Initially, I assumed Full Bore was going to be a simple exploration and mining puzzle game with a gimmick—you play the game as a boar rather than a traditional adventurer. After I saw the trailer, I was already excited to see what made this game different from a game like Spelunky other than the admittedly awesome character choices. I was hooked immediately.
It seems almost fitting that on the day of the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls release we take a look at another game in the action RPG genre. We had the chance to sit down with Kyn, an ambitious upcoming ARPG from Tangrin.
Kyn is an action role playing game set in an expansive single player world. Its frenetic pacing means it’s rarely about making the perfect choice, but rather one that will see you live to fight another day – you’ll have to rapidly formulate strategies in order to overcome powerful opponents, using abilities to bolster your party and incinerate your foes.
The preview build we received seemed to be comprised of 2 different chapters in the campaign. Initially I started out with 2 playable characters which gave me a pretty good introduction to the combat concepts behind Kyn. After just a few minutes with the game I was left with the impression that Kyn was unlike any ARPG I’ve ever played before. The best way I can describe Kyn is imagine that you combined Diablo 3 with Warhammer: Dawn of War II. Kyn’s combat could be described as fast paced and intricate.
This morning started out pretty good for me. I woke up early despite the horrible curse of daylight savings time, I went to get a bagel and coffee for breakfast, then came home and got something productive done. The highlight of my day though up to this point was sitting down to check out a new game called Prismatica. As it turns out, after drinking 24 ounces of iced coffee made with coffee ice cubes, I’m pretty wired on caffeine. Prismatica dropped into my inbox and magically cured my jitters almost instantly. Maybe it was the music, maybe it was the challenging puzzles that engaged my brain, all I know is that Prismatica is magical.
I’ve been dragging myself through the muck of complicated RPGs lately, and was glad to take a break from that when asked to preview Concursion, Puuba’s debut title. From quick screenshots of the game, I thought I was being presented with something similar to Nitrome’s Mega Mash. The difference lies in gameplay and aesthetic, however.