Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox One Review)

Shadow Warrior was originally nothing more than a simple “Duke clone” for its time of release back in 1997. Jumping on the back of the success that was Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior tried to replicate Duke’s simple formula of alien ass kicking and goofy one liners. Instead, Shadow Warrior came off as a somewhat racially insensitive, tryhard wannabe with some simple engine enhancements that gave the environments geometry a more refined look. With Shadow Warrior’s lukewarm reception, it’s hard to believe that gamers would later be met with a remake of the underwhelming ninja warrior title in 2013. And surprisingly, it wasn’t half bad.
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Injustice 2 (Review)

It’s been almost 4 years since NetherRealm Studios (NRS) took their second shot at the comics world with Injustice: Gods Among Us. After the release of the greatly derided Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, NRS’s return to DC was a massive risk, but one that paid off. So, after much anticipation, Injustice 2 is set loose on NRS and DC fans alike.
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Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada (Playstation 4 Review)

Every year sees Omega Force release at least one Warriors game, whether it’s an entry in the main series, an anime spinoff, or an alternative-genre spinoff. Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada is a spinoff of Samurai Warriors 4. Typically, these titles all share a common style of gameplay in which players will beat up hordes of hesitant enemies and sometimes square off with a historical/notable figure. As a franchise, Warriors is often criticised for its repetitive gameplay; however, the spinoffs provide room for the developers to experiment a little with their successful formula. Spirit of Sanada is a small example of this.
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Skylar and Plux Adventure on Clover Island (Xbox One Review)

The first thing that came to mind when I first set my eyes upon Skylar and Plux was Ratchet and Clank. Here we have a story of two people working together to achieve a common goal. That common goal being jumping across platforms and punching evil Cathode Ray Tubes.
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The Surge (Xbox One Review)

When it comes to ARPGs, fantasy reigns supreme. For the better part of a decade, many developers have been chasing after Dark Souls and the high fantasy setting it found itself in. But it’s wearing thin. Thankfully, Deck13 Interactive have stepped outside the norms and embraced the inevitable mechanical future of mankind with The Surge.
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Prey (Xbox One Review)

The word prey often refers to the weak and helpless, the bottom of the food chain. It’s rarely a shifting dynamic–prey will always be prey. But for one instant, Arkane Studios gives the underdog a chance at turning the tides in their reimagining of the 2006 game of the same name.
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Human: Fall Flat (Xbox One Review)

Human: Fall Flat presents itself as an experimental puzzler, not restricting the player to a set linear path, but rather opens up its own boundaries and encourages the player to get creative. It invites ingenuity, exploration and above all, a good laugh.
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Playstation 4 Review)

Yacht Club’s love letter to retro titles like Megaman and Duck Tales is the game that keeps on giving. The latest addition to Shovel Knight comes as part of the new Treasure Trove collection. This is a free update for anyone who already has bought the first Shovel Knight, and is available at a slightly higher price than the original version for anyone who has yet to play it; a pretty fair exchange considering you’ll get all three of the Shovel Knight campaigns.
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Dreamfall Chapters (Playstation 4 Review)

In most mediums–in fact probably all mediums–it’s a bad idea to jump into a series in the middle. Starting a long journey at the beginning is vital. See what I did there? So, why do I find myself jumping in amidst the middle of a long running PC narrative with Dreamfall Chapters? Well, this is the first time any entry in the series has been available on a Sony platform.
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World to the West (Playstation 4 Review)

World to the West is a 3D action-adventure game set in the same universe as indie hit Teslagrad. However, this is a standalone extension of the universe and not a sequel. Instead of 2D side-scrolling, we are now in a 3D top-down cartoony world, inspired by European adventure comics. Does World to the West continue to show developer ‘Rain Games’ ability to make smash hit games?
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (Xbox One Review)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is the third instalment in the franchise from CI Games. I played the original when it came out and found it to be lacking, so I approached the latest outing in the long-range shootathon eager to leave the past behind and looking to be impressed by the changes made since the series’ 2010 inception.
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Syberia 3 (Playstation 4 Review)

Syberia 3, the first 3D instalment of the series, is an adventure game by Microids with the story coming directly from the mind of Belgian comic artist Benoit Sokal. A game almost 7 years in the making, postponed numerous times due to lack of funding, you’d think that it would be spit polished and shining bright by now.
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The Silver Case (Playstation 4 Review)

Following the release of Moonlight Syndrome in 1997, Suda Goichi (a.k.a. Suda51) went on to form Grasshopper Manufacture. Their first release was a visual novel/adventure game hybrid named The Silver Case for the PlayStation in 1999, which sold exclusively in Japan and was met with a rather positive reception. Suda51 wouldn’t be known in the west until 2005 when Killer7 was released as part of the Capcom Five project, alongside Shinji Mikami’s Resident Evil 4 and Hideki Kamiya’s Viewtiful Joe. It was a success, and many of Suda51’s games have had English localizations since. This brings us back to the remastering of The Silver Case ̶ a window into the very roots of Suda51’s career in game development.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris (Playstation 4 Review)

When I set out my plans for my weekend, I would never have imagined spending it in a Puyo Puyo Tetris fever dream. In the midst of a rather fierce bout of illness,, I lost myself in the delirium of falling blocks and popping Puyos–their hypnotic colours soothing the dull fire in my throat while demanding every precious morsel of my concentration.
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Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Tangled up in Blue (Playstation 4 Review)

In Disney-Marvel’s continuing dominance of the cinema world in nerd culture, Telltale Games have taken the opportunity to galvanise on the inevitable “Guardians” fever for the upcoming release of the Volume 2 movie with their own game featuring the intergalactic heroes. This is Telltale Games’ second superhero-themed game, with their own spin on Batman being just about good enough for me to indulge TTG’s Guardians, in the hopes of it being an improvement on the former. Thankfully, in almost all aspects, this is pretty much the case.
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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus (Xbox One Review)

By now those who have invested their time in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV will have no doubtedly have one too many questions that are still left unanswered. Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladious is set to rectify a small portion of those answers while giving an extended look at the sole character in question: Gladio
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Rain World (Playstation 4 Review)

It’s hard to pinpoint a comfortable category to slide Rain World into. It seems to segment itself into minute scenarios of platforming, puzzling and survival: each taking their own breath of life within Rain World‘s sprawling canvas. I’m doubling down on my own ambiguity towards Rain World here by saying that I’m not sure how I feel about it as a whole. With some fairly obtuse mechanics in place that quickly shun me away, only to be drawn back into by Rain World‘s own charming allure, I’m simply at odds with myself while playing this uniquely crafted title.
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Top 10 Hearthstone: Journey to Un’Goro Cards

With every Hearthstone expansion we post our favourite cards, so why should Un’Goro be any different? You might be a bit jaded(pun intended) by the last season but Un’Goro is looking to take charge and shift the meta in loads of new and interesting ways with quests and elemental minions.
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Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One Review)

When we look back at the days of old where 3D platforming was starting to make its debut, people were enamoured by the thought of finally escaping their 2D confines in hopes of double jumping to something better, grander, and more sublime. For many, it was Banjo-Kazooie that was a stand-out hit: a defining moment in the platforming genre with its fluid controls and a wealth of content that gamers adored. And of course the lovable duo themselves. Fast-forward almost 20 years and you’d be hard pressed to find a more compelling duo than the two comical caricatures of the late 90s, until now.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda (Xbox One Review)

It’s been a whole five years since we reached the contentious conclusion of the remarkable space opera Mass Effect. With so much controversy surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3 and the amount of backlash it received, Bioware tried to revise and expand upon the travesty that had they had unintentionally created. To be quite honest, I never expected Mass Effect to try and make a comeback after that. Laying to rest the original trilogy in its neat little package seem a fair and decent way to honour its legacy. Regardless, Bioware have tried to re-throne their space narrative to its rightful position and, unfortunately, have failed spectacularly.
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Shadow Warrior 2 (Xbox One Review)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dick jokes, Dick jokes everywhere.

Injustice 2 (Review)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It’s been almost 4 years since NetherRealm Studios (NRS) took their second shot at the comics world with Injustice: Gods Among Us. After the release of the greatly…

Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada (Playstation 4 Review)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

That Sanada Warriors game to add to the list.