Hands on with Absolver, a Shared World Fighting RPG

Absolver is one of the newest titles published by Devolver Digital and it definitely took me by surprise this year at E3 with its unique take on some old formulas. French developer Sloclap is made up of experienced game devs, though Absolver is the first project that the team have developed so far. Having noContinue reading “Hands on with Absolver, a Shared World Fighting RPG”

How Pokken Invites Non-Arcade Fighters to the Party

I’ve been playing Pokken Tournament since its arcade testing days. From the very first time I played it, I knew that the game was unique, holding both features that make it familiar as an arcade fighting game, while introducing new ideas that simplify traditional mechanics in order to invite non-arcade players. While I’ve noticed that even a small skill gapContinue reading “How Pokken Invites Non-Arcade Fighters to the Party”

Pokkén Tournament Preview (Wii U)

I’m not new to the world of Pokken. I’ve played the game during not one, but two testing phases. I sunk a hefty amount of change into the game during its Japanese arcade launch and came back for new fighters, even if the game’s been unpopular out here. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Nintendo’sContinue reading “Pokkén Tournament Preview (Wii U)”