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Welcome to issue 175 of The GameOn Magazine! We’re already preparing ourselves for the onslaught of Not-E3 coming in June, but for now at least we’ve been able to play some games. Tune in next month to witness the start of my annual breakdown!

Our articles this month have a look at backlogs, failed games, “stealth”, and Fortnite. We also have a couple of recent anniversaries that people wanted to write about, in the forms of Pokémon Snap and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes!

In the preview section you’ll find Early Access takes from Jacob about Aether, Bennet for Estate Agent Simulator, Alyssa for Gods of the Twilight, and Jacob again with Nightingale. And we got a nice, early look at SYNDUALITY Echo of Ada, so Artura wrote about that! I had a go myself, and while it’s not as fast as the anime, I’m looking forward to it!

Which brings us to our reviews, with Martin looking at some Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley, and Alana going a little Berserk Boy. Then, Erin took a deep breath before reviewing KONOSUBA - God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love For These Clothes Of Desire!. While that’s the longest title in this issue, the shortest wrestled with Mick because it’s WWE 2K24. You’ve probably noticed the bigger titles, courtesy of this page, and the cover!

There’s plenty more, of course, so just get to reading and GameOn until next issue!

MythForce

MythForce seems like the videogame version of all those cartoons you loved as a kid, like He-Man or She-Ra. The game even has its own animated intro and theme song! I was so excited to start playing once I saw this. It was apparent that a lot of time and love went into this intro, so they must have put this much work in, but can it live up?

MythForce

3 mins

Gunbrella

Sometimes, a game title tells you everything you need to know about that game in just a word; Gunbrella is an amazing example of this. If you’ve ever had thoughts of becoming a lethal Mary Poppins, this is the game for you. The developers at Doinksoft have you playing as a quiet woodsman, decked out in a brown bowler hat and a long white scarf whose life has taken a tragic turn. At the beginning of the game, we see him out gathering mushrooms. In the distance, we see a wooden cabin covered in flames, this is our woodsman’s home. He runs there as fast as he can, and runs into the burning building. Alas, it’s too late to save his wife. She has been killed.

Gunbrella

4 mins

Astrea: Six Sided Oracles

Astrea: Six Sided Oracles is a deck-building roguelike with noticeable inspiration from Slay The Spire. Despite this inspiration, however, it manages to hold its own incredibly well, even going so far as potentially being one of my favourite deck-builders of all time.

Astrea: Six Sided Oracles

4 mins

Baldur's Gate 3

Through a litany of modern games mired by microtransactions and shifty live-service releases emerges a shining beacon of light: Baldur's Gate 3. Your buddies at work are talking about it; your favourite Discord servers are awash with videos about it; heck, even Grandma and her bridge club are wittering away about it (probably). The game has quickly become a cultural phenomenon and with my playtime knocking the three-digit mark, I finally feel ready to evaluate my adventure through Faerûn — so let’s dive in.

Baldur's Gate 3

9 mins

The Crew Motorfest

The Crew is a series I’m very familiar with; since its inception back in 2014 I’ve spent countless hours driving across the scaled down versions of mainland America. For the third entry into Ubisoft’s open-world racer series, The Crew Motorfest takes players to Hawaii, focusing instead on a much denser, detailed environment rather than the scaled down ‘Murica. Whilst not as drastic a tonal shift as The Crew 2 was from its predecessor, can Motorfest provide an enjoyable cruise through one of the world's most beautiful locations?

The Crew Motorfest

4 mins

Fae Farm

Fae Farm is a new cosy farming simulator title by Phoenix Labs set in the enchanted lands of Azoria — a world full of magical issues that begs for your help!

Fae Farm

8 mins

Tevi

TEVI is a bullet-hell metroidvania, developed by Crespirit and was an utter joy to play. Full of fascinating systems, fluid combat, and some fantastic world-building, TEVI is a very interesting title.

Tevi

2 mins

Farmer's Father: Save The Innocence

I had the opportunity to preview the survival videogame Farmer's Father: Save the Innocence. Prequel to the farming simulator Farmer's Life, you play as the former protagonist’s father as he, his wife, and baby child try to survive 1945 East Europe. The game begins with the Axis forces marching on your front door, forcing the three of you to flee your burning home to the safety of a nearby bunker. Once safely inside, you sleep the night off, now alone during the middle of winter. In the bunker you’ll find: a rifle with 10 rounds of ammunition, a bunk bed, a single lamp resting on a table, a working fireplace/oven, and a chest where you put all of the provisions and items.

Farmer's Father: Save The Innocence

3 mins

Moonlight Peaks

It's no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with spooky themes (what with my name being Spooky_0ne everywhere I sign up!), so when I found out there was a life sim game coming out with vampires, witches, potions, nightshades, etc.... Well, I kind of lost my mind from excitement! Thankfully, the team over at Little Chicken gave me the fantastic opportunity to interview them.

Moonlight Peaks

7 mins

So I Tried... Persona 5 Royal

Each edition of So I Tried… I will try a game that I have never tried before. Will I find something new to love? Will I make my “did not finish” list one entry longer? I’ll take a full half hour, no matter how bad it gets or how badly I do, to see if this is the game for me. This time I went for a spooky visual novel that is said to be one of the best narrative games you can play: Persona 5 Royal.

So I Tried... Persona 5 Royal

2 mins

10 Lies of P Tips & Tricks to Get You Through Krat

Despite its humble origin story of a puppet who seeks to become a true boy,Lies Of P is anything but humble... or nice. Truthfully speaking, as a soulslike experience, it had me screeching and crying at various points where I wished Pinocchio would just turn into a wooden puppet and die... permanently. Though despite the flack I give the title for its oft-tedious boss design, I loved my time with it, and to help you feel less frustrated and irritated by it, here are 10 tips & tricks to get you started in your journey to save Krat from the Puppet Frenzy!

10 Lies of P Tips & Tricks to Get You Through Krat

6 mins

The Itch.io Chronicles Haunted PS1: Part 2

Welcome back to The Itch.io Chronicles, where today we'll be taking another dive into the first entry of the Haunted PS1 Demo Disk. I'll cover another four titles in this piece: Filthbreed, In Somnio, Dread Delusion, and Erasure.

The Itch.io Chronicles Haunted PS1: Part 2

3 mins

How Disney Dreamlight Valley Ruined Animal Crossing For Me

Spoiler warning: My article contains images of Disney Dreamlight Valley that show the end of the game. Please read with caution!

How Disney Dreamlight Valley Ruined Animal Crossing For Me

3 mins

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Diaries Part Four

This is my exploration of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed where I will chronicle my playthrough like a text-based Let's Play. This time I continue Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Diaries Part Four

5 mins

How the Unity Scandal Could Affect Your Favourite Upcoming Games

Recently, Unity — a very famous videogame engine that has been used to create many masterpieces — underwent a massive scandal over its new upcoming pricing practices. In a post announcing an increase in price and a runtime fee, what might have seemed harmless for some and those unaware of the situation became a scandal for many developers and a potential threat for some of the most anticipated upcoming games.

How the Unity Scandal Could Affect Your Favourite Upcoming Games

3 mins

From the Top - God of War Part 4

In this mini-series, I have been going through my own little labours by playing through the mainline God of War games (with the addition of God of War Ascension) that precede the 2018 soft reboot of the same name. My goal, simply enough, is to figure out who the main character, Kratos, is and how he goes from a man angry enough to squeeze diamonds out of coal with his frown alone to the slightly-less-angry but responsible father figure we see now. If this is your first time joining me on my journey, I recommend starting from the top to get the full experience! But without further ado, let us dive into the final leg of this Sisyphean quest and explore the final title, God of War III.

From the Top - God of War Part 4

10+ mins

Game Over: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

So, I’m a big Spider-Man fan, and once I started earning money, I began hunting down every Spider-Man game I missed out on when I was a kid; the first one I was eager to find was Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. Developed by the now-defunct Shaba Games, it was released on the 21st of October 2008 to mixed reception, but I wanted to see it for myself. And to summarise my thoughts after playing through both the Red Suit and Black Suit campaigns: I consider it to be the best Spider-Man game in combat and traversal, but not great at everything else.

Game Over: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

3 mins

Where Did Atlas Fallen's Narrative Go Wrong?

Atlas Fallen was recently released, and anyone who has read my review will know that I was not thrilled by one specific part of the game: its narrative. While I genuinely enjoyed the gameplay, world, and co-op elements, the story, characters, and overall writing felt so wrong and off that I just couldn't like it; as a person who really loves lore, this is a pretty big deal for me.

Where Did Atlas Fallen's Narrative Go Wrong?

6 mins

Hidden Gem Insaniquarium Deluxe

Insaniquarium Deluxe is an aquarium simulator… I think? It’s an incredibly odd title, and it’s very difficult to fit into any single genre, yet it is still somehow one of the games which defined my childhood. I would assume many people born within the early 2000s have played this, but aside from my generation, I haven't heard much talk about this gem.

Hidden Gem Insaniquarium Deluxe

2 mins

Revisiting Ocarina of Time 25 Years After Its Release

I have a bad habit of coming back to the same things for years. It's evident as I just watch the same five shows and continue to come back to the same old games; this is why it wasn't shocking to me when my wife suggested we revisit one of my childhood favourites —The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Revisiting Ocarina of Time 25 Years After Its Release

3 mins

I Can't Believe Volition Is Gone

Back in 1999, I played a game called Freespace 2. It was a game about spaceships fighting other spaceships, with massive capital ships lighting up space with great big space laser beams. Honestly, I just wanted to play a spaceship game that wasn’t the demo of STAR WARS - X-Wing that I occasionally messed about in. It was developed by Volition, but I was 16 so I didn’t really take note of that name. All I knew was that I adored Freespace 2, even without playing Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War first.

I Can't Believe Volition Is Gone

3 mins

Fitness Circuit

Fitness Circuit, the latest game from Spike Chunsoft promises \"Circuit Training for Every Body\" - clever, I see what you did there this is a home workout program on the Nintendo Switch. The last time I played a workout game was Wii Fit, which used a balance board and the Wiimotes to measure your movements. This time with the Switch, you will be holding two joy cons that will track your motion, no other equipment is required.

Fitness Circuit

5 mins

Dungeon Drafters

I have been playing a ton of deck-building games lately and have been having a blast with them, so when I saw Dungeon Drafters, I knew that I wanted to check it out. Unlike the traditional titles in this genre, Dungeon Drafters has you use your cards as magic in encounters instead of having a battle where both sides are tossing down their decks.

Dungeon Drafters

4 mins

ArcRunner

ArcRunner is a roguelite third-person shooter developed by Trickjump Games and published by PQube. An A.I.-controlled space station known as the Arc has been infected by a meta-virus, causing it to go insane, turn all the robots hostile, and send all the inhabitants to reprocessing.

ArcRunner

3 mins

Mega City Police

Before the upcoming action roguelike Mega City Police is released on Steam, I had the chance to try out a small preview of this high-octane shooter.

Mega City Police

3 mins

I Am Future

I Am Future is not your typical survival game. Sure, whilst the post-apocalyptic world is undoubtedly fraught with danger, there's something more important than just staying alive - building your dream apocalypse home amidst I the chaos.

I Am Future

2 mins

Aquarist VR

In Aquarist VR, you'll be tasked with building up aquariums for people, and it all starts with a flashback from your childhood.

Aquarist VR

2 mins

Should You Play Tears of the Kingdom If You Have A Fear Of Heights?

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has players soaring to the skies with their paragliders and rockets in an exuberant fashion.

Should You Play Tears of the Kingdom If You Have A Fear Of Heights?

2 mins

Tips & Tricks to Survive Citadel Station in System Shock

As a retro-inspired title, System Shock tends to tell you... well, nothing. Zilch. Nada. If you enter System Shock expecting any form of guidance, you're in for a treat!

Tips & Tricks to Survive Citadel Station in System Shock

5 mins

Detroit: Become Human - Does It Still Have Replayability Value?

Back in 2018, Detroit: Become Human came out, and by all means, it was a great success. The game was highly lauded, and I still firmly believe it's much better than its predecessors: Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain. We'll go into a bit of depth about the story and replayability, so warning in advance: there will be spoilers ahead. If you've not played Detroit: Become Human before, I advise you to stop reading now.

Detroit: Become Human - Does It Still Have Replayability Value?

3 mins

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GameOn Magazine Description:

PublisherGameOn Networking Ltd

CategoryPuzzle & Gaming

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

GameOn Magazine is a monthly video game magazine that focuses on everything gaming, from Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Reviews of games out, previews of games not out yet, interviews with development teams and gaming article, each month is packed with over 30 different features.

GameOn Magazine is published by GameOn Networking Ltd. and is available in the UK, the US, in mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries.

GameOn Magazine features articles on a variety of topics, such as:

* Reviews: Reviews of the latest video games, from AAA blockbusters to indie gems.
* Previews: Previews of upcoming video games, giving you a sneak peek at what's to come.
* Interviews: Interviews with developers, designers, and other industry insiders.
* Features: Articles on a variety of gaming-related topics, such as history, culture, and technology.
* Columns: Columns by leading gaming journalists and personalities.
* Tips and tricks: Tips and tricks to help you improve your gaming skills.

GameOn Magazine is a great resource for anyone who loves video games. It is packed with information and inspiration, and it is a must-read for any gamer. Subscribe today and stay up-to-date on the latest gaming news and trends!

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