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Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Fusions (Nintendo 3DS, 2017)

As a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, its newest handheld entry, Dragon Ball Fusions, was an absolute delight. Blending the colourful characters of Akira Toriyama’s ever-expanding series with surprisingly addictive turn-based gameplay, Fusions provides an entertaining and gorgeous-looking romp through the many worlds and environments of the Dragon Ball series. While it may not break new ground within the JPRG genre, the game is a satisfying journey with a simple, but effective story, and provides many hours of enjoyable gameplay. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Fusions (Nintendo 3DS, 2017)

You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

Having been ported to every other platform known to human science, Pac-ManGalagaSpace Invaders and numerous other classics of the early-to-mid Eighties are heading to Facebook. Instant Games is Facebook’s newest attempt to court the gaming market and is available in both your news feed and Facebook Messenger smartphone app. Continue reading You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, 2016) provides little evolution on the original

It was only around 18 months ago that Bandai Namco decided to run an experiment with their well-worn Dragon Ball video game license. Marrying the 3D fighter mechanics of their long-running Budokai and Tenkaichi series to an RPG-style progession system and character creation module, the result was interesting, if a little clunky and certainly put a new spin on the same battles we’ve been replaying for decades now. Xenoverse was a victim of its own ambition though, filled with dull quests, some questionable camera mechanics and bizarre spikes in the difficulty. Regardless, Bandai Namco clearly felt it was a concept worth returning to and are back with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Troublingly, after a few hours of play I found myself almost unable to tell the difference between Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and its predecessor. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, 2016) provides little evolution on the original

Gamescom 2016: New characters and story details have been revealed for Tekken 7

Fan favourite Lee Chaolan, and his alter ego, Violet, will be returning for the latest King of the Iron Fist Tournament, it was revealed at Gamescom.  Lees appearance in Tekken 7 plays into the storyline of the game through his adoption by Heihachi Mishima, who was raised to be a rival to his son Kazuya.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (PS4, 2016)

As a games critic, you spend an awful lot of time chewing through new releases and trying (and mostly failing) to stay on deadline. Every now and again, however, you’ll be given something to review that you want to savour like a delicious meal, deadlines be damned. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is a perfect example of this. Continue reading Video Games Review: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (PS4, 2016)