Review Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Oct 2014

Elpis. A barren and dangerous moon orbiting the alien planet of Pandora. Majestic, scarred and teeming with life, I stood on a cliff and surveyed an outback frontier where bullets were cheap and life less so. I gazed at a herd of majestic Kragons, beasts that were content to wander aimlessly on the plains of Elpis. And then I butt-stomped the f*** out of those rock-skinned monstrosities.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 27 Oct 2014

The survival/horror genre seemed to be almost dead a few years back. However, with the help of a bunch of terrifying indies, and some new horror games from various studios, it seems to be making a comeback. The Evil Within was supposed to revive the terror, but can it really bring the fear?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Oct 2014

Sunset Overdrive has a lot riding on its shoulders. It stands as the Xbox One’s first major holiday exclusive – a deciding factor between picking up the console this holiday season or not. It also comes from a team of seasoned action game veterans, who are eager to show off a game they’ve always dreamed of making. Sunset Overdrive definitely isn’t a game for everyone, but it’s certainly one action junkies should play.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Oct 2014

I won’t lie to you: This job isn’t exactly easy. But it does have perks, such as your hair going grey early and playing the latest games a little bit earlier than everyone elseso that you can get a review out in time for launch day. We’re busy with one such game right now, Sunset Overdrive. And we need your help on this one.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Oct 2014

Audio is now more important than ever. From your regular built-in sound cards for the average consumer, to the dedicated bits of hardware that can now be purchased for cleaner audio, there are plenty of options out there. But what if you want the very best? What if money isn’t an issue for you? That’s where the Asus Essence Mark II comes in. It’s high-level audio at a high-level price. But sweet Dolby, does it deliver on that price tag.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 17 Oct 2014

It’s that time of the year again. Actually it was that time last month, but our review copies only arrived late so we couldn’t bring you the breaking news that FIFA 15 is pretty much FIFA 14 with a new number on the end.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 15 Oct 2014

Whenever I write about the awesome toys from SteelSeries, you lot jump all over me to tell me that despite being wonderful accessories, you simply can't afford them. Well, here is a headset in the budget range. Can SteelSeries make something worthwhile for less cash, or should they just stick to the high end stuff?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Oct 2014

You’ve already read the best coolest acceptable not so bad my review for Bayonetta 2. I hope. Dammit folks, I need this validation! Ahem, but there are other reviews out there. And much like your thoughts on that strange growth that is spreading on your face, it might be time for a second opinion. Which I wholeheartedly recommend doing anyway. So here’s a look at what other people have to say about Bayonetta 2 so far.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 13 Oct 2014

I’ve been a fan of the Canon DSLR series for quite some years now and my current weapon of choice is the Canon 600D, this is the one we use for most of our Lazygamer interviews and so far it has been a perfect combination of a great HD video camera and a static photo taker.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Oct 2014

The original Bayonetta promised players “non-stop climax action” back in 2010. It certainly delivered -  with a game that was equal parts story and over-the-top escapades. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine any game overthrowing the first Bayonetta from that throne, making the hurdle for the sequel that almost never was, that much higher. Bayonetta 2 doesn’t stray too far from that formula, but for the most part, it’s a far better game than the original ever was.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Oct 2014

When Killer Instinct was announced last year at the Microsoft E3 press conference, the crowd in attendance went ultra-nuts. This was a fighting game franchise that was more revered than the Pope, despite there only being two core games released since 1994. Two decades later, and the game is back for another round of high-energy combos and ultra finishers. And this Killer Instinct may just be the purest fighting game on the market today.

Posted by Nick de Bruyne - 08 Oct 2014

Developed by Evolution Studios (the folks behind the popular Motorstorm series) DriveClub promises to grace the PlayStation 4 with gorgeous visuals and intense racing action, glued together with a connected online club system. The big question is whether or not it delivers on its promises and provides the PlayStation 4 with a solid new exclusive racing franchise for fans of the more casual, less real-driving-simulator side of racing.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 07 Oct 2014

My very first encounter with Super Smash Bros. was with Brawl on the Wii. Prior to purchase, I knew nothing about the game other than that it took a bunch of Nintendo’s characters (and some other memorable franchises), and put them all in one crazy arena fighter. It was one of my most pleasant gaming surprises  – I absolutely loved it! I often took my console to a friend’s house so we could play on his projector. I honestly thought the transition to a handheld console would somehow ruin the game I grew to love. I’m happy to say that my concerns are invalid.