Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – E3 Demo Review

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the effective spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, and to some is the long awaited fan desire for new game from Koji Igarashi free from Konami (and their recent actions) following his departure.

With $5.5 million gained from Kickstarter backers, far beyond its initial $500,000 goal, it was the highest-funded video game crowd funded campaign until it was surpassed by Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue III a month later.

Miriam_TransparentThe premise of the game focus on a orphan named Miriam, whose skin is slowly turning into crystal due to an alchemist’s curse, resultantly she seeks to stop this curse by finding the summoner Gebel (who also suffers from this curse and is still alive) in his demon-filled castle.

On the surface the game offers a lot of promise, visually the concept art and characters/enemies are stunning and unique. While the idea of Igarashi having free rein in creating a new Metroidvania game is something to hold a fair bit of hope.

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The Expendabros – Game Review

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On 5th August 2014, Free Lives Games released The Expendabros on Steam for free and was available until the 31st December 2014. It was envisioned by D. Gray Edwards, a Digital Creative in the Theatrical Film Marketing department of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, as an advertising companion for the 2014 film The Expendables 3.

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