All About the Games.co.uk RSS feedhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/All the latest articles and top stories from the gaming website with character.en-GBWed, 23 May 2018 18:39:18 +020060 Space Hulk: Deathwing Definitive Edition Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12948<h4>The Emperor's New Clothes?</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12948"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/spacehulkdeath1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Space Hulk: Deathwing Definitive Edition Review"></a>Review by Ashley Fiddes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Space Hulk: Deathwing Definitive Edition on the PS4 is based in the popular Warhammer 40k universe.&nbsp; Originally released on PC in 2016 the enhanced edition sees it land on PS4 for the first time.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> The game sees you take control of a librarian in Deathwing, the 1st company of the Dark Angel&rsquo;s chapter of space marines, as they enter a giant dead ship &ndash; the space hulk.&nbsp; The first thing you note upon entering the space hulk is how well the characters have been modelled.&nbsp; You can clearly see a lot of time and attention has been taken in ensuring that your Dark Angel brothers look the part. Your starting weapons, the storm blaster and force sword share the screen as your tank like marine takes his first steps into the darkness.&nbsp; As I strode through the first area, the sound of my heavy footsteps rang through the air I felt like a powerful space marine and was exc...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12948">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12948#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 22 May 2018 17:42:44 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12948#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12948evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Battle Chasers: Nightwar Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12947<h4>Chase Me.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12947"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/battlechasersr1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review"></a>Review by Ror Brennan.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> After the closure of Darksiders' development house Vigil Games back in 2013, fans have been left wondering what next for Joe Madureira, the erstwhile Marvel artist who had co-founded the studio to tell the comic book-inspired tale of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.<br /> While War and his brethren have since moved on to THQ Nordic however, under the stewardship of Gunfire Games (itself home to former Vigil developers), Joe Mad took a different path, heading to Kickstarter to fund what must surely have been something of a dream project of his. With his new studio Airship Syndicate, Madureira returns to the world of Battle Chasers, his very own fantasy comic book series.<br /> After a lovingly-drawn intro that faintly calls to mind the opening scenes to many an 80s or 90s Saturday morning cartoon - though with a bit more blood than you might have seen on Live and Kicking - we're introduced to ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12947">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12947#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 15 May 2018 16:51:03 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12947#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12947evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Dragon's Crown Pro PS4 Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12946<h4>Fighting Fantasy</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12946"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/dragonscrown1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Dragon's Crown Pro PS4 Review"></a>You know what I love? A bloody good side scrolling beat-em-up. Us fans of the genre have been starved of a good brawler for years now, but in one corner of the globe we have a stalwart hero, namely Vanillaware, who are probably most famous for developing the Odin Sphere series. In Dragon's Crown Pro they have prettied up their original 2013 release to a full 4K and added a wonderful orchestral soundtrack by Hitoshi Sakimoto. And by golly doesn't it look beautiful and sound lovely.<br /> Dragon's Crown Pro looks like a gorgeous fantasy painting come to life, with everything animated perfectly and with style. One sticking point for many could be the character design by George Kamitani (who also previously worked with Capcom on Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom), yes the female characters are, shall we say blessed, with cracking top bollocks and bountiful bottoms, but this is equal opportunities fantasy bodies, with the guys also being clad in...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12946">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12946#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 11 May 2018 12:31:19 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12946#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12946evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Frostpunk PC Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12945<h4>Baby It's Cold Outside</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12945"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/frostpunk1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Frostpunk PC Review"></a>Review by Dean Davis.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Frostpunk is the new game by 11-bit studios the creators behind This War of Mine. It aims to bring the harsh choice making scenarios and survival aspects from&nbsp;This War of Mine&nbsp;to the city building genre. The game is set in 1886 the single greatest year in living human history as it was in that year that Arsenal Football Club were formed (u wot m8? Ed.)&hellip;<br /> Also, the weather started to go a bit mental.<br /> Set in an alternative timeline where continual snowstorms and frost fall have led to a frozen, almost uninhabitable world. The government has placed steam powered generators away to the frozen north far from the major cities in preparation of the mass exodus of people trying to escape the blight. Unfortunately, it doesn&rsquo;t appear that many souls made it that far and upon arriving at the generator site you are greeted by a vast empty hollow and tasked w...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12945">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12945#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 01 May 2018 18:39:54 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12945#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12945evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Masters of Anima Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12944<h4>So near, So Zahr</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12944"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/anima1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Masters of Anima Review"></a>&nbsp;<br /> Review by Ashley Fiddes<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Masters of Anima takes place in Spark, a world where creations called Golems are summoned by shapers using Anima. You follow the story of Otto, a young Shaper who feels that the Golems are being misused and as such reluctant to join the Shapers ranks. Unfortunately for Otto, due to his engagement to the Shaper Supreme he is forced into taking the Shaper exam to become a Master.&nbsp; During the exam (in which Otto excels) the ground erupts and aggressive Golems appear under the orders of the nefarious Zahr to attack Otto and his teacher. Upon escaping the exam area, you find that your Fianc&eacute;e has been transformed into crystals with which Zahr will summon even stronger Golems into being. You are then tasked with finding the pieces of your Fianc&eacute;e and saving the world. Same old, same old.<br /> To assist you on your journey you can eventually summon up to one hundred Golems acros...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12944">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12944#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 10 Apr 2018 16:11:51 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12944#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12944evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net X-Morph Defense: European Assault Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12943<h4>Not XXX-Morph, Tony Hart Wouldn't Like It.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12943"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/xmorph1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="X-Morph Defense: European Assault Review"></a>Review by Dean Davis<br /> X-Morph Defense: European Assault is a blend between an old school shmup and a wave-based tower defence game, the nice twist with this title is that it actually depicts you as the invading alien force come to conquer Earth. You are given an array of different weapon types with which to dispatch enemies and the ability to cloak yourself which lets you move through objects and remove yourself from dangerous situations where you may have backed yourself into a corner, it has proved invaluable and saved me from some sticky situations more times than I can mention. You are also given access to traditional tower defence structures that can be used to manipulate the route that ground forces take to your base and causing some damage to the oncoming enemy horde, used strategically you can force the enemy to take a long-winded path to your base passing towers twice along the way to maximise their impact. These can be placed at the star...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12943">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12943#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 03 Apr 2018 12:50:54 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12943#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12943evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net The Council: Episode 1: The Mad Ones Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12942<h4>Everybody's talking at me, I don't hear a word they're saying, Only the echoes of my mind.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12942"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/councilep11.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="The Council: Episode 1: The Mad Ones Review"></a>Thankfully The Council: Episode 1: The Mad Ones isn't about your neighbours having a shit fit in the streets after the bin men 'forgot' to empty their bins again, rather it's a story driven adventure game set in the 1790's, in which you take the role of Louis de Richet, the son and heir apparent of Sarah de Richet, head of the Golden Order secret society, who has seemingly disappeared on the private island of Lord William Alexander Mortimer. Fortunately you find yourself in possesion of an invitaion to one of his lavish parties, which is an excellent oppurtunity to investigate and grill the guests, which include famous faces from history such as Napoleon and George Washington.<br /> On first glance The Council: Episode 1: The Mad Ones could be wiritten off as just as just another dialogue based Telltale type game (developers of the Walking Dead series, amongst others), but the French team of Big Bad Wolf have sought to do something more involved, inte...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12942">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12942#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewThu, 29 Mar 2018 16:48:43 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12942#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12942evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12941<h4>A Knightmare?</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12941"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/hundred21.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 Review"></a>Review by Ashley Fiddes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is many things, it is a visual novel, an action RPG and a strategy game. Most of the time spent playing this game will be watching well drawn characters talk to each other in overly long story driven scenes. These scenes can be up to half hour long and on many occasions don&rsquo;t really move the story forward very much. It can be frustrating at times but thankfully between story sections you gain access to the world map, it is here the titular Hundred Knight gets to strut his stuff and the game really shows us how good it is.<br /> Hundred Knight is a manania created by the awoken witch Chelka, one of the stories main protagonists who has chosen to protect Amelie, Chelka&rsquo;s ex-sister and second main protagonist. In this role as protector Hundred Knight is required to reach a certain tile in the world map whilst defeating/running past the enemies that cover every i...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12941">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12941#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewWed, 28 Mar 2018 17:44:45 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12941#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12941evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Mulaka Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12940<h4>Boom Shaka Mulaka</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12940"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/mulaka1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Mulaka Review"></a>Mulaka is one beautiful looking game, taking art cues from the Tarahumara, a real life indigenous culture from northern Mexico, everything has a solid, colourful, whittled from wood look that suits it down to it's beautifully rendered ground. Even the music is perfectly suited as the tunes are also performed using traditional instruments.<br /> As Mulaka begins you find yourself in the shoes of the titular character himself, a Sukur&uacute;ame, a type of Tarahumara Shaman gifted with the power of shape-shifting and vision with which you can see into another dimension revealing hidden items, platforms and enemies. Your task is to rid the land of a terrifying evil which permeates the earth and the wildlife, which is mutated and in a very bad mood.<br /> There is more than a touch of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess about Mulaka, and this is no bad thing. Combat is fun and often takes place in the pop up mini arenas which disappear when you have cleared the baddies, much l...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12940">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12940#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewThu, 15 Mar 2018 17:57:43 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12940#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12940evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12939<h4>m0t0rb1kes!</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12939"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/ttisle1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge Review"></a>Review by Rich Boulton.<br /> &ldquo;The reason I do it is because if you do it wrong, it will kill you.If you think it's too dangerous then go home and cut your lawn and leave us to it.&rdquo;<br /> Guy Martin<br /> The Isle of Man TT is an infamous event, a 37-mile annual road race where riders can hit speeds over 200mph, and fatalities are commonplace with a tally over 250 since its inaugural race in 1907. Developers Kylotonn have taken on the task of recreating this event in all of its insanity and majesty, and in doing so have created something exceptional, though not necessarily easy to recommend.<br /> The Snaefell Mountain Course is the clear heart of the game, with the full track laser scanned for your death-defying pleasure, and we might as well begin here. If you follow the career mode, it will be a while until you are offered the opportunity to experience the full lap, but it is certainly worth the wait. Simply scanning the road and r...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12939">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12939#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewMon, 12 Mar 2018 16:18:46 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12939#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12939evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Understand the Chatter: What Poker Terms Meanhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Understand the Chatter: What Poker Terms Mean"></a>For anyone who wants to get involved in the poker scene, there are (generally speaking) a couple of minor stumbling blocks to overcome before it&rsquo;s possible to seriously enjoy a competitive world where stakes are raised and tension grows with each passing minute. The first such challenge can be easily overcome with a bit of practice and simply involves learning the rules of the different variants of poker, or at least the ones you might encounter most commonly. After all, you want to have confidence in your ability to play fairly&nbsp;whilst remaining on as level a playing field as ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=1">HairyArse</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsWed, 21 Feb 2018 09:26:28 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938HairyArse@allaboutthegames.net Kingdom Come: Deliverance Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937<h4>Get It On</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/kingdomcome1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review"></a>It's all kicking off in 1403 Bohemia, Charles IV has kicked the bucket, and left the empire to the (not so good) King Wenceslaus IV who spends most of his time partying rather than attending all that boring old state business. So this pisses off the nobles who ask his half brother King Sigusmund of Hungary to have a word. Unfortunately he decides on a more radical solution. Sigusmund invades Bohemia, kidnaps Wenceslaus and starts to loot and pillage all the King's estates, which include Skalitz, a mining town in which you, as Henry, son of the town blacksmith, is about to have one hell of a day.<br /> First impressions aren't so good, with some dodgy textures displaying a pretty flat scene on the title screen, but in the game proper things take a turn for the better, with some stellar texture work and really nice lighting work. The cut scenes are really well staged and mostly look fantastic, though now and again these can also look a little basic for some reason, though in a ga...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewMon, 19 Feb 2018 17:33:27 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Reflecting on the Life of a Tomb Raiderhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Reflecting on the Life of a Tomb Raider"></a>Few gaming characters are as recognisable as Lara Croft. Since her debut in 1996, the star of the Tomb Raider series has been regarded as a worldwide sensation. On top of that, this year looks set to be another big one for the franchise, with a new film based on the 2013 reboot starring Alicia Vikander coming in March and the latest game in the series, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, planned for release later in the year. With all this on the horizon, now seems as good a time as any to look back on this series and appreciate just how far Lady Croft has come.<br /> The story behind Lara&rsqu...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=1">HairyArse</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsMon, 12 Feb 2018 22:07:02 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936HairyArse@allaboutthegames.net The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935<h4>Cillit Banging</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/ethancarter1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review"></a>As The Vanishing of Ethan Carter opens, you find yourself in the shoes of detective Paul Prospero, standing on some rusty, broken down train tracks that lead into an atmospheric, beautifully realised forest. You are also in possession of a letter written by Ethan himself, and now it's up to you to find him. To spend any more time explaining the story would do the game a disservice, you really need to experience this for yourself.<br /> Developed by The Astronauts who were responsible for Painkiller and Bulletstorm, this is quite the change of pace, being a walking simulator at heart. As soon as you hit the start button the game warns you that there is no hand holding, and boy do they mean it. It's possible to reach the end of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter without solving any of the puzzles or reading any of the texts that flesh out the intriguing and well told story, of course you won't see the ending and will have to head back and see what y...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 26 Jan 2018 16:39:23 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Beholder Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934<h4>Big Brother is Watching</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/beholder1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Beholder Review"></a>Review by Dean Davis<br /> This War of Mine&nbsp;meets the German film The Lives of Others&nbsp;was my initial thought about Beholder, a game that pits you as the landlord of an apartment building with an ulterior motive, you were installed there by a totalitarian state to spy on your tenants. You install video cameras in double sneaky places (not even remotely sneaky places at all), look through all of their personal belongings and through conversation, deliberately trying to get them to reveal anything that can and most definitely will be used against them in the near future!<br /> You are given a set of directives by the state and a time frame to complete them, apparently the drug dealer in apartment 2 is already on their radar so it&rsquo;s up to me to keep a file on anything that he does, eventually filing a report once I have concrete evidence of his crimes. Police brutality and an empty apartment ensues..<br /> Unfortunatel...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:09:22 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net SOMA Xbox One Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933<h4>SOMA Far SOMA Good.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/soma1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="SOMA Xbox One Review"></a>Review by Ror Brennan.<br /> Two years after it first debuted on PC and PS4, Frictional's latest slice of terror finally arrives on Xbox One. Rather than the interdimensional gothic horror of Amnesia, however, SOMA opts for a near-future science fiction setting, and looks to ask questions about what it means to be human.<br /> You awake in a Toronto apartment in 2015, in the body of Simon Jarrett, a poor sod who's recently suffered a traumatic accident. As a result, he's off to have a brain scan as part of an experimental trial; a pair of scientists have come up with a way to model the brain, allowing them to test out different treatments in a virtual setting before applying a working therapy plan on a living patient. Simon travels to the lab, takes a seat to begin the scan, and a helmet is lowered over his face before his vision fades to white.<br /> He wakes up a hundred years later.<br /> Clearly things didn't go to plan. Simon awakes...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 15 Dec 2017 18:40:27 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Nine Parchments Nintendo Switch Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932<h4>Scrolling Shooter</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/ninep1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Nine Parchments Nintendo Switch Review"></a>Review by Ashley Fiddes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nine Parchments is a a co-op action RPG game from Frozenbyte, the developer of Trine and (the imo excellent) Has Been Heroes.&nbsp;<br /> In Nine Parchments you lead an apprentice wizard of your choice (eight different wizards to choose from, two available at the start, with six unlockable through quests within the game) on a mission to build their grimoire with lost spells. To do this you and your chosen companions travel across the world defeating a variety of different enemies with a variety of spells.&nbsp;<br /> The twenty four levels are beautiful and treacherous in equal measures with enemies gradually spawning in greater and greater numbers and water traps everywhere.&nbsp; To help even the odds you are given three starting spells, my chosen wizard Gislan was the healer and as such had access to an area of effect healing rift alongside a death ray and lightning haze, a...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewMon, 11 Dec 2017 18:09:35 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Pinball FX3 Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931<h4>Flip Out</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/pfx31.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Pinball FX3 Review"></a>Zen Studio's Pinball FX2 has been the gold standard of Pinball games, sure Pinball Arcade has real life tables as its selling point, but Zen Studios managed to make craft, variety and fun theirs.<br /> Which leaves us begging the question of where does the Hungarian developer go for the next generation Pinball FX3? Well first things first any tables you have already bought in Pinball FX2 can be imported into the new game free of charge, and they have all been given the requisite spit and polish you'd expect from Zen. The colours pop, the scrolling is smooth and I'm sure the effects work has also been stepped up a few notches. Comparing the Doctor Strange and Walking Dead tables between FX2 and FX3 is revelatory. There has been some serious graft done here.<br /> Unfortunately there's a handful of tables that don't import for rights reasons, so if you are a massive fan of Streetfighter, South ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewWed, 15 Nov 2017 17:09:25 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Demon Gaze II Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930<h4>Monday, Tuesday, Happy Gaze</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/demongazeII1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Demon Gaze II Review"></a>Review by Ashley Fiddes<br /> Demon Gaze II&nbsp;is an addictive, sometimes challenging, first person dungeon crawler developed by Kadokawa Games and published by NIS America.&nbsp; The game starts, as many RPG&rsquo;s have previously, with you awakening in a strange location, with no memory of how you got there or where you are.&nbsp; You are then quickly introduced to a few of the core characters from the game and shoved into the first dungeon and eventually your first battle with a demon.&nbsp; From here you are quickly whisked away to a sec...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 07 Nov 2017 17:36:46 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS4 Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929<h4>Looks cute, isn't cute.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/Yomawari1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS4 Review"></a>Review by Ror Brennan.<br /> You know a game takes its scares seriously when the first thing it asks you to do is turn off all the lights and refrain from tearing your gaze from the screen. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows even implores you to promise not to break these rules. You might wish you did.<br /> Much like last year's Yomawari: Night Alone, Midnight Shadows begins with a little girl and her dog. While we, unfortunately, had to witness the demise of the former protagonist's cute little pup Poro, here we're introduced to Yui, who has headed up into the mountains near her quiet little town to bury her beloved pet. I think Nippon Ichi might have something against dogs.<br /> If you're new to the Yomawari games, you might find yourself somewhat mollified by the cutesy chibi character designs and beautiful hand-drawn art. Do not be fooled. This is a bleak world where bad things happen. Much like the first game, that charmin...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 27 Oct 2017 16:43:07 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net