Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Ryu’s Musings – Surviving Mars (PC)

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Ryu Sheng |

surving-mars-box-artLanguage: English
Developer: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Format: Steam/PS4/XBox 1
Type: Survival, City Builder
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Colonize Mars and discover her secrets, with minimal casualties.

Welcome Home! The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars! All you need are supplies, oxygen, decades of training, experience with sandstorms, and a can-do attitude to discover the purpose of those weird black cubes that appeared out of nowhere. With a bit of sprucing up, this place is going to be awesome!

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.

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Ryu’s Musings – Subnautica

Posted on March 10th, 2018 by Ryu Sheng |

box artLanguage: English
Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Format: Steam
Type: Survival
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more – all while trying to survive.

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Ryu’s Musings – Elite Dangerous Horizons

Posted on February 21st, 2018 by Ryu Sheng |

367204-elite-dangerous-horizons-xbox-one-front-coverLanguage: English
Developer: Frontier
Publisher: Frontier
Format: Steam, Frontier, PS4, XBOX One
Type: Space Sandbox
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

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Ryu’s Musings – My Time in Portia (PC-Early Access)

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Ryu Sheng |

MyTimeInPortia23Language: English
Developer: Pathea Games
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
Format: Steam Early Access
Type: RPG, Simulation
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory, grow crops, raise animals, befriend the towns quirky inhabitants and uncover the mysteries this charming post-apocalyptic land has forgotten!

As always, let me preface this with a note of caution. This post is based on an Early Access Game, as such everything mentioned (both good and bad!) are subject to change. A follow up post will come either after a major update or final release.

I have to admit I picked this up purely because of it’s price, £12 over on GMG with vouchers. I was looking for a small cheap game to tide me over till the release of Secret of Mana. This caught my eye and since its so cheap I decided to gamble…this one paid off, unlike my other gamble (looking at you ARK)! Read the rest…

Ryu’s Musings: Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PC)

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

boxartLanguage: Japanese (Audio), English (Subs)
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Aksys Games
Format: Steam, PS4
Type: JRPG
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Tokyo Xanadu eX+; a massive action RPG from the masters of the genre, Nihon Falcom! When high school student Kou Tokisaka encounters the nightmare realm known as the Eclipse, his world is forever changed.

In this definitive version of Tokyo Xanadu, experience the game in 60 FPS along with new scenarios, new playable characters, new modes and more!

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Ryu’s Musings – Hollow Fields v01 (colour)

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

Hollow-Fields-1-CSBLanguage: English
Direction: Left to Right
by: Madeleine Rosca (Story & art), Honoel Ibardolaza (Colouring)
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Type: Series
Genre: Steampunk, Action, Adventure
Synopsis: Little Lucy Snow was supposed to attend a prestigious boarding school; however, a macabre twist of fate finds her enrolled instead at Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered, also known as Hollow Fields. Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, the grim boarding school dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses!

Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body Part Transplantation, and Killer Robot Construction. For her own survival, Lucy must master her lessons quickly. At the end of each week, the student with the lowest grades is sent to the old windmill for detention…and so far, no child has ever returned.

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