God of War, PS4 Review

How do you take a big angry Spartan, who has a thing for killing Gods, ripping out eyeballs and taking sexy baths with naked ladies and turn him into a complex, heart-broken character, who is a father that knows he isn’t up to the responsibility of the role.

Well if you are Sony, you give Santa Monica Studios a boat load of money, a heap of time and the creative freedom to completely re-imagine what it is to be a God Of War.

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A Way Out – Co-operative Prison Time.

‘A Way Out’ is a unique title with a requirement to play the whole game Co-Op with another player, either via online or on the Couch. No bots here people to fill the void, its time to get social. Honestly though, it’s good fun and the puzzles are not to hard as to cause online salt or old fashion fisty-cuffs on the couch.

Here is a bit of gameplay footage from about 2 hours in to the campaign. As you will see, it was a slick operation with the co-operation levels set to ’11’!

(Yep, that’s a Spinal Tap reference)

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Podcast Recommendations

THIS WEEK it’s Guardian Radio -Now, I love Destiny, but like much of the player base, I have moved onto other things for the time being. That said, Bungie is quietly…and slowly…working away on improvements.

So, to keep up with the patches and changes, I still tune in every week to the Guardians to hear what the latest patches hold and where the ‘meta’ is going.

If you are a Destiny fan who plans to return at some stage, these guys are still a fun listen.

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, PS4 Review

Every now and then I get an honest to god surprise from a Video Game. I don’t mean by way of story twists or gameplay u-turns, but in how much a game will surpass my preconceived expectations and deliver me a unique and intelligent experience.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has come out of nowhere to sit on my, albeit very early list for Game of the Year 2018.

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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, PS4 Review

This week Koru-Cottage readers, we are lucky enough to have a guest writer, Nick Dorn @ngunsnz, to give us the low down on Ni No Kuni II. Enjoy.

There are a lot of things I came to love in my time with Ni No Kuni II.

But there was one thing above all that stuck out to me, and that was the amount of charm this game has, charm that has me hooked, and is one of the many reasons that makes Ni No Kuni II such a fantastic JRPG.

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Attack on Titan 2, PS4 Review

With something a little lighter than Senua… Nina’s back!

Attack on Titan is easily my favorite Anime, but I had no idea what to expect from it in video game form. I am delighted to say that I was really impressed with the experience.

That said though, it is a game for the fans of the Manga and Anime, as without some background knowledge, the overarching canon will take a bit to get your head around.

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Devil May Cry HD Collection, PS4 Review

The Playstation 2 was home to some of the most important video games in gaming history. So, it’s no surprise that titles from this generation are dragged out of Publishers archives, given a new lick of paint, and dropped onto the current generation of consoles for an all-new audience to buy and enjoy.

But dear reader, there is a right way and a wrong way of going about it.

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