We’re living in a fighting game renaissance. There are fighting games for almost every taste, whether that’s epic family feuds involving demons and bear bodyguards, slapstick platformer shenanigans, Tetris anime crossovers, or cutesy horses kicking each other across the screen. But with so much choice one problem remains: fighting games are an intimidating genre to learn. Even with games like Skullgirls, Guilty Gear Xrd and Under Night giving you in depth step-by-step tutorials, there’s an overwhelming number of options to learn and keep in mind. So keeping that in mind, I’d like to suggest a very different alternative to learning the genre’s core concepts: Nidhogg 2. Nidhogg 2 might not seem like the obvious choice; in fact, some might not even consider it a proper fighting game. It lacks the flashy combos, technical skills, and diverse rosters that help give fighting games their depth. But look closer and you’ll see that the fundamental skills … [Read more...] about Nidhogg 2 teaches the concepts that underpin fighting games
Fighting games where you can make your own character
The build-up to Fallout 76 has shown that this title is going to be nothing like ever before in the franchise. There are several features in Fallout 76 that were not available in the series before. Another addition is the option to change the character appearance at any time. RPG players seldom face the time when hours of creating their character turn out a disaster. The cruelest part is when you can’t even change the look and have to carry on playing with that hideous character. But Fallout 76 is giving its player the best option in character customization one could ask for. Players can even start the game and change the appearance of their character later. This reveal came out through another one of those tweets by Pete Hines. One user on twitter hit Hines with the idea of adding the “thing” where fighting grows on the character. According to this guy, Fallout 76 could feature players with beards or scars as they progress in the game. Pete Hines in reply to this fan … [Read more...] about Character Appearance in Fallout 76 Can Be Changed At Any Time
Might be you remember a time when Fallout wasn't primarily played in first-person. While everyone's abuzz about the multiplayer chaos of Fallout 76, you pine for the days of exploring the post-apocalypse and engaging in turn-based battles from the isometric perspective of the series' first two games. You're not alone, as evidenced by well-received spiritual successors like Wasteland 2 or Atom RPG. And a new challenger is gearing up for its own trip to the nostalgia vault: Encased, a fascinating adventure set under the ominous cover of the Dome, a technological frontier that forever traps anyone with the guts, ambition, or orders to venture inside. Encased is the first endeavor by Dark Crystal Games, a small studio hailing from Saint Petersburg, Russia that includes ex-Larian developers who worked on the widely acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin series. And it makes no qualms about its primary inspiration. "There is obvious influence from the Fallout games, and other CRPGs from the … [Read more...] about “We all dream of making Russian Fallout”
THE PCG Q&AFind previous editions of the PC Gamer Q&A here. Here are some highlights:- What game did you finish despite hating every minute of it? - What game's graphics blew you away the most when it came out?What's your least favorite entry in an otherwise good series? Reigns: Game of Thrones, a crossover between Tinder-like ruling sim Reigns and HBO's series about sad people wearing furs, might be the best GoT game made yet. That isn't a huge compliment, as the Telltale series was nothing special, but we quite like Reigns, so it's probably worth a go for Ice and Fire fans. Comparisons aside, the crossover was a good match (hah), and an interesting one. Often, licensed games are designed to the specifications of the source material—in a game about Spider-man, you have to sling webs, right? But now and then things happen the other way around, and a film or TV show is worked into an established game design idea. Telltale does this, and Jurassic World Evolution … [Read more...] about Which game would you cross with your favorite TV show or film?
There is a dizzying amount of Star Wars board games. Spanning decades and publishers, good and bad, you could spend entire gaming weekends playing nothing but Star Wars and just scratch the surface. Covering just the contemporary Star Wars landscape, here's a guide to the best board games Star Wars has to offer based on what your gaming preferences are.For tacticians: Star Wars: X-WingGet the core set hereThose who like to test their quick thinking skills and small-unit tactics will love the dogfighting skirmishes of the X-Wing Miniatures Game. It's a game that does tactics brilliantly without a grid using clever movement templates based on a ship's heading and speed. Plus, the lovely miniatures are sculpted with a kind of fidelity that'll make you proud to display your collection when you're not playing—no painting skills required.Actions are scripted out each round, with your ships and your opponents' ships then taking whatever movement they were assigned. It leads to brilliant … [Read more...] about Find the best Star Wars board game for you