Kurgan Compass™

Game Review:
‘Curse of the Dead Gods’

‘Curse of the Dead Gods’ is a compelling rogue-lite offering stylish, comics-like graphics while introducing several interesting play mechanics that allows the game to break away from genre tradition.

February 25, 2021 — As with most rogue-lite games, players fight their way through randomly generated levels while collecting weapons and upgrades. Death is more than common in Curse of the Dead Gods and players must often restart from scratch. Hardly news for those familiar with the genre. FULL STORY »

How Important is Historical Accuracy in Video Games?

February 25, 2021 — Some game developers strive hard for historical accuracy when including settings and characters from the past. While others allow themselves creative freedom in their depictions of history. FULL STORY »

Game Review:
‘Werewolf the Apocalypse — Earthblood’

February 11, 2021 — The latest in the World of Darkness series, Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Earthblood tells the story of werewolf Cahal, and the struggle of his tribe against evil militarized oil corporation, Endron. FULL STORY »

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‘Black Myth: Wukong’ Gets Impressive Gameplay Trailer

February 9, 2021 — This new video shows off impressive gameplay for the upcoming souls-like Black Myth: Wukong. Powered by the ubiquitous UE4 game engine. Which could very well migrate to Unreal Engine 5 before release. The trailer below depicts fighting mechanics which seem to offer a wide variety of well-timed attacks. .. FULL STORY »

Team Ninja’s ‘Nioh 2’ Looks Incredible on Playstation 5

January 25, 2021Team Ninja is hard at work on The Nioh Collection and Nioh 2 – Complete Edition. And judging by the newly released 14-minute gameplay video of Nioh 2 running on the PS5, development is going well. Just look at that.. FULL STORY »

Cancel Culture: The Legacy of ‘Ghost of Tsushima’

December 28, 2020 — The cultural legacy of Ghost of Tsushima is a prime example of how social justice virtue-signaling has no place in gaming culture. If the online mobs had it their way, over $250,000 USD would not have been raised to help renovate and mend a forgotten yet historically significant Japanese island — that of Tsushima itself.


‘Bloodborne’, ‘Demon’s Souls’ Series in Jeopardy?

December 24, 2020 — Terujuki Toriyama, producer of titles such as Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls, and Soul Sacrifice, announced he will be leaving Sony Japan Studio at the end of December. Speaking on Twitter earlier today, Toriyama thanked the fans for their support and noted that he intends to continue producing games in the future. FULL STORY »

Video Game Review:
’Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’

December 16, 2020 — The holidays are upon us! Grab some eggnog, don a fuzzy sweater, and get ready to play some video games. Along with colder temperatures and stressful shopping, each holiday season brings a bevy of brand-new games from the biggest developers in the business. FULL STORY »

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