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We interview Nihon Falcom about Gurumin, Steam, and Windows
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We interview Nihon Falcom about Gurumin, Steam, and Windows

Paul Acevedo 19

Although Japan has a rich history of game development, it's relatively uncommon for Japanese-developed Windows PC games to be released in English markets. That makes the recent releases of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (see our review) and Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim on Steam reason for celebration. Both games were developed by Nihon Falcom, with Mastiff publishing Gurumin and XSEED...

Steam Spotlight: Play guardian angel in 'Harold' for Windows
Help poor Harold survive footraces in one piece

Steam Spotlight: Play guardian angel in 'Harold' for Windows

Paul Acevedo 10

Welcome to the latest installment of our semi-weekly feature, Steam Spotlight! Here we will look at interesting games available on Steam, the popular digital distribution platform for Windows computers. Today's Spotlight title is Harold from Moon Spider Studio, not to be confused with horror game Hektor from Rubycone. All those H names! Endless running games: you can find about a...

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim journeys to Windows PC next week
Another classic action-RPG from Falcom

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim journeys to Windows PC next week

Paul Acevedo 25

Last week, we reviewed a Steam game called Gurumin: a Monstrous Adventure from Nihon Falcom, creators of the action-RPG series Ys. Although Ys is a long-running and beloved series among old-school gamers, many Xbox players are unlikely to be familiar with it. Newer entries have largely appeared on PlayStation consoles and portables. Luckily, four Ys games are available on Windows PCs...

Age of Wonders III for Windows PC gets new expansion
Strategy meets fantasy and battles it out

Age of Wonders III for Windows PC gets new expansion

Paul Acevedo 17

Age of Wonders III is a turn-based strategy game for Windows PCs from Dutch developer Triumph Studios. The game allows players to create a political leader of their own and then set out to survive and conquer a fantasy world filled with races like humans, elves, and orcs. Since last year's release of Age of Wonders III, Triumph has kept strategy fans busy by releasing free updates and a...

Crimsonland review: Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Steam
Prepare to paint the town red

Crimsonland review: Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Steam

Paul Acevedo 104

10tons is best known for its casual games like Sparkle 2, King Oddball and Tennis in the Face. But way back in 2003, the developer also made a fairly hardcore twin-stick shooter called Crimsonland and later remastered it in 2014. Last week, Crimsonland finally arrived on Windows Phone and Windows 8. With dozens of weapons and perks to unlock, several game modes and tons of blood to...

Crypt of the NecroDancer - Steam Spotlight
Search for treasure and move to the music

Crypt of the NecroDancer - Steam Spotlight

Paul Acevedo 74

Welcome to our new feature, Steam Spotlight! Every weekend we will look at a different game available on Steam, the popular digital distribution platform for Windows computers. With the indie gaming scene exploding on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, many of these titles will eventually make their way to consoles. But why wait when you can play exciting titles on your Surface Pro or PC right...

Hands on with Road Redemption combat racer for Xbox One
Mixing races with busting faces

Hands on with Road Redemption combat racer for Xbox One

Paul Acevedo 62

Many games that succeeded on Kickstarter have been sequels to classic games that had languished in obscurity for years: Wasteland 2, Broken Sword 5, and several more long-wished-for sequels owe their lives to Kickstarter. And then you have spiritual successors like Shroud of the Avatar and Underworld Ascendant, which are sequels in all but name to beloved past games. Road Redemption is...

Castle in the Darkness review: new classic Steam platformer
Someone forgot to pay the electric bill

Castle in the Darkness review: new classic Steam platformer

Paul Acevedo 61

Matt Kapp is the lead artist behind Binding of Isaac Rebirth, a popular Rogue-like action adventure game that has long been rumored to be in development for Xbox One. He has also contributed art to the excellent 1001 Spikes (which thankfully is on Xbox One) and several other games from indie developer/publisher Nicalis. During my recent trip to PAX South, I took in the Nicalis panel...

Rogue Legacy will bring an adventure that spans generations
Explore till you die and then explore some more

Rogue Legacy will bring an adventure that spans generations

Paul Acevedo 26

We recently looked at a couple of upcoming 2D Xbox One games that have plenty of potential: ' The Escapists' and 'Adventures of Pip.' The former is a distinctive sandbox game set within a series of prisons, whereas the latter is a traditional action platformer with some light puzzles and a great art style. Both games will likely turn out very well. But the 2D game that I'm most excited...