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Gigabuster – A Mega Man X inspired action platformer with bags of potential

gigabuster titleGigabuster is not the only game to have ever drawn inspiration from the evergreen Mega Man X games and why should it be? The Mega Man X series on the SNES and PS1 was a genre defining series that will likely live on in the hearts of many gamers for the rest of their lives. So it’s no wonder why so many Indie developers choose to create games that are heavily inspired by this classic series. When you think of the Mega Man X games, you think of 16 bit graphics, fast-paced action gameplay, enemies exploding, upgrading weapons and an epic sound track. Gigabuster is shaping up to have all of these things but what sets it apart from being just a Mega Man X clone? What has me interested me about this game from what I have researched is the back story that the game offers, put that together with the fast-paced and over the top action gameplay in cool 16 bit visuals and you have a winner! It has certainly got my attention. Read more

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Omno – A beautiful journey awaits

Omno pic1Beautiful, that is the first word that springs to mind when I first set my eyes upon the world of Omno. The game looks visually stunning and nothing short of it, but add to it the level of atmosphere Omno creates and it instantly pulls you in. I must admit, I am a sucker for a deep atmosphere in games which is probably what has drawn me in so much about Omno. But atmosphere can only do so much, the gameplay needs to be impressive and after doing my research and watching gameplay videos, it is clear that there is more to Omno than what meets the eye. So please sit back, relax and allow me to explain to you why the gorgeous and intriguing world of Omno should be on your radar for when it releases next year. Read more

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A Link to the Past fans will love the look of Hazelnut Bastille

hazelnut bastille titleLet’s be honest here, there have been dozens of games that have come out since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was released way back on the SNES that have all drawn inspiration from the 16 bit classic. The fact that it never feels over saturated with these titles that draw such inspiration goes to show the sheer power that ALTTP holds, everybody loves it and everybody is welcoming when an inspired game is announced. That being said, a Zelda clone that’s purpose is purely to make money for being exactly like Zelda is something fans may scoff at but Hazelnut Bastille is no such game. Yes it clearly draws inspiration from ALTTP but it clearly holds its own cards in its hand and has more than enough reasons to keep gamers interested other than the way it looks. Read more

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Bushiden – A Metroidvania worth supporting

bushiden titleLiterally dozens of gaming projects are added to Kickstarter all the time, so many in fact that it can be a daunting exercise trying to establish which campaigns are worthy of at least your attention. Fear not, I have done the research for you and found a game that I have personally picked over hundreds of others and have determined that it could be the next game on every Metroidvania fans wish list. I am fully aware that a Metroidvania style game isn’t exactly a ground breaking genre these days and that there are so many of them in existence at this point but that doesn’t mean to say that there are too many. You can never have too much of a good thing and Bushiden is a promising looking Metroidvania game that is shaping up to be a very welcome addition to the ever growing genre. Let’s have a closer look at what Pixel Arc Studios have been cooking up for us. Read more