Category Archives: PS4

Games Review: Onrush (PS4, 2018): Who said arcade racers were dead?

Onrush immediately throws itself onto you as a weird, quirky and sometimes downright crazy experience. However, it’s an experience which I haven’t come across in a while, and to my surprise, it’s some of the most fun I’ve had in a racing title in recent memory. Developers Evolution Studios of Driveclub and Motorstorm fame have created the foundation for Onrush, as it blends an insanely colourful visual pallet with an inventive and downright addictive gameplay loop. Continue reading Games Review: Onrush (PS4, 2018): Who said arcade racers were dead?

Games Review: Dark Souls Remastered (PS4, 2018): If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

The classic game that started it all has returned, this time to the next generation of consoles. It’s hard to define just what makes the Dark Souls series so damn good, but upon playing the original 7 years after it’s 2011 release, I couldn’t think of a better way to return to one of the most wildly original (and infuriating) experiences in recent memory. Continue reading Games Review: Dark Souls Remastered (PS4, 2018): If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Games Review: Conan Exiles (PS4, 2018): A flawed yet engaging survival experience

Let me tell you a story of a man destined for greatness. A barbarian, brutally carving his way through a desolate and dangerous land, where only the strongest will survive. These were the days of high adventure! However, I’m not sure where Conan Exiles fits into this mould. Bringing many elements to the table, it’s clear from the get-go that Conan Exiles is a survival based experience inspired by the likes of Ark: Survival Evolved and Rust. Developer Funcom manages to implement some of its mechanics in interesting and engaging ways, as Conan Exiles aims to capitalise on an ever evolving genre, that acts as both its salvation and its demise. Continue reading Games Review: Conan Exiles (PS4, 2018): A flawed yet engaging survival experience

The Art of War: A Brief, Personal History of Santa Monica Studios and God of War

I’ve been thinking about God of War a lot lately. Over the course of this piece, I wanted to discuss the memories I had from the very beginning of the God of War video game series, while briefly touching on the history of their releases, the change of directors and the profitable growth of the little-known studio that could, ‘Santa Monica Studios’. From being a fairly unknown small development studio to a juggernaut of the PlayStation empire. I bring you my version of the history of God of War. Continue reading The Art of War: A Brief, Personal History of Santa Monica Studios and God of War

Games Review: Extinction (PS4, 2018): A Giant Disappointment

Extinction offers up an interesting premise that I was personally drawn to. Being a fan of The Shadow of the Colossus, which this game seems to borrow elements from, it seemed like a no-brainer. What we get however, is an underdeveloped pot of mediocrity that pulls off a few neat tricks, while ultimately crumbling under the weight of its overwhelming flaws. Continue reading Games Review: Extinction (PS4, 2018): A Giant Disappointment

Games Review: Metal Gear Survive (PS4, 2018) is tough to live through

To put it simply, Metal Gear Survive should not exist. Before evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the title, one must first address the point of its existence in the first place. The Metal Gear series is famous for its stealth mechanics and intriguing story about the changing landscapes of technology in our world, topped off with deep, nuanced and nostalgic characters, like Big Boss and Solid Snake. Metal Gear Survive is none of this. Continue reading Games Review: Metal Gear Survive (PS4, 2018) is tough to live through

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