Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Splinter Cell: Blacklist review

Sam Fisher has long been the go-to guy for gamers' stealth needs, from his debut in the original Splinter Cell to the more dynamic and action packed Conviction. The series has progressed leaps and bounds over the years, both in the complex storylines and visually, and even the earlier games pushed the graphical capabilities of the last generation of consoles. Some fans of the series were disappointed that Conviction took the game in a slightly different direction, but now Blacklist is here to make up for that. Taking the franchise back to it's roots, Blacklist is the game that people have been waiting for since Chaos Theory. Is it any good though? Read on to find out. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons review

The Summer of Arcade is once again here! For anyone unfamiliar with the Summer of Arcade, it is usually five games released over five weeks (though this year it is only four), to celebrate not only summer, but the best of the Xbox Live Arcade. Previously the promotion has seen the launch of some of the best Arcade titles ever released, including Limbo, Trials HD, 'Splosion Man and Bastion. It's a great time to be a gamer, and you know you're going to be treated to some top notch indie gaming. The title to kick off the Summer of Arcade this year is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Does it deserve it's place in the line-up? Read on to find out!

Friday, 16 August 2013

Saints Row IV review

The Third Street Saints are back for their most epic game yet! After saving the world and becoming President, your character finds himself at the centre of an alien invasion, and soon after is placed into a Matrix-like simulation of Steelport. This game has had quite the roller coaster of a journey. It started out as a standalone expansion for the previous title, Saints Row: The Third, before the decision was made to turn it into the next full instalment in the incredibly popular series. It's future was left hanging in the balance with the fall of THQ, but ultimately it was saved by Koch Media, and now we're on the precipice of the launch. Should you buy Saints Row IV and return to Steelport? Read on for the full verdict. 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Grand Theft Auto Online trailer

Grand Theft Auto Online has finally been revealed, and it's even better than we could have imagined. Instead of just having deathmatches and races, Grand Theft Auto Online is a fully fledged world for many players to explore. You can meet up with your friends, invite them over to the apartment that you just bought, let them borrow a car from your garage and pull off a heist, or rob a liquor store, or ambush a security van. The possibilities are literally endless. Check out the gameplay video below to see everything that you and your friends are going to be doing on October 1st, when the Online section will be added to Grand Theft Auto V.


Grand Theft Auto V is due to launch on September 17th for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Narco Terror review

Narco Terror is a name that sounds promising. The premise also sounds like it would make a great game; a top-down, twin-stick shooter with a lot of enemies, many things to explode, different weapons and ammo types, and vehicles. It sounds positively awesome, like a top-down Just Cause 2. It definitely wants to feel like an old action movie from the 80s, with it's terrible script and ridiculous situations, but this has been done before in Toy Soldiers: Cold War, and more recently Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, both of which were fantastic, high quality titles. Is Narco Terror worth playing then, or should you just stick with those? Read on to find out.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Mars: War Logs review

RPGs are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps due to recent games such as Mass Effect and Skyrim, which have brought the classic RPG formula to a bigger audience than ever. So it's no surprise that smaller developers are starting to put out their own. The latest is Mars: War Logs, which is unsurprisingly set on Mars, and sees a future in turmoil. Two rival factions inhabit the planet, and vie for it's water resources, and your character Roy, gets caught in the middle whilst on his own personal journey. RPGs are usually games with huge scope, a living, breathing world and a ridiculous amount of quests and side-quests, but can this be replicated for a downloadable title? Read on to find out! 

Monday, 5 August 2013

Cloudberry Kingdom review

There is a specific type of platformer games that are insanely hard to play, rewarding in a way that no other genre can ever be, and they only appeal to a certain hardcore demographic. Super Meat Boy is probably the most well known, and was pretty much a perfect platformer; it was easy to learn and took a lot of time and hard work to master. The newest entry into this sadistic genre is Cloudberry Kingdom. Don't be fooled by the sweet, innocent sounding name, this game will truly test you to the limits. Developed by Pwnee Studios and published by Ubisoft, it has quite a unique feature that hasn't been seen in many platformers before; procedurally generated levels. Find out how this affects the game, and if it's worth checking out, in the full review below!