Category Archives: Gaming

Game Review: Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC)

Creative Assembly have been sating PC owners’ lust for accessible, but deep unit-based strategy games since the original Shogun: Total War back in 2000.

For the most part their track record has been impeccable, successfully translating historic conflicts from Feudal Japan to Ancient Britain. In between we’ve visited Roman Europe, the dawn of the United State of America and Napoleon’s military career. We’ve even entered the fantasy world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is the thirteenth major release in the series, in among countless expansions and DLC packs. It’s fair to say that Creative have got their game formula pretty-much polished. Continue reading Game Review: Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC)

Cyberpunk 2077 now available for pre-order

CD Project RED, the creators of the acclaimed fantasy adventure, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, have announced that Cyberpunk 2077, their upcoming open-world, sci-fi game, will release April 16th, 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game is now available for pre-order. Continue reading Cyberpunk 2077 now available for pre-order

The amazing versatility of Nintendo characters

It’s a credit to Nintendo that their unique characters can be adapted for use in game genres that you may not have immediately thought that they were a fit for. On a recent trip I revisited a couple of these genre-hopping Nintendo Switch games. Continue reading The amazing versatility of Nintendo characters

Observation PC review

There’s reason I’m writing this review for you and I’m not, instead, an astronaut. It has less to do with my lack of a previous career in the US Airforce or a specialist doctorate, and more to do with me watching far too many unnerving sci-fi movies in my formative years, putting me off the idea for life.

Even today, I can’t pass on any TV or movie that offers spooky goings on in space. But still, the idea of being alone on a creaking spacecraft and getting a visitation from an alien intelligent scares the bejesus out of me.

Because of this, No Code’s Observation is right up my alley. Continue reading Observation PC review

Blood & Truth PlayStation VR review

For me, virtual reality has always been about the experience rather than the gameplay. Right at the very beginning, playing A Chair in a Room: Greenwater with the HTC Vive, I realised that the potential of VR was which it’s ability to immerse the player in the game environment. A Chair in a Room does this by having the player trapped and surrounded by some very unnerving goings on. The game has a massive level of immersion. I remember being amazed at detail of the toilet in the corner of my cell, with a “do not use” warning. Of course, none of this would translate well to 2D. Experiences like this, I thought, were the future of VR.

But this not really how it’s gone. Continue reading Blood & Truth PlayStation VR review

Rage 2 PC Review

Bethesda’s follow-up to their so-so 2010 post-apocalyptic shooter, Rage, is upon us. This time, rather than handle Rage 2 in-house, exclusively using id software, the publisher farmed out some of the development duties to Avalanche Studios, who are no strangers to open-world and post-apocalyptic games.

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Sniper Elite V2 Remastered PS4 review

Just when I thought that the era of “remastering” games was over, Rebellion have polished up their aging Sniper Elite V2 for the current gen of consoles.

2012’s Sniper Elite V2 cemented Rebellion’s WWII third-person sniping franchise as one of the greats. In 2014, Sniper Elite III swapped Berlin for WWII’s North African theatre of war, and further refined the gameplay. Sniper Elite 4 released in 2017 sending players over to Italy and offering a larger, more open world environment in which to operate. Continue reading Sniper Elite V2 Remastered PS4 review

Blood & Truth PSVR hands-on preview

I recently entered a world of old lags, muppets and geezers for a trip to the East-End London with PlayStation AU and their up-coming PSVR game, Blood & Truth.

Blood & Truth comes to us from SIE London Studio, the same developers that knocked out the VR Worlds anthology title for PSVR. The new game is an extension of their acclaimed The London Heist sequence that was the highlight of VR Worlds. Continue reading Blood & Truth PSVR hands-on preview