Author: Matthew Figueira

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Mar 2015

Revelations 2 has been a fun so far. Perhaps it is still too action orientated, but I’d be lying if I said I hadn't enjoyed it and experienced absolutely no palm sweating. Episode 4, the conclusion, is finally out this week, bringing the tale of Claire, Moire, Barry, and Natalia to an end… or does it? In the review of last week’s episode, I mentioned that the story component is rather weak. I had hoped this week’s offering would patch things up, complimenting the solid gameplay. My hopes were misplaced. As much as I’ve enjoyed everything so far - I hated the ending of Revelations 2. It breaks my heart to say that this final chapter is the weakest of them all.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 10 Mar 2015

Previously on Capcom’s Revelations 2: action, pretend survival horror, dialogue, limited ammunition, scarce greenery, MORE action! The first two episodes of Revelations 2 were highly enjoyable, leaving me wanting more.  I dived into the penultimate episode of the four-part game with expectations high. Is the series still going strong? Thankfully, yes.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 03 Mar 2015

It feels just like yesterday that I reviewed the first episode of Capcom’s latest Resident Evil title, Revelations 2. It was a solid start to the season, leaving me with a healthy craving for the next instalment. If you’re eagerly awaiting the next episode too, the good news is that it'll be out soon. The bad news is that… well there is none. I thought it was just as good as the first episode, if not a teeny bit better.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 02 Mar 2015

I am a huge Resident Evil fan. As a child, I played the PlayStation 1 entries – the series debut and its two sequels - to the point where I could finish them all in a single day. The series has changed somewhat over the past years, infuriating the purist fans thanks to the more action-orientated approach, yet making new ones in the process too thanks to undeniably fun gameplay. When I played the first Revelations on the 3DS, it was a pretty darn decent return to form. There was a ton of action, yes, but there was also elements that really took the game back to the roots of the series. I really enjoyed it, and have been awaiting the sequel eagerly. Its finally here, albeit in episodic format. With expectations high, I took episode 1 for a spin.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 16 Jan 2015

A keyboard is arguably the most important piece of input hardware on a PC. Ever tried conveying an important email or essay with a mouse? Of course you haven’t! For gamers, a keyboard goes beyond being a simple literary production device. We need something that is sturdy, comfortable, and has a reliable WASD setup (or QWER for in my case… obviously). Cue the COUGAR 700K, a solid keyboard that seems to hit all the right spots.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

It wasn’t the best year for fighting games to be honest. 2015 thankfully should be different and a lot more jam packed. Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and yes, Street Fighter V (oh calm down already Geoff!), will crowd the genre once more. That doesn’t mean there weren't standout titles this year though. Who er... punched better than the other?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

We get a bunch of new sports games every year, and by new, I mean an annual rehash with some extra goodies sprinkled on top! That’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are the usual suspects for the award this year, but who truly set themself apart?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

Thought our game awards was a prestigious event? Please… we’re very self-centred here at Lazygamer, so forget any other post you happen to read on the site today. These here are the categories that really matter! Welcome to the wrap for the year, where we find out who is the bestest Batman, and who is the smelliest cabbage!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

Handheld gaming has proven to be something special this year, especially thanks to all the load shedding we’ve all experienced! Which title really stood out though, keeping gamers away from their consoles and PCs even when the power was on? There can only be one top game for the consoles for ants!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 18 Dec 2014

One week left till Christmas! We are pretty much done here at Lazygamer - tomorrow will be news free, filled to the brim with our award posts instead. I’ve got my tux ready, my hair maintained, and my teeth brushed. I’ll be presenting a few of those highly coveted statues myself! I’m having a huge after party on my paid-for-review yacht… er… at my place! See you there at the harbour!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 18 Dec 2014

I’m in a love/hate relationship with Telltale Games. Their take on The Walking Dead universe (both season 1 and 2) drew me in, made me invest myself emotionally, then punched me right in the heart! There’s definitely something special about the way they craft their stories and make you question your decisions days after you’ve made them. Their latest titles, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands, only have 1 episode out each. That hasn’t stopped them from planning their next project though. Apparently there is something new in the pipeline, we just have no clue what it is yet!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 18 Dec 2014

I’ve been excited for Dying Light for a long time, even more so since I got some hands on time with it at Gamescom. It is quite literally the love child of any first-person zombie title and Mirrors Edge, blending undead slaying/survival action with some casual parkour. I have high hopes for the game, and I hope it’s really good when it finally releases at the end of January next year. Are you ready for it? Perhaps you should test your survival skills first!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 18 Dec 2014

Oh to be a farmer. There’s nothing quite like getting up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows, till some soil, and walk those sheep. Eating off the land? Best decision I ever made. Also, I have no idea what I’m talking about. A bout of Farming Simulator would fix that for sure! The game has always appealed to me*, I just never saw the experience being authentic with a keyboard and mouse. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who feels that way.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Dec 2014

It’s been a year of ups and downs for Counter-Strike. There’s been scandal, hacking, drama, and lots of other words with bad connotations! On the plus side though, it could get its very own International-like tournament similar to Dota 2 in 2015. It wasn’t all doom and gloom this year anyway, there were some outstanding moments! One YouTube user has racked them up (his personal favourites) into a neat top 10 video.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Dec 2014

Snowdown is here! The festive event for League of Legends kicked off yesterday and will run through till the 6th of January. This means that the new game mode has finally been detailed. It’s packed with snow, fun, and of course, a ton of adorable Poros!