Assasssin’s Creed Rogue Review – The last of the original series

Assassin’s Creed has gone through a lot of changes over the year, but one of the last traditional Assassin’s Creed was Assassin’s Creed Rogue, which came out at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity. Rogue was a follow up to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, that was left on the previous generation of consoles while Unity attempted to wow audiences. Both games were released in the same year, and it certainly shows.

It’s not that the team helming Assassin’s Creed Rogue didn’t try, in fact, I would say Assassin’s Creed Rogue’s team may have actually had the most chance to create something special and meaningful and in some ways have. However, the fact that this was created at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity, meant that there was always going to be a primary team and a secondary team, and it’s very clear that Assassin’s Creed Rogue being on the previous generation consoles was always going to be it.

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Evoland: Legendary Edition – The perfect game for an RPG fan

Evoland: Legendary Edition is a compilation of two games called Evoland and Evoland 2. They are both by Shiro Games and the Legendary edition just combines them into a single executable. As such, I’ll talk about each game individually and review both games and combine them for the full package’s final score.

Evoland is a parody of the RPG genre while remaining true to that formula at the same time. It’s a rather hard game to review because it does so many things but quickly evolves away from most of them before they grow stale.

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Humble Choice September 2020 Review – Another Solid Month

I’m Kinglink and it’s time to look at the Humble Choice for September 2020.

Simple rules, I played each game for at least an hour, and now I’m ready to tell you what I think. However, this month I made a small change. I randomized the order that I played the games. I often preferred games that I played earlier, so I wasn’t sure if it’s just because they were the headliners or just preferable. Either way, I’ll leave the play order in the description, but the results seem to say it didn’t change my opinions, however, I’ll probably continue to do that because I like the mixture.

And once again premium and classic subscribers get 12 games instead of ten. I’m a huge fan of that. I don’t prefer the choice, and getting all the games is a better deal. With the two bonus games we are talking about 14 games this month, so let’s get started.

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Death Stranding – A great story, but spread over too much gameplay

“Didn’t Kinglink already post this?”  I posted a unscored youtube review but to ensure that proper reviews are entered in OpenCritic I’m doing a written review for some games, such as Death Stranding.

Death Stranding is the latest from Hideo Kojima. He’s best known for his Metal Gear Solid franchise while working at Konami. Death Stranding is the first game after leaving that series and the question is can he still deliver on the style he’s known for.

Death Stranding is two different games. There’s the gameplay which focuses on the main character, Sam Porter, delivering packages, and the story that focuses on the world of Death Stranding. I’ll be breaking this up because the game also breaks up these two topics as we’ll see.Read More »

#WarGames – What’s the most important rule of making a game?

I normally try to review games and tell people why they should or should not be playing them. It’s mostly a subjective task and I can’t make a single review for 100 percent of the people. At least most of the time.

As for #WarGames, I can say, this review works for every single person. The fact is, #WarGames is only being mentioned here because it’s so horrendous. I wanted to take a look at a few games similar to Her Story, and about a month ago, I picked up #WarGames in a sale for 3 bucks because Sam Barlow, who is known for Her Story, also worked on it.

To me, 3 bucks isn’t that much money. If a game can keep my attention for 60 minutes, it’s done its job and 3 bucks is a fair price.

#WarGames lasted less than 10 minutes. Why? Because #WarGames is broken, and I don’t mean “I don’t like it” or “Something is wrong.” But it is flat out broken on Steam. I downloaded the game, I opened it and the main page has no episodes to play, with everything locked.

What’s worse is the developer Eko seems to have disappeared. People are saying the game is free to play on their site, which it appears to be but after spending money on it and getting a broken game, I struggle to find the desire to try again.

So what is the most important rule of making a game? Make sure it works, Eko hasn’t done that, and for that, I am forced to give it the obvious score.

1/10

It’s broken 2 years after it’s launch, there’s no reason to buy it, and while you can check it out on their website, personally… I’m over it.

Plus when trying to quickly play the game on the website, you’re now streaming video instead of playing it off your hard drive and that experience is about what you would expect. Sorry, there are better choices out there.

If you enjoyed this review and want to see more from me, including more in-depth reviews of select games, check out my youtube channel at youtube.com/c/KinglinkReviews.

Devolverland Expo – A great replacement for E3 2020

E3 2020 has been canceled for quite some time and every puzzle has scrambled to deal with the event closure in their own way. Yet the publisher that I always look forward to hearing from for the past 3 E3s has surprised me yet again. Devolver Digital has had a trilogy of press conferences that have been talked about not just for the games but the presentation and style. If you haven’t seen them, you definitely should fix that.

But this year, we get something different. Rather than just another amazing press conference, Devolver Digital took the experience to the next level. Not only do they have a normal press conference, but they have released Devolverland Expo, a playable experience that tries to simulate going to a convention.

Though instead of long lines, desperation, and people trying to get your attention, Devolver Digital presents players with a chance to break into the Los Angeles Convention Center, fight security bots, and check out new games.Read More »

The End is Nigh Review – Hard but fair. Challenging but enjoyable

In an effort to write more and make less videos, I’ve started writing reviews for games on Steam, as such here’s a review on The End is Nigh with far more coming soon.

The End is Nigh is the spiritual successor to Super Meat Boy. It’s everything a sequel would be but lacking the name, and the character. Yet once again Edmund McMillen challenges players to go through many many challenging platforming.

And also, it’s once again, a delight. There’s something wonderful about the way Edmund McMillen designs a level. The End is Nigh isn’t simply a hard game that will insult or laugh at the player, but instead gives the player a fair challenge that is probably higher than their perceived skill level.Read More »

How Doom Eternal Works: The Tale of Two Versions of Hell

Hello, I’m Kinglink and well, I think it’s time we look at a more recent game. How Doom Eternal Works?

I think Doom Eternal needs no introduction, but let’s give it one anyway. This is the newest game from id Software, and once again id Software has released a new first-person shooter that has made people stand up again and take notice. With their recent release of Doom in 2016, they have made a resurgence as one of the major names in the FPS market.

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Sonic 2 Retrospective Review – When Sonic becomes American

The following is a script for the youtube video below.  Feel free to read or watch the video as you prefer.

Hello, I’m Kinglink and it’s finally time to talk about Sonic 2. This game was made by Sonic Team and published by Sega, but that’s not the whole story. We are going to get there though.

So with the original Sonic the Hedgehog game out of the way, I wanted to immediately talk about Sonic 2 for a few reasons. I think in a lot of ways this is THE game in the franchise that defined what Sonic was. There are no massive changes here, but there are quite a few important changes for the series, such as the addition of the spin dash, but we get there as well.

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Overload Retrospective – Bringing back Descent once more

Played on Windows
Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, and macOS.

In 1994, Descent came out, and it was unlike most games at the time as the industry was slowly moving towards 3d shooters in the wake of Doom’s success. However, Descent made a name for itself as a game where not only were you able to shoot 3d enemies, you were also able to move and look in all three directions but you were able to rotate your ship around on any axis, allowing you to fully explore the mines in which you’ve found yourself in.

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