Reboots of decades old games generally go one of two ways. They are either cash-in’s or they are actually surprisingly decent, blending a mix of old school nostalgia with up to date trends. When the reboot of the arcade classic and NES game Strider was originally announced there was cause for concern; could unproven developer Double Helix, and Capcom’s Osaka stuido pull of a reboot of a series much beloved by diehards, but generally long forgotten? Can Metroidvania games still be popular in the current market of open world, set piece laden action games?
Here we have it, no less than seventeen long years since the last Killer Instinct game graced consoles everywhere, the series is back to usher in a new console generation and is promoted as one of Xbox One’s great exclusives. In actuality what is currently available is a half finished product with some amazing underlying fighting mechanics that could blossom into an amazing game in the future.
Some of you out there may love Christmas, some of you may hate it. But picture for a second the worst Christmas you have ever had and I bet it doesn’t hold a candle to the Dark Knight’s in Batman: Arkham Origins. You see, it is December 24th in Gotham City and crime lord Roman Sionis, aka the Black Mask, has put a $50 million bounty on Batman’s head and delivered invitations to eight of the world’s most deadly assassins to try their hands at the score.
Just in case you had not noticed, today is October the 31st or as it is better known, Halloween. With the spooky day in mind, here are five games (maybe) guaranteed to give you more of a fright than a bunch a dressed up, sugar high children turning up at your doorstep and asking for sweets and money.
Here we have it, another year, another football season, another FIFA. EA Sports’ yearly update to the franchise is out now on current gen consoles. For many this, as always, will be a no brainer purchase but for the first time in a while for the series faces a few questions. With FIFA 13 so highly praised as being the best football simulation ever, where does the game go this year and with the huge cloud of next-gen looming, is this just a stop gap or a truly worthy purchase?
The games industry today is abuzz with talk of the next generation of gaming. With the WiiU already with us, the Playstation 4 having been announced a while ago and, by the time you read this, Microsoft being about to or having just announced the next Xbox unit, you can’t move around the gaming web […]
Computer games, as much as any other medium, are mysterious things. They can stir our souls, hotwire our adrenaline glands or disappoint us to our core. For every person who plays a game there is a valid and varied opinion. It’s one of the things that make the subject of a game’s relative quality a […]
Across every genre of entertainment there are specific titles or releases that become synonymous with failure, that in the eyes of fans and critics alike embody the worst that the genre has to offer. They become the universal butt of any joke in that medium, the yardstick against which every other poorly-received release is measured. […]
Over recent years there has been a shift in the focus of the gaming industry towards online multiplayer as a gaming model. Indeed, the biggest sellers of this generation of titles have been primarily online competitive titles, such as Halo 4 & Call of Duty. Over this time there has developed a very distinct separation […]