Review of the game Dusk-12 from the developers of Orion Games

Miniclip game Dusk-12There is an opinion that in the world there are two types of people: the first learn from other people’s mistakes, and the latter learn from their own. Voronezh “craftsmen” from Orion Games do not belong to either, or to others. For several years now this domestic studio has been stepping on the same rake, and every time it’s getting stronger and stronger. It would seem that the previous trash-crafts of the developers – “Cleaner”, “Metro-2”, “Inhabited Island: Alien among strangers” – should once and for all repulse the desire to create typical “russian FPS”. But no. This winter, from the pen of the mountain-developers went another B-shooter: “Territory of Darkness” (Dusk-12 for fearless Western gamers). This time about zombies, mutants and secret experiments.

However, the change of the plot landmarks in no way affected the quality of the game itself. It, like in previous projects, stopped somewhere just below the baseboard. At the end of 2007, the scriptwriters of the company managed to create a pair of storyline-stunts. Theoretically, the two story lines were to fully disclose the picture of the “terrible” events that took place in the town of Chernozersk, but in reality everything turned into a depressing reel of different heroes in the same locations. In the casting for the role of key characters, the universal soldier Gorin, raised in the framework of the “Creator” experiment, and the squadron commander Andrei Yegorov, won. An angry superman burns a desire to escape beyond the populated “populace” inhabited by distraught inhabitants, obscure monsters and soldiers of NATO, while the special forces are all eager to seize the genetic product of scientific and technological progress. The plot is given in the form of cut-rolls on the engine and a muffled muttering behind the scenes. Some details, if desired, can be gleaned from the prequel comic book attached to the collection, but its wretched implementation completely discourages the desire to imbue with the difficult fate of the experimental Gorin.

Play game Dusk-12The gameplay starts in the destroyed laboratory. The main character comes to life on the operating table, suffering from severe headaches and trying to at least a little to identify the location of his location. Memory recovery will occur over several levels. During this time, the protagonist will exterminate a hundred soldiers and monsters like themselves. The initial locations are horrified. And the reason for that is not even in the crooked design of the underground complex. All the blame for the banal lack of weapons in the hands of the character. That is, to deal with the enemies he has, they say, with his bare hands. But if in Condemned and F.E.A.R. hand-to-hand combat was realized at a more or less acceptable level, then the “Orion” turned out the opposite.

Some fists with strikingly accurate opponents will not be able to be finished, even with a great desire. Therefore, the authors provided Gorin with a set of spetsumeny in the number of five pieces. Thanks to the efforts of scientists, he can move with tripled speed, stop time (well, where now without slow-mo), regenerate health and see in the dark, and at the very end, the “cyborg” will disperse to such an extent that he can personally generate and rush into the foes balls of dark energy. This is much steeper than shooting from the generous igrodel machine-gun with infinite ammunition.

The line of Egorov looks like a pseudo horror. On approach to the target, a helicopter with fighters was shot down from a rocket launcher. Despite the crash of the car, part of her crew managed to survive, being thus scattered at different ends of the virus-infected city. The game for the “human” hero already somehow falls under the definition of a shooter – the lieutenant rushes through the post-Soviet locations with a submachine-gun and shoots from bloodthirsty Aborigines. The armored arsenal of the paratrooper does not strike the imagination: a pistol, an assault rifle, grenades, a sniper and a killer flamethrower. The most vivid impressions of the races on Chernozersk are the ubiquitous scripts and annoying advertising of chocolate bars “Shock”, the more stupid product placement is still worth looking for.

New game Dusk- 2017In-house “disassembly” adversely affected the technical filling of the “Territory of Darkness”. Stupid AI, thorny textures and models of enemies, lack of a multi-user mode, a fair amount of bugs – the beta test clearly passed by the game.

The final result is disappointing – another coffee stand. However, if you have managed to buy a gift edition, there are many more reasons for joy: a CD with a soundtrack can be adapted for cacti, a black bandana can be used for wiping dust, and a comic book will find great use in the toilet.

Pros: the game periodically starts.
Cons: Inarticulate plot; curve gameplay; outdated graphics; awful voice acting; a bunch of bugs.

Review of the board game Rage of the Elves

Play Rage of the ElvesFor hundreds of years, the elves have been searching for the legendary Farrun lands, hidden from the mortal’s eyes by a magic dome. But one day a star fell from the sky, destroying the ancient magic, and the conquerors poured into the fairy-tale land. Lead one of the great elven tribes, going to meet the unknown for the good of your people. Black, snow, high and forest elves will converge in a bloody battle for the lands of Farrun. Are you ready to feel their rage?

The board game “Rage of the Elves” is designed for two or four players and is a card game to capture territories. Each elven faction has a unique set of combat units represented by a deck of cards. And the end goal is determined by cards of personal tasks, which will be kept secret until they are completed. There are alternative scenarios, including one common goal at all and a war until the complete destruction of the opponents.

Elven legends

Before I start the review, I want to tell you about one story related to this game. The fact is that there are two versions of the rules of the game. Some are old, appeared at the time of the release, others are new, released a few weeks later. They differ only in the mechanics of combat, but this is a very essential part of the game, since battles take place every turn. It so happened that a new version appeared after part of the circulation was sold to the buyers. But the author did his best to solve the problem – at his own expense, he updated the updated rules, put them into the remaining boxes and even sent out the corrected rules for the shops. If your book of rules begins with the artistic history of the conflict and the description of the factions, and in section 4 – “Fight” there is an option for the placement of advanced players, then you have new, corrected rules. The current version of the rules can always be found on the website miniclip.

So what we have: an average box resembling pizza packaging, two thin but laminated playing fields, which in theory should not be scary of a drop of moisture, dirty hands, a whole pile of cards fastened with elastic bands, and a bag of tokens . Cards of a non-standard size and resemble pocket calendars, tokens are rather dense. Felling is not ideal, but at its price is acceptable. But the illustrations cause real delight! The artist Marina Kleiman worked in detail all the factions and their characters. They make the game lively and attractive.

One of the game fields represents a strategic map of the locality, at the edges of which locks are located, where the players begin their invasion. In the center is a neutral castle, guarded by the dragon Ebrung, the Guardian of the portal. If you capture it, the dragon will go under your control, and from the castle you can teleport to the fortress of enemies. But you still have to reach it, making your way through neutral lands and rare magical towers.

Magical towers are the source of the main resource game in the game – warrior cards. At the beginning of each turn you take in the hand as many cards as there are towers and locks, including the starting one, you control. The limit of cards on the hand is 5. All cards received over the limit are discarded. But not all fighters are equally useful, so it makes sense to get as much as possible to drop the weak. You can even scroll the deck, as in deck-building games like “Star Empire”. Because as soon as it ends, the dump is mixed and a new deck is formed.

The same role is played by the total number of captured lands. Many elven warriors have special abilities, for the activation of which it is necessary to control a certain number of territories. In this regard, the towers are beyond competition – and maps are allowed to access, and access to the properties of the heroes is given. For the seizure of empty lands, of course, an artifact is supposed, but all of them are disposable, and their properties can be both very strong and practically useless – there is as lucky.

Blood and fury

Free online game Rage of the ElvesLet’s move on to the main thing in this game – the battles. Each turn, you will capture new lands, entering battles with either neighbors, or with neutral beings. Most of them will be exactly neutral, which, although controlled by another player, is not a direct conflict – the neutrals are usually weaker than the elves and are selected for battle by accident. Instead of one of the enemies, for example, there may be a treasure that not only does not resist, but also gets as a prize to the winning player. For fans of the same PvP-battles (player versus player), a separate game mode is provided.

Battles take place on a separate playing field, which actually serves as a reminder and not really necessary. But if we talk about the details, then the hints on the abilities of the fighters could be made from two sides – and it would be more convenient for the players, and the empty space would be used more rationally.

In the battle there are always two sides involved – the attacking and defending. Both players are sent into battle exactly three cards, which are laid out in front of a face down. Then two cards on each side in turn are laid out on the battlefield along the perimeter. The remaining cards on the table are opened and the one whose parameter of initiative is greater, with a less effective opponent defeats the critical blow – after the battle he will go to the dump. With equal initiative, the attacker always wins. The winner and the defeated are put in the center of the battlefield crosswise. At the request of the winner of this mini-duel, you can swap places with another participating in the battle fighter, improving your chances of success. And, finally, the main battle is taking place – in the order of initiative, the soldiers attack, damaging opponents.

Here, perhaps, it is worth talking about the parameters of the fighters and the types of attacks. In addition to the initiative indicated in the upper left corner of the map, the card has three attack icons – an attack to the right, to the left and vice versa. During the course of the warrior, he can conduct an attack on one of the three sides, taking away from the opponent points of life, indicated below. In total, the game has eight types of attacks, indicated by icons:

• Sword – a simple attack that takes 1 point of health;
• Two swords – an improved version of a simple attack, takes 2 points of health;
• Shield – fully protects from swords, allowing you to ignore damage;
• Ax – a punching blow that takes 1 point of health. Not blocked by a shield;
• Two axes – improved punching. Takes 2 lives, as it is not blocked by a shield;
• Crossed swords – counterattack. An analogue of the shield, which does not block attacks, but inflicts damage to the attacker, taking away 1 life;
• Fire shield – shield and counter-attack in one bottle – and protects from swords, and inflicts damage to the attacker;
• Arrow keys – move. A warrior with this ability can be moved in the direction of movement, swapping places with another card.

Rage of the Elves bord gameThere are many icons, but the result of the battle is usually calculated instantly. In this direction it is useless to beat, here the fighter will perish even before the beginning of his turn, and the two bury each other with shields – that’s all. The winner is the player who has more surviving fighters (cards in the center are not counted). The dead soldiers go to the dump, and the living return to the hands of the hosts. A little to influence the results of the battle is possible with the help of artifacts and abilities of the cards remaining in the hand. And this can be done even by players not participating in the battle, that is, you can easily unite all against one, throwing nasty things, as in “Munchkin”. But one of the main factors is still good luck – here and random placement of fighters on the field, and the duel of two randomly remaining cards.

There is another negative side to this system – the winner constantly receives certain bonuses: artifacts and new lands. The loser only has time to fold the dead fighters into the dump. As a result, one player’s hand is full of powerful heroes, and the other plays what has come. This imbalance can be influenced only by summoning neighbors to help in combat. The secret goals of the players are also unequal – to capture four towers is easier and more profitable than seven lands, and even the capture of the enemy’s castle is almost impossible. But they can be balanced, for example, using one common goal for all.

I do not lose the feeling that the “Elven Rage” was to become the desktop “Heroes of the sword and magic”: there is a global map, and a tactical battlefield, seizures of “mines” -magical towers, artifacts and clashes with neutral troops. But for the sake of simplicity and accessibility for a wide audience, all the major strategic elements went under the knife. “Rage of the Elves” turned out to be more tactical than a strategic game, with very simple rules and captivating illustrations.

In my opinion, “Elven Rage” can be liked only by enthusiastic fantasy teenagers and novice board game lovers, not ready for complex calculations and tricky combinations.


The Angels League is the next generation of free browser MMORPG games.

Game Angels LeagueThe Angels League is the next generation of free browser MMORPG games. Charming defenders of heaven need your help! The forces of evil captivated beautiful creatures and took away their magical abilities. Only you can save the angels and restore their freedom! Collect a detachment of unique heroes and come to the aid of heavenly warriors!

Key features

The living world. The plot of the game Angels League unfolds in a unique thoughtful universe, filled with exciting stories and events. Many game locations are created randomly in real time, which makes the passing of the game angels more interesting.

Stunning graphics. Graphics are a painful place for many browser games, but the League of Angels is a pleasant exception to the rules! Heroes, surroundings and game locations are executed in the smallest details and carefully traced.

Bright characters. During the adventure, you will often meet charming angels who can help with the assignment or join your squad. All of them have a unique angelic appearance, an individual character and a special set of skills.
Universal pumping. In travel, you will be accompanied by mighty heroes and warrior angels, so the development of the detachment is one of the most important elements of the game. Broad tactical capabilities help to create unique combinations from combat build up to the choice of equipment for heroes.

Rich content. The lengthy plot campaign is diluted by a huge number of interesting activities. Tournaments, arenas, blacksmith’s craft, farming, gemology, alchemy and much more! At any time, you can distract yourself from heroic deeds and go to the city to rest or measure your strength with other players.

No limits and partial replay

New game Angels League 2017

Here, the choice is not limited to just one good thing – the fans of the dark side of the force will easily find a lesson to their liking. Quests vary depending on the chosen side, so seasoned players can learn something new when re-passing. Tasks will be the starting point for travel to numerous locations, including dungeons, forests, glades, stony and desert terrain.

Group beating of evil spirits

In the main part of the League of Angels allows you to control only the main character, but in battle there is a whole party control system. There can only be five members in the detachment, one of which is the main character. To him, as the passage passes, four more fighters will join. The fights are step-by-step, so all the participants strike in turns. The chosen strategy will determine the quality of the attacks. In the management of the main role is played by the mouse, and on the keyboard you can chat with other participants.

For all your reward

For the execution of quests traditionally given gratitude in the form of experience and money. But here, as in some other browsers, to the experience points and gold to the angels are added items and pieces of equipment. They affect the characteristics of the character, significantly enhancing it. Therefore, it is necessary to pay special attention to the selection of good things.

Traditional distribution of forces

Classes are simple, but interesting. There are thirteen varieties of angels. Their difference lies in the characteristics and skills. In battle, every angel has his own destiny. Someone goes into hand-to-hand combat without fear of getting a lot of damage. Someone likes to play from the defense. There are fans of magic “tricks” that heal allies and send destructive spells to the enemy.

Preparing for battle competently

Online game Angels LeagueAnd the warriors accompanying the angel (there are four of them in the detachment) can belong to one of the eight classes and be magicians, archers or knights. Thanks to the pumping the class improves. Before the battle should be selected such a team, where there are no weak points and there are tactical opportunities. That is, by collecting only the melee warriors, you can lose the enemy with the magicians and archers. Balance is desirable, but nobody forbids experimenting.

On this entertainment does not end

The fight in the League of Angels will be with both mobs and real players. There are PvP modes, 3×3 and 5×5 battles in the “King of the Mountain” format, as well as large-scale 10×10 battles with the capture of the flag. Afflicted only, that battles are available only in automatic mode, as with conventional PvE.

Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot Fight

play Steel ArenaIt’s Friday again, which means it’s time for the most spectacular show on earth! Iron ironers will again engage in battle with the very fate. Screech metal, explosions and adrenaline! This is the “Steel Arena”!

The speaker died down, the automatic doors of the stadium opened and several gladiator robots appeared on the arena. They were not greeted by the rumble of voices and a flurry of applause – the stadium of many thousands was empty. Only the wind walked between the rows, chasing back and forth stale garbage. People disappeared, leaving not only the arena, but also their huge cities. All around came to desolation, but the program included in the gladiators forced them to go out every Friday to fight.

The participants of the game “Steel Arena” will see the world through the eyes of robots ready to crash, break and set fire to each other for fun to unseen spectators. Check your systems, prepare for battle hammers, saws and guns – the strongest will win!

It will be fun and scary, it will be painful and funny

Each player gets into control of one of four robots, not differing anything except illustration, and four basic module tiles – the simplest weapon, armor and movement and rotation mechanisms. On the table is laid out a field consisting of tiles, reflecting the equipment scattered around the arena. The task is incredibly simple – to inflict as much damage to the enemies as possible, losing as few of their own parts as possible.

Before the battle begins, players take turns arranging their robots on any extreme field tiles, choosing not only the location, but also the direction in which they will be rotated. This is important because the mechanics of the game take into account the direction of the attack – the front armor is more common than the side armor, and the rear of the robots almost always remains unprotected. And if there is an obstacle in the line of sight between you and the enemy, it will not be possible to attack the enemy (only if your weapon does not shoot the canopy). All as in severe wargames!

In his turn the player can perform one of two actions: activate one of his modules or cool all his modules. The principle of activation is simple and understandable: put on the module an overheating badge and perform the action corresponding to the module – the engine and the rotary mechanism allow you to change the position of the robot on the field, and the weapon makes an attack. Armor modules are an exception to this rule, since they do not require activation, but are triggered at the time of attack, reducing damage. While there is an overheating token on the module, you can not reactivate it again. In general, as in the classic euro – put a token on the tile, performed the action.

Naturally, there were combinations. Many modules have special properties – auto-cooling and high-speed activation. Auto-cooling allows you to remove the heating token from the module at the end of the stroke, and after activating the speed module, you can use one more module, which can also be high-speed. The robot’s tablet from the start has these properties, so each robot can perform several actions per turn, increasing their number as new speed modules are received.

But the main feature of the game lies in the richest arsenal. Modules of movement allow you to walk in a straight line, diagonally and jump, ignoring obstacles. The weapon is divided into melee, remote, overheating, shooting canopy, hitting several targets at once and throwing enemies back – each with its own special properties. When a robot takes damage, it loses some of its modules. Shots and strikes literally tear off whole steel pieces from steel fighters! The abandoned tiles of the modules are taken to the attacker as trophies – they can not be used, but they act as victory points when summing up the results of the game. The game ends in one of three cases: one of the participants scored 10 trophies, one of the robots completely destroyed or expired – all tiles left for the game ended. Victory always goes to the gladiator, who collected the most of the enemy debris.

Yes, I almost forgot! If at the end of the turn the robot has 5 or fewer modules, including the central one, it goes into a strengthened mode – the gaming tablet is turned over and the fighter receives additional armor and a bonus to maneuverability. But as soon as the danger passes, the robot will return to its normal state. Thus, the game helps the participants to stretch out longer in the arena and avoid embarrassing situations, when it is profitable for the players to finish off the weak. In an emergency, you can also use the wear rule by reactivating the motion modules and leaving the fire. True, this threatens the loss of overloaded elements.

Display driver has stopped working normally

Free game Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot FightAccording to the description “Steel arena” is just a hurricane shooter – every move robots move around the arena, collect new equipment and attack each other, scattering piles of scrap metal. In fact, this is not entirely true. The action is definitely there, but the game is absolutely mechanical – you step forward here, turn aside, shoot, pick up the tile, skip the next turn to cool completely. As in chess – you either make the best move, or do stupid things. If you played games from Rainer of the Book, you will understand what I mean. And everything lies on the surface, there are no complex decisions in the game. But the nuances and subtleties are quite a lot and not all of them are detailed in the rules. In my opinion, a very important point is that the armor works once per turn of each player. That is, if Player B shoots player A and then Player B, the armor is triggered twice. The same story and with auto-cooling – it also works in the course of someone else’s game. But even more interesting is the fact that the one-time armor “Roy” after the application is taken as a trophy to the enemy who committed the attack. So I recommend printing a memo on the game, so as not to forget about these moments.

The game has a lot of random access to the tiles. For example, “Quasar” is an obvious imba, and hand-to-hand weapons are usually less attractive than small arms. The rules provide for a game mode with an open field, but then the batch turns into a puzzle for optimization – a lot of combinatorics, little fan.

Since I started talking about impressions, it’s worth mentioning that the game lacks the atmosphere. I would very much like to see robots have individuality and differ in starting parameters and special properties. And if there were miniatures in the game, it would be very good – both beautiful and functional. Because raising the tokens of robots from the tiles of the playing field and keeping track of who is where and in which direction they turn is not very convenient. It is clear that the publishers tried to make the game accessible, but I want the same!

Online game Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot FightBy the way, publishers have no complaints – the game is made very high quality. Such thick tokens as the robots in the “Steel arena” I have not seen yet in any table. True, with such a thick factory knife coped with barely – from the sides the tokens do not look very much. But the cutting of tiles is good and the box in the box is convenient. With a sense of humor, the designers are also all right – drinking “Friendship”, a sledgehammer “Ivy” and railgan “Forget-me-not” in my heart forever.

“Steel arena” is knocked out of the framework of the usual euro and ametrethresh. It absorbed elements of different genres, including abstracts and wargames. The resulting cocktail will not please everyone, but if you like battles, tactics and not against a random house – it’s worth a try. Definitely one of the best domestic games released in 2016.


Demon Slayer 3 – play online in the browser game on RBK games for free

Play Demon Slayer 3 gameWhy is it worth playing online game Demon Slayer 3? Because she has millions of fans, a lot of interesting content and an excellent combination of genres? Or maybe because it’s free? Find out the key features of Demon Slayer 3 and make your choice!

Nonlinear flow

Demon Slayer 3 - new games 2017

When you begin to play for free Demon Slayer 3 online, the first step is to get acquainted with three canonical classes:

The magician;
In this browser-based online game, pumping a character has exceptional flexibility and never stops. Inlaying gems, a system of talents, training pats, enchanting objects and dozens of other ways help create unique heroes. New ways to strengthen the power of the character appear with almost every level up!

The development of the castle

Arranging the lock in adds elements of the strategy to the RPG and directly affects the fate of the hero. Improvement of buildings provides access to new types of troops, research skills, increases the strength of the army and always benefits.

Adventures for every taste

The storyline campaign is diluted with a lot of interesting content. Having completed the next quest, you can go to the group dungeon and fight with your friends for rare trophies. And if you are bored with the extermination of monsters, then at any time you can switch to fishing or farming.

Fights in real time

Demon Slayer 3 for freeUnlike many browser games in Demon Slayer 3, players independently control the unit, and do not enjoy bright special effects as a spectator. The placement and selection of troops, the use of skills, the original QTE system and other moments allow you to change the course of the battle and create a unique tactic. It is also worth noting the variety of PvP-modes:

Group arenas;
Clan wars;
Server-to-server battle zones;
Battle of classes;
And much more!
Unlock one of the best browser RPGs of 2017 and start playing Demon Slayer 3 for free today!