To say I was excited about getting my hands on Dontnod's Remember Me would be an understatement - a serious one. I was in love with the concept of the game, and couldn't wait to give it a whirl. Unfortunately, as fun as the game was at times, it just didn't live up to my expectations.
When you boot up a game these days, the majority of them focus on you as the player introducing someone to the business end of your gun/sword/MacGuffin. Aside from a few select titles, games are all about getting from point A to B with as much death as possible. Animal Crossing New Leaf is the exact opposite of that. It’s sunshine, hugs, kisses and pointlessness. And dammit, I kinda dug it.
I’ll admit to praising Insomniac’s Resistance 3 probably a little more than it rightfully deserved. the single biggest reason for that was the game’s weapons, and the incredible agency that accompanied them. Inventive weaponry seems to be Insomniac Games’ forte – because that’s the only thing that sets its latest, multiplatform effort FUSE apart from its myriad competition.
Carriage Carnage Carnifex Carcharias is a shark you put on your head for an edge over your enemies. No wait, it is a headset named after the genus for sharks, but good sound does give you an advantage! Razer continues its line of products named after animals, both mythical and mundane, with this rather comfy headset.
Look at you. You want to be a pro gamer, but your reaction speed is slower than a snail that has just puffed away the fattest spliff possible. Your current Xbox 360 controller is holding you back man! You need something better, faster and more in line with your ambitions!
Playing Lego City Undercover on the WiiU has left me spoilt: a massive city with so much to see and do, humour and charm pooling at every intersection. Chase Begins is a diluted version of this game, missing all the finer details that made the WiiU version an enjoyable, memorable and immersive experience.
There aren’t too many veteran game franchises on the market these days. Final Fantasy and Super Mario are two of the more public ones, while Heroes of Might and Magic has stayed in the niche shadows for the last couple of years. With a new expansion pack that takes the game into standalone territory, Might and Magic is once again trying to appeal to a wider audience. But strangely enough, that approach veers into an opposite direction instead.
What happens when humanity crumbles? If Metro’s dystopian look at post-apocalyptia is any indication many people, doing whatever they can to survive, will become assholes. Yet, even within the claustrophobic confines of Moscow’s underground, there remains hope, and a certain civility. [Spoiler for Metro 2033 follows]
Monster Hunter is one of those games that everyone has heard about, but have never gotten around to playing. It’s been knocking around since 2004 on the Playstation 2 days, before extending to other platforms since then. And hell, Capcom isn’t too afraid to continually retool one game such as 2009’s Monster Hunter Tri for a whole new audience and system.
Need some decent reading material? Tired of words and want some nightmare fuel imagery in a hardcover collection instead? Then sit back and try not to relax too much, because we’ve got just the thing for you.
When Donkey Kong Country Returns was released on the Wii in 2010, it was hailed as one of the best 2D platforming games of the generation. It’s now been ported to the 3DS, and that praise still rings true.
There's an unwritten rule when reviewing anything. It's the ol' “never compare apples with oranges” yarn. You've probably heard it a few times. There are even some commentators that are so adamant, that even the slightest transgression, results in eternal excommunication. I'm exaggerating – of course - but sometimes on those rare occasions when it's nearly impossible to find a coherent opening paragraph, you just have to slide the dunce cap onto your noggin, and plough into it, at full-speed on the“full-retard” setting.
When Dragon's Dogma was released about a year ago, it was to rather mixed reviews. Some loved the breadth and scope of the game, while others found it overly ambitious and eventually frustrating.
There’s a lot to be said about games these days. They’re massive, cost more to make than a presidential not-a-compound and require more input than a feedback form at the post office. But sometimes, the smaller game on the opposite end of the spectrum can be just as effective. Super Little Acorns 3D is one such game.