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Jotun – The Best Indie Game You Probably Haven’t Play Yet

Jotun – The Best Indie Game You Probably Haven’t Play Yet

Taking a punt on a random game during the Steam Sales can throw up some surprises. Browsing the cheaper side of things (anything under £6), I came across a curious game. I’ve not heard much about it, which is shocking given how willing people are to gush about the latest darling. It’s striking art style stood out instantly, as too did its premise. Jotun is a hand-drawn action/exploration game set in Norse mythology. How could anyone resist that? Without a second of hesitation, I bought and installed the game. My god, Jotun is a true treat. The sheer beauty of the game is jaw dropping. Each enemy, every single environment,...

INSIDE – Review (Xbox One)

INSIDE – Review (Xbox One)

INSIDE is one of those games that you play, and will remember that experience for a long time to come. The game is very much a spiritual successor to Playdead’s other game, LIMBO and it shows in terms of gameplay, aesthetic and overall feel when you’re traversing through these levels, and completing the puzzles. In the game you take control of a young boy with no real idea of where the story, nor the game is going to be taking you. You’re completely oblivious as to what could happen, and it’s a sort of freeing experience with INSIDE. You’re dropped in right away with no idea on controls or anything....

Four Ways To Improve Overwatch

Four Ways To Improve Overwatch

Overwatch is hugely enjoyable, but it’s not without its flaws. There’s a few niggles that can detract from the experience. While it may be nothing game breaking, there’s a few things that could be done to improve the game. The following are just a few ideas to help solve some of Overwatch’s annoyances. Remember, these are just suggestion based on the opinions of someone who no-lifed the game.     The Role No One Wants  I think we’ve all been there. The game starts, 80% of the team pick their hero and get ready to start. 15 seconds before the game is about to commence and it turns out your...

Limited Fun With A Flair of Old School – Hard Reset Redux Review (PC)

Limited Fun With A Flair of Old School – Hard Reset Redux Review (PC)

With the recent release of doom having reignited the excitement that once existed for more traditional shooters, developers: flying wild hog have re-released a remastered version of the 2011 game hard reset which was mostly well received amongst critics. The game takes place in Bezoar, a cyberpunk city with explosive barrels and electricity panels laid around conveniently for you to shoot and create havoc. Given what the game wants to achieve, which is to create a decent and straight forward shooter that is rather focused on the mechanics compared to more modern games that have to go through a whole checklist of things, here the narrative takes a back seat...

Solid Action-RPG Thrills With A Story To Tell – The Technomancer Review (PC)

Solid Action-RPG Thrills With A Story To Tell – The Technomancer Review (PC)

* Review based on the PC version of the game* The modern video game market has shifted greatly in the last decade or so. Triple A games and indie titles share the same space, often leading some to believe that they are the only option. Found slotting in the middle of the two giants is the middle market. The gap between big budget and small scale games, a market left somewhat unappreciated. Publisher Focus Interactive has established themselves firmly as the modern leaders of the middle market. Pumping out games such as Styx, Sherlock Holmes and a healthy line of Warhammer games, they’ve garnered quite a reputation for themselves. French...

Ubisoft Continue To Disrespect Ghost Recon’s Legacy

Ubisoft Continue To Disrespect Ghost Recon’s Legacy

Ghost Recon used to be the pinnacles of its genre. A slow paced, tactical squad based shooter, each movement could spell death. The series was infamous for how intense it could be, a single bad move could result in failure. As time went by, Ghost Recon changed. The focus on tactical play was eroded away. Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a studio founded by Tom Clancy himself. Their work had always been made for what many saw as a ‘niche’ market. In a world dominated by run-and-gun shooters, Red Storm provided a more true to life experience. Rainbow Six was brutal for its time. Permanent death, tactical planing and a...

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s hardships have no end in sight. As a fan of the game, I’ve invested around 35+ hours in the game. The combination of MOBA and shooter elements had me hooked. Interesting characters and mechanics kept the game fresh, for a time at least. Critical and user reviews had been rather positive, including on Steam user reviews. The honeymoon period is over. Battleborn’s rating now sits at ‘mixed’, with a number of players becoming disillusioned with the game. There’s a number of reasons to why Battleborn is dropping players as the weeks go by. Matchmaking has been a mess since release, often setting low levels against high levels. It’s a...

What Should We Expect From E.A’s E3 2016 Conference?

What Should We Expect From E.A’s E3 2016 Conference?

E3 2016 kicks off today, starting with EA. For the most part, we know what to expect from one of video game’s biggest powerhouses. That doesn’t mean there’s no room for surprise, EA do have a tendency to pop out at least one new game that catches the attention. So what could 2016 hold?     Titanfall 2 - It’s no secret that Titanfall 2 is ready to drop at E3 2016. Reveal trailers and flashes of presentation rehearsals have people’s tongues wagging. After the first game provided a good concept and platform, Titanfall 2 looks to make a more last impact on the market. A single player campaign is...

May’s Best Games: Old School, Series Ends & Digital Crack

May’s Best Games: Old School, Series Ends & Digital Crack

May was a pretty solid month. Classic franchises returned, modern classic franchises closed and Blizzard released a new IP. 2016 has been a strange year like that, so much new along side modern series closing. These are the best games released in May.     Doom -   Who would of knew that a modern rebirth of a classic franchise would be so good. Departing from the survival horror/ Tech demo that was Doom 3, Doom is classic to the core. Fantastic level design married with free flowing shooting results in amazing gameplay. Doom plays with confidence, never backing into a corner. There’s an undeniable thrill that oozes from every...

Can Watch Dogs 2 Restore Consumer Faith In The Franchise and Ubisoft?

Can Watch Dogs 2 Restore Consumer Faith In The Franchise and Ubisoft?

Watch Dogs created such immense hype when it was initial revealed during E3 2012. It looked so fresh, so wonderfully ‘new’. After a good long while of teases, trailers and footage, Watch Dogs was released to a mixed reception. Downgraded visuals, repetitive gameplay and barely anything you could honestly label as new, Watchdogs was disappointing. Ubisoft are no strangers to using misleading trailers, but Watch Dogs seemed to be the last straw for many. So how does Watchdogs 2 make sure not to follow a simialr path? It’s already under scrutiny, people are cautiously approaching the game, prodding and poking. Comments on the reveal trailer range from excitement to comedic...

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