Gothic horror had quite the calendar year in 2015 with Bloodborne, Sunless Sea and the Order 1886 all taking elements from that particular genre of horror to make their game worlds seem that little bit more uncomfortable. Among the Gothic crowd was an Early Access title called Darkest Dungeon, a…
Nobody really agrees on when the Resident Evil series jumped the shark, but there is no denying that at this point it has well and truly lost its way. Even Capcom seem to realise this, if their rerelease of Resident Evil Remake and the recent announcement that they will be…
After the surprise hit of 2015 that was Rocket League, it is no surprise that Sony is trying to tantalise us with another PS Plus exclusive competitive car-based multiplayer title. This one going by the name of Hardware: Rivals; a 10-player arena-based vehicle combat game where players attempt to murder…
Originally a spin off from the Dragon Slayer series by Nihon Falcom, The Legend of Heroes series has now been in active development for over twenty-five years. The latest entry in this long-standing franchise is The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel. Unlike some of the previous instalments, it…
The Gods are dead, the sun has frozen and the foul scourge of the Dredge are trying to wipe out any trace of human life on earth. Well, that's only if me and my army of men, giants and crazy fire-witches have anything to say about it. This Banner Saga…
Pulse puts you in the shoes of a young girl named Eva, who has betrayed her parents' wishes and decided to take a pilgrimage through some dangerous land. The nice little twist in this story is that Eva is blind, meaning she doesn't see the world as it is but…
After becoming an avid fan of the Rainbow Six series, I have been lying in wait for the next title since Vegas 2. Vegas 1 & 2 were magnificent games for both the single and multiplayer elements, but now it seems the developers are going with a more multiplayer centric…
Back in the days of the Nintendo Wii, a game by former SEGA employees under the name of Rodea was in development. For reasons unknown, it never received a release outside of Japan, but thanks to the efforts of NIS America and Kadokawa Games, Rodea the Sky Solider has landed…
Immersion is arguably becoming one of the hotter topics in the game industry, especially with several VR platforms launching next year. The first two Sword Art Online games took this to the next level, as the protagonists of the story could not leave the Virtual Reality MMO they were playing…
2015 has been the year of the great big sandbox. We’ve had The Witcher 3, Phantom Pain, Fallout 4, Mad Max, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and to round a year of fast travelling, endlessly repeating quests and universally weak plot lines, we have Just Cause 3. Just Cause 2 was held…
The Razer Orb Weaver is not your usual gaming peripheral, catering to a specific set of gamers looking for a gaming-specific keyboard with the extra fat trimmed away. These half-keyboards / gaming keypads are designed to fit into your hand with programmable controls that can be customised to your liking…
The world of Fallout has been growing larger and larger with every iteration. Whether you’re climbing out of Vault 13 in search for a water chip or emerging from Vault 101 in search of your father, the experiences are immense with the landscapes, characters and action that inhibits the wasteland.…
I’ve not played the original Knights of Pen and Paper, so I was unaware of what awaited me as I made my journey into this pixel-art oddity. Knights 2 is a traditional turn-based RPG game that lampoons the even more traditional Dungeons and Dragons. You control a party of high-school…
XCOM’s revival in 2012 served as a welcome return, as well as a great introduction to the genre of tactical RPGs. With XCOM 2 on the way in 2016, I’m sure many are chomping at the keyboard for their next dosage of turn-based squad combat. While it may be a…
For anyone who has been watching Cartoon Network in the past six years, you will inevitably have heard of the Adventure Time series starring Jake the dog and his adoptive brother Finn the human. After starring in several games across various genres, developers Vicious Cycle Software have made Finn &…
The Razer Mamba 2015 edition is an updated version of the original with new RGB lighting, adjustable actuation force of the main buttons, a new sensor and up to 16,000 dpi. My previous gaming mouse was the Logitech G602 which is wired, so naturally moving over to a wireless alternative…
It seems an interesting choice that Nintendo would choose the little known Chibi Robo to spearhead a new title on the 3DS when there's a plethora of more well established waiting at the side-lines. Even stranger that Nintendo would take this new title in a completely different direction to its…
With more than twelve adventure game seasons under their belt, it is fair to say that Telltale Games have found their niche For one of their projects this year, they teamed up with 2K Games to offer a series based on the first-person comedy shooter franchise Borderlands. Some of you…
Taking a break from the usual single player experience of your standard Zelda game, Tri Force Heroes instead follows the path of Four Swords Adventures on GBA and Gamecube, offering a more social quest to complete with up to 3 people. So, if you walk into Triforce Heroes expecting the…
Before sitting down to play this game, I could feel the phantom ache in my thumbs from many past forays with Arc System Work's phenomenal fighting games. Their stellar Guilty Gear franchise made a bold comeback with XRD -SIGN- recently that impressed critics and fans alike. So many were left wondering…
Endings are tricky business in games, especially when you’ve given the player the power of choice throughout the course of the story. Mass Effect 3 showed us what happens when you balls it up big time, garnering a significant backlash from the fans who felt cheated that all of their…