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Brutal Satisfaction – Battlefleet Gothic: Armada  Review (PC)

Brutal Satisfaction – Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review (PC)

With a fairly shallow knowledge of Warhammer 40k, the sheer volume of lore contained within the universe is overwhelming. Most people can identify what Warhammer 40k is, mostly down to its unique visual style, but only some truly know what everything is within the confides of the brand. Battlefleet Gothic Armada is typically Warhammer 40k. Everything is titanic, bold and direct. From the towering ships, to the strong imperial mannerism in the dialogue, it’s typically 40k. Even as someone not all that familiar with the world, Battlefleet is imposing but hugely endearing. In fairness, the game needs to hook the player in, mainly to keep them playing through the ever...

Remembering Condemned Criminal Origins –  Brutally Sculpting the 360′s Launch

Remembering Condemned Criminal Origins – Brutally Sculpting the 360′s Launch

Condemned: Criminal Origins still remains as a game I have fond memories of. It’s a little odd that such a gritty and gruesome game can be in the same space as the word fond. The entire game was one relentless hammer blow of sheer tension. For a 360 launch title, Condemned was more than just a pretty looking game. Developer Monolith had plenty of pedigree when it came to action horror. Their 2005 release F.E.A.R was hailed as one of the defining first person shooters of its time. Satisfying action movie like shooting, neatly fused with modern horror, resulted in a fantastic game. Condemned was the next step Monolith took...

Nice Cards, Shame About The Transactions – Magic Duels: Shadows Over Innistrad Review (PC)

Nice Cards, Shame About The Transactions – Magic Duels: Shadows Over Innistrad Review (PC)

While the likes of Hearthstone may sitting upon the throne of video game card combat games, Magic The Gathering still dominates the physical realm. It’s has been around for decades, becoming a culture within itself. The video game equivalents have been something of a mixed bag, especially in its latest formart. Magic Duels was a noticeable departure from the Duels of the Planewalkers series. In an attempt to fit into the growing market, Duels launched as a free-to-play title with microtransactions. The new format, and indeed version of the game, was met with mostly mixed reviews. After various patches and updates, Duels has welcomed in the Shadows Over Innistrad update....

Dark Souls 3′s Commercial Success Validates The Lack Of Easy Mode

Dark Souls 3′s Commercial Success Validates The Lack Of Easy Mode

Dark Souls 3′s strong sales has surely put to bed the idea that its difficulty is a problem. One of the core arguments about adding a easy mode was that the inclusion would increase sales. While that may have some truth to it, kudos should be paid towards From Software for sticking to their proven formula. From Software has saw their franchise make history for publisher Bandai Namco. Dark Souls 3 has became their most successful launch day game to date, all while recording a personal best for the franchise. Dark Souls 1 & 2 failed to reach number one in the charts after their respective release. The third, and...

Promising Potential – Battleborn Multiplayer Beta Impressions

Promising Potential – Battleborn Multiplayer Beta Impressions

* Based Purely on the PVP multiplayer* Battleborn’s Open Beta event has cleared up a number of things. The general worry was that this Battleborn was a cheap cash-in on ‘Hero shooters’ has thankfully been proved wrong. That doesn’t mean the Beta wasn’t without its flaws, or suggestions of problems that could arise in the retail release. At the heart of the game is MOBA-like flow, with similarities to Monday Night Combat. Two teams push into the opposition’s side of the map. Depending on the game mode, the end goals are different but are essential achieved in the same way. Incursion tasks players with taking out the enemy team’s towering...

Broken, Buggy & Laboured – NightCry Review (PC)

Broken, Buggy & Laboured – NightCry Review (PC)

NightCry is supposed to be a throwback to the nostalgic days of the 90s with the likes of Clock Tower. The problem is, the game is literally playing and performing like a game from that period on modern systems, without any patches or optimization. This could be the first time in which a review on this site has been delayed purely because the game in question was so broken. Upon launching NightCry a small settings box pops up. Setting resolution, tinkering with video options and such. After trying to run the game on full screen I was met with crash after crash. As of 14/04/2016, I could not run this...

Back in 1995 Releases On Steam April 28th

Back in 1995 Releases On Steam April 28th

Back in 1995 is a throwback to mid 90′s survival horror, complete with ‘retro’ 3D graphics and low res models.   Set in a world that is both ‘concrete and indistinct’, players must uncover the the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the main character’s daughter and the catastrophe that shook the city. Back In 1995 is a labour of love by developer Takaaki Ichijo who has set out to replicate the unique feeling of his first video game experiences. It’s clear the see where his inspirations come from. Based in Tokyo, Warped Code is a small studio that has a strong affection for the likes of Silent Hill, Resident Evil and...

N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Releases April 29th

N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Releases April 29th

Story-driven, first person game N.E.R.O: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is inviting players into its world on April 29th.   Boasting features that ‘are uncommon in video games’, N.E.R.O claims to be a visual novel that meets a puzzle game. With four dreamlike environments to explore, players will seek out the clues to solve the ‘comples and cryptic’ tale behind their journey. N.E.R.O: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure will release on Steam April 29th with a physical PS4 release coming in the summer.   Both the devloper and publisher invite the public to ask questions about the game using the hashtag ‘ #NEROgame  ’...

Rainbow Six: Siege Free Weekend Kicks Off – Why You Should Try It

Rainbow Six: Siege Free Weekend Kicks Off – Why You Should Try It

Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the best title Ubisoft has released in sometime. The initial release was a little rough, with various bugs and glitches spoiling the fun, but things have gotten a lot better. For this weekend on Steam, you can try the delights of Siege for free.   Siege combines a healthy dose of team based combat with a focus on synergy between team mates and their chosen operator. Every map is designed in a manner which allows players to use the various abilities of their operator as well as the gadgets on offer. The 5 v 5 format is the perfect platform to host  some truly...

Huge Free Expansion For Xbox One & PC Title The Solus Project Is On The way

Huge Free Expansion For Xbox One & PC Title The Solus Project Is On The way

The Solus Project, released earlier this year via Steam Early Access, was one of the more impressive survival titles. It’s mix of exploration, crafting and survival made it enjoyable and unpredictable. There’s no enemies in the game, the only threat is the planet’s climate and weather. Temperature drops, rain and gigantic tornadoes kept the player on edge. Highpoint is the next dose of content being added to the game, coming 15th of April on Xbox One with the Steam/GoG version already in the wild. This new update adds the towering Highpoint island to the game, complete with massive cave to explore. All of this new free content adds around 3-4...

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