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4:00 PM on 07.26.2013

Preview: The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

It should go as no surprise that Ubisoft’s The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot caught a lot of people by surprise at this year’s E3. A clever combination of two genres that inherently belong together; this lovechild of...

Wesley Ruscher

3:56 AM on 06.11.2013

Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be sinking

Microsoft likes Ryse: Son of Rome enough to put it in Monday's press conference. If my hands-on time was any indication of the final product, there's no reason to be so keen on it. Despite having only five minutes with t...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Apotheon is more complex than it first appears

Announced only a year ago, Apotheon is getting ready to release in 2013, and it's playable on the show floor here at PAX. At first glance it looks like a simple platformer or brawler, but the actual mechan...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 07.30.2012

Preview: Dungeonland makes evil feel so good

An amalgamation of dungeon crawlers and strategy titles, Dungeonland is definitely not the type of game you see often. On one end, it's a hack-and-slash, class-based dungeon crawler, almost reminiscent of Diablo. From the oth...

Abel Girmay

3:30 PM on 04.09.2012

PAX: Torchlight II is like Torchlight, but better

The original Torchlight is an awesome game and there isn't much to complain about. It's fun to look at and incredibly addicting. Torchlight II thankfully doesn't stray too far away from the classic gameplay, but it does feel noticeably more streamlined. It's also bigger -- three times the size of the first game, in fact -- so you'll get to enjoy many dozens of hours happily gathering loot.

Joshua Derocher

1:00 PM on 03.26.2012

Preview: Darksiders II is inspired by the best there is

Though I never brought myself to complete the first Darksiders, I did enjoy it for the length that I played. It was nothing phenomenal in its own right, but it was still a fun experience, due to retaining enough good ins...

Ryan Perez

6:30 PM on 03.13.2012

Preview: Dungeonland has cute art and delicious violence

During GDC I had a chance to spend some time over at Paradox Interactive's loft apartment, hanging out with various developers of upcoming downloadable PC/Mac games. One of the games that impressed me quite a bit despite its ...

Casey Baker

4:45 PM on 02.28.2012

Sailing the high seas in Risen 2: Dark Waters

Ahoy matey! This here be a videogame about pirates, ARRR! OK, I promise I won't any more pirate jokes, but it's going to be difficult. Risen 2: Dark Waters brings the well-crafted role-playing of Risen into a Caribb...

Joshua Derocher

2:45 PM on 02.09.2012

Preview: Play with yourself in Blades of Time

Geeks seem to love screwing with natural order. Whether it's by creating biological weapons that breed a form of undead human, or by using ugly '80s cars to go back in time and narrowly escape sex with a younger version of th...

Ryan Perez

12:00 PM on 01.25.2012

Preview: Shank 2 makes killing joyful

Shank 2 is a lot nastier than I was expecting. That's the good kind of nasty ... the kind that makes you think, "I am so freaking glad I did that move." Anyone who has an odd attraction to exaggerated cartoon violence should ...

Ryan Perez

10:21 AM on 08.27.2011

Dungeon Defenders is bloody good stuff!

I'm sure many of you are sick of the amount of games that claim to be "Like tower defense but different." In fact, I can't say I've ever been a huge fan of the genre, but that's quickly changing with Dungeon Defenders, a beau...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 06.15.2011

Preview: The Cursed Crusade

The Cursed Crusade is an action adventure that falls right into the hack-and-slash genre. Demon's Souls? Not quite, but close in some ways. Think of it as a hack-and-slash with real weight, and with full co-op play. You're no...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 04.08.2011

Preview: Alice: Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns picks up eleven years after the original game and we quickly learn that Alice is still not right in the head. Alice still suffers from survivor's guilt after her family was killed in a deadly fire, s...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 PM on 02.04.2011

Hands-on: Knights Contract

In this age of sequels and spinoffs and remakes, it's always interesting when a new franchise rears its unique and original head. In this case, I'm talking about Knights Contract, the latest offering from Game Republic and Na...

Max Scoville

6:00 PM on 08.22.2010

GC 10: Impressions of the prenup Knights Contract

Knights Contract is the upcoming Namco Bandai action hack-and-slash. The game, which is about 60% done now, is set in medieval Germany during the witch hunt era. Knights Contract -- not "Knight's Contract" -- tells the story ...

Maurice Tan

10:00 AM on 06.19.2010

E3 10: Hands-on Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes

My love for hacking and slashing is no secret to the good gentry who read Destructoid. That is why, without an appointment, I marched over to Capcom's booth in order to play Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Yes, I ignored Dead...

Jim Sterling