News | Tactical Combat in Digimon Survive

Bandai Namco has released a new gameplay trailer for Digimon Survive.

Digimon Survive was announced back in 2018 but has been delayed several times. Last year, the game was again postponed to an unknown date in this year, partly due to the consequences of the corona pandemic and possible adjustments that were going to be made to the game. It has now been announced that the game will be released on July 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

The video shows how players can use tactical elements and a variety of items during combat. Digivolution is also being examined. The trailer can be seen below.

Digimon Survived differs from the usual gameplay in Digimon games. The game still takes place during a summer camp, but the game has a two-dimensional graphic style and offers a strategic camera angle during combat.


News | Elden Ring PC System Requirements Revealed

The system requirements for the PC version of Elden Ring have been revealed.

Following are the minimum and recommended system requirements.

Minimum system requirements:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Memory: 12 GB
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, 3 GB or AMD Radeon RX 580, 4 GB
DirectX: DirectX 12 (feature level 12.0)
Storage: 60GB
Sound Card: Windows Compatible
Recommended system requirements:

OS: Windows 11 / 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Memory: 16 GB
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56.8 GB
DirectX: DirectX 12 (feature level 12.0)
Storage: 60GB
Sound Card: Windows Compatible

Elden Ring was announced in 2019 by publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware. The latter is the developer of games such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin helped write the story. The game will be released on February 25 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.


News | Gameplay and Collector's Edition of Elden Ring Revealed

Bandai Namco has shown 15 minutes of new gameplay footage of Elden Ring. The collector's edition of the game is also shown.

The gameplay, which comes from the PC version of the game, shows more of the game world, aka the ‘Lands Between’. For example, viewers see a Site of Grace, the Bonfires of this game. A gigantic dragon is also shown, the map of the game can be seen and there is a lot of riding on a horse.

At the end of the gameplay, a collector’s edition of the game was also shown, of which a photo can be seen below. This includes not only the game, but also a steelbook, artbook, digital soundtrack and image. In addition, there is a premium collector’s edition that includes all of the above, as well as a replica of the game’s main character’s helmet.

Elden Ring was announced in 2019 by publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware. The latter is the developer of games such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin helped write the story. The game will be released on February 25, 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.


News | Elden Ring Coming January 21, 2022, First Gameplay Shown

Elden Ring, the new game from FromSoftware, will be released on January 21, 2022. The first gameplay images were also shown.

That happened during the Summer Game Fest show tonight. The new game is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC.

The trailer shows, among other things, the game world, with a large, glowing tree in the middle and many ruins scattered across the landscape. You can also see how a knight rides on a horse through the game world. Various monsters come his way, which he slaughters with his sword. There are also some gigantic creatures to be seen. Later in the trailer you can see a battle against a large dragon, as well as several gothic buildings.

Elden Ring was announced in 2019 by publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware. The latter is the developer of games such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin helps write the story. Until tonight, no new footage of the game had been shown since the game was announced.


Review | Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

After years of multiplayer games, there is finally another Dragon Ball Z title that focuses on the fans. Kakarot is an RPG, which unfortunately cannot compete with its genre mates.

It has been over fifteen years since Buu’s Fury appeared for the Game Boy Advance. It was the last ‘real’ role-playing game based on the Japanese animation series that, despite moderate criticism, still has a warm place in the hearts of Dragon Ball fans.

Developer Cyberconnect2 is now trying to respond to that sentiment with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. In recent years, the studio has been responsible for the .hack games and recent Naruto fighters, making it the main supplier for games based on Japanese anime. With Kakarot they aim at a large scale: the game covers the full story of Dragon Ball Z, from the arrival of Raditz to the fight against Majin Buu.

The combat system is a bit like that from earlier 3D fighting games in the Dragon Ball series, such as Budokai Tenkaichi and Xenoverse. You fly around in a three-dimensional environment, where you string simple combos together and fire powerful super attacks. In Kakarot, the system has been slightly modified to give it more of a role play feel, so that you can block during an enemy attack, for example.

Kakarot has a kind of open world. The game is split into several large areas, through which you can walk or fly. There you can start side missions, find food and resources and fight strong monsters flying around.

Almost every mission that you play alongside the main story, is the same. You’re asked to collect some materials, which you then hand in for a reward. Although the areas in the game are large, they sometimes feel a bit empty. Every region is filled with floating Z orbs, which you can collect to buy new upgrades.

It can be tempting to fly into the world and eliminate random enemies, to gradually make your characters stronger. Kakarot profiles itself as an RPG, one that constantly tempts you to save points for new super attacks and other skills, but you will be disappointed after you have tried this. All optional content gives extremely few experience points, while continuing to play the story makes you grow enormously fast in level.

It may be clear, Kakarot presents itself as a role play, but in reality it gives you hardly any control over the growth of your characters. This is also reflected in the way you unlock new attacks. You can purchase upgrades through an extensive skilltree, but after a few investments it ends: you have to reach a specific chapter to unlock the rest. The game basically just wants you to ignore the entire RPG system and simply follow the story.

We understand that to a certain extent: after all, you don’t want Goku to become Super Saiyan after long grinding, even before his best friend is murdered by Freeza. But it probably proves why the story of Dragon Ball, which relies on the heroes’ power-ups and new attack techniques, does not lend itself to role-playing such as this one. If Kakarot had its own story, that would lead to a freer and more creative game.

Score:

7,0

+ Story of the whole Dragon Ball Z
+ All the favorite DBZ characters are included.
+ Graphic style looks good.

– Empty world
– Undermines its own RPG systems.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For this review, the game was played on PlayStation 4 Pro.