Marie Brownhill, our Modern Gamer columnist, continues to look at spooky and seasonal titles. This week, she dives into the Lovecraft inspired madness of Last Threshold, a visual novel that has a soundtrack driven atmosphere and is dripping in hand-painted haunting backgrounds.
A terrible dental crisis has had our Save State columnist, Vincent Mahoney, having a hell of a week, so he decided to lean into that theme and play Hades to take his mind off things. What he finds there is a beautiful platformer that not only plays well on his PC, but also works perfectly on the Steam Deck for those who may or may not be temporarily bedridden.
Square Enix announced that turn-based tactical role-playing game, TRIANGLE STRATEGY is out now on PC (via STEAM). Previously released on Nintendo Switch in March 2022, TRIANGLE STRATEGY is an exciting HD-2D tactical RPG from the award-winning development team behind OCTOPATH TRAVELER, and BRAVELY DEFAULT, featuring a strategic turn-based battle system, deep branching story and arduous moral choices. TRIANGLE STRATEGY takes place on the continent of Norzelia, where players will determine the fate of three powerful kingdoms embroiled in conflict, Glenbrook, Aesfrost, and Hyzante. Set 30 years after the “Saltiron War,” players will guide protagonist Serenoa Wolffort and his faithful companions, … Continue reading Epic Nintendo Switch Triangle Strategy RPG Moves to PC via Steam
Winter Games 2023 from Wild River Games is available now in North America for PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch and on November 11 for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. Developed by Independent Arts based in Hamm, Germany and published by Wild River Games, Winter Games 2023 offers players a wonderland of winter sports and activities ahead of the winter season. Winter sports fans can hit the virtual snow from home and compete on slopes all over the world. Winter Games 2023 includes ten well-known winter sports disciplines from ski jumping to Biathlon to Skeleton, in an exciting and action-packed sports … Continue reading Winter Games 2023 Launches For North America
Fresh Look Columnist Michelle Sayatovich is getting ready for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to happily land in her Nintendo Switch. Michelle has gathered everything she can from what is known about the upcoming games so far, and she’s sharing her knowledge with her column readers.
C.A.R.L., a game created by well-known YouTube personality Andrew Kenady and co-developed by Matt Bitner of Morningstar Game Studio (developer of A Robot Named Fight!), is launching today on all major consoles and Steam. Inspired by PC classics such as Cave Story, Speedy Eggbert, and Jazz Jackrabbit, C.A.R.L. blends classic platformer action with quirky RPG and story elements to deliver a clever, humorous, infinitely satisfying retro romp. Get in the shiny metal shoes of C.A.R.L. (Computer Automated Resource Locator) – a small but daring automaton lost within the sprawling Kent Industries. Brave each perilous factory floor to collect Tech Units … Continue reading Retro Platformer C.A.R.L. Launches to Consoles and Steam
Independent developer Midjiwan AB has announced that its fast-paced 4x strategy game, The Battle of Polytopia, will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 13. This version will include all main tribes currently available in the game’s Steam, App Store, Google Play and Tesla Arcade versions, plus joystick and touchscreen functionality. Pre-order The Battle of Polytopia on Switch from today. The Battle of Polytopia’s arrival on Switch will mark the first time it will be available on home consoles. Downloaded over 16 million times across PC, Mac and mobile devices, the game is known for its strategic depth, simple interface, and … Continue reading The Battle of Polytopia Marches to Nintendo Switch