Review: Whispering Willows Is An Entertaining Diversion And Little Else

Last week, Night Light Interactive and LOOT Interactive’s Whispering Willows got a console release on the PS4 and PS Vita. While the game has been available for PC on Steam since 2014, the console re-release should at least see some updates but still has spelling and grammar errors. For a game that relays story almost entirely through text, having spelling errors on a re-release is kind of a shot in the foot. Honestly, they couldn’t even run the script through spell-check? Read the rest at BleedingCool.

Total War: Warhammer Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

WarHammer_Flat_FinA_Black_1434013602Total War has always been a massive RTS game and this new edition of it brings in the characters and lore of Warhammer. NotWarhammer 40K, the original Warhammer – just to be clear.

While the cinematic trailer is already out, the in-engine trailer is due to follow in July. Being a member of the press, however, I got to view some footage of the game in Alpha. While it was a pre-programmed sequence, the game does look pretty cool. It is still recognizable as a Total War title, with the massive battle fields and grand strategy campaigns, there is a lot of Warhammer to it. I can also confirm that the Greenskins will indeed be a playable race. Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.

E3: Guild Wars 2: Heart Of Thorns Wants To Make Your Guild Matter

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While Guild Wars 2 has had multiple free updates for the game, Heart of Thorns is a massive expansion that could prove to be worth the money. One of the key additions to this expansion will be the Guild Halls system.

At the end of Living World, Tyria no longer has a military to fight with, so while the Elder Dragons storyline will continue with this expansion, Heart of Thorns focuses mainly on Tyria’s struggle with the Jungle Dragon Mordremoth. Read the rest at BleedingCool.

Sword Coast Legends Gives You An Authentic D&D Experience Without The Table

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The latest attempt at a PC version of Dungeons and Dragons is n-Pace and Wizards of the Coast’s Sword Coast Legends, which allows for players to take on a dungeon in a four-person team, or to play as a Dungeon Master. The DM mode allows you to create your own quest lines and characters as well as customize a pre-existing dungeon or to build your own. DMs can alter enemy monsters appearances, skillsets, and even take control of them. Similarly, the DM is capable of adding traps or monsters in real time as the party moves through. However, the DM will be rated at the end of the dungeon, which makes it a bit more imperative for the DM to cooperate with the party rather than treat them as an enemy. Voice-over IP allows for some LARPing capabilities with the dialogue, as well as the classic DM hint-dropping. Read the rest at BleedingCool.

E3 – Magic: Duels Origins For The Digital Magic: The Gathering Experience

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Magic: Duels Origins is the latest attempt by Wizards of the Coast to give you the Magic: The Gathering experience from the comfort of your own monitor.

This version of Duels will be as truly FTP as a game can while still turning a profit. You buy booster packs with an in-game coin currency which can either be bought or earned. So if you have a compulsive need to buy every new card pack when it comes out, you can still do that. But you can also earn your way through by playing a lot, since the Duels team has spent a lot of time making sure their in-game economy is balanced so that dedicated Magic players can earn every new card in a set before the next set is released. Which is a nice break from the usual “FTP just means pay-to-win” since they do give you the option to earn the new cards. Personally, I like it because I am cheap. Read the rest at BleedingCool.

E3: Flying Mechs To Hit Next Gen Consoles With Strike Vector

SV_03Strike Vector has been on Steam for a year now, but is finally getting a next gen console release later this year- complete with a new campaign mode and updates to the multiplayer.

While the Steam version of Strike Vector is a fun multiplayer third-person shooter where you control a flying mech, Strike Vector on the consoles will include a single-player mode with 15 new campaign missions and some story, both about the world and about the player character. Read the rest at BleedingCool.