For those of you who prefer the opinions of your fellow gamers over those of professional game critics up in their ivory towers, user reviews are where its at. For many gamers, those often illegible, barely constructed sentences filled with caps and racial epithets offer greater insights in to games’ worth than those of the people who’re paid to critique. And now, those will be available on Steam.
In life, there are few certainties. Death, taxes and having a massively muscled behemoth clotheslining your body out of the ring, are just a few examples. Here’s what the critics have to say so far about WWE 2K14.
All your favorite Final Fantasy characters thrown together with the magical world of Disney - so much nostalgia! The original Kingdom Hearts was released in 2002, and now it's been tarted up for an HD update. What could possibly go wrong?
Disney Infinity may have launched already in the good ol’ US of A, but surprisingly, few sites have actually reviewed the game. I’m forking out some of my own cash for a starter pack, so expect videos and impressions soon. If you can’t wait for my humbly influential opinion though, here’s what those other websites had to say about the game.
We’ve seen plenty of great games so far this year. The Last of Us, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Injustice, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance again. We’ve also seen some that are downright terrible and smell like Batman & Robin. But Ride to Hell: Retribution just might be the worst of the lot.
Ninja Theory’s westernised reboot of Capcom’s stylish hack-and-slash Devil May Cry has been pretty divisive. Long time fans aren’t particularly enthused about Dante being an angsty, emo teen. Their bitching and moaning seems to have all been for naught though; it seems the reboot hasn’t divided critics who’re full of praise for the game. Here’s what reviewers had to say.
It’s an open secret that there are a few media outlets out there who have no issue with accepting money for higher review scores or even worse, giving high review scores in an idiotic attempt to secure extra advertising from companies.
Hitman Absolution rolls out to dispense some bar-coded bald justice on scantily clad nuns in latex tomorrow, as it the cult classic franchise returns after a lengthy absence. But can a game with an emphasis on creative solutions and single-player content really succeed in this turbulent landscape of contemporary online warzone shooters and islands infected with madness an exploding everythings? According to these scores, yes it can.
Happy backstab day guys (WHY GEOFF? WHHHYYYYYY?!)! The third core chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is officially out today, waiting for you to jump in and engage in some historical combat. And it looks like the game is a winner so far.
Assassin’s Creed III will be getting a US release tomorrow, while we’ll be getting it just a day later. Stock is already in stores and there should be no delays with the title at all. those of you eagerly chomping at the bit might be happy to know that the game’s received its first reviews – and they’re looking might promising indeed.
The latest instalment in the Resident Evil franchise is out right now, and after the zombified mess that was Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the fans are obviously eager for something new and improved in the latest undead chapter. Reviews are out for the game, and so far, the scores are more conflicted than Geoff’s sleeping patterns.
One of the most reiterated problems with the pirate-RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters, was its lack of playable pirate sailing and battles. I found this interesting, since not many have voiced that same opinion about benign transport for, say, Mass Effect.
True: You did manage to control forms of transport in all three games, from the awful Mako to the Normandy itself. But the big space battles only occurred during cutscenes: there was no Joker versus Collectors or Shepard versus space-pirates. I am glad those didn’t occur, since I was more interested in the actual brilliant RPG than the method of transportation of my characters.