Despite having only two games in the series, Dragon Age has a surprisingly chequered past. Origins was like a gift from The Maker himself, harking back to the RPG eras of old and delivering an all-round stellar experience. Dragon Age II, although not terrible, failed to live up to the first's exceptional standards - an odd thing to say about a BioWare game. Inquisition is not the same Dragon Age as Origins, but it manages to take the best of both previous games and deliver something truly spellbinding.
Over the past few weeks we’ve all been amazed at the massive improvement in graphics that Rockstar has shoved into their Xbox One and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and the early videos and screenshots showed a near parity between the Xbox One version and the PS4, however it’s not true.
From Software promised to give us more details about Bloodborne, and they certainly delivered. From new information on levels and characters to weapons and enemies, there is a bunch inside, including some gruesome new screens.
Thus far, exclusives on the consoles haven't been too mind blowing. I know the Halo fans among you are seeing the Master Chief Collection as the best reason to have an Xbox One, but for many there just haven't been new games to steal our hearts on one platform or another. Both consoles have some cool exclusives lined up for next year, and it seems Sony just grabbed another one.
A year since the new generation console have launched and it seems that the first battle was won by Sony. The PS4 has been selling fast and furious, but EA's Chief Financial Officer says that things are shifting in the market.
By now, most of you are re-cruising through San Andreas, taking advantage of a bump in textures while Trevor takes advantage of a bump of coke inside GTA V. There’s no denying that GTA V looks simply marvellous with some proper horses under the console hood. But more importantly, which console does it look better on? Who gets to take home the bragging rights?
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Demos may be deader than Geoff’s regular sleeping habits, but the closest thing we’ve got to trying and maybe buying a game comes in the form of PlayStation 4’s Share Play feature. Part of the suite of new features from system update 2.0, Share Play allowed gamers to invite a second pal over the magic of the interwebs, to share an hour of gaming. Most games support the rather nifty idea. Games that don’t rhyme with Schmifa that is.
While Sony regularly has sales, it’s seldom that PlayStation 4 games are included in the discounts. Not this time. they’ve launched a great big PS4 specific sale in European territories. With double discounts for PlayStation Plus members, there are some great deals to be had.
It’s becoming increasingly rare these days to get a new game, and be able to play it without having to patch the damned thing. The very thing that made consoles such a hassle-free gaming environment has all but disappeared, leaving console gamers at the mercy of a myriad of patches and updates. Assassin’s Creed Unity had a rather large day one update, and it seems that GTA V will too.
Assassin's Creed Unity is out this Friday and so far the reviews are not as amazing as I would've hoped. I still want to play the game, out of a deep love for the franchise and even deeper one for the French Revolution, but I can't help but already feel disappointed. Only decision to make now is which platform to get it one - and it's looking like Xbox One is the better option.
Bloodborne is one of the most anticipated PS4 exclusives coming next year. It appears to build upon all the lessons learned from Souls games, and will harness the power of the new generation console to bring us the most impressively horrifying game to date. But it needs a bit more time for release.
Assassin's Creed: Unity is the first of two core entries into the franchise this year, taking the weight of old consoles off its shoulders and aiming to act as a new ear for Ubisoft's beloved franchise. A new assassin, a new time period and refined gameplay. Unity is meant to set the bar for the future, but do critics think it reached high enough?
Confession time: I never finished Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, I don't think I've ever played a GTA title to completion. Somewhere along the line I get really bored - although I do think I should give Los Santos one more shot. And judging by the launch trailer, it's going to look prettier than ever.
Video game piracy. It’s one of the oldest and ugliest parts of the industry that just never seems to go away. No matter how advanced the hardware and the software that runs it, you can bet that sooner or later such machines and games will be hacked, allowing the scurvier side of the industry to get away with blatant theft. But with the current generation of gaming, that has yet to happen.