Category Archives: Gamers-Haven

This is the archives for Gamers-Haven where we have written about either reviews, editorials, or discussed various topics of certain genre’s The articles are listed in chronological order, and if you’re looking for a particular article please use the search bar at the top of the screen.

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Haven Editorial: Sega’s new route.

A little while ago Sega announced they were only going to be focusing on
the Mobile platforms such as tablets and phones for their games and in a recent interview
Takashi Iizuka stated.

Currently we don’t. Now this product only, select the smartphone as a friendly platform to the user’s, just say F2P and that was suitable for there. Personally, I don’t plan to stop Sonic for home-video game consoles. Don’t worry about them! And enjoy! — Takashi Iizuka
sonic_the_hedgehog___2006___by_hinata70756-d5pdfcc.pngAlright so we know everyone’s lovable blue hedgehog is safe but that leaves a lot of us wondering what will become of our other favorite titles. We know Sega has given up on Phantasy Star Online 2 ever coming across the seas to Europe and United States.However despite this I believe Sega will follow thru like they did with the original Phantasy Star Online. When they closed the servers they made the software for the game public so anyone and their friends could always have a Phantasy Star Online server to play on.
I hope that Sega doesn’t stop making games for other consoles but that’s just me.
I have always been a Sega fanboy and always will.If you want to ramble about this article or if you like it head to the forums!
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-Daniel Clatworthy-

Haven Review: Total War Attila

webbyPlaying Total War is like leasing a car.  You drive it for a while, then opt for a new model with fancier lines and a bit more power.  Having watched the progression of the Total War series however, I can tell you that the old classics still hold value.

Attila is the latest to clock in, but what does he carry in tow?  Beautiful graphics, engaging dialog and music, and a tremendous multiplayer faction system, for sure.  But if you’re expecting to simply hop into the tutorial and begin a campaign, you may want to take it slow.  The game is difficult; not only during actual gameplay, but even in the controls and key-binding options!

Campaigns progress in two phases:

First, there is a tactical phase, where you position troops on a battlefield, always mindful of trees, terrain, buildings and roads.  Based on their battle function, your troops are divided into small regiments.  The familiar rock/paper/scissors formula is built into your units, so smart placement is paramount.  Next, there is a strategic phase, where you spend resources earned in battle so as to upgrade your troops, repair buildings and hire special leaders and mercenaries to aid you in future combat.

Overall, Attila is both a beauty and a beast, kind of like a new Ferrari.  If you have access to early Total War clunker titles, you may find them useful in getting your learner’s permit before taking on this latest model.

-Chris Roberts-

Attila Scale

Haven Editorial: GTA5 Tows In for the PC

When Grand Theft Auto V (GTA5) spun in for game consoles in 2013, PC players were patient. After all, their version would offer enhanced graphics, smoother gameplay and the all-important first-person view so absent in earlier releases. These improvements did in fact debut fairly quickly…just not for the PC! The heralded “next-gen” consoles took the wheel, resulting in a significant boost in GTA5’s replay value.
The PC version suffered one delay, and then two, and is now scheduled to release on April 14, 2015 to a throng of beleaguered, yet hopeful fans. The developer, Rockstar Games, has offered some in-game goodies to players as a reward for their patience, but many PC players have simply been unable to wait, and have either sprung for the next-gen version or watched live streams and recorded play sessions.

As with any new product release: “You sell on the sizzle; not on the steak.” With the sizzle all but fizzled, we’ll have to see if the game’s added perks will provide enough sauce to flavor the rapidly cooling steak.