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The Solus Project – The Next Step In Survival Games?

The Solus Project – The Next Step In Survival Games?

Exploring worlds in video games has always been one of the most appealing factors. Having the chance to escape to a whole new world, filled with things we’ll never see in reality, is wonderful. Learning about the worlds we play in is hugely fulfilling, enhancing our time with the game. The Solus Project is all about exploration. Set on a mysterious Alien planet, players embark upon a journey of discovery. Uncovering land marks, constructs and secrets is the focus of the game. Combat is non-existent, there’s no enemies to speak of, the only threat is the planet itself. Surviving the planet’s harsh environment provides the game’s challenge. Overwhelmingly hot days...

Can Ubisoft Handle The Division’s Launch?

Can Ubisoft Handle The Division’s Launch?

The Division is to be the next big release, mostly down to the hype train rolling around. It’s not without credit either, a new IP with a pretty ambitious concept is worthy of hype. My main concerns aren’t exactly with the game itself, more with Ubisoft. Given the game is built for online play, Ubisoft doesn’t have a reputation for handling online games all that well. Sever outages during the initial launch week always seem to be a issue. The recent release of Rainbow Six: Siege showcased a number of weakness when it came to Ubisoft and online play. Matchmaking was barely stable for the first few weeks, with a...

80′s Synth Charm Buried In Neon Death – Defragmented Review (PC)

80′s Synth Charm Buried In Neon Death – Defragmented Review (PC)

Trying to understand the concepts and tones a game is aiming for is not always easy. While the visuals, audio and mechanics suggest one thing, the gameplay dictates another. Defragmented is a game which suffers from this exact problem. Developed by Glass Knuckle Games, Defragmented is an action RPG set in a sci-fi world popping with 80′s synth music. Players find themselves stuck in the middle of a chaotic battle for the city of Entropolis. Uncovering conspiracies and battling rogue government forces form the core plot. With little room for error, combat is a mixture of planning and execution. At the heart of Defragmented is various RPG elements. Selecting from one of...

How Accessible Is Black Desert Online For New Players?

How Accessible Is Black Desert Online For New Players?

Black Desert Online finally releases in Europe on March 3rd. After playing through various Beta testing events, there’s been one chief question that popped up. It’s a question that won’t be relevant to the majority of people I suspect are interested in the game. Is Black Desert Online accessible enough for someone who is completely new to MMORPGs? The question of accessibility is rather taboo within most MMO circles. For a long time, making a game accessible means reducing a game’s depth and complexity. Fans of the genre thrive on depth, mechanics and learning their chosen game. History has shown how making a MMORPG ‘accessible’ has damaged a game. We’ve...

How Good Is Rainbow Six: Siege’s New Map?

How Good Is Rainbow Six: Siege’s New Map?

Rainbow Six: Siege’s first major update is officially out, and there’s plenty of changes afoot. The minor things like stating the map and game type during the Operator select are warmly welcomed. It’s the new map that has everyone excited, well aside from the new additions to the roster , but is it any good? After 10-15 matches on Yacht, there’s a few things to look over, mainly in terms of if the map is any good or not. In truth, it all depends on what team you’re on. Yatcht is Siege’s hardest map to attack by a country mile. It’s not a bad thing, if anything the challenge is...

EA’s Ultimate Greed Knows No Limits – Buying Your Way To The top

EA’s Ultimate Greed Knows No Limits – Buying Your Way To The top

I’m not exactly sure who thought throwing Ultimate Team into EA’s next UFC game was a good idea. In fairness, it’s pretty obvious that the inclusion is purely based off the rampant success of the Fifa counter part. For those who tend to stay away from sports games, FIFA Ultimate Team started life as a good idea. Create a team, populate said team with players you find in packs of cards, each with their own quality tier. Start off with bronze players you’ve never heard of, start to creep into silvers from lower leagues. Finally, you’d end up with a gold team full of players you knew. Buy more packs...

Assassin’s Creed: Jack The Ripper – Review

Assassin’s Creed: Jack The Ripper – Review

Apologies for the lateness of this review. A lot has been happening in my life between personal issues, family issues, and the works. Thankfully, the fine folks over at Ubisoft gave me a review code for the Jack The Ripper DLC for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and I’ve finally found the time to sit down and toss out the review. — Assassin’s Creed: Jack The Ripper takes place twenty or so years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and follows the fabled and interesting tale of the infamous murderer, Jack The Ripper in the late 1800s of Whitechapel. You take on the role of one Evie Frye after discovering her...

January’s Best Game: Darkest Dungeon

January’s Best Game: Darkest Dungeon

January 2016 is coming to close…which feels shockingly quick. This month saw the release of a few quality titles, mainly Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC and The Witness. Neither of them games managed to grab the Game of The Month title, that prize has been set aside for a much darker game. The Darkest Dungeon hates you, and it wants you to hate it. Never before have I played a game that revels in the fact it’s causing the player so much pain. It cackles as your plans are torn asunder, teeth on show as it growls with every success the player enjoys. It’s truly a beautiful video...

Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Breakdown – SAS Defenders

Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Breakdown – SAS Defenders

Rainbow Six: Siege features a diverse cast of characters. Their differing abilities and equipment open up the game in a number of profound ways. Each Operator can turn the tide of any given game. Breaching through armoured walls, setting traps or supply aid to team mates, they all have their place. Forming effective combinations is key to success. This feature will cover each Police force featured in Siege, highlighting their pros and cons. SAS – Defending Operators Smoke:   Armour Rating 2/3 Speed Rating 2/3 More often than not, attacking teams will use shields to push forward. Laying down a rain of bullets doesn’t do a whole lot, the only...

Big Savings On The Division, Rise of The Tomb Raider and Uncharted – Weekend Deals

Big Savings On The Division, Rise of The Tomb Raider and Uncharted – Weekend Deals

It’s payday weekend, and here’s a few deals to help get the most out of your money   The Division PC Download – £22.79 via Facebook Like promotion Ubisoft’s next big thing is currently on everyone’s lips. The Beta seems to be going down well, with a number of people enjoying the core concepts. For those who don’t want to put down the full price, Cdkeys.com have you covered. Coming in at £22.79, using the code generated by liking their Facebook page, you can jump in for a cut price.   The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – £10.95 One of the best modern Zelda titles is a...

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