Tag Archives: Action RPGs

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition out tomorrow on PS4

Rinsed every last bit of loot from Diablo III, PS4 gamers? Then you’ll want to take a look at the return of a legend as Gauntlet makes its PS4 debut. Gauntlet: Slayer Edition launches tomorrow for £15.99 on PS4, giving you and three pals the chance to adventure through the new version of the recent PC remake.

The Slayer Edition comes with fresh abilities, extra character customisation and optimised visuals, which should see the game outshine the original PC release. The original Gauntlet’s top-down multiplayer goblin basher was a huge influence on the action RPG genre and we’ve been waiting for this remake to hit consoles for a while now. Hungry for more? Check out the launch trailer below. Continue reading Gauntlet: Slayer Edition out tomorrow on PS4

Bombshell gets new gameplay trailer. Looks terrible

Bombshell is the game that emerged from the legal minefield between 3D Realms/Interceptor and Duke Nukem’ IP holders (and ruiners), Gearbox. Originally down as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, this top-down action RPG shooter has had a lead character swap and has been renamed Bombshell.

The game will release later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully much later this year, as it’s looking decidedly average at the moment. Think Diablo III meets Smash TV, but with none of the good bits. The proof is in the playing though and if you find yourself at QuakeCon next month you’ll be able to try it for out. You never know, it could turn out to be fun. Continue reading Bombshell gets new gameplay trailer. Looks terrible

Freedom Wars (Review)

freedom-wars-reviewOh Monster Hunter, why hast thou betrayed us so? After starting life with PlayStation, Capcom’s hit series has gone on to become a huge seller exclusively on Nintendo platforms, particularly the handhelds, leaving Sony desperate to come up with a similar winning formula for the PS Vita.

Last year Soul, Sacrifice made a valiant effort and in many ways succeeded, although it was a little too niche for its own good. And boy was it all sorts of brown. So step forward Freedom Wars, a futuristic take on the genre that sees players trying to work off larger chunks of a 1 million year prison sentence by slaying monsters and harvesting resources for ‘the greater good’. The world is ravaged by war and hunger and broken up into separate cities or Panopticons, with any child born beyond the strict family quotas imprisoned to earn their way back into society via this obscenely long sentence.

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The Sunday Seven – Beginner Tips for Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition


So, you patiently waited for the PS4/XO version of Diablo III, or Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition if we’re going with the full name. This new edition is stuffed with extra content, like the Reaper of Souls expansion, but you’re going to have to do some serious levelling before you can look the reaper in the eye.

For those of you that didn’t play the original Diablo III to death two years ago, we’ve put together seven top tips for all you new adventurers out there to make your life that little bit easier. Naturally, we’d love to hear any hints you might have whether you’re a Diablo regular or a newb with a hot tip.

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Dragon’s Crown (Review)

Dragon’s Crown is a fond throwback to classic side-scrolling beat ‘em ups like Streets of Rage, or more specifically, Golden Axe (you can totally ride dragons!). Stages involve going from left to right with a four-strong group consisting of knights, amazons, dwarves, elves, wizards or sorceresses. There’s a boss with a health bar as wide as your TV at the end of each one too, with one of them being a clever nod to a certain Monty Python film. Sold yet?

You’re spoilt for choice, with six different character types to choose from. They’re ranked from beginner to expert, but to be honest you’ll be fine going with whichever takes your fancy from the start and you’re allowed to have a few on the go at once.

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Wizard and Amazon Trailers For Dragon’s Crown

Here’s the latest batch of character gameplay videos for the upcoming side-scrolling beat em’ up / action RPG hybrid, Dragon’s Crown, for the PS3 and Vita. The Amazon warrior makes the previously-revealed top-heavy Sorceress look like a nun, with an outfit seemingly made of string. Questionable art direction aside, the game is looking like an old-school riot to play. Continue reading Wizard and Amazon Trailers For Dragon’s Crown

Code Of Princess Trailer For The 3DS

Fans of old-school scrolling beat ‘em ups should fix their eyes all over this new Code of Princess trailer. Featuring some terrific-looking action that’s very reminiscent of games like Guardian Heroes, this melee combat-heavy RPG is coming out October 10th in North America. Sadly, no date has been confirmed yet for Europe, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for you. Continue reading Code Of Princess Trailer For The 3DS