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War Thunder Review

Firstly, allow me to apologize for such lengthy time it took me to finally get around to this, and Galaxia. I’m not one to make excuses, buuut.. It’s all Square Enix fault! FFXIV is too addicting. I eat it, I sleep it, I breathe it! O_O Anyway.. On to the review!

War Thunder, as most of you will know, is a Multi Massive Online Role Playing Game much like any MMO on the market today being developed by Gaijin Entertainment. With a  slightly different mechanic though than standard MMO’s with the whole being in planes, tank, and Battleships that are strongly void of Rhianna and Taylor Kitsch.

Gameplay: In War Thunder the gameplay is a blast, pun intended, as you blast your foes by land, sea, or air in large maps that are closely similar to the land at the time during the WWII era. I found myself deeply immersed into killing Nazi’s, a.k.a. Germans because no one wants to refer to Germans as Nazis, even Germans, and those damned ‘Japs’ (just kidding Japanese readers, the game is just that real). The scale of the maps were very large at a realistic 200 kilometers (125 miles) soon to be 300 kilometers (roughly 180 miles according to Google because I can’t convert kilometers to miles off the top of my head.) With realism as depth of this, it’s hard not to enjoy yourself in War Thunder.

For gameplay modes there are Arcade Battles,  Historical Battles, and Full Real Battles.

In Arcade Battles, you’re pit 32 vs. 32 in planes making you challenge the opponents strategies by having you defend you “country” with easy and basic controls. It makes the game easier, but fun for everyone to enjoy regardless of rank or skill.

Historical battles make for a much hardcore mode imitating real life damage and war as much as possible. Diving your plane to fast, pulling up, or going head on into a fight can prove fatal and have you ending the battle fairly quick Full Battles Now here is a mode that is harder than hard. Porn star junk hard. It reenacts flight simulation to the “T” where real life damage is taken and battles are hard due to the fact there’s no easy mode. Basically.. If you haven’t been shot mid air in the wing during WWII, you’re not going to know what the hell to do to survive plummeting into the earth. It makes for a real challenge and real fun.

Sound: Sound in the game as amazing. You heard explosions from other players in other places nearly right away in the distance and in the direct location of their shot. It made for a real cool immersion factor while you tried to maneuver your vehicle, whatever it was, to that direction only to go with frustratingly slow speeds to get there often. That was only due to realism, which I am not against. War Thunder uses realistic sounds recorded from actual planes, tanks, guns, and just about any other war machine from ‘Dubaya-dubya 2’, it sounded like you were apart of a real battle beginning to end.

Controls: War Thunder’s controls were very smooth and easy to learn, but I had issue with the plane controls, but I’ve always had a bit of an issue with planes in video games *cough* Battlefield! Oh my. Excuse me.. Didn’t mean to cough and type at the same time. I found it pretty simple to get into and also the responsiveness was on point regardless of how much I raged when I died, I couldn’t blame the controls even though I did.

Graphics: Graphics were on par with some of the best combat simulators out there and only in beta at the current moment. I was amazed by some of the smallest details which the graphical engine displayed greatly. The Dagor Engine, in my opinion, is a very underrated one which impressed me a lot.

Multiplayer Aspect: Of course this is the bread and the better of the entire game. You can easily find yourself delved into hours of play time and not even realize it. Time flies, more pun intended, especially with how in-depth the massively multiplayer online combat flight simulator developed by Gaijin Entertainment is.

Final Verdict: With all the depth, fun, and historical aspects of the game, I can see people spending hours of endless fun back in time reliving one of the world’s most talked about wars. It’ll be cool to see what Gaijin has in store for us when the game launches this November on the PlayStation 4, Mac OS X, and Windows PC. I give this game a solid 9 out of 10 making this one of our RGN Rated Gold Games.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment

Available On: PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac OS X

Release Date: November 2013

Review Copy Info- A digital voucher for this game’s downloadable content was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Shawn Stenberg on 20130909 and was last modified on 20130911 .

Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition Review

Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition is the PC version of the mobile role playing game from Paradox Interactive which brings back the classic JRPG feel and gameplay many have known and fallen in love with since the early 90s and before. With this game you fill find a focus on gameplay above all else. For that we are appreciative, as most JRPG’s don’t exactly have a great introduction. Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition is exactly what the RPG genre needed.

The story of Knights of Pen and Paper sees a crew of gamers hopping on to the table for some tabletop goodness. Not a fan of tabletop gameplay? That’s okay because for you, the player, everything is video game style. You will go from location to location defeating enemies and completing quests. This is a pretty cool and meta way to story the game, because you are playing as people playing as people completing said quests and enemy battles. This is sort of like the RPG version of Inception in that manner.

Oh baby. Can I say that in a Review? Oh yeah, RealGamerNewz is the only uncensored gaming site on the net, I can say whatever I want. Oh baby, this is exactly what the RPG genre needed. Yeah I said that twice but that’s how good it is. If you love RPG’s buy this game now. If you don’t know what an RPG is anymore after all the strange releases claiming to represent the genre, Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition will teach you the truth.

In each battle you face you will be able to add the enemies you face manually. You’ll increase your experience until the point you can handle the roughest in a given area, and there is also boss fights that will test out how well you managed to grind up until any given point (which you cannot control the amount and types of enemies you face during). When you have to travel from place to place, you will roll dice. The dice roll you get will determine how far your characters will be able to travel before facing a random encounter. The game’s controls consist of classic JRPG style selections of which attack you’d like to use. Each character has a unique special abilities list which is unlocked as you go forwards. Contrary to that you can also just click on any enemy if you are running through the motions of normal attacks.

The soundtrack and sound effects in this game really bring you back to the old days with none of that ‘modern feel’ stuff to ruin it. Replay ability feels through the roof as there is a percentage completion counted on each town. You’ll have main quests and many side quests, but also, you will never get sick of playing this as the genre is currently really lacking such a throwback title as Knights of Pen and Paper. The engine performance was solid with no glitches at all during our play-through of the game.

Final Verdict: Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition is the enhanced desktop edition of the mobile game, and should be a loud and clear beacon to all RPG fans and companies of what the industry needs to remember as the founding principles of the role playing game genre. This game receives an almost perfect 9.5 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz and is a Platinum Game. The only thing we’d like to see is a little bit more meaning associated with the side quest story-lines. This game pretty much encompasses what a role playing game should be, and is exactly what we think of when we hear the three letters R-P-G.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.5/10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Developer: Behold Studios / Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Available On: Windows PC / Mac / iOS / Android

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info- A digital voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130724 and was last modified on 20130724 .