Preview: Dragon’s Dogma (360/PS3)

Dragon's Dogma Preview

There Be Dragons Here (But Not in This Demo)

Today, Capcom at long last treated international audiences to a taste of their coming-soon action RPG, Dragon’s Dogma. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network users were able to download the free demo as of today, which granted a sneak peek at two of the game’s missions, played with two different character classes, as well as get a jump on creating an avatar and a pawn – your main NPC party member – that will transfer into the game proper upon purchase next month. Continue reading

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Preview: The Journey Down – Chapter 1 (PC/Mac)

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“Out of Cash, Out of Luck, But Not Out of Stupid Ideas”

In the last few weeks, there have been several announcements from well-known ex-Sierra designers – first from Al Lowe and Jane Jensen and later from Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, detailing ways they’re each planning to contribute to a comeback of sorts for the old-school point-and-click adventure game genre. Continue reading

Preview: Natural Threat: Ominous Shores (PC)

Natural Threat Ominous Shores Preview

Little Shop of Horrors Meets The Ruins (Meets Where’s Waldo)

In its continuing quest to dominate the casual gaming sector, Alawar Entertainment is this week introducing its newest title in its ever-expanding line of hidden-object games. Natural Threat: Ominous Shores is a flora-focused seek ‘n’ find fright fest, though its slightly creepy atmosphere is by far still apropos for the younger gamer. Continue reading

Preview: Behind the Reflection 2 (PC)

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Ding, Dong, the Witch Is…Not Dead

Alawar Entertainment is set to release a sequel to Behind the Reflection, a gothic seek-n-find from their line of casual hidden object games. In the original title, players had to find clues in cluttered scenes and solve puzzles in order to help a mother save her son from the spell of an evil witch who had imprisoned his soul within a magic mirror. Well, the witch is back, and is up to her old tricks again. Continue reading

Trying to Rekindle the Spark – My First Impressions of Dragon Age II

Dragon Age 2 Demo

It’s no secret: I did not enjoy my time with BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins.  I’ve been pretty vocal about it, and I’ve probably made a few enemies because of it.  But I’ve not let myself be disgruntled to the point that I couldn’t see reason anymore.  I have routinely cited a very good reason for my displeasure with Dragon Age: the combat system, which all too often forced me to have to fight without a fully functioning party and quickly made me want to chuck my console into the nearest wood chipper! Continue reading