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Games Review: Rugby 18 (PS4, 2017) doesn’t seem to understand how rugby works

If you, or someone you know, could be considered a fan of rugby then there might come a point in your life where playing Rugby 18 seems like a good idea. I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that that won’t be true. That way lies disappointment and regret because in Rugby 18, developer Eko Software have created a digital representation of a popular sport so fundamentally broken that it makes WWE 2K18 look polished. Continue reading Games Review: Rugby 18 (PS4, 2017) doesn’t seem to understand how rugby works

EA and DICE retool Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot box and progression systems

Following player ire regarding Star Wars Battlefront II‘s implementation of loot box and XP progression systems during the game’s last beta period, Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced a re-balancing of both systems in time for launch. Continue reading EA and DICE retool Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot box and progression systems

Games Review: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Xbox One, 2017): Complexity and nuance with a hint of dead Nazi

Oh boy, where does one start with an experience like the one Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus offers? The second game in a week to prove that the single-player experience as we know it is still very much alive and well, Wolfenstein II is the kind of shooter we haven’t had in a while — one with a lot on its mind and a willingness, some might say a fevered desire, to push its audience’s buttons. Continue reading Games Review: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Xbox One, 2017): Complexity and nuance with a hint of dead Nazi

Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

Christmas arrived a little early this year. PlayStation’s media conference kicked off Paris Games Week with a bang — some solid AAA trailers and a metric tonne of fabulous indie titles to look forward to. There’s a lot to cover so we’ve put every trailer Sony had to show off in one place just because we love you. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

Paris Games Week 2017: The Last of Us Part II gets a brutal new trailer

Sony have unveiled a brand new trailer for Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last of Us Part II during their Paris Games Week media conference. The trailer is curiously devoid of any appearance by series heroes Ellie or Joel, but does feature another popular Naughty Dog player. It is also not for the squeamish. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2017: The Last of Us Part II gets a brutal new trailer

Games Review [PROVISIONAL]: Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4, 2017): Something borrowed, something new

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a greatest hits of modern action-adventure game design. In seeking to update the series’ ageing core mechanics and design, Origins looks to its genre stablemates to see what they’re doing and where it can’t subtly imitate them, it copies them brazenly instead. What surprised me the most about this smash-and-grab design philosophy is how cohesive the end result is. Continue reading Games Review [PROVISIONAL]: Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4, 2017): Something borrowed, something new

Games Review: The Evil Within 2 (PS4, 2017): Great survival horror that fights through its flaws

The Evil Within 2 is an interesting sequel of sorts. If falls into a weird mix of fun, frustrating, wonderfully weird and scary all at the same time. While it’s not a bad game by any means, but for every positive, there’s a negative. Presenting players with a sequel that attempts to carry on an already ridiculous plot, you would think there’s no reason to come back to this franchise. But you would be surprised, as I found it managed to keep me coming back for more. Continue reading Games Review: The Evil Within 2 (PS4, 2017): Great survival horror that fights through its flaws

Games Review: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4, 2017): A great racing sim, but fails to take first place

Gran Turismo Sport is one of the most interesting racing titles I’ve played in years. This is for many different reasons, some good, and some surprisingly bad. While it has its rough edges, rest assured this is most definitely a great game with a ton of things to love — but dated and bland ideas rear their ugly heads at such inappropriate times, it’s kind of astounding. Continue reading Games Review: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4, 2017): A great racing sim, but fails to take first place

Big Ant’s Ashes Cricket to include women’s teams, releases first screens

Melbourne developer Big Ant are no strangers to including women’s teams in their cricket titles.  Last year’s Don Bradman Cricket 17 also featured women’s cricket in prominent modes and the developer’s newest title, Ashes Cricket, is doing the same. Ashes Cricket will also go the extra step of authentically modelling popular, real world female players in the same level of detail as the game’s male players. Continue reading Big Ant’s Ashes Cricket to include women’s teams, releases first screens