Gaming on a budget? Then this week is for you.
Having played the original Shogun: Total War back in 2000, I was excited to see that Creative Assembly was coming out with a new, standalone expansion for Shogun 2. I had never played Shogun 2 or any of the other Total War games and wanted to see just how much of a “standalone” Fall of the Samurai really was.
Recently, Capcom announced a new browser game that is in development and will be available this summer. In their words it will be a “Sengoku simulation RPG” where “[e]ach player is a daimyo (feudal lord) of one of the warring states. Players use their powers to achieve the growth of their respective states and train military commanders as they fight with other players.” The name of this game? Onimusha Soul.
A recent trend within the gaming community is to revisit old IPs. These usually either seek to reboot a series (such as Ninja Gaiden or Devil May Cry) or they are looking to remake a game with an updated look and feel, while maintaining that which made it great in the first place (XCOM: Enemy Unknown). Jagged Alliance: Back In Action is one of the latter, based on the classic turn based strategy game Jagged Alliance 2, originally released in 1999. In this game, players take on the role of a mercenary leader, hired to infiltrate the small island of Arluco and overthrow its despotic leader, Deidranna Reitman.