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Horror Comes Home 2

Video ReviewWhen Shinji Mikami was revealed to be working within the horror genre once again it got a lot of people excited. And rightly so. The man has worked on arguably the two greatest horror games of all time as the director of both Resident Evil Remake, and my personal favorite, Resident Evil 4. Which brings us to his latest project, The Evil Within. Trying to bring big budget console survival horror back to the top after a rough few years to say the least seems to be an almost impossible...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale: The End of the Line 0

No Going Back is an apt title for the Season 2 finale of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. With the last episode being the worst in the entire series, there was a lot riding on this finale for me. Season 3 had already been announced and I was beginning to question whether I was still on board after loving the first season but having growing frustrations over the last few episodes. No Going Back is certainly the best episode of the season, and has some of the best moments we’ve ever been f...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Season 2 Episode 3: In Harm’s Way - Will You Be A Witness? 0

The one consistent element that Telltale have unequivocally nailed recently is pacing. Their episodes have started slow, reminding you of prior events and establishing both characters and situations. While still delivering on action and plot development, the episodes seem to gather pace as time goes on until ultimately the finale leaves you with one final punch to the gut. In Harm’s Way may be the best example of this to date with it’s closing moments staying with me until way after ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch: An Indie Adventure that Brings the Laughs 0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a premise you’ve probably experienced many times in videogames before. You play as someone who has settled down with a wife and children and you must perform regular day to day tasks. Oh, and you’re an octopus. In a suit. And everyone treats you just like a regular guy. OK, so it probably isn't something you see everyday but it’s from this ridiculous premise that this indie game is born and creates an experience that is very unique on the PlayStation ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Episode 3: A Crooked Mile - The Clock is Ticking… 0

After just a two month wait since Episode 2 was released, Telltale have kept their promise of releasing the episodes quicker after the initial four month wait since the series started. With the events of the previous episode still fresh, the impact of this episode is greater than ever before. What initially started as a whodunit for a murder is now becoming something that could have impact on the entirety of Fabletown itself. Trust is becoming something that is almost impossible to give to someo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing - The End is Nigh 0

In Sheep’s Clothing is very much a middling episode. Most of the episode is either referencing past events, mainly the shocking finale of the last episode and the repercussions of these actions, or setting up it’s conclusion in the next. This is where the episode fails to impact memorably outside of one or two moments and does slightly fall short of previous episodes.Episode 2 had the same problem after focusing on the aftermath of Episode 1 whilst setting up the next very well. It&r...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ubisoft’s Big Hacking Adventure Is Here 0

Hype can be a strange thing. On one hand, hype is exactly what every developer wants when they show off a brand new IP. People start talking about the game and become increasingly excited to play it and expect something that will blow them away. On the other hand, hype can create completely unrealistic expectations and in the end disappoint the consumer after waiting for such a long time.Watch Dogs was always going to receive some backlash after it was so well received at E3 2012 and after numer...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Episode 5: Cry Wolf - The Bloody Conclusion Arrives 0

Cry Wolf, the finale to Telltale games’ impressive The Wolf Among Us has a lot to live up to. Finales already have a level of expectation anyway but when a series is focused around trying to figure out mysteries and get answers, if these answers aren’t delivered in the end it’s easy to feel cheated. Cry Wolf thankfully gives us those answers in dramatic and satisfying ways, whilst still leaving a few questions that leave you wanting more. Take a deep breath before playing as th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4: Amid the Ruins: A Rare Misstep or Meeting the Inevitable? 0

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series has been one of the most consistent in all of video games over the past two years. The first season won countless awards, 400 Days was a nice way to continue the story before the second season started and so far I have thoroughly enjoyed the season. However I have expressed some concerns for what I saw as potential problems with the series in the past. Unfortunately many of those problems showed themselves in Amid the Ruins resulting in by far the wo...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Funniest Video Game Ever 0

It is a slight miracle that South Park: The Stick of Truth has even got released. This game’s turbulent history has been well publicized over the years from THQ’s collapse and switching publishers to it’s numerous delays. You would be forgiven in fearing the worst for this title. After playing the game for 30 minutes those fears soon evaporate and you quickly realize you are playing something special here. South Park: The Stick of Truth is not only one of the best licensed game...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A House Divided - Things Aren’t Gonna Get Any Easier 0

A House Divided is one of the more interesting episodes of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, across both seasons, so far. Clementine has been through a lot (to say the least) since she was first introduced to us. Growing up in this world has made her far tougher and grown up than she should be at her age and she has pretty much nothing left to fight for except herself and yet still finds a way to carry on. But perhaps most devastatingly the worst is probably yet to come, and that could be ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Deception Personified 0

The ability to release episodic content instead of a complete product can have both positive and negative effects. On one hand it means you are delivered a story at the pace the developer wants you to consume it, you have time to think things through and speculate what might happen next and are left chomping at the bit for when you will be given more. On the other hand it can slow the pace of a story down as you can’t completely remember all the intricacies and you could lose interest in a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All That Remains: Was It Worth The Wait? 0

The difficult second album. Trying to follow up from something so loved is one of the hardest things to pull off in any medium. The stigma of whether you can continually reach the same level or whether it was just a fluke can be a very scary task. Expectations for Season 2 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead couldn't be higher after the studio wowed us and picked up numerous awards for its first season in 2012. With a whole year of waiting beforehand, I couldn't wait to dive back into the world ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Money Grab or Worthy Prequel? 0

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A prequel, seemingly rushed out in an attempt to cash in on a series' brand before the next generation of consoles arrive. This year we have already seen Gears of War: Judgment and God of War: Ascension. Judgment, just likeArkham Origins was made by a different team who made the series what it is, so it is no surprise I was cautious about this one. With Rocksteady looking almost guaranteed to be working on next gen Batman it was up to Warner Bros. Montrea...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Can Sam Be The Top Dog Once Again? 0

One of the longest running and most popular stealth series is back. Sam Fisher returns after arguably his strongest performance so far in 2010’s Conviction and looks to improve even further on the formula. But can such an incredible game be topped? While not as innovative as it’s predecessor, Blacklist is still a very strong stealth game that earns it’s right to be called a Splinter Cell game in almost all areas.The story sees a group of terrorists known as ‘The Engineers’ start a sequence of at...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Is More of the Same a Bad Thing? 0

After seeing it’s fair share of pre release controversy, the series that hasn't been afraid to get people talking is back. Dead Island Riptide looks to reignite the open world zombie RPG genre once again, a mere 18 months after the first game was released that divided audiences after one of the most memorable game trailers of recent years. So now that the talk is over and the game is finally here was it worth the trouble? Techland return with a solid effort that feels like more of the same than...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Full Open World Adventure for a Budget Price 3

Everything about State of Decay screams survival. Whether its trying to help fellow survivors so you can recruit them, scavenging for food and ammo or just running for your life from a zombie horde whilst your character slowly runs out of stamina. This isn't your typical zombie game where you constantly feel powerful and almighty. This is the end of the world as we know it and if you are to survive you will need to constantly fight and plan your every move or you will end up as someone's dinner...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Can Gears stay relevant? Yes, for now... 0

Gears of War: Judgment is the ugly duckling of the Gears of War family. A prequel that comes only 18 months after the trilogy wrapped up featuring supporting characters in lead roles is a recipe for disaster. For a franchise that has been a trendsetter in the past with it’s groundbreaking mechanics and hugely addictive modes like Horde comes a game that looks like a cash grab. It deserves huge credit that in spite of all these rightful concerns, Gears of War: Judgment is a great game that you s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"It's great to see Lara finally back at the top where she belongs." 0

Reboot. The word can give mixed feelings to an audience. The potential is huge as a once great series that has lost steam can be rejuvenated when a good reboot happens. On the other hand, if done badly it can spoil a franchise and with no potential sequels or fresh ideas on the horizon can almost bury it without a trace. Lucky for us Tomb Raider is most definitely a reboot that rejuvenates the series. Whilst not without it's problems, it's great to see Lara finally back at the top where she bel...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Modern Day Masterpiece & PS3's Undisputed Best 0

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a special game. Every so often a developer manages to fully produce their vision of a game to their audience in the best possible way. Sometimes the level of ambition of certain projects exceeds the maker’s ability, the technology just isn't there, or they just can't fully realize their own idea into a great game. What Naughty Dog set out to do with Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was incredibly ambitious and whilst the game was many things such as a graphical behemoth ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Agent 47 You Know But With Added Head Polish 0

Hitman HD Trilogy comprises 3 classic Hitman games into one affordable package hot on the heels of last year's epic comeback for Agent 47, Hitman: Absolution. Whilst the first game isn't present (it was a PC exclusive and many missions are carried over to Contracts) we see both Silent Assassin and Contracts given the HD treatment for the first time whilst Blood Money is the same version we already saw released for current consoles. So how have the games aged and how have they been improved? It ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Did I Ever Tell You About My Review of Far Cry 3? 0

Some game franchises have a steady supply of good games before finally having a breakout hit. A game which stands up and demands people pay attention to it outside of its immediate fan base. This can be for many different reasons but usually it's because it is an excellent game. Call of Duty had Modern Warfare. Saints Row had Saints Row The Third. And now after a few good games in the Far Cry series people who aren’t already fans need to pay attention to Far Cry 3.The story sees Jason and his fr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Agent 47 is Back 0

Before this game was released there was a lot of concern amongst fans. Many wondered whether the game would be 'dumbed down', that the need to sell to a wider audience would resort in taking away the hardcore stealth elements of the game. Maybe the Agent 47 everyone knows and loves won't be as we remembered him, or that the format has aged and won't be a relevant having spent six years away from the game. As soon as you play this game those fears will gone and you will wonder why you ever doubte...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Landmark Title for this Generation 0

The Walking Dead is a hard game to review. I feel like the less you know going in the better. If you haven't played this game yet I suggest you do so immediately. If you are still unsure whether this game is for you let me ask you a few simple questions. Is story important to you in a game? Do you like to be tested in making impossible decisions? Would you like to experience how bleak and tragic a zombie apocalypse actually would be? If you answered yes to any of these questions go and play this...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Sequel Better Than eShop's Best Game? 0

Crashmo (known as Fallblox in EU) is the sequel to the highly rated Pushmo (Pullblox in EU) for the Nintendo 3DS which was one of the most compelling and exciting new IP's from Nintendo in recent years. Fun, challenging and pretty to look at, Nintendo made the eShop a viable platform for games through the release of just one game. A sequel was inevitable. So did they try something new on an already tested and working formula or just release more of the same? Surprisingly this game is different t...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A real nightmare for Resident Evil fans 0

The newest entry in the Resident Evil franchise will undoubtedly divide opinion, and rightfully so. What the developers started in Resident Evil 5 is most definitely continued here with the most action oriented and ambitious title so far in the series. The most important thing however is does it pay off? Does this game take the best of what makes current-gen games great and use them effectively or does it become a bad mash up that tries to run before it can walk? Somewhere in the middle but lean...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Rockstar's child friendly effort deserves your attention 0

Going into Bully: Scholarship Edition I was definitely excited to try a completely different experience from one of my favorite publishers, Rockstar Games. Being a huge fan of Grand Theft Auto, Manhunt and Max Payne I wanted to see whether the usually adult company could create a world and story not involving murders, drugs and the usual Rockstar conventions. What I got was a fantastic concept with likeable characters and varied gameplay. Bully stands alone as a completely different experience t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Neo game is here, does it exceed expectations? 0

The second Matrix game to hit consoles following the mixed reviewed Enter the Matrix comes Path of Neo, which follows a different path to its predecessor by this time letting the player control the one himself through all the movies in the trilogy and more. While some felt that Enter The Matrix was rushed to be out when the movies were released did the extra development time for this game pay off? Do we finally get the definitive Matrix experience on gaming devices that can stand alongside the m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Can superhero games really be anything more than good? Absolutely 0

Going into this game I was skeptical. I've played many superhero games over the years and I struggle to think of one I would want to revisit. Hearing good things beforehand I wondered whether a Batman game could ever be anything better than OK. Yes. Yes it can."...depositing the newly captured madman."The game begins with Batman, having apprehended his nemesis The Joker, driving to Arkham Asylum to deposit the newly captured madman. All is well it would seem until the plan backfires and Batman m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A worthy sequel to one of the best games around 0

How do you follow up the best superhero game of all time? This was the task that Rocksteady set themselves when going into creating a sequel to Arkham Asylum, one of the best games of 2009. Do you completely reinvent the genre once again, or try to create more of the same? Rocksteady chose the latter and it pays off, for the most part anyway."this time the setting isn't just an island full of villains, but in fact a full city"Story wise the game truly is a sequel to Arkham Asylum, with Batman on...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An average game with few redeeming qualities 0

The latest game in the open world crime genre sees Sleeping Dogs make its case for signalling a change of direction in a seemingly saturated market. Set in Hong Kong, the game follows in the footsteps of Saints Row: The Third by being a different alternative to juggernaut that is Grand Theft Auto. Where Saints Row is all about being over the top and ridiculous, Sleeping Dogs tries to be different by being in a completely different setting to the norm and tells the story of a somewhat 'good' guy ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.