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Natural Doctrine Review

Posted by Stephen del Prado On Wednesday 5 November 2014Comments Off

Available on PS4, PS3 and PSV l Published by NIS America (distributed locally by Bandai Namco) l Developed by Kadokawa Games l Classified M l Supports 1-2 players

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Even for strategy RPG fans, there is very little to like about Natural Doctrine. While there are flashes of brilliance in its design, it is hamstrung by numerous issues that serve only to sap what brief enjoyment can be found in its particular brand of gameplay. When compared to heavyweights of the genre, it is even harder to recommend. Read the rest of this entry »

PAX AUS Interview – Witch Beam on Assault Android Cactus

Posted by Peter Nickless On Sunday 2 November 2014Comments Off

Assault Android Cactus is the first project from the three-man Brisbane team Witch Beam. Styling itself as a twin stick shooter with a difference, Assault Android Cactus has already won accolades from Steam Early Access players and at consumer shows including PAX East.

We were lucky enough to catch up with Sanatana Mishra, ‘Design Guy’ for Assault Android Cactus, in the lead up to this weekend’s PAX AUS, were he is promoting the game in the Australian Indie Showcase area. We asked him about the studio’s passion for making games and for sharing the process by way of Witch Beam’s awesome devblogRead the rest of this entry »

PAX AUS Interview – Blowfish on Gunscape

Posted by Joel Guttenberg On Saturday 1 November 2014Comments Off

If PAX 2013 was good for one reason (pro-tip: it was good for many reasons), it was for introducing local to a bunch of wonderful indie developed titles available for our enjoyment. This year promises to be no different with another batch of strong indie offerings.

Blowfish Studios has procured a spot in the limelight of the Australian Indie Showcase with its new title, Gunscape. Not satisfied with merely bringing gamers a new FPS, Blowfish will deliver an FPS creator with Gunscape. Ah, when art meets violence.

We are thankful that, “chief dude”, Ben Lee, was able to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us a little about Gunscape and Blowfish’s involvement in PAX this year. Read the rest of this entry »

E3 Originals: Guns Up!

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Sunday 15 June 2014Comments Off

School camp is the worst.

Sony has announced a new *cue Imperial March.mp3* free-to-play game called Guns Up. The game is something of a mix between a real time strategy and tower defence with a dash of humour thrown in for good measure. It is certainly giving off a Cannon Fodder vibe, which is sure to please the old people who still know what Cannon Fodder is (i.e. me).

It seems that the dreaded F2P curse hasn’t hit this game, with developers promising that it will be playable from beginning to end without spending a cent. Microtransactions will be for cosmetic and minor stat upgrades only, with nothing that could be even remotely considered pay-to-win. If this is the case, then perhaps players can look past the dirty word that is ‘F2P’ and embrace what Guns Up is offering because it looks like it could be a lot of fun.

Guns Up is coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita later in the year and will support cross save so your ballistic carnage can follow you wherever you go. For the price, this is a game that is at least worth the hit to your download limit to check it out.