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Party Hard 2 Review

Party Hard is a unique serial killer simulator released in 2015 that attempts to combine dark comedy with enjoyable gameplay and gruesome, but calculated murder. The result was a huge hit with the Steam version of the game receiving very positive reviews from thousands of gamers. With a pixel art landscape, stealth objectives, and various strategies to enact in order to achieve your goals, players must take out certain members (or the entire crowd) of an ongoing party. This has to happen with the least disruption and panic as to avoid being caught by the police. Witnesses are also not good!

Tons of Easter eggs, hidden objectives, and secret interactive objects leading surprising and satisfying moments are present in the original and in the sequel. Party Hard 2 is different in a number of ways, and gradually provides more reasoning behind the events of the two games.

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Shiftlings (PS4 / Xbox One / PC) – Orientation Trailer Released by Sierra [HD 1080P / 60 Frames Per Second]

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Shiftlings is an upcoming single player / two-player co-op physics puzzler from publisher Sierra Games being showcased in a new orientation trailer today that shows some of the ways to get F.I.R.E.D. during your first, second, third, or probably five hundredth attempt at the job. This game will be released on Windows PC and PS4 March 3, 2015 but also the next day on March 4th for the Xbox One. Rocket Pocket Games are the developers behind this one, and offer up their own perspective on the game at their Shiftlings Website in addition to the Sierra Shiftlings Website but if you’re a parent I’ll save you some trouble and let you know this game is rated T for Teen and appears to be pretty clean, wacky humor set to an accomplishable but challenging pace.

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Opposing Forces: A large character and small character with varying weights face off in puzzles as they are tied to each other, bounce on top of each other, roll around, leap from area to area, push, pull, and figure out how to complete the mission at hand.

Game Features / Info:

– Genre: Physics Puzzle Game

– Over 50 Levels

– Play the game with 1 Player or 2 Players as a co-op experience

– Achievements / Trophies

– Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC

– Release Date: March 3, 2015 (PS4/PC), March 4, 2015 (XO)

Excerpt from the Official Press Release:

“This new in-game footage shows our two heroes, tethered together by a single air hose, inflating and deflating their way across the very many traps and challenges that Zomegacorp is in no way liable for! You’ll get plenty of encouraging tips from the announcer, who we can assure you takes no pleasure in narrating the Shiftlings’ pitfalls and missteps across over 50 levels of single-player or two-player cooperative adventure!”

Orientation Trailer [HD 1080P / 60 FPS]:

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Magnetic: Cage Closed Announced by Gambitious Digital Entertainment

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Magnetic: Cage Closed Announced by Gambitious Digital Entertainment

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Excerpt From the Official Press Release:

“With countless puzzles to solve and a branching storyline, no playthrough is ever the same in Magnetic.

To find out more, please visit http://gurugames.se

Announcement Trailer:

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Nutjitsu Xbox One Review

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Nutjitsu is a top down 2D side-scrolling strategy action game for the Xbox One from developer Ninja Bee Games. In Nutjitsu players control a squirrel ninja who must reclaim stolen relics for his clan from their rivals, The Kitsune. The game is set up in a maze-puzzler layout (think Pac-Man), you have a series of stages that make up a set and completing them moves the next area. When the player takes control of the squirrel they must use the controller stick to out maneuver the Kitsune to gather all the relics and other items before they spot him. If he does happened to be spotted the player is given a few seconds to break the enemy’s line of sight before being caught and if one squirrel is startled then the rest will join in the hunt. There are power ups in the game that the ninja can use to remain unseen from the enemy one of which is to become invisible for a short time. These power ups will be crucial in later levels as the challenges ramps up and players will only be given a certain amount to use in each level, but you can adjust the difficulty level to that of your choosing.

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Nutjitsu has two modes Ninja Mode and Survival Mode. In Ninja Mode the game tracks your progress over the course of the levels and you will level up completed each one while earning XP. The better you are in Nutjitsu the faster you will level up. This makes acing the level a fun challenge because you will want to surpass your friends on the leaderboards to prove your ninja metta. In Survival mode pits the squirrel against an endless wave of ninja’s until he his captured. The only thing anyone can knock Nutjitsu is not having a quick tutorial on how to play the game and vaguely showing how to use the squirrels moves. This may shy some players away because they may not know how or what to do right away when the first start playing, however the controls in the Nutjitsu are still very tight and responsive. The squirrel will move as players want them to move with the thumbsticks and the shoulder buttons activate the power ups, with little to no button lag present.

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The presentation in Nutjitsu is very ninja esque, all the squirrels are decked out in Ninja gear, and the levels are miniaturised temples, valleys and other locals seen like the ones seen in ninja or kung fu movies. Nutjitsu really shows off the power of the Xbox One because the attention to detail in the games graphics even for this title is a astounding and the character animations are very robust and playful Players will see shadows and lighting effects on the map giving the maze a gorgeous and detailed look. The game’s soundtrack is a reminiscent of movies such as Mulan, or Enter The Dragon with a very brooding yet soft sound and will leave players humming the tunes long after the put down the controller. Nutjitsu is a great puzzle game and for $6.49 on XBLA this is not a title to pass up.

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Final Verdict

Nutjitsu is a very fun, light hearted game packed with tons of content for a low price. Players will have to take some time out to plan and strategize their playthroughs to get the ninja squirrel out alive with its lack of a tutorial mode or sequences found in other titles. The game is still very easy to pick up and play that once players start playing they may have trouble putting down their Xbox One controllers.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.0/ 10

RGN Rating : Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: Ninja Bee Games

Available On: Xbox One

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Stick It To The Man! PS3 Review

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Stick It To The Man! is an interesting platformer / puzzle game in which players take on a main character Ray, who after a mysterious head injury can now read minds. Everything opens up with a subliminal dream sequence – which may be taken as a metaphor preluding to later events – as players get the character to awaken himself from the dream and discover a parasite of some sort within the brain.

When the character awakens from this dream-world then it becomes apparent that something is definitely not normal as the player’s main character now has a hand growing from inside his brain and the ability to read minds, transfer thought processes, and must use these over the course of the rest of the game to solve social puzzles such as suicidal cab drivers, alligators that only crave human flesh, a mafia don with a stolen girlfriend, and much more.

Eventually this mind-reading ability begins to get the best of our main character and reveal the world around him as something he may not have wanted to be a part of. Having such a detailed look at people’s intimate thoughts often gives a sense of surreal and unsettling hopelessness in the environments the game takes place in.

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Most of the gameplay consists of turning this up on its side by having players attempt to solve these social problems. Tags are collected, called “stickers”, which are basically thought bubbles or items that players can slap onto non-playable characters – attempting to end their suffering, solve their problems, or just divert them from their original goals for the greater good. Length can be an issue for some players as the title runs a bit short, however the asking price is not too steep for such an experience so this is negligible depending on a gamer’s budget. There’s a lot to this game that seems to be done right and have us geared up for a great experience, it’s just unfortunate that it seems to fall short of knocking that potential out of the park – mainly due to repetition in gameplay and an art design that is not always easy on the eyes.

Graphically Stick It To The Man! is presented as a combination of 3D models and hand-drawn graphics. These visuals are not the best ever seen by a long-shot, and could have been better. Most indie gamers will have no problem trudging through the way the game looks in order to experience its gameplay and story – but some who are not so found of hand-drawn graphics will surely not mistaken this title for a higher budget game.

The soundtrack and voice acting found in the game are very well done, and level design is equally well thought-out, all of which fit the scenario at any given time quite well. The main soundtrack’s theme song stuck out as particularly interesting, with a pretty good fit for the game’s overall message and an interesting song in and of itself. Gameplay is going to be a hit or miss for many players, as most Puzzle games are. If this game is something you think you’d be interested in – you owe it to yourself to try it at least.

Final Verdict:

Overall, there is not much to complain about with Stick It To The Man! delivering a unique and intriguing puzzle / platformer for the PlayStation and PC platforms. The looks are something that take a minute to get used to, but come across as fitting once players seep into the world that is being offered by developer Zoink! in this game. Audio stands out as the most polished aspect of the game while gameplay tends to be a bit tacky and repetitive but serves the narrative well and manages to pull off cohesion. In the end, this game could have come out a lot worse – but we can’t help but feel like there’s a lot of untapped potential and hope to see this pursued in the future by the developer and their projects going forward.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 6.5 / 10

Developer: Zoink!

Publisher: Ripstone Games

Available On: PC | PS3 | Vita

Played On: Sony PlayStation 3

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review

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Monkey Mofo Gets Let’s Play Gameplay Footage [HD]

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Monkey Mofo is featured in the following footage which shows early gameplay off the puzzle title. Monkey Mofo is an upcoming Windows PC / Mac OS X / Android / iOS game arriving from developer Lucky Red Fish soon.

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Lost Toys iOS Trailer + Screenshots

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The trailer and screenshots of Lost Toys by Barking Mouse on iOS (iPhone / iPad) are presented below. Find the game for just $3.99 on the Apple iTunes App Store Here.

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Monkey Mofo – Teaser Trailer [HD]

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The teaser trailer for upcoming puzzle game Monkey Mofo is presented below in high definition.

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Furmins VITA Review

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Furmins is a puzzle game from developer Housemarque for the PlayStation Vita. The games puzzle are physics based and you the player has to help the Furmins reach the next level. The game is a mixture of Angry Birds and Cogs. There are power ups and platforms for you to use to complete each level including bumpers, gadgets, ropes, and others. Furmins has two modes; Setup Mode and Action Mode.

In Setup Mode you play through the levels as the developers intended and Action mode lets you make your own set ups in each level. The game works but that’s just it, it’s not very fun. The characters are cute but it doesn’t save the game from being lackluster. Furmins graphics and sound design are what you expect from a puzzle title, but it does nothing to make it stand out. The controls feel bulky and unresponsive even with the use of the touch screen. The game has a lot of levels but no multiplayer or leader-boards to compare your scores with other players. If you are looking for a game that will pass the time and nothing more Furmins is right for you.

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Final Verdict:

Furmins is a puzzle game that had a cool premise but not much else. The lovable characters can’t save the poor controls or blandness of the gameplay. The game is playable at best but has nothing that puts it above the other great puzzle games on the market today. All in all Furmins gets a 5 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz and we recommend Housemarque take this one back to the drawing board so it can be on the quality level of their other titles.

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Overall Score: 5/10

Developers / Publishers: Beatshapers / Housemarque

Available On: VITA | iOS | PS3

Played On: PlayStation Vita

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

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