Treasure chests are abundant in the land of Albion. It’s almost as if someone unwittingly left their potions, scary tattoo cards, bags of gold, resurrection vials, low-tier weapons, and even outfit pieces just lying around. But to the wandering hero, they could find Ages of Might, Will, or Skill potions for a permanent exp boost.
If you’re lucky enough, you might pick up an Elixir of Life, a rare potion that will increase your maximum health. Its counterpart, the Will Master’s Elixir, expands your mana pool so you can cast more powerful spells without needing to recharge. Stray off the main path, and you will see digging spots and fishing locations where many silver keys are hidden.
Developer: Lionhead Studios Publisher: Xbox Game Studios Released on Sep 12, 2014
Fable Anniversary is a fully-remastered rendition of Fable: The Lost Chapters using the Unreal engine, giving the original 2005 game a fresh new coat of paint. After 20 years, long-time Fable fans will once again, get to relive the birth of a legendary hero, in their own image. And his destiny will be carefully molded through the player’s actions: through committing a series of good or evil deeds.
Games let us become heroes of our time. We fight the bad guys, find true love, and save the world, all in a day’s work. But before we do any of that, we have to pick a hairstyle that looks like a badass anime protagonist, hopefully without having to buy any DLCs.
Character customization has become a staple of many RPGs and other sorts of games that you wouldn’t expect as an option. But in reality, what does a bunch of attractive aesthetics actually do for players of a game? From a technical standpoint, next to nothing.
To continue where we left off, your humble tribe is transformed into an industrialized urban center, the first city of many to populate the land. Every city needs a town hall to establish their own form of government:
Economic cities are invested in spice mining to build better relations with their neighbors. The more trade routes they have, the more income they generate for spending on new infrastructure.
Religious cities insist that non-believers must be converted and will preach their way of life to any unsuspecting citizens. This is likely to upset the locals who throw trash at your vehicles.
Military cities are the most aggressive, always deploying armed forces to satiate their desire for conquest. They will forge alliances with other groups to declare war on their enemies.
Developer: Re-Logic Publisher: See Above Released on May 16, 2011
Terraria is a 2-D sandbox game that lets the player choose their own adventure, being given the freedom to craft whatever their heart desires. It combines elements of classic sprite games with open-world exploration to motivate players to survive by building houses, crafting stronger tools, digging through caverns, recruiting NPCs, and of course, defending them from monsters of the night.