At BlizzCon 2013, we got a chance to play the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (it was also the first time some of us got to try the PS4!). This expansion to Diablo III will move the story forward from its dark ending into something even darker. And we must first start this preview by saying the following: Reaper of Souls on the PlayStation 4 is the best looking game Blizzard has ever made.
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The Guided Fate Paradox has come over to North America courtesy of NIS America, the folks responsible for giving us such treats like the Disgaea series and the Etrian Odyssey games. If you're aware of the company and its catalog of games, then chances are that you're a pretty big Japanese role-playing game fan and are very much appreciate of the niche RPGs that NIS America offers. The Guided Fate Paradox goes beyond what other games do and gives you the chance... to become God.
Diablo III’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, was just announced at Gamescom this week, which means more character classes, more dungeons, and, most importantly, more loot! Ever since the first Diablo hit the scene in the late ‘90s, the franchise has changed the way players scour dungeons for treasure. But the Big D hasn’t been without plenty of clones and competitors, with perhaps no franchise managing to capture and reconfigure that Diablo magic like Torchlight. Given that both Torchlight 2 and Diablo III arrived within the last year, it only seems fitting that we pit the two dungeon-crawlers against each other in a battle for loot supremacy.
The game of Gloomy Hollow takes place in limbo. No, I'm not referring to the gorgeous black-and-white, soon-to-be iOS title of the same name, but instead to the concept of purgatory. You and the rest of the townsfolk of Gloomy Hollow occupy a space in-between the land of the living and the land of the dead. Not the usual concept for a casual Chillingo release.
The Warhammer franchise stretches into pretty much every aspect of nerddom -- tabletop games, literature, and, of course, video games. Warhammer Quest takes that same human vs. Ork goodness that fans have come to know and love and tries to cram it down into a portable iOS dungeon crawler. Should fans of dungeon crawls and Warhammer loot this game, or should they leave it where it dropped?
Dark Avenger by Gamevil feels like a half-baked hack-and-slash dungeon crawler game. It doesn't seem like it had enough time to be fully developed since a lot of features are "coming soon," and there are glitches throughout the game. It could use a lot more baking time before becoming a great game.
MIghty Dungeons is a homage to the dungeon crawler bold games of yesteryear, with HeroQuest one of the first titles that come to mind. Whether it's finding secret doors, unearthing tons of gold from treasure chests, or battling an array of monsters, Mighty Dungeons pretty much covers all the bases. Getting the ingredients down is one thing, but is this dungeon really that mighty?
To put it bluntly: Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter 4 is a money-grubbing assault from start to finish. This Diablo-esque dungeon crawler may look shiny on the outside, but its insides are rotted with greed.
Android and Google Play are narrowing their app gap with Apple one title at a time. The latest game to make its way over is Tiny Legends: Heroes, the casual dungeon crawler follow-up to TinyLegends - Crazy Knight.
Blizzard senior technical game designer Wyatt Cheng posted a candid blog about the improvements Diablo 3 fans can expect with its upcoming 1.0.8 patch.