Early access has been getting some regular coverage lately here at Lazygamer.net. It's a potentially dangerous thing which could see you spending money on a game which is either junk, or a game that may never see an official release if the developers hightail it. On the flipside, you get those developers who pour their souls into their work and their games genuinely evolve based on the feedback received from those gamers who pay upfront. I’ve spent some time with Door Kickers, an early access game on Steam, and it looks to be a solid investment.
I’ve been enjoying my time with Heroes of the Storm so far. I honestly think its the perfect place for beginners to get into MOBA’s, yet fun enough to keep veterans interested. There are already a variety of maps available, but Blizzard are releasing another one soon; the Garden of Terror.
I may be a fan of the source material, but the recent Naruto games have been anything but revolutionary. Not since the sublime Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 that was released way back in 2010 have the sequels managed to reach that benchmark. The next ninja chapter however, might just have a fighting chance to do so at long bloody last. Believe it!
MOBA’s are a strange thing. They are hard to learn, difficult to master, yet, they remain mindlessly addictive. I do personally think the market is on its way to being saturated with maybe just a few too many extra offerings being developed, but Heroes of the Storm is one in particular entry in the genre that I cant wait to get some hands on time with.
If you spent any less than half an hour with Destiny’s alpha, you would have written it off as yet another uninspired, flat and boring shooter. I very nearly did the same. When the alpha started to the dulcet tones of Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister telling me all about the wasteland the Earth has become, I very nearly fell asleep. His vocal performance is unusually wooden, and un-endearingly dull. As the voice of the Ghost, the not-quite-as-sexy as Cortana AI that accompanies you through the game, it’s a voice that you’ll be hearing for much of your time in Destiny. I was unimpressed, and bored. But I soldiered on, and ended up losing a weekend to a mere fragment, a tiny sliver of the game.
For those of you who are fans of the grind-fest known as Monster Hunter, the new iteration has a bunch more to offer. I got my hands on with the game's 3DS demo, taking on a new monster.
I've enjoyed the offerings from Telltale Games thus far - The Walking Dead was one of the most emotional gaming experiences last year, and The Wolf Among Us is bringing the graphic novel characters to life in a brilliant way. I wasn't convinced about the collaboration with Gearbox for Tales from the Borderlands, and the demo hasn't won me over, either. Warning: contains spoilers.
Some of you have seen the reveal of Far Cry 4's coop from Ubisoft's press conference. I got a commentary-filled rundown, as well as an interview with the creative director - here's why you should be excited about Far Cry 4.
The Evil Within in a survival horror game that promised to get in your head, give you minimal resources, and return players to that absolute sense of horror felt in games of the past. But can it deliver the fear?
Nintendo announced a new IP during their Nintendo direct, making many gamers pay attention. This isn't another Mario game, but it certainly is a ton of fun, and may just make you need a Wii U.
Time flies when you're killing Nazis, but before the horrors and gaming cliches of WWII, there was WWI, or the Great War. In the year marking one century since that war started, we finally get a war story from that period that's worth telling, but is it worth playing?
Ori and the Blind Forest came out and surprised us all at the Microsoft press conference. Developed by Moon Studios, the game shows off some beautiful hand-painted environments and stunning music. Some might compare it to Child of Light, but they shouldn't.
Two years in the making, the latest title out of the EA Sports factory is UFC. With the goal of combining excellent gameplay with realistic fighters, the game seeks to break into the sports market and make quite an impact.
A few months back, Geoff and I got some hands on time with Evolve. It made us happy and excited for the game. Now, I've gotten to play more, and I can officially tell the naysayers - there is nothing boring or repetitive about this gameplay.