Ushering in a new console generation is no mean feat, thanks to the all-encompassing tidal wave of expectation that is synonymous with new hardware. But rest assured, this neon-soaked shooter delivers a vision of the future that bodes well for those who take the plunge.
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.
The hardest thing about having a huge success is following it up. After the critical and commercial success of The Walking Dead, Telltale released the first episode of their latest episodic adventure game, The Wolf Among Us.
Well, my PS4 arrived just before midday last Friday. I promptly did not open it and went into work for a couple of hours, but when I got home, the packaging was torn asunder. Inside the large Amazon box was my PS4 and a copy of Need for Speed: Rivals (NFS:R). It was the only launch title that I could see me playing for more than just the campaign; I like playing FPS games such as Killzone, but I can’t stand playing them online, so once the single-player is done with, I’d likely never touch it again. NFS:R struck me as a game that I could enjoy for the lifetime of my console. Because who doesn’t want to play Cops and Robbers in an open world environment?
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.
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 […]