Tag Archives: PS4

Dark Souls: Remastered brings From Software’s accidental masterpiece to the Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco have announced that Dark Souls: Remastered is on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. In a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast overnight, the House of N also confirmed the game would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Continue reading Dark Souls: Remastered brings From Software’s accidental masterpiece to the Nintendo Switch

Video Games Review: OKAMI HD (PS4, Xbox One, 2017) Don’t Brush This Adventure Aside!

Some games are like a fine wine, they age so well. Especially when the original game is already a great one! The longer they’ve been out, the more widespread the fan base grows, the greater the overall feeling of nostalgia envelopes you when you finally return to it after so many long years (look at Jak and Daxter). Some games age beautifully, some do not (Skyrim?), and then there’s those titles that fall neatly in the middle, Okami HD rests on these shoulders. For the most part, it’s pure brilliance and utterly addictive and others, well you can mostly fine tune them out, but after all these years, shouldn’t these have been fixed?... Continue Reading

Games Preview: Far Cry 5 feels very familiar. Whether that sounds like good news or bad is up to you

The moment I jumped into Far Cry 5 at E3 this year, the thing that struck me was how familiar it felt. Ubisoft have been pushing a very particular vision for the series since Far Cry 2 comprehensively reworked Crytek’s 2004 original action adventure title into something more akin to survival adventure, a design template they’ve been gradually honing ever since.

But it’s actually 2016’s Far Cry Primal with which the forth coming Far Cry 5 has the most in common. Both games display a willingness to throw an interesting setting at the franchise and see how it can apply its very fine-tuned game loop to it.

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Games Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PS4, 2017): A pile of weird decisions

There’s almost no reason for you to play Destiny 2‘s first expansion, Curse of Osiris. I’ve tried to find a nicer way to frame the expansion’s futile attempts at justifying its own existence but there’s no getting around it. In a game as massive as Destiny 2, especially one that is designed to keep players coming back, Curse of Osiris feels like scraps thrown to a starving crowd. Continue reading Games Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PS4, 2017): A pile of weird decisions

Opinion: The scare campaign against Detroit: Become Human over domestic violence misses the point entirely

Quantic Dream’s forthcoming narrative-heavy adventure title Detroit: Become Human has rather abruptly found itself at the centre of a controversy regarding its month-old trailer from Paris Games Week. Continue reading Opinion: The scare campaign against Detroit: Become Human over domestic violence misses the point entirely

Sony are taking over a private residence in Sydney this week for PS4-centric Playfest 2017

The Sony Playstation team are hiring out a private residence (a safe bet is that it’s a sprawling mansion-like house) in Sydney this week for the return of Playfest. Basically it’s an opportunity to get your couch potato on a house full of enthusiastic gamers for one night only with themed immersive rooms and a plethora of systems with games old, new, and forthcoming. How forthcoming you say? Well, Far Cry 5 is just one title on the line-up.... Continue Reading

EA dumps Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions hours ahead of launch

I sense a disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices cried out in anger and were suddenly victorious. With only a few hours remaining before it officially launches in the US, EA have announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will no longer offer paid microtransactions. Continue reading EA dumps Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions hours ahead of launch