Games… They’re brilliant things. They have the power to make us feel things like no other medium. From the heights of adrenaline, through the bleeding edge of tension and to the bubbling realms of humour, games can do amazing things to our senses. We can all remember the time a game has made us whoop with glee at pulling off something brilliant, or the time we shed a tear to something truly moving.
Instantaneous fun at its very easiest, Mini Ninjas is indicative of what mobile gaming is all about.
This bite-size portion of run and jump fun is simplistic enough to ensure it is accessible to all, whilst having enough depth to incentivise replay.
Well, here we are: Bioshock: Infinite has finally arrived, after months and months of speculation, fuelled by a veritable deluge of pre-release screenshots, documentary pieces, trailers and gameplay footage clips. Indeed, 2K released so much prior to the game’s arrival the actual game itself felt very familiar once I actually got my hands on it.
I must confess, I find it hard to know where to start with this particular game. The game has a huge number of facets which deserve ample attention…
So, another day another IP fronted by everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog. You know, it’s sad to realise that Sonic’s presence is no longer akin to a seal of quality anymore.
I’ve made it no secret that I’m a big fan of all things Hideki Kamiya whether it was his days at Capcom, then Clover, now Platinum. He just seems to get it when it comes to video games, or maybe it’s just that my taste is similar to his. Whatever the reason may be I was pleased as punch when it was announced that those scumbags at Capcom were going to give an HD update to the magnificent Zelda-inspired adventure Okami so they could drain another 10 dollars from the ignorant masses including myself. I tried to play Okami at each of its releases on PS2 and Wii but either got distracted in the PS2’s case or despised the motion controls in the Wii’s. The HD release seemed right up my alley as I am so lazy that I’d rather spend 10 dollars on my ass than dust off the old PS2 and hook it up, plus the HD graphics look absolutely gorgeous and really bring out what was already a beautiful game. I wanted to do this review sooner but wee doggie is this game long, especially if you want to get everything. Not quite Final Fantasy/JRPG length which easily exceeds 100 hours, but well over 30 hours, minimum.
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