All posts by Leah Williams

Games Preview: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: Cute as a Button and Twice as Shiny

It’s not often that a game leaves me open mouthed in awe at its beauty — games like Horizon Zero Dawn and The Witcher III have elicited a smaller, less impressive inhale, but Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom absolutely took my breath away. The anime style of the game is simply phenomenal, and travelling through the casino-based world of Goldpaw was a brilliant experience. Continue reading Games Preview: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: Cute as a Button and Twice as Shiny

Games Preview: Soul Calibur VI Will Make A Man Out of You

The Soul Calibur series makes its long awaited return in 2018, after a six-year layoff. Soul Calibur V featured brilliant gameplay, and an all-star cast, and included fan favourite Assassin’s Creed character Ezio Auditore – joining a long line of guest appearances from the likes of Heihachi Mishima, Darth Vader, Spawn, Link and Kratos. Known for its sheer ridiculousness and over the top action, the newest Soul Calibur retains all the things you know and love about the series. Continue reading Games Preview: Soul Calibur VI Will Make A Man Out of You

Games Review: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, 2018): “I Don’t Like Sand”

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a game about cause and effect – the consequences of fate, and how the smallest decisions can change an entire history. In Radiant Historia, the kingdom of Vainqueur is under siege on all sides. Tensions are rising in the cities of Alistel and Granorg, and a mysterious force known as the Sand Plague is decimating the lands food supplies. Continue reading Games Review: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, 2018): “I Don’t Like Sand”

Come On and Slam with Brand New WWE SuperCard Event Packs

WWE SuperCard took me largely by surprise. It’s easy to be cynical about mobile titles, particularly with their consistent reliance on microtransactions and invasive advertising, but WWE SuperCard largely avoids those common pitfalls with robust gameplay and a multitude of fun modes to keep you occupied. Continue reading Come On and Slam with Brand New WWE SuperCard Event Packs

Games Hands On: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Takes the Fight to the Streets

In Yakuza 6, you can put a dude’s head into a microwave at a convenience store and have the store assistant fry him to death with the push of a button. Aside from being wildly impractical and likely causing lifelong trauma for all involved, the fatality underscores the inherent wildness and absurd humour of the game. Continue reading Games Hands On: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Takes the Fight to the Streets

Games Review: Final Fantasy Dissidia NT (PS4, 2018): Fight for your Right

The premise of Final Fantasy‘s Dissidia spin-offs is one we’ve all seen before – the heroes and villains of World A get transported to World B for some wild, yet justifiable reason, and are then thrust into a battle for their lives and the fate of the world. It’s no different here, with Dissidia NT beginning with characters from every major Final Fantasy title finding themselves stranded in the aptly named ‘World B,’ upon which war is being waged. Continue reading Games Review: Final Fantasy Dissidia NT (PS4, 2018): Fight for your Right

Games Review: Monster Hunter World (PS4, 2018): Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

I’m ashamed to say that I’m a latecomer to the Monster Hunter franchise, with my first taste of monster hunting goodness coming late last year in the delightful Monster Hunter Stories. Given that I enjoyed the title so much, I was looking forward to World, but didn’t realise how much it would blow me away. It’s rare that a title immediately grabs you and immerses you so fully in its world, but from the opening scenes, I was hooked. Continue reading Games Review: Monster Hunter World (PS4, 2018): Shining, Shimmering, Splendid