Thursday, February 17, 2011

FTP Arena PvP Game

For all you PvP lovers out there I got something special for you today.

Bloodline Champions is a FTP (free-to-play) arena skill-based based pvp game with zero RNG (random number generator), meaning you hit or miss not on some dice rolling in the background but on how well you aim it. The game features an over the top view similar to diablo but with a twist, in "free cam mode" the camera will follow your mouse a certain distance granting you further view in that direction. Movement is accomplished using the trusted "WASD" and you aim all of your abilities using the mouse.

The game features 20 Bloodlines, or "Heroes" for the DoTA fans, each with 6 abilities, 2 EX moves, and an ultimate. The classes consist of the tradition tank, melee, ranged, and healer archetypes, but in BLC all characters even healers are able to dish out good damage. 

The game is FTP but without purchasing anything you are limited to 4 random Bloodlines per week, but you can use the coins you earn ingame or cold hard cash to purchase more bloodlines, skins, and weapons (note: weapons and skin do not add any stat points or damage they are cosmetic). This model if very similar to League of Legends if you are familiar.

Anyways enough nonsense words you want to see gameplay. Here's footage of the Harbinger (my favorite) which is a debuffing life leech magic/melee hybrid.

Bloodline Champions is a blast to play and is highly competitive with ELO ranking system comparable to Starcraft 2. Also the fact that games are short (10 mintues) in comparison to the 40 minute League of Legends games it's a great casual game to hop on and own it up.

Here's a link to the website to give it a shot.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great Games Coming Out That You Probably Never Heard Of (PC)

Some of the games I am looking forward to as a hardcore PC gamer and indie dev supporter. In individual articles I will cover each game in more depth, this is a preview.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

A realistic FPS set during WWII featuring a first person cover system, ballistic drop & penetration, suppression, 3D scope, modeled interior of tanks, and many many more features. For a complete list check out the FAQ.

Here's some gameplay footage (warning the interviewer has downs).

Chivalry: Battle for Agatha
A first-person medieval online combat game that seeks to deliver the intensity of epic hollywood medieval block busters to the hands of a gamer. CHIVALRY hurls the player into a fictional yet realistic medieval world where the Agathian Knights are battling against the newly formed Mason Order for control of the lands of Agatha.

No gameplay videos to date released, just this teaser.

Infinity: The Quest for Earth
MMO with a procedurally generated universe with 200 billion star systems, featuring twitch aim based combat, Newtonian physics, and seamless planet to space transitions.