Assassin’s Creed Origins – PS4 | Review

Assassin’s Creed Origins – PS4 | Review

For those out there with lingering apprehension about gratifying their Creed cravings with Ubisoft's latest addition to ever expanding line of Assassin's Creed (AC) games, have no fear as Assassin's Creed Origins easily puts to shame the last few bland and "samey" AC titles. I kid you not, this installment to the series has been redefined in a way that almost separates Origins from the series altogether. For the most part of my first few hours of gameplay, I didn't feel like I was playing a Creed title - I liked that. Origins doesn't reek of the traditional, rapidly deteriorating Assassin's…read more >
Destiny 2 – PS4 | Review

Destiny 2 – PS4 | Review

There began a looming fear when talk of Destiny 2 came about that the game would feel more like Destiny 1.5 rather than a sequel. However, a mere 10 minutes into Bungie's latest addition to the series and we can see this simply isn't the case. Playing through Destiny 2's first story mission alone we see a hop, skip and Hunter-style triple jump up in the content and overall standard of the story. Honestly, the first mission alone far surpasses the quality of the entirety of that of it's predecessor. As we play through the first campaign mission and the…read more >
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – PS4 | Review

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – PS4 | Review

As we hummed along to the melancholy "this is the end" rendition of Nate's theme that played as the Uncharted 4 credits rolled, we figured that was it for the series; So much so that there was harmonious accompaniment of the sound of a million Uncharted fans hearts breaking respectively. However, at PSX 2016, Naughty Dog showcased some pleasantly familiar gameplay. It wasn't immediately evident as to who the protag was at first due to the head scarf shrouding her face. This was of course until alas we heard some muffled Aussie grunts as she stumbled through the intro sequence.…read more >
Why I love Bioshock

Why I love Bioshock

Imagine the horror of being submerged miles and miles beneath the Atlantic ocean in a dystopian underwater city with no immediate means of escape. The isolation. Now, imagine being stuck there with a megalomaniac, a power hungry nut job and hordes of lunatics possessing superhuman powers. Well, thanks to 2K's spectacularly immersive environments in critically acclaimed title, Bioshock there's little to be left to the imagination. Yes, Bioshock is a game that cleverly defies the "typical" first-person shooter genre in which it is branded. With elements of an atmospheric horror carefully weaved into it's shooter foundations, Bioshock takes the FPS…read more >
Why I Love No Man’s Sky

Why I Love No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky promised players a galaxy of infinite planets (procedurally generated) to explore, each possessing a myriad of fauna and flora to examine and record with the hope of being able to do all of this with their friends in some form of integrated co-op. Unfortunately, what players felt they were met with fell a bit shy of that expectation. Yes, since it's initial release back in August 2016, No Man's Sky has seen more than it's fair share of ridicule and criticism for seemingly not meeting the expectations of it's consumers, so much so that developer Hello Games…read more >
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – PS4 | Review

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – PS4 | Review

The remaking of one of, if not THE most profound PlayStation Classic of all time, Crash Bandicoot was quite possibly one of the worst kept secrets in the gaming industry for a lengthy period of time; It then went on to become one of the most highly anticipated video game releases of 2017, selling out it's preorders in countless online and high street stores. Furthermore, the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy was met with quite the reception upon it's release, far surpassing the sales of Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games), the prior crown holder of single-platform sales of 2017. Yes, this…read more >
Serial Cleaner – PS4 | Review

Serial Cleaner – PS4 | Review

A fan of Dennaton Games Hotline Miami? Perhaps you have OCD or a profound interest in criminology? Or maybe you just like a simple action title as much as the next person? Regardless of which of the aforementioned you consider yourself, iFun4all's Serial Cleaner is definitely a title that should peak your interest. In this 70's themed action game, the player takes on the role of a protagonist who's job is to clean up murder scenes by removing all traces of incriminating evidence undetected. The crime scenes contracted to the player are riddled with dopey coppers looking for any opportunity…read more >
Why I Love Virginia

Why I Love Virginia

After indulging in and thoroughly enjoying both Firewatch (Campo Santo) and Everybody's Gone To The Rapture (The Chinese Room), I considered it almost compulsory to give Variable State's, Virginia a go once I heard it possessed a similar likeness to those fantastically memorable titles. After the hour and a half it took me to play through this short yet extremely powerful story, i'd come to the conclusion that my decision to give this title a chance was definitely one of my finer ones. Virginia tells the story of newly promoted FBI agent, Anne Tarver who is issued a missing persons…read more >
Portal Knights – PS4 | Review

Portal Knights – PS4 | Review

It is quite evident within the first few minutes of starting your adventure in Keen Games', Portal Knights that the developers have tried to adapt the sandbox/ survival feel of block-bashing titles, Minecraft and Terraria, into a title that hones the same simplicity and replay-ability but with considerably more focus. Portal Knights is an action-RPG, survival game in which the player must create a character and dive into realms shattered by "the fracture" and traverse the now separate lands by scavenging resources and rebuilding portals.     Now, many fellow gamers will agree that character customisation is just as enjoyable as…read more >
An Abzu-lutely Phenomenal Experience

An Abzu-lutely Phenomenal Experience

505 Games, a developer and publisher well known for releasing some downright awesome titles such as: Terraria, Rocket League and Pay Day 2, by no means fell short of greatness when they teamed up with Giant Squid and released 2016 underwater adventure, Abzu. In this breathtakingly beautiful tale, the player takes on a role of diver, Abzu who over the duration of the game's proceedings, explores the far reaches of the ocean, meeting and interacting with a divinely diverse array of marine life along the way. As mentioned prior, Abzu's story entails exploring the ocean. More specifically this geared up divers…read more >