Iron Fisticle Review

   30/09/2014 at 09:47       ALEX VAUGHAN       0 COMMENTS.
I’ve never played Smash TV, but I have played hours and hours of many a twin-stick arena shooter, so I’ll just say Iron Fisticle (aside from the terrible/wonderful name) is a fairly slow paced but difficult as hell twin-stick shooter. The developer cites Smash TV as an influence though, so if you’ve played that you’ll know the score. Iron Fisticle is deliberately old school with its presentation and controls, limiting you to only 8 points ...
The Evil Within is Looking Terrifying in this New Trailer

   29/09/2014 at 18:03       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Check out this new gameplay video for The Evil Within, it looks pant-fillingly good.  Developed by Shinji Mikami, the daddy of Resident Evil, and the good folks at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within looks to provide the meaning of pure survival horror.  You'll find yourself in the shoes of Detective Sebastian Castellanos investigating a brutal murder. After seeing the slaughter of your fellow officers, you are ambushed and knocked unconscious...
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Preview

   27/09/2014 at 14:05       ALANA TAPSELL       0 COMMENTS.
Following the excellent reception to The Book of Unwritten Tales and a highly successful bid for funding through Kickstarter, German developer King Art is back with a second instalment of what promises to be another fantastic point-and-click adventure game. If you’re a fan of traditional, classic adventures such as the Monkey Island and Broken Sword series, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 shouldn’t disappoint. Beautiful graphics and stunni...
Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front Review

   23/09/2014 at 09:41       CLAYTON CLIVE       0 COMMENTS.
Battle Academy 2 throws you into command of either Axis or Allies during the largest military confrontation in history. Without much time in the academy. I didn't discover the broader original which took you as far as the African theatre of war, but I have always preferred the cold.  Battle Academy 2 is a turn based strategy game with the balance of detail and depth to keep you buoyant, avoiding any chance of suffocation in complexity. It's crammed with enough u...
Castlestorm: The Definitive Edition Review

   23/09/2014 at 09:05       DEAN BENNETT       0 COMMENTS.
“Do you want to check out Castlestorm: The Definitive Edition?” he said. “Sure.” I said. It won’t take me long right? It’s that downloadable game from those Pinball people Zen Studios. Bish, Bash, Bosh, game complete, write some words, job done right? No, not right at all. Many hours and a few restarts later, it turned out I was very wrong indeed. Castlestorm originally came out just over a year ago, first on 360, and then on prett...
Hack 'n' Slash Review

   22/09/2014 at 15:28       ALEX VAUGHAN       0 COMMENTS.
A new DoubleFine game always brings with it high expectations and excitement, along with the knowledge that it will probably be a bit rough around the edges but so full of fun and magic that it keeps you smiling all the way through.  Hack ‘n’ Slash has the magic, and it’s definitely more than rough in places, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite keep that grin on your face. It’s more a face of horrible fucking frustration with bouts of “...
The Forest - Alpha (v0.06) Preview

   19/09/2014 at 19:03       GRAHAM MACKENZIE       1 COMMENTS.
What is it? The Forest is a self titled "Open world surivial horror simulator". Open world is marketing speak for “not a corridor shooter” and it's about as scary as eating ice cream. So let's stick with “survival simulator” for now. With that annoyance out the way, let's get started. What do you actually do? Survive. Wake up. Survive better.  You crash land on an island with nothing but a ...
Pathologic Trailer Brings the Chills

   18/09/2014 at 17:29       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Check out this spooky trailer for Pathologic, a game which sees you taking on the role of one of the three doctors, you'll explore the town, its weird traditions and the complex relationships of its inhabitants in your quest to overcome the invisible evil named The Sand Plague. You'll have to try to find a way to fight and destroy the contagion itself, whilst endeavoring to save as many lives as possible. The plot of Pathologic is broken down into 12 chapters reflect...
Destiny Review

   16/09/2014 at 18:12       DEAN BENNETT       3 COMMENTS.
Destiny. You might have heard of it. It’s a FPS shooter from those Halo guys ‘n gals, Bungie. It’s the next big thing. Well, at least until the next big thing. Bungie were kind enough to provide the gaming community with a very generous Beta. This gave a huge amount of gamers, 4.6 million of them, several hours of starting content and access to the PvP arenas. It’s fair to say that initial reactions were positive. Graphically Destiny just jumps off the...
GoD Factory: Wingmen Review

   15/09/2014 at 11:06       CLAYTON CLIVE       0 COMMENTS.
The dark times that have surrounded Space Combat games seem to finally be coming to an end. Since Freelancer and Wing Commander what have we truly had to enjoy? For me FTL scratched a good few itches for a while, but that is RTS primarily, not a barrel rolling space combat sim. I love Space Engineers but the combat doesn't appeal to me from what I have seen so far. I want to blast fighters into nothing but atoms through a sexy green heads up display. I want...
Age of Wonders III: Golden Realms Review

   14/09/2014 at 18:52       ALEX VAUGHAN       1 COMMENTS.
For those hoping the new Age of Wonders III DLC, Golden Realms, will offer anything drastically interesting or mix up the formula in any way, you will be disappointed. Those of you simply looking for some more content; another campaign, some more heroes, spells and creatures as an excuse to go back, will be right at home with this new expansion.  The new race introduced, on top of the base games Elves, Orcs, Dwarves and dastardly Humans, among other generic fant...
Next Gen GTA V Looks Incredible

   12/09/2014 at 15:18       CHRIS OTOOLE       1 COMMENTS.
Well lookee here, It's the new best game ever. Just look at it! Featuring new activities and vehicles, more wildlife, denser traffic and a whole host of graphical and weather effects you've never had GTA so good. Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC will also feature enhanced radio selections, with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations. You folk with you character al...
The Walking Dead Pinball FX2 Review

   09/09/2014 at 10:37       DEAN BENNETT       0 COMMENTS.
Zen Studios have been remarkably smart with their choosing of IP to associate with their Pinball games, Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball. Star Wars, The Marvel Pantheon and a dalliance with gaming brands such as Plants Vs. Zombies, Ms. Splosion Man and Streetfighter II. Here they make another astute choice working out a deal with Telltale Games to turn the hugely enjoyable ‘The Walking Dead’ episodic game into a Pi...
To End All Wars Review

   08/09/2014 at 14:28       CLAYTON CLIVE       0 COMMENTS.
To End All Wars is the latest grand strategy game from Ageod that puts you in command of either the Central Powers of the West or East Entente from the dawn of the First World War until it's end in 1918. It's no coincidence that we're seeing a sudden influx of WWI video games in the centenary year but very few seem worth investing in, would anyone really want to try a FPS set in the era? I can't imagine you'd survive very long. Also from a sales point of view, would you have many buy...
Metro Redux Review

   28/08/2014 at 18:03       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Atmosphere. The one thing lots of games strive for, but very few achieve. Metro Redux has it in spades, portraying a consistent and viable world in which the fear will almost be palpable at times. Metro Redux kicks off 20 years after a terrible nuclear war, Moscow has been completely eradicated and the population has fled to the many miles of underground railway to shelter from the radiation. You find yourself in the shoes of Artyom, born shortly before the bombs fir...
        
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Looks fantastic!
 
Tuckey - In response to: Next Gen GTA V Looks Incredible - 11day(s) ago.
 
Good stuff Gray, genuinely interesting and answered the questions I'd actually want to ask about a game....
 
Tuckey - In response to: The Forest - Alpha (v0.06) Preview - 11day(s) ago.
 
Thanks guys!
 
oldskooldeano - In response to: Destiny Review - 14day(s) ago.
 
Sounds good. Anyone know how much it will be? AoW3 is fun. I'm not sure if it is as good as the previous but I like it a lot. The trouble is I'm nowhere near finishing the campaign....
 
oldskooldeano - In response to: Age of Wonders III: Golden Realms Review - 15day(s) ago.
 
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