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by TechnicalIssues8
on May 5th 2019, 8:47 am
 
Search in: Headline News Stories
Topic: Review: My Time At Portia (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Review: My Time At Portia (PS4 PSN)


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Extravagant Abode?

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My Time at Portia, released on April 16, has been well received by the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One communities alike.  It has several points that make it an excellent game.  Do you think you’ll enjoy it?  We think so and here’s why.

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Developed by Pathea and published by Team17, My Time at Portia is a relaxing yet highly addictive game.  This crafting sim has several activities to keep you busy throughout your gameplay, from crafting to farming and many more in between.

Starting out with Pa’s inheritance of the workshop, you’re thrust into the world of Portia at a fairly good clip.  The tutorials are very simple, and the controls are extremely easy to figure out.  After chatting with Presley, you learn you must register your workshop in order to accept commissions, which is the lifeblood of this game as far as its currency, gols, along with earning relationships with your fellow townspeople.  There is the main storyline, and it’s entertaining but feels slow at times.  It’s not enough to sway one from the game, however.

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As the game goes by, the missions become increasingly difficult along with relationships harder to earn. They aren’t insurmountable, but they do take a bit of strategy and finesse at times.  New areas of the map open up as you complete your tasks, which lead to more opportunities for your character to flourish.  

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Now to the very integral part of the game: your workshop.  This is what the game revolves around.  You need it in basically each mission you attempt along with upgrading it.  Your missions are based upon certain levels of machinery, and the quests will not progress until you reach that milestone. It’s not impossible, just time-consuming.  

The devs have been extremely helpful and polite to the community, listening to their complaints and promising full game content in the near future. Their communication is unique as far as a dev goes, but this is another aspect which makes the game great.

Now to the cons.  There have been bugs reported by players, ranging from ridiculous to game-breaking.  They are few and far between, but when they rear their ugly heads, you typically have to leave the area and start again.  The hopeful part is the devs are aware of this and are working diligently on a patch.  

Some of the timed missions don’t specify they have a strict time constraint unless you open your mission book and review the quest.  There were several times when I had the dreaded failed quest announcement flash across my screen, so it was only logical to restart the day.  With the knowledge of the timer, the quests can quickly be completed in the allotted time.

Relationships take a long time to attain, but it isn’t hopeless.  There are many different levels of gifting for each player, points determined by the type of gift you give the NPC. Between fostering these relationships and carrying on with your missions or free play, the player won’t run out of things to do.

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The graphics are in a soft 3D style, which adds to the peaceful feeling that the game has. Sometimes the rendering is comical, but all-in-all they are deemed pleasant.  The audio is another story. When you start playing, it’s interesting and enjoyable.  However, when you have a few hours in, the soundtrack becomes very monotonous.  A more ranged soundtrack would have been welcome in My Time at Portia.

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Overall, the pros definitely outweigh the cons.  The fact that the devs are hard at work devising a patch makes this game more attractive.  Taking the entire impression of MyTime at Portia, we give this game good level of recommendation!

Afternote: Team17 released the update for My Time at Portia this past week (May 23) and like many gamers that play, I am very pleased with the updates and bug fixes that were plaguing random players.  While there are more updates promised, this one nipped the infinite loading bug and seemed to have solved the disappearing item bug as well.  The graphics are more pleasing since the patch with additions to the load screen and subtle differences in gameplay.  New quests and small improvements to existing content were added, making the game feel more rounded.  You can view full information on the update here.

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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#Review #Team17 #PatheaGames #PS4 #PSN #Switch #eShop #Simulation #RPG #Adventure #Indie #Nindie

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by Towafan7
on October 25th 2017, 10:05 am
 
Search in: Latest Playstation News
Topic: Playstation News: Earthbound & Zelda Inspired Reverie Is Headed To PS4 & Vita In 2018!
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Playstation News: Earthbound & Zelda Inspired Reverie Is Headed To PS4 & Vita In 2018!


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A Link To Mother!

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Sony has announced a new PS4 and Vita title that EastAsiaSoft will be publishing! Reverie is clearly inspired by the iconic classics such as The Legend of Zelda and Earthbound/Mother. We're not entirely sure about a North American release, but since Sony EU announced this we can all but guarantee a European release happening.

What do you think of this upcoming game? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Push Square.

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#Sony #EastAsiaSoft #PS4 #Vita #Indie #Gaming

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by Towafan7
on September 30th 2017, 11:46 am
 
Search in: Vita PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Mecho Tales (Vita PSN)
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Review: Mecho Tales (Vita PSN)


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The Easiest Platinum In The Land!

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Developed by Luc Bernard and published by Arcade Distillery, Mech Tales is a very fun, albeit short platformer which we had a blast reviewing, plus it is chock full of easy gold trophies and an equally easy platinum trophy to earn, however the game is in our opinions extremely overpriced. We still loved the game to bits, but here's the brutally honest truth of the matter and we'll be honest, the game desperately needs a price-drop.

The gameplay is solid with great platforming which puts you in control of a character who wields drones that can shoot various weapons at enemies in twin-stick fashion. These weapons can be purchased between levels using badge points acquired by defeating enemies and collecting badges hidden throughout certain stages.

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The enemies are challenging and brilliantly designed as are the bosses, but there aren't many enemy types which is a bit of a letdown, however what's there is superb! The game itself is quite short and should take most players less than four hours to finish and earn the platinum trophy. Mecho Tales is also PSTV compatible which is fantastic news for fans of the micro console!

The controls are a bit awkward at first, but are easy to learn so don't expect to have many issues with the game in that regard, the difficulty is quite challenging, but this is a necessity given the length of the game, any easier and it could be beat in under an hour.

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The visual style of the game is decidedly steampunk in nature and looks quite nice. Don't expect to be blown away, but the character and enemy models are detailed and look great, while the stage backgrounds and world map are reasonably nice to look at. The soundtrack is okay, but there aren't many music tracks in the game and the ones that are there aren't anything special.

Now this is where things get sketchy, which is why we a foregoing the bottom-line and prelude sections of our review for Mecho Tales to just get to the point of the matter. The game's asking price is $20 which is FAR too expensive in our opinions. It's a good game, but to ask $20 for such a short game seems rather excessive. If the game were $10 it would be worth it for fans of the genre, but at $20 it's just not.

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That said we review games based on the quality and not the price so Mecho Tales for the Vita receives a solid level of recommendation from us with the warning that the game is not an ideal value for your money.

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Score: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 7.5/10

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#Review #LucBernard #ArcadeDistillery #Vita #PS4 #PSN #Gaming #Indie

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by Towafan7
on January 28th 2017, 10:33 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Is Set To Arrive On The Wii U eShop In Late February To Early March!
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Is Set To Arrive On The Wii U eShop In Late February To Early March!


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Let's Get This Party Started! ♪

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It's been a longtime coming, but the wait for Snowcastle Games' Wii U JRPG Earthlock Festival of Magic's release is almost over as the developer has confirmed that the game will likely be hitting the Wii U eShop sometime between late-February and early-March of this year if they don't run into any unforeseen issues. Are you looking forward to this upcoming eShop gem? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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#SnowcastleGames #WiiU #eShop #JRPG #Indie #Nindie

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by Towafan7
on August 24th 2016, 2:34 pm
 
Search in: Wii U eshop Reviews
Topic: Review: Tumblestone (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Review: Tumblestone (Wii U eShop)


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Holy Cleopatra!

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Developed and published by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Tumblestone is a match-three puzzler like no other, as it possesses some of the best multiplayer action that we've ever seen in the genre as well as many unique modes of play!

Tumblestone's single player campaign starts off relatively easy, but quickly becomes exceptionally difficult to the point that the game might be too tough for the average player to complete. The multiplayer is the real draw of the game and it's among the best in the genre in that regard! There are several modes of multiplayer including tug of war, vs., and more that will test you and your friends' skills.

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The controls are easy to learn and work quite well with the game. As for the visuals they are quite nice for a puzzler and there's quite a nice variety to the stage backgrounds, characters, and the world maps. The music and sound effects are also superb so expect a fantastic audio-visual presentation with this game!

Bottom-Line:

With excellent gameplay and intuitive controls Tumblestone will immediately hook fans of the puzzle genre and the challenging difficulty will keep you coming back for more, though the biggest draw of Tumblestone is most certainly its fantastic multiplayer modes! The charming graphics and excellent soundtrack is just the virtual cherry on top! There's really no reason to skip this game if you like the genre other than its price. At $24.99 it's one of the most expensive eShop only titles, however it feels like a retail game so the price is understandable!

Price: $24.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Tumblestone #WiiU #eShop #Indie #Nindie

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by Gamergy
on August 3rd 2016, 10:30 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: A bunch of AquaMoto Racing Utopia footage is up on Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 856

News: A bunch of AquaMoto Racing Utopia footage is up on Youtube


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Not in English, however

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Not long ago some footage of AquaMoto Racing Utopia, a game coming to Wii U, got uploaded to Youtube. AquaMoto Racing Utopia takes on the boat racing-genre that has been mostly absent of presence in recent times in gaming.

If you like the Wave Race series, AquaMoto Racing Utopia might scratch that itch you've been craving. Check out the first video in the series below



There are even more videos at the youtuber's video page here

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#WiiU #eShop #WaveRace #Indie #Nindie

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by Towafan7
on April 26th 2016, 6:26 pm
 
Search in: 3DS eShop Reviews
Topic: Review: Witch & Hero II (3DS eShop)
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Review: Witch & Hero II (3DS eShop)


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Defend My Witch!

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Developed by Flyhigh Works and published by Circle Entertainment, Witch & Hero II is a fantastic tower defense / roleplaying game that is great fun in small doses, but is it fun enough to keep you coming back for more? Continue reading our review to find out the answer to that question!

The gameplay in Witch & Hero II is a unique blend of roleplaying and tower defense with a bit of strategy genre thrown into the mix! Your hero must run into enemies to damage them, YS series veterans will feel right at home with this formula. Your hero is immortal so he needs to protect the fragile witch who has extremely low defenses or it's game over! On the flipside the witch has incredibly powerful and useful magic that can help clear out enemies so careful strategy is key to beating each of the game's many stages! The game is separated into stages and though it starts off easy it quickly becomes incredibly challenging!

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Witch & Hero II is a fairly short game and can be beaten within six hours or so, but it's great fun! A little warning though, you might want to limit your gameplay sessions as the game can get very repetitive during longplays of the game. In-terms of controls they are very solid and quite intuitive in this game which is always a good thing!

Visually Witch & Hero II looks nice in a very retro way with excellent 8-bit backgrounds, dungeons, characters, and enemies the game just oozes with retro goodness! The soundtrack is also decent, but not all that memorable, regardless it gets the job done!

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Bottom-Line:

With unique and solid gameplay, excellent controls, and gorgeous 8-bit visuals, Witch & Hero II is a fantastic blend of unique ideas that are decidedly refreshing, however an unmemorable soundtrack and repetitive gameplay hold the game back from true awesomeness. Nonetheless Witch & Hero II is still a solid title that we recommend to any fans of RPG's and the strategy genre!

Price: £3.19/$3.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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#Review #WitchAndHeroII #3DS #eShop #CircleEntertainment #Indie #Nindie

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by Towafan7
on January 25th 2016, 1:36 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: eShop: FreezeMe Hits The North American Wii U eShop On February 4th!
Replies: 1
Views: 600

eShop: FreezeMe Hits The North American Wii U eShop On February 4th!


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Picture Perfect!

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Rainy Night Creations has confirmed via social media that their upcoming 3D Platformer FreezeMe will be hitting the North American Wii U eShop on February 4th! The game will launch with a discounted price of $9.99 and will then increase to $13.99 thereafter.

Are you looking forward to this upcoming Wii U eShop title? As always, let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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#WiiU #eShop #3D #Platformer #Indie #RainyNightCreations

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