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Saving the World is So Boring, With One Exception - Final Fantasy 6!

Hubert Sosnowski, 27 March 2023, 16:57

Saving the world is exploited ad nauseam, especially in RPGs. Universal, but boring. Predictable enough to give yourself another game because you know what to expect. Fortunately, there have been some exceptions – and one was very, very special.

I Played Redfall and I Don't Count On Another Powerful Single-player Game from Arkane

Krzysztof Lewandowski, 24 March 2023, 15:23

Even before its release, Redfall is considered a typical co-op game for close-knit tems of friends. The demo was supposed to present Arkane Studios' production in from a different angle, but I think it failed.

CS 2 Gives Me 3 Reasons to Return to Game That Used to Bore Me

Karol Laska, 24 March 2023, 14:31

Counter Strike 2 exists and living to see its release suddenly isn't impossible anymore. Charm of memories and a handful of hopes – doubts were not raised. It will be an instinctive return to the game that I love and hate at the same time.

Top 4X Strategy Games on PC. 12 Games for Fans of Hard-core Strategy!

Hubert Sledziewski, 23 March 2023, 16:20

4X strategy games are quite popular nowadays. Some offer historical settings, others draw from fantasy or SF. Some are easily accessible, while others are immensly complex. Here are 12 4X games that seem especially worthy of being recommended.

This Sandbox Looks Beautiful, But Its Demo Bored Me Out

Darius Matusiak, 22 March 2023, 14:33

The demo version of Atlas Fallen brings unfortunate associations with Forspoken, but on the other hand, it was only a small part of a large action RPG. The game might have enough legs thanks to gameplay, because the lore promises to be quite generic.

I enjoyed Diablo 4 Beta, But I Hope it Won't End Up Like Other Games-services

Paul Musiolik, 21 March 2023, 16:22

The Diablo IV beta gave me a preview of one of the biggest launches of the year. Is the new installment of Blizzard's iconic series worth the wait?

After the Beta, I'm Sure I'll Play Diablo 4 for the Story!

Krzysztof Lewandowski, 20 March 2023, 13:48

It's too early for definitive judgments, but after what I saw in the beta, Diablo 4 seems to bring an intriguing story. Some of the game's elements may be questionable, but the story itself, and the way it is constructed, seems fantastic.

Hideo Kojima is a Genius and We Have Evidence

Sebastian Kasparek, 18 March 2023, 16:25

A freak, eccentric, genius and visionary – Hideo Kojima. The talented Japanese developer and filmmaker has already delighted us more than once, using ideas that are not just out there, they're often revolutionary.

Analyzing Financial Performance of Biggest Gaming Companies in 2022

Maciej Jalowiec, 15 March 2023, 16:33

The beginning of March is a time of financial summaries in the gaming industry. Major companies listed on the world's stock exchanges have just released their results for Q4 2022, and we analyze the data.

Breaking Geneva Conventions in Games. Can We Even Help It?

Darius Matusiak, 06 March 2023, 14:55

Games are known for their reckless episodes of violence, but this is just one of their sins. Indeed, many titles allow violations of international laws on armed conflict. But is it even possible for them to abide by such rules or even give us a choice?

''I Wouldn’t Mind Making Another Historical Game.'' We Talk to Pentiment Director

Karol Laska, 05 March 2023, 12:00

Pentiment is one of the biggest surprises of the past year. The big company released a seemingly small title and didn't quite count on commercial success. More about Obsidian's gem is told to us by the game's director, Josh Sawyer.

In Sons of the Forest, Adventure Writes Itself and Surprises With Strangeness

Krzysztof Lewandowski, 02 March 2023, 16:08

Sons of the Forest is a strange survival adventure in a world of cannibals and mutants. At every turn, I feel the amazement of this wicked sandbox, and while playing, the story creates itself – though I have to tell parts of it myself.

Decades Go By, And No One Has Done It Better Than Baldur's Gate 2

Hubert Sosnowski, 25 February 2023, 16:23

Modern RPGs are often grand and beautiful productions, yet in some ways, Baldur's Gate 2 remains the unquestioned king of the genre. The odds are against Baldur's Gate 3, but I wouldn't bet my entire paycheck on it.

Resident Evil 4 Hands-on! 15 Mins Already Showed Changes

Kristian Smoszna, 20 February 2023, 17:52

After the Dead Space remake comes another refreshed classic, which original was the main inspiration for the former. We have already had a chance to test it and can share our first impressions.

Games Like Stardew Valley 2023

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 19 February 2023, 18:00

Stardew Valley is a great game, very popular to this day – at least among fans of farm simulators. However, there are plenty of similar games which are quite interesting. The list below will tell you a bit more about them.

Hogwarts Legacy Protagonist is a Psychopath

Matthias Pawlikowski, 18 February 2023, 18:00

Hogwarts Legacy is a fantastic and magical game. Not only can you become a wizard, but also a psychopath. The game's protagonist is one of the creepiest characters in video games.

Dead Space? More Like Dread Space! Going Mad With Its Splendid Narrative

Krzysztof Lewandowski, 16 February 2023, 15:37

In terms of narrative goals, Dead Space Remake may seem like a shipwreck mechanic sim. However, this is just superficial and simplification that's harmful to this survival horror, which also tells a story through its environment.

There's No Patching It. Hogwart's Legacy Dialog is Dullness and Cringe

Julia Dragovic, 14 February 2023, 15:33

The conversations between the dead-inside characters in Hogwarts Legacy are a festival of boredom and banality. I get the sense AI would do a better job. Reparo!

Mafia and Hidden & Dangerous Dev Talks His New Game Starring Chuck Norris

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 13 February 2023, 19:00

Crime Boss: Rockay City is a love letter to action cinema of the second part of late 80s and early 90s. It’s also an interesting blend of genres that promises a breath of fresh air in the genre of FPS. We’ve had a chance to meet with the developers and ask them about how the game was created.

For Need for Speed to Work Again, It Needs to Go Back to the Past

Hubert Sosnowski, 10 February 2023, 17:01

It's quite obvious that NFS lost its way somehow. It had to concede to Forza Horizon as the kind of arcade racing, but all is not lost for the venerable franchise. Here's my idea for the perfect Need for Speed.

10 Excellent, Overlooked PS5 Hits

Sebastian Kasparek, 07 February 2023, 15:15

PlayStation 5 is entering the third year on the market, and the console can already boast a sizable catalog of great games. But there are also gems that were easy to miss among the giants. This article lists 10 of our favorite, low-key PS5 hits.

Hogwarts Legacy Features Ancestor of a Famous Wizard; Character Analysis

Hubert Sledziewski, 06 February 2023, 20:23

Hogwarts Legacy turns out to be a real treat for Herry Potter fans. Therefore, the game could not lack a reference to a certain famous wizard. In Hogwarts we meet his ancestor. Beware of minor spoilers.

Chamber of Secrets Referenced in Hogwarts Legacy

Krzysztof Lewandowski, 06 February 2023, 20:19

Various easter eggs have been placed in Hogwarts Legacy. One of them refers to a location known from the Harry Potter movies and books. Beware of spoilers!

RPGs Should be All-in Adventures, Not Immersive Estate Sims

Hubert Sosnowski, 04 February 2023, 00:27

No place like home, eh? They heard that saying in RPGs. Most of modern role-plays give you some form of roof over your head. The problem starts when these take a toil on gameplay.

Modest Man Who Changed the Industry Forever. Who is the creator of Dark Souls?

Sebastian Kasparek, 31 January 2023, 17:23

We take a look at the author of the Dark Souls series and see what are the creative motivations that led him to making genre-defining games.

Soulslike Runner-ups Have Something New. And It Could be a Huge Success

Zbigniew Woznicki, 30 January 2023, 16:19

The beta version of Wo Longa: Fallen Dynasty didn't thrill me, but it already has the makings of a great game. It clearly has the potential and hopefully it can still spread its wings even more. The developers have a great idea for it.

Troubles in Crypto Paradise. How Bitcoin Miners Blacked Out Entire Country

Jakub Mirowski, 27 January 2023, 15:41

Ever since cryptocurrency mining led to the largest-ever power grid failure in Central Asian countries, the once-enthusiastic governments there have looked at crypto miners with an increasingly less favorable attitude.

Interview: Minecraft Legends Developers Promise Strategy Like No Other

Darius Matusiak, 26 January 2023, 17:24

We've had a „Minecraft Diablo,” now comes a Minecraft strategy, which oddly is also supposed to be an action game. We asked the developers about how the two genres can be combined. Will Minecraft Legends convince hardcore strategy fans?

Obsidian Was to Make Avatar 2

Zbigniew Woznicki, 21 January 2023, 14:40

James Cameron may have teamed up with Obsidian to create the Avatar 2 game. The studio's CEO Feargus Urquhart revealed in an interview that the collaboration took place, but it was long before the game's release.

Gamepressure Almost Banned in Russia for Weedcraft Game Guide

Julia Dragovic, 20 January 2023, 14:09

Roskomnadzor has repeatedly threatened to block our „web-site” in Russia for posting our guide to Vile Monarch's Weedcraft Inc. The same game also reportedly contributed to the banning of Metacritic in the country.

Releasing Atomic Heart on Anniversary of Russian Invasion of Ukraine is Wrong

Adam Zechenter, 19 January 2023, 17:00

Is the release of a Russian-made game almost exactly on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine a good idea? Hardly. Even considering that the date was probably chosen by the Western publisher, it comes across as a bad joke. But there is still a way to get this situation straight.

Fallout Dev on How he Messed up Game's Balance

Darius Matusiak, 18 January 2023, 17:55

How to spoil the fun in a game with one small detail? This is what the author of this „fix” knows best! Feargus Urquhart revealed to us how he once broke Fallout.

Maroon Berets: 2030 - How to Sell Bad Propaganda in Even Worse Game

Jakub Mirowski, 16 January 2023, 19:13

Turkish indie shooter Maroon Berets: 2030 is a game worth considering purely as a case study of interactive entertainment thoroughly steeped in nationalist ideology and propaganda platitudes.

Next-Gen Witcher 3 Proves Ray Tracing is Holy Grail No One Can Find

Matthias Pawlikowski, 29 December 2022, 13:27

Do you like ray tracing and would like to see those highly refined reflections in The Witcher 3? Well, then I have to worry you – it's a more complicated matter than it seems. The next-gen Witcher is fooling us a bit.

Be Warned! Diablo 4 Will Consume You

Hubert Sosnowski, 21 December 2022, 14:35

Diablo 3 was a good game, but it was far from perfect, so it could eventually get boring and discarded. With Diablo 4, it will most likely be totally different. After playing it, I'm betting that we'll return to the addiction of chopping monsters and collecting loot.

Gamepressure's Wrap Up of 2022

Julia Dragovic, 20 December 2022, 13:58

2022 is already over, so it's time to wrap it all up. Our editors have selected their favorite games of this year, the biggest disappointments and all kinds of other highlights.

Analyzing All We Know About Diablo 4 - I'm Not Losing Hope!

Gailantar, 02 December 2022, 14:50

Diablo 4 is getting closer and closer, and the hype around the game is adequately big. At this point, we know quite a lot about what Bliizard has brewing for us, so it's time to systematize and evaluate it. Are we going to be alright?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Not as Bad as People Say?

Aleksandra Wolna, 01 December 2022, 16:44

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet achieved amazing sales results and simultaneously disappointed millions of players who are pointing out the game's shortcomings. Is this game actually that bad?

Soulstice - Bad Game Which I Had More Fun With Than This Year’s Hits

Sebastian Kasparek, 29 November 2022, 13:03

Virtual entertainment has been moving toward genre homogenization for years. There are more and more titles, meanwhile, some genres have practically died out, leaving a void. Today I will briefly talk about a certain medium representing a neglected style of games.

The Witcher 4 Needs the Return of My Favorite W3 Character

Adam Adamczyk, 25 November 2022, 15:51

Ambiguous and charismatic, dark and imbued with evil, yet magnetizing – Master Mirror is definitely one of the most interesting characters in the entire Witcher trilogy, and personally – my favorite. I look forward to his return in the fourth installment of the game.

Thanks to this strategy, I fell in love with ancient Greece. It hasn't aged a thing

Zbigniew Woznicki, 22 November 2022, 15:47

Zeus was not only the lord of Olympus, but also of my computer. City builders Impressions Games are still hosted on my hard drive, but there can be only one leader and that is the lightning-throwing Greek god.

Quo Vadis, Gaming? Serious Reflections on Progress, FOMO, and Direction of Gaming

Gailantar, 18 November 2022, 17:37

„Those were the days!” – this, deeply philosophical call, seems to reflect an inner restlessness and unspoken longing. But is there truth in it? And does it apply to the gaming biz? Let's find out!

Is Road to Vostok "STALKER from Finland”? We Ask the Developer

Darius Matusiak, 10 November 2022, 10:31

Road to Vostok is an extremely ambitious project for another realistic survival FPP with only one man behind it. We check out what the game will actually be about and whether it's closer to Stalker or perhaps Escape from Tarkov.

Modern Warfare 2 Campaign is Like a Hamburger (Which is Good)

Matthias Pawlikowski, 28 October 2022, 14:46

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has launched – for now just as single-player campaign, which is the same as any campaign in Call of Duty. Silly and illogical, but at the end of the day we like it.

Dead Space Remake Fixes Ills of Original. I Know, Because I Played

Darius Matusiak, 24 October 2022, 11:13

Dead Space Remake may be a rehash, but it certainly won't be for everyone. The game looks so good that even a repeat visit to the USG Ishimura ship should provide a strong experience.

7 Hours in God of War Ragnarok! Don't Expect a Revolution

Kristian Smoszna, 21 October 2022, 19:06

After spending a few hours with one of the most anticipated games of this year, I can say that it is going to be very good, but not phenomenal. God of War: Ragnarok is a safe sequel, offering more of the same thing.

Talking to ETS2 & ATS Developer About Future of the Games

Darius Matusiak, 21 October 2022, 13:17

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It's a good moment to ask about how future content is being developed and what the plans are for the coming years. We asked Daniel Nemec of SCS Software about this at PGA22.

WoW is Back to Roots with Dragonflight, And I Appreciate the Hell out of Blizzard

Patrick Manelski, 19 October 2022, 14:37

18 years on the market and still attracting hundreds of thousands of players. An unmatched game that still remains the king of the MMORPG genre for many. Let's examine World of Warcraft's past and future.

Hunting Monsters in Wild Hearts. EA May Have New Smash Hit

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 18 October 2022, 13:01

I played Wild Hearts and am positively surprised by the upcoming production from EA. It beats the atmosphere of Monster Hunter, the dynamics known from Sekiro, and even the mechanics available in Fortnite come to the fore. It looks like there is a lot to look forward to.

After 21 Years, I'm Having Even More Fun With Original DMC

Sebastian Kasparek, 10 October 2022, 13:18

I returned to Devil May Cry and was positively surprised. I previously thought the game was 'good' – now, I understand it's a groundbreaking masterpiece for me. And that's 21 years since launch.