It is the 16th game of the Tales series launched by Bandai Namco in 1995 on SNES console. Tales of Berseria had its premiere on PC in 2017 and was released to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the brand. Thefirst time in the history of the Tales series the developers introduced the female protagonist, abandoning themulti-annual traditional approach.The main character of Tales of Berseria was designed by Mutsumi Inomata, aveteran of character design in The Tales series. Thanks to cooperation with the famous Japanese animation studio,they have presented another epic jRPG, with an emotional storyline and spectacular cut-scenes, all this inunique, Japanese style.StorylineThe story presented in Tales of Berseria takes place a thousand years before the events in Tales of Zestiria. Thegame takes players to the Kingdom of Midgand made up of many isles scattered on the endless ocean.Inhabitants of these lands have become masters of sailing and building advanced, incredibly fast and maneuverableships. During the adventure, the players take the role of young woman Velvet which once kind and innocent,due to traumatic events from the past, have become full of irrepressible anger and hatred. She joined the crew ofpirates, in a search of adventure and self-discovery.GameplayTales of Berseria is a TPP, RPG game in which players observe the action from the third-person perspective andexplore the diverse, fully three-dimensional world, divided into separate locations. During the exploration of theworld, players may encounter various enemies and initiate a duel upon contact. Tales of Berseria uses the LinearMotion Battle System or LMBS for short.It has been in use ever since the first game of the seriesand it's one of the most recognizable aspects of The Tales. It is the system in which all characters can move on thebattlefield and cooperate with each other during the duels.LMBS ties characters to a plane of movementallowing them to move closer or further to the enemy, imitating gameplay of early fighting games. Tales of Berseria game also allow playing with up to 4 friends using a local co-op multiplayer.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings is an action-adventure platform game for PC. It is another installment in the series of licensed LEGO games made by Traveller’s Tales Studios. In LEGO LOTR, the player takes part in the epic events known from the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, presented with a comedic flair of previous LEGO games. The game features 84 playable characters, including members of the Fellowship of the Ring, forces of Mordor and Isengard, and many others.GameplayThe gameplay is similar to the one in other games in the series. The player controls one character with another being controlled by AI or the second player. The gameplay consists of classic elements known from other platform video games, where the player must often use special items to proceed further. There are several types of items available in the game, some of which can only be used by specific characters. While fighting characters can use both short and long range attacks.Plot and charactersStory is based heavily on the plot of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, to the point that portions of the dialogue are taken directly from the movies. The game’s plot spans throughout all three films: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, and features many characters seen on the screen, as well as those from the books, like Tom Bombadil, Glorfindel, Gloin and Radagast the Brown. That way, both the fans of a classic story from the Tolkien books as well as Jackson’s adaptations would be definitely happy with this game. ReceptionGame received favorable reviews, both from critics and gamers. A comedic take on the popular series, a large roster of playable characters and the impressive amount of activities that can be done in the game were among the strongest points of LEGO TLOTR named by the reviewers. Another huge advantage was the licensed nature of the game, which allowed creators to implement actual movie dialogue, instead of grunts and reactions characteristic to previous installments of the LEGO series.SummaryLEGO The Lord of the Rings is a treat for both younger and older players. Kids will enjoy jumping around platforms and smashing the surroundings into colorful bricks. Adults will appreciate the comedic take on the LOTR series and the number of in-game activities. Treat yourself or your kids by buying the steam key.
According to its authors from Warhorse studios, Kingdom Come Deliverance is the first RPG game from Dungeons & No Dragons genre. Yes, you read it right. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a RPG game which action takes place in the Middle Europe during 15th century. Instead of fighting with dragons or orcs, you will stand against European knights, lords or even angry peasants. If you are tired of magic and fairy tales, then check if you will be able to handle a brutal and dark Middle Ages era.You are... not a heroRemember when in various RPG games, you were a hero? A chosen one who is supposed to save the planet from danger? Well, not here. You are Henry, a typical son of a blacksmith who only wants to continue the family tradition. Several years before the Bohemian wars, your village is pillaged by a hostile army. You swore the revenge, however your travel will be long. As a son of a blacksmith you are as normal as you can be. You will be forced to travel through a few European countries and participate in many battles. Only then you might find a chance to hunt people responsible for your family’s demise. The only problem is if you are going to survive long enough in such hostile environment?A complex character development modelKingdom Come: Deliverance is not a fantasy RPG; thus, you are not going to be provided with various statics like magic skills etc. You will be able to develop Henry in only a few different areas like fighting, bard abilities or stealing. You can improve your skills by using them. However, thanks to various teachers and books which you can read, you can accelerate the process. During the game not only, you have to care about polishing your skills, but also about regular meals and sleeping. Yes, you are only a human so without proper sleep and food, you won't last long in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.Participate in long and brutal siegesAs an army soldier in Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC), you are going to participate in many battles, some of them are sieges where your general is going to try to retake the fortress to increase his influence in the region. Here, you will see that you are only a small part of a huge war machine. Do you think that together with other soldiers you will be able to retake the castle? Or will you be another dead soldier whose blood is going to be soaked in by the battleground soil?
Borderlands 3 is a co-op first-person shooter game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the sequel of Borderlands 2 and the fourth installment in the Borderlands series.The game focuses on exploring open world environments of the titular Borderlands and killing enemies with an array of weapons. The game puts great emphasis on looting fallen adversaries and boxes scattered around the map for new tools of destruction, as well as gaining experience points and leveling up one of four playable characters with unique skill sets.GameplayBorderlands 3 (PC)follows the innovative gameplay style introduced in previous installments of the series. The primary focus of the game is finding increasingly powerful weapons, completing missions and side-quests as well as killing enemies for experience points and traversing vast open areas of the game world. The series is well known for the incorporation of co-op mode, where up to four players could work together to progress through the game. Co-op mode returns in Borderlands 3, but players who’d rather fly solo can still do that no problem.Vault Hunters assembleAt the beginning of the game, the players choose one of four Vault Hunters, each of whom possesses different sets of upgradeable skills. These include action skills, which have various uses, from dealing with damage to protecting from it. Action skills can be augmented to become even more efficient. Unlike its prequels, Borderlands 3 includes three skill trees, different for each character, which develop various sets of abilities, including damage dealt, the strength of the defense, etc.A mass of weapons of mass destructionBorderlands 3 and the series itself takes the first spot in having the largest number of weapons available. These fall into usual types of pistols, revolvers, assault rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, various launchers, etc., which are further divided by rarity. But the sheer amount of different combinations and variants of ammunition, plus the elemental effects allotted to a weapon, makes fighting in Borderlands 3 a totally unique experience. Suffice to say that the number of available tools of destruction goes into tens of millions. Wrap your head around that number, why don’cha?Hey, was that here before?Borderlands 3 introduces several new mechanics to already bursting gameplay system. First of these new changes is sliding. It adds to the characters’ movement capabilities by giving them a chance to quickly duck behind cover when under heavy fire or easily sneak up on unsuspecting enemies. Another new mechanic is climbing. Players can now jump onto ledges and pull themselves up gaining the higher ground to rain fire on their opponents.Several of the mechanics make their return in Borderlands 3. The “buttslam” move introduced in the Pre-Sequel, now under the name “Groundpound”, allows the player to slam into the ground and deal some serious damage to nearby opponents. Combined with climbing, it provides new ways of using the environment against adversaries.Story SummaryThe story of Borderlands 3 picks up soon after the events presented in the series’ spin-off, “The Tales of the Borderlands”. The game features a new pair of antagonists, Troy and Tyreen Calypso. The devilish duo found out that the Vaults, mysterious strongholds guarding unbelievable treasures, exist beyond the planet Pandora. Leading their faction of the Children of the Vault, Troy and Tyreen set off to find them. Lilith, one of the Siren and former protagonist of Borderlands, recruits new Vault Hunters to stop the Calypsos from gaining the wealth of extra-Pandoran Vaults.ReceptionThe critics were full of praise for this new installment of the Borderlands series. Many praises were given to the series for sticking to its guns for so long and introducing only cosmetic changes while maintaining the same core gameplay mechanics. The changes praised by critics included refined mechanics and graphics engine, new playable characters with unique skills, as well as improved movement system, with emphasis put on vertical exploration. All in all, the critics were full of anticipation for the newest member of the Borderlands family.