Video Games sure have come a long way. At one point in time Lara Croft's fully clenched block of a fist was considered the pinnacle of 3D graphics. Now, not even Crysis is realistic enough, but alas, that is the natural evolution of technology.
Bungie’s Destiny is one of the more hyped and marketed games in recent history, joining the likes of Titanfall and Watch Dogs. It’s the first game the studio’s made since it created Halo; the game that redefined the shooter experience on consoles. Destiny was meant to change things, to redefine the genre anew. Unfortunately, like those games, it fails to live up to the hubbub its created.
The original Tales of Xillia stands as one of my favourite entries into the long running JRPG franchise. Don't get me wrong, the game was flawed, plagued with odd story pacing and bland environments, but none of that deterred me from falling in love with the loveable cast and awesome battle system. Fast forward a year and the sequel is looking to carry on its predecessor's legacy, flaws and all.
Life can be very boring sometimes. But between those bouts of procrastination and embarking on the daily grind, there can be some magnificent moments. Whether they be fun, sad or crazy, that’s what life is all about. Because if you focus too much on the mundane, you’ll wonder where all your time went, and why you swapped your hair for a spare layer of fat on your waist. And that’s something that The Sims 4 captures perfectly.
I’m your average stereotypical gamer, I work mainly in an office and have definitely packed on more than a few pounds since getting married and becoming a father. I have my own excuses for that but facts are facts; I seriously need to work out.
There are some times where having to play games for a living becomes a chore. It usually starts with a game, one that makes me regret every waking moment I spend with it. I want to stop playing, but I can't, because I have to finish it to see if there's any shred of value that someone like you can find in it.
We’re days away from FIFA 15 but as part of our welcome pack into the Xbox One we also received a copy of FIFA 14 for the console so we have slapped together a mini review for you.
Ryse was a launch title for the Xbox One when it was released in certain territories last year; there was a lot of expectation placed on Ryse’s shoulders and in the end the critics were pretty harsh on the Roman warrior title from Crytek.
With the long wait until the RPGs I'm really excited to play, Risen 3 could have been the perfect filler game. It boasts large environments, nuanced character upgrades and plenty of side and story missions. Unfortunately, it simply doesn't work as a game.
I’ve never been much of a pool hustler. My skill for pocketing balls is laughable at best. I might as well just close my eyes and take a lucky shot, because something is bound to go in! Pure Pool is, yes as the name implies, a game all about pool. I polished my wooden shaft and took to the virtual pub to see what it’s all about.
As the final piece of Sony tech that I brought with me to Germany, the Sony Smart Band seemed like something right up my alley. Do you have weird OCD? Do you want to track more than just the number of steps you take? Then does Sony have something for you... maybe.
By now, you’ve all heard of Surgeon Simulator. It’s the game that YouTube won’t shut up about, a collection of botched procedures and bloody organ removal mixed with unruly controls and phantom limb syndrome. As a game, Surgeon Simulator is an absolute mess of conflicting issues that treads a fine line between fun and frustrating, but is somehow actually worth experiencing the gimmicky gameplay. The PS4 version however, could have benefited from a few more years in medical school.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is the flagship phone for the latest Xperia range - it's the Ferrari of Sony phones at the moment. I used it exclusively during Gamescom. As an Android virgin and iOS fan, I was sort of expecting to hate it. Instead, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the thing, and how sad I was to see it go.
Infamous: First Light brings you the mechanics and setting from Second Son, but wraps them up in a brand new adventure with a new protagonist and new powers. The hero - or anti-hero - this time is Abigail Walker, or Fetch as you may know her from Second Son. She’s the lady that unwittingly gave Delsin his neon tricks.
As a died-in-the-wool hard Apple fan, I did the unimaginable: I left my iPad and iPhone behind when I went to Germany for Gamescom, using only the Sony Xperia range of products. I not only survived, I might be slightly in love.