Abyss Odyssey is a crazy and gorgeous sidescrolling platforming brawler from ACE Team, one of the most bonkers studios on the planet. Better yet, it's also 50% off on Bundle Stars, which is cheap and blows the socks off its recent game deals on Xbox Live and PS4 recently.
Reviews are all over the place for Abyss Odyssey, but I'd personally recommend it for a great combat system, compelling character progression and procedurally generated levels that make for unique runs each time. It's totally insane, and that's fine by me.
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Chiliean indies ACE Team have released a new trailer for first-person brawler Zeno Clash 2, which is set to launch on Steam next Tuesday. Drawing on the truly twisted world of Zenozoik (which was originally intended to sustain an MMO), it's easily on course to be as utterly bonkers as its predecessor, while also refining the melee combat with new skill-based tweaks.
Zeno Clash 2 is also slated for PSN and XBLA (release dates TBA).
Zeno Clash II promises to ramp up the crazy compared to its already bat-crap insane predecessor, throwing players into the bizarre world of Zenozoic and tasking them with punching everything that moves. Zeno Clash was one of the few first-person brawlers that actually worked, and by the looks of things, we can expect some RPG elements, progression and skill points this time around.
Along with enormous birdmen, a lion man with a paint palette for lips and all manner of chicanery that would make Guillermo Del Toro visit a psychiatrist. Zeno Clash II will be available in "early 2013" (so soon, then) on Steam, PSN and XBLA.
ACE Team, the Chilean developers behind the thoroughly bizarre and excellent Zeno Clash, have announced that the sequel will be out relatively soon. Co-founder Carlos Bordeu dropped a "spring 2013" release window on the official forums, along with some brand new screenshots that we've collected after the break.
We described the original Zeno Clash as a "refreshing and brutal foray into a masterfully crafted nightmare" featuring "a monomaniac hellbent on becoming invisible by collecting everyone else's eyeballs and a blind sniper who throws exploding squirrels off the top of a beached whale" in our 8/10 review. You'd better believe that we have high hopes for the next first-person brawler in the series.Click here to read more...
Rock Of Ages is a deliciously barmy concoction from the somewhat unhinged minds of ACE Team - as Sisyphus, the man condemned to roll a boulder uphill for all eternity, you'll instead rampage throughout history and smash things to bits. It's not perfect, but for £2.37, I'll take it.
The award-winning indie, first-person, melee brawler is back. Atlus have announced Zeno Clash II, which will be due out on PC, PSN, and XBLA in early 2013.
ACE Team are once again behind the wheel, and the sequel will contain an open world to explore, and drop in-drop out co-op gameplay, not to mention a host of returning characters, enemies,vitems, and weapons.
There'll be plenty of new stuff too.
"As Ghat, players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer," said Atlus. "Ghat can also expect to encounter awe-inspiring new sights, jaw-dropping new creature designs, and wildly creative new weapons and items."
Check out the E3 trailer above.
Zeno Clash doesn't make any sense- in any sense of the phrase. It's an FPS brawler... set in a fantasy world... made by an unproven Chilean developer... and yet it's an incredibly immersive and exciting experience. The simple controls pack a huge number of powerful attacks and blocks into easy combinations, and the insane world of Zenozoic is based on Ace Team's canned RPG. You'll face quadruple-breasted leatherclad mice girls, squirrel-lobbing snipers and any number of bizarre creatures on your mysterious quest; and it's one that's that's well worth taking.
GamersGate are currently running a sale... but Base and all their identical friends have significantly undercut them.
The game’s called Rock of Ages, so that means we need a heavy metal soundtrack on while playing. So, to the sound of a Godflesh, it’s time to get our balls out and start them rolling.
Rock of Ages mixes an exploration of various historical periods and characters with bowling. And utter lunacy, of course. To describe it as ‘quirky’ would be wildly understating the game’s uniqueness. And naturally it’s absurdly simple as well. Perhaps a bit too much so, but we’ll come back to that.
The object is simple: take your big boulder and roll it down increasingly complex courses until you see the gate of your enemy’s stronghold. Smash into it and then wait for your next rock to be constructed by an army of slaves. Then repeat.
While waiting for the next boulder to appear, you can place defences to stop your opponent from smashing your back door down (as it were). As you progress through the single player mode, you get more and more to choose from, and they get weirder as you go along as well.Click here to read more...
Rock Of Ages, ACE Team's bizarre and cathartic rolling rampage through art history, has released today on Steam. The developers behind the thoroughly wondrous (and thoroughly worrying) Zeno Clash also promise that the PSN version will be launched by the end of the year - and we'll keep you posted.
We'll have a full review of this utterly bonkers downloadable title shortly.