Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android




DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Executive Shark
Jonathan Holmes
America's Sweetheart
Jordan Devore
Deputy at Arms
Chris Carter
Reviews Beast
Steven Hansen
Features Chef
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Andy Dixon
Community Loveboat

Contributors
Meet our staff

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us



Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play photo
Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play
by Chris Carter

During a hands-on Nintendo event, I was given the option to play a number of upcoming games -- naturally, I gravitated towards Fantasy Life, which I've been waiting a few years to see in action overseas. Developed by the famous Level-5, Fantasy Life dropped in 2012 in Japan (and sold very well), and we've been asking for a localization ever since. Now we're getting it, as the game is set to drop on October 24.

The concept of Fantasy is dead-simple: you have 12 "lives" (jobs, essentially) to choose from, which derive from three principles -- combat, gathering, and creation. Although there is a core storyline that you can technically "beat," all 12 jobs have their own sub-story, and every job can fight in combat. In other words, it doesn't feel nearly as limiting as other simulators, so you can play the way you want to rather than shackle yourself to a certain archetype.

view full story + comments






6:00 AM on 07.16.2014

You too can know what it's like to suffer in Game Journalism Simulator

Inspired by other ridiculous sims like Goat Simulator, Game Journalism Simulator is currently in the design phase and is a collaborative project between journalist and new developer Jason Evangelho and other real-world gaming...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Survive The Long Dark's sandbox this September on Steam Early Access

Hinterland's Kickstarted first-person survival sim The Long Dark will launch on Steam Early Access in September, the studio announced today. As ever, "This will help us do a better job tuning the game's Sandbox mechanics, f...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 07.09.2014

The creators of Train Simulator are getting involved with Microsoft Flight Simulator

Through a licensing agreement with Microsoft, Train Simulator maker Dovetail Games will release Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition on Steam at the end of this year. It's coming with the Deluxe Edition and Acceleration...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Unreal Engine 4 for Train Simulator and a Fishing sim are next at Dovetail

Dovetail Games, the company behind Train Simulator, said last year that it planned to break into other types of simulation games in the future. One such title is Dovetail Games Fishing, coming to PC in late 2014 with more pla...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 07.03.2014

Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth will launch in October

Civilization: Beyond Earth looks like a pretty cool entry into the Civ franchise, and now we have a set release date -- October 24th, 2014, coming in at $49.99. Currently, PC is the only planned platform. There's also a pre-...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 07.02.2014

Tomodachi Life gets a special demo this week

If you're still on the fence about Tomodachi Life, you can grab a demo today to see what all the fuss is about. For those of you who already have the game you're probably familiar with the "Welcome Version" demo -- it's the s...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.01.2014

Mountain is a great app to run in the background

When I was younger, I used to stare at this one screensaver for hours on end. It involved a guy getting stuck on a desert island, and he would get involved in various antics for what seemed like days. I'd rarely ever see a re...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 07.01.2014

Like me, The Sims 4 keeps getting 'Smarter and Weirder'

In a new gameplay trailer released today, fans were given a sneak peek at the latest entry to the Sims franchise, The Sims 4. Many of the old Sims tropes abound, such as electrocuting yourself when you attempt to learn how t...

Brittany Vincent

10:45 AM on 06.30.2014

Team17 to publish post-apocalyptic strategy-sim Sheltered

In years past, Team17 has mostly been known as the studio behind Worms, but lately the studio has been expanding that image by publishing other UK-based, independently-developed games. Last month we saw the publisher pick up...

Darren Nakamura

3:00 PM on 06.28.2014

Goat Simulator is receiving a North American retail release via Deep Silver

Not too long ago, we announced that Goat Simulator would be receiving a retail release in the UK. A boxed version of the bizarre farm animal simulator was awesome news, but North American gamers were still relegated to the di...

Brittany Vincent



Review: PlayStation Vita Pets photo
Review: PlayStation Vita Pets
by Brittany Vincent

Of the many digital venues I'd expect to see a virtual pet simulator, the PlayStation Vita was certainly not one. PlayStation Vita Pets is an interesting diversion, not only because of the bizarre system it released on, but the fact that is breaks all the "pet simulator rules" I've become accustomed to. Forget Nintendogs -- these puppies don't need a leash and they surely aren't relegated to frou-frou accessories. They don't need you to make sure they go on walks, either, because they've got their own thing going on. Did I mention they talk?

Where most games are content to offer a selection of pooches for you to groom, walk, and train as you see fit, British studio Spiral House apparently sought to revolutionize the genre, and it's clear from the very beginning that this isn't your average Dogz or Catz clone. It's easy to dismiss as an uninspired piece of shovelware, but those who give it a look will undoubtedly end up pleasantly surprised by its refusal to adhere to traditional pet-raising convention -- even if it does have some accidents here and there.

view full story + comments






6:30 PM on 06.20.2014

Castaway Paradise is the iPad's answer to Animal Crossing

I took one look at Castaway Paradise and I knew it would be perfect for me. Lately all I seem to want to do is live vicariously through my digital avatars across different platforms. The colorful atmosphere of Castaway Parad...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 AM on 06.20.2014

Nintendo delivers celebrity Miis for Tomodachi Life, including Shaq

Remember those celebrity Miis that were "coming soon" for Tomodachi Life? Well they're here, and you can scan them in using the gallery below. Included in the celebrity drop are Shaq, Christina Aguilera, Shaun White, Deb...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 06.19.2014

Adventure Bar Story is a delightful bar simulator you'll want for your 3DS

It's a great time to own a 3DS, or any handheld, really. But there's about to be positive deluge of awesome 3DS titles headed to retail shelves, and Adventure Bar Story is one I'm hoping to see with it. It's headed to Japan f...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Here's the Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer you wanted

Just the other day I brought you the "trailer" for XSEED's Story of Seasons, where many of you were concerned with what's going on with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. It looks like Natsume's finally come out with an official...

Brittany Vincent