Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Child of Light review

From Assassin's Creed, to Rayman, Ubisoft almost always deliver not just ground-breaking visuals, but fantastic storytelling, and have brought us countless unforgettable worlds. Their latest game, Child of Light (which was developed using the same UbiArt Framework engine utilised in the development of the more recent Rayman games), is unlike anything we've seen from them before. Can they strike gold once more, with a brand new IP? Read our full review below to find out. 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS4) review

Modern games, more often than not, task you with killing. Whether it's humans, animals, robots or aliens, your main objective is to wipe them all out. That's not even a bad thing, it's just we've seen it all before. The situation and characters are different, but the core gameplay is exactly the same. Imagine a game in which you kill nothing at all, and must simply complete mundane, everyday tasks. Thanks to the creative geniuses at Young Horses, Inc., that's exactly what we have, but with a twist. You play as an Octopus, or Octodad, masquerading as a normal human man with a wife and two kids. It's one of the most bizarre concepts ever, but does it work? Read the full review below to find out.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Hitman GO review

The Hitman series is one of the longest running franchises in modern gaming, and has graced our games consoles for well over a decade, but it never really took off like some of the others. Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed are a couple of examples that come to mind that achieved a higher level of critical and commercial success than Agent 47 ever did. That's not to say they are bad games though, the gameplay just didn't feel quite as polished as it could have done. Now, Square Enix have released a spin-off, mobile game, and it's unlike any other game in the series. Read our full review below to find out why, and if it's worth your time. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

OlliOlli (PS4) review

Ten years ago, skateboarding games were at the height of their popularity. A string of hugely successful Tony Hawks games defined the genre, before they unfortunately became stale. Then, EA brought us Skate, a much more realistic approach to the sport, but both of the sequels lacked the quality of the first, and it seems like it's game over for those too. Thankfully, years of skateboarding silence have been broken, with a little indie game by developers roll7, called OlliOlli. It's a departure from the skating games you're used to, as it's 2D, but don't think that makes it a lesser game. It's probably the best skating game since Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2, which if you aren't aware, was kind of a big deal. Read our full review below to find out why!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Surgeon Simulator: A&E review

By now, you've definitely heard of Surgeon Simulator. I loved it (check out my review here), so obviously I was intrigued by Surgeon Simulator: A&E, the anniversary edition. It includes everything from the original game, plus the extras from the iPad version. So how does the bizarre control scheme translate to the PS4's DualShock 4 controller? Is it worth re-buying the game for a few extra surgeries? And will one of the greatest games on Steam become just that on the PlayStation Store? Read on to find out...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Pure Pool review

Pub game fans can rejoice! The first pool game for Playstation 4 has arrived, bringing the classic game to the new generation with Pure Pool. It's a game that can't be altered too much, so is it worth buying? Read on to find out. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Golf Club (PS4) review

From HB Studios comes The Golf Club,  the first golf sim for the Playstation 4. Instead of an arcade-style title, with power ups and colourful characters and whatnot, The Golf Club is a fairly realistic title, with a huge emphasis on creating courses. It has no career mode, no mini-games, and no extra clubs or players to unlock. Yet despite the lack of modern features and mechanics that we're used to, The Golf Club is a great game. Read our full review below to find out why.