October 2018

‘Dragalia Lost’ Review: Nintendo Delivers Another Clean Take on an iOS Subgenre

If you’ve been keeping up with pre-order games on the app store, you’ve probably already played Nintendo’s latest offering, Dragalia Lost(Free). For those of you without your fingers hovering over the refresh button awaiting new apps to precipitate into our waiting hands, Nintendo’s first non-franchise iOS game only takes a few chances and adheres to proven formulas. It seems like a general air of generosity between their Super Mario Run(Free) and Fire Emblem Heroes(Free) is being eroded by the immutable economy of iOS. Does this mean that Dragalia Lost is unfair or greedy? I’m certain that there will be those who will unwaveringly believe so, but maybe there are some mitigating factors that are easy to overlook. We’ll dig into these and more details in this closer look of Nintendo’s very first action/social RPG hybrid.

Dragalia Lost is a Social RPG with primarily ARPG style gameplay. Unpacking what this means requires a little bit of backtracking for some of our readers, but you folks are with me right? A social RPG is a free to play game with a certain style of interface, item and character aquisition. There is almost …read more


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Here’s Red Dead Redemption 2 in First-Person

Update: Rockstar Games has released the second official gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, and it showcases the game’s first-person mode.

Check out the trailer below to see the mode in action.

Original story follows.

Rockstar has revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will follow in GTA V’s footsteps by allowing you to play the entire game from a first-person perspective.

Shown off in our hands-on with the game, first-person mode can be turned on and off at any time (on the PS4, this is done by clicking the trackpad to cycle through the camera modes until you get to first-person), and applies to the entire game, barring cutscenes. The feature will be available at launch.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Review – A Mighty Adventure

The soft reboot that was

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In your trek through the Greek mainland and the islands of the Mediterranean sea, you come across diverse locales that showcase lush environments that pay tribute to the old gods, while rubbing shoulders with the many historical figures of the era looking to make their impression in Greek society. The amount of detail packed into each location is impressive, tied together by an active and dynamic ecosystem where local wildlife and civilians keep their territory. But as you dive further, you’ll see the many hardships and realities of life in Ancient …read more


Forza Horizon 4 Review – Moving Forward

Forza Horizon is a series that has always managed to deftly balance accessibility and complexity. It takes the realistic driving mechanics of

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But the biggest change to Horizon is the introduction of seasons. Horizon’s Britain cycles between summer, autumn, winter, and spring–and the weather in each season affects the world in tangible ways. These range from the obvious, like bodies of water freezing over, to the near-imperceptible, like the change in temperature affecting your tires. But seasons truly require you to adapt both your technique and your vehicle, and this variety produces a unique dynamic–the …read more


Best iPhone Game Updates: ‘Jetpack Joyride’, ‘The Sandbox Evolution’, ‘Fortnite’, ‘Minion Rush’, and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It’s time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Last week, I was a bit too exhausted from the Tokyo Game Show to put an article together, but we’re back in the saddle this week with a bunch of… well, mostly familiar faces. That’s how it goes, I guess! Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let’s dig in!


Jetpack Joyride, Free

If I wanted to be a sassy-pants, I could put some jokes here about the new update’s inclusion of a cow jetpack and milking and so on, but let’s be honest – the jokes write themselves here. Still, new content for Jetpack Joyride has gotten pretty rare as its publisher has slowed down somewhat, so I suppose we take what we can get here. And what we can get appears to be a cow-shaped jetpack and a new background with a serene-looking pasture where a cow jetpack …read more


Fortnite’s Floating Island Is Moving, and Its Cube Is Set to Grow

Fortnite’s never-ending map changes that serve as its story are, unsurprisingly, continuing through Season 6. It looks like the focus this season will be on the floating island above Loot Lake, which EGM reports is on the move.

Season 5 ended when the giant purple cube having finished its own journey around the map by melting into Loot Lake.

Season 6 then began when the cube lifted the Loot Lake’s island into the sky. It now seems the cube is moving the island to each of the runes it created during Season 5 in reverse order.

In fact,

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7 Tips To Get You Started In Mega Man 11

Mega Man 11 is a tough game, and that’s part of its charm. Despite the appearance of its bubbly protagonist and his Saturday morning cartoon story, the Mega Man series has never been for the faint of heart. The 11th entry in the mainline series maintains that legacy.

Mega Man 11 is not an impossible game, however. You can defeat Dr. Wily, and we want to help you pull off that feat. Here are a few tips to get you started that will hopefully improve your experience and give you an edge.

Farm Those Bolts

In Mega Man 11, you collect bolts, a currency that can be exchanged for lives, items that prevent one-hit-kills, and valuable permanent upgrades. When you die, you get to keep all your collected bolts, which means that even if you find yourself playing the same level over and over, you will still make progress. You can even exploit the system by visiting Block Man’s stage, which features a valuable, easy-to-reach bolt right near its start. Just use R. Coil to grab the bolt and die, or leave the level. Repeat. In ten minutes, you’ll have more bolts than you need.

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Mega Man 11 Boss Order And Strategies

It’s no secret that every Robot Master in a Mega Man game has a weakness associated to another boss in the game. Discovering these weaknesses is usually half the fun, but if you feel like you’ve hit a roadblock, we’re here to help. Here is the ideal boss order for all of Mega Man 11’s Robot Masters.

Note: technically you can beat any of Mega Man 11’s Robot Masters even if you don’t have their Achilles’ heel. Their patterns are fairly telegraphed. If you stick to it, you can beat every boss with only Mega Man’s mega buster. I defeated Block Man, Bounce Man, and Tundra Man before figuring out any of the boss weaknesses, so you could start this cycle at almost any link in the chain, but we recommend beginning with Block Man as his stage is relatively simple and he may be the easiest to defeat with Mega Man’s basic attack.

Cut to the chase! Here’s a quick reference for those who don’t want to read the rest of the story:

Block Man > Fuse Man > Blast Man > Bounce Man > Torch Man > Tundra Man > Acid Man > Impact Man > Block Man


Mega Man 11 Review – Robots Ride Again

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The big new feature this time around, however, is that our hero has been fitted with the Double Gear System, which allows him to increase his weapon power or slow down the environment for a limited time. The Power Gear can increase the output of the standard Mega Buster or enhance special weapons with more potent effects, while the Speed Gear can help you in tricky spots where timing or moving quickly is crucial. However, these effects only last a few seconds, and once time runs out you have to wait for a cooldown …read more


Mega Man 11 Review

I was worried when I first saw Mega Man 11. Mega Man series lead Keiji Inafune had left Capcom in 2010, going on to make his own Mega Man clone. The new art style initially turned me off as well, as it was not as immediately appealing as the 80s-inspired throwbacks seen in Mega Man 9 and 10. But Mega Man 11 won me over with its delightfully amped-up difficulty and cool time-stopping ability that makes its challenges (barely) possible. The moments I had to take in the scenery were few, but Mega Man 11 taught me that feeling like Mega Man is more important than looking like Mega Man.

Watch a full stage of Mega Man 11 above.

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