Party Hard Review

   27/04/2016 at 18:01       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
When Party Hard first appears on your screen blasting it's 16-bit style sprites and chip-tune music at your face and ears, it's hard not to peg it as Hotline Miami's mescaline addled twin. It's pure pixel death, but at a much slower pace. Developed by Pinoki Games at a game jam, it attracted the wandering eye of TinyBuild who stumped up the money to make a full fat version for PC and consoles, and I for one am pretty glad they did. Taking the role of 'Guy Who...
Aliens Vs. Pinball Review

   25/04/2016 at 19:06       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Well holy heck, this was a bolt from the blue. Pinball FX's developers, Zen Studios continue to be the kings of licensing by bagging the rights to this massive sci-fi horror series. I've been pining for more horror themed tables too, so I was more than pleased to be able to check these out. Like any normal human being I plumped for Aliens first. This may have been a terrible mistake however. Seriously, this table is so good it makes all the others look slightly w...
The Collider 2 Review

   19/04/2016 at 18:31       ALEX VAUGHAN       0 COMMENTS.
This is the sequel to a game I have never heard of, and something I probably would have continued to never hear of without a review code coming my way. The options upon loading it up show me it has been designed for VR, and may be going after the new audience I’m not a part of yet, opposed to a standard PC release.  However i’m quite pleased it did come my way, as it’s definitley my kind of thing. This is a game built around the final escape from Venom in Ly...
DiRT Rally Review

   06/04/2016 at 17:14       CHRIS OTOOLE       1 COMMENTS.
I'm not a racing fan, never have been. I enjoy the Forza Horizon series because of its blue skies and sense of fun, but anything more hardcore than that causes me to break out in hives. I've just never found sim-heavy racers to be much fun. But DiRT Rally has changed me, this is a belting game, full of physics and yaw, slides, braking and horrendous race ending crashes. Yet somehow it remains fun, and it makes me want to try again. I don't know what's happening to me...
SUPERHOT Review

   25/02/2016 at 09:40       CHRIS GRAPES       1 COMMENTS.
You wake up. You shower, change, eat. You head to work. You sit at your desk. You go home. You eat, change, sleep. You wake up. You head to work. You go home. You wake up. You head to work. You go home. You wake up. You head to work. You go home. This is future and past tense. Your actions are the choices you’ve already made, perhaps because, in some unconscious way, you’ve been told that’s what you have to do. You go home. You open up...
The Deadly Tower of Monsters Review

   21/01/2016 at 11:11       CHRIS GRAPES       0 COMMENTS.
B-Movies seem to have found a resurgence. Flick onto SyFy and at any given moment you'll have Sharknados, Lavalantulas, space operas set in obvious plywood spaceships, all with a Hasslehoff or Sheen trying for one last self-aware grasp at the spotlight. All of them going for the so-bad-it's-good tangent, most of them sailing far past the mark and looping back around to just bad. My theory is that B-Movies were so ridiculously successful in the 50s and 60s is that peo...
Mordheim: City of the Damned Review

   14/12/2015 at 14:29       CLAYTON CLIVE       0 COMMENTS.
I should begin with an apology, Mordheim: City of the Damned was released on the 19th of November, this review is mighty late and I feel guilt for that. But more than your forgiveness, I ask for your pity. In the last 2 weeks I have worked close to 120 hours. Not through choice. But through the vomit inducing hours and the omnipresent bond to my capitalist overlords, Mordheim: City of the Damned has always been on my mind. I have been willing myself on for another hour, know...
Minecraft: Story Mode Review

   10/11/2015 at 10:01       CHRIS OTOOLE       1 COMMENTS.
Review by Emily O'Toole (15) Minecraft as we know it has always been the game where you see what type of person you are. You are either a daring adventurer looking for trouble in Survival Mode or you're more of an original who prefers to be safe in creative mode. However Minecraft: Story Mode is designed to have a bit of both aspects within. It is a game easily adapted to even if the angles in the game are not. The controls are the same as in...
Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Review

   08/11/2015 at 14:46       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Review by Adam Asunder. Do you remember Darksiders? Or more accurately do you care about Darksiders? Those are the questions this re-release seems to want to pose to the current video game consumer.  The series was a reasonable success on the last generation of consoles but the overarching narrative based loosely around the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ended up standing on a precipice after two games as the original publisher wen...
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Review

   20/10/2015 at 17:21       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
War. War never changes. Certainly not top down isometric post apocalyptic war anyway. That always look a bit like the Fallout series. At least in this case such comparisons are warranted as the developers, inXile were indeed partly responsible for Fallout in the first place. Wasteland 2: Director's Cut sees you tasked with investigating the murder of Ace, a wasteland ranger cut down in his prime. This inauspicious beginning will see you exploring a massive wo...
Mushroom 11 review

   20/10/2015 at 12:58       ALEX VAUGHAN       0 COMMENTS.
Mushroom 11 is a unique, refreshing and lovely platformer marred by frustrating difficulty spikes and occasional unpleasant design, but you should really play it.  If you’ve not heard of it by now, in Mushroom 11 you are a green blob of amorphous…stuff, in an apocalyptic wasteland. Moving through a backdrop of gorgeously painted 2D art, showing the devastation and burnt out world around you, you must navigate through the world (some of it still aliv...
Transformers: Devastation Review

   18/10/2015 at 16:56       RICHARD HORNE       1 COMMENTS.
Gaming for me recently has mainly consisted of slogging my way through open-world epics such as Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3 and Far Cry 4. And so with that mind, Platinum Games’ left-of-field release Transformers: Devastation was the most perfect of palate cleansers.  Devastation’s plot, according to Wikipedia is simply "When Megatron discovers a way to harness the power of plasma energy to cyberform the planet...
Bob's Burgers Is Getting A Flipping Pinball Table

   06/10/2015 at 18:41       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Zen Studios have revealed that the best animated TV show (apart from Rick and Morty), Bob's Burgers will join Family Guy in the newly announced Balls of Glory Pinball pack for consoles and PC. Lay your peepers on the trailer below and check it out. The Balls of Glory Pinball pack will be available across Zen’s pinball titles on console and PC, you can also download each table as a standalone app on iOS, Android, and Amazon mobile plat...
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Shows Us The Gameplay

   30/09/2015 at 19:23       CHRIS OTOOLE       0 COMMENTS.
Deep Silver and inXile have slipped us a new gameplay video for the post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2: Director's Cut. Narrated by inXile CEO Brian Fargo himself, the video gives a look at the story and the scale of Wasteland 2. Offering overhauled graphics, expanded voice-overs, gameplay enhancements and tweaks as well as some brand-new features, inXile brings last year's critically acclaimed PC game to current-gen consoles. inXile promise that together with its huge reactive story a...
Xbox store description claims game is "suitable for Playstation Move" - more Microsoft blunders

   25/09/2015 at 20:32       NEWYORK       2 COMMENTS.
A mistake on the Xbox store was recently highlighted, in which the newly announced ‘Instant Indie Collection’ for Xbox One was described as the perfect way to experience ‘Indie’ on Playstation. It turns out this isn't Xbox's first run with lazy store descriptions that seem to retain Playstation-specific selling points. For instance we'...
        
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I love it. It's the rally game I've been waiting for since Rallisport Challenge 2 (and it's a lot more technical / satisfying than that!) ...
 
peej - In response to: DiRT Rally Review - 29day(s) ago.
 
This looks and sounds AMAZING.
 
evilashchris - In response to: SUPERHOT Review - 70day(s) ago.
 
Nice review Emily.
 
Trip SkyWay - In response to: Minecraft: Story Mode Review - 144day(s) ago.
 
Was watching one of the boss battles in this, and it looks INSANE! Love the look of it but definitely one i'll be waiting for a price drop on ...
 
peej - In response to: Transformers: Devastation Review - 199day(s) ago.
 
I love that this story attracted an Xbone troll through the twitter feed. I really need to take my name off that thing! It did amuse me though. ...