If there’s one JRPG series out there that doesn’t get nearly enough love in the West, it has to be Dragon Quest. It’s a franchise that has been knocking around since 1986, although it wasn’t until 2005 when the series stopped publishing itself as Dragon Warriors and started growing the Quest brand. A new game is on the way, Dragon Quest Heroes, for both old and new consoles. And I like what I’m seeing.
Chances are that if you’re playing anything online this week, it’s Evolve. The asymmetrical multiplayer shooter released today on console and PC, and it’s best played with other human beings online. If you’re playing on PS4, you might a have few issues with PSN on Thursday.
If there's one genre of gaming I’ve never really been grabbed by, it’s JRPGs. I’ve tried games numerous times, and fully understand why a lot of them are fantastic games, but I’m just not as hooked by them as most fans. That said, it’s hard not to like what’s going on in the new Persona 5 trailer – even if you aren’t exactly sure what’s going on.
We may be using some new hardware in our living rooms, but the process of acquiring and playing a game is generally still the same. We buy a game, we install it and then we play it while moaning endlessly about that one cheap bastard of a boss that is almost impossible to defeat. But on the other end of the spectrum, there happen to be free to play games that are making an impact. And by impact, I mean a jackhammering of success on home consoles.
What's old is new. At least, that's the saying. While some people have already jumped into the new generation, and others (like Darryn) have even abandoned the old generation consoles, many people are still playing the newest games on PS3 and Xbox 360. Our best game for old consoles certainly makes them feel new once more.
2014 is most likely the final year for any cross-console games. It’s a transition that we’ve gone through before, from the PlayStation 1 and N64 days, all the way up to the latest devices as players hop from PS3 to PS4 and Xbox 360 to Xbox One. As you might imagine, there’s always going to be a gap between games released across generations. But right now, that divide is simply massive.
Resogun may not have been my first PlayStation 4 game, but it very certainly is one of the very best that I’ve ever played on that console. And now, it looks like the older generation will be getting a chance to keep humans on their lawn.
Aren’t we just the luckiest bunch this year. We’re getting not one, but two different Assassin’s Creed titles launching within a week of each other. The one kicks off a new era for the franchise, with revamped gameplay and a brand new time period. But before all of that there was the American saga, and this launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue sets up the conclusion beautifully.
We all know that GTA V is going to look prettier than a gift-wrapped Ferrari under your Christmas tree. After all, I’d be disappointed if the game wasn’t fielding some shinier tech when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But how pretty does it actually look then?
If I have to be honest, Destiny has been a massive let down for me. I've grown bored of Bungie's MMO-like shooter very quickly, and I know I'm not the only one. But that doesn't mean no one is playing Destiny. In fact, a lot of people still are - who are all looking forward to the first expansion which now has a release date.
I’M AFRAID I’VE GOT SOME BAAAAAAAAAD NEWS FOR YOU! WWE 2K15 is promising to revitalise the sports entertainment genre with rivalries, updated rosters and visuals that you can most definitely see. Provided that you’re getting a current-gen version that is. But if you’re stuck with an older console (A running theme today it seems), then you might be in for a WWE game that’s about to lay some Sweet Chin Music on your moderate expectations.
We’re entering that time of year where all the biggest and blockbusteriest games are on their way. While money doesn’t always guarantee success, it certainly does help and you’ll most likely be hard-pressed to find a game that actually gets downright slammed by all the critics. That doesn’t mean that 2014 hasn’t had some bad games so far. Hell, it’s had some of the very worst games ever released actually. Here’s a look at the games that smelt like Batman Forever.
It's now more rare for a game to launch without a Season Pass than with one. Sometimes the post launch content on offer justifies the extra little cash injection, as is the case with Far Cry 4. You're getting single-player, co-op and multiplayer content, as well as a little trip into a Yeti's den. I highly doubt he'll be as cuddly as I hope.