Author Archives: Andres Ruiz

About

Andres Ruiz is an English major at Florida International University, but that's not nearly as fun as writing for Twinfinite. Some of his favorite series include The Legend of Zelda, Tekken, Katamari, and Bayonetta. When he's not writing about or playing games, he's probably bothering his lazy dog or trying to grow a beard. Someday...

Trial of Trails, the Free RPG You Bikeride Through

Over the past decade or so, fitness has really picked up as a strong factor in video game development, revolutionizing the way we play some games today, such as Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Boxing, Kinect Sports, and many more. Maybe you’re just not into any of those though. Maybe you want something more fantastical. Maybe you want something like Trial of Trails, the RPG you play with a stationary bike. It’s as odd as it is intriguing. Trial of Trails [...]

Check Out the First Concept Art of Jade in Beyond Good & Evil 2

It’s happening, you guys. It’s really happening. Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been confirmed to be a thing for quite a while now, but any amount of information on the much-anticipated sequel is plenty to get fans nice and hyped. Most recently, the first concept art for the new design of protagonist Jade has appeared on Twitter. And, boy, does she look fab. She seems to be sporting some sort of hakama-style pants this time around, and she just [...]

Photo Mode and Many Others Changes Coming in New inFAMOUS: Second Son Patch Tomorrow

Tomorrow, a new patch will be available for inFAMOUS: Second Son, which will add a few changes to the game that some players have been asking for. For example, you’ll be able to adjust the time of day as you please once you’ve finished the game, there will be an option to cap the game at 30 frames per second, localization text changes, some crash fixes, and fix to make the game pause when your controller runs out of battery. [...]

 

PAX East – Distance Interview with Refract Studios

This weekend at PAX East, I got the chance to check out Distance, the spiritual successor to the free and fantastic Nitronic Rush, from Refract Studios. Developer Jordan Hemenway was awesome enough to spare a few minutes and share some information on the development process and all the content that will be available once the game is completed. Have a look and see if you’re just as excited about Distance as I am. You can pre-order and check out more [...]

PAX East – Orcs Must Die! Unchained Hands-On Impressions

There’s something especially satisfying about tower defense games as you watch your fortress grow and your enemies fall. Orcs Must Die! from Robot Entertainment made its debut as a single-player game pitting you against hordes of orcs armed with your own weapon and an arsenal traps to lure and ensnare your enemies. Naturally, the game has dwelt into multiplayer territory to have players from around the world to test their fortress siege skills against each other. As anticipated, the core gameplay [...]

PAX East – Lichdom: Battlemage Hands-On Impressions

I know I’m not alone when I say that playing as a mage in almost any game is just truckloads of fun. The only problem is that there has always been that little drawback to having cooldowns and a finite amount of “mana” to really unleash the pain and become the ultimate mage you know you’d love to be. Well, the developers of Lichdom: Battlemage sympathize and have sought to create that dream game where you can create and cast [...]

PAX East – World Zombination Hands-On Impressions

Zombies versus humans; it’s been done before, so it all comes down to making it something truly unique. From Proletariat comes a new faction-based strategy game that pits the living and the undead against each other in World Zombination. The general gameplay itself may not sound revolutionary, but it tweaks the standard strategy formula for an interesting new take on the zombie genre. In the demo I played, I got to try my hand at performing as the zombie horde. [...]

PAX East – Nosgoth Hands-On Impressions

I love animations. One of the greatest things about the technological advancements in video games over the past decade has been the ability to make characters move so much more fluidly in the middle of the action. Nosgoth, the latest title from Psyonix and Square-Enix breathes a lovely life into the world of third-person online games with motions that feel very natural, in spite of its otherworldly premise. Nosgoth is essentially a third-person, team-based, action title that features vampires versus some [...]

PAX East – La-Mulana 2 Hands-On Impressions

I felt true pain when I played the first La-Mulana game, a brutally difficult Japanese roguelike-platformer adventure. The explorable ruins, named La-Mulana, were riddled with traps and tricky enemies around every corner, and it only got worse the deeper you went. Lucky for me, a sequel is on the way, aptly named La-Mulana 2. The sequel is particularly interesting in that it strives to make it easier for players without actually being easier. What exactly does that mean? Specifically, one of the [...]

PAX East – Rain World Hands-On Impressions

You ever wanted to be a slug cat? Wait, first of all, have you ever heard of a slug cat? Well, it doesn’t matter, because you can finally be one in Rain World from developer Joar Jakobsson and Adult Swim Games. Alone or with a friend, the game features a slug cat that simply has to survive the terrors of this dark and, presumably, humid map before rain falls. If you run out of time, the rain will kill you. [...]

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