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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...

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...

Dice Rolls, Cannibalism And Death – Tharsis Review (PC)

Dice Rolls, Cannibalism And Death – Tharsis Review (PC)

Turn based crisis management laced with ruthless mechanics, this is Tharsis. Leading a small team on a mission to Mars has its hazards. Maintaining the ships upkeep, ensuring team members are fit and fed. It sounds easy enough, but it’s far from it. The first 90 seconds of the game places players in a weakened position. With the ship’s pantry floating off into space, along with two team members, things go from bad to worse. It sets the tone for the rest of the experience perfectly. Tharsis makes the player’s goal clear from the start. Survive ten weeks and reach Mars. There’s no hidden meaning, just get to Mars. Completing...

Starship Twin Stick Troopers – Helldivers Review (PC)

Starship Twin Stick Troopers – Helldivers Review (PC)

Harsh video game experiences are becoming increasingly more popular. One mistake can end in death, hand holding is no longer desired, players have to earn their rewards. Helldivers is another example of such games, but with a little more going on behind the scenes. Helldivers does not simply rely on its challenging nature, there’s much more on offer. The twin stick shooting is compact, yet has a fair level of scope constantly at work. Its the little things that makes Helldivers work so well. Set across a number of planets, each with their own style and enemy type, Helldivers is all the Sci-Fi action cheese you could want. With undertones...

One of 2015′s Best Indie Titles – Ben and Ed Review (PC)

One of 2015′s Best Indie Titles – Ben and Ed Review (PC)

Steam Greenlight has long been a broken promise. No longer a place for creativity to show itself, the platform is largely made up of trolling submissions and Youtube bait. There’s  the odd title that proves there’s hope in the system. Creativity titles that ooze character and charm, while proving some smart game mechanics. Ben and Ed is a perfect example of this. Developed by Sluggerfly, Ben and Ed is simple concept executed brilliantly. Part of the ever expanding ‘Runner’ genre, Bed and Ed takes the core concept of the genre and adds it’s own wonderful twist. The game centres around a young boy called Ben, and his Zombie pal Ed....

Playing In Plastic Is Fantastic – The Mean Greens Review (PC)

Playing In Plastic Is Fantastic – The Mean Greens Review (PC)

Virtual Basement’s (Ark- Survival Evolved) latest game, The Mean Greens, does what a number of bigger games fail to do. While it may sound like some kind of Vegan juice drink, The Mean Greens is charming title that showcases vast amount of potential from a young developer. The core concept is the classic battle between Green and Tan toy soldiers. Those little pieces of plastic, vaguely human shaped, that has entertained generation after generation. In this case, we’re no longer using imagination to act our play wars, we’re directly playing. From the outside, The Mean Greens looks like a cookie cutter third person shooter, and that’s partly right. The true...

Single Player Neutralized, Quality Multiplayer Confirmed – Rainbow Six: Siege Review (PC)

Single Player Neutralized, Quality Multiplayer Confirmed – Rainbow Six: Siege Review (PC)

*Reviewed on PC, tested on all settings* After years away from the scene, Rainbow Six has returned. Complete with a new focus, and less features, Siege represents the reinvention of a franchise. Whether or not the reinvention is successful depends on how you value content, or lack of. In truth, Rainbow Six: Siege will split opinions straight down the middle. Fans of past entries will have problems seeing the latest instalment as a new Rainbow Six title. The tactical approach has mostly be stripped away in favour of fast paced action. The general pace of the gameplay is a stark contrast to even the likes of Vegas and Lockdown. Tactics...

Star Wars Battlefront – Review

Star Wars Battlefront – Review

People were excited to hear that we were getting another Battlefront game, as was I in a sense (even though I was sort of bored with previous titles) And because of that I have strong feelings of split opinions. Some people will love the game, and no doubt people will be disappointed with the title. Let’s dive into my review, and let’s go on this journey together. Some people would describe this game as a “reboot” of the old Battlefront series of games, which were some of the most fun shooters you could sit down and play with some buddies. Sadly, moving into this iteration of the franchise, a lot...

This Year’s Best Co-op Chaos – Warhammer: Endtime – Vermintide Review (PC)

This Year’s Best Co-op Chaos – Warhammer: Endtime – Vermintide Review (PC)

* This review is based on the PC version of the game, with all the settings on maximum*   After redefining what a Co-op experience could be, Left 4 Dead left a lasting impression on video game development. The sheer ferocity and intensity of Left 4 Dead became a instant hit, with the game spawning a sequel as well as influencing various other titles. It’s influence can still be felt to this day, especially in Warhammer: Endtime – Vermintide. The latest project by Fatshark (War of the Roses, Escape from Dead Island) is a fresh take on the Warhammer universe, in terms of gameplay. While past entries under the Warhammer...

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Review

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Review

This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is the latest installment in Ubisoft’s popular Assassin’s Creed franchise. The game takes place in 1860s London, England and your thrust into the shoes of twin assassins, Jacob Frye and Evie Frye whom have disobeyed orders from one of their Assassin higher-ups and go to London to tackle the Templar occupation there, alone and to recover the mysterious Shroud Of Eden. I won’t reveal much about the plot other than the main antagonist in this game nails the menacing, and evil look. More villains in games need curly mustaches. Hell, this may just be the best story...

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