All About the Games.co.uk RSS feedhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/All the latest articles and top stories from the gaming website with character.en-GBThu, 22 Feb 2018 16:08:27 +010060 Understand the Chatter: What Poker Terms Meanhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Understand the Chatter: What Poker Terms Mean"></a>For anyone who wants to get involved in the poker scene, there are (generally speaking) a couple of minor stumbling blocks to overcome before it&rsquo;s possible to seriously enjoy a competitive world where stakes are raised and tension grows with each passing minute. The first such challenge can be easily overcome with a bit of practice and simply involves learning the rules of the different variants of poker, or at least the ones you might encounter most commonly. After all, you want to have confidence in your ability to play fairly&nbsp;whilst remaining on as level a playing field as ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=1">HairyArse</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsWed, 21 Feb 2018 09:26:28 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12938HairyArse@allaboutthegames.net Kingdom Come: Deliverance Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937<h4>Get It On</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/kingdomcome1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review"></a>It's all kicking off in 1403 Bohemia, Charles IV has kicked the bucket, and left the empire to the (not so good) King Wenceslaus IV who spends most of his time partying rather than attending all that boring old state business. So this pisses off the nobles who ask his half brother King Sigusmund of Hungary to have a word. Unfortunately he decides on a more radical solution. Sigusmund invades Bohemia, kidnaps Wenceslaus and starts to loot and pillage all the King's estates, which include Skalitz, a mining town in which you, as Henry, son of the town blacksmith, is about to have one hell of a day.<br /> First impressions aren't so good, with some dodgy textures displaying a pretty flat scene on the title screen, but in the game proper things take a turn for the better, with some stellar texture work and really nice lighting work. The cut scenes are really well staged and mostly look fantastic, though now and again these can also look a little basic for some reason, though in a ga...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewMon, 19 Feb 2018 17:33:27 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12937evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Reflecting on the Life of a Tomb Raiderhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Reflecting on the Life of a Tomb Raider"></a>Few gaming characters are as recognisable as Lara Croft. Since her debut in 1996, the star of the Tomb Raider series has been regarded as a worldwide sensation. On top of that, this year looks set to be another big one for the franchise, with a new film based on the 2013 reboot starring Alicia Vikander coming in March and the latest game in the series, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, planned for release later in the year. With all this on the horizon, now seems as good a time as any to look back on this series and appreciate just how far Lady Croft has come.<br /> The story behind Lara&rsqu...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=1">HairyArse</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsMon, 12 Feb 2018 22:07:02 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12936HairyArse@allaboutthegames.net The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935<h4>Cillit Banging</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/ethancarter1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review"></a>As The Vanishing of Ethan Carter opens, you find yourself in the shoes of detective Paul Prospero, standing on some rusty, broken down train tracks that lead into an atmospheric, beautifully realised forest. You are also in possession of a letter written by Ethan himself, and now it's up to you to find him. To spend any more time explaining the story would do the game a disservice, you really need to experience this for yourself.<br /> Developed by The Astronauts who were responsible for Painkiller and Bulletstorm, this is quite the change of pace, being a walking simulator at heart. As soon as you hit the start button the game warns you that there is no hand holding, and boy do they mean it. It's possible to reach the end of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter without solving any of the puzzles or reading any of the texts that flesh out the intriguing and well told story, of course you won't see the ending and will have to head back and see what y...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 26 Jan 2018 16:39:23 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12935evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Beholder Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934<h4>Big Brother is Watching</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/beholder1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Beholder Review"></a>Review by Dean Davis<br /> This War of Mine&nbsp;meets the German film The Lives of Others&nbsp;was my initial thought about Beholder, a game that pits you as the landlord of an apartment building with an ulterior motive, you were installed there by a totalitarian state to spy on your tenants. You install video cameras in double sneaky places (not even remotely sneaky places at all), look through all of their personal belongings and through conversation, deliberately trying to get them to reveal anything that can and most definitely will be used against them in the near future!<br /> You are given a set of directives by the state and a time frame to complete them, apparently the drug dealer in apartment 2 is already on their radar so it&rsquo;s up to me to keep a file on anything that he does, eventually filing a report once I have concrete evidence of his crimes. Police brutality and an empty apartment ensues..<br /> Unfortunatel...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:09:22 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12934evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net SOMA Xbox One Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933<h4>SOMA Far SOMA Good.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/soma1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="SOMA Xbox One Review"></a>Review by Ror Brennan.<br /> Two years after it first debuted on PC and PS4, Frictional's latest slice of terror finally arrives on Xbox One. Rather than the interdimensional gothic horror of Amnesia, however, SOMA opts for a near-future science fiction setting, and looks to ask questions about what it means to be human.<br /> You awake in a Toronto apartment in 2015, in the body of Simon Jarrett, a poor sod who's recently suffered a traumatic accident. As a result, he's off to have a brain scan as part of an experimental trial; a pair of scientists have come up with a way to model the brain, allowing them to test out different treatments in a virtual setting before applying a working therapy plan on a living patient. Simon travels to the lab, takes a seat to begin the scan, and a helmet is lowered over his face before his vision fades to white.<br /> He wakes up a hundred years later.<br /> Clearly things didn't go to plan. Simon awakes...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 15 Dec 2017 18:40:27 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12933evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Nine Parchments Nintendo Switch Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932<h4>Scrolling Shooter</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/ninep1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Nine Parchments Nintendo Switch Review"></a>Review by Ashley Fiddes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nine Parchments is a a co-op action RPG game from Frozenbyte, the developer of Trine and (the imo excellent) Has Been Heroes.&nbsp;<br /> In Nine Parchments you lead an apprentice wizard of your choice (eight different wizards to choose from, two available at the start, with six unlockable through quests within the game) on a mission to build their grimoire with lost spells. To do this you and your chosen companions travel across the world defeating a variety of different enemies with a variety of spells.&nbsp;<br /> The twenty four levels are beautiful and treacherous in equal measures with enemies gradually spawning in greater and greater numbers and water traps everywhere.&nbsp; To help even the odds you are given three starting spells, my chosen wizard Gislan was the healer and as such had access to an area of effect healing rift alongside a death ray and lightning haze, a...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewMon, 11 Dec 2017 18:09:35 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12932evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Pinball FX3 Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931<h4>Flip Out</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/pfx31.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Pinball FX3 Review"></a>Zen Studio's Pinball FX2 has been the gold standard of Pinball games, sure Pinball Arcade has real life tables as its selling point, but Zen Studios managed to make craft, variety and fun theirs.<br /> Which leaves us begging the question of where does the Hungarian developer go for the next generation Pinball FX3? Well first things first any tables you have already bought in Pinball FX2 can be imported into the new game free of charge, and they have all been given the requisite spit and polish you'd expect from Zen. The colours pop, the scrolling is smooth and I'm sure the effects work has also been stepped up a few notches. Comparing the Doctor Strange and Walking Dead tables between FX2 and FX3 is revelatory. There has been some serious graft done here.<br /> Unfortunately there's a handful of tables that don't import for rights reasons, so if you are a massive fan of Streetfighter, South ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewWed, 15 Nov 2017 17:09:25 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12931evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Demon Gaze II Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930<h4>Monday, Tuesday, Happy Gaze</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/demongazeII1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Demon Gaze II Review"></a>Review by Ashley Fiddes<br /> Demon Gaze II&nbsp;is an addictive, sometimes challenging, first person dungeon crawler developed by Kadokawa Games and published by NIS America.&nbsp; The game starts, as many RPG&rsquo;s have previously, with you awakening in a strange location, with no memory of how you got there or where you are.&nbsp; You are then quickly introduced to a few of the core characters from the game and shoved into the first dungeon and eventually your first battle with a demon.&nbsp; From here you are quickly whisked away to a sec...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 07 Nov 2017 17:36:46 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12930evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS4 Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929<h4>Looks cute, isn't cute.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/Yomawari1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Yomawari: Midnight Shadows PS4 Review"></a>Review by Ror Brennan.<br /> You know a game takes its scares seriously when the first thing it asks you to do is turn off all the lights and refrain from tearing your gaze from the screen. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows even implores you to promise not to break these rules. You might wish you did.<br /> Much like last year's Yomawari: Night Alone, Midnight Shadows begins with a little girl and her dog. While we, unfortunately, had to witness the demise of the former protagonist's cute little pup Poro, here we're introduced to Yui, who has headed up into the mountains near her quiet little town to bury her beloved pet. I think Nippon Ichi might have something against dogs.<br /> If you're new to the Yomawari games, you might find yourself somewhat mollified by the cutesy chibi character designs and beautiful hand-drawn art. Do not be fooled. This is a bleak world where bad things happen. Much like the first game, that charmin...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 27 Oct 2017 16:43:07 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12929evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Jettomero: Hero of the Universe Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12928<h4>We Are the Robots.</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12928"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/jettomero1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Jettomero: Hero of the Universe Review"></a>Review by Ror Brennan.<br /> Like many games, the first thing Jettomero asks you to do is walk. Few games can make you smile through this simple interaction, but as your huge stompy robot begins to clumsily clomp across the surface of a tiny planetoid, you can't help but have a little giggle to yourself.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Jettomero: Hero of the Universe is a game about a kind-of-cute-I-guess gargantuan robot who believes he's probably the saviour of the universe. Drawn in a comic book style, all thick black outlines and flat cel-shading, we join our big robot pal as he hunts down some fuel crystals to escape the barren rock he finds himself on, and as he blasts off, booster smoke erupting from his frisbee-feet, the scope is immediately pushed out. Jettomero pops into orbit around his tiny planetoid and just floats, an enormous sun framing his now tiny form, as he wonders if there's any other life out there. We send out a ping, locat...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12928">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12928#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewMon, 16 Oct 2017 18:16:41 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12928#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12928evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12927<h4>Funtime in the Sunshine</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12927"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/YsDana1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana review"></a>I've played Ys games before, they started as fun Zelda-a-likes with bump combat, you'd go barging into the baddies anywhere but head-on to defeat them. This is all I can remember about them, not the story. Not the characters. Just the bumpy-bumpy.<br /> Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana changes this though, and I'm sure I'll have no problem retaining this intriguing tale. You start the game as Adol Christin, an impossibly beautiful boy with red hair, and the starriest eyes this side of a Powerpuff Girl. Adol finds himself onboard The Lombardia, a ship bound for Eresia where he and his best pal Dogi (disappointingly not a doggy) can get on with their manly adventuring. Unfortunately before they can reach their destination they are attacked by tentacles (yes, this is a Japanese game) and wind up being marooned on the mysterious Seiren Island, a legendary place only talked about in hushed whispers.<br /> This is where the game starts proper, and unlike tradit...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12927">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12927#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:38:15 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12927#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12927evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net South Park Won't Be Coming to Nintendo Switchhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12926<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12926"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="South Park Won't Be Coming to Nintendo Switch"></a>There hasn't been much good news for South Park fans lately. The most recent game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, was initially supposed to be released in time for the 2016 holidays. Then it was pushed back until the beginning of this year. After that, it was delayed yet again with an expected release date sometime in during Ubisoft's next fiscal year. That means it could come out any time between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Now, despite all the extra time, we've received another piece of bad news, especially for Nintendo fans.<br /> <br /> There had been a rumour th...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=1">HairyArse</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12926">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12926#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsWed, 29 Mar 2017 23:19:07 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12926#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12926HairyArse@allaboutthegames.net Sniper Elite 4 Review - Xbox Onehttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12924<h4>Nutcracker. Sweet!</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12924"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/sniper-elite-4-xbox-one-review.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Sniper Elite 4 Review - Xbox One"></a>Five or six years ago it was inconceivable to think that the gaming fraternity would long for the days of muddy browns and natural greens, of rusty old weapons fashioned out a massive block of wood and a bit of metal. World War II and historical shooters had been done to death. The well was well and truly dry. But with the transition into a more frenetic and unrealistic sci-fi future, we&rsquo;ve gotten away from why we liked these games in the first place. Staring your enemy cold in the eye before violently exploding their skull into a thousand fragments of bone and brain tissue was, and always will remain, supremely enjoyable. That dopamine hit and knowledge that you outsmarted your opponent is the single reason why shooters have been the most popular genre for years, even though they all fundamentally revolve around that same 1-2 seconds gameplay loop. In fact, with modern shooters, if you haven&rsquo;t amassed 30 kills, an devastating arsenal of orbital weaponry, robots and a...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=1">HairyArse</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12924">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12924#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 21 Feb 2017 22:22:37 +0100http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12924#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12924HairyArse@allaboutthegames.net Mantis Burn Racing Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12923<h4>Rock 'n' Roll</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12923"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/mantis1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Mantis Burn Racing Review"></a>Mantis Burn Racing is an overhead viewed racer in the vein of Micro Machines, or if you are old like me, Super Off-road (I'm not going to mention Indy 500 on the VCS, because that makes me feel ancient).<br /> First things first Mantis Burn Racing looks gorgeous from the teensy cars to the tracks themselves, everything is full of character and detail. Destructible objects line the racing surface too, and these prove to be a joy when you power slide through them and watch VooFoo Studio's physics engine at work. Best of all though is that the frame rate is rock solid, I played for a good while and not once did I notice a hitch in the single player campaign, it's a smooth sixty all the way. Of course this does take a hit in the split screen multiplayer modes, but such is life.<br /> Ah yes, multiplayer, the scourge of the indie title, but not here, VooFoo has you covered. Not only do you get a four player split screen option, you also...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12923">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12923#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 14 Oct 2016 12:59:48 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12923#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12923evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Mafia III Looks Brutally Brillianthttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12922<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12922"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Mafia III Looks Brutally Brilliant"></a>Check out this bloody brilliant trailer for Mafia III, and learn how Lincoln Clay owns the battlefield against Sal Marcano and the Italian mafia in New Bordeaux. From stalking enemies and performing brutal covert takedowns, to balls out massacres with guns blazing, you'll be helping Lincoln do whatever it takes as he dismantles the Marcano family.<br /> Due for release on the 7th of October we're really looking forward to this one, Mafia II was a bit of an underrated gem, and this sequel certainly has the potential to be a barnstormer, just listen to ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12922">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12922#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsTue, 04 Oct 2016 09:30:11 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12922#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12922evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Mount & Blade Warband Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12921<h4>Siege Mentality</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12921"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/warband1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Mount & Blade Warband Review"></a>Mount &amp; Blade Warband is not a looker by any stretch of the imagination, it's rough around the edges, the models are pretty poor and the textures aren't the greatest. On the plus side it does move pretty well, it's lovely and smooth and I only noticed a few instances of tearing. The story is told through a 'choose your own adventure' book kind of way. You read a bit of text then choose from a couple of options. Not that there is much of a story, there's no saving the world here, no divine destiny, just you and your mob, if you choose to have one.<br /> All of which sounds pretty negative, but here's the rub, it isn't. Imagine playing Elite but instead of a spaceship you were a nutter with a bloody big chopper. There's no end game here, it's all about the playing. You can become a master trader by being canny and talking to barkeepers about the sweetest deals going down. You could get involved in the backstabbing unholy world of politics and work you way up, or you ...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12921">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12921#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 16 Sep 2016 16:40:58 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12921#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12921evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Warner Bros. Shows Us Batman's Blinghttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12920<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12920"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Warner Bros. Shows Us Batman's Bling"></a>Check out this new trailer showing how us how pretty the new Batman: Return to Arkham will look compared to the old, grotty, smelly versions available on pauper consoles.<br /> It neatly showcases the game&rsquo;s improved graphics, upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. No word on the framerate yet, but I guess we'll just have to wait on that one.<br /> Batman: Return to Arkham is being remastered by Virtuos using Unreal Engine 4, and will be available for a suggested retail price of forty quid.</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12920">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12920#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsTue, 06 Sep 2016 15:39:15 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12920#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12920evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Multiplayer Overview Trailerhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12919<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12919"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Multiplayer Overview Trailer"></a>Well would you look at this?<br /> Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's has actually piqued my interest. This really does look like being a buttload of fun. Plus look at that n00b cannon! Surely even I can't miss with that one?<br /> The beta will be popping it's head over the wall on the 14th of October for PS4 players, with other formats to follow.<br /> So what do you reckon, will you be giving this one the old college try?</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=234">Evilashchris</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12919">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12919#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsMon, 05 Sep 2016 17:42:07 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12919#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12919evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Kerbal Space Program Xbox One Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12918<h4>Crash Landing</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12918"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/kerbal1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Kerbal Space Program Xbox One Review"></a>Kerbal Space Program mixes physics based gameplay with a variety of game modes, from pure Sandbox to a couple of permutations on career mode, to give players the opportunity to research, design, build, crew and launch their own space ships. Starting off with the most basic of rockets &ndash; an exploding trash can with a pilot strapped to the top &ndash; you progress through to flying research probes and spaceplanes, landing on and roving about other planetary bodies and generally mucking about with the possibilities of space travel. Minus the billions of dollars and terrible PR when your experiments on how many engines you can tie together end in fatal disaster. Structured missions &ndash; or contracts &ndash; task you with achieving certain goals. There are also multiple scenarios to play out including simulations of historical space programs, such as Apollo. The game has had a successful life on the PC, starting off as many indie games do in early access, before makin...</p><hr style="border-color:#CCCCCC;border-style:dashed;"><p>This article is written by <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/profiles.php?profile_id=241">Khanivor</a>. | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12918">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12918#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 29 Jul 2016 15:48:51 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12918#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12918Khanivor@allaboutthegames.net