Category Archives: Xbox One

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

Games Preview: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One/PC, 2018): Survival of the fittest

“When we announced State of Decay 2 last year, we were prepared for cries of ‘Do we really need another zombie game?'” says Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain during his short intro to our little group of games journos at Soultrap Bar in Surry Hills. “Our answer was yes.” It’s the kind of emphatic ‘yes’ I’ve heard before, the kind that only comes from creatives pitching an idea they really believe in. It’s the yes of someone who sees the not only the value, but the point of difference in what they’re trying to make. Strain isn’t wrong to insist his game is different. Within the zombie survival genre, State of Decay 2 is doing things you don’t see that often. Continue reading Games Preview: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One/PC, 2018): Survival of the fittest

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: 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: Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4, 2018) offers a deep and realistic, yet fun and captivating medieval experience

Kingdom Come: Deliverance attempts to give players a realistic medieval action-RPG, complete with a dense and diverse open world. Being heavily based on historical fact, the experience is mostly aimed at history buffs, but can also be enjoyed by casual fans thanks to its capable combat mechanics. Continue reading Games Review: Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4, 2018) offers a deep and realistic, yet fun and captivating medieval experience

Wolfenstein II‘s new DLC is here to gift you with a Silent Death

Wolfenstein II‘s latest DLC, The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, came out recently on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It’s the second DLC out of a scheduled three, available with the Freedom Chronicles Season Pass or the Digital Deluxe Edition of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Continue reading Wolfenstein II‘s new DLC is here to gift you with a Silent Death