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Overwatch – Mastering Zarya, The Most Underrated Tank

Overwatch – Mastering Zarya, The Most Underrated Tank

Overwatch is filled with interesting heroes, most of which have unique game mechanics. Learning the ways of each hero can dramatically improve general play, as well as enjoyment. Zarya is perhaps the most flexible and diverse hero in the game. The following is a short guide to how she works and in which composition she can flourish in.   Skill & Info breakdown: Particle Cannon - Ammo: 100 Reload time: 1.5 seconds Range: 15 meters Damage: Basic 80- scales to 160 Her weapon fires a constant beam of energy via the primary fire. Head shots can not be achieved with her weapon Secondary fire acts more like a grenade launcher....

Was Homefront: The Revolution Sent Out To Die?

Was Homefront: The Revolution Sent Out To Die?

Fresh off reviewing Homefront: The Revolution, I’ve been pondering a few things. In January of this year, I made a prediction the game would turn out messy. Switching from numerous developers, all while a whole new generation of system came out, was never going to be a good thing. The sheer amount of time and money poured into the game with no end product, something had to give. My most recent curiosities concern the game’s release date. The original Homefront was met with mixed reception, but sold well. Its mid March release date played a major part. There was little to no form of major competition at that time. Crysis...

With Uncharted 4 Out & Over, Do We Really Need A Film Adaptation?

With Uncharted 4 Out & Over, Do We Really Need A Film Adaptation?

As a franchise, Uncharted has provided moments that force you to soak in the scene. For years now, I’ve refereed to Uncharted 2 and 3 as the accumulation of what main stream video games have aimed to be. Those experiences that rival, arguably surpass, anything cinema can offer. Uncharted 4 finds itself on the PS4, the apparent final game in the series, doing what it does best. Over the top action spliced with firefights and set pieces. Dialogue and interactions that feel natural. Stunning scenery and genuine sense of exploration. Uncharted does it all wonderfully, doing everything it set out to achieve. If there’s one thing that Uncharted 4 confirms,...

Dated, Buggy & Boring – Homefront: The Revolution Review (PC)

Dated, Buggy & Boring – Homefront: The Revolution Review (PC)

*PC version reviewed* Homefront: The Revolution has a lot of history. Spawned from the ashes of THQ’s final attempts to stay afloat, Dambuster studios was left to finish work on the game. Stuck in development hell, The Revolution has been passed around various developers, all while a new generation of systems of arose. Unfortunately for the final product, its history shows. The plot is still set in the same established of the 2011 original, only this time with a new cast of characters. Player’s jump into the boots of Ethan ”Birdy” Brady, the youngest member of the resistance. After years of Korean rule, the resistance is rising, with Brady lighting the...

Overwatch Rip Off Is Hilariously Shameless

Overwatch Rip Off Is Hilariously Shameless

The term ‘rip off’ is often thrown around these days. When video games share similar traits, you’ll be damn sure to find someone calling one of them a rip off. Video games tend to follow trends that have resulted in high sales and success, it’s just how it is. Rip off is a strong term often misused, at least in some cases. Overwatch is shaping up to be the next big release on the market. Blizzard’s Hero shooter is currently powering through on a hype train, it even has its own rip off. Chinese game ‘League of Titans’ is one edit away from a complete steal. All of the Heroes...

Love Dark Souls? Try These

Love Dark Souls? Try These

With the Dark Souls series coming to a close, there’s a number of people looking to fill the void. While replaying the series time and time again still provides enjoyment, there’s other games that offer similar delights.     Salt & Sanctuary - Releasing on PS4 earlier this year, Salt & Sanctuary recently came to Steam. At its core, it’s 2D Dark Souls. Everything is there, the challenge, classes, builds and even a form of world invasion. Salt & Sanctuary oozes with confidence, combining influences from Metroid and Castlevania, along with Dark Souls, to create a wonderfully brutal experience. Impressive amount of detail is on display in the various mechanics....

Doom’s Level Design Is A Marvel Among Mediocrity

Doom’s Level Design Is A Marvel Among Mediocrity

The first person shooter genre has been stuck in a rut for sometime. Trends were set by big sellers, this is not anything new. Highly scripted shooters, constant use of quick time events and linear level design has dominated the genre. It’s not rare to play a shooter that will happily move you from point A to B and offer nothing more than a decorated straight line. Doom has stuck its blood soaked fist into these tired traits, and it’s glorious. Distinctly old school in approach, Doom makes the most of some modern features while maintaining its soul. Sure there’s a progression system, complete with challenges, but at the end...

Naughty Dog Can Do Many Things, Stealth Is Not One Of Them

Naughty Dog Can Do Many Things, Stealth Is Not One Of Them

Naughty Dog are praised for a number of things. Their ability to tell stories, craft character we grow to love and care about. Praise for how intense their games can be, how the action is rewarding. One element of their games rarely gets highlighted, even though it has played a fairly large role in their recent releases. I’m a big fan of Naughty Dog’s work, Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us are two of my favourite games of last generation. But there’s some things that can’t be overlooked. Naughty Dog can not do stealth. Every time they’ve added stealth mechanics or sections into their games it’s turned out pretty...

Initial Impressions Of Doom’s Campaign – Fast & Brutally Brilliant

Initial Impressions Of Doom’s Campaign – Fast & Brutally Brilliant

With Doom review copies being tricky to get a hold of, there’s not much to draw opinions from. The Beta put off a fair amount of people, including myself, making Doom a curiosity more than an anticipated release. The following is initial impression based purely on four hours with the single player. Various big budget games open with cut scenes and quick time events. They try to be as cinematic as they possibly can. Doom on the other hand, it doesn’t care for any of that guff, it starts as it means to go on, shotgun in hand. The opening is fast and to the point, which sums up the...

Overwatch Does One Thing Better Than Any Other Game

Overwatch Does One Thing Better Than Any Other Game

Overwatch has managed to pull off something rather special. People may flock to the likes of Tracer, Widow Maker, McCree and Reaper, but the true heroes of the team are the supports. Always vital, rarely appreciated, supports are one of the keys to success. Traditionally, supports have been seen as the boring option, constantly glued to people’s side as they heal and try to stay out of trouble. Offering little in attack, the image of supports has been rather lame. Overwatch does a good job of changing things around. With four supports on offer, Overwatch supplies its heroes with unique abilities and traits. Each of the supports differ in how...

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