Just Dance 2017 (XONE)
Party 25 October 2016
The next installment in the popular series of dancing games developed by Ubisoft. The series allows the player to feel like the professional pop dancers who accompany the greatest stars on the top scenes of the world. In Just Dance 2017 the basic gameplay mechanics remained unchanged in comparison to the previous entries in the franchise. During the game the player must repeat the movements of the dancers displayed on the screen and the system (which, depending on the gaming platform employs different controls) will grade performance and technique. The game, as usually, is filled with licensed hits of such performers as Queen, Shakira, will.i.am, David Guetta, Sia, Justin Bieber and PSY. It is worth mentioning that Just Dance 2017 is the first installment of the series that was released also on personal computers.
Just Sing (XONE)
Party 06 September 2016
A karaoke game created by iNiS. It is a spin-off of one of Ubisoft's flagship franchises - Just Dance, a series developed since 2009. In contrast to Just Dance, Just Sing requires the player to sing along the lyrics which are displayed at the bottom of the screen. The game monitors the player's voice and reads the movements of their lips in order to evaluate their performance. Just Sing features the latest hits and can be enjoyed in several game modes, both for single and multiplayer experience (up to 4 players). An opportunity to shoot one's own video clip is an additional feature of the game, but the player can also share their clips with others. The game requires either Kinect or PlayStation Camera. Having neither of these devices, the player can still enjoy the game with a smartphone in their hand (a special application needs to be installed first).
Rock Band 4 (XONE)
Party 06 October 2015
The fourth major installment of the popular music game series that was started in 2007 by Harmonix, the creators of a similar franchise called Guitar Hero. In the title, we assume the role of rock band members — a guitarist, a vocalist, or a drummer (keyboard, introduced in Rock Band 3, is no longer available). Depending on our role in the band, the fun boils down to rhythmically pressing the keys of the virtual instrument, tapping the beat on a special drum kit, or recreating the vocals as faithfully as possible. For the purposes of the game, designed with next-gen platforms in mind, new versions of the existing instruments were created, although the production supports all older editions, as well. Apart from a large set of new tracks, we can also use every song we had bought in the previous installments of the Rock Band series so we don’t have to buy them again.
Let's Sing 2017 (XONE)
Party 14 October 2016
A karaoke party game which is another installment in a series developed by Voxler Games. The player's goal is to sing various in-game songs (30 of them in the base version) to the best of their ability. Among the songs included, one will find top radio hits, such as Avicii - Waiting For Love, Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me, Zara Larsson - Lush Life, LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It, Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates - Sugar, or Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out. When singing, the player watches the official clips and lyrics are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Depending on the game mode chosen, the player can put their vocal skills to the test when singing alone, accompanied by another player, or in turns. One is also required to remain calm as either the instrumental or lyrics can disappear at times. Let's Sing 2017 offers simplistic visuals typical for the genre. Interestingly, the player can use their smartphone as an equivalent to a microphone in both the cases of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.
The Living Dungeon (XONE)
Party 29 January 2016
A fantasy video game in which you play as a character of your choice, and your task varies depending on the game mode. In the expansive story mode, you complete missions, explore randomly generated dungeons, gather useful items and fight enemies. In the online multiplayer mode, you need to eliminate other players in one of the four sub-modes: Assassination, Head Hunter, Random Assassination, and Escape. During your turn, you can commit five various actions; you have two minutes for that, which calls for quick and creative thinking. To succeed, you need luck and a sense of strategy, which can help you outsmart your opponents. The Living Dungeon features very high-quality visuals — the game faithfully recreates figurines, moving around a fully-3D map. Curiously, there are two graphic styles to choose from: a dark fantasy one and a less grim one, resembling a tavern game.
Prominence Poker (XONE)
Party 16 August 2016
A card game created with multiplayer gameplay in mind. The action of Prominence Poker takes place in a fictional city of Prominence, with the players assuming the role of tourists whose task is to convince the local gamblers to respect the newcomer's poker skills. The goal is to join one of four local criminal groups and dethrone it’s leader. The players in Prominence Poker are given a wide range of visual customization options, including the ability to choose an outfit or tattoos. Individual gangs differentiate themselves from other group not only through the appearance of the players, but also through their favorite spots to play. The gameplay is based on Texas Hold’em rules, with No Limit variant, so the stakes and the number of raises during the round are not limited. Various challenges of various difficulty await the players, along with rewards received for winning. The character led by the player acquires experience and advances to next levels. Prominence Poker is a free-to-play game, and aside from the multiplayer mode, there is also a variant for single players, with opponents controlled by AI.
We Sing (XONE)
Party 22 November 2016
Another installment in a series of karaoke games popular among the users of Nintendo Wii consoles. We Sing can be considered a reboot of the franchise. Similar to the classic karaoke, the player's goal here is to sing different songs when the program displays the lyrics and plays the instrumentals. Performances are rewarded with points assigned by KaraEngine (an evaluation system). We Sing features 30 songs in total, including such classics as Abba's Dancing Queen, David Bowie's Let's Dance, or newer hits - See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth for instance. The game can be enjoyed either solo or with others in one of the six modes available. Because We Sing can be considered a party game, up to eight contestants can meet next to one console - part of them can use their smartphones as microphones. One can share their scores with others in online rankings. Additionally, the player can watch the video clips included in the game. High-quality visuals were delivered thanks to the advanced Unreal Engine 4.