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Sacha Loric

Sacha Loric

Sacha is a full-time writer and tabletop/video gamer who belatedly realized he can combine those two passions as a game designer and commentator. He has since successfully converted play to work and work to play.

Aliens: Dark Descent unleashes terror with new gameplay trailer
Jun 2, 2023, 10:26 AM Sacha Loric News
It’s all about giving the right commands at the right time in this real-time horror strategy game.
Aliens: Dark Descent is almost upon us, so publisher Focus Entertainment and developer Tindalos Interactive have released a new trailer to whet our appetites for their terrifying strategy game. Check out the Aliens: Dark Descent gameplay trailer here:     No one can hear you scream Taking inspiration from the 1986...
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Original cast returns for Metal Gear Solid Delta—but no Kojima
Jun 1, 2023, 4:37 PM Sacha Loric News
Konami has confirmed that the iconic director won’t be back for any of the MGS games moving forward.
The more things change, the more things stay the same, or at least it is for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, Konami’s first foray into remaking the acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 3. According to Tommy Williams, Konami’s Head of Communications for the Americas, MGS Delta will be reusing the old voiced dialogue from MGS 3, with no changes whatsoever.  In case you missed it, here is the teaser trailer for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater:  ...
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Stray Gods is an interactive musical about Greek myths
May 31, 2023, 1:58 PM Sacha Loric News
Introduced in the 2023 Humble Bundle Showcase, Stray Gods features Greek deities out for a little night music.
Developed by Summerfall Studios, Stray Gods is a spirited narrative-driven roleplaying musical that draws inspiration from Greek mythology, and it’s coming out this August. Starting off as a crowdfunded game, Stray Gods has grown by leaps and bounds and now features an amazing array of composers and voice-acting talents such as Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, Ashley Johnson, Felicia Day, Anthony Rapp, Erika Iishi, Rahul Kohli, and more. Check out the Stray Gods: The...
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Spider-Man 2 will have separate and shared skill trees
May 30, 2023, 5:01 PM Sacha Loric News
Insominac’s follow-up to the web-slinger’s adventures will also feature a boatload of villains.
After Insomniac released their 10-minute long gameplay trailer, more details are coming out about their eagerly-anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The game will have a unique skill tree for its two playable characters, Peter Parker and Miles Morales. The game will also take the action outside of Manhattan and into the suburbs of Queens. In case you missed it, here is the gameplay video for Spider-Man 2, which incidentally has racked up more than 20M views:   ...
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Neva is an emotional puzzle platformer from the creators of Gris
May 29, 2023, 12:13 PM Sacha Loric News
Nomada Studios have come up with another gorgeous-looking game with heavy themes.
The recent PlayStation showcase has more in store apart from AAA titles. Neva is a gorgeous-looking puzzle platformer that closely resembles developers Nomada Studio’s previous game, Gris. Neva incorporates “platforming, puzzles, and combat against monstrous enemies, with a minimal UI, delicate art, high-quality traditional animation, and haunting music". And if Gris is anything to go by, players will be shedding quite a few tears. Have a look at Neva’s haunting...
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What is in Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1?
May 27, 2023, 4:51 PM Sacha Loric News
The bundle contains the first three Metal Gear Solid games but comes with a surprise.
Konami’s revival of the Metal Gear Solid franchise has gotten the fandom abuzz with excitement. There are lots of unresolved questions revolving around Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, but also some around Konami’s second announcement—that of the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1. Today, Konami announced exactly what else is included in Volume 1. In case you missed it, here is the MGS Delta: Snake Eater trailer again.  ...
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Spider-Man 2 swings into town with new gameplay video
May 26, 2023, 2:01 PM Sacha Loric News
New York is going to be an epic battleground for new Spidey foes, including Venom and Kraven the Hunter.
After a long wait, we finally get a look at the gameplay for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and like Alan Wake 2, it’s a contender for the best-looking game of the year. Not only do we get to see our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler in action, but we also get introductions to new characters, specifically Kraven the Hunter. Check out the gameplay trailer here:  ...
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Metal Gear Solid 3 remake officially announced
May 25, 2023, 6:56 PM Sacha Loric News
The MGS3 remake is real and has been renamed Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
Snake really kept us waiting, but after months of rumors, it’s finally confirmed. During Sony’s recent PlayStation Showcase, Konami announced that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is on the way. Titled Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, the game is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam. Check out the teaser here, and note the return of the iconic MGS3 opening theme:  ...
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Total War: Pharaoh set to launch this October
May 24, 2023, 5:26 PM Sacha Loric News
Sega’s newest Total War entry will have you fighting to create an eternal empire on Egyptian sands.
Sega and Creative Assembly just announced the latest entry in their acclaimed strategy series: Total War: Pharaoh, which is set in ancient Egypt near the fall of the Bronze Age. Check out the Total War: Pharaoh announcement trailer right here. Trigger warning if you don’t like insects:     Bronze Age...
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Mortal Kombat 1 characters will have new origins
May 23, 2023, 3:31 PM Sacha Loric News
Liu Kang’s new era will feature various changes to to the classic characters’ backstories in Mortal Kombat 1.
Mortal Kombat 1 news flies fast and thick now that pre-orders are live. One of Mortal Kombat’s co-creators, Ed Boon, has teased that MK characters will be receiving new origin stories for the latest installment. See his tweet here:   All this (plus more) will be revealed in the Mortal Kombat 1 story mode. Lots of “origin stuff” — Ed Boon (@noobde) May...
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The Expanse: A Telltale Series gets launch date
May 22, 2023, 11:48 AM Sacha Loric News
Telltale Games is back with its latest narrative—a video game adaptation of the sci-fi book and TV series The Expanse.
Telltale Games has kicked off its return by announcing the release date of its newest game: The Expanse: A Telltale Series, launching on July 27. It will continue releasing another of its five episodes every two weeks until September 2023. Check out The Expanse trailer right here:     Space...
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Amazon seemingly leaks Mortal Kombat 1 characters
May 20, 2023, 4:35 PM Sacha Loric News
An Amazon listing has leaked the characters showing up in the very first Kombat pack.
Fans received a pleasant surprise when Amazon Italy apparently leaked the character roster for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1, and it confirms several rumors about who is showing up.  If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Mortal Kombat 1 trailer here:     Mortal Kombat 1 will see a...
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Steam tests out free trial system starting with Dead Space
May 19, 2023, 3:49 PM Sacha Loric DRM
Play for free and see if roaming the monster-filled Ishimura is your idea of a good time.
Valve has just introduced a new trial system for video games on its Steam platform. From now until May 29, you can take EA’s Dead Space remake on a 90-minute playtest to see if you like it. Check out the Dead Space trailer right here:     Free to play...
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Mortal Kombat 1 enters the ring in September
May 18, 2023, 7:41 PM Sacha Loric News
It’s the dawn of a new era for this blood-soaked series as NetherRealm Studios confirms a new title, a launch date, and a roster of characters.
We’ve been teased, we’ve been made to wait, and finally, we have confirmation. Mortal Kombat 12 is now officially called Mortal Kombat 1 and it’s coming on September 19. There’s a lot to report, but before anything else, check out the trailer for Mortal Kombat 1. Be warned: it’s gorier than ever.  ...
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Elden Ring wins coveted fantasy award
May 17, 2023, 2:01 PM Sacha Loric News
FromSoftware’s opus can’t seem to stop collecting awards one year after its launch.
Elden Ring keeps proving that there is no game quite like it. Elden Ring has won the 2023 Nebula Award for best writing, an award it shares with the likes of Hades and The Outer Worlds. This is the first Nebula award for its director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, and the third for author George R. R. Martin, who helped develop the game’s sprawling lore. Elden Ring...
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Layers of Fear now has an exact June release date
May 16, 2023, 1:28 PM Sacha Loric News
Bloober Team is confident enough to give a firm release date for their psychological horror game.
At last, we have an exact release date for Layers of Fear. The Bloober Team has just announced that their Unreal Engine 5 remake of their psychological horror series is launching on June 15—but you can play the game much earlier than that.  Check out the 11-minute Layers of Fear gameplay preview here:  ...
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Amnesia: The Bunker has been delayed again
May 15, 2023, 10:51 AM Sacha Loric News
This is the third delay, but it’s not as bad as you think. The latest entry in the Amnesia series will be coming in June.
Frictional Games has announced that they are delaying the release of Amnesia: The Bunker by an additional two weeks. Instead of May, the third sequel of the Amnesia series is slated to hit stores on June 6.   Here’s Fredrik with a message to you regarding Amnesia: The Bunker — frictionalgames (@frictionalgames) May 12, 2023   Here is the explanation according to...
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The Lamplighters League features stylish tactical gameplay
May 13, 2023, 3:29 PM Sacha Loric News
Harebrained Schemes’ latest tactics game shows fresh and varied combat in its gameplay reveal.
Harebrained Schemes has released a gameplay preview of their stealth tactical game The Lamplighters League and it’s turning heads with its stylish 1930s sheen and fusion of RTS and turn-based combat. Fully titled The Lamplighters League and the Tower At the End of the World, this game looks to be the next strategy hit from the developers of Battletech and the Shadowrun series. Check out the gameplay first look here:  ...
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Layers of Fear bewitches with cinematic intro and demo
May 12, 2023, 4:39 PM Sacha Loric News
Bloober Team has released the game’s PC requirements and will soon have a playable demo on Steam.
Layers of Fear is establishing itself as one of the best-looking first-person horror games and you’ll soon get the chance to see for yourself. Developer Bloober Team has stated they will have a playable demo, which will be available on Steam from May 15-May 22. What’s more, they have released the cinematic intro, which you can view right here:  ...
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It is almost time for Mortal Kombat 12
May 11, 2023, 2:00 PM Sacha Loric News
NetherRealm Studios’ recent Twitter post has left Mortal Kombat fans hungry for news.
NetherRealm Studios just dropped another teaser for the next Mortal Kombat game and it looks like it’s about time. MK co-creator Ed Boon posted a short video featuring a clock ticking down to 12, only to skip it and go directly to 1. Could this be a hint of a franchise reboot? Check out the Mortal Kombat 12 teaser here: Does anyone know what time it is? #MortalKombat...
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