Lazygamer Review

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Oct 2014

Audio is now more important than ever. From your regular built-in sound cards for the average consumer, to the dedicated bits of hardware that can now be purchased for cleaner audio, there are plenty of options out there. But what if you want the very best? What if money isn’t an issue for you? That’s where the Asus Essence Mark II comes in. It’s high-level audio at a high-level price. But sweet Dolby, does it deliver on that price tag.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 17 Oct 2014

It’s that time of the year again. Actually it was that time last month, but our review copies only arrived late so we couldn’t bring you the breaking news that FIFA 15 is pretty much FIFA 14 with a new number on the end.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 15 Oct 2014

Whenever I write about the awesome toys from SteelSeries, you lot jump all over me to tell me that despite being wonderful accessories, you simply can't afford them. Well, here is a headset in the budget range. Can SteelSeries make something worthwhile for less cash, or should they just stick to the high end stuff?

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 14 Oct 2014

My name is Amanda Ripley. I’m stuck on a creaky space station, currently wedged up in a cramped locker and I am terrified. Terrified. I'm being stalked by  this great big shiny monster that looks more than just a bit like a giant penis and I know…I just know that if I move from here it’s going to get me.  I know that even if I don’t move, eventually, it’s going to get me. I daren’t move. I don’t want to. But I have to.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 13 Oct 2014

I’ve been a fan of the Canon DSLR series for quite some years now and my current weapon of choice is the Canon 600D, this is the one we use for most of our Lazygamer interviews and so far it has been a perfect combination of a great HD video camera and a static photo taker.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Oct 2014

The original Bayonetta promised players “non-stop climax action” back in 2010. It certainly delivered -  with a game that was equal parts story and over-the-top escapades. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine any game overthrowing the first Bayonetta from that throne, making the hurdle for the sequel that almost never was, that much higher. Bayonetta 2 doesn’t stray too far from that formula, but for the most part, it’s a far better game than the original ever was.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Oct 2014

When Killer Instinct was announced last year at the Microsoft E3 press conference, the crowd in attendance went ultra-nuts. This was a fighting game franchise that was more revered than the Pope, despite there only being two core games released since 1994. Two decades later, and the game is back for another round of high-energy combos and ultra finishers. And this Killer Instinct may just be the purest fighting game on the market today.

Posted by Nick de Bruyne - 08 Oct 2014

Developed by Evolution Studios (the folks behind the popular Motorstorm series) DriveClub promises to grace the PlayStation 4 with gorgeous visuals and intense racing action, glued together with a connected online club system. The big question is whether or not it delivers on its promises and provides the PlayStation 4 with a solid new exclusive racing franchise for fans of the more casual, less real-driving-simulator side of racing.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 07 Oct 2014

My very first encounter with Super Smash Bros. was with Brawl on the Wii. Prior to purchase, I knew nothing about the game other than that it took a bunch of Nintendo’s characters (and some other memorable franchises), and put them all in one crazy arena fighter. It was one of my most pleasant gaming surprises  – I absolutely loved it! I often took my console to a friend’s house so we could play on his projector. I honestly thought the transition to a handheld console would somehow ruin the game I grew to love. I’m happy to say that my concerns are invalid.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 07 Oct 2014

I have a soft spot for simulators thanks to the likes of Theme Hospital. That classic game tasked players with building, diagnosing, and curing patients, all while managing the equipment, staff, finances, as well as death. I loved it, even if it was tough as nails towards the end. With that in mind, I was quite happy to receive Monsters and Medicine, a local indie game from Clockwork Acorn with a similar premise. It’s a lot more simplified and more puzzle focused in comparison, and instead of curing humans, your job is to heal monsters.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Oct 2014

When I was in London, I got around using the famous Underground subway system that tunnels throughout the city. It’s fun to experience in short bursts, but it’s not an environment in which I’d love to spend a lot of time. In Metro, you don’t have a choice. The world’s surface is a radioactive wasteland, forcing Russian survivors underground into the Metro system. It’s this bleak, desolate atmosphere that made the Metro franchise so captivating, and Redux makes it a joy to experience again.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Oct 2014

It feels as though all I've done since getting Shadow of Mordor is rave to people about how much fun I'm having. It's been a long time since a game has elicited such a strong and uncontrollably gleeful response in me. There is a lot to love about Shadow of Mordor, and also a few frustrations.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Oct 2014

It was a sunny morning, the kind that would burn your eyes right out if you could convince a stupid kid to stare into the sun. I’d just received an Xbox One, which included that fancy Kinect unit which may or may not have been watching me shower and broadcasting it to fetish German porn sites. I was in need of a game, but not your typical shoot ‘em up. And then into my download queue, was thrown D4, quite possibly the craziest game of the year.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Oct 2014

Lo and behold the next-generation of pixel pushing hardware from the Green corner. Nvidia finally launched their new 900-series range of desktop GPU's last month. The new, Maxwell-based cards slice power summation right down the middle while delivering some stellar performance at a rather reasonable price. While it's easy to look at the card with the bigger number, the real deal here is the GTX 970.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Oct 2014

Naruto Shippuden! A beloved franchise, a popular character and the star of a series of games which are clearly invested in annual shadow clone entries which repeat the exact same gameplay year after year. But along comes Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, which is promising to shake up the series. Is it the revolution that the franchise desperately needs? Oh hell no it isn’t, in case you don’t feel like reading.