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Guest Post: A Game Within a Game? CrossCode’s Demo Looks Promising!

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author.

Retro-styled games seem to be a really hot gaming trend at the moment. There has been numerous indie successes catering to the nostalgia craze. The best games have been masters at combining the best things from the old days with modern mechanics. CrossCode looks to be one of those games.

CrossCode is a single-player Action-RPG about a player stuck in an MMO of the distant future. Now before you think traditional fantasy with sword and sorcery, this game is all about one thing: throwing VRPs – or simply “balls” as everyone seems to call it. Not only are these balls your trusty tool to master several dungeons full of puzzles, they are also your weapons. Together with close-range attacks and special skills, they help you to fend off hordes of enemies.

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Guest Post: A Review of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author. For more posts like this by the author, check out this page.
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Genre: 3D Puzzle Platformer
Release Date: December 5, 2014
Date Reviewed: December 31st, 2014

Captain Toad is a game set in the Super Mario 3D World environment and story line. In fact it takes place just before Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad is a 3D puzzle platform game for the Nintendo Wii U. You primarily use the tablet to control the game world and move Captain Toad around the reach the goals. Captain toad is a very unique way to play. You either use the touch screen or the second control stick in order to rotate the world map around to navigate Toad though the level. You also have the option to use the Gyro controls built in the tablet itself. Some of the events take place in first person view on the tablet which appears third person on the TV. When you go into a mine cart level you control the aiming with the gyro controls or control stick while throwing object at enemies, coins and other collectibles. Captain Toad controls very well and runs extremely smooth. Continue reading Guest Post: A Review of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Guest Post: A Review on Hyrule Warriors

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author. For more posts like this by the author, check out this page.
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Genre: Action
Release Date: September 26, 2014
Date Reviewed: October 1st, 2014

Hyrule Warriors for the Nintendo Wii U is created by the company who made the Dynasty Warriors series. Hyrule Warriors is not part of the Legend of Zelda storyline, it is its own separate entry. Hyrule Warriors is almost exactly like Dynasty Warriors with the main difference being that it takes place in the Zelda universe where you can play with a wide variety of characters such as Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Agitha, and even Princess Ruto of the Zora’s. With Hyrule Warriors there is a lot of different modes to play on such as your Legend Mode which is the story mode. There is also Free Mode where you can play as any character on any mission you’ve completed on Legend Mode. There is an Adventure Mode which seems to be the favorite, including mine. In Adventure Mode you play on a classic map from Zelda 1. There are 128 different tiles to unlock and explore from the original Zelda game. In each tile there is an objective to complete to unlock additional rewards, weapons, and even characters. Adventure Mode is pretty unique, challenging and very fun. With Adventure Mode you may have to do some grinding with certain characters to increase their level, get better weapons and giving them more abilities to take down some of the challenges. You also need to play Adventure Mode in order to unlock the final four characters in the game. The rest of the Characters can be earned playing Legend Mode. The final mode to play is called Challenge Mode which is to take on difficult challenges.

Fast paced action, hundreds of enemies.

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Guest Post: Finding the Secret in Invisible, Inc.

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author, Alex Hines. 

Steam is a terrible, terrible thing for me.   When I look on the store, one of three things ALWAYS happens.  First, the game(s) I really want are too expensive for my budget at the moment.  Second, I find a less expensive game that looks interesting, but it turns out to be worth about as many hours as dollars I paid for it.  BTW, I’m usually cheap when it comes to these things.

BUT! Every once in a while the Steam Store manages to hawk something on me in its featured section that grabs my attention and my wallet, and through that stroke of dumb luck, Invisible, Inc., made by Klei, the studio behind Don’t Starve, seized both.

First let’s talk about the game.  It’s set in the future and is all about stealth, something with which I am usually TERRIBLE in most video games.  But in Invisible, Inc. that is ALL you need to care about.  You play as the Operator, a middleman of sorts between the owner of a mercenary infiltration group and the agents who do the dirty work.  One moves farther, another hacks better, and one is a better marksman (no, that’s not a skill you might find valuable as much as you think). Continue reading Guest Post: Finding the Secret in Invisible, Inc.

Morrowind: The Best Elder Scrolls Game

There’s no denying that Elder Scrolls has quickly become a staple in the gaming industry for the hardcore gamers and the casual gamers alike. Just look at all the internet memes about Skyrim! I mean seriously, how many girl friends have been replaced by Lydia at this point? It’s a massive game with gorgeous scenery and diverse quests, so yeah. It could take up quite a bit of time.

Oblivion also got a lot of raving reviews when it first came out. I can still remember trolling Game Informer for any info it would leak about it before and after release.  It was a game that even those who had considered themselves non-gamer’s enjoyed. The world was beautiful, crisp. But still – it was less popular than Skyrim.

Before Skyrim and before Oblivion, there was a gem, rare and beautiful, that paved the way for these games to flourish and develop. Morrowind.

Morrowind, the unsung hero, is most definitely my favorite of the Elder Scrolls series.  I will never forget getting off the ship and seeing the beautiful, enchanting land for the first time. And the architecture? So splendid and diverse. There are so many facets of the game that set it apart from the ones that followed, and, even though some things did need to change, the new games lost some of what made Morrowind so amazing. Continue reading Morrowind: The Best Elder Scrolls Game

Red Sea Exodus – Week 1: Reviews

ReviewsRed Sea Exodus has officially been offered on Google Play for one week, and so far things are looking pretty great! With a 5 star rating in the app store, it surely will not disappoint you. Whether you just want to kill some time while you’re waiting for the bus or if you want to fight for the high score, it provides an enjoyable medium and entertainment for all ages. Unlike some games, this is definitely the type that you can hand to your child or your grandfather without worrying about their reaction to it. 

Let’s take a look at some of the comments made by game reviewer, Cody Reviews, who gave the game 7.5 out of 10 stars. 

“It’s a challenging game and a great game to compete against your friends and people around the world. The Leader board function is fantastic for that.”

“Red Sea Exodus is a great game, especially for the challenge and competitions.”

“The animations are very smooth and look really good. Very colorful.”

With upcoming changes and updates, we hope to turn that 7.5 into a 10! You can download Red Sea Exodus in the Google Play store and soon for iOS!