Clan of Champions is an an action game with underlying role-playing game mechanics launched on Steam, and soon the PlayStation 3 too. As part of the Gladiator series, originally titled Gladiator Vs, Clan of Champions is the third game in the series. The Gladiator series has gone generally under the radar, with each previous title simply passing as an underwhelming release. But how does the recently localized title fare?
Publisher: NIS America (EU/NA)
Platforms: Windows (Steam), PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network)
Release Date: October 30th, 2012 (Steam), November 20th, 2012 (PlayStation Network)
Rating: 16+ (PEGI)
I was often recommended to try playing the Way of the Samurai franchise, but I never did get the chance. With Way of the Samurai 4 just released, it was now time to truly play the game for myself.
Way of the Samurai 4 sees the player take the role of a samurai during the period of transition in Japan, when the small country started to become influenced by western powers. The player may freely choose to side with the Japanese military, isolationists, or even the foreigners themselves. As a foreigner to the franchise, would I feel isolated?
Publisher: NIS America (Europe), XSEED Games (North America), Spike (Japan)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platform: PlayStation 3
Release Date: October 5th, 2012 (EU); August 21st, 2012 (NA); March 3rd, 2011 (JP)
Rating: 15 (BBFC)
European PlayStation 3 users can look forward to picking up their copy of the action-adventure game, Way of the Samurai 4, which is now available to pick up at retail. The title will also be available on the PlayStation Store come October 10th, 2012. Continue reading
Having never played the original title, I went into ClaDun X2 with no expectations. The title is an abbreviation for the original Japanese title, Classic Dungeon X2. As the name implies, ClaDun is inspired by the classic dungeon crawlers that could be found on the NES, which is additionally made apparent by the game’s 8-bit visual style.
As a dungeon crawler, players are expected to battle their way through dungeons for all kinds kinds of loot — be it gold or a brand new piece of equipment. Is ClaDun X2 equally as valuable, or is it another useless item to be discovered and disregarded?