“LET’S FUCKING DO THIS!” is the bloodcurdling battlecry I’m greeted with as the controller is placed in my hands. I’m sat in a small booth behind closed doors at Gamescom 2016 having a go at Tormentor x Punisher, the upcoming game from Joonas Turner, one of the guys behind Nuclear…
Since the first unveiling at VGX 2013, No Man’s Sky instantly captured the hearts and minds of gamers across the world. Winning countless awards years prior to release, players were truly infatuated with the beautiful world that Sean Murray and the guys at Hello Games were proposing. The sceptics amongst…
Portal has inspired a lot of similar games over the last decade or so that have tried to emulate and improve the formula, but none have really managed it except for the sequel, Portal 2. The Turing Test from Bulkhead Interactive is another title that’s even more similar than most.…
The original Naga Hex from Razer was a mouse that was like no other; it featured a plethora of buttons on the left hand side of the mouse instead of the usual two buttons. This mouse would be known as the mouse for MMOs and be pushed heavily as such. The Hex…
During the many years of the PlayStation 2’s lifespan, some of the most critically acclaimed RPG’s ever made came out on Sony’s record breaking console. One of these games was Odin Sphere, a 2D action RPG that was developed by Vanillaware, and was ultimately published by gaming giants Square Enix…
Cultural differences make media from certain countries unique. Whether it is the quirky antics that originate in British cinema, or the brutal yet gripping serial dramas from HBO in America, variety truly is the spice of life. This is certainly the case with Gal Gun Double Peace, the latest game…
On the surface, Hyper Light Drifter looks like your typical indie fare. Pixel art aesthetic, retro throw backs, deliberately light on plot and exposition. It has all of the trademarks of the independent scene, but when you look beyond the retro sensibilities on display, you'll soon discover that Hyper Light…
The night is young. Below, the headlights on the highways look like tiny yellow ants. In front of you, a portable turret is connected to your laptop pointing through an open window of the skyrise apartment you’re attempting to infiltrate. Your fingers clack on the keyboard: “blink 2 fire; pitch…
There is no other franchise quite like Monster Hunter. Going out into the world to battle the biggest and meanest beasties is something you truly need to feel for yourself. Every battle has you grasping at your controls as you try your hardest to stand up to some of the…
In the 90’s we were graced with the presence of a phenomenon that we had no idea would catch on this well. Whether you started off with the TV series or with the original GameBoy games, Pokemon was truly a one of a kind experience that Nintendo had capitalised on,…
Crossover video games are often treated with suspicion, especially when the intellectual properties that make the connection are well respected. Back in 2010, a project was announced that would bring together ATLUS’s flagship Shin Megami Tensei franchise, and Intelligent Systems Fire Emblem series.  The end result of this collaboration was…
Descent is the third of four DLC map packs released for the ever popular Call of Duty: Black Ops III. With a £12 price point however, is it worth it just for a few extra maps and another Zombies experience? Rumble is the first multiplayer map in the pack and…
Episode Two, Give No Shelter, resumes right where In Too Deep left off; with Michonne and Sam reacting to the decision you made previously. Either Zachary will be dead and you’ll commence your escape with Sam as Jonas is left crying over Zachary’s body, or Zachary and Jonas will agree…
Headphones are usually something that gets overlooked when it comes to a PC gamer’s set up. Mice and keyboards are discussed and debated to no end, but the headset, not so much. Razer a company whose tagline reads “By gamers, for gamers”, means they should know exactly what a gamer…
Note: I played this game solo, not local co-op as is usually recommended with Lego games. Back in 2005, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game set the precedent for all future brick based video games. With a low skill ceiling but huge amounts of replayability to unlock all the characters…
There are two different kinds of racing games for players to enjoy in the current age of gaming. There are the simulators that allow you to play with realistic representations of famous cars as you go around professional courses or city streets. The complete opposite to these are the weapon…
Coming along mere months after the release of the first game in the series, The Banner Saga 2 has made its way to the home consoles on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The original Banner Saga was a very story-driven experience, relying on the player to invest themselves in the…
As the summer drought approaches, it’s usual practice for companies to release a remaster or two to fill the void while they potter away with titles that were announced at E3. Sony have gotten in earlier this year with a remaster, bringing the lauded strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles to PS4.…
It is fair to say that SteelSeries have upped their game with the their latest gaming mouse. The Rival 700 includes a monochrome OLED screen and tactile feedback into a mouse. From the get go, the Rival 700 continues to bring what gaming professionals expect, such as high dpi and customisable buttons.…
Grand Kingdom is the latest title developed by Spike Chunsoft, previous titles have included the Danganronpa series and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates of Infinity. It is set on the fictional continent of Resonail, a nation that was once overseen by a regime known as the Uldein Empire. After the organisation…
It can’t be easy being Id Software. The creators of DOOM, Wolfenstein and Quake are basically responsible for the entire first-person shooter genre as we know it and that’s a hell of a legacy to live up to. The England football team are proof enough that just because you invented…