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-GBSat, 25 Nov 2017 08:35:44 +010060 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 New F1 2016 Trailer Crosses the Finish Linehttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12917<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12917"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="New F1 2016 Trailer Crosses the Finish Line"></a>August the 19th is the day the light go green for F1 2016 on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC, The game boasts the most in-depth Career mode ever seen in the history of the franchise which allows players to create their own legend over the course of ten seasons. You'll start by selecting an avatar and number to carry throughout your career as well as the team you want to start with.&nbsp;<br /> The formation lap will also feature for the first time in the game&rsquo;s history as does the brand new virtual safety car which accompanies the return of the regular Safety Car, ...</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=12917">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12917#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:39:02 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12917#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12917evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net The Magic Circle: Gold Edition Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12916<h4>Circle of Life</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12916"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/themagiccircle1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="The Magic Circle: Gold Edition Review"></a>The Magic Circle: Gold Edition is an extremely clever game. A game in which you find yourself placed, or maybe you hacked in. Either way it's unfinished. Or is it? The developers appear as floating eyes and have arguments about whether you should be allowed weapons or not. Spoiler: They decide not.<br /> As they bicker above you like Gods, story elements unfold, one of the developers wants to be fired, as she can't quit for contractual reasons, so she wants you to help her bring the game down. But the all powerful head of studio and his sycophantic junior have other ideas. This is game of discovery however, so to delve deeper into the story would be to do it a disservice. Suffice to say it had me hooked, and the more you discover about the game world leads to a greater understanding of the whole concept.<br /> There is no hand holding at all in The Magic Circle: Gold Edition, you are told the basics and let go to explore and discover as you'd like. You are 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=12916">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12916#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 08 Jul 2016 20:23:47 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12916#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12916evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Kung-Fu for Kinect Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12915<h4>Haduken Chips</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12915"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/kungfukinect1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Kung-Fu for Kinect Review"></a>Well hello there, what do we have here, dear reader? Why it's a lesser-spotted Kinect game for the Xbox One! A rarity if ever I did see it.<br /> Although to be fair Virtual Air Guitar Company have been supporting Microsoft's much maligned peripheral better than anyone else. Their latest foray into the motion detected waters sees you cast as yourself, only here you are the apprentice of a great warrior. Of course you being you, you fuck things right up and end up having to kick the faces off hordes of baddies throughout the games 20 odd levels.<br /> When you first start a chapter Kung-Fu for Kinect asks you to strike a few poses while pulling suggested faces, it then slips these seamlessly into the comic book cut scenes presented before the action. The first time I did this it felt a bit stupid, but when I saw the results I couldn't help but be tickled. The Kinect 2.0 technology provides a much better picture than the previous device and it works really well here.</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=12915">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12915#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewWed, 29 Jun 2016 16:45:48 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12915#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12915evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Deadlight Director's Cut Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12914<h4>Light of the Living dead</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12914"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/deadlightdc1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Deadlight Director's Cut Review"></a>When Deadlight burst onto the scene in 2012 as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade (may she rest in peace) it was hailed on this very website as being one of the best 2D platformers in a good long while.<br /> Deadlight Director's Cut has you pulling on the worn boots of gruff beardy man Randall Wayne as he has to jump, platform and puzzle his way through a whole cities worth (including sewers) of shadow infested action. Well, Tequila Works says shadows, what they really mean is zombies. Not the Romero shuffling kind either, these are the new fangled running variety.<br /> Reaching the safe zone and your hopefully waiting family isn't easy however as Deadlight Director's Cut requires you to pull off some pixel perfect running and jumping towards the end. It lures you in quite gently, but it does ramp up to some Flashback levels of intensity eventually.<br /> The main game will last you a &nbsp;good 3-4 hours, but there are hidden playable LCD arc...</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=12914">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12914#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewWed, 22 Jun 2016 14:39:50 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12914#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12914evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Injustice 2 Readies for Battle in A Brand New Trailerhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12913<h4></h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12913"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/avatars/aatg.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Injustice 2 Readies for Battle in A Brand New Trailer"></a>Warner Brothers have just dropped their new fighting game trailer and nailed a Superhero landing.<br /> Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title&rsquo;s larger-than-life showdowns. &nbsp;Every battle promises to define you in a game where players personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. &nbsp;For the first time gamers will take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.<br /> Injustice 2 will also continue the epic cinema...</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=12913">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12913#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>NewsWed, 08 Jun 2016 15:19:56 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12913#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12913evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Dead Island Definitive Collection Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12912<h4>Abra Cadaver</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12912"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/deadislanddef1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Dead Island Definitive Collection Review"></a>Dead Island Definitive Collection includes Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and Dead Island Retro Revenge. A fairly full package a gaming goodness for the asking price of twenty five quid, and it can be had even more cheaply online. Assuming it's any good of course, so let's have a delve.<br /> Released in the space year 2011,&nbsp;Dead Island was an instant sensation thanks to a spectacular marketing campaign, I don't think I've seen a better trailer since. The actual game was a fun, go there, do this, get me these kind of fetch quest RPG involving skill trees, weapon degradation and upgrading. Not forgetting an excellent online co-op mode which also includes matchmaking for those folk bereft of chums.<br /> Fortunately for publisher Deep Silver the zombie craze shows no shows of dying out yet. No pun intended. It's just so much fun to knock the arms off a brain muncher and have him lumber about trying to bite you while you make ...</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=12912">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12912#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:21:24 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12912#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12912evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net Overwatch Reviewhttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12911<h4>Dat Ass Tho</h4><p><a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12911"><img src="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/images/articlethumbs/overwatch1.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="5" alt="Overwatch Review"></a>It's hard to talk about Blizzard's Overwatch without referencing Valve's Team Fortress 2, the current champion of the online multiplayer shooter world. They both have a cartoon aesthetic, they both have similar game modes and they both have a roster of likeable characters with specific traits. The main difference is Blizzard are asking full price for Overwatch, Valve's game is free. So is it worth stumping up the cash for this new experience?<br /> Yeah, of course it is, have you seen it? It looks amazing! We're talking Pixar levels of character design here, and to get twenty one of the buggers looking so beautiful is no mean feat. These chaps and chapesses are roughly divided into four types of playstyle; Offense are nippy buggers, but they also pack quite the punch, they aren't bulit to go toe to toe with the tank class though, slower but with much more health. Defence characters are good for the choke points on maps and portecting your objectives. ...</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=12911">Read More...</a> | <a href="http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12911#comments">Read Comments...</a></p>ReviewTue, 31 May 2016 18:08:04 +0200http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12911#commentshttp://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?article_id=12911evilashchris@allaboutthegames.net