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ULTRAWORLD Review: An Artist’s World

uw7ULTRAWORLD is a first person exploration game where you will rest and relax, but also help a game character and it’s troubles, asking you curious questions that it cannot answer.

You will not jump, shoot, craft, survive, kill Nazis or zombies, being a marine, fetching quests, getting a high score, co-op, multiplayer, microtransactions, DLC.. you get the idea, just relax and enjoy the world of ULTRAWORLD created by James Beech

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The Good

Beautiful art style that’s full of color and amazing shadow/shading placements, combined with a great and unique soundtrack, in a world that invokes exploration. Nice little functions that you get throughout the game to play around with during and after you finish it. Decent story that’s somewhat fourth wall breaking.

The Bad

The game’s objectives and goals are barely strong enough to keep you playing the game.

The Money

Priced at 15$ on their website (and soon Steam), and if you like to walk around look at really beautiful 3D world, nice music, and a checking out the short story it has, then this is the game for you, if not then it’s not. Although i think it should be a little bit lower in price for what it is.

Final Thoughts

It’s great to see the world and the artistic vision of an artist being represented in a game with most of the game’s focus on the vision/art, but it’s a problem if you can have a strong objective, or something to push and lead you through the world while keeping you interested, and while the game does have a simple, nice story to do that, it was just not strong enough.

Ranking

The Game To Remember 4/6

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Professor Layton VS. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Review: No Objections To This Puzzle

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Two beloved characters, expert investigator Professor Layton and ace attorney Phoenix Wright join forces in this unbelievable crossover adventure to solve the mysteries of the magical city of Labyrinthia, and prove the innocents of Espella Cantabella.

Combining what’s good about Ace Attorney games and Professor Layton games to bring fans of each series together to experience what the other game has to offer and introduce them to the great experiences of those titles.

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The Good

The story is great with a lot of twists, nicely animated cut-scenes, great soundtrack, a great variety of characters you meet through the games campaign, and a satisfying ending. A hand-full of content to go through after finishing the game. Great tools to help you solve puzzles. Making the puzzles easier to solve with the help of tips at the expense of spending coins that you collect, which you can also spend to make court cases easier.

The Bad

Annoying lag that happens from time to time. Unnecessary placements of puzzles in some parts of the game’s campaign. Some of it’s dialogue is just not interesting to read.

The Money

Priced at 30$ at retail, the game combines what’s good from two series and combines them together to make an amazing game, and so I’m going to say that it’s well worth the purchase.

Final Thoughts

Only playing the Ace Attorney series, and never had i had the chance to play Professor Layton games, this was a good opportunity to check that series out, and after finishing it I’m going to get and play the Professor Layton games from newest to old, because i had fun playing through that portion in PL vs. PW. One thing i didn’t like about the game is how the Ace Attorney character models looked weird, or badly modeled since they were using the engine used in professor Layton games, but either way i had an amazing time playing this game and experiencing it’s story.

Ranking

The Game To have 6/6

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Road Redemption Released On Steam Early Access

Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to Road Rash, and had a successful kickstarter raising $170,000 in 2013, just got released on Steam Early Access today for 20$ (with a launch discount).

We played and previewed an early build of the game game some time ago, and planing to do another one since so much has been changed and more content has been added.

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Interstellar Marines Coop Update Game Giveaway

The team over at Zero Point Software were generous to give us a few copies to giveaway for Interstellar Marines, and some discount coupons to go along with it, in celebration of the upcoming coop update that’s going live today!

The giveaway itself is taking place in our forum, so if you’re interested in the game, and the upcoming update, and don’t have it yet, go and have a chance to win a copy here.

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Top Greenlight Picks [15th September 2014]

KSalue greenlightSteam Greenlight picks! Every now and then we’ll pick some Greenlight games (or software) with short first impressions of what’s been picked to hopefully help them get the greenlight from Valve and appear on Steam. Here’s our choices for today:

Phantasmal, a first person horror game that you want to give it to your friend, because what are friends for right? Check out their Kickstarter

DESYNC, a first person fun action music shooter with creative and challenging enemies.

Abyss Cave, a third person action adventure game with puzzles and tower defense elements.

Excubitor, a good looking sci-fi top-down action tower defense game.

Kraden’s Crypt, a cartoon dungeon crawler with coop goodness.

Celestial Command, a top-down well made shinny sandbox space game.

Out of Reach, first person open world survival multiplayer goodness with massive constructions and tigers to kill.

The Ritual on Weylyn Island, a first person survival adventure horror game set in the 80’s.

FreeStyle2: Street Basketball, fun free style 3 on 3 basketball greatness.

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