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Video Games Review: NieR: Automata (PS4, 2017) is a violent, gorgeous cut above the rest

NieR: Automata is immediately recognisable as a special game, which thrives on its world, characters, mechanics and ultimately the questions it raises and how they are posed to the player. While remaining engaging and thought provoking, platinum games brings back the combat mechanics seen in their previous titles such as Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, presenting a wonderfully deep and diverse combat system, and that’s just the beginning. Top it off with a stirring soundtrack and an engaging protagonist, NieR: Automata builds upon these roots to deliver a top tier experience. Continue reading Video Games Review: NieR: Automata (PS4, 2017) is a violent, gorgeous cut above the rest

Video Games Review: Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016)

GOD, I love the Forza Horizon series. It’s everything I want in a racing game — a balance of work hard/play hard — race now, then go where you like, in whatever car you want and just enjoy the act of doing that. It’s a total breath of fresh air, especially after the endless procession of staid, serious racing sims we see in this industry (and that includes its Forza Motorsport stablemate).

Here’s the thing, though: Forza Horizon 3 is one of the strangest gaming experiences I’ve ever had. Why? Because it’s set in not one, but two cities with which I am intimately familiar. Continue reading Video Games Review: Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016)

Video Games Review: Battleborn (PS4, 2016)

Oh hey there. This is that other game. You know, the one that was overshadowed (and that’s putting it mildly) by Overwatch. While Overwatch has been a monumental success, Gearbox’s poorly timed shooter has been dealt a relative deathblow, and that comes as no fault of its own. A distinct lack of marketing or hype buried Battleborn before it got out of the gates but for those who refused to give it a shot will be missing out on a clever and enjoyable shooter.... Continue Reading