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There is an amazing Finnish fairytale at the heart of Alan Wake 2's forests

Ho, wayfarer! Beware slight spoilers for Alan Wake 2 in the passages ahead. Deep in the Dark Place of Alan Wake 2 there is a forest that is not a forest - a zig-zag tunnel adorned with murals of a grisly woodland scene. Entering that tunnel, you find yourself sealed in at either end. But the mural suggests a way out: it changes when you turn around,...

Fri Jul 19, 2024 19:33
Astral viking city-builder Roots Of Yggdrasil sprouts a 1.0 release date

Our former editor Katharine "Thorsbane" Castle has long since quit these turgid shores for the sunny uplands of Eurogamer, where the consoles multiply like rabbits, but her legacy endures. For instance, it's thanks to her that I know and am excited about Roots of Yggdrasil, a roguelike deck- and city-builder which casts you as a posse of vikings in...

Fri Jul 19, 2024 19:33
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is misfiring with major stutter on the Game Pass version

Edwin’s been appreciating the acrobatic twist that Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn puts on the Soulslite formula, but not everybody’s magical zip-zooping has been going as smoothly. Following the Steam and PC Game Pass releases yesterday, there are widespread reports of heavy stuttering spoiling the fun; I’ve given both versions a test, and indeed, Flintlock...

Fri Jul 19, 2024 17:07
I set a bishop on fire in Norland and the sicko loved every second of it

I am burning the Bishop while he sleeps. I'd say it's nothing personal, but quite a lot in medieval management sim Norland is personal. He shouldn't have slept with the Queen's sister, for example. He shouldn't have insisted his lover subsequently pay him for a confession to absolve herself of the guilt accrued from sleeping with him. He shouldn't...

Fri Jul 19, 2024 17:07
New card battler Placid Plastic Deck blends Pokémon with Inscryption using the dark magic of ducks

Like many an addled follower of the games industry, I have recently fallen under the spell of Balatro, and especially, its jokers. The mechanics and overall presentation may be exquisite, but it’s the thrill of discovering another mutant jester modifier that has me lunging for the Steam Deck in my sleep. Well, now those jokers have competition: ducks....

Fri Jul 19, 2024 14:07
Forestrike is a tactical kung-fu roguelike that lets you orchestrate fights with time-bending powers

Devolver have just announced Forestrike, a 2D kung-fu game where you're not smashing buttons in a beat 'em up format. Instead, you use your supernatural time-bending abilities to tactically dispatch goons in a roguelike bash through increasingly difficult levels. It looks like a mixture of things: Sifu, Katana Zero, Aesthetically Cool Stuff In General....

Fri Jul 19, 2024 13:35

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