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Source: ePHOTOzine - Book Reviews (Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:57:21 GMT )

Trudging through a desolate, snow-covered landscape for ten minutes, scavenging a couple of gas cans, and hiking another ten minutes back to the fire you need to fuel sounds like a chore. This series of actions is what characterizes the experience of Impact Winter, a slow-paced survival game. But monotonous as it may seem, you'll be driven to keep performing these actions because of the tense scenario that contextualizes them. Instead of challenging you to persist indefinitely, Impact Winter asks you to endure for a set amount of time with the looming promise of rescue--an end to your struggles--and pushes you to stretch your already thin resources just that little bit further.

You play as Jacob, who leads a group of four other calamity survivors. They're holed up in a church when a little robot called Ako-light springs to life, broadcasting a mysterious transmission that states a rescue operation is occurring in 30 days. Jacob's task is to leave the safety of the church with Ako-light at his side and traverse the post-apocalyptic tundra, scavenging for supplies in order to keep the group alive until that time.

Sometimes, this is all you'll see for a while.
Sometimes, this is all you'll see for a while.

Each survivor, including Jacob, has a number of meters that must be maintained at a safe level in order to avoid their deaths or departures from the group. These include overall health, energy, hunger, thirst, temperature, and morale. Keeping the church bonfire fueled and making sure each survivor is fed and happy are as important as exploring the world and completing quest lines, which fast-track the looming rescue operation by taking chunks off the timer. The constant juggling of all these priorities keeps you anxiously engaged, your thoughts constantly being occupied with short-term planning as you trek through the snow.

Each individual back at camp has a different crafting specialty that Jacob can take advantage of to help ease the burden of his tasks. For example, Wendy can effortlessly cook a number of filling meals given the right ingredients, while Maggie is exceptionally handy at mechanical repairs and upgrades. These characters also provide a series of personal quests, the completion of which help decrease the rescue timer and expand that character's range of crafting recipes. These quests are narratively thin, but they are the primary motivators for you to explore the world and push the boundaries of how far you are willing to risk traveling from relative safety. And it's the exploration of this bleak, snowy wasteland of a world which is Impact Winter's strength.

The overworld feels desolate, but once in awhile, you'll encounter a hint of what once was. A half-buried gas station or the scene of a disastrous airline crash help create a gloomy world, in addition to being useful landmarks for navigation. You'll encounter the roofs of what were once tall buildings that lead to dank underground caverns of former shopping malls and airports. These dungeon-like areas are convincingly devastated, with a mess of receptacles to scavenge from. The ominous soundtrack that accompanies your long journeys hit the correct notes to instantly evoke the tension of classic thriller films like The Thing. It's an ominously intriguing world to explore, provided you're adequately prepared to survive the journey out there and back.

Impact Winter runs on a constantly ticking clock, and traversing the icy overworld, referred to as "The Void," takes up an enormous amount of that time. With no means of fast-travel, each journey you take topside requires some forethought and planning to avoid completely wasting the day while your group's well-being declines. Limited time and resources mean that it's also difficult to follow all character quests to completion, so the best course of action needs to be decided on well in advance.

Are you going far enough to warrant bringing a portable campsite to restore your energy for the journey home? What kinds of tools do you need to accomplish the goal at your destination? Should you bring food and drink for yourself, or do you think you'll be able to procure some on location? Have you left enough room in your backpack to bring supplies back? Traverse frivolously, and you could find yourself in a situation where you're desperately trying to satiate Jacob's hunger to avoid health loss. Or perhaps using Ako-light's flashlight and scanner functions too often has caused it to temporarily run out of battery power, leaving you with no radar, meaning you have have to navigate home with just your memory of landmarks and a paper map from before the world was buried in meters of snow. The game constantly holds you in a state of mild anxiety, worrying and hoping that the path you've chosen will pay off.

Underground caverns can be impressively derelict.
Underground caverns can be impressively derelict.

Deciding what to pick up while scavenging is also a constant dilemma. Impact Winter adopts a grid-based inventory system where each item takes up a different amount of physical space, meaning there's a constant value assessment between, for example, grabbing a number of small food items versus a giant can of gasoline. With the sheer amount of items available in the world, it's hard to tell what's going to be useful or not in the beginning. With limited inventory space and unlimited pressure to provide for the group, it's foolish to pick up every shiny thing you find and constantly make long hikes back to base to drop everything off. Scavenging requires you to always have clear goals in mind.

However, despite Impact Winter's tonal strength and the genuine uneasiness its gameplay nurtures, the struggle to survive this harsh world is made even more difficult by a significant number of technical issues that quickly snowball, coating the already taxing experience in a layer of frustration that makes it hard to stick with for long periods of time.

There's always plenty to worry about, even as you sleep.
There's always plenty to worry about, even as you sleep.

Areas for contextual actions are ill-defined, meaning that precious time is often spent trying to move Jacob into the right place to perform actions like searching a specific container or climbing a ladder. Collision detection is spotty, so you'll struggle to get up a flight of stairs but also find yourself clipping through tables. Jacob will often refuse to respond to movement inputs until you pause and unpause the game.

Technical problems can also prove deadly. The game's passage of time, which continues while you're fiddling around in menus, is an interesting and thematically relevant feature, but it means wolves will continue to attack if you're unfortunate enough to get a series of large, in-game notifications while trying to escape them. You'll also likely experience dire situations where you're cornered by hostile animals and ready to fight, only to discover that the weapon lock-on system has ceased to function properly.

We experienced what felt like consistent input delay when using a controller. At the time of writing, the developers only recently released a patch that implements previously nonexistent mouse and keyboard controls, though there are notable usability annoyances such as being unable to click a scrollbar to go through your supplies, and some bothersome key placements with no option for custom mappings. Some impossible side-quest lines also had us scratching our heads, like being asked to specifically deliver ten 45 RPM vinyl records to an NPC, and discovering that we were not physically able to bring ten of these objects to the quest-giver, even with our inventory space maxed-out.

 The post-apocalyptic tundra buries former skyscrapers.
The post-apocalyptic tundra buries former skyscrapers.

There were also problems that veered close to game-breaking. In our time with Impact Winter, returning to The Void from an interior area meant we had to sit through long loading times--sometimes wondering if our game had crashed. These loading times were shortened dramatically in a patch, but we then encountered instances of freezing and large swaths of texture pop-ins when spawning into the world instead. Most of these issues are minor on their own, but together they quickly become intensely irritating. To their credit, the developers have been transparent with their plans for upcoming patches, and mapped out their priorities to address a number of these issues in the short- and long-term future.

Impact Winter deftly captures the tension of being put in a survival situation and makes every compromise you need to make a tough and near-irreversible decision. Surviving in The Void is a mentally taxing experience, and once you begin to internalize the world and the well-being of your group, juggling the countless priorities can be engrossing. Unfortunately, the numerous technical issues make this experience more arduous than necessary, and mar what is otherwise an impactful survival experience.

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Source: GameSpot - Reviews (Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0700)

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Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:55:00 PDT )

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Spinning off a well-established game series into a different genre is always a risky move. On one hand, if the gambit is successful, you'll simultaneously introduce the franchise to a new group of players and give existing fans something new to reignite their passion. On the other hand, you also risk alienating those same fans with a game they don't want and didn't ask for.

Valkyria Revolution is such a gamble. It's an alternate-universe take on Sega's Valkyria Chronicles tactical RPG series, reimagined as an action-RPG with a few strategic elements intact. While it has a lot going for it, the game ultimately fails to gel into a cohesive experience, resulting in a game that, while fun at times, never fully comes into its own.

The setting is Europa, a continent based on the real-life Europe with some fantasy twists (and, notably, a different Europa from the one previously seen in other Valkyria Chronicles games). The world is powered by a mystical mineral called ragnite, and the alchemic sciences associated with it drive technology and advancement, yielding a new era of prosperity for Europa. But the small kingdom of Jutland has been cut off from the rich ragnite of other nations, suffering under the thumb of the oppressive Ruz empire. Conflict erupts into all-out war, and casualties begin to sharply rise.

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Revolution's story is defined by political intrigue, scheming, surprising revelations, moral quandaries, and interesting twists. It's occasionally exciting and surprising, but also largely held back by its mediocre presentation. Too many cutscenes go into excruciating detail, making you watch characters talk about their schemes and political maneuvers for long stretches at a time, particularly toward the beginning of the game.

This might not be so bad if these scenes were actually done well, but they're profoundly bland--they frequently amount to painfully drawn-out sequences with robotic characters spouting long-winded info dumps. There's little attempt to make these scenes feel as intense and exciting as the story wants them to be, turning a potentially great story into a dull mess.

Once you finally get through a stretch of story sequences at the start, you'll be able to hop into the thick of combat. While the original Valkyria Chronicles was a turn-based strategy game, Revolution has you lead a squad of four characters into enemy strongholds in real time. You only command one character directly at a time--the other members of the squad are under AI control, though you can issue blanket squad commands like "Offense" or "Support" or give a single direct order if needed.

You can either attack with a basic strike combo, use special alchemic skills derived from the ragnite you have equipped on the character, attack with a long-range gun or a grenade (provided you have ammo), or use an item. Foes react dynamically to the actions you take--by hiding behind barricades or in tall thickets, you can launch surprise attacks. If you really start to shock and overwhelm the groups of enemy troops, you can make them terrified of you, impairing them severely and making the individual members significantly easier to take out.

This sounds empowering, but it makes the basic ambush-and-overwhelm strategy the best way of dealing with most enemy encounters: You surprise the enemy, rush on in, use a bunch of powerful alchemy attacks to take down some troops, then pick off the others when they start quaking in their boots. The only thing that changes this up is when the enemy starts bringing in some tanks and other heavy artillery, but even those aren't too hard to deal with once you know how to debilitate them. While it's at first satisfying to decimate an entire squadron of enemies by making them fear your very presence, the effect has diminishing returns on your enjoyment.

Unfortunately, when it comes to anything beyond ambushing enemies and throwing some healing magic around, your companions have the approximate intelligence of a pile of bricks. They oftentimes blow your cover with ill-planned attacks or stand around in the area-of-effect of heavily choreographed enemy skills like a deer in headlights, no matter what sort of blanket command you issue to them. You can set each soldier's "priorities," which allegedly make them focus on certain factors during battle, such as melee attacks and healing, and you can earn more such priorities via side quests. In practice, however, these feel like they don't have much of an effect. Boss encounters, which provide most of the game's challenge, are the worst in this regard: Your companions frequently use ineffectual attacks and stand around in danger zones, making you feel like a babysitter when you've got a big bad enemy to fight.

The dysfunctional priorities system exemplifies a bigger issue with Valkyria Revolution--many of its gameplay systems feel tacked-on and unnecessary. Take, for example, the ragnite-driven weapon-upgrade system. You'll earn or buy ragnite that soldiers can equip to give them special skills, but you can also sacrifice this ragnite to enhance character weapons via a grid that grants various stat boosts and bonuses. Enhancing these weapons is slow-going for most of the game, and acquiring the ragnite you need to enhance them requires playing a lot of optional missions. Yet in the process of knocking these missions out, you level up quickly--to the point where the slow stat gains from weapon enhancements seem pretty silly. The same goes for making custom clothes for your troops: While some pieces of gear provide tangible benefits, such as increasing ammo capacity, the majority of other boosts--like increasing mobility on certain land types by a small amount--are so miniscule and limited in use that you'll wonder why they're even there.

While Revolution fails to match the high bar set by its predecessors, its best qualities manage to win you over for a time. The soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda (of Chrono Trigger and Xenogears fame) is stellar throughout. The characters in your crew are unique and likeable (save maybe for snooty noble Isaak.) And when the mission structure changes up a bit--giving you a challenging solo mission or a race against time to destroy a group of foes before they summon a Valkyria weapon--the potential of the game's combat shines through.

Taken as a whole, however, Valkyria Revolution just doesn't come together as well as it should. Between the poor story presentation, AI issues, and numerous superfluous systems that add little to the experience, it feels like the game needed a bit more time and planning for all of its ideas to properly congeal. While Valkyria Revolution offers some enjoyment, you're going to have to wade through the trenches to get there.

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A car crash ignited a fire Monday in a remote Inland Empire canyon, and the blaze quickly spread to 1,200 acres, triggering evacuation warnings.

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The tech industry is waging a war on bezels, and the iPad Pro is the first Apple product to benefit. Read More

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Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:45:18 +0000)
There's no possible way Google is using the data it collects. None. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Wed, 31 May 2017 20:00:11 +0000)
The Dojo provides anti-virus protection for the vulnerable smart devices in your life. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Wed, 31 May 2017 14:05:11 +0000)
The Core i9 has 18 cores, 36 threads, and looks a whole lot like where the PC industry's headed. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Tue, 30 May 2017 19:48:13 +0000)
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Just in case you wondered what the iPhone would have looked like in 1984. Read More

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Graphics are the future. And Apple's not leaving the future up to someone else. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:08:19 +0000)
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Apple's AirPods aren't the only wireless earbud game in town. Read More

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The Final Four plays out in Arizona this weekend, but you can watch it in VR. Read More

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Gear VR games should get a lot easier to navigate, thanks to a new controller and an overhauled Oculus app. Read More

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The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus put everything that was great about the Note 7 in a slicker, non-explosive package. Read More

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Ultimate Ears has a new smaller Boom speaker that ticks many of the same boxes as its larger cousin, but costs half as much. Read More

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Yet another way of making Messenger the only messaging app you need. Read More

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Wuu provides a private place for sharing stuff with friends. Nothing more. No ads, no influencers, no BS. Read More

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Samsung is getting serious about its voice-assistant game, but Bixby has a lot of promise and a long journey ahead. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:00:46 +0000)
Manufacturers want to throughly control how people use the products they sell, but their interests rarely align with those of society. Right-to-repair laws fix that. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:30:09 +0000)
Google just provided the first peek at the new Android that arrives later this year. Read More

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AliveCor's little EKG device has been around for a few years, but now it has a much smarter brain behind it. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:39 +0000)
Lithium-ion batteries are often in the news for terrible reasons, but the problems go well beyond faults in the cells themselves. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:00:01 +0000)
The third episode in our series of interviews with the producers of Planet Earth II. Read More

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Is it too late for the legacy music service to succeed in the current streaming landscape? Read More

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Cuisinart turns the whole waffle iron thing on its side. Read More

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An update to Amazon's iOS app puts iPhone and iPad owners just two taps away from a voice assistant that surpasses Siri in significant ways. Read More

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You hang Samsung's new set on your wall, and it displays works of art when you're not watching TV. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:35:26 +0000)
FM reception spotty? Try Spotify instead. Read More

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The only unique thing about the Connected 45 is the comma in its price. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:15:51 +0000)
There's really nothing groundbreaking about Pandora's new on-demand streaming service. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:00:24 +0000)
We tested several pairs---trail shoes, street shoes, even a running boot---and four made the final cut. Read More

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WIRED's security editor Brian Barrett joins Michael Calore to talk about the Vault 7 revelations. Read More

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Our podcast miniseries goes behind the scenes of BBC America's awesome nature show, Planet Earth II. Read More

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This tiny camera demonstrates the DSLR giant can make a very capable higher-end mirrorless. Read More

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The only multi-track recording of the Fab Four's mid-'60s Hollywood Bowl shows is marred by screaming fans. James Clarke made it sound better than ever. Read More

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Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:00:26 +0000)
Voice assistants suck down a lot of battery power. MIT found a way of making them much thriftier. Read More

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Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:00:57 +0000)
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The connected speaker maker tries to wedge itself into the voice-controlled future. Read More

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If you'd even think about dropping five figures on a mattress, doesn't it make sense to upgrade your computer keyboard, too? Read More

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Promote your iPad Pro with a real keyboard. Read More

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The Flow Table Lamp is brilliant. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:15:59 +0000)
Two big news events this week: The release of the Nintendo Switch and the heap of announcements out of Mobile World Congress. Read More

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This livestreaming camera is a great way for beginners to start broadcasting to Facebook and Twitter. Read More

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Apple's new wireless headphones aren't for the iPhone 7. They're for Siri. Read More

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MeFoto’s Backpacker Air folds up to the size of a flashlight and comes in seven glorious colors. Read More

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This grill's burners go to 11, but that's still not high enough. Read More

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