The Last of Us Part II ‘Remade’ as PS1 Game
Other / 1. 2. 2020

Ever wonder what The Last of Us Part II might look like if it came out in the 90’s on the original PlayStation 1? Ponder no further, as an enterprising “demake” game developer has created just such a thing in Dreams, Media Molecule’s stunningly versatile game creation tool. Created and posted to YouTube by Bearly Regal, who also remade Cyberpunk 2077 as a PS1 game, The Last of Us Part II PS1 demake is an amusingly accurate recreation of game design and graphics from a bygone polygonal era. Even better, Bearly Regal has added a somber guitar soundtrack to the whole thing, and even included the strained cries of the blind clicker zombies, who themselves are now just gangly-looking, pink humanoid blobs. The video at the top of the page is a two-minute version of the trailer, but you can check out the full six-minute video, which includes a swarm of blind clicker zombies, on Bearly Regal’s channel. The Last of Us creative director and Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann himself shared the video on Twitter, praising Bearly Regal’s creation for its music. The music is *chef’s kiss*! Would play! https://t.co/ChNmujmN2u — Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 1, 2020 The video…

Report: Platinum May Be Announcing a Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101 on Switch and PS4
Other / 1. 2. 2020

The Wonderful 101 may be getting a second chance at life, thanks to rumors of an upcoming PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch port. An initial report from GameXplain shared a video theorizing that the old Wii U title, The Wonderful 101, would be ported to current gen consoles. The theory was backed up today by Liam Robertson (via EuroGamer) of DYKGaming. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=8-wii-u-ports-we-need-on-switch&captions=true”] According to Robertson, The Wonderful 101 developers, PlatinumGames, pitched the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 port to multiple publishers, but failed to find an interested party. In lieu of this, Platinum is expected to announce a Kickstarter aimed at gaining enough support to port the game to new platforms. Adding fuel to the speculation fire, Platinum Games posted a tweet featuring Hideki Kamiya, director of The Wonderful 101 (and Bayonetta, Okami, Devil May Cry). Notice the timestamp on the computer behind Kamiya reading 1:01, and the Switch to his left. While none of this has been confirmed by Platinum at the time of writing, Robertson shared that fans could expect an announcement as early as Monday, February 3. The Wonderful 101 released on the Wii U in 2013 and is an action-adventure hack and slash. In the game,…

Camelot Unchained dev faces tough questions from backers after announcing new game Ragnarok: Colossus
Other / 1. 2. 2020

The developer of Camelot Unchained has announced a new game. In a YouTube stream, City State Entertainment design chief Mark Jacobs revealed co-op PVE game Ragnarok: Colossus. It’s a third-person action game with tower defense elements that sees hundreds of enemies on the battlefield. The announcement has sparked an angry reaction from backers of Camelot Unchained, the spiritual successor to Jacobs’ previous game Dark Age of Camelot. Camelot Unchained began life as a Kickstarter in 2013 and raised over $2.2m. Nearly seven years later, it is still without a release date. Read more

Children Of Morta Review – Family Matters
Other / 1. 2. 2020

Publisher: 11 Bit Studios Developer: Dead Mage Release: October 15, 2019 Reviewed on: Xbox One Also on: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC Children of Morta is a nicely designed dungeon crawler with a huge heart. As you skillfully hack your way through skeleton hordes and fire arrows at demonic ghouls, the lives of the ten people in the Bergson family are explored fully; you watch them bond, struggle, and ultimately grow – from children and parents to magic-wielding gods. This action/RPG strikes an odd balance between showing the purity of family life and the need to sacrifice all to save the world, but it ends up being compelling and thoughtful, giving you plenty of reason to cheer the Bergson’s on. The writing is top notch from start to finish and unfolds through the soothing voice of a narrator who speaks of the Bergson’s lives as though they are unfolding through a children’s picture book. The visuals follow suit with beautifully animated pixel-art characters atop colorful backdrops. The unique animations used to frame the story moments are impressive and great in number, often including all of the family members in a scene. Even small moments, like the adoption of a new pet,…