Tag Archives: PS4

Video Games Review: Lego Dimensions (Xbox One, 2015)

TT Games’ franchise of Lego video games has become a powerhouse since its experimental beginnings in Lego Star Wars back in 2005, but despite the many sequels across many different properties, not a huge amount has changed mechanically since then. Lego Dimensions feels like TT Games’ vehement answer to that criticism. “Fine, you want different? How’s this for different?!” Continue reading Video Games Review: Lego Dimensions (Xbox One, 2015)

Video Games Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 (PS4, 2015)

There was a moment not five minutes into Disney Infinity 3.0 that made me wonder if the developers had been reading my dream journal. The moment in question was a wonderful sequence that featured the Millennium Falcon in a Star Fox-esque on-rails shooter through an asteroid belt. That’s a game I didn’t even know I wanted until that precise moment and it set the tone for everything that followed.
Continue reading Video Games Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 (PS4, 2015)

Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)

Hideo Kojima is clearly very torn about leaving his Metal Gear series behind after nearly 30 years. The fact that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain spends a lot of time on the notion of losing a part of yourself, physically and mentally, illustrates this. Kojima leverages the phenomenon of phantom limb pain – the body believing a limb that is no longer attached to your body is still there, often still sending pain signals to the brain – to communicate his sense of loss. The thing is, once you clock the game, you may start to feel a phantom pain all of your own. Continue reading Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)