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EA Sports UFC 2 Xbox One review

It’s EA Sports’ newcomer of a franchise, the mixed martial arts fighting game UFC, that kicks of this year’s barrage of sports sims with its second outing, UFC 2. Building upon 2014’s flawed, but generally well-received EA Sports UFC, EA Cana...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Mar 10, 2016

The Crew: Wild Run PlayStation 4 review

I return to 2014’s The Crew, to try out the open-world racing game’s recent Wild Run expansion. Just over a year ago Ubisoft’s The Crew gave us a huge open world racer made up of a patchwork of the entire USA. As the spiritual successor to Test...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Mar 8, 2016

Is Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition worth a look?

It’s time, once again to run, jump and hide from zombie horde in Techland’s Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition. With a vast new area to explore, a vehicle to drive and polished visuals this may just be the excuse the you’ve needed to r...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Mar 6, 2016

Video Game Review: Lego Marvel’s Avengers

Lego Marvel’s Avengers takes bits and pieces from a wide variety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The opening features a faithful recreation of the beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it also includes tons of content from the original Avenge...
by RotoRob on Mar 1, 2016

Video Game Review: Far Cry Primal

Set in prehistoric times, Far Cry Primal casts you as Takkar, a "beast master" and member of the Wenja tribe. As you reach the valley of Oros you find your people scattered and leaderless, oppressed by the vicious (and cannibalistic) Udam and used by...
by RotoRob on Feb 27, 2016

Video Game Review: Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch DLC

Easily the highlight of Baba Yaga, however, is the final battle. It’s unlike anything we saw in Rise, weaving in the mystical elements to create a heartier enemy to square off against. There’s a healthy dose of shooting, jumping, dodging, climbin...
by RotoRob on Feb 25, 2016

Unravel PS4 review

I come from a generation of gamers that played rather a lot of platform games back in the day. Mainly because back in the day most games were platform games. That why, these days, I generally avoid them like the plague. There are, of course, exceptio...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Feb 20, 2016

Firewatch PC review

Narrative adventure, Firewatch, joins the likes of Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture, Gone Home and Dear Ester in providing a relatively passive gaming experience with a profound story. I warn you now, like its peers, Firewatch isn’t going to be for...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Feb 20, 2016

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

Outside of the setting, Russia is more of the same of what we’ve seen in China and India. Primary gameplay is set into bite-size sections, and your goal is essentially to get from A to B. You'll be given a score after each section and points earned...
by RotoRob on Feb 18, 2016

PAX South 2016 Interview: Thibaut Hanson Of ‘Epistory’ Developer Fishing Cactus

At this year's PAX South, I spoke with Thibaut Hanson, a programmer at Fishing Cactus, about their latest game Epistory. Epistory is an adventure game that tells the story of a writer lacking inspiration who asks her muse to help write her latest boo...
by Geeks of Doom on Feb 17, 2016

Video Game Review: Megadimension Neptunia VII

In terms of gameplay, Megadimension seems nearly identical to Re;Birth 3. Once a battle is initiated all party members and enemies appear on the screen at once with combat progressing in turn-based fashion. Movement is limited to a certain area aroun...
by RotoRob on Feb 16, 2016

Video Game Review: Cobalt

At the heart of the game is a mix of modest platforming, exploration and timing-based combat. When it all comes together it can be very enthralling as you fend off enemies, deftly deflecting bullets and smacking explosive back at your foes. Explorati...
by RotoRob on Feb 11, 2016

XCOM 2 PC review

For twenty years Earth has been ruled by its alien masters, known as The Elders. The will of the brave men and women of the Council of Nations Extra-terrestrial Combat Unit (also known as XCOM) where unable to defend against the alien invaders. Whils...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Feb 7, 2016

Call of Duty: Black Ops III PlayStation 4 review

It’s not too unfair to say that the Call of Duty franchise has now mutated so far from its initial premise, that, perhaps, the games should no longer be branded as such. Trayarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pretty much confirms it, the game’s c...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Feb 2, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC review

PC owners finally get to play what can only be described as the definitive version of Lara Croft’s latest adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider. Square Enix’s sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot was released late last year as a timed Xbox exclusiv...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Feb 2, 2016

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India

Reach a checkpoint, stealth or fight some guards, pick up some collectibles, repeat. Despite some slightly better level design -- including some sections that focus more on parkour -- India faces a lot of the same repetitive issues that China faced.
by RotoRob on Jan 29, 2016

Rainbow Six: Siege PC review

Tom Clancy’s original video game franchise gets the new-gen shine after a seven-year break. Rainbow Six: Siege sees the international black ops division getting involved in some, unfortunately, all-too familiar anti-terrorism operations. But, inste...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Jan 22, 2016

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PC review

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate propels Ubisoft’s flagship franchise from last year’s revolutionary Paris setting, across The Channel to London, England at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. After the game’s initial release on new-gen consoles...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Jan 15, 2016

Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 4 review

The remastering trend continues with Quantic Dreams’ 2013 PlayStation 3 exclusive adventure game, Beyond: Two Souls, getting a new-gen makeover for the PlayStation 4. David Cage’s supernatural follow-up to his 2010 PlayStation 3 game/interact...
by Vic B'Stard's State of Play on Jan 12, 2016

Video Game Review: King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause

Choice always plays a part in shaping these episodic titles, and the game is determined to force you to make some tough decisions. That's fine, but the way it goes about it is questionable as any kind of natural trial and error will lead to negative...
by RotoRob on Jan 8, 2016


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