Archive for October, 2009

Another new release – Torchlight!

Posted in news, pc rpg indies  on October 31st, 2009 by: ian

I’ve got yet another new release to report on, this time from Runic Games.  Their game, called Torchlight, is an action rpg, very much in the style of Diablo or Fate.  Like these games, there is a central ‘safe hub’, with a dungeon filled with evil nasties beneath it and, like these games, it is your job to save the day.  Cue plenty of action adventure as you hack your way to victory.

Here is the youtube trailer of the game and if you are interested then you can get it from the game website here.

I’ve got yet another new release to report on, this time from Runic Games.  Their game, called Torchlight, is an action rpg, very much in the style of Diablo or Fate.  Like these games, there is a central ‘safe hub’, with a dungeon filled with evil nasties beneath it and, like these games, it is your job to save the day.  Cue plenty of action adventure as you hack your way to victory.

Here is the youtube trailer of the game and if you are interested then you can get it from the game website here.

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Another indie role-playing game – The Three Musketeers

Posted in news, pc rpg games, pc rpg indies  on October 27th, 2009 by: ian

If you can think back to this blog post, I asked which books should be turned into games – well, according too dingogames, the answer to that question is The Three Musketeers!  The game follows in the footsteps of the books as you, ‘Take on the role of d’Artagnan in his quest to become a Musketeer’.

You can have a look at the trailer below:

As you can see, it is a top down game with rather basic graphics, hopefully the gameplay will match up with the old-skool style.  If you want a further look at it then you can find it here and you can download a free demo to see if you like it.

If you can think back to this blog post, I asked which books should be turned into games – well, according too dingogames, the answer to that question is The Three Musketeers!  The game follows in the footsteps of the books as you, ‘Take on the role of d’Artagnan in his quest to become a Musketeer’.

You can have a look at the trailer below:

As you can see, it is a top down game with rather basic graphics, hopefully the gameplay will match up with the old-skool style.  If you want a further look at it then you can find it here and you can download a free demo to see if you like it.

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Like Gothic? Love Risen!

Posted in news, pc rpg games  on October 21st, 2009 by: ian

Well, Risen is finally out, and, according to the reviews, is looking like the next Gothic (but with a different world and without those annoying copyright issues!) As CrispyGamer says, ‘Risen is a solid game that religiously follows the design of the Gothic series. It would even be fair to say that the game is a wholesale rip-off of JoWooD’s RPG under another name. But who cares?’

Who cares indeed?  Like Gothic, combat is a killer and good luck surviving to the mid-game, but this is what a lot of people, including myself, want in a game – challenge!  Also have a look at the College News site for another great review, or look at the official blog itself, which also includes a link to the demo.

If you want, you get get Risen from Amazon Like Gothic? Love Risen!.  Finally, here is the trailer.  Enjoy!!!

Well, Risen is finally out, and, according to the reviews, is looking like the next Gothic (but with a different world and without those annoying copyright issues!) As CrispyGamer says, ‘Risen is a solid game that religiously follows the design of the Gothic series. It would even be fair to say that the game is a wholesale rip-off of JoWooD’s RPG under another name. But who cares?’

Who cares indeed?  Like Gothic, combat is a killer and good luck surviving to the mid-game, but this is what a lot of people, including myself, want in a game – challenge!  Also have a look at the College News site for another great review, or look at the official blog itself, which also includes a link to the demo.

If you want, you get get Risen from Amazon Like Gothic? Love Risen!.  Finally, here is the trailer.  Enjoy!!!

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New indie rpg game – Millenium: A New Hope

Posted in news, pc rpg indies  on October 12th, 2009 by: ian

I always try to give indie rpgs a bit of press when I find them, so here is Millenium: A New Hope.  Made by the indie developers Aldorlea, the team behind the Laxius Force series.  If you like JRPG style role-playing games then it might be worth checking out.  You can find it here.

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Millenium: A New Hope

Also, if you are the sort who likes to know something about a game before you buy it then you can find reviews of it here and here.  It is planned as an episodic game with the first release out now and the next planned for December.

Have you played it?  If so, let me know what you thinkof it – especially do you think episodic content will work or will you only buy a game in a single installment?

I always try to give indie rpgs a bit of press when I find them, so here is Millenium: A New Hope.  Made by the indie developers Aldorlea, the team behind the Laxius Force series.  If you like JRPG style role-playing games then it might be worth checking out.  You can find it here.

millennium 300x225 New indie rpg game   Millenium: A New Hope
Millenium: A New Hope

Also, if you are the sort who likes to know something about a game before you buy it then you can find reviews of it here and here.  It is planned as an episodic game with the first release out now and the next planned for December.

Have you played it?  If so, let me know what you thinkof it – especially do you think episodic content will work or will you only buy a game in a single installment?

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