Review Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Nov 2014

War? What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Good god y’all! When you think about it, war truly is a terrible monster. Not every civilian is gifted enough to be an unstoppable pair of hands with a healing factor stolen from the Wolverine, capable of surviving various bullets to the face and grenades to the groin. It takes a special kind of person to survive war. It quite honestly takes a bastard who is willing to do anything to live another day. Fortunately, I happen to be an even bigger bastard in This War Of Mine.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 25 Nov 2014

The PS4 doesn't just have AAA titles - it also shows off some impressive indie games. Tennis in the Face is designed to be a quirky and funny little physics game, filled with silly references and unique level design. So is it an ace or a love?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Nov 2014

I received my copy of Assassin's Creed Unity later than the rest of the reviewing world, it seems. I was actually happy about this - it meant that I played the entirety of the game after the Day One patch was released. So, is Ubisoft's most ambitious Assassin's Creed game worthwhile, or does it still smell like a French cliché?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 21 Nov 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Nov 2014

Sometimes, all you need is a simple idea in order to create a challenging game. Tower defense games have been kicking around for ages now, finding a particular groove on mobile defenses. At the top of that heap, you’ll find two gems in particular, Kingdom Rush and its sequel, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers. The latest sequel, Kingdom Rush: Origins, doesn’t reinvent the wheel for this franchise. But it polishes up the action for a superb and addictive experience that’ll have you tapping away into the wee hours of the morning.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 20 Nov 2014

A good mouse could mean the difference between life and death. Who was that snotty email for – your boss or the company that gave you poor service? Chances are, a bad mouse will result in a missclick, sending it off to your boss, which will inevitably lead to the loss of your job. This is all hypothetical of course, but it could happen! With this in mind, I took the Logitech M280 for a spin. Are its clicks accurate enough to keep you your job?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Nov 2014

If any console has had a truly blockbuster year, it has to be the Wii U. You look at the games released this year on that device, and Nintendo was batting for a six all the way, klapping hit after hit out of the park. Super Smash Bros brings the Nintendo 2014 release schedule to a close essentially. And that game is ending the year with a bang.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Nov 2014

Welcome young trainer, to the world of Pokémon! I’m sure that you have many questions to ask, such as “Which is the best starter?”, “Are the Legendary Pokémon real?” and “Why are my Pokeballs oozing blood?”. But before I can answer any of those questions without incriminating myself any further, we need to take a look at the review scores for the latest Pokémon game, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 18 Nov 2014

LittleBigPlanet is one of the PlayStation brand’s darlings. Created by Media Molecule early in the PlayStation 3’s life, it brought about a particular ethos: Play. Create. Share – well before Minecraft even existed.  Since then, users have created over 8 million levels using the game’s built-in tools. That’s quite a legacy for new series developer Sumo Digital to live up to with its first stab at the series.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Nov 2014

Picking out a keyboard used to be easy. Does it have the right keys? Check. Does it look sturdy? Double check. Does it come with some  fancy features that make it stand out? Check again. You can still pretty much do that, but gaming keyboards in particular come with more features and buttons than the dashboard on the Starship Enterprise. Or at least Logitech's new G910 does.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 13 Nov 2014

The Muppets have been around for years, no… decades. The lovable bunch are known by many, even if they haven’t shown up frequently in recent times. Their latest appearance is in The Muppets Movie Adventures, a Vita exclusive which has the colourful cast acting out  various movies in platforming sequences. It’s a decent premise for a game on paper. The problem in execution though is that the only part of this game that is truly Muppets is in the skin it is presented in. Everything else is mediocre or lifeless. Sometimes both.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 13 Nov 2014

The last generation console's Assassin's Creed game hasn't been getting as much attention as the shiny new one. This a crying shame. With Assassin's Creed Rogue, Ubisoft has reached the pinnacle of the Assassin's Creed experience, and even made me feel better about previous iterations.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Nov 2014

If there’s one franchise that has managed to change with the times while holding onto it’s core identity, it has to be Halo. What was once an Apple exclusive during the early days of development quickly became one of the flagship franchises of Microsoft and its burgeoning Xbox division. Halo: Combat Evolved was simply put, the reason to own an Xbox when it launched way back in 2001. Fast forward more than a decade, and that one game has spawned sequels, spin-offs and various other additions throughout a range of media.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Nov 2014

Party games are necessary for any gamer, or human being. When friends come around, it can be such a blast to play board games or drinking games, but party video games are equally awesome. Singstar Ultimate Party has come to PS4 and allows everyone to join in the fun, even without a mic. But is it the best singing party game that you can get?