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Tangledeep Switch Review: Platonic Ideal

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Tangledeep sure is a roguelike. It does roguelike things and does them pretty well. It looks nice (for the most part), sounds nice, and makes sure every replay is a completely new experience while also making sure the early sections you’ve played repeatedly aren’t an annoying grind. If you like roguelikes, you’ll probably like Tangledeep, and if you don’t, you probably won’t, and I’m giving this game a solid 7.5/10.

This review of Tangledeep was based on the Nintendo Switch version of the game, and a review code was provided.

all screenshots courtesy of gamespress

 

In all seriousness, I found Tangledeep to do everything right in somehow the most ambivalent way possible. I should love this game, I like roguelikes, I like fantasy, I like the soundtrack, I like class-based RPGs, I like having progression between runs, but Tangledeep feels like it’s missing something, and the worst part is I don’t have any idea what. Let’s look further, maybe we’ll figure it out.

At the start of the game, you can pick from a number of classes, each with different abilities and playstyles, and you can unlock more as you progress through the game. You can also pick from different game modes: adventure, heroic, and hardcore. Heroic mode is the standard game mode: if you unlock a class during the game, you can play as them after your next death, and that character will be allowed access to any money or items stored in the bank. In adventure mode, permadeath mechanics are turned off and you maintain all your items and level, losing your experience towards the next level, your JP to buy new abilities, and half your money. In hardcore mode, death is the absolute end, and you have to start over entirely, with no progress carrying over. On top of all that, you can pick additional gameplay modifiers to make the game easier or harder, customizing the experience to be just how you like it. This is all great, making Tangledeep both a nice intro to roguelike newcomers and a challenge for veterans.

Outside of the main dungeon, there’s a campsite-esque area for you to stock up before going in. Here you can buy and make food, get items, heal up, change your class, and learn new techniques. You can return here from most points in the dungeon and then return to the floor you left off on, so you’re always able to heal up, refresh your inventory, or put your money away so you don’t lose it when you die. Going south leads you to another area, which has some other important amenities. One is a tree farm, where you can plant seeds you find within Tangledeep. These will drop food and cooking items as you adventure, and you can chop them down for exp and jp. This is a great way to get yourself caught up to where you left off after death, and it’s a good idea to plant a few in the early game and let them grow a lot before the late game. Another is a monster pen. You can tame monsters you find in the dungeons, and keep them in the pen until you want to take one of …

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Dead or Alive 6 PC Requirements unveiled

The system requirements needed to play the PC version of Dead or Alive 6 have been officially released in its Steam store page. All the requirements are quite manageable except for one, the recommended CPU. Dead or Alive 6 recommends an Intel Core i7 8700, something that it´s on a whole new different level compared to other triple-A games out there. The game is coming out this Friday, but we are still waiting for news as to when it’s available for pre-order on Steam. If you can’t wait for it though, you can try to pre-order it in PlayStation 4 or Xbox One just visit our comparator to check other retailers.

DOA 6′ Kasumi, New Costumes

What is Dead or Alive 6?

Dead or Alive 6 is a fighting game developed and produced by Koei Tecmo Games that features awesome graphics and multi-tiered stages. It is set to release on March 1, 2019, across all platforms – PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The DOA series started as an arcade game in 1996 and I clearly recall my younger self in my school uniform almost destroying the arcade machines in our local mall. Those were the days!

In its 6th installment, DOA is more visually enticing and exciting, the combat system is updated, and it promises a new level of fighting entertainment to players. The story will pick up where the DOA 5 left off. This time, it focuses on two separate narratives; the battle between ‘Nina and DOATEC’ vs M.I.S.T lead by Donovan, and the events in the 6th Dead or Alive Tournament.

If you are getting hyped just hearing about it, check the PC requirements below first and see if you’d need to free up some space.

Dead or Alive 6 coming out this Match 1

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or over
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or over

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 8700 or over
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 or over

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Overwatch presents a new hero

It seems that Overwatch doesn´t give up on the struggle for maintaining a good position in the already-crowded competitive first-person shooter market. Adding more content to the game seems to be the chosen path and Activision Blizzard has announced that a new character will join the ranks of the international task force. It´s been not too long since Brigitte and Ashe made their apparition and now it´s the turn of Baptiste.

Baptiste is an offensive support character that will boost the performance of his teammates with his gadgets. He is a combat medic from Haiti that originally was a member of a military group called The Caribbean coalition, but his abilities caught the attention of Talon and he was recruited to bolster the ranks of the organization. After a while, he realized that the type of activities that Talon was immersed in were not his cup of tea, and he decided to leave them. That led to a manhunt where Baptiste had to deal with several Talon agents, so going back to the organization is not an option anymore, even if he changed his mind.

Baptiste

Nothing has been revealed from Baptiste’s skills but we expect that he will be hitting the public test realm in a few days, so if you want to take a look at his skill set before he comes to live server you should do it there. we expect him to have decent offensive capabilities while being able to support his allies with heals, being sort of a DPS-support hybrid able to fulfill both roles in any given situation, what would give you a lot of flexibility and tactical options.

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Devotion removed from Steam, Red Candles Games issued a statement

Devotion removed from Steam

Released last February 19, Devotion got positive reviews and hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch. It’s safe to say that Devotion got the traction upon the release. But not long after that, Devotion faced criticisms from Chinese players due to a piece of art that according to them is mocking their president, Xi Jinping. Due to that, their game was the victim of a massive review-bombing campaign and now it only has 40{c4f60b86d58bd0bb42d7d202d81274380459a85a5d81d139dd8bd0c48cc6a02e} of positive reviews. The negative reviews are also affecting Detention (Devotion’s predecessor) that is now down to only 30{c4f60b86d58bd0bb42d7d202d81274380459a85a5d81d139dd8bd0c48cc6a02e} positive reviews.

Devotion’s Art material in question

This issue is nothing new since memes of Winnie the Pooh mocking Jinping has been around the Internet for a while. In fact, the movie Christopher Robin was banned in China last year because of a similar reason.

Devotion’s developer, Red Candle Games first addressed the issue and released a statement last February 23rd. They claimed that it was a placeholder that was taken down and replaced since the evening of February 21st and that they were taking full responsibility for the incident. They also emphasized that this is purely by accident and that it’s never their intention to harm any individual’s integrity.

Seemingly discontented with their previous explanation, Red Candle Games posted a follow-up statement the next day. They apologized to the players and said that the art material was released without the knowledge of everyone in the team. They only became aware of its existence when a player privately reported what’s written on the art material. They immediately took action and replaced the art material within an hour.

Their explanations went to the deaf ears of angry fans. The developer’s Weibo account has been shut down, Devotion’s Steam store page is now nowhere to be found, and players wouldn’t be able to buy it anymore. All of the Devotion’s related content have been removed from their YouTube channel as well.

Three hours after the removal, Red Candles released another statement. In their About the Store Page, they said that the removal was due to technical issues and it won’t be up on Steam until a complete QA check is done. No new developments have been released yet so let’s all wait for further announcements as to when Devotion is coming back.

 

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New Features of Xbox Insiders coming this spring

Xbox Insider new features this Spring

Microsoft revealed the new features that are coming to Xbox Insiders and likely Xbox One users in the near future. Xbox has been around for a long time and no major changes have been added to its system yet. However, there has been a considerable number of fixes made to assure that Xbox users will have a better playing experience. Microsoft is aiming to provide quality play for its users and decided to address the feedback and complaints that they’ve been getting. you cna check the new features coming this Spring right below.

Changes to come to Xbox Insiders

According to Microsoft, users will now able to access quest programs in their dashboard and browse all their quests from My Profile. Aside from streamlining Xbox Game Pass Quests, Microsoft is also streamlining the messages by adding a Message Request feature so that user can add and see their friends’ messages and ignore messages from people they don’t know.

Xbox Insider new Message Request feature

The difficulty of using the virtual keyboard will be addressed in the new Xbox as they are testing out a mini virtual keyboard option that allows faster typing without taking up much space. Another change is the addition of an option to restart the console in the Power Center. You can access this by quickly pressing down the Xbox button on the controller to bring out the Power Center. You no longer have to navigate within the system tab to restart your console.

Xbox, restart option [/caption]

Next thing is the way in which you uninstall games when you need more space. As for now, you get rid of games by going to your collection and then choosing the game you want to remove. But in the new Xbox feature, you will be sent to a page with suggested titles that you can uninstall. Once selected the installation you have previously chosen will start automatically.

Last but certainly one of the best additions is that Microsoft announced that they will update the Xbox media remote so that users can put it in their favorite media app and jump to it directly.

All these features will soon be available to Xbox Insiders users and maybe, after some tweaking, they will also be available for Xbox One users.

Summary of Changes

  • Streamlined Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • Adding a Message Request feature
  • Mini Virtual Keyboard
  • Restart Button in the Power Center
  • Improved Uninstall Process
  • Programmable button in Xbox Media Remote

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Fortnite, Season 8: what’s coming?

A new season is about to start in Fortnite, and Epic Games has decided to share a bit of information about it on the AMA that was organized last Friday on Reddit. Users were able to ask questions to several developers.

From the huge number of questions they answered, you can get an idea of what´s coming and what is definitely not coming to the game on Season 8. The first thing to note is that you can already forget about seeing double shotguns and planes in the game for a while. They are willing to add a new single-occupancy vehicle, but they didn’t give any hint about what it could be. Maybe it´s something like the hoverboard? We will have to wait until the new season starts on Thursday to find out more on that matter. Improvements to the sounds and better visuals that make characters easier to spot are on the “to do” list too.

Fortnite- Hoverboard

But what really shook the hive and got all players speculating through the weekend was the answer of an Epic Games producer when he was asked if they were thinking of new mechanics like respawning.

“We’ve been considering this mechanic for a while and have been exploring it. Want to make sure we give it the time it needs and fully understand its impact on the game as a whole. Look for further updates during Season 8.”

Boom! Respawning in a Battle Royale game? That goes in the opposite direction of what a BR should be. If they really implement something like that, wouldn´t Fortnite stop having exactly the type of gameplay that has made it so popular to become something else? This answer has been received with mixed feelings on the player base and has been the main theme for all the discussions about the game through the weekend. We have known today that Fortnite’s revenues have dropped by 50{c4f60b86d58bd0bb42d7d202d81274380459a85a5d81d139dd8bd0c48cc6a02e} on all platforms during the last month, and it would be very easy to say that it could have been partially caused for the apparition of Apex Legends in the market. Maybe that´s the reason for Epic Games to consider such an unexpected and drastic change to the core mechanics of Fortnite.

Reasons aside, we will have to wait a little longer before we know the whole list of changes coming to the game with Season 8 and what kind of impact they will have on Fortnite. Until that happens, we will keep you updated with any news.

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Dead or Alive 6: Deluxe demo available today

While the release of the next installment of the Dead or Alive series, developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo, is coming soon, you will be able to try it free for 2 days. Indeed, Dead or Alive 6, after being postponed, will be released on March 1st on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. And it is through a tweet published by Koei Tecmo that we learned that a deluxe demo, acting as an open beta, will be held from February 22 to 25 on PS4 and Xbox One for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The demo is available right now.

In the last few weeks, several trailers have been published to present the different characters of Dead or Alive 6. If you already have your favorites, here is good news. In this Deluxe demo, the 24 characters of the game will be playable! As for the rest of the content, you can have a preview of the story mode, however, only the intro will be available, not to spoil the players we imagine. You will also have plenty of time to try the different characters in the training mode, that includes a tutorial and a free training mode, as well as the “combo challenge” and the “command training”. Finally, if this demo is reserved for players with a subscription, it’s not for nothing, because you can also try the multiplayer during online games.

Dead or Alive 6 – Jann Lee VS Zack

Be aware that Team Ninja warns us on its official website that “The online versus mode of this” Deluxe Demo “will include only a limited number of features and will therefore be different from the final product”. This is the opportunity to discover Dead or Alive 6 as a whole, while keeping some surprises for the official release.

And to find Dead or Alive 6 at the best price, whatever your platform is, just go to our comparator.

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A full list of Jump Force DLC Characters has been leaked

Jump Force by Bandai Namco


Jump Force
is a massive manga crossover that features most of your favorite anime heroes. It offers you forty-two playable characters from the most famous series in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and will also have nine extra characters that will be added to the game through DLC, coming this May. Many fans have been speculating about who the new characters will be and they are already eagerly waiting for their release.

It could have been a long wait until their names were made public if not for a data miner named SergioM3 who leaked the full list of the Jump Force DLC characters. It hasn’t been a full week since the game launched but miners like Sergio just couldn’t keep their hands off and had to know who are the possible Jump Force DLC characters.

SergioM3 managed to datamine the game’s files after the 1.03 update. There, he found the list of the DLC characters neatly stacked. The nine characters are as follows:

Jump Force Character Pass coming this May

  • Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Biscuit Krueger (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Katsugi Bakugo (My Hero Academia)
  • All Might (My Hero Academia)
  • Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (Bleach)
  • Hitsugaya Toshiro (Bleach)
  • Set Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

 
Nonetheless, this leak has caused some problems among players. Some fans find the list satisfying enough while others stopped playing it because their favorite characters aren’t added as part of the Jump Force DLC characters. Everything is a still a rumor until Bandai Namco releases their official statement but looking at the video by SergioM3, it does look pretty convincing.

Regardless of the list, you should remember that if you bought the Ultimate Edition of the game you will get all the nine Jump Force DLC characters for free but if you have the standard edition, you will need to purchase the Character Pass to get those extra characters.
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Thimbleweed Park is free on Epic Games Store

Fortnite creators have a good habit of giving away free games every now and then through their gaming platform. Super Meat Boy and Subnautica have been a couple of examples since they started with this policy, but now it´s the turn of a new title. You can get Thimbleweed Park on Epic Games Store already, completely free of charge. All you need to do is visit the store page, log in with your account or create a new one if you don’t have one, and then claim the game. It will be added to your list of games permanently so you can install and play it anytime you want.

Thimbleweed Park is a third-person graphic adventure with a style similar to classic games like Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentacle. The game takes place in an unfrequented town that shares the name of the game. Thimbleweed Park seems to be your average little town where nothing happens, but things get complicated when a corpse appears floating in the river. FBI agents Ray and Reyes are sent to investigate the murder. When they arrive at the place and start talking to the inhabitants, they realize that there is far more than what they expected behind this crime and that in Thimbleweed Park, no matter how tranquil the place seems to be, everyone has secrets they want to hide.

Thimbleweed Park is already available to be claimed for free on Epic Games Store, and it will stay like that until March 7, 2019. You have enough time to decide if you want it or not. After that, a new title will replace it. In this case, it will be Slime Rancher, a first-person shooter where you will have to fight and capture slimes.

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered: Exclusive Features for Nintendo Switch

We talked about it in a previous article, the launch of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on Nintendo Switch was announced during the last Nintendo Direct on February 13th.

Offered free of charge to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass holders, this remastered version will be released on Xbox One, PC, and PS4 on March 29th. Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait a bit longer, until May 21st. A number of improvements will be available on all platforms, such as a graphics redesign. The game will run on 4K on Xbox One X, PC, and PS4 Pro and on 1080p on Xbox One and PS4. It will support HDR too. The visual aspect will be better overall, with improved lighting effects and textures, as well as new character models. The game will also be more realistic with denser crowds and richer landscapes.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered – Light Effects

This new version will also integrate the three DLC “Benedict Arnold Missions,” “The Forgotten Secrets”, and “The Tyranny of King Washington”, as well as Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation as a bonus. In terms of features, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is not a remake. Few changes are to be expected, although Ubisoft said some game mechanics may change. This is going to be the case on the Nintendo Switch version specifically because the game will use some features specific to the console, which we detail you right away.

Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console, you can play with it both in lounge mode or in portable mode. The interface has been redesigned and optimized to perfectly fit the console, and it will be possible to interact with it using the touch screen functionality. The game will also make use of the HD vibrations of the joy-con. Also, it will be possible to use the motion sensors to aim.

For an overview of the rendering of Assassin ‘s Creed III Remastered on Nintendo Switch, here is the trailer published on Ubisoft’s channel:

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be released on March 29 on Xbox One, PC, and PS4, and May 21st on Nintendo Switch. Visit our comparator to get it at the best price.

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