It was such a shame to hear that Neo Aquarium: King of Crustaceans was not a good videogame. For years, I've longed to play a modern take on Odell Down Under that didn't take itself seriously -- like, at all -- and King of Crustaceans could have partially scratched that itch. It's still nice to hear (via Rock, Paper, Shotgun) that a follow-up is happening in Neo Aquarium 2: Ace of Seafood.
The sequel is a third-person shooter in which you control a laser-firing sardine that literally blows up upon being killed. You can try your hand at an early build, which appears to be more of a tech demo than anything, in your browser. And trust me, you'll want to do that if only to mess around with the game's destructible environment.
While Ace of Seafood isn't good, exactly -- at least not yet -- I'm eager to see the concept fleshed out. Hopefully it will blossom into something greater than King of Crustaceans. Something that maybe even normal human beings can play and objectively consider to be a quality experience.
|12:15 PM on 05.16.2013|
Mayhem Bundle spreads the anarchy, indie style
On the cusp of a number of PC summer sales, Indie Royale has released another mostly-fantastic indie game compilation. Known as the The Mayhem Bundle, players will get five indie titles that sufficiently "bring the pain" thr...more
|12:00 PM on 05.13.2013|
New redaction-heavy The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer
There was a rocky period there where I wasn't so sure 2K would keep the XCOM shooter going. To hear that it's back, albeit with new branding, and still looks more or less like what I was hoping to get out of the game in its ...more
|12:45 PM on 05.10.2013|
Gears of War: Judgment gets another free map next week
While it would have been nice for Gears of War: Judgment to come out of the gate with more content, the fact that some of the post-release DLC is free helps reduce the sting. Following the Haven map and Execution mode, anothe...more