Category Archives: Video Games

Video Games Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PS4, 2015)

The thing about Beyond: Two Souls is that, as a video game, it’s rather bad. That might seem like an especially harsh way open a review, but a game that puts as high a premium on storytelling Beyond does means actual gameplay isn’t given a lot of consideration if it doesn’t advance the plot. This kind of game has been referred to as an interactive movie in the past and that descriptor certainly applies here, but where this year’s Until Dawn found an interesting way to play with the genre, Beyond makes me wonder why anyone would pursue it at all. Continue reading Video Games Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PS4, 2015)

Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

Lego Marvel’s Avengers needed to find a way to differentiate itself from not only its predecessor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but every other Lego game to date. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, TT Games have found their in. Continue reading Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments

Video Games Review: Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, 2015)

The round begins and we’re instantly scrambling to fortify and take up positions against the incoming enemy team. Enemy drones roll about under foot, trying to get the best possible view of what we’re up to before barrelling away to find a hiding spot from where they can watch us. The dull thud of boots on the roof heralds their arrival, followed moments later by the thunderclap of the breaching charge, a cloud of smoke and falling plaster. We’ve got nowhere to go and our only hope for survival is to work together. Continue reading Video Games Review: Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, 2015)

Video Games Review: Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4, 2015)

There’s a reason downloadable content has an unflattering reputation. It’s been used to flog everything from pointless cosmetics to extra missions to content held back from the final release in order to extort a few extra bucks from the ultra-hardcore fan with a lot of disposable income. DLC doesn’t have to suck though and Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is an example of what DLC looks like when you get it right. Continue reading Video Games Review: Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4, 2015)