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Games Review: Mortal Kombat X (PS4, 2015)

With Mortal Kombat 9 receiving such universal acclaim, heralded as a major revitalisation for the long-running and controversial series, and deemed ‘the best MK so far’, it’s only right that Mortal Kombat X completely top it’s predecessor. With the NetherRealm team jogging in the right direction, they have managed to take make their first foray into next-gen gaming their best, most fun, and most violent outing yet. And isn’t that to be expected? Continue reading Games Review: Mortal Kombat X (PS4, 2015)

Games Review: Battlefield Hardline (PS4, 2015)

Battlefield Hardline takes the venerable combat FPS series in some pretty new directions. Eschewing military combat for a cops-vs-robbers angle, Hardline works hard to make the most of it’s premise. If you’re reading this review, it’s probably to find out what the game’s multiplayer is like – Battlefield’s multi has long been it’s big draw. But for first-time Battlefield developers Visceral (best known for the Dead Space series), Hardline, it seems the multiplayer simply wasn’t the focus. Continue reading Games Review: Battlefield Hardline (PS4, 2015)

Tech Review: PlayStation 4 Remote Play on the Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone

A few months ago, we brought you our review of Sony’s Xperia Z3 smartphone. At the time, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Remote Play functionality wasn’t available at the time and we weren’t able to include it in the review. With Remote Play now well-and-truly rolled out, we decided to revisit our review and talk a little bit about how we found it. Continue reading Tech Review: PlayStation 4 Remote Play on the Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone

Games Review: Life is Strange – Episode 1 (PlayStation 4, 2015)

Life is Strange – Episode One, like its protagonist Max, is kind of a weird kid. Part Twin Peaks, part Juno, with just a pinch of Veronica Mars, it borrows liberally from the episodic point-and-click formula that’s been so successful for Telltale Games. It does, however, try to present something we haven’t seen in the genre before and, in that endeavour, is mostly successful. Continue reading Games Review: Life is Strange – Episode 1 (PlayStation 4, 2015)

Games Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4, 2014)

If you, gentle reader, are anything like me then you might spend an inordinate amount of time lamenting the near-extinction of couch co-op as a multiplayer component. All but gone are the days of having a few friends over and playing a game together on the same screen, in the same room, competitively or cooperatively. Thankfully, Crystal Dynamics hasn’t given up on couch co-op just yet, as evidenced by Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, their second twin-stick shooter/loot-em-up starring the legendary Tomb Raider herself. Continue reading Games Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4, 2014)

Games Review: LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4, 2014)

LittleBigPlanet 3 is the first main title in Sony’s long-running series of creativity-focused platformers not to be developed by series creators Media Molecule. Developers Sumo Digital have been tasked with taking Sackboy on it’s latest adventure and, though they do a respectable job for the most part, LittleBigPlanet 3 still falls short of everything it promised it would be during it’s development. Continue reading Games Review: LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4, 2014)

Games Review: Destiny (PS4, 2014)

Destiny is an ambitious FPS/MMO hybrid by console shooter demagogues Bungie and published by the similarly monolithic Activision, it’s a game that wears it’s Halo-inspired DNA proudly on its sleeve. It’s a game that is determined to be different, to stride into this new hardware generation and show us something we’ve never seen before. In this, it succeeds spectacularly in some areas and leaves you rather cold in others. Continue reading Games Review: Destiny (PS4, 2014)

Games Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PS4, 2014)

Naughty Dog’s decision to remaster their newly crowned PS3 masterwork The Last of Us and release it on PlayStation 4 around a year after it’s initial release just seemed like a weird move. Despite the studio’s hard-won integrity and reputation for excellent content, it felt like they were attempting to trade on the enormous goodwill and ever-growing fan base the game had inspired, and the announcement was met with widespread cynicism. It’s time to eat crow, you guys. We should have known better than to doubt. Continue reading Games Review: The Last of Us Remastered (PS4, 2014)