Out now on PC is Herald: An Interactive Period Drama developed by small indie developer Wispfire. Being touted as a “mix of a point-and-click game and a visual novel set in an alternate 19th century setting”, Herald puts you in the shoes of a young man of mixed heritage looking to discover more about his roots, so he sets sail on a ship called the FLV Herald and heads to the Eastern Colonies of The Protectorate. There’s a sale coming up on April the 1st and the 2nd you can grab it for 20% less than its normal price of $10.99, so here is a heads-up in advance, just in case you are interested in picking it up!
· A branching narrative that changes depending on how you decide to play.
· A mix between 3D point&click and 2D visual novel gameplay with animated portraits.
· A multicultural cast of characters who might become your best friends or worst enemies.
· Set in an alternate 1857 in which the West is united as a global superpower, the Protectorate.
· A gripping tale about finding your place in a world divided by race, class, and culture.
· Full English voice acting by a cast of 13 talented voice actors. (3000+ lines!)
Wispfire also gave a little bit of insight as to their motivation for creating a game like this. I thought it was pretty thoughtful so I’m going to include it here:
“Herald offers an intriguing take on our colonial history and aims to serve as a reflection on the diverse modern societies that are its product. Considering the current political climate, we decided to tell a tale about the consequences of colonialism for ordinary people and make players think about the part that they choose to play, both in- and outside of the game.”
So, Herald looks to be an interesting and thought-provoking game, be sure to be on the lookout for a review from us in the near future! The full game is divided into Books (episodes). Book I and II are out now, with III and IV coming sometime down the line, each book is a self-contained story. You can check it out here on Steam (also available on Gog and Humble if that’s what you prefer)
By Richard Jewell
Hey guys and gals, a bit of good news for all the adventure-loving PC gamers out there. Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is out now on Steam and there is a special launch sale going on. You can grab it for $12.74, that's 15% off the regular price. In addition to the discount, you'll also get the OST for free! The deal ends April 4th so act fast if you want to save a bit of money.
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is a top-down action/adventure game with 16-bit style graphics, much like Zelda: A Link to the Past. It's quite fun judging from the couple of hours I've put into it already; we'll have a full review coming later this week, so stay tuned for that!!!
You can check out the Steam page using the this link.
By: Richard Jewell
Snake Pass, the latest title from the fine folks at Sumo Digital, is coming to the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on March 28th. This retro-inspired platformer tells the story of Noodle the Snake and Doodle the Hummingbird embarking on a journey to save the day from mysterious intruders. This title is unique as players must slither, curl and climb their way throughout the levels opposed to the stereotypical platforming archetypes. Key Features for the game include the following:
· 15 awesome levels
· Four increasingly challenging themed world
· Unique take on platforming genre
· Fiendishly mind-bending challenges
· Supports HDR for the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S
The game is out now in North America, coming out on March 29 in Europe, and is prices at $20 USD. Check this title out before it slithers away!
By: Brett Wolfe
Wow. Two years already since we first stepped foot into the world of gaming journalism. Since then we have covered dozens and dozens of games, over one hundred at this point! We have also welcomed new members to our team, surpassed 10,000 views on Youtube, and are closing in on 2000 followers on Twitter. We are proud to announce that we have launched a Patreon, a way to allow our close friends, followers, and supporters to help us grow. As a way of saying thanks as well as flaunting one of the perks of being a Patron, we are running two giveaways right now, with more coming each week throughout April! Enter below and become a Patron today at https://www.patreon.com/Player2Reviews
Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect, the latest title from Virtual Air Guitar Company is coming exclusively to Xbox One on March 29th. This title is a part music game and part side-scrolling shooter where players wield air guitars as weapons on their quest on finding the legendary sword-guitar and face Heavy Metal Zeus in the Temple of the Rock Gods. Key Features for the game include the following:
All right, folks, it’s time to start getting excited. Ant Workshop, the creator of the hit puzzle platformer Binaries, has recently announced their latest title Dead End Job. Inspired by Ghostbusters and 90’s cartoon styles, this twin-stick shooter slips you into the role of a worker at the prestigious Ghoul-BGone, a paranormal pest control company, where you must perform certain jobs, such as capturing ghosts and saving civilians from ghosts. As you perform these tasks you’ll earn some cold hard cash. The more cash you make, the better your chances of snagging the title of Employee of the week, and you know you want the recognition people! Dead End Job boasts an original soundtrack by award-winning audio designer Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series)as well as high-resolution cartoon artwork by Joe Blakeston (Aardman, BBC). Dead End Job is set to be released in February of 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4! Keep your eyes peeled!
By: Michael Jay
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