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Celestian Tales: Old North on Kickstarter

Ekuator Games, located in Bandung, Indonesia, is making an epic looking RPG game called Celestian Tales: Old North. The game strives to tell a story that does not rely on fantastical beasts or dueling deities, but rather unearths the concepts of greed, loyalty, dishonor, and love within every human. Through the perspectives of six different characters, players will have to see with their own eyes that nothing is one-sided.

The art for Celestian Tales is comprised of pixelated sprites, similar to older Suikoden games. Each pixel is hand-drawn, giving the style a unique look all of its own. The environment is a mixture of water-colored sceneries that have been digitally retouched and combined in a beautiful way.

Another intriguing aspect of this game is the fact that it spans three decades. This change is shown in the world environments and even in the characters themselves. They will age and they will learn. The choices that each character makes help shape the future profoundly. So before you decide to blindly follow orders, take a moment to consider the consequences that your actions will have later on in your life. Will you regret doling out punishment just because someone ordered you to, or will you instead regret taking a stand and deliberately disobeying a direct order? The choice is yours to make.

The battle system is comprised of turn-based combat with customizable and branching action choices for each character. Yet, to enter battle, you must physically interact with an enemy, similar to Persona or Grandia. Yet, “To purposefully avoid or chase enemies is integrated as part of the story-line elements. For example, not fighting any single fey creature when you attempt to pass through an elven forest would raise your standings as a friend of nature. This will in turn affect how persuasive you are to the elven-kin, who may not aid those they distrust.”

So, strategically avoiding certain battles, or aiming to engage in particular fights, will affect the story down the road.

Celestian Tales: Old North is on Kickstarter right now, and at the moment, has exceeded their goal. Nine days remain in the campaign, however, so you still have a chance to lend your support and help Ekuator Games reach their stretch goals. The game will be presented in three parts, one for each decade. Part one is scheduled to release late 2014, with the other two parts to be distributed by mid-2015.

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 Maggie West on 20140325 and was last modified on 20140325 .

Mega Charizard 3DS XL

Every year, Japan holds a Pokémon tournament to determine the best Pokémon trainer. And the winner of this year’s tournament gets this beautiful one-of-a-kind 3DS XL with Mega Charizard on the top panel, and the winner’s name engraved on the back.

I wish all the participants luck and may the victor enjoy his spoils! The competition started on March 22, 2014 so the winner should be announced soon!

[Some Info Sourced: NicheGamer]

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 Maggie West on 20140325 and was last modified on 20140325 .

Don’t Starve (PC / PS4) Post-Mortem Review

With the announcement of the Don’t Starve DLC Reign of Giants hinted to be coming out in August, perhaps a more in-depth look at the base game is needed for those unfamiliar with it. The game, recently released for the Playstation 4, is also available on Steam for $14.99.

Don’t Starve is a survival adventure game, where you must forage, gather, and hunt for resources. You start out as Wilson, a scientist, and over the course of the game you can unlock different characters, each with their own set of skills or items exclusive to them. On day one, the main objective is to gather enough wood to last the first night. Crafting tools from branches and stone is not too difficult, so you should be alright for a while. Yet, if you let your sanity deteriorate, the shadows will come after you. So not only are you fighting off hunger and beasts, you must always be wary of the tricks that the mind can play upon you.

There are three things that you have to keep track of; your hunger, your sanity, and your health. Seeing monsters, eating particular foods, and being in the dark will drain your sanity; while fire, certain foods, and picking flowers will help restore it. Health is affected by, of course, getting hurt and can be healed in a few ways. If you kill a spider or destroy a spider nest, you can get spider glands which, on their own, will heal a bit of health. However, if you craft the glands along with 2 Ash and 1 Rock, you’ll get a salve that will greatly heal your character. There are a variety of weapons and traps you can craft in order to catch different types of food to keep your belly full through the harsh summers and long winters, such as bird traps and fishing poles.

If you like gathering, crafting, building, fighting monsters, games with dark humor, and just overall good games, I would definitely suggest you pick it up. Plus, there will soon be DLC for the game, introducing new elements that you must survive against. Reign of Giants is going to add new seasons, monsters, and items to the base game. There is no official release date as of yet, though it has been hinted to drop sometime in August, but a select few are beta testing it right now. Instead of just Summer and Winter, Autumn and Spring are thrown into the mix, adding more difficulty to the game as each season will undoubtedly feature their own unique setbacks. There are four trailers out for Reign of Giants, each focusing on a new season.

So gather your wits, sharpen your spear, and, above all, don’t starve!

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Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz 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 Maggie West on 20140309 and was last modified on 20140309 .