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Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC) Review. 0

Developing video games is tough, even from the outside that seems obvious. It's not impossible, but it's one hell of a challenge, one that takes patience, time and talent to name just a few of the requirements to make it in the industry. So designer Dean Dodrill's accomplishments with Dust: An Elysian Tail is one to be applauded. Having developed the vast majority of this charming action adventure game himself, it's clear throughout that this is Dean's baby, resulting in a game that's beautiful,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Tomb Raider (PC) Review. 0

It'd be easy to look upon Tomb Raider with a cynical eye, one tinted with the knowledge that the men and women of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal had at some point, played the highly successful Uncharted franchise and said 'hey, let's make that game but featuring Lara Croft' and to be fair on face value that's how Tomb Raider appears, a less captivating Uncharted as it attempts to reboot a franchise many would called outdated.I can't remember the last time I saw an island filled with junk lo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

South Park: The Stick of Truth review. 0

Hey do you like jokes about balls, poo or maybe you're in it for the fart jokes? If you do then there's a damn fine chance your a fan of South Park, if so then you're in for one hell of a treat because finally South Park gets the video game it deserves (took a while didn't it) because South Park The Stick of Truth is the best South Park game to grace the video game form. Though, let's be honest folks that's not saying a whole lot when compared to the South Park games we've been treated to in the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Review (PC). 0

Having been a long time Assassin's Creed fan, even I have to admit that Assassin's Creed 3 took the wind out of my sails. There was a part of me at peace with the fact that the franchise was past it's best and that was okay, after all some of my favorite games of the past generation were Assassin's Creed games. It's with that in mind that I took barely any notice of Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag since it's announcement. Whereas once I was on forums debating every little detail and trying to answ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

WWE 2K14 Review. 0

It might have a new name, but there's a lot that feels familiar about WWE 2K14, something that won't come as a shock for those familiar with this long standing wrestling franchise. While publisher 2K games might have purchased the rights to the WWE wrestling games after THQ's collapse, it's still long-time developer Yukes at the helm. However with 2K now involved, fans were hopeful they might be able to sprinkle some of the magic that has made their NBA basketball games so beloved by fans of the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Battlefield 4 PC Review. 0

Is Battlefield 4 simply Battlefield 3 with a new coat of paint? At first sight the answer might appear to be yes, yet in this latest iteration of DICE's ever popular combined arms multiplayer shooter, it's obvious that the Swedish developer have gone with the well trusted belief that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's not to say Battlefield 4 is without innovation, it's just many of these noticeable changes are small when compared with the bigger picture.There's still explosions a-plenty, t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Poker Night 2 Review. 0

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 is the sequel to their 2010 poker release featuring a cast of colorful characters from video games, animation and more. Combining these personalities with the widely popular card game of poker might seem like the perfect combination, yet it proved otherwise with Poker at the Inventory. Whilst it wasn't a bad game of poker, it most certainly wasn't one of the best. Those with poker knowledge picked at it's flaws in regards with A.I and a great deal more. So can Tellt...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review. 0

I like being surprised, I go into each year in the hope another uniquely stunning game might remind me of how wonderful and emotionally touching video games can be. We are surrounded by the norm, and don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the norm. I like a good first-person shooter like the next guy, but over the past couple of years I've realized that the game that truly stick with me are the games that tug at my heartstrings, gives me goosebumps and makes me appreciate just how magical vi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Saints Row 4 Review. 0

The Saints are back and this time they've brought superpowers along for the ride. This fourth installment sees it's complete transition from a poor man's Grand Theft Auto to a unique franchise of it's very own. That said, it's understandable if you took one look at Saints Row 4 and judged it as a quick cash in considering the many similarities it as with the previous game, Saints Row: The Third released in 2011. Though whilst the city of Steelport is still the city of Steelport, and there hasn't...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Spelunky Review (PC). 0

The high definition upgrade to the much loved randomly generated platformer finally hit the PC on August the 8th, having been available on consoles for a good while now. Bringing with it an exclusive mode and it's usual amount of infuriating anger as you attempt to make your way through the ever more challenging levels. For those unfamiliar with Spelunky, we shall take a quick history level.Death is a constant companion in Spelunky, but it always feels fair and is most always a result of your o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 3 Review. 0

Blood Dragons aren't the only unique thing in this Far Cry 3 expansion (of sorts). Developed independently at Ubisoft, Blood Dragon is an interesting new take on the idea of addition content for an established game, because whilst Blood Dragon base's itself off the core mechanics of Ubisoft's popular Island shooter, in most other ways it's a very different beast. It's an interesting experiment if nothing else and something I'd like to see other developers consider in the future, and the fact tha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Saints Row: The Third Review. 0

Saints Row: The Third is dumb fun, what more can I say. It's a pleasant reminder of why you fell in love with video games in the first place, because they were fun. In an age where we often take games a tad too seriously, it's refreshing to see a developer create a world for you to simply have fun in. Yes there's a funny story nestled within, yes there's a point to all the crazy violence you create along the way, but it doesn't matter, because Saints Row: The Third only cares that you're having ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Deadpool Review. 0

At times I almost feel guilty for enjoying Deadpool, it's not exactly a bad game it's just flawed and generic in a way that seems almost fitting for the source material for which it's based. Deadpool, Marvel's hapless goon won't be converting those who already hate his endless fourth wall breaking jokes and stupid humor, yet every now and then I couldn't help break a smile. But maybe that's just me, maybe I enjoy fart and flatulence jokes more than I'd like to admit... that's sort of worrying.D...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Last of Us Review. 1

The Last of Us paints a grim, depressing picture of a future where a fungal infection as run riot on the populace of the world. Highlighting humanities need to survive at any cost in a way so very few games have attempted to, let alone achieved. Let's get one thing straight, this isn't simply Uncharted with zombies, it's a new IP from a developer looking to challenge their own rules and methods of game making.The Last of Us almost brings the PS3 to it's knees, but with stunning results.Set twent...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Remember Me Review. 0

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about Remember Me, it's a game that splits me right through the middle. I love it's the futuristic take on the city of Paris, combining classic architecture with sci-fi layers that work so well in creating a believable future, filled with robots and stuff. Yet at the same time, much of what Remember Me attempts to accomplish as been done before and done better at that. There's some real originality found deep within DONTNOD Entertainment's latest game, but it so...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Resident Evil 6 Review (PC). 0

Resident Evil 6, what positives can I take away from a game I was so desperate to see the back of. What hope is there that I can praise the very few moments of actual quality amid the flood of mediocrity and frustration. Resident Evil 6 is a bad game, let's just get that out of the way. But it's the fact that it's bad because of decisions made by Capcom's development choices rather than any technical or performance issues that makes it an even tougher pill to swallow.Resident Evil 6's campaign ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite Review. 0

Welcome to Columbia, a floating city in the sky that's as fascinating and mysterious a place as anything that has come before. As you walk its streets, travel it's skylines and breath in the atmosphere, it's clear that a loving amount of care and attention has been given to every small detail of this beautiful city. It's a familiar experience that warms the heart, yet at the same time rips your heart to shreds with the unfamiliar, bizarre and unpredictable. Bioshock Infinite is a difficult game ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Devil May Cry reborn, and better than ever. 0

Since its announcement DMC Devil May Cry hasn't been short on controversy. Long time fans of the hack and slash franchise have called foul, shouting from metaphorical rooftops (internet forums) in disgust and anger because Capcom went and changed their blonde haired hero and the world around him. Passing the torch onto a new developer in Ninja Theory, this revision of Dante and his demon filled world is one that on first inspection rides close to being tacky, tasteless and even laughable. All I ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review. 0

Black Ops 2 is an infuriating game, one that isn't the fresh exciting advancement to the franchise the advertisements would have you believe. It's certainly not a bad game, but for every smart and sensible change the folks at Treyarch made, they go and spoil it all by having dialogue which is at times laughable and over the top set pieces which fail to thrill, no matter how many explosions are on screen at once.The Call of Duty games have split people into two camps, those who hate it and those ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Halo 4 Review. 0

A constant that's surrounded Halo 4 since it's announcement as been the ever lingering question on if we actually need a new Halo trilogy. The much loved Xbox exclusive shooter as been well served by it's creators at Bungie, but with a new team in charge and the doubts that have surrounded the game, one must question if Halo 4 is simply a result of a console generation dragging on to long.Say Halo to 343 Industries, the new daddies of the Halo franchise. We've known for a while that they were to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rock of Ages Review. 0

Rock of Ages isn't your typical tower defence game, in fact it's art style might for a second have you thinking that Monty Python's Terry Giliam had gone and made a video game, he hasn't (though I'd love to see him have a crack at one.) Rock of Ages is the most recent release from Chile based developers ACE Team, yes the folks behind the bizarre first person fighting game Zeno Clash. Their familiar cosmetic oddities are present in Rock of Ages, though to a less freaky and confusing degree.At its...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Spec Ops: The Line Review. 0

Let's get one thing straight, Spec Ops: The Line is a generic third person shooter, the sort you've played to death in this generation of consoles. That's not to say it's without substance or the occasional moment of, dare I say brilliance. Don't get me wrong, it's attempts to tell an emotional story don't always work, but some credit must be given for the method of storytelling Spec Ops: The Line goes with.Spec Ops: The Line is a generic 3rd person shooter, but tells one hell of a story.There's...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Symphony: Liberate Your Music Review. 0

Audiosurf as inspired a great many developers to follow boot and release their own rhythm inspired indie games. The latest to hit the PC is Symphony: Liberate Your Music, from developers Empty Clip Studios. Symphony is not just inspired by Audiosurf, but also the likes of dual stick shooters such asGeometry Wars with its strikingly bright and frequently chaotic on-screen action. One glance at Steam or GoG will show just how many rhythm indie titles have been released over the years, so does Symp...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Anything as got to be better then Jurassic Park! 0

 ANYTHING AS GOT TO BE BETTER THEN JURASSIC PARK! I'm not sure if you knew this, but The Walking Dead is pretty hot right now. So it seemed inevitable that this zombie invested property would eventually make it's way to video game form. Who was tasked to turn the popular comic book and AMC television show into a video game? Well none other then adventure starlets Telltale games, who at one point could do no wrong. But things have changed, with the release of the poorly received Jurassic Park gam...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

MEDIA MOLECULE CREATE A MASTERPIECE OF CHARMING CREATIVITY. 0

MEDIA MOLECULE CREATE A MASTERPIECE OF CHARMING CREATIVITY.Creation in the hands of talented, skilled game developers can be a beautiful thing, as they weave their magic to create wonders of both sight and sound, developing intense atmospheric third person shooters or high impact racing games, the only limit to their creative imaginings are time, money and technology. Yet if LittleBigPlanet 2 as taught me anything, it's that gamers are as creative when provided with the right set of tools. Creat...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A JOURNEY THAT'S ONE OF THIS YEARS GREATEST. 0

A JOURNEY THAT'S ONE OF THIS YEARS GREATEST.The ancient Chinese novel 'Journey to the West' as been retold in various forms or another over the past 400 years since it's creation, but it's a tale that continues to inspire many who look to create their own interpretation of the legendary story. Ninja Theory are the latest to attempt a retelling, with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. What at first glance seems like a typical almost generic third person action adventure...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

CAUSE COMBAT IS ALWAYS MORE FUN ON A MONDAY NIGHT. 0

CAUSE COMBAT IS ALWAYS MORE FUN ON A MONDAY NIGHT.   Monday Night Combat is an charming pick up and play team based third person shooter set in a futuristic game show environment, clearly inspired by the likes of Team Fortress 2 and Defence of the Ancients. This latest Xbox Live Arcade release is able to create a cocktail of both, resulting in a complex yet approachable shooter, one that contains a good amount of depth for those looking to personalize their characters abilities and skills. Even ...

0 out of 4 found this review helpful.

RETURN TO RAPTURE IN THIS WONDERFULLY REFINED SEQUEL! 0

RETURN TO RAPTURE IN THIS WONDERFULLY REFINED SEQUEL!Almost four years have passed since we gamers first got a taste of the underwater utopia of Rapture, in the years that have followed the world of Bioshock as become as loved as any other in the industry. So much so that when news hit that a sequel was in development, many responded angrily claiming that such a classic did not require a sequel. Yet the video game industry is run like any other, through cash and with the original game selling mo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

THE WORD 'SUPER' AS NEVER BEEN MORE FITTING! 0

THE WORD 'SUPER' AS NEVER BEEN MORE FITTING!The fighting genre is indeed back, and kicking butt better then ever. We have 2009's Street Fighter 4 to thank for that as much as any other game out there, and Capcomare following much adored traditions by providing eager fans with an upgraded version in the form of Super Street Fighter 4. But considering this is technically an extended version of last years game, is the 'super' in Super Street Fighter 4 really worth you spending more of your money on...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

THIS HAZARD WILL BEAT YOU INTO VISUAL SUBMISSION! 0

THIS HAZARD WILL BEAT YOU INTO VISUAL SUBMISSION!When Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved hit Xbox Live back in 2006, few could have guessed the floodgates it would open for competitors looking to tap into the same addictive source that made Bizarre Creations dual joystick-stick shooter so popular. Many have already tried, some succeeding better then others, but none have come anywhere near matching the thrills and visual spills of the original Geometry Wars and it's even popular sequel. That hasn't st...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A CHARMLESS CAMPAIGN MEETS A STUNNING MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE! 0

A CHARMLESS CAMPAIGN MEETS A STUNNING MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE!Battlefield: Bad Company 2 does what good sequels do best, fix past faults and builds upon the fundamental mechanics already in place. There's a clear reason why the Battlefield name is at the forefront of this latest DICE creation, while a single player campaign might tag along for the fun of it. It's still very much a Battlefield experience and it's obvious that the multiplayer is where DICE have put a lot of their efforts. This frus...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

WHO KNEW SKIMPILY DRESSED LIBRARIANS COULD KICK SO MUCH ASS! 0

WHO KNEW SKIMPILY DRESSED LIBRARIANS COULD KICK SO MUCH ASS!Let's get one thing straight, librarians are rarely sexy. There usually mature ladies dressed to high heavens in three layers of wool, and dressed in a horrid coloured skirt that goes right down to their ankles and probably sipping a nice cup of tea. They won't suddenly start attacking angelic creatures who appear in the non-fiction aisle, they won't suddenly generate huge monsters from the fabrics of their cloths and they probably woul...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR INNER GUITAR HERO, EMBRACE YOUR DJ HERO! 0

SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR INNER GUITAR HERO, EMBRACE YOUR DJ HERO!Of all the current genres of gaming, the music rhythm genre continues to be over saturated with titles that are either poorly executed or simply copying off an already successfully established formula. Every year publishers continue to throw out new titles with small insignificant changes knowing that the majority of gamers will eat it up, in the desperation for more songs to play. While this as been successful for publishers such as Ac...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER EAT YOUR HEART OUT! 0

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER EAT YOUR HEART OUT!Three years ago, the folks at Infinity Ward offered the gaming world their latest creation in the much acclaimed Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was met with award after award and few gamers would begrudge Infinity Ward those precious treasures of the videogame industry. It offered new and exciting additions to the classic formula of competitive multiplayer combat and set a stunning high bar for every future first-person shooter to aim an...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

NATHAN DRAKE'S LATEST ADVENTURE, IS ONE OF GAMINGS FINEST. 0

NATHAN DRAKE'S LATEST ADVENTURE, IS ONE OF GAMINGS FINEST.The credits began to roll down the screen, there was I seated with goosebumps and shivers of excitement rattling through my body. Knowing I had just experienced one of the finest adventures to ever grace any form of entertainment. A shining example of not just how far videogames have come, but how they have the ability to reach new levels of immersion only films could dream of. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a very rare case, a rare case i...

18 out of 18 found this review helpful.

SHORT BUT FUN, HALO: ODST PROVES THE HALO UNIVERSE STILL AS LEGS. 0

SHORT BUT FUN, HALO: ODST PROVES THE HALO UNIVERSE STILL AS LEGS. Playing a first-person shooter based Halo game without being the iconic Master Chief is rather odd at first, though in the end it seems to be a welcomed change. WhenBungie Studios first announced Halo: Recon, it was originally intended to be a side expansion built using the Halo 3 engine. A total name change and a new so called 'full game experience' later, ODST looks to offer Halo fans a different take on a now familiar formula. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

CODEMASTERS TAKE THE COLIN MCRAE FRANCHISE IN AN WHOLE NEW EXTREM 0

    CODEMASTERS TAKE THE COLIN MCRAE FRANCHISE IN AN WHOLE NEW EXTREME DIRECTION!Colin McRae may no longer be with us, but the legendary rally star lives on in the form of the ever popular Colin McRae rally franchise developed by Codemasters. First appearing back in 1998, the series as gone from strength to strength being both a commercial success and a cult favourite with fans of the sport. Despite the popularity of 2007's Colin McRae DIRT, Codemasters have seen fit to re-imagine the franchise...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

AN ARTISTIC AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE OF THE HIGHEST REGARD! 0

 AN ARTISTIC AND BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE OF THE HIGHEST REGARD!Respect is easy to say but hard to demonstrate, one can say they respect a belief but showing that respect is a whole different matter. So when I finished experiencing the fourty-five strong setlist of The Beatles: Rock Band, I was left with a refreshing satisfaction that respect still shines brightly in the world of videogames. For Rock Band developers Harmonix Music Systems have shown nothing but absolute respect for everything the le...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BATMAN'S IN FOR ONE HELL OF A NIGHT AT ARKHAM ASYLUM! 0

BATMAN'S IN FOR ONE HELL OF A NIGHT AT ARKHAM ASYLUM!There is a reason why Batman is so beloved by so many people, he's human afterall and one of the easiest comic book characters to relate to. He can't fly naturally, he can't shoot webs from his wrists and the last time I checked he wasn't able to become an angry green monster of destruction. It's because of all these factors that Batman as stayed in the hearts of comic book fans, movie lovers and gamers. While Batman's recent movie adventures ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

NTERESTING WOLVERINE FACT: HE LIKES TO SLICE THINGS OPEN! 0

INTERESTING WOLVERINE FACT: HE LIKES TO SLICE THINGS OPEN!  It's a proven fact that developing videogames based around big hit cinema releases is a challenge, with the movie studio often dictacting what and what shouldn't be included. So why should developers take on such a title, well for one they are often guaranteed to sell copies as excited movie watchers pick up a copy on their weekly shopping spree, plus it's to easy to forget that it's still possible to make a good movie based videogame. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.