Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The Walking Dead Season 2: All That Remains review

There will be spoilers from the first season of The Walking Dead in this review, so if you haven't played/finished it yet, it's best not to read on.

The Walking Dead Season Two is finally here! Telltale's award winning first season, based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman, finished just over a year ago, and we've all been eagerly waiting to continue the story of Clementine. The last time we saw her and Lee, they were in the worst possible situation that they could be in, and Clementine had to come to terms with something that nobody should ever have to; she had to kill her friend, her guardian, her Lee. It was a heartbreaking ending to an incredibly emotional story. We lost characters that we invested so much time and emotion into, we had to make impossible choices and face insurmountable odds, and then we lost Lee. Lee, who would have given the world to protect Clementine, ended up doing just that. And that's where Season Two picks up.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins review

The Batman: Arkham series has been incredibly well received by the world. It started with Asylum. Dark, tense and pretty unique, it took Batman back to his twisted, comic book ways and showed us that superhero games could be for a mature audience. Arkham City expanded on the somewhat claustrophobic setting of the Asylum, into a city overrun with criminals. New gadgets, characters and locations helped keep the series fresh, and Rocksteady showed that lightning could strike twice. Now that they're no longer at the helm, will the most memorable superhero videogame series in recent years become a hat-trick of awesome, or will it be tainted by a subpar third entry from Warner Bros. Montreal? Read the full review below...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Battlefield 4 (PC) review

When you think about first-person shooters, you'll probably think of one of two games. Call of Duty or Battlefield. Call of Duty is all about fast, intense, movie-like action, whereas Battlefield is the go-to game for the more hardcore gamers who want a solid, more realistic war experience. Gamers have been divided by the two series for years now, and it'll probably continue long into the next generation of consoles. But for now, Battlefield 4 is here. It may have been 2 years since Battlefield 3 was released, but with a constant stream of DLC in the meantime, it really doesn’t feel long since the last instalment launched. That may leave you thinking that Battlefield 4 is just more of the same, and not much has changed. Whilst this may be true to a degree, it's not the full story. Read on to find out why...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Bridge review

The Xbox Live Marketplace has been home to some amazing games; Bastion, Limbo, Super Meat Boy, the more recent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and so many more. It's a fantastic platform to showcase imaginative, original titles. The Bridge sort of fulfills this criteria as it has some truly original features, but it also relies heavily on another game. Originally released on the PC earlier this year, it found it's way to the Xbox Live Marketplace last month, but should you check it out? Read our full review to find out...

Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

Everyone’s favourite Marvel goodies and baddies return in the latest instalment in the ever-growing Lego franchise, as they battle it out once again for supremacy. The Lego games are famous for having a ridiculous character roster, so the thought of being able to use a vast collection of Marvel superheroes is definitely exciting. With DC Comics already having undergone the Lego treatment, it was only fair that Marvel got a turn as well. After the success of the two Lego Batman games, does this new game live up to the high standards, or will DC get the chance to reign supreme? Read on to find out...