Daymare: 1998 originally started out as a Resident Evil 2 remake known as Resident Evil 2 Reborn, and it shows. There’s a lot of leftover DNA from that remake, that this game never gets far enough away from that to be anything more. This is art imitating art, and as flattering as it may be, pales in comparison to the Capcom remake released just this year. Developer Invader Studios made a game that revels in its own nostalgia of the era where survival horror reigned supreme. While Daymare: 1998 sounds cool and sometimes looks cool, it suffers from a lack of polish and poor gameplay that detracts from what would otherwise be a decent entry for the genre.
1C is thrilled to announce that it will be working with indie developer Destructive Creations, adding their current work-in-progress title to its portfolio. In development since 2015, the game will take players into the early Middle ages, with both an extensive singleplayer campaign and intense online multiplayer, all built around real events and featuring historical accuracy and advanced game mechanics. More about the forthcoming title will be revealed on May 9th 2017 and a full-scale hands-on presentation is planned for this year’s Gamescom.
Destructive Creations is back with IS Defense, a game with satisfying gameplay and unyielding explosions that’s not as easy as it seems. This is also one of those games that could easily be translated to mobile or a VR game, it has many more applications than just being a PC game. IS Defense is a side-project and the developer’s statement about current affairs in the world today, and where things might be heading. Whether that comes to light or not, we’ve got this entertaining piece of quasi-fiction to kill with mind-numbing ease.
IS Defense is a game set in politically fictional year 2020 – where the expansion of ISIS went out of control. They took over all of Northern Africa, spreading their genocidal understanding of the world’s order. Strongly armed, vast in numbers and prepared for everything, the Islamic State is launching the invasion against Europe over the entire Mediterranean Sea. The player takes on the role of NATO’s stationary machine-gun operator, deployed to defend the shores of Europe. His task is to blast as many of the invaders as possible, until his glorious death. To do so, he has at his disposal NATO’s support forces, his machine gun and a rocket launcher. During the progress of this heroic defense, he gets the opportunities to upgrade his gear, his body and army rank, which affects the efficiency of his support. This game is our side-project and is our personal veto against what is happening in the Middle East nowadays. Moreover, it is also an attempt at resurrecting a pretty dead genre of games like “Operation Wolf” or “Beach Head” in a state of the art and modern adaptation.
Hatred was first revealed back in October 2014, raising some serious concerns of a game that would pit you as the villain of the story, going on a murderous rampage killing innocent people. The game was even given an Adult Only rating by the ESRB, and after playing through the game, I can’t find anything that actually warrants the rating. The violence and gore of Hatred is certainly the least of the problems I have with it, though.
The highly talked about trailer was released yesterday. And today we bring screenshots of the game that will be running in Unreal Engine 4, releasing in Q2 of 2015.