Today, Wargaming’s ARPG Pagan Online launches into early access on Steam. Just before this launch, the developers were kind enough to provide us with an invite to check out the current state of this action game inspired by Slavic mythology, and that’s actually what we’ve done! I’m a fan of ARPGs, and I’ve always been a bit of a nerd for ancient mythology, so I of course leapt at the chance to give Pagan Online a try. I admit I don’t know Slavic myths very well — I picked up a little from The Secret World and Dungeon Siege III, but that’s it — so I can’t say how closely this game hews to the original legends. Given its cartoony and sometimes tongue-in-cheek style, I’m guessing probably not that closely, but it’s still a change of pace from the usual Tolkien-esque fantasy. The game world is heavily instanced along the lines of grinders like Vindictus or SoulWorker, but as I got further in I did start encountering … [Read more...] about Not So Massively: First impressions from Pagan Online’s early access launch
Accessing superannuation early
Meridian4 and Nvizzio have announced that their open world, co-op action game, Eden Rising: Supremacy will be coming to Steam Early Access in early May 2018. In Eden Rising: Supremacy, players land on an alien world and their arrival disrupts the planets peaceful equilibrium, causing the two inhabitants to go to war once more. The native wildlife; diverse, intelligent and deadly, take on the ancient machine race known as The Crucibles. The Crucibles have offered unfathomable power in return for protection, and players must unite their tribe and defend The Crucibles against the endless hordes of hostile alien life. During Early Access, players can expect over 30 hours of content including end game challenges for those who reach the upper echelons. EA will feature 8-player cooperative play, though launch will stretch that number to 16-players after assessing feedback from the EA community. For more information, please click here. … [Read more...] about Eden Rising: Supremacy: Steam Early Access
Legends of Aria will have multiple patches in the course of the next several weeks followed by a major content update called ‘Frozen Tundra’. Also, a second larger update will be deployed on January 30th which will feature the Dungeon Expansion and the game will be ready to launch into Steam Early Access on ‘Early Spring’. The decision to launch on the Steam store with our next major content update has several benefits. The main driving factor was the need to further optimize the client to improve frame rates and stuttering. In addition, the Frozen Tundra update will release new lands, professions and dungeons which will help fuel the excitement of the Steam store launch. For more information, please click here. … [Read more...] about Legends of Aria: Major Content Patches & Early Access Details
There are only a handful of games you can celebrate launching by releasing an actual airship into the sky, but Worlds Adrift is one of them. And fortunately for the lighter-than-air flight crowd, that’s exactly what the studio did. Of course, it’s just an early access launch, but hey. Points along the way. More beta news? I guess, all right. There are hints of more details coming about Amazon’s New World. Which is good, because boy, sometimes the beta field is thin upon the ground. Speaking of things getting thin upon the ground… yeah, if you had invested in long-term stocks in Just Survive, you may want to unload those investments. There’s another patch coming, but removing all paid lockboxes doesn’t scream “and good news to come.” Do you want to drive cars around? The Crew 2 will let you do just that when its closed beta starts up on May 31st. There are probably other mechanics, but… cars. The subscription plans for Bless Online … [Read more...] about Betawatch: Worlds Adrift launches early access for airships and actual airships (May 18, 2018)
If it sucks then it’s just alpha but if it’s final then it’s another bad game. I know.. what do you expect from an early access game? Well shiver my timbers and call me matey but some early access games are quite impressive and show a lot of potential. This evening I sat down and played Wild Terra , an upcoming MMO life simulator and by that I mean it’s an open world MMO where you are responsible for your survival , even if you are slightly impaired. Does the alpha suck? No , is it great? Hardly. It’s in between that fine line of good or bad and I’m undecided. Let’s work out the pros and cons; PROS You run around as a semi naked female (because females always get more loot in online games). You build things (yay!). You can destroy other people’s things they built (double yay!). CONS Getting started can be confusing (how do I build a house?!) The directional system is temperamental, especially when attempting to slaughter an … [Read more...] about When is early access too early?