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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

Top Greenlight Picks [2nd 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:

Caffeine, Gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 first person horror game.

Into Blue Valley, a first person narrative driven open world game with a nice cold atmosphere.

In The Dead Of Night, top-down combination of tower defense and RTS, looks nice with intractable useful buildings that’s not just cosmetic.

Nefarious, 2D action adventure platformer, the twist is that your the bad guy trying to conquer the world, and defeating the hero.

Drew and the Floating Labyrinth, 3D hand drawn platformer that’s honestly to charming to miss out on.

Principia, a 2D adventure game with a focus on neat advanced mechanics and electronics construction.

 

Pesadelo 2, a first person action horror game.

Square Heroes, a 2D arcade action shooter, go in a match with your friends and blow them up!

Radial Impact, neon-filled arcade beauty.

Anime Review : Fullmetal Alchemist

Edward and Alphonse Elric are alchemist brothers who were born and raised in a village called Resembool in the country of Amestris. They lived with their parents ( Trisha Elric and Von Hohenheim) in a lovely home, until one day their father left home and disappeared for unknown reasons. Few years later, their mother died from a severe illness. Devastated by her death, Edward decided to bring her back to life by using Alchemy. Both brothers, Ed and Al, researched about human transmutation that turned out to be a forbidden technique, in which one tries to create a human being and resurrecting him\her.

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Their attempt to bring their mother back failed, and it resulted with the loss of Edward’s left leg and Alphonse’s entire body. In order to save his brother, Edward sacrificed his right arm. The only thing Ed managed to do was to bind Al’s soul to a suit of armor. A few days later after the incident, an alchemist named Roy Mustang pays a visit to the Elric brothers. He offered Edward the position of being a member in the State Military of Amestris ; in return, the brothers will be provided with more research materials on how to get their bodies back. Continue reading Anime Review : Fullmetal Alchemist

Future Unfolding is one game you don’t want to miss

Future Unfolding is one of the most exciting gorgeous looking games I’m looking forward to in 2015 along side other wonderful games like Wild or Rime. Here’s the full description of the game, no need for edits!

“Future Unfolding lets you explore a world filled with life, both beautiful and dangerous. The world is procedurally generated, and each play-through allows you to experience a new and different layout. Observe and interact with the wildlife to get clues and discover patterns in this mystical place. Use the patterns to locate hidden secrets and find your way to the goal. Find your path with the help of wild animals, while avoiding the other less friendly creatures.”

The game is coming out in 2015 for the PC.

Lethal League Review: No Weak Shit

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Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win, all the while jammin to a kickass soundtrack.

The ball speeds up with every strike, up to explosively extreme velocities. Play intense local matches with friends and foes, challenge yourself in the singleplayer mode or battle it out online.

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The Good

Great stylish art style. Awesome soundtrack. Amazing gameplay that’s unique, extremely challenging, and fun to play with, especially when you get to hit the ball at an extremely high speed. Really fun to play with friends locally or online, and the online matches are incredibly smooth with really little lag to be found. A handful of unique characters with different play styles and specials to play around with.

The Bad

Craving for more game modes.

The Money

Priced at 14 dollars on Steam, Lethal League is unique, creative, extremely fun, and challenging as f*ck game which proves one of their key features ‘No Weak Shit’ being true. With nothing like it at the market at the moment, and it’s high replay value, it’s defiantly worth the purchase.

Final Thoughts

I’ve been playing the prototype that they had for a while, and had a really fun time playing it, then when i got my hands on the finished version, my enjoyment level went through the roof with nice polish, variety of characters with different play styles, more environments and more awesome music to go along with it, plus the edition of the extremely smooth online battles is just great, and getting really excited when you get the ball running at extremely high speeds. But i do wish there was more game modes to play around with like lets say for example adding a basketball hoop and score and get more points, just something to spice the variety up a bit. I can also see the game being played at a competitive tournament that would be really exciting, if not the most exciting thing to watch.

Ranking

The Game To have 6/6