I used to be a pretty big scaredy cat when it came to games (not so much with films, though – the interactive side to games really had the potential to freak me out). After toughing it out for a few weeks with REmake earlier on in the year, I think I made some good progress towards having a normal tolerance for spooky games. I would no longer flinch and switch my console off straight away at the first sign of a zombie, and I realised that I felt no fear whatsoever trying the original BioShock for the first time in October.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I am now immune to blood, guts and gore. In fact, my jimmies were thoroughly rustled just last week by a game that appears innocuous on the surface but is designed to bury its way under your skin, like a rather nasty and persistent parasite. I knew the secret, I knew the surprise. But it still didn’t prepare me for how tense I would be throughout pretty much the whole second half of the game.
The trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ revealed during Jump Festa 2018 is our longest and best look at the upcoming game yet. Along with showing off footage of the newly revealed Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black from Dragon Ball Super, this trailer shows off the iconic scenes that pop up during game play teased in V-Jump.
If a player fulfills certain conditions then the game recreates iconic scenes from the anime such as Goku’s first transformation into Super Saiyan, Goku’s defeat of Kid Buu, Gohan’s transformation into Super Saiyan 2 and defeat of Cell, and Goku’s loss to Beerus. The pulls here are pretty great, and I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more in the pipeline if Arc System Works went this far into recreating the series for fans.
Now it’s a matter of waiting on the first footage of the English dub, and figuring out if it can be a solid fighting game. Whether or not it holds up to close scrutiny most likely won’t be a huge deal to fans seeing the service here.
Google is almost certainly wrapping things up for Christmas right now, so we didn’t expect a stellar week for Android games releases. It turns out we were right, apart from a massive release that almost made our eyes jump out of our skull.
To be fair to the other releases, there are some gems in here too. But without further ado, here are seven awesome Android games you should play this weekend.
Speaking of remakes, Flyff Legacy aimed to reproduce the hit PC MMORPG in a mobile format this week. You’ll still grind a bunch of anime monsters with your friends, just automatically this time around.
If you grew up on a diet of PC MMORPGs, Flyff Legacy will give you feels. Grab it on Google Play.
Kairosoft is at it again, with a brand new simulator that this time challenges you to build your own town. As you can expect, Dream Town Story is a little more accessible than your hardcore city builders.
So go ahead and grab it right now on Google Play to build your dream town.
Jumanji is an official mobile tie in to the recent movie. It’s a board game, which means you can relive your childhood and play it as if you were actually in the movie. Kind of!
Like a Boss! is a traditional MMORPG turned on its head. Rather than play as a gang of epic heroes battling monsters for loot, you play as the Sauron like overlord trying to ensure the kingdom remains evil.
If that sounds like fun to you, grab Like a Boss! right now on Google Play.
Earlier this year a Dark Souls board game was released, and Steamforged Games is out for another round.
Putting the licensed to further use, they’re now set to release a Dark Souls card game into the world. It’s a co-op game for one to four players, and will once again employ the fluff concept of gaining more experience (Souls) and loot to best the game’s enemies — the four bosses include Vordt of the Boreal Valley, Abyss Watcher, Pontiff Sulyvahn, and High Lord Wolnir. It was revealed back in August, but now they’re ready to put it in stores “soon.” The core set will include “over 400 cards,” and there are no blind boxes/boosters to worry about.
To clarify, this is not the same publisher as the Bloodborne card game. That’s being handled by the company CMON, and is set to receive a new expansion early next year.