IO Interactive made a bold move by releasing a AAA title with an ‘episodic’ business model. Has this resulted in Danish developer, IO Interactive, creating the perfect Hitman game?
Coinciding with the launch of PlayStation VR, I managed to sign up for a free trial in London. Overall the event was fantastically managed and well organised. I had a specific trial time and only had to wait about 10 mins. It wasn’t packed full of people and the staff were actually really accommodating and knowledgable. Of course, out of the selection of games including first person shooters, horrors and driving simulators, I became the Batman. The headset itself was […]
Sony’s PS4 console has a nifty little button on its new Dual Shock controller. Behold, the ‘PS4 Share’ button. For years there have always been moments that you couldn’t capture or record without having to buy an additional piece of hardware to feed the TV link through to a computer. But now, it can be snapped as easy as swiping to open your smartphone camera. Here are some highlights of insane graphics and intense action.
Naughty Dog just keep on going from strength to strength. They’ve truly utilised the full power potential of Sony’s PlayStation 3, and the results are mesmerisingly beautiful with their latest output, The Last Of Us. As the player, you are thrown head first into the downfall of an apocalyptic USA as single father Joel. After seeing a his home town become overrun by the mysterious zombie-like Cordyceps spore virus, we flash forward 20 years later where he encounters 14 year-old […]
This is THE most outrageously fun and random game I have ever played. It’s riddled with more 80’s sci-fi action film references than swiss cheese has holes. There isn’t much to say to give this review any depth as it is pure, guilty, nostalgic fun. In an alternate 2007 during the aftermath of a nuclear war between the US and Russia, you play Rex Power Colt, an elite cyborg commando (voiced and modelled on Michael Biehn) who is tracking down […]
As gamers are becoming more and more tired of annual instalments of AAA titles, especially of certain FPS military shooters, Ubisoft have managed to narrowly escape the crossfire of these conversations. Assassin’s Creed 3 is a frustrating, glitchy and unevenly paced game for the first 40% or so of the main story. After the lengthy learning curve and when Connor finally gets down to business, the game reaches the same heights of playing as Ezio in AC2. The story of AC3 is one of the series most compelling […]
My first experience playing as Solid Snake was with Metal Gear Solid (MGS) on the PS1 back in 1998. Relatively new to gaming, all I had on my trusty grey console was a copy of Driver and Mission: Impossible (who didn’t want to recreate dodging lasers in the CIA server room heist?). I visited a friends house, and he was one of those kids that had a EVERY game off the store shelf. I certainly need to learn the trick […]
Agent 47 has emerged from hiding for the first time in 6 years since Blood Money, much to a divided reception. The Hitman games are for those who have a lot of patience and don’t mind the trial-and-error style of playing, with the reward of achieving a ‘silent assassin’ rating. Those elements are still present in Absolution, but the construction of the levels appear almost against that style the games are know for. The long, sprawling and open plan arenas (such as infiltrating a hospital) have been replaced […]
Max Payne is back! Older, heavier and with whiskey replacing the blood in his veins. Different times call for different situations, and this is a different Max Payne game. Gone are the snow covered night scenes of New York (well, aside from the flashback levels) and in there place are the sun-drenched favelas of South America. Rockstar have taken over full responsibility from Remedy for Max Payne 3 and there are Remedy-shaped holes where they are sorely missed. Gone are […]
As far as console exclusives go, Sony’s Playstation 3 had been left short-changed at the start of its product life cycle. The Xbox 360 has timed exclusives on the Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto franchises’ DLC, plus the hugely successful cash cow that is Halo. Game over wouldn’t you say for competition? Enter Nathan Drake.