In the turmoil-ridden Citte Della Ombre, religion holds no sway. Only the songs sung of one’s deeds will carry an Ombrian’s legacy beyond death. Those who hold even the smallest morsel of power will make every effort to ensure their songs live on. Enter the Mascherines - masks from an ancient time that allow its wielders to channel the elements into destructive magic.
Welcome to the world of Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, a pause for tactical RPG that has been developed by Witching Hour Studios who worked on titles such as Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion.
The second series of Telltale Games Batman is a welcome return to my screen with the titular character carrying on a refreshing and different pacing to the Dark Knight that we are used to. The return to Telltale Games is welcome and the choices carried out within the game’s first series will have a last effect on the dark days to come in the games second series, which is titled The Enemy Within.
If you have read any of my articles on Telltale Games before then you will know I am a huge fan of the interactive story with hard choices and the consequences that you have to live with. The games low level of interactivity with the actual story has been a point of contention with some players which is understandable if you are wanting something a little more hands on. The Batman series allows you to interact a little more with environments and get into the roles of both Batman and Bruce Wayne, allowing for 2 different sides of the same coin. The game delivers a engrossing narrative that gives players a 2-3 hour burst of gameplay, which can be enjoyed at the time or you can wait until the full series is over then play all the episodes (roughly 10 hour play time) all at once.
Portal Knights is a 3D sandbox action-RPG that aims to bring a unique experience to creation type games. Developed by Keen Games and published by 505 Games. This game aims to bring multiplayer survival style combat to a fun create-your-own-world style game, and does a very good job at it.
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person survival type game in which one player controls Jason and the remaining seven (or less) players control camp counsellors trying to survive the night. Developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media, the game promises to be as close to the original as possible, by offering scares and gameplay through original 80s horror methods. The game released on the 26th May 2017 on Steam, Xbox and Playstation.
Rime was one of those games that I wasn't sure how I would receive. I've always had a hit or miss experience with puzzle genre games but Rime is ambitious in its delivery of both its narrative, and its presentation.
Beautiful, dark, moving and refreshing. Rime is an example of what games can deliver.