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IMG Reviews The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. The fantasy RPG sequel to The Witcher is based on the writings of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and follows the continuing adventures of the monster slayer known as Geralt.

Here's an excerpt:

As in the previous game, Geralt has a serious case of amnesia. Though he has recovered some of his memories (in the previous game), much is still missing. This loss of memory means that Geralt needs to “re-learn” much, creating an important learning aspect of the game. Geralt needs find information about many objects, monsters, and people before he can do something to or with them. For instance, to complete quests to defeat certain monsters, you will need to find (or buy) a reference book that provides Geralt with necessary information. There are several recipes he has kept from the previous version, but he will need to learn others necessary for the quests in this game. This is true of other enhancements and mutagens (modifications that add abilities to Geralt). Geralt can find this information in the form of books. These books can be purchased from vendors or found through searching the spaces of the town.
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: The Witcher 2
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
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iBomber Defense Pacific In Action At Mac Game Store
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iBomber Defense Pacific from KISS is available now for download and purchase from Mac Game Store. The arcade action title combines classic tower defense with the action and strategy of the original iBomber games. It features new weapons, new tactics, and a variety of ranks and perks to unlock.

iBomber Defense Pacific takes tower defense to a whole new level and makes you feel like you're right there and part of the incredible action. iBomber Defense Pacific has all-new tactics, all-new strategies, all-new maps, all-new weapons and all-new enemies.

Key Features:

  • Victory Points, Perks and Stats
  • Earn victory points and spend to upgrade all your turrets
  • Specialize your turrets for extra overall fire power
  • Win Perks (12 to unlock and assign)
  • Progress your Rank (14 ranks to achieve)
  • Follow your stats (20 stats to track & watch)
All New Weapons
  • Discover flame throwers, rockets and individual turret targeting
  • Build bomb bases and drop bombs and depth charges directly onto enemies
  • Use bombs to Discover Hidden targets on maps
All New Tactics
  • Dig in, dig your turrets in to increase fire power and armor but you reduce your field of view!
  • Sneak attacks, watch out! for enemy sneak attacks from the Jungle and by Sea
  • Combine Canon, Rocket and Radar turrets to extend your total fire power
  • Use Flame throwers to cause damage and mayhem to enemy units
  • Drop Bombs to target your enemy from above
  • Aim to achieve the Secondary objective on all levels
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 150 MB HD Space
iBomber Defense Pacific is available now for $5.99 (USD).

iBomber Defense Pacific

Torment: Tides Of Numenera Hits Kickstarter Target Quickly
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Yesterday inXile Entertainment announced the beginning of its Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera, a spiritual successor to the classic Planescape: Torment fantasy RPG. A few hours later the 900,000 target had been reached, bringing Mac and Windows PC gamers one step closer to the new fantasy epic. Set in the world of Monte Cook's Numenara role playing setting, the game will focus on the elements "that made people appreciate PST so much."

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a game set in the world of Monte Cook’s new tabletop RPG setting, Numenera. Torment continues the thematic legacy of Planescape: Torment, a critically acclaimed role-playing game from 1999 that's considered by many to be a hallmark for storytelling in computer RPGs. With Torment, we're striving to create a rich role-playing experience that explores similar deep, personal themes. Here's the scoop:
  • Torment is a single-player, isometric role-playing game.
  • You will play a single, specific character, though you will encounter optional NPC companions you may choose to include in your party.
  • The story-driven game will have a rich dialogue system and approach similar to that of Planescape: Torment.
  • The game will be developed in the Unity engine for PC (Windows), Mac, and Linux platforms.
  • The game will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.
  • The game will be distributed DRM-free. (You’ll be able to get it from Steam, and other DRM-free download options will be made available.)
You are the Last Castoff, the final link in the chain of the lives of the being they call the Changing God. He once was a man who discovered a way to use the relics of the ancients to cheat death and skip across the face of centuries in a succession of bodies. But he never knew that his bodies lived on as his consciousness fled, a new consciousness arising in each. Now he has awakened an age-old enemy, the Angel of Entropy, and his days of change are gone as the Angel hunts him and all his works. That includes... you.

With the ever-present threat of oblivion looming over you, you must find your sire before he—and you—are eradicated by the avenging Angel. You will find allies and enemies among the other castoffs. You might inhabit their minds for a time through the devices called “the Meres,” turning their lives to your advantage. You will travel across the face of the Ninth World, and above and below it, with your companions at your side—or alone, if you wish. Your quest will take you to alternate dimensions and distant worlds under strange suns; particular Meres might afford you even more bizarre experiences, such as folding time itself. And you will build your legacy as you find your answer to the question:

What does one life matter?

The nature of your character is such that you attract others—powerful but fundamentally broken people who seek out your presence. They might hold some of your answers, and they may be some of your closest allies... or they might be among your most dangerous enemies. They need your help, and you can make them whole or exploit them for your mission, even if it means their ultimate doom.

Learn more about the game at the link below.

Torment: Tides Of Numenera Kickstarter

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld UK has posted a new review of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Overhaul Games and Beamdog. An updated version of Bioware's fantasy role playing game set in the Forgotten Realms, the game features an enhanced version of the Infinity Engine, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, new adventures, new party members, and new character kits.

The graphics may be dated, and the game’s interface isn’t exactly streamlined, but the complex storyline and eccentric cast of supporting characters are still very enjoyable and can provide many hours of enjoyable monster-bashing.

You start off by creating your character, choosing from races such as human, elf and half-orc, and training as a warrior, wizard, rogue or priest. Then it’s time to head off to the city of Baldur’s Gate to track down the mercenaries who attacked your home town – and also to confront a powerful and mysterious figure from your past.

The game is huge, covering dozens of locations around the area known as the Sword Coast, and it often seems like there are people just queuing up in the local tavern to offer you additional quests and rewards in return for your help. You can also recruit additional characters to join you in your adventuring party, and these characters often come with storylines and quests of their own that add to the fun and help to create a greater sense of involvement in the game.

Check out the page below for the full review.

Macworld UK: BGEE Review
Overhaul Games
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Mac Games News for Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cities In Motion 2 Previewed6:00 AM
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The Showdown Effect Now Available6:00 AM
The Sims 3: University Life Released6:00 AM
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