The best thing about reviewing games is that sometimes you get given a game that you’ve never heard of, in a genre you don’t particularly enjoy, and it turns out to be a damned good experience.
*Spoiler Alert* Demetrios is one such game. Continue reading
Star Wars Battlefront is one of the best supported games this generation. It has received 4 DLC packs that have seen an upward trend in quality – from classic characters, weapons and locations to the harsh desert world of Jakku and even the surface of Scarif.
They have saved the best piece of DLC to last though, with X-Wing VR Mission which is truly jaw dropping. More than this, and I say this without hyperbole, it is one of the best gaming experiences of my life. Continue reading
When a new technology lands; it is incredibly important for it to be bundled with a game that highlights what is unique about it and how it will shape the world for the foreseeable future. The Nintendo Gameboy was bundled with Tetris and it cemented its place on the market; the Wii launched with Wii Sports and went on to be the second biggest selling console of all time and now we have the PSVR which launched with…
…no bundled game… Continue reading
…there will be blood…and tears – mostly tears.
Capcom promised they would try and return to the roots which made us all fall in love with Resident Evil originally – scary atmospheres in unsettling locales and a scarcity of supplies. Although many of people where put off by the first person perspective I am sure you are all asking one question – did they succeed?
WARNING : The following will contain MAJOR spoilers of the games story. If you haven’t finished it please go and do so then return to read the review after!
Infinite Warfare is undoubtedly the black sheep of the franchise – since its reveal it has met with nothing but derision from the hardcore fans who wanted “boots on the ground” gameplay and none of this “space bullshit”.
The thing is though, Infinite Warfare has done a number of things really well and the hatred of the title stems from nothing else other than “this is not a thing I want; give me my thing please” mentality.
Perhaps the best thing that came from Infinite Warfare is Jackal Assault. A free VR experience that does not require the base game – if you have the PSVR headset and 5 spare minutes you can experience this mode for yourself.
And I think you want to try this… Continue reading
With the advent of consumer VR we have been promised new gaming experiences; the kind that had been, up until now, impossible!
Yet here we have ‘Until Dawn: Rush of Blood’ giving gamers a chance to play a genre that had been placed on the scrap heap thanks to the dawn of the HD era.
‘Rush of Blood’ is an old-school on-rails shooter in the vein of ‘House of the Dead’ and it is one hell of a ride! Continue reading
Every advance in gaming technology needs a tech demo; something to show the target audience what it is all about. The Wii had ‘Wii Sports’, the Kinect had ‘Kinect Sports’ and now the PSVR has ‘VR Worlds’. A collection of short games that utilises everything the PSVR has to offer whilst simultaneously showing off the potential of what is possible in VR.
‘PSVR Worlds’ is a collection of 5 unconnected, short experiences that all vary in content, length and quality. Each game is designed to show off a different aspect of the PSVR setup; some are designed to show off the graphical capability whilst others highlight gameplay and controller possibilities. Unfortunately the games vary wildly in their quality and while there are excellent highs there are also some very deep lows.
This gulf in quality makes this a very difficult review – so I will review each individual game and summarise the package at the end. They have been arranged in order of quality; best to worst. Continue reading