First Impression of Mitra Sphere [Download File Attached]

Hey Guys! So Mitra sphere has entered the closed beta test and here is a look into the various aspects of the game.

MITRA SPHERE.
Mitra sphere is an Action Role Playing game (ARPG) which features a simple but fun style of playing. The game is expected to launch officially in Spring and will be a game that is looked forward to. Pre-registrations for the game are also open right now and it can be done on their official page.

STORYLINE.
Mitra Sphere is an adventure game that tells the story of abutting parcels Npakas Mahanatee, where the sky is covered by oceans. The protagonist had lost his parents at a very young age. He and his little sister could depend on no one but each other. However, they fell into water while fishing and found the larvae of the Dragon coincidentally.

In the game, players take on the role of the protagonist. Along with the development of character through an adventure that never ends.

GRAPHICS.

Simple but elegant. Mitrasphere has been rolled out as a two dimensional game with more focus given on the basic elements of the game than on the graphics. This does not however mean that the graphics and the game environment are bad. For some reason, the graphics seem to fit the game and makes it quite interesting.

Though the game is primarily 2D based it does bring in quite glamorous features. The details can be easily distinguished and visibly seen. This is evident from the gameplay when one engages in combat.

CONTROLS

To be honest, players will barely have to make any movements in this game. The only restricted movement that a player is offered is at main menu where he can interact with other players and NPC’s. The game offers a simple floatable joystick in order to this. One has to simply point the joystick in the direction in which they want their character to move.

While engaged in combat players will only have to select the attack that they wish to use and will not have any big movement roles involved.

TUTORIAL

Mitrasphere does not pay a lot of attention to tutorials as such and does not provide an in-depth tutorial on how to go bout the game. In fact, it has been pushed so far back into their important things that the tutorial is shown only after completing the first three quests!

First Impression of Mitra Sphere [Download File Attached]

Perhaps the disappointing part about the tutorial is that it does not give you a hands on one. All information is displayed in Japanese language with suitable images. It puts the task on the players to decipher the language and figure out what each thing means. The entire guide on playing the game and how to update characters etc. are only displayed in the above manner.

First Impression of Mitra Sphere [Download File Attached]

In addition to this, the game does provide tips before the combat begins.

CHARACTERS.

You play the role of the protagonist and move up the storyline in the game. This is why you have merely any options when it comes to characters. The only option that you get is to choose between a male character and a female one before the game starts.

First Impression of Mitra Sphere [Download File Attached]

However, in order to compensate for this, the developers have provided a plethora of character customization options in the game. Every minute detail of your character can be upgraded and can be distinctly seen while engaged in combat.

First Impression of Mitra Sphere [Download File Attached]

The various features that are allowed in the game related to character customization include changing the hair style, colour, complexion, eyes and it even allows you to add tattoos. The main menu of the game allows for you to even change the voice of your character and provides a load of options with regard to this.

PLAYING THE GAME.

As mentioned earlier, the players will have to play the game in a closed environment. Mitrasphere is a turn based game therefore players will have to wait their turn to make a move. The game is played by using a set of given combination attacks to defeat the opposing players in the arena.

The game sets off with a quite lengthy and time consuming ordeal. Players will have to carefully use their given attack and skill options in order to win the game. Each attack has a time period for reload once used. This is the most striking feature of the game which makes it extremely fun to play. A bar is placed towards the left of your attack box which will fill up every time the player’s casts a move. Once the bar has been completely filled up the player can use it to deliver a special and devastating blow to the opponent.

The players will have to level up by winning and collecting as many experience points as they can. Each win will give the players a set of rewards which can be used for upgrading their weapons etc. The game also features an Auto-play option which will come to the aid of players in case they find it too difficult.
It is quite important that players claim all their rewards as it will help them tremendously later in the game.

ONLINE GAMING.

The game allows you to add upto five players in the multiplayer gaming. This will be an interesting feature in the game as it involves proper strategizing to play it this way. The game also features a live chatroom function where any message typed will appear on the main screen itself which makes it quite continent. The players are given a set of servers from which they can select any one and enter.

SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS.

First Impression of Mitra Sphere [Download File Attached]

DEVELOPER: Bank of Innovation.

VERDICT
The game can given be a rating of 7/10.

APK
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwIUHqHhJHmhN1NzRFZBZUdkVU0[APK FILE FOR MITRA SPHERE]

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

Ubisoft has announced the swordfighting game For Honor will start Open Beta next week from February 9 to 12. The full game will be coming out on February 14th, 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

The Open Beta features four modes: Elimination, Dominion, Brawl, and Duel. There are nine heroes in the Open Beta. The full game contains 12 heroes and five modes, so Open Beta players are getting to try a good chunk of the complete game’s content. The Open Beta is being held on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

World of For Honor

The world of For Honor is harsh, yet filled with beautiful wildlands, grandiose landmarks, and majestic ruins. Its hardy inhabitants eke a living as they can in spite of living in a state of near perpetual war. A cataclysm struck a millenium ago, nearly destroying all civilizations. Homelands were sundered, empires burned, and whole nations exiled themselves. From the ashes of this catastrophe, the Knights, Vikings, and Samurai rose again. They struggled to rebuild their nations, trying to recapture the glory of their ancestors.

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

Carve a path of destruction through vivid, larger-than-life battlefields in For Honor, a ground-breaking action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios.

For Honor will be released on February 14, 2017 on PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC.

Pierce the fog of war and join bold Knights, brutal Vikings, and deadly Samurais as they battle across lush, challenging battle maps. Master medieval weaponry and participate in brutal, fast-paced melee combat in an engaging story campaign and novel multiplayer modes.

The Art of Battle, For Honor’s innovative control system, puts you in total control of your Heroes. Each has distinct skills and uses unique melee weapons. Combat is designed to deliver the feeling of true dueling without sacrificing accessibility and simplicity. It has been created through motion capture by real martial artists and professional stuntmen to bring the action to life like never before.

Factions

Knights

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

The Knights of Ashfeld are brash paragons of might.

They were sent by the Iron Legions to pacify the land. They’ve since acquired a taste for freedom and have made Ashfeld their home. They believe that many – if not all – of the ancient ruins that cover their lands were built by the Great Empire, the precursor of the Iron Legion.

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

Disorganized for centuries, Ashfeld’s Knights have mostly been a collection of petty warlords and roving bands of mercenary knights. In the last decade, they have been corralled under a single banner, often at sword point, by Ashfeld’s Blackstone Legion, led by Apollyon.

So far, the Knights have managed to defend Ashfeld from Vikings and Samurai attacks. Apollyon argues that a threat of war is imminent and tells stragglers that joining her Legion is the only guarantee they will hold onto their lands.

Samurai

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

History has not been kind to the Samurai.

Originally from a land far away across the seas, they tell a tale of an Emperor and a homeland lost to sea and fire. Nearly a millennium later, the nomadic nation has ceased its wandering and built a new empire near the reclaimed homelands of the Vikings and the contested lands of the Knights.

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

Having spent the last decades acclimating to the marshy hills known as the Myre, they flourish but remain vastly outnumbered by their neighbors. They have to rely on greater martial skill, cunning, and devotion to their culture in order to survive – for they may be the last of their kind.

Vikings

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

The Vikings vanished centuries ago, fleeing their crumbling homelands for shores unknown.

Those left behind were conquered by the Knights and assimilated into their cultures.

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

The Vikings returned in great numbers a few centuries ago. They came from far across the sea to where they have established a new homeland. They retuned for many reasons, but mostly to reclaim their ancient homeland in the North: Valkeinheim. Hundreds of Viking clans now coexist in relative peace in the frozen tundra. To the outside observer, however, they seem to exist in a state of perpetual civil war.

Vikings are the undisputed masters of the sea and fresh water. When this raucous nation gathers together in massive armadas of dragon-headed ships, they are fearsome to behold and nigh unstoppable.

Maps

For Honor features amazing battle maps and arenas created to deliver the best, most realistic melee combat experience possible.

Citadel Gate

Cathedral

Overwatch

Forest

River Fort

Canyon

Story Modes

Campaign

Playable as single-player and two-player co-op, the For Honor story mode is an immersive tale of larger-than-life warriors plunged into one of the bloodiest wars between Knights, Vikings, and Samurai in recent history.

Hundreds of years after a cataclysm reshaped the world, Knights, Vikings, and Samurai have adapted and thrive once more. Each now has the power to defy the other factions, tipping a fragile equilibrium into all-out war.

Embodying the greatest warriors of each faction, players experience some of the defining moments that led to the war. Dealing with manipulation, betrayal, and catastrophic reversal, they will need wits and skills to ensure victory.

Storming castles and fortresses, turning the tide of key battles, and defeating deadly bosses in intense duels, players will incarnate as battle-hardened heroes who will shape the course of a violent history.

Multiplayer

Dominion

In this 4v4 battle you must break the opposing team’s morale and then eliminate them. You do so by scoring points through killing enemies, capturing specific areas, and controlling them over time.

Once a team reaches 1000 points, the opposite teams breaks and can no longer spawn unless they kill opponents or recapture areas. A team wins by killing the last hero of a breaking team.

Duel

Battle it out against a single opponent in a best of five-round fight in an arena! Use your mastery of your hero’s moveset to slay your opponent. You must do so without feats or radar to pinpoint your opponent’s position.

Be on the lookout, and tap into your skills!

Brawl

This is a 2v2, best-of-five rounds battle to the death. Each hero spawns at a different point of the map. A team wins a battle when they’ve eliminated the last hero of the opposing team. There are no respawns.

Battle arenas are filled with traps and ledges, so exploit your environment to your advantage!

For Honor Open Beta Starts February 9th, 2017

Overwatch Starts Year of the Rooster Limited-Time Event

Overwatch Starts Year of the Rooster Limited-Time Event

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year celebrations have begun and this seasonal event hopes to bring you happiness, prosperity, and (most importantly) lots of fun. For the next three weeks, players will have the chance to collect over 100 commemorative cosmetic items, enjoy a firefight beneath some fireworks on Lijiang Tower, and work together to capture the flag in Overwatch’s newest brawl mode.

Good Luck and Great Fortune Await

Starting today, our customary Loot Boxes have been replaced with our lucky Lunar Loot Boxes—and they’re packed with one heck of a (primal) punch, including new skins like Palanquin D.Va and Wukong Winston!

As with previous events, Lunar Loot Boxes can be earned or purchased, and each will contain at least one item from our Year of the Rooster collection—including player icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, skins, and more. While the contents of each seasonal Loot Box are random, you can unlock a variety of these customization options in the Hero Gallery for credits throughout the event’s duration.

Once you’ve unlocked an item, it will be yours forever, which means you can celebrate the Year of the Rooster all year-round. The collection will return to the vault on February 13, however, so be sure to fire up your favorite gaming machine and see what good fortune might await before it’s too late!
Capture the Rooster

No event would be complete without a first-class brawl, and for the Year of the Rooster we took a cue from tradition and are introducing an Overwatch take on a true competitive gaming staple: Capture the Flag.

In Capture the Rooster, teams will face off on Lijiang Tower, attempting to secure the enemy flag while the opposing team does the same. In this fast-paced brawl, players will need to get creative with their team compositions as they attempt to construct a lineup that’s built for offensive speed and defensive stability.

Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster is live RIGHT NOW on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Happy Lunar New Year!

Areal Is a Mobile MMORPG Featiures Licensed The King of Fighters Characters

Licensed by SNK, Hong Kong publisher Game Dreamer has released mobile MMORPG Areal in Asia for iOS and Android system. The game features iconic characters from SNK’s IPs such as The King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown. The game also invites famous voice actors/actresses of Naruto anime series to the develop the game.

Pet system is a core gameplay system in the game. Pets have stats which rank them in 4 tiers: S, A, B, C. Besides, pets have 3 fixed talent skills, which are unlocked as pets progress. Pets can also learn other special skills, and can equip whatever special skills that fit the combat style.

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Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

Hey Guys, hope you all are having a great new beginning to 2017! So here’s a guide for Dragon Nest Mobile on how to efficiently use each the characters, quickly gather skill points and level up. As I had mentioned in my article before, Dragon Nest Mobile is quite an interesting game which can be played for hours together. For those of you who wish to know more about the game, click here for a comprehensive review about the game.

Dragon Nest Mobile has been designed in such a way that the method of collecting skill points is different for each character, this means that the time taken to level up and learn new skills will vary a little from character to character. The mobile version of Dragon Nest features the same characters that was present in the Pc version, the standard characters that are available as of now are: warrior, archer, sorceress, cleric.

Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

Before dwelling deep into how we can use each character to gather skill points quickly and level up let me let you guys know the various methods in which skill points can be collected. There are several ways in which this can be done;

a) COMBAT
b) UPGRADATION
c) COMBINATON MOVES
d) COMPLETING QUESTS

Let us now take a quick look on how we can gather skill points from the above mentioned methods

1) COMBAT.

This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to upgrade your level by gathering points. This is where each character plays a role and carefully using the perfect character tailored for your ease assumes importance.

SHORT RANGE COMBAT (Cleric and the Warrior)

Both these characters are extremely powerful and deliver powerful blows to the enemy. The cleric is apt for beginners considering that the character provides the standard attacking features. The warrior on the other hand can also be used by beginners but creating efficient combo skills and moves might prove to be a bit of the challenge, but if this can be done then the warrior and the cleric can help players who enjoy close combat and plain on the offensive front. This in fact will help players gather a lot of skill points during the game.

Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

The reason why these close combat characters help in collecting so many skill points is because of the fact that they can quickly attack several monsters at the same time. Consider the cleric, one of the special moves easily available is to take a 360 degree sweep ensuring that every monster present around is hit at the same time. While striking a single monster fetches enough skill points, being able to attack several of them at the same time will help in collecting combo points which will double or maybe even triple the chances of collecting these points.

Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

If you are comfortable using these close combat characters then it will attribute to helping you collect more than 50 % of the required points in order to level up at any given point. One of the disadvantages of the close combat method is that it puts the player right between the crossfires of the enemy’s. This means that while attacking several monsters at the same time it will be harder to slip out and escape the attacking blows. One way around this is to use the quick slide move which is provided for every character, this will ensure that the player can swiftly move out of the attacker’s path. The key for this move is present adjacent to the attacking key on the right hand corner of the screen.

LONG DISTANCE COMBAT (Archer and Sorceress)

The main advantage of using these two characters is that one can attack from a safe distance without receiving any damage while at the same time ensuring that skill points can be collected.

Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

It will come of great help if the Archer and wizard are improvised quickly with various combination moves because this will ensure faster attacking, helping the player collect points quickly. For those of you who have just started with the game it is not suggested that they start playing with the sorceress or wizard because compared to the close combat characters they do not collect skill points as quickly. This is primarily because when attacking from a longer distance several enemies cannot be targeted at the same time which means the players will not have a lot of opportunities to collect points from combination attacks.

Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

However, there is a way to circumvent this. The archer and sorceress are excellent choices for multiplayer gaming. The wizard especially will play a pivotal role in this aspect. Considering the fact that her skill moves take a longer time to build up she can be used to provide effective assistance to the short range attacking players while engaging in multiplayer mode. This will help in creating combos which will in turn help you collect skill points.

One of the added benefits of using either the archer or the sorceress is that they will not be in close proximity to the enemy’s attacks. This can be used to the player’s advantage as they can engage in the offensive while not having to dodge any attacks constantly as they can quickly anticipate an attack and move away from that path.

UPGRADING CHARACTERS

Another quick way of collecting skill points is by upgrading your characters. Adding value to your character ensures that you can dwell more heavily into the game and play more efficiently and quickly thereby helping you to collect points faster. This is one of the most important things which need to be kept in mind as upgrading your character will help you in progressing through the game quickly and smoothly.

Some of the quests require a specific level for you to be qualified to play, in order to this the characters must be levelled up as quickly as possible else you will have to work your way through various tasks in order to get to the required level which can be quite tiring.

Dragon Nest Mobile: Informative Guide & Tips on Leveling and Skill Points

PURCHASING EQUIPMENT

Purchasing equipment’s for the purpose of developing the character that you’ve chosen is one way to collect more skill points. In addition to this, it also adds to the strength of your character, upgrading the weapon, adding more combat resistant armour etc. will also help you in tackling the different kinds of monsters that are present in the game. As you progress the game the difficulty only keeps increasing and therefore it is wise to purchase equipment and add it to the character.

COMPLETING QUESTS

This is one of the best ways to level up quickly in Dragon Nest Mobile. The quests usually follow the storyline of the game and can be quite interesting, therefore it won’t bore you either. Some of the quests require that you need to team up with other players, at this point you can use the characters who can attack from long distance in order to finish the quests quickly. This feat can be achieved by completing dungeon quests which require you to have a certain level of stamina. So bear in mind this fact before beginning a quest as if you don’t have the required stamina you will not be able to enter it.

COLLECTING GOLD

Some of the levelling up techniques that has been mentioned will require a considerable amount of gold. For example, purchasing equipment’s etc. will require gold. Now, there are several ways in which gold can be collected quickly.

The first one is by completing quests (Dungeon and tower). This is one of the quickest ways to collect a large amount of gold. On completion of a quest, gold is given to the player as a reward, however the amount of gold that is rewarded will depend on how you performed during the quest. When a quest is completed the player will be given stars, a player obtaining three stars will get a higher amount of gold than when compared to those who get a one star.

Another method of collecting gold is by upgrading your character. Whenever you upgrade your player and level up you will get coins, this can again be reinvested on the character as it ensures that you will gain more points and gold once the character levels up.

Follow these methods to quickly progress through the game and to collect skill points and level up.

Heavy Gear Assault- An in Depth Review

Heavy Gear Assault entered into Steam early access. Developed by MekTek Studios and published by Stompy Bot productions, Heavy Gear assault seems to be a promising game. Here is an in depth review of the game if you guys are planning to purchase it.

INTRODUCTION AND PLOT
The Heavy Gear Series was introduced into the gaming regime quite a long time back. Since the introduction of the concept of the game it has expanded its fan base and garnered a lot of attention. Heavy gear assault is the latest game in the franchise. The game features you handling a humanoid robot in the distant planet of Terra Nova. As a pilot of the Gear you engage in duels and gather fame and money to rise to the top. Here’s a quick look at the trailer for Heavy Gear assault.

GAMEPLAY
Heavy Gear Assault is set in the distant planet of Terra Nova. The game features an open world with genuine graphics which are powered by the Unreal Engine 4. This ensures that the players can enjoy the game in high quality graphics and stunning environment. The developers of the game have not made the environment too complicated or too simple, they have rather done a remarkably good job of striking the perfect balance between the two ensuring that the players have enough space to go offensive and take cover for defence.

TUTORIAL
Unlike all other games, the tutorial in Heavy Gear Assault is optional and the players can either take it or skip and directly enter the game. For those of you who are new to the Heavy Gear franchise, it is recommended that they take the tutorial. The tutorial in Heavy Gear assault does not go into every aspect, this can come as quite a difficult task for those who are playing the game for the first time.

The tutorial guides you through the basics of the game. It walks you only through the controls and movements. The tutorial provides guides for both the keyboard and the gamepad. The disappointing part of this is that it does not teach you on how to use the primary and secondary weapons, how to equip weapons, how to use quick dodge movements etc. The new players will have to take some time to figure this out before entering the game.

Heavy Gear Assault- An in Depth Review

GEAR CUSTOMIZATION
Heavy Gear Assault provides the players to buy the pack that they desire. While purchasing the game pack the players will receive a set of gears and cash which can be used while playing. Now coming to the gears, the most common humanoid bots available in Heavy gear assault are the Jaegers and the Hunters. Both these gears come with a set number of features. The players can use the money that has been obtained from the starter pack to customize their gear. This will ensure that their gear stands out in style during combat.

Now the gears in Heavy Gear Assault can be customized to meet the player’s requirements. This involves a detailed weaponry system to intricate paint jobs. The gears can be equipped with a lot of primary and secondary weapons which can be used during combat. Regarding the paint job, the gears can be designed as per the wishes of the player, the game provides a plethora of options ranging from metallic to gloss paints for this purpose.

GEAR MOVEMENT
All Gears are equipped with a secondary movement system (SMS) in the form of wheels or threads. This feature allows the player to move faster and silently across different arenas. This provides the gear with a higher top speed at the cost of a lower acceleration. All the gears are equipped with jump jets which allow the gears to jump higher and further. The gear movement is fluid and flawless and is one of the most interesting features of the game.

Heavy Gear Assault- An in Depth Review

MULTIPLAYER GAMING
The online multiplayer gaming is hands down one of the best features of Heavy Gear Assault. The game can be played in different modes online, these include:
1) Annexation
2) Team Death Match
3) Brunesball

All these game modes are thoroughly enjoyable and there are plenty of exciting environments and weather conditions in which the game can be played. Players can browse the servers and join the game that they like. The game also comes with an option to show those servers which the player cannot join. While the server list is up the players can see the mode of the game, the region and the number of players who are involved. In addition to this, the game allows the player to create and host his own server, the server can be customized according to the player’s needs, he can select the arena, the number of players, the time for which the game is to played etc.

SYSTEM REQIREMENTS.
Unfortunately, the game requirements are extremely high. Considering the graphics and the gameplay the requirements are very high.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core I3 processor
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 680+
Direct X: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 4 GB
RECOMMENDED REQSUIREMENT
Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: Intel I7
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970+
Direct x: Version 11
Network: Broadband internet connection
Storage: 4 GB

VERDICT
The game is quite entertaining in the given genre. If you are a die-hard fan of the Heavy Gear series then it is only apt that you go ahead and play it. However, the attached price tag for the game is quite expensive and stands as a barrier for certain people. After having an overall look of the game, it can be given a rating of 7.5/10.

The brutal combat of Conan Exiles

An arsenal of weapons
Your first task will be to equip yourself. You start the game with nothing and must gather the resources you need to make simple weapons and clothes. If you are able to survive and prosper, you can advance and build crafting stations to make much more varied and powerful gear.

It is important to arm yourself with a wide variety of weapons. Using a sword and shield together offers both a good offense and defense. The shield is excellent for blocking incoming arrows and stopping blows from melee opponents. But beware, as both shields and weapons will not last forever and will break once they have received enough punishment.

There are many weapons which can be wielded one-handed, such as short spears, axes, clubs, daggers and a host of different swords. Every type of weapon has its own purpose and can give you a tactical advantage in combat. You can thrust with the short spear but also throw it – a great way to land a killing blow against a fleeing foe. Throwing axes can also be used for this purpose, but alongside daggers these are off-hand weapons taking the spot of the shield for extra offensive power.

The mighty two-handed weapons will give you even more options in dangerous fights. A pike gives extra reach which is great for keeping wildlife at bay. Massive war hammers or mauls are good against armor and allow you to stagger your opponents with powerful blows and can shove enemies away with a disruptive push.

Ranged weapons are always deadly, especially when fired from safe battlements or at fleeing prey. You can learn both bow and crossbow and use their bolts and arrows to pierce enemies or set alight barrels filled with explosive oil.

Not all weapons are meant for killing though. Equip yourself with a sturdy truncheon and you can knock NPCs unconscious before dragging them back to your camp to be broken on the wheel of pain. The thralls can be used to entertain (removing weakness brought on by corruption), to help you craft or be deployed as defensive guards.

In the heat of battle
It is not enough to have good weapons and armor, but you must also know how to use them and to fight with skill and determination.

Combat has a strong tactical element in Conan Exiles. Instead of flailing around, just attacking in rapid succession, it is instead wise to fight with measured swings or thrusts at opportune moments.

All main-hand and two-handed weapons have a quick light attack and a slower heavy attack. The trick is to know when to use which and what you stand to gain. Attempting a powerful heavy attack could leave you vulnerable for a short time, but it might be the blow which smashes your enemy’s shield, robbing him of a crucial defensive tool for the difficult fight ahead.

You can also dodge enemy swings, either to the sides or straight backwards. Knowing when to dodge, when to block and when to attack is a critical skill you need to learn.

Another important thing is learning which weapon to use against different foes. If you plan on charging into a camp of Darfari cannibals and hunt for thralls, it will be very useful to have a shield which can block their ranged weapons as you approach. Longer weapons like the pike can be effective when trying to keep your distance from the deadly jaws of a crocodile.

Improving your character as you level up gives you the chance to focus on many different attributes. Increasing might to cause more damage in melee, putting points into athleticism to improve your armor or building up your stamina so you are able to fight better in prolonged encounters are a few of the ways you can increase your chances in tough fights.

Combat in Conan Exiles is not only tactical, but true to the world of Conan it also extremely visceral and brutal. You can cut your enemies to pieces, hacking off their heads, arms, legs or even cleave their bodies in half as their blood stains the ground. Each killing blow has a chance to cause such a fatality, and which fatality you see depends on the body part hit.

Combat will be ruthless, fast and tactical. Whether you fight alone or together with your friends you will surely face defeat often. The true measure of an exile is how you deal with your defeats. If you learn from them and evolve you will only return stronger than before, ready to crush your enemies and see them driven before you.

Project Genom’s World Will Be 10 Times Larger in Q1 2017

NeuroHazen’s upcoming sci-fi sandbox MMO Project Genom has made a bold statement: the game’s world will be 10 times larger than the current one in the first quarter of 2017. What’s more, dungeons and quests are going to be added.

If you are not familiar with the game, Project Genom is an Unreal Engine 4 sandbox MMORPG features non-target combat, free character development without class, vehicles, special combat mech suits, and player house, etc.

PS4's Nier: Automata Demo Is Out Now

PS4’s Nier: Automata Demo Is Out Now

Right on schedule, a demo for Nier: Automata is now available on the PlayStation Store.

Unlike the original Nier, this one is developed by Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance developer Platinum Games. As described in a press release earlier this month, “With an abandoned factory as the backdrop, the demo follows android 2B’s mission to destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within.”

The PlayStation Store description for the demo expands on that a little further. “[J]oin androids 2B and 9S and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machine lifeforms,” it says. “Experience a glimpse of the action-packed and high-speed battles rendered in fluid 60 FPS, against hordes of enemies within a beautifully desolate open world. Nier: Automata is a fresh take on the action role-playing game genre that gracefully blends mesmerising action with a captivating story.”

Publisher Square Enix also today released a trailer showing off two crossover items that will be available in the game: Final Fantasy XV’s Engine Blade and Dragon’s Quest’s Cypress Stick. You can see those in the video below.

Automata launches for PS4 on March 7, with a PC release also coming at some point during 2017. You can read more about the various editions available here and our impressions of the game here.

Skyrim megamod Enderal getting own expansion

SureAI’s huge Skyrim total conversion Enderal: The Shards of Order [official site], which builds a whole new game upon Bethesda’s foundations, is getting an expansion of its own in 2017. Enderal’s launch this year was dang impressive – “play this excellent mod,” said Cobbo – but a few bits were cut from the initial release. Now the game’s lead writer has picked those up off the cutting room floor and is polishing them up for Forgotten Stories with 10-20 hours of new quests and new quest lines, along with a few other nice odds and ends. Have a peek in the announcement trailer below.

The announcement says players will get to join the merchants guild for “an exceptional non-linear story that deals with intrigue and greed”, poke around the cult ruling the Undercity, and go on quests fleshing out the stories of several notable characters. A new secret ending is in too.

Forgotten Stories will also fiddle with the Enderal formula. Changes include “hidden talents, rebalanced and overhauled crafting skills, high-level crafting, and enchantment that makes investing in craftsmanship a lot more rewarding.”

Enderal: Forgotten Stories is due to launch some time in 2017. The expansion is mostly the work of Enderal lead writer Nicolas Samuel, though some other folks have chipped in. He stresses that this not being a full team project “does not mean that SureAI doesn’t exist anymore or is somehow compromised: It simply means that Forgotten Stories is more of a private side-project by me as Enderal’s writer.”

Enderal also made Joe’s list of his favourite mods of 2016.