Author: Michael Dalgleish

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Destiny: Five Things I want from The Taken King

Destiny, Bungie’s divisive shooter-come-MMO, has been out nearly a year now and is a drastically different game than it was at launch. Two expansions and numerous patches later, the game is due to drop it’s biggest add-on yet in the form of The Taken King. As someone who plays Destiny in pretty much every spare moment I have, I’m not afraid to admit that I am counting down the days until September 15th when I can actually play it for myself. Until then, here are some things I desperately want to see from the new expansion.

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The Escapists Review

Don’t be fooled by The Escapists cutesy graphics and quirky charm. Underneath its modest exterior lies a devilishly punishing prison escape game that will have you tearing your hair out at times and punching the air in celebration at others.

 

Developed by Mouldy Toof Studios, which is predominantly one man Chris Davis, and published by Team 17 of the Worms franchise, The Escapists sees you thrown into gradually more complex and demanding prisons and tasked with, as the name suggests, escaping.

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#IDARB Review

#IDARB (short for I Drew a Red Box) began life as a unique experiment on Twitter. The developer posted a picture of a red box, hence the name, and encouraged users to give him ideas on how to make said box into a game. How that managed to turn into a pixel art, futuristic basketball(ish) e-sport game is beyond me, but hey, that’s social media for you.

 

Watch a game of IDARB for the first time and you could be forgiven for wondering what the hell is going on. The basic premise of the game is that there are two teams of between one and four players each and a goal at either end of the arena. As per most sports points are awarded for getting the ball into the other team’s goal. Read more …

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Terraria Review Xbox One/Playstation 4

First of all, let me preface this review by stating that before my experience with the Xbox One version, I had never Terraria on any console or PC before. Therefore this review will be more about whether Terraria is a good game as opposed to whether it is worth reinvesting if you have played it before. With that said, lets move on.

 

It is hard not to look at Terraria and think it is a 2D version of Minecraft. No matter how hard you try the comparisons are too obvious. Lets face it, you use a combination of axe’s and pickaxes to mine for various resources which you in turn craft into new and better items to allow you dig deeper and build better stuff. So far, so familiar. However spend enough time with the game and you will appreciate the subtle differences that make Terraria well worth your time.

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls- Ultimate Evil Edition Review

Reviewing the Ultimate Evil Edition of Diablo 3 for new gen consoles is a tricky proposition because most of you will already know whether you will or won’t be buying it. Having already seen numerous editions of the game released both for PC and last gen consoles, many who wanted the game will have already played it through. But does the Ultimate Evil Edition do enough to warrant another purchase?

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Pre-Review

Get your guns and backpacks ready vault hunters! Borderlands is back this October with the Pre-Sequel. What is a Pre-Sequel I hear you asking? Simple, the game is set between the events of the first and second Borderlands games, meaning it a sequel to the first and a prequel to the second. The game is due to be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on 14th October but not currently set to be released on next gen consoles. This likely means that it is intended to be a tiding over game until the unannounced, but surely in development, Borderlands 3 gets released. However that does not mean that 2K and Gearbox are resting on their laurels. They are intending for the Pre-Sequel to be the most feature heavy game yet, with a story that will appeal to casual fans but also be intriguing enough for long time fans of the series to come back for more.

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