Cyberpunk. An evergreen aesthetic beloved by many, especially those of us in “geeky” communities such as gaming and anime. A genre and/or theming that has birthed both greats in their respective mediums, as well as some impressive flops. In some cases both at the same time, what with the reception Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is receiving and
Back in June, I had the chance to preview Soulstice, a character action game that stood out from its contemporaries for its dark aesthetic and hectic action, pitting its two protagonists against hordes of enemies as they traverse the ruins of a gothic city thoroughly inspired by anime and manga.
Unlike US, One-Eye is full of hollow promises! Will we forgive him and forge on anyway?
Climate change has been a topic for quite a while now – not just in real life but in video games as well. Post-apocalyptic scenarios aren’t the only thing on the rise lately and, during Gamescom 2022, we got the chance to go hands on with a new survival city builder coming from Ravenscourt, the
Look, it’s been six years. We don’t need to beat around the bush or hedge any longer. Stardew Valley was a phenomenal game that had an enormous cultural impact on gaming and the indie scene in general. You might be about to point out that this is not the game I am reviewing today, and
People don’t often consider gamers to be the kind of people who are also audiophiles. More often than not, the concern is more along the lines of “is the game fun” than it is “am I able to get theater quality audio from a gaming headset.” It shouldn’t be a surprise the focus is often
Every once in a while, something comes along to surprise you. You got the job, a freak thunderstorm appears out of nowhere, or perhaps best of all, you come across a game that defies your expectations. Tower of Fantasy is an action-oriented MMORPG now available on mobile and PC that aims to take on some
The Bayonetta series is probably one of the most infamous cult classics coming out of studio PlatinumGames. The original, way back in ye olde days of 2009, gained a number of fans…but not enough for original publisher Sega to consider the series viable. That’s where Nintendo swooped in, reviving the series with a second entry
Is there anything in gaming as immediately tantalizing as player-versus-player castle siege gameplay? I’m earnestly asking here, as the concept has consistently found its way into the designs of many a game, all the way from earlier MMORPGs like Dark Age of Camelot in 2001 to more focused competitive games like Chivalry and its 2021
The Unending Journey continues! The whole crew is here today to look back on the era that was Stormblood and the highs and lows it brought us!
“This looks just like old school Persona!” That’s the reaction I heard ringing out from everyone who saw Demonschool on the PAX West show floor. And, to be honest, it’s hard to blame them. An inferred school setting, the isometric camera view present in many screenshots, battle screens with large tall sprites…it does look vaguely
What is it that we all want from our gaming handhelds? Long battery life? Comfortable to hold in our hands? All of our favorite games available on the go? Nah, it’s all about that big screen life, baby! Gone are the days of the big brick Game Boy with a screen the size of your
If there was a “dad” version of any genre of gaming, it would absolutely be the “historically accurate FPS” side of the whole spectrum. Oftentimes, they revolve around World War I and II, though the focus tends to lean towards pivotal battles or specific battlefields that try to emulate the feel of the era they’re
It goes without saying that many developers have tried their hand at the Soulslike genre over the years. Generally speaking, the most successful of these attempts are those that take the familiar staples of the genre and reinterpret them to create an experience that’s fresh and engaging while still staying true to player expectation. If
After being one of our top 5 reviews of last year, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker continues to have opportunities to show why it made that list as it releases another major update for the game. With Patch 6.2 Buried Memory, FFXIV continues its newest narrative that delves into the world that players have come to
We had our hands all over it before, but now it is finally time for the official, spoiler-filled low-down! Tune in (or tune out if you are not done yet!) for our Patch 6.2 Review!
Finally revealing your passion project to the world really is something every artist looks forward to. Having the opportunity to do so at one of the largest conferences for the medium you’re working in? All the better. This was the opportunity Eric Manahan of The Matte Black Studio had at 2022’s PAX West conference. The
Publisher Toplitz showed off quite a few titles to press and the public during last weeks Gamescom, three of which we got to take a closer look at. All of those with one overarching theme: Dynasties. By surviving, building and thriving in these games, you will be able to start up your own dynasty and
From gritty shooters, to branching stories and a detective story set in an JRPG: Prime Matter showed of quite a range of genres at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne and we got to take a look at all of these following games, talk to the developers, and get an idea of what to expect from
Fusion, Aldianaux, and Rook talk about Island Sanctuary! Or… was it Patch 6.2 as a whole…? Either way, everyone is a beautiful animal today on Aetheryte Radio!