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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Trailers and Length

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With the impending release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses on July 26, Nintendo has started releasing trailers detailing the multiple houses in the game. The ambitious Nintendo Switch title was recently shown off at E3 2019, showing off a bunch of gameplay. Since then, Nintendo has upped their marketing campaign for the game. The three houses you can join in the game are the Blue Lion House, the Black Eagle House, and the Golden Deer House. Nintendo has only released trailers for the Black Eagle House and Blue Lion House, which you can check out below.

FE: Three Houses – Welcome to the Blue Lion House Trailer

 

FE: Three Houses – Welcome to the Black Eagle House Trailer

 

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Is How Long?!

 

A French interview with game director Toshiyuki Kasukihara has been translated by Gamesradar+, in which it’s claimed that Three Houses will take 80 to 200+ hours to complete. Excuse me, what did that last sentence say?! You read that right: 200+ hours. The game will also be receiving DLC after it launches, increasing the game length further. Check out Toshiyuki Kasukihara’s quote below:

“To finish the game with just one of the three houses, it took me 80 hours. I did not cut the vocals or cutscenes, of course. So if you want to do the three paths, it can take you more than 200 hours.”

Fire Emblem Three Houses screenshot of units

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Are you excited about the latest installment in the Fire Emblem series? Sound off in the comments section below and keep your eyes on Sick Critic for all your latest gaming news, features, and reviews. And make sure to look out for my future Fire Emblem: Three Houses review, which should be out shortly after the release of the game. Until then, I’ll keep playing Fire Emblem: Heroes every day on my phone because I’m addicted to it and have no self-control.

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Review

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If you missed out on BlazBlue: Central Fiction on other platforms, this is your chance to finally jump in on Nintendo Switch. 

BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition is the fourth entry in the series, which originally launched two years ago — along with all released DLC. You don’t need to play the previous entries unless you’re really interested in story mode. You’ll have a great time even if you’re not invested in the story, but that really depends on whether or not this is your type of game.

 

BlazBlue’s Anime-Like Story

 

Without getting too much into the story (I’m not a huge expert myself, having only played Calamity Trigger previously), this is the fourth chapter in the BlazBlue series. You mainly follow Ragna the Bloodedge in his amnesia-filled, sarcasm-infused quest to remember who he is. The cast is quirkier than your average bullet-sponge soldiers and mana-casting mages — they’ll quickly win your heart.

The Japanese influence is on full display here, but don’t let that turn you away. Well, maybe you should if you’re not into that type of thing. If you fall into that camp, you can enjoy BlazBlue: Central Fiction without having to play the story mode. Story mode is more of a study of the characters you’re using in-game. 

I would say that the story mode in BlazBlue is pretty decent. There are definitely some tired cliches and messy tropes that are used throughout, but I found it to be enjoyable enough to hold my interest for short periods of time. 

Blazing-Fast Gameplay

 

BlazBlue has always felt like one of the more difficult fighting games to master. There are numerous, unforgiving combo inputs that require absolute accuracy. The game knows this, as it gives you the option to switch to a more simplified control scheme which favors less complicated inputs. Being the stubborn, “hardcore” gamer that I am, I refuse to play with simplified controls. I’ve come to the conclusion I’m not quite as hardcore as I led myself to believe.

BlazBlue Central Fiction Fighting Screenshot

I’ve played a lot of fighting games but I just can’t quite get a hang of BlazBlue’s controls. There are certain combos that I can’t do, no matter how many times the tutorial has me retry them. That’s not so much the game’s fault but it should be an indicator of what you should expect. 

The main way you’ll be experiencing this game (I’m assuming) is through V.S. Mode. There’s a really diverse cast of Japanese boys and girls to pick. There will be some you click with more than others right off the bat. Some of them may even surprise you. 

If you’re more of an online person, you can take the game there as well. The problem is that online is mostly abandoned. There aren’t enough people playing — at least, not in North America — to join more than a match every who-knows-how-long. It’s a shame, but it makes sense when you think about it. This is an old game port, so most people probably play on other consoles. Either way, it’s a disappointment if you want to play online.

Pixel-Bound Presentation

 

There’s not much to dislike about BlazBlue’s presentation. The graphics are crisp, animations beautiful, and the framerate

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Dead Cells Content Update 13 Out For Consoles

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A new Dead Cells content update, lovingly dubbed Update the 13th by developer Motion Twins, is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch (it was previously released for PC). The shiny content update primarily focuses on a multitude of balancing tweaks, bug fixes, and a variety of changes based on community feedback that Motion Twin received. The developer has been incredibly open to community feedback, incorporating a plethora of changes based on fans’ requests. They’ve also made minor graphical and musical changes throughout the game, making it just a bit prettier to look at and listen to.

Promotional art for Dead Cells Update the 13th

You can check out the full patch notes for the 13th Dead Cells content update on the official website for the game. They’re really long, so make sure you have the time to read them before you click the link (I mostly just skipped past cause there are so many; sue me).

You can also read through our original Sick Critic Dead Cells review if you’re still unsure about buying the game.

Rise of the Giant DLC

Recently, Motion Twin released the Rise of the Giant DLC on all platforms, including Nintendo Switch. This was a more significant update and added a few new game modes, spicy weapons, gnarly enemies, and even a whole boss to the already challenging game. If you missed out on the huge content update, you can check out the trailer for the latest DLC down below. Also be sure to check out Dead Cells: How to Survive Early On if you’re new to the game and need some pointers.

Are you still playing Dead Cells or have you yet to pick up the rogue-like platformer? Maybe this update will get you back into playing the punishing indie game. Share your experiences with the game down in the comments!

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The Endless Mission Voice Cast Revealed


E-Line Media has announced the talent that will voice their upcoming title The Endless Mission.

Voice actors Laura Bailey,, Alix Wilton Regan, Jennifer Hale, Sara Amini, and Courtenay Taylor will all lend their talents for the release. Some may recognize them from their work on such franchises as Halo, Mass Effect, Fallout, Dragon Age, Assassin’s Creed, and Diablo.

Hear them in action with the trailer below:

The Endless Mission | Cast Announcement #VoiceActing #Gaming

The Endless Mission has players enter a digital world, where they can fundamentally alter the framework around them. The game will arrive on Steam Early Access this summer.

Source: Press Release
The Endless Mission Voice Cast Revealed

E-Line Media has announced the talent that will voice their upcoming title The Endless Mission

Man of Medan Gets Multiplayer Trailer

See the multiplayer modes of Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco’s The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan with the latest trailer for the game

GTA Online Stunt Races Paying Double This Week

Rockstar Games announced today that GTA Online racers can earn themselves Double Rewards across all Rockstar Created and Verified Stunt Races this week

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Reveals Monster Subspecies

Capcom has released a new video for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne that takes a closer look at monster subspecies, the new gathering hub, and other highlights

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Man of Medan Gets Multiplayer Trailer


See the multiplayer modes of Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco’s The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan with the latest trailer for the game.

Players can experience this title with others with both the Shared Story Mode and the Movie Night Mode. The Shared Story Mode features two-player online co-op and features a different perspective from the single-player experience. The Movie Night Mode has players experience the game locally in a group of up to five players with one controller, with achievements and rewards for each player.

See it in action below

The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan: Multiplayer Announcement | PS4, X1, and PC

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 30.

Source: Press Release
Man of Medan Gets Multiplayer Trailer

See the multiplayer modes of Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco’s The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan with the latest trailer for the game

GTA Online Stunt Races Paying Double This Week

Rockstar Games announced today that GTA Online racers can earn themselves Double Rewards across all Rockstar Created and Verified Stunt Races this week

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Reveals Monster Subspecies

Capcom has released a new video for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne that takes a closer look at monster subspecies, the new gathering hub, and other highlights

GRID Gets Gameplay Trailer

Deep Silver and Codemasters recently released a gameplay trailer for their upcoming title GRID

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GTA Online Stunt Races Paying Double This Week


Rockstar Games announced today that GTA Online racers can earn themselves Double Rewards across all Rockstar Created and Verified Stunt Races this week.

In addition to all Rockstar Stunt Races doling out Double Rewards this week, there will also be Double Bodyguard & Associate Salaries.

Finally, players can net themselves 40% off the following:

  • Mobile Operations Center Cabs, Renovations & Bays
  • Mammoth Avenger, Renovations & Add-ons
  • Benefactor Terrorbyte
  • Facilities
  • Hangars
  • Executive Offices
  • Special Cargo Warehouses
  • Bunkers
  • Biker Clubhouses & Businesses
  • Nightclubs, Renovations & Add-ons
  • Nightclub Garages
Source: Press Release
GTA Online Stunt Races Paying Double This Week

Rockstar Games announced today that GTA Online racers can earn themselves Double Rewards across all Rockstar Created and Verified Stunt Races this week

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Reveals Monster Subspecies

Capcom has released a new video for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne that takes a closer look at monster subspecies, the new gathering hub, and other highlights

GRID Gets Gameplay Trailer

Deep Silver and Codemasters recently released a gameplay trailer for their upcoming title GRID

Moons of Madness Gets 12 Minute Gameplay Video

Rock Pocket Games and Funcom have released a new gameplay video for their upcoming “Lovecraft in space” title Moons of Madness

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Codemasters launches a new GRID gameplay video

After the announcement of a delay in the release date of the new installment in the GRID series last week, Codemasters seems to be doing what they promised: “giving more exposure to the game”. That was the main reason they came up with to justify the delay of GRID launch until October 11th. One week later we are getting more gameplay footage with a new video that lets us take a peek some new racing locations.

We already know that the 2019 reboot of GRID will let us race through places like the Brands Hatch circuit in England or the streets of Havana, but it has been revealed that the game will include some other locations, like Zhejiang, China or San Francisco. We expect to see more in the following weeks, of course.

After watching the video, many of you will probably be wondering what has happened with one of the main features in the series, that is the destructibility of the cars. Don’t worry about it; Codemasters has confirmed that it’s not showing in the videos because they are still giving some finishing touches to the feature, but they have promised that it will be in the game at launch.

GRID – Havana

The Pontiac Firebird Modified and Chevrolet Camaro SSX Concept that you can see racing in the video are just a tiny part of the incredible cars that you will be able to drive in GRID. You could see the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R last week, and we hope to see a few more before the game launches.

Remember that even if GRID official launch date is October 11th, you can start playing three days earlier if you purchase the Ultimate Edition of the game. GRID 2019 will be available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox One, but it will also be one of the games that Google Stadia users can play once it launches.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Reveals Monster Subspecies

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Capcom has released a new video for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne that takes a closer look at monster subspecies, the new gathering hub, and other highlights.

Subspecies monsters have been added to this expansion, and will provide extreme, twisted variations that increase the difficulty. Additions include the brute wyvern Fulgur Anjanath and the fanged wyvern Ebony Odogaron.

Also included in this expansion is a streamlined Gathering Hub in an interactive hot spring that features more centralized features and facilities. Both hunters and Palicoes can conveniently manage all of their pre-hunt necessities, utilizing the resource center to manage bounties, the Smithy to craft gear, or even using botanical research to harvest items. “My Room” is also included, and will include personalization options such as furniture, décor, and colors. A post-launch update will also be included, allowing players to visit each other’s spaces.

See these things in action with the new developer diary below:

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – Developer Diary 01 | PS4

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will come out on September 6 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release following in the winter.

Source: Press Release
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Trailer Reveals Monster Subspecies

Capcom has released a new video for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne that takes a closer look at monster subspecies, the new gathering hub, and other highlights

GRID Gets Gameplay Trailer

Deep Silver and Codemasters recently released a gameplay trailer for their upcoming title GRID

Moons of Madness Gets 12 Minute Gameplay Video

Rock Pocket Games and Funcom have released a new gameplay video for their upcoming “Lovecraft in space” title Moons of Madness

Stranded Sails Coming to Consoles This October

Merge Games, Lemonbomb Entertainment, and rokapublish are teaming up to bring Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands to consoles this October

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New free content for The Division 2 releases this month

Ubisoft is following Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 roadmap without delays and therefore we will see the launch of more content for the game this month. The Division 2 Episode 1 – D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions will be the second free major content update released for the game after launch, and it will continue the story after the events in Invasion: Battle for D.C. taking us to the neighboring areas to accomplish several missions.

The Division 2: Episode 1 – DC Outskirts: Expeditions includes two new missions for the players. In Camp White Oak, the Agents will have to assault a heavily defended presidential compound where Andrew Ellis is hiding. The president has been branded as a traitor, and he has to pay for his crimes. In Manning National Zoo, Agents will have to eliminate the leader of the Outcasts after she managed to escape from D.C. If you don’t kill her, she will undoubtedly reform her troops and come back at you for vengeance.

If you think you lack firepower, this content update is bringing a few new weapons for your arsenal, including the Diamondback Rifle, Stoner LMG, and Carbine 7. You will be able to get a new piece of exotic gear too, the BTSU Datagloves. Equipped with those you should pack enough of a punch to face anything that the enemies could throw at you.

There is also a new type of experience in The Division 2: Episode 1 – DC Outskirts: Expeditions, and that´s the one that gives the name to the update. Expeditions are divided into three different wings that will be released one by one on a weekly basis. Each of them has a different theme, and if you complete them all, you will be granted special rewards. Agents are sent to Kenly College, where a military convoy full of valuable supplies has disapeared. They will explore Kenly Library, Kenly Metro Station and finally Kenly Student Union in a mission to rescue any survivors and find out what exactly has happened.

The Division 2 – Kenly College

This update will be available to all players on July 30th, but The Division 2 Year 1 Pass holders will have access to everything it has to offer a week earlier than that. They will also get two new exclusive classified assignments in Washington’s Central Aquarium and NSA Site B13.

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Blazing Chrome Review

Those with a dying thirst for run-and-guns, rejoice: JoyMasher and The Arcade Crew have answered your prayers with their new title Blazing Chrome. The genre has been taking a power nap since the days of MC Hammer and Pogs – does this game make up for lost time?

Blazing Chrome Review

The far off year of A.D. 21XX isn’t looking too hot. The Great War happened decades ago, and humankind was on the losing end. As one of the members of the Resistance Camp, Marva teams up with the “converted toaster” Doyle to fight back as humanity’s last hope. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but the plot is just an excuse to blast away everything in sight.

And blast away you shall. Even on Normal, enemies in this run-and-gun come at you from all angles. Though the goal of each stage is to progress to the end and take down the boss, the sheer amount of fire, lasers, and creatures lunging out at you make this anything but easy. Each character goes down in one hit too, so protecting your hide is of the upmost importance.

Of course, both Marva and Doyle have the proper tools for the job. A default blaster gets the job done, but power-ups dropped by crates can help give these characters an edge. Some are more powerful than others – while lasers and whips are certainly deadly, it’s the Grenade Launcher that levels the playing field. Some may think of this as imbalanced, like the Spread Shot in Contra or the Laser Gun in Metal Slug; however, power-ups disappear if equipped when dying, so think of this mechanic akin to a glass cannon.

Support also comes in the form of Bots and robots. Coming in the form of Attack, Defense, and Speed, these Bots are welcome additions that change things up. Players can also hop into giant robots, which possess additional firepower and can take a handful of hits. Certain areas offer areas that allow players to use these robotic allies’ skills to net additional power-ups, so it pays to be diligent.

Blazing Chrome will take players through six different stages, with players choosing the order of the first four. There’s certainly no shortage of variety – speeding trains, comm towers high in the sky, and snowy outposts round out the lot. The game likes to keep players on their toes too – one section will have players manning a jetpack, while another has players navigating threats on a hoverbike.

Note that although the game is on the challenging side, it is never unfair. During our playthrough on Normal, we were able to restart from multiple checkpoints, making things manageable. Bosses all have tells, and though there can be multiple enemies and threats at any given time, a mixture of memorization and muscle memory will help players come out ahead. Of course, if this proves to be child’s play for the veterans among us, a Hardcore mode can also be unlocked.

Rounding things out is a stellar presentation that combines retro aesthetics with modern touches. The attention-to-detail is striking – everything from the scaling to the digitized voice samples feels like a Neo-Geo or Genesis title from the 90s. It never looked dated though; …

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