Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs has been a long time coming and plays fantastically. What do you think of the graphics though? Let us know if you have or will be buying the game. Watch Dogs is developed and published by Ubisoft http://www.ubisoft.com

Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

The Rayman franchise just goes from strength to strength with its titles and whilst it may suffer the syndrome of not really changing that much in the way of mechanics or levels, I really don’t think the kids will mind that much. Rayman Legends is the first title for the Rayman franchise on the Xbox One & Playstation 4 consoles and there is a noticeable difference in the graphic style. Whilst the game stays true to its roots there a few noticeable and really fun additions to the game also.

Need for Speed: Rivals

Need for Speed: Rivals

With another title being added to the already expansive list of EA’s Need for Speed franchise, you could be forgiven for thinking Need for Speed Rivals will be another chip off the old block. However Rivals is the first driving game in a while that really excites me. The Need for Speed franchise really captures

Sony shares more details on PS4 features.

Sony shares more details on PS4 features.

Sony has released a huge update to their online FAQ regarding what features are in and what features are out for the PS4 on launch.  The most notable features that are in or out:  No External hard drive support. Although, users can upgrade the internal hard drive as long as the new drive is no

Assassin’s Creed IV Present Day

Assassin’s Creed IV Present Day

News about the present day side of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has been released, with some great extras being thrown in for those willing to spend a bit of extra time looking. The team over at Ubisoft have acknowledged that not everyone likes the present day side of the franchise but there are those

Dishonored The Brigmore Witches DLC

Dishonored The Brigmore Witches DLC

A great ending to the most original IP of 2012 and one of my personal favourite games of all time. The Brigmore Witches is the tale of Daud looking for redemption, he can’t shake the past wrongs he has committed, and feels obliged to do some good before Corvo catches up to him. The Brigmore

Xbox One Playstation 4 Comparison

Xbox One Playstation 4 Comparison

The battle for the next generation of gaming begins

Since E3, rumors, speculation and a lot of opinions have been thrown around the internet. It seems there needs to be not a few but several hundred steps back taken and emotion to be removed from the debate. So let’s dive in to the facts… well what I’m hoping are all facts. So let the Xbox One Playstation 4 comparison begin!

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

DmC: Devil May Cry is a reboot in the ever so popular Devil May Cry franchise and it did not disappoint. 

Developer:      Ninja Theory  
Platforms:       PS3, Xbox 360, PC  
Release:          January 15th  

 

DmC is a hack and slash game which revolves around the ever so popular character Dante. Capcom first released the character Dante in their original Devil May Cry game all the way back in 2001 and has been a favourite character of many ever since. When Ninja Theory announced this reboot however, it was met with a lot of hostility for two reasons. First being that Ninja Theory were taking the reigns of the reboot opposed to Capcom and that Dante’s character Design had been altered from a long-haired blonde (Very Anime) to a short dark-haired cut (Very American). To put all worry to rest however, Dante’s character design plays no negative effect on the game and Capcom made sure that they were a part of the gameplay production to keep its old school feel. 

Review: LIMBO

Review: LIMBO

Developer: Playdead
Platforms: XBLA, PSN, PC, Mac
Release: 21st July 2010

 

Limbo has been given some rather lavishing praise, especially upon release. With most outlets being pretty much unanimous in their admiration for the game, I thought this would be a wonderful little interlude at the end of a hard day. So, like a terrified accountant going to my first bungee, I jumped. Am I safe and tethered to the bridge only to bounce around in a joyous high? Or did I go to one of those dodgy ones where they may have forgotten to properly affix me and send me careening into the rocks below?

Review: Tomb Raider

Review: Tomb Raider

Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Platforms: Xbox360, PS3, PC
Release: 5th March 2013

 

Tomb Raider as a series started out with not only a memorable protagonist (not necessarily for the best reasons) but also a memorable journey in the depth of Tombs looking for treasure, fighting animals and people, and puzzling your way out of a room. Then things started to take a downhill slide, as development periods got shorter and shorter to get the next one out, subsequent games saw only the most minor upgrades and the critical and public reaction began to slide and eventually everyone sort of gave up on Lara Croft. Since then Crystal Dynamics has taken up the torch with an attempt to reignite the flame of Tomb Raider and bring us back to Lara’s roots. Have they succeeded in bring her back to the forefront of gaming?

Mr Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage – Borderlands 2 DLC

Mr Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage – Borderlands 2 DLC

Developer: 2K Games  
Platforms:  PC, Xbox, PS3  
Release:     20th November 2012  

 

Mr Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage starts with off with some of the most randomly cut scenes I have seen in a AAA title. Mr Torgue is the boss of the Torgue Corporation and announces that yet another vault has been located and the only way to open this vault is having the biggest badass of Pandora, spill the blood of a coward on the vault. So Mr Torgue decides to run a tournament to decide who is indeed the baddest badass in the land. 

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – Campaign

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – Campaign

Developer:  Treyarch  
Platforms:   PS3, Xbox, PC, Wii U  
Release:      November 13th  

 

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is the latest release in the ever so popular, Call of Duty (or better known COD) franchise. The main campaign missions in the subsequent releases of the different COD games have really taken a backseat to its success online as it leads the stats with the most played online multi-player game on Xbox Live. As soon as you put the disk in to play Black Ops 2 however, you are confronted with the story, pre-menu. The emotional tale the story provided by the pre-menu cinematic jumps you straight into learning about the characters and drives you to discover how the story unfolds. I was glad to see a bigger emphasis on the story in this COD and Treyarch, with Activision have out done themselves in delivering an amazing game-play experience with an addictive and well written story. 

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty DLC Borderlands 2

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty DLC Borderlands 2

Developer:              2K Games  
Platforms:               Xbox, PS3 and PC  
Release Date:         16th October, 2012  

 

Borderland’s 2 DLC Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty has succeeded all my expectations.

After finishing the main Borderland’s 2 game and not being able to complete all the side missions due to the massive monster level 50 boss, I decided to purchase the DLC to level up and also play some extra mission in what is one of my favourite games. Too my surprise I was not just going to play, “a few extra missions” . I was going on embark on a journey with a whole new story. However, unlike the title suggests you do not have anything to do Captain Scarlett’s booty, which was a bit of false advertisement. But in all seriousness I had a lot of fun with the latest DLC.

Sex sells. But should it?

Sex sells. But should it?

It seems to be becoming a trend for the gaming community to decry anything remotely sexual, from ads to trailers to game content itself, as soon as an attractive woman gets involved we seem to start hollering like a headless chicken that this isn’t okay. And we seem to be the only consumer community that does so, then rewards the company we are complaining about.

Journey

Journey

Journey is an Indie game which has taken the gaming world by force. Its difference in style and game play has made it a standout title which is no surprise to why it is nominated for game of the year 2012. 

Release Date      13/03/2012  
Developer           Thatgamecompany  
Publisher             Sony  
Platforms            PlayStation 3  

 

Journeys’ game play is simple but effective. Your role is to control a cloaked figure through multiple environments to reach a (what seems to be) sunlit mountain. The environments you are journeying through are mostly that of a desert. As you start to arrive closer to the mountain and begin to ascend it, the environments change to more arctic conditions. The beauty that this game beholds is astounding. Each and every level provides a sensational delight to the eyes with breathtaking views supported by phenomenal graphics.