Results for Tag "Role Playing"

It’s survival of the dimmest in Ark: Survival Evolved as we embrace its silly side and have a Jurassic lark

Posted 05/24 16:58 in Gaming | 0comments

It’s survival of the dimmest in Ark: Survival Evolved as we embrace its silly side and have a Jurassic lark

You really have to cherish these endearing (if pointless) moments of survivor bonding, because Ark really is a savage beast.Faced with this relentless circle of death I decide to try to walk to one of Ark’s many resplendent towers.

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BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins gave us a grand but sometimes flat fantasy world

Posted 05/26 14:01 in Gaming | 0comments

BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins gave us a grand but sometimes flat fantasy world

It’s hard to believe that two months separated the first game in the Dragon Age series and the sequel to Mass Effect.In 2014, Dragon Age: Inquisition’s rich colours and gigantic environments finally managed to make this backdrop seem awe-inspiring.

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The most ludicrously impractical RPG weapons

Posted 05/30 12:28 in Gaming | 0comments

The most ludicrously impractical RPG weapons

It's up to you to find out, and maybe start hitting the gym if you're planning on swinging any of these over your head.We break bones, bruise them, and you can bet that after we're dead they only decrease in usefulness.

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Can we all please agree that being the 'chosen one' in RPGs needs to stop?

Posted 06/01 17:41 in Gaming | 0comments

Can we all please agree that being the 'chosen one' in RPGs needs to stop?

The ‘chosen one’ main quest trope needs to stop.It makes sense to have her as the chosen one as she’s already a defined protagonist, with an already-determined name and personality.

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Final Fantasy 15 wants to be a never-ending game, and I've made my peace with that

Posted 06/01 22:10 in Gaming | 0comments

Final Fantasy 15 wants to be a never-ending game, and I've made my peace with that

When I finished Final Fantasy 15 for my review in the days leading up to release, I had expected that, other than the occasional DLC mission or tech fix, my experience was generally going to be the state of Final Fantasy 15.The idea to implement Final Fantasy 15's timed quests came from how players reacted to the Japan-only 'Judgement Disc' demo.

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Dark Souls' most famous city is as beautiful as it is deadly

Posted 06/07 13:31 in Gaming | 0comments

Dark Souls' most famous city is as beautiful as it is deadly

When reviews of the first Dark Souls surfaced, many writers likened their experience to a tour of Hell.If you spelunk deep enough below ground in Dark Souls, you’ll discover lakes and rivers of molten lava – not exactly subtle.

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The Final Fantasy 7 remake might be utterly brilliant, but it won't be the same

Posted 06/08 14:05 in Gaming | 0comments

The Final Fantasy 7 remake might be utterly brilliant, but it won't be the same

Final Fantasy 7 is being remade and I can’t help but be excited.I’m now 32 and the thought of loving a game, any game, as much as I adored FF7 back in the day is.

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Why Monster Hunter World’s shift to PS4 and Xbox One is essential for the survival of the series

Posted 06/13 22:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Why Monster Hunter World’s shift to PS4 and Xbox One is essential for the survival of the series

As a longtime, unapologetic fan of the Monster Hunter franchise, I felt my pulse quicken during the PS4 show at E3 2017 when I laid eyes on a character wielding a very Monster-Hunter-looking sword, battling very Monster-Hunter-looking beasts.When Monster Hunter World was properly announced, and upon learning that it would be available not just for PS4 but Xbox One and PC as well, anticipation turned to ecstasy.

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Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood review diary: 'Not the type of game you drop in for every odd expansion. It's a commitment.'

Posted 06/20 18:12 in Gaming | 0comments

Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood review diary: 'Not the type of game you drop in for every odd expansion. It's a commitment.'

Today marks the launch of the Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn expansion Stormblood.MMOs like FF14 are beastly affairs, and expansions like Stormblood are no different.

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21 little things that annoy us about Steam sales

Posted 06/28 18:02 in Gaming | 0comments

21 little things that annoy us about Steam sales

It's not the singing birds in the trees that's alerted us to the fact, nor the blistering heat, nor even the fact that at last the chime of the ice-cream truck is like a beacon of hope.No, it's the fact that the Steam Summer Sale has begun.

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The best Legend of Zelda games of all time

Posted 07/03 23:08 in Gaming | 0comments

The best Legend of Zelda games of all time

What follows is a list of the ten best games in the Legend of Zelda franchise, each one representing different but equally important eras in the series' long and varied history.Ocarina of Time is one of the most historically important games of all time.

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Making friends in Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City – the final DLC for Miyazaki’s RPG

Posted 07/25 14:01 in Gaming | 0comments

Making friends in Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City – the final DLC for Miyazaki’s RPG

I have discovered a weapon that encapsulates Dark Souls.I’ve completed Dark Souls 3, but, after getting stuck on the boss of Archdragon Peak, I haven’t played it for months.

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There was a time when RPGs weren’t on consoles, but Morrowind changed everything

Posted 08/04 14:06 in Gaming | 0comments

There was a time when RPGs weren’t on consoles, but Morrowind changed everything

In 2002, it would’ve taken some nerve for a game like Morrowind to show its ash-covered, grubby face on home consoles.Ask a console gamer back then about RPGs, and they’d probably start harping on about the Final Fantasy series.

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Searching for a master swordsman on the journey to hell in Final Fantasy 15’s Episode Gladio DLC

Posted 08/11 14:02 in Gaming | 0comments

Searching for a master swordsman on the journey to hell in Final Fantasy 15’s Episode Gladio DLC

Final Fantasy 15 is clearly unfinished, but no game has got under my skin this much in years.Loving FF15, then, takes a certain kind of resilience and investment in its four main characters.

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Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom adds tactical skirmish combat to its cocktail of cute

Posted 08/24 00:02 in Gaming | 0comments

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom adds tactical skirmish combat to its cocktail of cute

It was the kind of game you started but, eventually, started avoiding after work and never quite got around to finishing.The good news is Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom has built a slicker, better combat system to go alongside the still-disarming visuals.

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Ignore Target, Bethesda has said no to Game of Thrones already

Posted 08/28 23:44 in Gaming | 0comments

Ignore Target, Bethesda has said no to Game of Thrones already

I know we're all mad with grief that Game of Thrones has finished for another season, but are we hallucinating, or is Target trying to tell us that Bethesda is working on a Westeros-themed title?The ever-vigilant users of Reddit spotted this errant retail listing, and our little hearts swelled with hope.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole - a surprisingly deep RPG, a predictably sick sense of humour

Posted 09/07 18:02 in Gaming | 0comments

South Park: The Fractured But Whole - a surprisingly deep RPG, a predictably sick sense of humour

The first thing I do in South Park: The Fractured But Whole is take a shit.You start The Fractured But Whole playing as the King of Koopa Kingdom, with characters picking up - pretty much - where they left off from the end of Stick of Truth.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole's race choice won't *actually* affect difficulty, says Ubisoft

Posted 09/07 23:32 in Gaming | 0comments

South Park: The Fractured But Whole's race choice won't *actually* affect difficulty, says Ubisoft

We reached out to the game's publisher, Ubisoft, who confirmed that it's just a joke and that it doesn't affect combat difficulty or any other aspect of gameplay difficulty.The slider changes skin tone, but it's purely cosmetic.

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Child of Light Confessions location guide - free with PlayStation Plus (EU) in September 2017

Posted 09/15 18:20 in Gaming | 0comments

Child of Light Confessions location guide - free with PlayStation Plus (EU) in September 2017

If you're in the EU, then Child of Light is one of your free PlayStation Plus games for September 2017, so there's never been a better time to explore its enchanting world and track down a set of collectibles in the form of diary pages flapping in the breeze.In total, there are 16 of these to find and each adds a new Confession to your book, helping to reveal the complete story and unlocking the Perfect Sonnet Trophy or Achievement once you have them all.

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