Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – PS4 | Review

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – PS4 | Review

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood was once behind an 'exclusive' locked door with only Microsoft holding the Key. Microsoft bought the developers studio back in 2012 and then proceeded to close it and sell off its assets in 2016. This is always a terrible event; however, this time things turned out for the best! The team at Press Play formed a new studio called Lightbulb Games and were now free to offer their game on to other platforms. As a PS4 owner, I was incredibly happy when I heard about this as I'd always wanted to play the game but really couldn't…read more >
Cat Quest – PS4 | Review

Cat Quest – PS4 | Review

Have you ever sat down, turned on your PS4 and thought to paw-self; "Boy, I wish I was a cat on an epic adventure to find my sister who has been cat-napped by an evil pussy"? If you have then you're either a little strange or in luck be-claws Cat Quest from The Gentlebros/PQube is about to fur-fill paw request! Cat Quest is an open world RPG in the fur-mat of games such as Diablo but the cuteness is at a level that has never been reached be-fur. The game is set in the land of Felingard which has been overrun…read more >
It’s Quiz Time – PS4 | Review

It’s Quiz Time – PS4 | Review

It's Quiz Time is a new party based quiz game which is similar to the recent PlayLink releases in that you play along with your phone. The main difference here is that It's Quiz Time allows up to eight players, CPU or a mixture of the two and even allows your audience, via a streaming platform, to join in (which I'll come to later on). The game is developed by SnapFingerClick which is a new studio most people probably wouldn't recognise; however, the studio is made up of the team behind Buzz! which was the go-to party quiz game of the…read more >
PlayLink for PS4

PlayLink for PS4

"From quick-fire quizzes to immersive multiplayer experiences, PlayLink titles are all about social gaming that everyone can enjoy. Pop a game into your PS4, use your smartphone or tablet as a controller, gather around your TV and prepare for a refreshingly different experience. Whether you love movie style experiences, quizzes or singing-based party games, PlayLink titles are the perfect way to bring everyone into the mix." One of the best, new innovations from Sony this year has got to be their PlayLink system. As quoted above, it focuses on bringing back social multiplayer experiences which are best played with people…read more >
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier – PS4 (PlayLink) | Review

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier – PS4 (PlayLink) | Review

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is set between the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the War of the Planet of the Apes films; however, there is no direct connection to any of the movies from what I gather (I haven't seen the latest film, but a quick search online suggests there is no link). This narrative experience (note the fact I left out the word 'game') is an interesting one as it not only comes with full PlayLink support but also full support for the Dualshock 4 Controller - something none of the other PlayLink titles provides. I'll…read more >
SingStar Celebration – PS4 (Playlink) | Review

SingStar Celebration – PS4 (Playlink) | Review

SCE's London Studio has released a new Singstar for us all to enjoy solo, with friends and even online (which I'll come to later on). This iteration has been created with the new PlayLink integration in mind, however, it doesn't really get as involved as you would hope. There are various ways you can interact and sing; A USB or wireless Microphone, the Mic on the PS4 camera or via the downloadable app for your smartphone. For a game with so many ways to play, it's let down by the fact that, even with all of the devices in the world, only…read more >
Hidden Agenda – PS4 (Playlink) | Review

Hidden Agenda – PS4 (Playlink) | Review

Hidden Agenda is the new innovative, narrative-driven adventure game by Supermassive games. This game was clearly built from the ground up with the new PlayLink design in mind as everything you perform takes place on your phone, whether you're playing on your own or with up to five friends. This is their first 'main' game since Until Dawn (Not counting Rush of Blood) and you can clearly tell that a lot of time and love has gone into creating this. Everything from the choices you make to the subtle changes within the story work perfectly and offer a lot of replayability.…read more >
That’s You – PS4 (Playlink) | Review

That’s You – PS4 (Playlink) | Review

Back in July, at E3 2017, PlayStation announced the birth of their new PlayLink system - a collection of games that use your mobile phones and tablets to control the games. As an introduction they gave everyone on PS+ their first game, That's You, for free! Now, we have 5 PlayLink games available for purchase, but this is a look back at the one which started it, the one which was brought out in order to get more casual people into gaming. Did it succeed in becoming a party favourite or did it die by the roadside? Let's find out. That's You is very similar…read more >
Monthly Recap – November 2017

Monthly Recap – November 2017

November has been quite eventful for us here at SquareXO. We have started rolling out more reviews, we have become more active on our Twitter feed and changed the podcast around a little based on feedback from our listeners! Don't forget to enter all your best PS4/Vita screenshots via Twitter with the tag #SQXODecember for the chance of winning a prize in our monthly screenshot competition. This months winner was @83_digital with this amazing picture: Also, if you have any feedback on the site, the podcast, our reviews or just us in general, please let us know in the comments below, on…read more >
Chaos On Deponia – PS4 | Review

Chaos On Deponia – PS4 | Review

Daedalic Entertainment has answered my prayers (or many emails and tweets) and have managed to bring the second game from the amazing Deponia series to the PS4. The series started out as a planned trilogy; however, due to overwhelming popular demand, they decided to bring out a fourth game in 2016. It revolves around a rather ego-fueled tinkerer called Rufus. His goal in life is to try and save Deponia from being destroyed, this in itself is a selfless act I hear you cry; however, the only reason he wants to save it is to impress a girl. How would he…read more >