Kurgan Compass™

Game Review:
‘Hades’ Refreshed

We reached out to Supergiant Games’ humble Greg Kasavin to learn of the new, 4K-capable physical and digital release of ‘Hades’ for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X.

August 14, 2021 — Last year’s Windows and Switch releases of Hades were met with critical acclaim, and shortly thereafter, Sony and Microsoft versions were announced. Mark Ottarp has reviewed the new console edition while Kaspar Ravn took the opportunity to ask Supergiant’s Creative Director, Greg Kasavin, about the update’s 4K support and performance.

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Game Review:
‘Eastern Exorcist’

Developed in China, ‘Eastern Exorcist’ is a hand-drawn 2D Souls-like with plenty of RPG elements that draws inspiration from Chinese folklore and theater & opera.

July 26, 2021 — The most recent release from Chinese publisher Bilibili, Eastern Exorcist is a hack-and-slash RPG that somewhat surprisingly does not make use of Free2Play mechanics — the established business practice in China for most games. Eastern Exorcist instead offers a more traditional approach to monetization — players pay once, as with a typical western title.

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Game Review:
‘Resident Evil: Village’

Does the eighth main-series installment of Capcom’s stubborn cornerstone survival series live up to next-gen player expectations?

May 25, 2021 — Let this sink in: the Resident Evil series has now been around for a full quarter-century, launched on the PlayStation 1 in 1996 more or less exactly 25 years ago.

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