Category: Previews


Tropico 5 PS4 Preview

Bienvenido el Presidente!

Kalypso’s long running Tropico series will soon be washing up on a golden, palm tree fringed beach called PS4, marking the first time one of the island-nation building games has come to casa de Playstation. I for one could not be more excited! Let’s take a little goosey gander shall we? Before I get started, take a peek at this video showing some of the PS4’s gameplay in action. I’ll be waiting for you…

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J Stars Victory VS + English Release Preview

It seems like only yesterday I was talking about my undying love of anime. The over the top action. The occasionally insulting fan service. The plots that don’t give two red cents if you understand them or not. I’m a fan of all of it because, most of the time, anime doesn’t care about pulling its punches. Sometimes literally, when you get into the Shonen style animes that are the subject of upcoming fighting game J-Stars Victory VS+. Which, if you shout it loud enough, sounds like an attack from some animes so it is oddly appropriate. Read more …


Dragonball Xenoverse Preview

There are certain things that I have been waiting for in unbridled anticipation for many years now. The opportunity to wander into a lab experiment and gain superpowers. The inevitable moment when I abuse said superpowers for either personal gain or practical jokes. That moment of realisation that I have become a supervillain and, actually, I’m okay with that. But there is something that I’ve been waiting for even longer than all that: the chance to play an original and new story in a Dragonball Z video game.

One of these things will be coming to pass next month. I will give you a moment to decide which one. Read more …

Featured - MMO

Goat MMO Simulator

Since the 24th of October, we’ve known that there was a patch coming for Coffee Stain Studios’ hit game-come-broken-pile-of-what, Goat Simulator.  It is not until these last couple of days, however, that we have borne witness to the true extent of its majesty.  Its splendour.  Ladies, gentlemen and everything in-between, we are getting a Goat MMO Simulator.

They should have sent a poet. Read more …

Featured - Trove

Trove First Impressions

It’s about time I wrote something, isn’t it?  Get something out before the furore of Dragon Age and Far Cry reviews when the world at large gets their hands on them.  Because while November is the busiest month for gaming we’ve seen for a while, there’s more than just the big name games coming out to play.

I was given the opportunity to review Trove as it was entering its open beta.  I will readily admit that my first impressions of the game were fairly neutral.  Among them were “Well this is basically Minecraft, isn’t it?” and “Why haven’t I heard anything about this game before?”.  Let’s look at those questions, in what I won’t be calling a review: since the game isn’t actually finished, that wouldn’t be fair.  Take everything you read with a pinch of salt, but read on if you’re keen to find out why this game gets a glowing recommendation. Read more …