The Evil Within has a lot riding on it. Horror fans around the world are hoping it brings back some of the iconic horror that made the early resident Evil titles so engaging. With tons of ammo to burn through, that's a little tricky, so it's good that The Evil Within is planning to strip that all away.
Last year’s Call of Duty, Ghosts, was the stalest game in the franchise since the rushed-to-market Call of Duty 3. The game scored lower than all previous games, with the general consensus that it wasn’t close to the previous ones in terms of quality, originality or fun. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare seems to be righting many of those wrongs. Which is a pity, because Ghosts’ middling scores may count against it.
One of the weirder announcements at Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference this year had to be Screamride. A game that looks extremely similar to Rollercoaster Tycoon, but isn’t. The game didn’t exactly , uh, scream next-gen in any real way, so why was it given the spotlight on Microsoft’s stage? Maybe because it lets you break everything. Literally.
Yesterday we told you of the bug that revealed much of the future content coming to Bungie’s great big moo-esque shooter Destiny. It very much seemed to be more of the same, but more importantly, it seemed to show that the extra content was on-disc DLC (or as the case may be, hiding in the game’s installation on your console’s hard drive). That’s not the case, says Bungie.
Battlefield 4 had a launch so beleaguered by issues that it’s almost become a bit of a joke. Nearly a year on, and people still consider the game to be unfinished. It’s unsurprising then than people are a little hesitant when it comes to Battlefield Hardline. According to its developers though, the game will actually work at launch.
Destiny, according to those who constantly defend it, is all about its potential – not what’s really in the game right now. Its perpetual grind, asinine narrative and rinse-and-repeat mission structure are all offset by the potential its future content can bring. A recent bug in the game has allowed a sneak peak in to what future content will bring - and it brings with it great potential. For more of the same, really.
Pro Evolution Soccer 15 is coming in November, and thanks to a development team that includes input from both UK and Japanese studios, this year’s iteration may actually provide some proper competition to FIFA. While the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will never reach parity thanks to the Xbox One’s weaker hardware, for the most part newer games are at least close. But not in PES 15. Not by a long shot.
Games with Gold, proof that gamers can still find something unpleasant about free games. Then again, when you're paying for a service which touts that you'll get games each month, of course we expect something worthwhile. The service is known for giving older, less worthwhile games, with a few notable exceptions. This month's selection has one such exception.
I’ll say it plainly. I have zero interest in the new standalone expansion for Saint’s Row 4, Gat out of hell. As far as I’m concerned, the series has completely jumped the shark, and I’m not sure there’s any going back. while the First Saint’s Row was little more than a poor GTA clone, the second and third games carved their own niche, bringing silly fun back to games that had become too dark and gritty for their own good.
Nice, France. A city dominated by the sheer beauty of the French Riviera and the surrounding mountain passes. These passes act as playground to those fortunate enough to race around in some of the fastest, most visually stunning cars on the planet. Racing at illegal, break neck speeds with the sun setting on the horizon, providing the perfect backdrop to the exhilarating core of what driving really is. In every way, Forza Horizon 2 feels exactly like this - A playground for you to lose yourself to at 200 km/h.
The Xbox One was released today in South Africa, and if you bought one then chances are you’re not reading this. Instead you’re probably racing around the track in Forza 2, smashing zombies in Dead Rising 3 or quick-time-eventing some solider to death in Ryse. If you didn’t get one, chances are you want one. Here’s a gentle reminder that we’re giving away.
FIFA 15 is out in the US today, and sees a European release later this week. IS EA’s latest version of the annual football sim a winner or should it be in the bench. I don’t know sport terminology, so ignore me. Here’s what critics who do know a thing or two have to say.
I'm not the biggest fan of Destiny's loot system. I understand that extremely awesome loot isn't meant to be dished out regularly, but having such a small pool to draw from doesn't help the endless grinding. Good news though; Destiny is getting more legendary loot tomorrow.
I’m actually a little bummed that WWE2K15 is coming to the new consoles later than their aged counterparts. Not long Ago, 2K Games announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the digital slobberknocker would be released over two weeks later than the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. This makes me sad, because I’m an elitist snob.