Category: Previews

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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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FIFA 15 Preview

A pad hits the ground with an almighty thud and a look of fury is etched upon your face. “I’m not playing again”, you proclaim, despite the fact that a decade of the same hollow promise firmly lines the path behind you. You can scarcely believe it. A joke. A farce. An outrage. Sat in silence, you glare accusingly at the screen, fixating upon that damning score. But as you contemplate the reality of your defeat and a life without FIFA, the same Duelshock that hit the ground mere moments ago, finds itself gravitating upward until it’s neatly nestling between your palms. “Fine. One more game.” Read more …

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The Next Last of Us

Some of you may already be aware, but in case you were in any doubt, it’s Summer right now.  This means two irrefutable facts: the temperature is far too high and there aren’t enough games-related things happening to write about at the moment.  I don’t want to hear any of The two may possibly be related.  Now we have even longer to wait until this situation is resolved, since Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed for another month or so.  I can’t even remember another upcoming game, it’s so hot.

But games are still being released.  Later this week, us Brits are going to see the release of The Last of Us: Remastered.  I loved the original and this souped-up version looks absolutely amazing, but I’m not going to be buying it. Read more …

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In Verbis Virtus Preview

I’m not usually one for gimmicks in my gaming. Most of the time the game suffers as the developers try to shoehorn whatever neat trick they’ve managed to create into places it isn’t meant to be, like when Nintendo forced me to play the harp in Skyward Sword just to show how super neat their Wii Motion Plus controller was. It slowed down the pace and became a mini-game that nearly cost me a TV, controller, and my sanity. Read more …