If you're to believe Fatshark and Games Workshop, the then End Times are nigh. On October 23rd, you can take up arms as one of 6 characters and protect your nation from a sudden, violent end. The Skaven have organized and pulled themselves out from the shadows, and plan to drown the world in filth and pestilence. You can't have that, right? Before you run into battle, it may behoove you to sit back and learn a thing or two about the furry rodent menace.
The relationship between the tabletop RPG and the video game has never really been in question. The early home gaming days, with stand out titles like Dragon Warrior, Ultima, and Final Fantasy, all borrowed pretty heavily from Gygaxian game design. Even now, the relationship between the types of games are closer than ever, with dozens of interactive forms of digital media based on Dungeons and Dragons, Vampire: The Masquerade, etc. These settings - or sets of worlds, lore, and rules that govern the game - are diverse and touch every corner of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. There are a few settings that haven't found their way to video games yet, and I think now is the time.
The Bard’s Tale, the legendary fantasy cRPG from thirty years ago, is being reimagined in an exciting sequel from Brian Fargo, the game’s original creator, and inXile Entertainment.The Bard’s Tale IV will feature maze-like, puzzle-filled dungeons and plenty of phase-based combat. Want to learn more? Gamepedia is proud to present the Official The Bard’s Tale Wiki, a growing resource for learning more about the upcoming game.
Is there any institution more filled with more excitement and serendipity than marriage? As stressful as it can be putting together a huge celebration, it's hard to be anything but joyous when you're among the friends and loved ones of two people deciding to spend their lives together. There's no more recognizable and infectiously gleeful social ritual than a wedding, and the best turn up in all of your media, including books, movies, and sometimes even video games.
We've been conditioned to assume that by the time the credits role on our favorite video games, that we will have buttoned up the story, save the princess, and the world will be saved. We've come to expect that sort of closure. Some of the best games buck that trend, and risk an unsatisfying closure in order to tell a different sort of story, or shift the focus away from the act of winning to some other greater moral. Many times, that means a game is going to bum you out. The following is a selection of games who are really good at that.
Our September Editor of the Month, ILeonx, dedicates countless hours and tons of effort to the Minecraft Wiki. He was nominated by several of his peers that felt his commitment should be rewarded! We asked ILeonx to complete a short interview so other Gamepedia users could get to know our newest Editor of the Month! Congratulations, ILeonx, and thanks for doing so much for the Minecraft Wiki!
It's not always necessary to know the exact math behind how my sword's attack rating translates to damage on an enemy, especially if getting higher attack rating's consistently means doing more damage. The problem becomes when there are entire actions being taken by the game to compensate choices I didn't know I was making to achieve some end goal that I didn't know existed. When the player can't control his own destiny, and doesn't even know this destiny exists, devs start tiptoeing on a fine line between engaging mystery and frustrating obfuscation. Here's a few of those line walkers.
The Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, and with it many surprise announcements regarding big name franchises popular in the East, and relevant world wide. Some involved new installments in long running franchises, some were wholly new IPs from established developers. Either way, the hype was real this weekend, and we have a collection of some of the stand out games of the show, in trailer form.
Back when our systems weren't so powerful, and we couldn't rely on "realism", we were way more willing to let our imaginations run wild. Because of it, the 90's is a time period with some of the strangest, most colorful, most recognizably unique mascots and characters in all of game. Let's take a trip down memory lane together and browse a sampling of what the 90's had to offer.
Comic book movies have become the new pop culture fad since the end of the last decade. There were comic book movies before the like of Iron Man and The Dark Knight, but none were particularly stellar until Spider-Man 2, and even then they weren't very consistent. Comic book heroes and villain's big cross over territory was generally video games, with hundreds of title spanning 8 console generations. The bar for what a "good" comic book game is was consistently raised over the year, and even though they aren't as popular as they used to be, these comic book games will stand the test of time.