EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5
Publisher: D3 PUBLISHER
Released on July 11, 2019
Don’t you just hate it when you’re sitting down for a pleasant Sunday morning of coffee and relaxation, but soon enough, you hear a loud rumble coming from your front lawn. Thinking the neighbors are causing trouble again, you get up to see if it was an earthquake or something, only to find that there is a semi truck-sized ant aggressively burrowing into your house.
Genre: Bug-Squishing Action
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Publisher: See Above
Released on Oct 15, 2019
Disco Elysium is a breath of fresh air above most standard RPGs, featuring a rich, open-world that lets players explore every nook and cranny. You are a detective who has made some bad decisions in life. But with an intricate murder case hanging above you, it’s time to do your job and go investigate the city of Revachol to narrow down a list of suspects. You can dial up the charm, resort to violence, become a man of culture, and more.
Genre: A TLDR RPG
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Ori and the Blind Forest
Developer: Moon Studios GmbH
Publisher: Xbox Games Studios
Released on Mar 11, 2015
Ori and the Blind Forest is a game set in an ethereal fantasy world of spirits brought to life by beautiful paintings and flawless animation. No seriously, it’s high production values cannot be understated. It narrates the story of an orphaned spirit guardian destined to save the forest of Nibel from decaying into a barren wasteland. The spirit tree was attacked by a misguided creature of darkness and it’s up to Ori to restore the light.
Genre: Action-Adventure Platforming
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Developer: Irrational Games
Released on Mar 25, 2013
Bioshock Infinite is a game featuring a custom combat system, and a plot told from the POV of disgraced anti-hero, Booker DeWitt, a man who has resigned to put the past behind him after rejecting a baptism for his war crimes. He is instructed by the Luteces to go rescue Elizabeth, a strange girl trapped inside a flying city, in exchange for wiping away his mounting debts.
Genre: Action/First-Person Shooter
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Written by Paul Gestl
We all know the worn-out descriptor for a game being challenging is when it’s dubbed ‘The Dark Souls of X.’ Many gamers groan at this statement, but the fact remains, that kind of reputation is well-earned for games that do have a hard mode. In a sense, Dark Souls is a game that knows how to do difficulty the right way.
To elaborate, Dark Souls has just the right amount of challenging gameplay. Let’s take a look at the ways that games are made more difficult. In all the games I’ve seen, there are 3 methods that videogames employ to raise the difficulty level: They are the Number Changes, AI Scaling, and Challenge Conditions.
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