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We Happy Few Is Nothing Like Bioshock, Avoid Disappointment

We Happy Few Is Nothing Like Bioshock, Avoid Disappointment

We happy Few has seemingly got many people confused. When ever you see a gameplay video or Early Access lets play, you’ll be sure to see someone mention Bioshock. The unfortunate thing, at least for them, is We Happy Few has little to no shared Bioshock vibes. Gameplay is based purely on survival, this is not a simple case of shooting your way through. The player is vulnerable, struggling to keep their head above water. Areas are open, allowing the player to explore and discover. Yes, We Happy Few is played in the first person, but that’s one of the few similarities the two games share. The tone of the...

Remembering One of The Vita’s Finest Games

Remembering One of The Vita’s Finest Games

The Playstation Vita was, and always will be, an odd little beast. Technically, the system was top notch. It should have been a success, it had everything going for it, but things didn’t ever truly plan out. It’s a shame the Vita is mostly remembered is jest by the masses,. There was a some seriously good games on the platform. Once a staple of the Sony brand, Wipeout was infamous for its faced paced action and soundtrack. There wasn’t a whole lot of games offering the same experience outside F-Zero. Whenever a new Sony system came out, you could be damned sure a Wipeout title would appear. The Vita was...

We Happy Few Preview – Solid But Uninspiring

We Happy Few Preview – Solid But Uninspiring

*Based on the Early Access build After creating a lot of buzz, mostly thanks to its tone, We Happy Few might not be the joyous experience many are expecting. At its core, We Happy Few is a survival game with some creepy imagery and themes. The Early Access build opens up a fair amount to play with, but it’s not exactly fun. For all of the world building and scene setting the initial five minutes indulges in, the gameplay is uninspired. Players must take into account thirst, hunger and fatigue. There’s various other effects that need monitoring when trigged, such as bleeding and sickness. Gathering materials and supplies forms the...

The Media Pins Shooting On Video Games. Just Another Witch Hunt

The Media Pins Shooting On Video Games. Just Another Witch Hunt

*Note – As someone who has grown up watching British media outlets sell lie after lie, this post comes from frustration and disbelief. The real topic on this latest event is not video games, for the media to try and frame that way is highly disrespectful towards the victims. They’re not your soap box.   It seems like the media can’t help themselves these days. Fresh off another tragedy, the media has promptly stood onto the fresh corpses in order to use them as a soap box. What’s their topic? Violent video games of course. The case in question is the recent shootings in Germany, in which a young male...

Nostalgia Is Not Ruining Video Games

Nostalgia Is Not Ruining Video Games

There’s been a few articles popping up lately suggesting nostalgia is a ‘problem’. I’ve always found this concept quite confusing, as it seems to ignore any positives in the name of trying to approve a point. These very same articles never mention genuine issues like bloating development costs, DLC, pre-order bonus trickery or shady business practices. Is nostalgia that big of a problem? Well no, not really. It seems odd that nostalgia and throw backs are seen as a issue. The very fact one of 2016 best games (Doom) is literally fuelled, inspired and motivated by nostalgia is proof enough it’s not a issue. Classic game design and concepts are...

Which Console Exclusive Represents Its System The Best?

Which Console Exclusive Represents Its System The Best?

With three consoles on the market, each with their own line up of exclusives, choosing one definitive title from each system is tricky. Is there even a game on each system that represents exactly what the consoles and brand stands for? The following is based on opinion, quality and impact within video game culture. The chances are everyone will have differing answers, proving that each system has a fairly healthy amount of options.     Xbox One -Killer Instinct Admittedly I did not have much faith in Killer Instinct’s return when it was first announced. Double Helix, known for their film licensed games like Green Lantern, Battleship and their one...

Battlefield Continues To Be Watered Down, But That’s Fine

Battlefield Continues To Be Watered Down, But That’s Fine

The more I see of Battlefield 1, the less interesting it becomes. Ever since Battlefield 2, the series has been on a downwards spiral in terms of depth and complexity. Gimmicks and fancy effects became increasingly important than gameplay and variety. It’s not to say that this has been a purely bad thing, but it’s starting to become worrying. Battlefield 1942 still remains as one of the most important video games of the modern era. The sheer size and scale opened up a whole new world of multiplayer video games. It was the first time that large scale combat could be enjoyed outside of 2001′s World War 2 online. After...

From Skill To Skins & Scams  – The Changing Faces of Counter-Strike

From Skill To Skins & Scams – The Changing Faces of Counter-Strike

At this point, everyone has heard about the scummy behaviour surrounding Counter-Strike GO gambling and two bell ends exploiting the trust of their tween fans. It oddly says a fair amount about the current state of Counter-Strike, a series once treasured as the retreat from the gimmicks of main stream multiplayer. Counter-Strike is one of the most important video games ever. Its MOD roots grew from the thriving scene in the 90′s, a scene that incubated so many great ideas and talents. There’s no short cuts or gimmicks to Counter-Strike, it was the most raw version of team based multiplayer. Skill was king, communication and team work was vital, a...

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

Overwatch isn’t just a game at this point, it’s became a culture. So many communities spawning from the game, a gigantic sub-reddit…and all those memes. The game has done what most Blizzard games do, become more than ‘just a game’. The confusing thing for me is this, Overwatch is becoming less enjoyable as time rolls on. It’s not that I dislike the game, far from it in fact. Each week seems to produce more annoyances without fail. Toxic team mates, players who refuse to play and the meme masters. Oh yes, the players who just want to be really cool and funny by playing awful (on purpose) while spamming memes...

Battleborn Now Needs To Go Free-To-Play

Battleborn Now Needs To Go Free-To-Play

Battleborn’s continued free-fall into irrelevance is a little saddening, but not all that unexpected. Poor marketing and a release window choice never left the game with much hope to truly succeed. The fact is, Battleborn isn’t a ‘bad’ game, it’s just been utterly buried. Given a fair chunk of the game is multiplayer, the current player numbers leave the game in a very poor state. Things haven’t really improved either. The addition of microtransactions left the player base, albeit a small one, rather bitter. It was always one positive the game had, you couldn’t just pay your way to an advantage. How does the game go from dead in the...

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