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Two great new modes (and one poor one) that add more replayabilty to a classic 0

The second wave of DLC for the incredible Resident Evil 7: biohazard has arrived in the form of Banned Footage Vol.2. Much like Vol.1 it comes with three different modes to play. Of course it's part of the season pass with a third unannounced part to follow in the future. Vol.1 felt like content that should have been in the main game already. It also felt too close to the release of the main game. With more time removed; Vol.2 feels like a way better release that provides some different challeng...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An unnecessary release that takes focus away from the true masterpiece 0

The first batch of DLC for Resident Evil 7: biohazard comes just a mere seven days after the game was released. In case you have missed all coverage of the game I would advise you to go check out my review of the main game. It’s a modern horror masterpiece and a must play. However with DLC coming so soon after release, and a season pass that feels very unnecessary for this game, I was concerned to say the least. Having now played Banned Footage Vol 1; those concerns have become a reality.T...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Welcome to the new standard in horror gaming 0

Getting Resident Evil back on track for the second time seemed like an almost impossible task. Resident Evil 6 took things in such a drastic direction which I despised that I wasn’t even sure I wanted a Resident Evil 7. However everything pre release sounded like they were on the right track. The demo was definitely a step in the right direction. All that was left was for the game to come out. And now that it has; they’ve done it again and made a truly special horror game.Perhaps the...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The video game cross over you never knew you ever wanted... 0

During all the E3 madness there was also some games being released and not just talked about or announced. One of those games was Trials of the Blood Dragon; announced and then immediately released during Ubisoft’s annual conference. A rather unlikely mash up between Trials, the popular physics based motorcycle series and Blood Dragon, the spin off from Far Cry based around 80’s action movies. One of the strangest remixes in video game history but after seeing the reveal it kinda mad...

2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Remedy's latest isn't a knockout but certainly is worth the price of admission 0

Quantum Break is the biggest new IP to hit the Xbox One so far. It’s an ambitious project that tries to meld a tv show seamlessly with a videogame. You actions will have consequences and will shape the story. The game went through a rather rough development and many changes were clearly made with the biggest being the standalone tv show being put into the game as live action episodes. After numerous delays; Remedy’s newest adventure is finally here. While the game doesn’t deliv...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A beautiful platformer worth your time 0

At its most basic, Unravel is a puzzle platforming game. However you will learn there is a lot more to it when you play. Even though the game is around six hours long I felt very emotionally invested in what was happening and felt compelled to keep playing. I really felt like I was going on an adventure while playing and enjoyed myself every step of the way.Let’s just say it right off the bat; Yarny is freaking adorable. I mean look at the guy. It’s pretty incredible how much emotion...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A puzzle game 7 years in the making; get ready for a brain teasing masterclass 0

The Witness is a unique and special videogame. It starts with the basic premise of line puzzles. You are also on a beautiful island all alone, but primarily you’re tasked with beating simple line puzzles. It’s from this simple premise that the game manages to build upon this formula over and over again and ultimately builds a game which can entertain you for 40+ hours. It may seem impossible until you actually play The Witness and then you discover how ingenious they make something s...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Ready to jump back into the nightmare? 0

When Bloodborne launched earlier this year it was a special game. Still the best experience I’ve had on PlayStation 4 so far; it was a beautiful yet horrifying game. Perhaps most well known for it’s extremely hard difficulty but under the surface lies so much more. When it was all said and done I felt emotionally and physically exhausted but adored the experience.Which now brings us to The Old Hunters; Bloodborne’s first and seemingly only expansion. Jumping back into a game so...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ready to jump back into the nightmare? 0

When Bloodborne launched earlier this year it was a special game. Still the best experience I’ve had on PlayStation 4 so far; it was a beautiful yet horrifying game. Perhaps most well known for it’s extremely hard difficulty but under the surface lies so much more. When it was all said and done I felt emotionally and physically exhausted but adored the experience.Which now brings us to The Old Hunters; Bloodborne’s first and seemingly only expansion. Jumping back into a game so...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A beautiful, boring world to explore 0

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a game about exploring. You are in an abandoned village with no sign of anyone and a weird feeling in the air. You want to know what’s going on and you only way of finding out is by walking around and looking at things as well as listening to past conversations.The setting of the game is a small village in the UK and it absolutely stunning. As someone who grew up in a village in the UK myself the game hit very close to home and felt eerily familiar ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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...

5 out of 5 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.

Whistleblower DLC – A Tense But Underwhelming Return 0

After Outlast arrived earlier this year on PS4 (previously a PC exclusive released last year), it certainly made it’s presence known. Due to being free on PS+, and not many games to play on the new system, many gamers tried it out not knowing what to expect. And boy did they get a shock. Those who stuck around long enough found a very solid horror title that was very interesting in the way it presented itself and ultimately a great game. You may have thought you wouldn’t go back to M...

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.

Whistleblower DLC – A Tense But Underwhelming Return 0

After Outlast arrived earlier this year on PS4 (previously a PC exclusive released last year), it certainly made it’s presence known. Due to being free on PS+, and not many games to play on the new system, many gamers tried it out not knowing what to expect. And boy did they get a shock. Those who stuck around long enough found a very solid horror title that was very interesting in the way it presented itself and ultimately a great game. You may have thought you wouldn’t go back to M...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Whistleblower DLC – A Tense But Underwhelming Return 0

After Outlast arrived earlier this year on PS4 (previously a PC exclusive released last year), it certainly made it’s presence known. Due to being free on PS+, and not many games to play on the new system, many gamers tried it out not knowing what to expect. And boy did they get a shock. Those who stuck around long enough found a very solid horror title that was very interesting in the way it presented itself and ultimately a great game. You may have thought you wouldn’t go back to M...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Whistleblower DLC – A Tense But Underwhelming Return 0

After Outlast arrived earlier this year on PS4 (previously a PC exclusive released last year), it certainly made it’s presence known. Due to being free on PS+, and not many games to play on the new system, many gamers tried it out not knowing what to expect. And boy did they get a shock. Those who stuck around long enough found a very solid horror title that was very interesting in the way it presented itself and ultimately a great game. You may have thought you wouldn’t go back to M...

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 5 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.

Welcome Back to Paradise? 1

Single player DLC for story based games is a tricky one. The best stories are usually self contained and any attempt to try to add to that later always seem below par or rather pointless. Add to the fact that it comes eight months after the game’s release and doesn’t involve the main protagonist you would think this would be a recipe for disaster. Well Naughty Dog doesn’t care. With Left Behind, they have just delivered the best DLC since Rockstar’s releases for Grand The...

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.

Rapture's Return a Worthy One 0

Burial at Sea is a tough sell. Following on from of the best gaming experiences I've played all generation it was always going to be hard to capture that same level of quality. The intrigue of the story, the excitement of a new location and the enchanting introduction of Elizabeth all created such a wonderful game and for Irrational Games to then go in a completely different direction is an extremely bold choice. But do they pull it off? Let's take a trip back to Rapture once again. But things m...

1 out of 1 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 ...

4 out of 4 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.

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.

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.