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VAMPYR Real Gamer Review

Vampyr is a decadent journey into the mind of a blood doctor turned newborn immortal. An enthralling tale from start to finish, Vampyr tests the morality of Dr. Jonathan Reid as he returns home from war only to find a plague-infested London filled with mysterious enemies and allies pressing influence upon his every move. In a unique position to find a way out of this epidemic, Dr. Reid will struggle to hold onto his humanity as increasingly powerful threats emerge to himself and the civilian populace. Within him a new war rages on, that of his desire to remain noble against his rage-fueled cravings to feed on the very innocents he’s trying to protect. Then again, no adult is completely innocent, are they?

The more you get to know the residents of each district, the more experience your character will gain if they are embraced and given their final kiss of death. However, you will also lose that resident’s quest offerings, some residents sell rare items you need, and dealing too many fatal bites to your population means the end of a district. Residents will likely die trying to escape as the epidemic consumes an entire segment of the city which will remain permanently damned. The long nights set a dreary stage for Dr. Reid who may sway between good and evil based on player choice, but ultimately keeps a relatively insightful perspective available for selection the majority of the time. It’s up to the player to decide the fate of this story, and you must live with the consequences of your actions.

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Pre-E3 2018: Twin Mirror announced by Dontnod Entertainment

Alongside a PlayStation 4 trailer comes the reveal for a brand new Dontnod Entertainment title. The makers of Life Is Strange and Vampyr bring us Twin Mirror. In 2019 players join the Basswood, West Virginia community taking control of a man who has lost his memory and is attending a funeral for his best friend.

Waking up next to a dead body after a harsh break-up with his girlfriend and blood on his shirt, Sam must get to the bottom of this. Did he kill his ex-girlfriend? Is someone setting him up? Why can’t he remember? There are deeper, and darker answers than you think.

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A Closer Look: Vampyr from Dontnod Entertainment & Focus Home Interactive

Playing as a vampire yourself is an incredibly satisfying sounding gameplay proposition that looks as good as it sounds. Gamers found that much out recently at The Game Awards 2017 if they did not know it already, when the title was showcased as a New IP on the rise. Having seen the hero’s side of things far too often, this time players will walk the thin line between justified madness and darkness itself.

Dontnod Entertainment are best known for critically acclaimed Life Is Strange theory, which is a house favorite from Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe as well. This team also brought us Remember Me, a massively entertaining sleeper hit making technological leaps for its time in areas of game design and console storytelling action through visual fidelity gameplay experiences.

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Life is Strange Gets a Physical Release for January 2016, Limited Edition Revealed

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If you’ve been holding out for a physical release of Dontnod Entertainment’s ‘Life is Strange’, then you are in luck. Thanks to the overwhelming amount of requests from fans, the developer has announced that their game will see a retail release on January 19, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One in North America. The retail copy of the game will cost $29.99.

Dontnod has also revealed the Limited Edition, which will include a 32 page artbook (complete with unreleased concept art), the entire Life is Strange soundtrack, director commentary and the original score by composer Jonathan Morali. The LE will cost $39.99 in NA, 34.99 € in PAL territories, where it releases on January 22* for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

“The response to Life is Strange really has blown us away! To be able to share that experience with our fans in a traditional boxed format is something we’re really excited about and the decision to include the extra items for the Limited Edition is a direct response to fan requests,” says Luc Baghadoust Producer on Life is Strange

Life is Strange LE

LE EU

Full Life is Strange track list:

1. Syd Matters – ‘To All Of You’

2. Jose Gonzales – ‘Crosses’

3. Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Santa Monica Dream’

4. Sparklehorse – ‘Piano Fire’

5. Alt J – ‘Something Good’

6. Local Natives – ‘Mt. Washington’

7. Bright Eyes ‘Lua’

8. Mogwai – ‘Kids Will Be Skeletons’

9. Amanda Palmer – ‘In My Mind’ (feat. Brian Viglione)

10. Message To Bears ‘Mountains’

11. Breton – ‘Got Well Soon’

12. Mud Flow – ‘The Sense of Me’

13. Foals – ‘Spanish Sahara’

14. Syd Matters – ‘Obstacles’

Original Score by Jonathan Morali

15. Jonathan Morali ‘Golden Hour’

16. Jonathan Morali ‘The Storm’

17. Jonathan Morali ‘Blackwell Academy’

18. Jonathan Morali ‘Kate’

19. Jonathan Morali ‘Timeless’

20. Jonathan Morali ‘Timelines’

21. Jonathan Morali ‘Night Walk’

22.  Jonathan Morali – ‘Max
& Chloe’

Official Synopsis:

Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.

The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

You can pre-order the standard and Limited Editions of Life is Strange now.

* At the moment it seems as the Limited Edition is the only physical version of Life is Strange for PAL regions. Stay tuned for more info.

Source: SquareEnix

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Life Is Strange – Episode 2: Out Of Time Video Review

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Dontnod is back with more and we’re out of time in Life Is Strange Episode 2 as the following Video provides everything you need to know before considering to continue pledging your purchase to Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment. Enjoy.

In Case You Missed It: Episode 1 Review Here (Written + Video)

Video Review:

Overall Score: 9.1 / 10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix

Do you believe in time travel?

Available On: PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360 | Windows PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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Life Is Strange – Episode 1: Chrysalis Review

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Presentation: Life is Strange is a modern day story of time travel, teenage angst, and the high school story wrapped up into one. In gameplay terms this is an episodic, cinematic, interactive drama adventure game, with point and click elements. As we all know time travel is sticky business. Throughout the course of the game you can see how simply rewinding time and changing a choice can alter something, for better, or for worse.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The game uses modern band music that women would like as Max’s favorite songs. The score is usually a nice piano theme that resembles the introduction and new day theme of the first episode. Voice acting is pretty well done. Teenagers sound like teenagers for once in a game, or movie. Saying words such as “chill” and “hella” which is very authentic.

Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: The graphics are not the best you could argue, but look sort of like a painting come to life in some aspects. In its simplicity it looks great to someone such as myself though sometimes lip syncing does not always add up, which draws you out of the cinematic experience from time to time. I experienced one crash within the game when it could not transition through cut scenes during a load time. That’s to be expected though with many episodic games since the budget is usually lower and they take less time to produce.

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Controls / Gameplay: At least you do not find yourself pressing triangle all the time. You can walk around the campus, and other small locations you go to, look at certain people or objects, and even take pictures of those things when allowed. Talking and making choices is one of the biggest gameplay elements in this game. Choices seems to be a recurring theme in our modern society, teenage years are where a lot of big ones are made. But imagine if you could just rewind time and simply choose something else? You can only see the short term consequences not the long term, but it would be nice to have multiple options that you could change right away. That is what you can do in this game, time travel and choices, simply rewind time if you wanted to choose something else. Rewinding time can even help you find objects when you need to do simple puzzles or something of the sort.

Story: You play as a young girl named Max. She is the shy girl in school that never really talks. But one day everything changes. She has a vision, or maybe she even jumped into the future, she sees destruction, then bam!  she’s back in the class room. As her story continues throughout the day she realizes her true power of being able to rewind time to her favor. How you choose to rewind time is your choice, you can help others, or simply not. As you meet more and more characters you can get a sense of who they are. Though this is like a TV show pilot we are merely introduced, but I am looking forward to the character development that will occur very soon.

Replay Ability: Average – I imagine the replay value will increase as the other episodes release.

Video Review:

Official Trailer:

Final Verdict:

Life Is Strange seems like the perfect modern day telling of the coming of age story. With interesting characters, great design, authenticity, and a plot coming to form, I look forward to what Dontnod Entertainment has to come. This studios’ first IP since Remember Me has all the uniqueness and charm that went into that game, despite being way different. I give Life Is Strange – Episode 1: Chrysalis an 8 out of 10 making it one of RGN’s Silver Games, be sure to check out my Video Review above as well.

Overall Score: 8 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix

Do you believe in time travel?

Available On: PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360 | Windows PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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Life Is Strange – Episode 1 Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Episode 1 Launch Trailer of Life Is Strange.

Genre(s): Graphic Adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Dontnod Entertainment
Release Date (NA): January 30th, 2015 (Episode 1), TBA (Episode 2,3,4,5)

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Remember Me and Life is Strange Dev Working on Action RPG “Vampyr”

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A new action RPG was announced today by publisher Focus Home Interactive. The game titled Vampyr, is being developed by Remember Me and Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment.

There isn’t a whole lot of information for this title so far but according to TheSixthAxis, it will take place after the end of the first World War. The game will put players in the role of a doctor who returns to his homeland, currently plagued by the Spanish Flu. While treating one of his infected patients, the good doctor is bitten and transforms into a Vampire.

The doctor will find himself in a bit of a moral conundrum; should he come to the aid of those in need, or give into his vampire side and feed.  It seems the Y in the title pertains to the choices players will be presented within the game. Much like their upcoming Life is Strange title, the choices won’t be so Black and White (Or Black and Red).

No release date or platforms has been announced yet, as the game is still pretty early on in the development stage. Stay tuned.

Source: TheSixthAixs via Twitter

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Life Is Strange – Dev Diary: A New Beginning [HD 1080P]

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Dev Diary: A New Beginning of Life Is Strange.

Genre(s): Graphic Adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Dontnod Entertainment
Release Date (NA): January 30th, 2015 (Episode 1), TBA (Episode 2,3,4,5)

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Life Is Strange – Dev Diary: A New Beginning [HD 1080P]

Life Is Strange - Steam PS4 Xbox One PS3 360 DontNod Entertainment

Dev Diary: A New Beginning of Life Is Strange.

Genre(s): Graphic Adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Dontnod Entertainment
Release Date (NA): January 30th, 2015 (Episode 1), TBA (Episode 2,3,4,5)

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