On My Radar: Tree of Savior

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Tree of Savior

Developer/Publisher: IMC Games Co., Ltd.
Platform(s): PC
Price: Free to Play, with Founder’s Packs for early access
Discovery: YouTube Let’s Play
Release Date: April 28th, 2016 Pushed to May 10th; currently in Early Access

I cannot tell you how many hours I have put into Ragnarok Online, but it’s probably in the thousands. My mains were High Priest and Biochemist, and it claims the title of being my first ever F2P MMORPG.

One of biggest draws for RO was that you had 2D sprites in a 3D environment – an isometric world, to be exact. So when Ragnarok Online 2 was announced, I really had no desire to make the switch because the transition to full 3D was a bit too much in my opinion, not to mention the overall mass of disappointment that followed.

Along comes IMC Games Co., Ltd., the developer and publisher behind Tree of Savior, meant to be the true sequel to RO (what’s with me and true sequels lately?). Fun fact: IMC are the ones behind Granado Espada, which I’ve also played, and stands for Impress, Motivate, and Connect.

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Lyn Rambles: Trading Cards and 10-Year-Olds

I recently found out that Paradox Interactive has officially okay’d Magicka Mayhem, a Kickstarter project that is a TCG version of the hit PC game Magicka.

The catch? The person behind Magicka Mayhem is Ethan Erickson, who is only ten year old. With the support of his family, what began as a pretty cool concept turned into a full on business venture as Ethan created his own pitch video and sent it to Paradox. He received the following response:

We get hundreds of pitches every month – most of them are…poop. Not only was yours good – but it also made us happy.”

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On My Radar: Planet Coaster

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Planet Coaster

Developer/Publisher: Frontier Developments
Platform(s): PC
Price: $29.99 for base game
Discovery: Random browsing on the internet
Release Date: Q4 2016; March 22nd, 2016 for Alpha

I’m a sucker for sim games. Especially ones that involve managing things such as cities, or villages – or theme parks! In fact, one of my first PC games was Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. I think it’s the idea of being able start from scratch and building your way up, with control even over the tiniest of details. Nothing beats just sitting back after hours and hours of carefully lining the tracks, mapping out your park, and setting up the perfect scenery just to finally watch it all come to life.

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Lyn Reviews: Soda Dungeon (Full Review)

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Developer/Publisher: Soda Dungeon/Armor Games
Platform(s): Android, iOS
Price: Free, with IAP. Note: This game is also on Amazon Underground where all IAP are free.
Discovery: Random browsing on the Google Play store
Playtime: Approx. 14 hours

Soda Dungeon is a an RPG/dungeon-crawler that is available as a mobile game on iOS and Android. If you’re familiar with the these genres, then Soda Dungeon doesn’t actually bring anything new to the table. But what makes it such an enjoyable game is essentially how polished and well-executed it is.

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