As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the nvidia shield, and have been using it for quite a while now. However, I have two major gripes with the system - it’s quite heavy for a handheld, and not really pocket-sized by any stretch of the imagination. So then, enter the GPD XD - can this product from a Far East manufacturer displace the mighty Nvidia for my handheld gaming loyalties?
We see far fewer Metroidvania titles than we used to, whether it’s due to their frequent reliance on sometimes tedious backtracking or cryptic puzzles - nowadays they tend to be associated with more old-school gamers. I was very interested therefore by Ori and the Blind Forest, developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios in 2015, due to its combination of this nostalgic classic gameplay and evocative art style.
When most people think of Pac-Man, they (rightly) imagine the classic 2D yellow circle chomping his way around a maze chasing down ghosts. But in a long-running series with more than thirty games to its name’ as of 2016, how do some of the other ventures fare? I wanted to see if Namco’s beloved character could truly do something different.
I’ve always been a sucker of the most helpless kind for cel-shaded graphics, and to a slightly lesser degree, a fan of turn-based strategy games such as Fire Emblem and Advance Wars. I was intrigued by Valkyria Chronicles’ cinematic presentation and promise of combining traditional strategic placement with more open shooter elements - but does it deliver?
I’m a big fan of survival horror games, utter wimp though I am, and also a keen reader of American horror author Stephen King - this is how I came across remarkably interesting-looking title ‘Alan Wake’ from Remedy Entertainment. Basically the entirety of the experience comes down to focusing a torch beam on shadowy figures then taking them out with gunfire - sort of like Luigi’s Mansion on steroids. But that’s not the whole story.
Check out my video review of Journey from ThatGameCompany - it's certainly beautiful,
but is there more to it than that?
Here's my first impressions video for Momento Temporis: Light from the Deep from
Burning Ice Games and 501 industries. Note: Game key was provided by the publisher.
Eager commenters amongst you, I’m well aware that I already covered this game as part of my video on the best PSX Disney games, but for some of those titles I really want to go into a bit more detail on my thoughts and opinions, as well as them simply being games that I’m passionate about talking about.
"I’m pretty sure most everyone is aware of this series at this point, and rightly so. Ape Escape was one of the premier 3D platformers released for Sony’s Playstation One console in 1999, and famously the first title for the system to actively require the Dualshock or Dual Analog controllers with their twin analog sticks to be played."
As part of my ongoing quest to experience as much of the PS3’s esteemed exclusive catalogue as possible, it was an inevitability that eventually I’d come into contact with famed explorer Nathan Drake and crew. So is this merely a genderswapped Lara Croft in a generic Indiana Jones-style escapade? Let’s find out.Read More
Interestingly enough, Capcom's Devil May Cry started life as the forerunner to Resident Evil 4, which we now know was one of the most famous horror shooters of the time. Designer Hideki Kamiya wanted a more cool, stylised and action-heavy experience than had previously been seen, which led to the creation of an entirely new franchise. So how does the diversion from Resident Evil’s tried and true formula stack up?
G'day cobbers! In this review we're heading down under to take a look at one of the lesser-known stars of my childhood gaming sessions - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger!
I've played a ton of Dragonball titles in my time, and decided
to explore Burst Limit, Bandai-Namco's first release in the series
for Sony's Playstation 3.
How does it stack up against the wealth of entries already out there?
In this video I take a look at Nvidia's Android handheld gaming platform - is it worth the hefty price tag?
Team Ico are legendary at this point for their Playstation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus. But how does their earlier yet more obscure effort stack up today?
Sick of my voice? I knew you were just like the others.
Whatever, I guess you can have a text version of the article.
The time has finally come, and I've finally bested it, but it was one hell of a bumpy ride.
Welcome to my review of Dark Souls!