Author: Tim Bowers

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

When it was known that the Castlevania series was to get a console reboot in 2010 the news was met with some dissent from fans. The series is a hugely acclaimed and much loved one, so the idea of it being ‘dumbed down’ for modern audiences was abhorrent to some. Thankfully though Konami, and the team at Mercury Steam took great lengths to ensure that the game not only met expectations, but also surpassed them.

Now we have the sequel to that success, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The game picks up shortly after the surprise ending to the original title. Gabriel Belmont is no more, all that remains of him is the Prince of Darkness, Dracula. He has survived for hundreds of years, and now lives in modern times, weak and hungry for release from his eternal life. Read more …

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Tearaway

The PlayStation Vita is struggling. You know it, I know it, and Sony must know it. Since its release in 2012 it’s struggled to gain traction amongst consumers, either due to its initial high price, the decision to use expensive proprietary memory cards, or the lack of standout games, the device is unfortunately languishing, but at least it has the Wii U for company.

Things may be looking up for Sony’s little black handheld. It’s compatibility and cross-platform functions with the PlayStation 4 are being touted left, right and centre, and finally we have the one thing that we’ve really need, the must buy game. A game that makes sure of the Vita’s functions without feeling gimmicky, a game that looks and plays beautifully, and a game experience that you can’t get on another platform. That game is here, that game is Tearaway. Read more …

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes Review

Lego games are not exactly few and far between. For every major franchise of ‘Geekdom’ there is a Lego game; Lord of the Rings, Batman, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean all have Lego games, and now we can add the Marvel to the list, but with Lego Marvel Super Heroes creators Travellers’ Tales haven’t just given us a retelling of The Avengers, they have given us a story that covers nearly every corner of the Marvel universe, and managed to include more characters than you would ever have thought possible. Read more …

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Montague’s Mount Interview

It’s fair to say that, amongst the indie crowd anyway, first person puzzlers are making a big comeback. Taking their lead from classic titles like Myst we’ve seen games like Gone Home, and the upcoming Esther One and Master Reboot. Now Montague’s Mount steps up to join them.

Montague’s Mount is an atmospheric first person puzzler, set on an island in Ireland. Your character wakes up on the island following a shipwreck, and you’ll have to find out what happened and what the island has hidden before you can leave.

At the Eurogamer Expo I caught up with Matt Clifton from Polypusher Studios who is the developer for this wonderfully dark game. Read more …