All posts by Alexander Raso

Our Hands-On with Dishonored 2 leaves us confident of a richer, tighter sequel

Blinking about the world of Dishonored 2, I immediately fell into the rhythm of its 2012 predecessor. The slice of gameplay I got to explore was intriguing to say the least. My target: “Grand inventor of The Duke” and creator of the Clockwork soldier Kirin Jindosh. The hostage: Royal Physician Anton Sokolov. Inside the clockwork mansion, I am to dispose of the former and rescue the latter, and I can accomplish my objectives in either order. Continue reading Our Hands-On with Dishonored 2 leaves us confident of a richer, tighter sequel

Video Games Review: World of Warcraft: Legion (PC, 2016)

12 years. 12 years is a long time to carry an MMO, or any game at all. I should know, I’ve been playing the thing since launch. Having learnt from some of the mistakes made in Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard have ensured that expansion 6 of World of Warcraft takes the game in a very healthy  direction in a vast number of ways. Legion brings a new level cap of 110, the new Demon hunter class, a new continent, a whole new set of character animations and a great deal of gameplay improvements. Most importantly, the expansion is nicely front-loaded and content heavy. In short: Legion delivers. Continue reading Video Games Review: World of Warcraft: Legion (PC, 2016)

Video Games Interview: CD Projekt Red’s Jamie Bury talks The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Boasting over 30 hours of quests, 14000 lines of dialogue, more than 30 new weapons, more than 20 new monsters, game-changing “mutations” and a fresh user interface, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s next campaign DLC Blood and Wine, looks to be a fitting send-off for Geralt of Rivia. Continue reading Video Games Interview: CD Projekt Red’s Jamie Bury talks The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Hands-on with Overwatch on Xbox One

The “hallowed ground” that is FPS, as Overwatch Lead Game Designer Jeff Kaplan puts it, is one of the final frontiers for the Blizzard to really explore. Being a diehard PC gamer, I generally give console games, particularly console FPS, a wide berth. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of scoffing when I heard about Overwatch‘s announcement; the thought of a Blizzard console FPS seemed a little too optimistic. After playing it myself on the Xbox One for several hours at Blizzard in Sydney however, I quickly had to eat my own words. Continue reading Hands-on with Overwatch on Xbox One

Video Games Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, 2016)

If you’ve been following the development of the StarCraft IP over the last decade or so, you’ll surely have heard of the fan-favourite Terran ghost, namely November Annabella Terra, or Nova for short. The character was to appear in her own title, aptly named StarCraft: Ghost, however the project was sadly canned in 2005. Now she returns to the RTS in Nova Covert Ops – 9 new DLC missions for StarCraft II. Continue reading Video Games Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, 2016)

Watch The Division‘s new PC trailer in 60FPS

Ahead of Tom Clancy’s The Division launch next week, Ubisoft have released a new PC trailer for the game, showcasing beautifully immersive features such as volumetric fog, dynamic global illumination, real-time environment destruction and realistic weather particle effects on taking place in its open world environment. The kicker? All in gorgeous 60fps.... Continue Reading