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IMG Reviews Samurai II: Vengeance
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of MADFINGER Games' Samurai II: Vengeance The action game puts players in the role of Daisuke, a samurai on a quest for revenge. The game features hordes of enemies to slay, RPG elements, and a Survival mode.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

The gameplay is simple but effective. You have a series of light or heavy attacks which can be combined into 6 different combinations. You start with only one, and must unlock the other combos with karma points gained through killing bad guys and oddly enough, busting open barrels. Each combination also has several successive levels to it that must be unlocked before you have the full move. All of them are fun and useful for various foes, although one you unlock towards the end pretty much makes every other move redundant because it's so effective and easy to perform. You can't block anything, but rather you have a very effective roll maneuver of which you'll make frequent use to dodge arrows and groups of foes.
Check out the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Samurai II Vengeance
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The Sims Medieval: Pirates And Nobles Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

EA Play has announced that The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is now available for purchase. The new adventure pack for The Sims Medieval includes a new storyline, additional quests, and one new Kingdom Ambition for players to embark on in their medieval kingdoms.

“We set out to take advantage of the great questing feature of the base game and with The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles tell an epic story complete with adventure, drama romance, a royal wedding, a courtroom scene and more ,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. “It’s a kind of storytelling that you won’t see in any other Sims game. On top of that we added some great new features, including treasure hunting, interrogation, and pet parrots and falcons.”

Players can unleash their inner swash-buckling pirate or regal noble by creating a new Hero Sim or customizing their existing medieval Sim with new clothing and accessories. They begin the epic adventure by choosing a side – pirate or noble – and then the adventure is up to them for how it plays out. They can battle an enemy in a sword fight or explore the exciting new gameplay feature of treasure hunting. Players will have to find hidden objects and search for desirable rewards that will benefit their Sim’s quests. Additionally, players embark on exhilarating quests such as finding the fountain of youth, protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, or engaging in a forbidden love affair. Once the story is finished, they can replay the story choosing different quests and see what ending they’ll get the next time around.

New to the adventure pack, The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles bring birds in a variety of colours and species into the medieval world as lovable, or not so lovable, sidekicks. Players can own a falcon or parrot that they can use to hunt, train, feed, or even send on missions. If one finds that they are unhappy with a rival, parrots can also be sent to do some dirty work and attack the Sim for them. Another useful gameplay feature is the interrogation chair. Players who are looking for more information out of a fellow Sim will find the new item quite useful. The interrogation chair can be used to persuade their enemies to spill their deepest secrets and help players move forward in their quests and Kingdom Ambition. With The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles, the new adventures to explore are endless.
The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is available now for $29.95 (USD). Learn more at the links below.

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Hector: Badge of Carnage Full Series At MGS
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Macgamestore.com has added the full series of Telltale Games' Hector: Badge of Carnage to its catalog of digital download titles available for purchase. Episodes 1 and 2 are currently available, with Episode 3 coming in September. The series follows the exploits of Detective Inspector Hector as he works to resolve a hostage crisis in Clapper's Wreake.

Detective Inspector Hector – the hard-nosed, soft-bellied lawman of Clappers Wreake, a town that took the “Great” out of Britain. He's violent, drunken, and has a taste for all things criminal, corrupt, or smothered in curry.

When a hostage crisis erupts in the centre of Clappers Wreake, Hector has to make a choice: carry out a terrorist’s demands, or let innocent hostages die. Hector’s still on the fence.
    Episode 1 – We Negotiate with Terrorists: Available Now!
    Episode 2 – Senseless Acts of Justice: Also Available Now!
    Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom: Not Available Now! Available Later! Sept 22 Later!
Features:
  • 23 Well-developed & witty characters (+1 stinking drunk).
  • 40 Inventory items (includes Free Lubricant!).
  • A few solid hours of low to mid-action puzzle-solving gameplay!
Hector: Badge of Carnage Full Series can be purchased now for the discount price of $14.95 (USD).

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Warspire Enters Alpha Phase, Tester Applications Open
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Silverlode Interactive, developer of Warspire, an upcoming Collectible RTS title for Mac and Windows PCs, has set a date for the game's invitational Alpha. On August 31, 2011, Warspire will open its doors to a limited number of Alpha test accounts for server stress testing and game balancing.

Players accepted as Alpha Testers will have opportunity to communicate with the Silverlode Interactive developer team and directly influence the creation and implementation of upcoming game features. Players can sign up now at www.warspire.com to be placed in the Alpha queue.

Warspire is a persistent real-time-strategy title set in the rich fantasy world of the popular MMORTS, SAGA. Players battle online with armies amassed through collectible gameplay. The game is free to play, thanks to this unique collectible dynamic. In lieu of subscription fees, users can enhance their armies by purchasing additional troops. This allows players to customize their forces for endless strategic possibilities. The game also features special faction-specific hero units which have special abilities, level up, and maintain their progress between matches.
Learn more at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Diablo III Class Resource Details Unveiled6:00 AM
Frozen Synapse Reviewed6:00 AM
Luxor HD Comes To Macgamestore.com6:00 AM
Two Worlds II: Pirates Of The Flying Fortress Previewed6:00 AM
 
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