Archive for the ‘Trailers’ Category

As I have mentioned, 2016 has so far been a rubbish year, but it is predicting bright things for the future. Not only was there an announcement of a new Nier game, but there are signs of a remastered Final Fantasy XII, in my eyes, the best game of that series so far.

This remastered version will introduce the Zodiac Job System, which the European and North American versions never had, a newly recorded soundtrack and a way better save system (my word, those save crystals were the bane of my life!). I’m expecting great things.

On a separate note, does anyone want to buy me a PS4? It looks like I am going to need one.

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So I’ve been quiet this year, but then 2016 has been something of a wash-out for me at least, so I’m just keeping my head down and focusing on not going mad. But this is something that I can’t resist sharing, a little glimmer of light in this doom and gloom year.

It’s new footage from the upcoming game NieR Automata.

The distant future…

Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon.

You play as YoRHa, a series of androids designed to combat the alien invaders. The female is 2B (YoRHa No. 2 Model B) and the male is 9S.

If you’re interested, there is also a video of gameplay footage below, with commentary from some of the team behind the game. Although the enemies are not like the ones in the first game, I’m sure you’ll agree that there is something quite familiar about them… Horribly familiar…

I’m pretty sure this game is going to be just as heart-breaking as the first.

 

 

So, they’ve given what was formerly known as “Nier: New Project” a proper name. NieR: Automata.
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With many of the original NieR team returning and new members such as Akihiko Yoshida, responsible for character design in my other favourite game (FFXII) and the Platinum Games people, this looks set to be awesome. Check out the trailer:

Although penned as a sequel to 2010’s NieR, you don’t actually have to have played that game, nor any of the Drakengard series (from which NieR was a spin-off) for it to make sense. It’s a very weird game and that’s all you need to know.

The story of Automata is set on Earth, after mankind fled to the moon during an invasion by mechanical lifeforms with superior weaponry. Now, mankind are using their own androids to take back their planet. That’s the girl you see in that trailer. Its name is YoRHa 2 Model: B – 2B for short – and it is an android, not a woman.

The original NieR story is linked to this only by location. Although some of the characters from that game may be mentioned, they are unlikely to appear. The gameplay, however, will be more similar, with a range of different play styles to keep the audience on their toes. You can almost guarantee that it will have multiple endings, the story won’t be anything like what you were expecting and there are going to be some ridiculously oversized swords in play. Oh, and the game’s producer says it will have a happy ending… just like the first NieR…

Currently, the game is only set for release on PS4, but no date has been given.

Yet another trailer for you and this one looks creepy. Set in the 1940s with a strong film noir feel, Dollhouse follows detective Marie as she tries to discover who she really is. The greatest part of it all is that you decide. Discover memories along the way and choose which to keep and which to forget in order to define Marie’s personality and change the narrative. The game claims to create a horror feel through the use of suspense rather than jump scares (I remember when Resident Evil used to be like that), which would make a nice change from all the stuff thrown in your face by most ‘horror’ games, films and TV shows of recent times. (more…)

If the music in this game is anything like the music in the trailer, this one is going to be a killer. From Gentlymad and Headup Games, In Between in the story of a man dying from cancer — the happy ending of a man dying of cancer.It’s a puzzle-solving game at heart where you must use gravity to guide the man through a series of mazes and obstacles. Along the way, you will uncover the man’s story and struggle for existence. Due for release on August 21st (this Friday), In Between will be available for PC, Mac and Linux through Steam (and other stores).

This looks like a nice game. There are no goals, no competitions, no puzzles to solve, just a bird to guide through the skies, gathering a flock. As far as I can tell, you guide the bird through a series of beautiful backgrounds to a gorgeous soundtrack, just gathering more birds for your flock.

The game tells a story with no words, aiming to create a relaxing and uplifting adventure, taking away the stresses of everyday life and making you feel a little better. Actually, just watching the trailer made me smile, so I’m sure the game will too. And in a world where a lot of games are just as stressful as some jobs, this is going to make a nice change of pace.

Trailer: Stories

Posted: August 15, 2015 in Trailers
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So here’s a pretty cool looking game. Stories seems to be part RPG, part interactive-story and beautifully illustrated.

Sky corsair Reynardo is the last line of defence against an armada about to overtake his world. He fights against impossible odds, knowing that the fate of everything he holds dear rests on his shoulders.

The main characters are a rabbit and a fox (either an unlikely partnership or an age-old rivalry) and the choices you make in this game affect everything, such as the rest of the game’s plot and the behaviour of other characters. This should mean that it will be different on every play-through, hopefully giving the game a bit of longevity. I’m looking forward to seeing hoe well they execute this.