Is Remnant Really “Dark Souls With Guns”?

Remnant: From The Ashes, is a new title from Gunfire Games, (Formerly Crytek USA).  The game is a procedurally-generated adventure RPG with shoot & loot game mechanics, set in a post-apocalyptic science-fiction future. Many call the game “Dark Souls with Guns,” alluding to in-game systems being borrowed from FromSoftware’s legendary title. These include, but are not limited to: a limited healing system, checkpoint-based progression, weapon and armor upgrades, and some similar combat mechanics. Continue reading “Is Remnant Really “Dark Souls With Guns”?”

MindSeize, a new Sci-fi 2D Metroidvania

Cover image for MindSeize

MindSeize, developed by Kamina Dimension out of Finland, is a new, story-driven, 2D sci-fi Metroidvania game. MindSeize’s Kickstarter campaign just launched on August 28th and runs until September 27th. The campaign has so far raised $5,050 of it’s $19,000 goal (and is steadily climbing). This game caught my attention not too long ago with its fluid and detailed pixel animations; see for yourself in their Kickstarter announcement trailer at the bottom. Continue reading “MindSeize, a new Sci-fi 2D Metroidvania”

Good Morning D&D – What You May Have Missed

Dungeons & Dragons is all about epic stories and adventures that rival even The Odyssey. Well, us here at HeavyShelf wanted to challenge Homer at his own game of adventure. With I, Erick Schwartz, as your Dungeon Master guide, I wanted to tell a story with the amazing HeavyShelf team; Shane, Parker Sara and, of course, everybody’s favourite cloven-hoved mammal, Moose. We wanted to write up a quick summary as to what has happened up to this point, in my handcrafted land of Alzurkania. Continue reading “Good Morning D&D – What You May Have Missed”

Ovivo PS4 Review – A quintessential platformer

Ovivo Feature image

Many of the games I’ve played in the past that really put an emphasis on the art style usually lack when it comes to gameplay. Not that it means the gameplay is automatically going to be bad, but it’s going to feel limited. At least, this has always been my experience. You’ll maybe have just two or three buttons to mash, and the game won’t get much more complex than that. This is what I’ve thought about these different “Interactive art” style games that I’ve played in the past. That is until I played Ovivo, and I was pleasantly surprised at what the game turned out to be.

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