Friday, 19 September 2014

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...

Friday, 12 September 2014

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!

Monday, 8 September 2014

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. 

Friday, 5 September 2014

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. 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Destiny Beta Impressions

The long-awaited beta for Bungie's incredible looking new IP, Destiny, is now available for PS4 owners. For those who don't know, Destiny is an epic sci-fi FPS/RPG, set in the distant future. When a mysterious, huge orb known as the Traveler is discovered on Mars, humanity thrives in a way nobody could have ever imagined. The average human lifespan is tripled, previously inhospitable planets become garden worlds, teeming with life, and for a while, everything is fine. But a mysterious evil arrived, and almost wiped out humanity. There would have been no survivors were it not for the Traveler, and to rebuild humanity, it used it's dying breath to create Ghosts, tiny robots that scour the solar system, looking for those with the Light in them, known as Guardians. You are resurrected by one such Ghost, and it's here that your epic journey begins. Now that the Beta is over, here's what I thought of the most anticipated game of the year.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Concursion review

Concursion is the first game to be released from the indie developers Puuba, and it's kind of impossible to define the genre, as the whole basis of the game is an interlocking mix of 5 different retro styles. Throughout the game there are platforming sections, hack and slash levels, side scrolling space shoot-em-ups, as well as both jetpack and Pacman-esque maze segment. On top of this, boss battles include elements of even more classic genres, such as turn based RPGs and 1v1 beat-em-ups. It's a solid idea for a game, and produces some truly challenging and inventive gameplay.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Valiant Hearts: The Great War review

Over the past year, Ubisoft have treated us to a few wonderful games using their proprietary UbiArt Framework engine, the most recent of which was the phenomenal Child of Light (read our review here). Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a 2D adventure/puzzle game set in and around France, tells the intertwining stories of a few brave individuals in World War I, and is the latest title to utilise the aforementioned engine. Does it live up to the ridiculously high standards set by the previous UbiArt titles? Read our full review below for the verdict.