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6

IronFall: Invasion

02-27-2015

Developing a Gears of War-like cover shooter for Nintendo 3DS is unconventional, but that's just what VD-Dev did with Ironfall: Invasion. Featuring both local and online multiplayer, as well as an 11-stage campaign, the project seems fairly ambitious for the handheld, and as you'd expect, there are mixed results. While multiplayer turned out well enough, the campaign is a mess.


 
6

The Deer God

02-27-2015

In a lot of ways, The Deer God is a love letter to nature. The idea was born from the developers' childhood memories of playing in the woods and seeing wild deer, and that admiration of the outdoors is quite apparent. The for...


 
5

Pneuma: Breath of Life

02-26-2015

Pneuma: Breath of Life is, through and through, a creationist tale. There's no theory of evolution, carbon dating, or Darwinism to cause debate. It's one god and the world that he brought into existence mere seconds earlier. As it turns out, being the only inhabitant of a world is a dull affair.


 
7

Aaru's Awakening

02-24-2015

The challenging, hand-drawn Aaru's Awakening is now available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for the same $15 it launched at on PC. For PlayStation Plus subscribers, though, it's free off the bat. Conrad reviewed it positively, calling it, "A fine game which presents a grueling challenge...perfect for the player who thinks 2D platform games today just aren't difficult enough."


 
7.5

Roundabout

02-24-2015

The rating that the ESRB gives a game prior to release isn't the one that it'll necessarily have forever. No Goblin found this out recently when Roundabout was reclassified from Teen to Mature. As No Goblin detailed on t...


 
9

Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Episode 1

02-24-2015

Resident Evil is in a weird place. After the middling Resident Evil 6 and the public flogging of Operation Raccoon City, I'm sure Capcom got the message that it needed to go back to basics. It did just that with Revelati...


 
6

There Came an Echo

02-24-2015

We're gearing up for GDC and PAX East, but that doesn't mean we can't take some time to reflect on the past week with a little bit of poetry. In this series, we take a look at the stories that gathered the most attention of ...


 
6

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora

02-23-2015

I’ve really been delving into the indie scene lately. There’s a huge amount of games coming from smaller development studios, and I’ve found a few that really impressed me. When I heard that a “crime n...


 
6

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary

02-22-2015

No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" in Japanese. Whatever personal peculiarities led the...


 
9

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late

02-20-2015

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late just launched in North America and it's already being offered at a deep discount via the PlayStation Store. Plus members can grab the PS3 fighter for a measly $23.79, while those without a subscr...


 
7.5

Harold

02-20-2015

Moon Spider Studio has released its debut title, Harold, an endearing and challenging race game about the most incompetent runner ever to need protection from a guardian angel. With some quick thinking, quicker thumbs, and an opportunistic eye, players guide the titular Harold to victory against all odds. Who doesn't love an underdog?


 
3.5

Pokemon Shuffle

02-19-2015

When you're allowed to play it, Pokémon Shuffle is pretty fun. The new Safari event is a good excuse to boot it up as well -- then promptly turn the game back off after your hearts wear off in a minute or so. Whil...


 
6

The Order: 1886

02-19-2015

Left swipe, left swipe, left swipe. That's what scores of Victorian-era London ladies did when they saw Galahad on Tinder. His profile was so boring -- just a bunch of pictures of the back of his head. Also, his bio said he ...


 
5

Risk

02-18-2015

Typically, board games involving just dice aren't my thing. I don't like playing a game in which I feel I have no control in whether I win or lose. Yahtzee is a prime example of this, while Risk is somewhere in between. Much ...


 
9

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

02-18-2015

The first episode of Game News Haikus went over pretty well with people who watched it. If you're one of those people, thanks for taking the time. If you're not, maybe watch that one and the new one and every future episode?...


 
6

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+

02-16-2015

Japanese publishers have some truly confusing localization titles sometimes. In 2011, Namco Bandai released Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It was a grittier take on the franchise that added real-wo...


 
6

Blackguards 2

02-15-2015

A few weeks ago, I called Blackguards 2 "deep, unfriendly, and buggy." I had put several hours into the tactical role-playing game, but hadn't seen enough of the story to comfortably put out a review. Fast forward to today, a...


 
7

Super Stardust Ultra

02-13-2015

Super Stardust has been around for a long time -- since 1994, in fact. Although most people know the franchise from Super Stardust HD, it was originally on the Amiga platform before it hit the big-time. Now developer Hou...


 
8

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

02-13-2015

It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...


 
6.5

Total War: Attila

02-12-2015

The horn sounds. Again and again. It's kind of annoying really, these vuvuzela m'fers blowing wind all through my dramatic victory on the fields north of Constantinopolis. Still, it does feel good. I am sacking the center of European civilization after all. I never liked those Romans anyway. Blow those horns, you barbarian bastards!


 
7

Unmechanical: Extended

02-10-2015

Unmechanical has been available on iOS and PC for a few years now, but we at Destructoid have sadly neglected it for all that time. I have even personally looked at emails, thought "that looks neat," and then put it in the ba...


 
9

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

02-10-2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has become the fastest selling Monster Hunter game in the West, shifting one million copies since its release in Europe and North America on February 13. Worldwide, the series has now moved 32 m...


 
8

The Escapists

02-09-2015

They've been planning this for months now. They know the guards schedules. They managed to steal a cell door key. They beat up all the snitches. The Escapists is finally making a mad dash for freedom. CRASH! The Escapists fle...


 
9

Sunless Sea

02-08-2015

Adrift at sea in a massive underground cavern. No natural lighting to speak of. Your ship's hull has taken a beating from enemy cannon fire and giant crustaceans. Fuel and supplies are running low, but you might be able to su...


 
8.5

Grow Home

02-05-2015

Thank goodness Ubisoft Reflections' little robot adventure turned out well. That could've been such a letdown. Reviewing Grow Home for Destructoid, Ben Davis said he "got more than enough enjoyment out of exploring the world...