Reviewing Fifa gets harder each year. You see the advancements are getting so incremental that it’s becoming a challenge to write a decent sized review of “the game of the great game” that doesn’t retread old ground. This has never been more evident than in Fifa 16 – which at surface level, feels very similar to it’s older brother last year.
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Over the last decade Forza Motorsport has become THE household name in console car simulators. Where Gran Turismo once held the undisputed crown, Forza came along and smashed that preconception, delivering a truly dedicated racing sim. So six games in how does the series fare?
Continue reading REVIEW – Forza Motorsport 6 [Xbox One]
Kings Quest is a fond memory for those of us growing up in the early point and click era of gaming. From the mind of games guru, Roberta Williams, the Kings Quest series was known for it’s challenging puzzles, wide, arching tales and potent sense of humour. Considering this legacy I came to the new Kings Quest title with more than a little trepidation.
Continue reading REVIEW – Kings Quest – A Knight to Remember Chapter 1 [Xbox One Reviewed]
Onechanbara ZII Chaos is the most recent entry in the long running series of Japanese hack ‘n slashers that rarely finds it’s way west. There’s an argument here – one where I could lambaste the games developers for the overly sexualised costumes coupled with exorbitant violence, however to do so, would be to miss the point. Like the greatest of exploitation media the game is self aware to the point of being outright comical.
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Like any re-animated corpse worth it’s weight in gore, Zombi is back from the dead. The game, previously released on the Wii U in 2012 as ZombiU is now available on PC, PS4 & Xbox One so that non Wii U owners (ie. half the population of the planet) can now experience it. It’s interesting because although Zombi is an enjoyable survival horror that does a lot right, I can’t help but feel that this game felt more alive in it’s original home.
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I often feel as though The Chinese Rooms games are the interactive equivalent of Marmite – or Vegimite for those below the equator. Barring Amnesia – A Machine for Pigs none of TCR’s games are particularly engaging – at least not in the traditional sense. Instead they are explorations. Explorations of spaces – intimate spaces once inhabited by human beings who feel all too real. They are also an exploration of a medium we try all too hard to define & pigeonhole.
Continue reading REVIEW – EVERYBODYS GONE TO THE RAPTURE [PS4]
It truly does seem that 2015 is the year of remasters. Between Gears of War Ultimate Edition, the Uncharted Collection and every other remaster and re-release in between, we’re getting to relive our favourite experiences again and again. Which is fine – sometimes. It’s when a re-release comes out and does absolutely nothing to entice players to buy it (other than look shinier) is when I have an issue with the whole remaster/re-release set up.
Continue reading REVIEW – GOD OF WAR 3 REMASTERED [PS4]