These days ‘going on a cruise’ is not so much about dressing for dinner….
Dropping you into events set between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 this Nintendo 3DS port has you following the exploits of Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield and their recent creation of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, or BSAA. If, like me, you aren’t right up to speed on your Resident Evil canon, not to worry, you can still have a good time and not get lost within the Resident Evil universe.
Also the one thing I remember hating about previous Resident Evil games is fixed. You can move while aiming weapons this time round!
A third person team based co-op preferred shooter, does the world need another?
Take four special ops specialists with particular skill trees, spoon on some irreverent humour and throw them in a twisty plot of subterfuge. Add to that the mysterious alien substance known as Fuse and suddenly life is like a box of combos. The game is an interesting bag of tricks, there are things about it that are pretty exciting, well, at least lots of fun and there are things about it that just feel perhaps a little insulting considering it is 2013 and we’ve been playing games like this for a while now.
Fuse is shiny, the graphics are bold, colourful and remind me very much of the style of Timesplitters, the writing does its job and the voice acting is suitable. Initial stages take you deep into an underground base on a rescue, where you come across the Fuse weapons, all four of them that are tailor designed for each of your team. Handy coincidence? Check. Continue reading
Underground, overground, there’s no Wombling here, welcome to the harsh reality of the Metro.
So a year after dealing to the ‘Dark Ones’, Artyom is tired of kicking back in his home Metro. Seemingly plagued by the act of terrorism he committed against the ‘Dark Ones’, when he hears of a survivor he is compelled to hunt it down with the belief it is the key to saving not only himself but all of humanity. Unfortunately not everyone in the Metro system will share his beliefs.
Those who have played the first game, Metro 2033, will know what to expect here. Metro: Last Light is familiar territory with the tweaks and bug fixes you would expect in a follow up title. For those who haven’t played Metro 2033, I recommend you grab it and play it through before getting in to Metro: Last light. Not only because it will bring you up to speed with the story and characters, but because it is a mighty fine game in its own right. And lets face it, it would be a crime to miss such a decent game at the price it can be found at these days. Continue reading
Dragon’s Dogma may be set in a world full of slightly overpowered mobs, fetch quests and cliche, but it is also a world where fortune favours the nosey.
I was sad to have missed out on Dragon’s Dogma the first time round, but it means I get to do this with fresh eyes and that’s a good thing. Dark Arisen comprises of all the first game and a whole new area of instant death called Bitterblack Isle. In the interests of experiencing the focal point of the release I ventured forth to Bitterblack way to early and lasted long enough to see a few of the magnificent caverns before getting whipped. The lesson learnt is to enjoy the majority of the original game, get to a substantial level and then go wandering over the waves. So here we go. Continue reading
Having avoided recent Resident Evil games and being a general scaredy cat, I was relieved when Darren Price, aka Vic B’stard offered to check out the upcoming R.E. Revelations HD.
I recently sat down with a preview version of Capcom’s upcoming re-release of Resident Evil: Revelations. The game, originally on the Nintendo 3DS, has been polished up and given the high-def treatment for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
The game uses a TV show-style format, each level acting as an episode. Not only does this allow for some rather cool “Previously on Resident Evil: Revelations” recaps at the being of each episode, but it also give players a suitable place for a break; a great holdover from the portable version where bite-sized gaming is essential. Continue reading