Well, that was quick. Then again, we're not too surprised considering how good its predecessor was. Having started a Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin 2 yesterday, its developers Larian Studios were surprised to find that gamers are willing to throw money at a developer that keeps to their word and makes fantastic games. The campaign has raised over $600,000 so far - beating their target by $100,000 - and there's 34 days left to go.Click here to read more...
As someone who binged their way through Season 1 of the anime on Netflix recently, I’ve been craving more Sword Art Online. The tale of Kirito, fighting for survival in the online worlds whilst trying to save those closest to him, resonated with me far more than I was expecting (despite the second arc getting a little... weird… in parts.) It was enjoyable, emotional, and filled with great action sequences. Yet, the idea of a game made me nervous. Could the combat of the show – where players become their avatars in a VR simulation – truly translate to an input system of analog sticks and shoulder buttons? Perhaps more importantly, could a game successfully build upon the story and characters in the virtual world of Aincrad?
While newcomers are provided with a brief story catch-up to get up to speed, the truth is that Re: Hollow Fragment is a game for existing fans of SAO. However, fans should realise that this is a “what if” scenario instead of a continuation of the existing storyline, as the game diverges from the end of the first story arc in Aincrad. **Sword Art Online spoiler warning** Instead of finding freedom after defeating Heathcliff on floor 74, Kirito and the remaining players remain trapped in Sword Art Online. Their new goal is to clear the remaining 25 floors of Aincrad in hopes of truly escaping the game. Meanwhile, Kirito also discovers a mysterious new zone called the Hollow Area. Providing new challenges to best and weapons to earn, it acts as a new subplot for players to explore.
Click here to read more...
With Final Fantasy XV finally committing to a 2016 release, it's time for the hype train to step things up a gear. We've just had an info drop from Square Enix about some new locations that we'll explore with Noctis and the gang. Better yet, there are a few screenshots of these new locals to enjoy.Click here to see some images and info on the new locations.
We still need to wait four months until its release, but the price war to secure your pre-order is well and truly heating up now. This time it's The Game Collection who have lowered their prices, beating everyone else to bring you the cheapest deal for consoles by around £3. After an impressive display at this year's E3, I think it's safe to say that Fallout 4 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. A huge open world, improved interaction mechanics, a plethora of customisation options, and a dog are but a few of the reasons it will (most likely) be taking away many an award by the year's end. Thanks to Andy@Xcite @ HUKD!
This isn't the cheapest we've seen the PC version of The Witcher 3 fall to, but it's the best price around at the time of writing. It beats the next cheapest offer by around £3, but you can make a slightly better saving by using the voucher code above to knock an extra 5% off the asking price. Despite a few issues here and there we called The Witcher 3 "A title to truly lose yourself in" in our review. I know for a fact most of the Dealspwn team are utterly lost in the Gwent mini-game, which only goes to show how impressive the scale of it all is. So, in short, you'll be getting one of the best RPG experiences of 2015 for just £20. Thanks to luckyfives @ HUKD!
Be sure to read The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review for more details.
I reviewed Pillars Of Eternity yesterday and quite frankly I wish I was still playing it now. "Pillars Of Eternity is a masterpiece and nothing less than essential for anyone who's ever heard of the Infinity Engine," I wrote, dribbling all over the keyboard with barely-surpressed lust. "Superbly written, expansive yet rich and detailed, tactical and thought-provoking, it's the sort of roleplaying experience that we've been dreaming about for years."
It's amazing. Amazing.
So basically, you need to get on it. Hard. Currently it's available on Steam and Green Man Gaming, though today only you can grab the Pillars Of Eternity Champion edition for just £18.89. Use the CDKeys Facebook voucher code for the £1 discount, which you can get by clicking the widget at the top of the store page. You'll get plenty of extras into the bargain.
There are some great games on offer at incredibly low prices, including Avernum 2: Crystal Souls for £9.99, Avadon 2 for £1.69, the Geneforge Saga for £2.49 and more. Well worth a browse if you value writing over shiny visuals!
Once again CDKeys has slashed the price for the South Park RPG with their daily deal, dropping it to the lowest we've seen for the PC version. As always, you can claim an extra 5% off the price by liking them on the product page. As Brendan points out in our review, Obsidian Entertainment have managed to create an enjoyable and authentic South Park experience thanks to the involvement of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a combat system that is surprisingly deeper than it appears, it would seem that The Stick Of Truth has ended up being worth the wait - despite the hilarious censorship issues.
Wish you could get in on these tasty PC deals? Find out how to build a gaming PC on a budget!
Looking for a decent JRPG on 3DS? Tales Of The Abyss is now £15.99.
The Vita may be the king of handheld JRPGs, but the 3DS has its fair share and Tales Of The Abyss is well worth a look. It's a decent port of the PS2 original, and though slightly generic, it's enormous and very entertaining to boot. £15.99 is a seriously good price especially considering that most retailers don't sell new copies any more. Many thanks to RagingKileak @ HUKD for a great spot!
Theatrhythm is awesome. And prounounced 'theatre-rhythm,' in case you were wondering. Blending rhythm games with RPG mechanics and the legendary Final Fantasy soundtrack, this is basically a must-have for any fan.
Better yet, you can now buy Theatrhythm: Curtain Call for only £12.99 from GAME.
The sequel expands on the original game massively, with a bunch of new gameplay modes, over 200 songs, and 60 playable characters. Another great spot from FantasyDeals!
Here's yet another chance to get the excellent South Park RPG for under the £7 mark. The listing from CDKeys undercuts the next best at Base by a pound, but if you combine it with a Facebook discount code (which you can claim by clicking on the product page) you can drop the price to £6.66 for a download code for Steam. As Brendan points out in our review, Obsidian Entertainment have managed to create an enjoyable and authentic South Park experience thanks to the involvement of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a combat system that is surprisingly deeper than it appears, it would seem that The Stick Of Truth has ended up being worth the wait - despite the hilarious censorship issues.
Bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!
Specifically you can pick up Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition for £6.69 apiece, while Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is only £9.99.
Personally-speaking, I love all of these games with a passion, though believe it or not I rate Icewind Dale as my favourite. It's more heavily centred on tactical combat and party formation, allowing us to create all six party members before bringing the fires of hell to the spine of the world, and presents some incredibly nuanced encounters to test your mettle. The Enhanced Edition is pretty decent too with new character kits and a little extra content.
If you've yet to experience the Kingdom Hearts series, or are looking for an excuse to remember the story, this deal from Base might be of interest. Coming in at just over a tenner, it's the best price we've seen for the re-release on PS3 and will save you a few pounds in the process. As well as the main game you'll also get Re: Chain of Memories and a cinematic retelling of 358/2 Days, ensuring you have plenty to get through for the price. Thanks to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
Bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!
Today's flash sale from TGC is a damn fine one, if I say so myself. Not only is it the best price we've seen for the South Park RPG, but it beats the next cheapest price with stock by around £4, which is a fair saving. As Brendan points out in our review, Obsidian Entertainment have managed to create an enjoyable and authentic South Park experience thanks to the involvement of Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a combat system that is surprisingly deeper than it appears, it would seem that The Stick Of Truth has ended up being worth the wait - despite the hilarious censorship issues. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
Bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!
Base are currently commanding a legendary £12.99 price for Skyrim's Legendary Edition, which includes the magnificent RPG and all of its DLC. It's a great price and most of the PS3 bugs should have been fixed by now.
Plus it's another great excuse to deploy Carl's amazing captioned banner again. Thanks Gooner!
Bethesda are holding their first E3 presentation this year. Might we see a new Elder Scrolls game or Skyrim PS4/Xbox One port? See also: what to expect from Bethesda's first ever E3 press conference.
The Ultimate Edition includes all of FNV's expansion packs -- Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road -- along with two additional DLC drops -- Courier's Stash and Gun Runners' Arsenal -- for extra in-game swag.
It's worth noting that this is only really worth it if you want all of the DLC. If you're not bothered about the extras, GameKeysNow have the base game for £3.99. Cheers jojow158!
Heads up, RPG fans! You can grab Dragon Age: Inquisition from £19.85 in the ShopTo Pay Day Sale on last-gen systems. Bear in mind, too, that this listing also includes the Flames of the Inquisition armour exclusive DLC.
DAI is an excellent, enormous RPG. I've been playing it for well over 100 hours now, and I'm still yet to finish my first playthrough. You can read Carl's Dragon Age: Inquisition review here.
If you've already purchased and registered FFXIV, but maybe got bored and wandered off, or otherwise deactivated your account, Square Enix are offering lapsed and wayward sons and daughters the chance to check out what's new in the recently released Patch 2.5.
The Free Login Weekend will take place from Friday 30th January (08:00 GMT) to Monday 2nd February (08:00 GMT) and will be eligible to "players who have previously purchased and registered Final Fantasy XIV and whose service account is set as inactive during the campaign period."
You can nab yourself a free copy of Two Worlds just by signing up to DLH.net. Here's the blurb from the site itself:
All registered DLH.Net users can login to their DLH.Net profile and unlock the key by simply clicking one button, that's all!
Not registered yet? Just click on the link "New User / Newsletter" or go to http://www.dlh.net/en/register. Fill in the small form, reply to the confirmation email and ge the keys! If you also subscribe to the newsletter, you always will be informed about our Steam Key giveaways, because this will certainly not be our last games to spread!
Once logged in, click 'profile/keys' at the top of the page, then scroll to the bottom. Big props to BuzzDuraband for the spot on this one!
Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for just £29.88 delivered from Shop4World. Click here to buy >>
One of the finest JRPGs we've seen in over a decade, Xenoblade Chronicles was a revelation on Wii and we're hoping the handheld version is up to scratch too. Out in early April, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will only be compatible with New 3DS and New 3DS XL units. So if you've only got a standard 3DS come April, you won't be able to run the game, sadly.
You can check out Jon's glowing review of the Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles right here. Cheers FantasyDeals!