Monthly Recap – May 2014

Another month has gone by here on drakulus.com and things just keep getting better and better. I was approved for Word Ads this month. I was on the waiting list since October of last year and I guess they finally decided to approve me. That’s awesome and that would also explain why you guys are seeing advertisements everywhere.  Continue reading “Monthly Recap – May 2014”

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Monthly Recap – April 2014

This has been a really slow month for me. I’m sick, can’t see straight, and I have a massive headache that just won’t go away. We have literally doubled our views since last month and have gotten almost 200 new followers this month. For those of you that are new here to Drakulus.com thank you for following us and I hope you enjoy the content that we bring you. We’ve been really busy this month. All of our articles combined totals well over 150 for the entire month.

Another great thing happened to us just recently. Deon, from englishgameruninhibited.wordpress..com, is now our newest author and it’s great to have him along. He’s a great writer and if you haven’t checked him out yet you should.

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing both Ede Tarsoly, the sole creator of Meridian New World, and EndNight Games, the creators of The Forest. I’ve been keeping tabs with Mathew Kiehl from Happy Square Productions and even though The Land Of Eyas didn’t get funded on Kickstarter they’re still hoping to be able to release it someday.

I haven’t done that much reading this month and for that I apologize. I know I’ve been pretty absent when it comes to reading my favorite blogs.

I remember a few months ago I told you all that I was a part of Gamers Sphere. I quit Gamers Sphere on April 1st because I honestly didn’t like writing there. I didn’t leave on the best terms with John, but I don’t care. I did what was best for myself and went with where I was most comfortable writing and that’s right here.

Now that all of that is out of the way lets get to the most popular articles of the month.

Most Viewed Articles.

Top 8 Weekly Skyrim Mods- Sexy Edition!

Dragon Age Inquisition Preorder Bonuses And Release Date

Top 5 Weekly Skyrim Mods- Argonian Edition!

Is Skyrim Too Easy For You? Here’s How To Make It Harder

Top 5 Weekly Skyrim Mods – Sexy Edition Part 2!

Warlock 2: The Exiled Review

 

Lunaliah’s Top Articles.

Top 5 Weekly Skyrim Mods

The Secret World’s New DLC, Sidestories: Further Analysis Is Now Available

Steam Sale 2nd Edition

 

Zombie Muffin Army Top Articles.

Game of Thrones Season 4! Episode 3

Game Of Thrones Season 4! Episodes 1 & 2

Kickstarter: Inochi Project

 

The Cursed Son Top Articles.

5 reasons to become a member of Playstation Plus.

Which has more games? Xbox One or PS4.

DMC: Devil May Cry Review

 

Here are our exclusive interviews.

Exclusive Interview With EndNight Games

My Interview With Meridian’s Creator, Ede Tarsoly

 

I’ve had a chance to play test as well as even get a few review copies of some games like Van Helsing II, and Warlock 2. Below you will find my impressions of each game that I got a chance to play this month.

 

Meridian: New World First Impressions

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing II Closed Beta Impressions

Warlock 2: The Exiled First Impressions

 

Since Deon is still new he hasn’t had a chance to write anything yet. Next month’s recap will most likely have quite a few of his articles on it.

I just completed Dark Souls II this morning. My review should be up next month along with my Robocop Review. That’s right I finally got around to watching it last night and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with everyone.

This wraps up this month’s edition of our month recap.

I’ll see you guys next month.

Exclusive Interview With EndNight Games

I had a chance to to have an email interview with the developers of highly anticipated game, The Forest. The Forest is a survival horror first person game that has you wandering around a forest filled with monsters. After a long wait I finally got an email with the answers to my questions that I asked almost 10 days ago. Here is the interview.

Drakulus – What inspired you to make The Forest?

 

One of the main inspirations for The Forest came from cannibal horror films from the 70’s and 80s. We thought that the imagery from these movies would make a great world setting. You are in a forest inhabited by cannibal mutants, what happens next?

 

Drakulus – It has been stated that The Forest is an open world game. How big is it?

 

It’s a bit difficult to say. The world is still evolving. We wanted to make a world that is big enough to explore but dense with content. Early Access is just a taste.

 

Drakulus – In the last trailer I saw quite a lot of menacing looking monsters and honestly they were creepy. How many different weapons are in the game? I think so far all I’ve seen is an axe.

 

New weapons are being added all the time, and no plans to stop during alpha. We don’t want to show off too much of what you can find in order to not ruin the suspense and urgency. If everyone knew what to expect, they would just run for those items.

 

Drakulus – Can we mix and match different things we find out in the world to create our own unique weapons?

 

The weapon system isn’t dynamic, but you can upgrade or reinforce the things you wield. There are some fun and unnatural combinations everyone should be pleased with.

 

Drakulus – How far along is the game right now? Do you have an official release date yet?

 

May 22nd is the Early Access release date on Steam. It’ll be an alpha, so everyone will be able to see the game progress through updates.

 

Drakulus – Will The Forest have quests or some type of main goal in the game?

 

We wanted to make a game where you are thrown into a situation. There will be a story, but it will be up to you if you want to discover it. We wanted to give players freedom to do what they want, in a lush interesting world.

 

Drakulus – Will there be other npc’s for you to talk to or are you completely alone?

You won’t be completely alone, but there won’t be any npc’s or people to talk to. How you survive is up to you.

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That answer to that last question was a bit confusing. Will you have a pet dog or something that you can talk to whenever you’re bored? Oh well, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this game next month if it’s priced right. We’ll have a chance to see first hand what The Forest is like and hopefully it’ll make me a fan of survival horror games again. It is disappointing the way the story of the game will be told. It honestly reminds me of Dark Souls a little. I would prefer a story driven experience over “go find the story for yourself”, but hopefully there is indeed some type of story that explains why you’re trapped in that forest and how you got there.

The Forest will go into alpha on May 22.

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The Forest Latest Trailer And News

I’ve been looking into a game called The Forest for about two weeks now and so far everything that I’ve seen tells me that this is going to be one awesome game. I have recently contacted the developers of the game and they’ve agreed to give us a exclusive interview.

Here is the latest trailer to The Forest.

This game looks intense! I can’t wait to bother the crap out of those mutants and make them chase me around. I love the survival mechanics that were implemented in the game. The fact that you have to eat to survive is very appealing to me.

Hopefully I can have that interview posted up tomorrow if not it’ll definitely be the day after.

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