Category: PSVita

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star PS4 Review

Surprised is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my experience with Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star.

I feel as though there will be two kinds of players that play Fate/Extella on PS4. One kind will be those that are familiar with the Fate anime series, that has spanned multiple series, films and games. And then there will be players like myself, who have not encountered the Fate series before and so may find the whole thing rather strange, but ultimately very enjoyable. Read more …

Senran Kagura Estival Versus – PSVita Review

I opened the door to the Zero1Gaming Editor’s office. The hinges were stuck with a material I would later learn was a mixture of the blood of our enemies and cheese, but with a mighty push I managed to make my way inside where I found Paul Izod, editor and resident tyrant, sitting behind his lavish desk. In his hands was a sword, which he brandished in my general direction in the traditional Z1G greeting.

“Sit down, Trent,” he ordered. Never one to defy an armed madman, I complied. “I assume you know why I’ve called you in here?”  Read more …

Trails of Cold Steel PS Vita Review

I’ve said before that I’m a sucker for a good JRPG. In fact, I’m generally a sucker for a bad one as well, as evidence by my Steam catalogue that includes not just one but two Hyper Dimension Neptunia games in it, which are games so creepy that the jiggle-physics takes up more processing power than the combat. Heck, I have played through Hatoful Boyfriend three different times just to see how the different endings played out. Turns out all roads lead to pigeon love. So when I was walking through my local game store and spotted a PS Vita game with anime-style characters on the cover, it is fair to say that I was intrigued. I picked up the box for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and tried to decide if it was worth taking a punt on.

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EGX 2015 Hands On – Lumo

There was a heavy emphasis on the ‘indie’ megabooth at this year’s EGX. Named the ‘Rezzed Zone’ it was a bustling array of stalls boasting all types of games imaginable, everything from VR games to student ventures seeking attention for their most personal projects.

During a chat with Tyrone Walcott, the PR Manager of Rising Star Games, a publisher now well known for showing the smaller titles on Steam or console, I was introduced to Lumo. I was immediately assured that this was not an indie game, this was the work of Gareth Noyce under the quirky Developer name ‘Triple Eh?’. Noyce has a broad spectrum of experience in Videogames, working on titles including Crackdown 2, Too Human, and Fable 2, though Lumo is a much more personal project, one that clearly shows a lot of thought and attention.

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Grim Fandango Remastered Review

In a past editorial, I riled against the fact that most video game developers seem to consider ‘story’ to be one of the least important factors of a game. However, back in the 90s when adventure games were riding high, games were valued on the strength of their narratives, and few have been as acclaimed as Grim Fandango, which was recently remastered and released on PS4, PS Vita and Steam. Read more …