Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is an enjoyable romp through the 3DS’ first open world game, but inevitably succumbs to the limitations of the hardware.
The Chase Begins is a prequel to the wonderful Wii U title, the game is set in the same universe and Lego version of San Francisco and tells the story of Chase McCain’s rise from a rookie cop to detective. As you rise through the ranks you’ll deal with all kinds of ne’er-do-wells all over the city, each criminal gang will operate in one particular area, and in each area you’ll gain access to a new outfit which will give Chase a particular ability which will help him solve the crimes in the area. It’s all pretty standard fare, but being Travelers’ Tales, it’s all done with a cheeky nod and wink.
Recently I found myself playing through the zombie slaughterhouse that is Dead Rising 2 when something happened that I wasn’t expecting. I died, though I should point out that wasn’t the unusual occurrence, the unusual thing was that instead of regenerating and being dropped back into the game a few moments before my untimely demise, or even a couple of minutes ago, I was forced to reboot a save file from nearly 30 minutes ago.
With the law of depreciating returns seemingly killing off the traditional ‘Survival Horror’ franchises of Silent Hill and Resident Evil there is a thirst for a new truly disturbing game.
Step forward Bethesda.
This week Bethesda, more famous for their epic RPG’s than pant wetting fear, released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and next gen consoles, ‘The Evil Within
“Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror, is back to direct The Evil Within™ — a game embodying the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension.” states the press release.
The teaser, as is the current custom, is live action and shows nothing of the game play. It is a slightly creepy trailer that certainly uses some of the scare tactics perfected by the American Horror Story TV series.
For now details are thin on the ground, but we’ll update you once we know more!
Those silly billy’s at Tesco appear to have slipped up again, this time possibly revealing the next game in the behemoth Call of Duty series.
It can’t come as a surprise to anyone that we’d be getting another COD game this year, the things are now part of the Christmas tradition.
The listing on Tesco Direct seemed to confirm previous rumours that the next game would be sub titled ‘Ghosts’ as opposed to another Modern Warfare/Black Ops addition.
The site also revealed the box art which looks pretty convincing and can be seen below.
This is the second time this year that Tesco’s have slipped up, earlier this year they started selling retail copies of Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix Tomb Raider reboot a day earlier than the official release date.
The invites have been sent, the tweets have been tweeted, and the forums have exploded with speculation.
Microsoft have finally announced where and when we can expect their reveal of their next gen platform on May 21 at their Xbox Campus in Redmond Washington.
The invite to the event is below, and as the event is sub titled ‘A New Generation Revealed’ it’s pretty much given that we’ll be seeing the device.
The reveal will take place at 10am PDT in the US, which is about 6pm here in the UK. You can watch the event live via your internet, which if the always online rumours are true, had better be a good one!
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