As I write this, three days after a rather bumpy launch, its clear that Sea of Thieves is a bit of a mixed bag. There are things that I love about it, there are things that I don’t love about it and there are things that I feel are not particularly well understood by those who are currently complaining about it online. Is it a good game though? The simple answer is yes, provided you are playing with four friends you can trust. Continue reading Games Review: Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, 2018): Pirates could happen to anyone
It’s been around six months sine Assassin’s Creed Origins arrived and in that time, the game has proven itself to be one with legs. With Curse of the Pharaohs, the game’s latest and largest DLC expansion to date, Ubisoft looks to keep Bayek’s adventure rolling with a trip to Thebes. Continue reading Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs DLC (Xbox One X, 2018): Zoinks, gang, it’s a mummy
If Burnout Paradise Remastered does anything, it makes the EA of 2008 look like a benevolent creativity incubator when compared to the strife-prone publisher of today. For one thing, the game is great fun. For another, its clear that developer Criterion was given the room they needed to properly execute on their vision. It’s a reminder that EA hasn’t always forced the Frostbite engine on you or their developers. It’s a throwback to a time when the only post launch revenue streams we had to worry about were three reasonably-priced DLC packs and a bunch of free content drops.
So, rather than give people any further reason to ruminate on the disastrous year that was EA’s 2017, it makes sense that they’d kick 2018 off with a bit of a throwback to the good old days.
When I was a kid, third party controllers were to be scoffed at. There was always one janky unofficial controller in the set that no-one wanted to use on Multiplayer Night. Times have changed though and the third-party peripheral market has never been quite this robust. Razer’s latest tilt at a high quality controller is an interesting one — the Wolverine Tournament Edition is a controller built for PC and Xbox One users alike but with high-tier esports play in mind. Continue reading Tech Review: Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition PC/Xbox One Controller: Pushing your buttons
Attack on Titan has struck a chord with audiences, reaching a level of popularity at home and in the West that many of its contemporaries can only dream of. A video game adaptation was only a matter of time. With 2016’s successful A.o.T.: Wings of Freedom under their belts, developer Omega Force returns for the sequel. We spoke briefly to producer Hisashi Koinuma via email about what the team learned from the original game and how they’re planning to take the sequel to new heights. Continue reading Games Interview: A.o.T. 2 producer Hisashi Koinuma on lessons learned and taking the series in new directions
For those of you partial to a bit of For Honor in your downtime, life is about to get a lot more bearable. One year after the game’s launch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will notice the game’s team-based, medieval-era multiplayer will run much more smoothly thanks to the rollout of dedicated servers around the world. Continue reading One year after launch, For Honor just got dedicated servers
3D Realms knows what they’re good at — old school, fast-paced, gore-soaked 90’s shooters. Who better to create a genre throwback than one of the very developers who pioneered it — using their own original engine no less? Continue reading We are obsessed with the trailer for 3D Realms’ new shooter, Ion Maiden
To put it simply, Metal Gear Survive should not exist. Before evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the title, one must first address the point of its existence in the first place. The Metal Gear series is famous for its stealth mechanics and intriguing story about the changing landscapes of technology in our world, topped off with deep, nuanced and nostalgic characters, like Big Boss and Solid Snake. Metal Gear Survive is none of this. Continue reading Games Review: Metal Gear Survive (PS4, 2018) is tough to live through
After several days of teasers and speculation, Blizzard have revealed the latest hero joining the now 27-strong line up in Overwatch. Brigitte Lindholm, daughter of Swedish weapons master Torbjorn, is a tank/support hybrid, sporting one of the most unique kits of any character introduced so far. Continue reading Overwatch‘s latest hero is Brigitte Lindholm — support/tank hyrbid and jill of all trades
The long-awaited Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt content drop for Assassin’s Creed Origins will arrive tomorrow. The update bringing with it a feature that many players have asked for since the series inception — the ability to learn more about the game’s painstakingly recreated Ancient Egyptian history using its interactive setting.
Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Origins is about to become your one-stop educational guide to Ancient Egypt