Let’s not waste time; Octahedron was my game of the show at this year’s EGX in London. My only disappointment is that I will be unable to play the full version for at least a year, this makes me very sad. Now I’ve got that out the way let me tell you why Continue reading
One massive monster, four human hunters. Which one’s best? There’s only one way to find out. FIIIIIIGHT!! There you have the basic premise of Evolve. The new game from Turtle Rock Studios, creators of Left 4 Dead. At EGX this year, Bruno and I had our first chance to play this highly anticipated title Continue reading
With the recent news that both Watchdogs and Drive Club have been delayed to next year the launch line up for both PS4 and Xbox One are looking as barren as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboards. Whilst not on quite the same scale as the launch of Sega Saturn Continue reading
I have to admit to being a bit of a cheat here- in addition to the brief 15 mins spent playing BF4 at Eurogamer, I have enjoyed the opportunity to play the early access open beta at home for a couple of evenings too.
As the global gaming community is all too aware, we are in a new console year. Eurogamer Expo was completely sold out this time around, and anticipation for the new hardware was obviously at fever pitch across the show floor. For the big manufacturers and publishers then, it was a key opportunity to tout their wares, and Sony were undoubtedly one of the most dominant players on the floor. From their classy stand design through to the well-balanced variety of games on display, Sony delivered where others seemed lacklustre in comparison. Continue reading
After the relative disappointment of Assassin’s Creed III, the last main line offering in Ubisoft’s parkour/assassination historical series, a lot is riding on this next adventure. Taking the naval elements from AC3 and running with them, going full bore pirate in the process, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag could either rejuvenate the franchise or send it further into gaming ignominy. Continue reading
Gravelly voiced slightly gothic hero? Check. Maniacal super villain with Janet Street-Porter’s teeth? Check. Improbably over-muscled bemasked super villain? Check. Belt laden with enough unlikely gadgets to make Sam Fisher cry with the unfairness of it all? Check.
This Saturday, while at Rezzed, I got my first hands-on with Beatbuddy, an action adventure game with music as its core mechanic. Before I got around to playing this charming game, I watched over Marius’s shoulder, and as he navigated the title character around this colourful underwater world, my first impression was, wow, this game does look beautiful, the rays of light beaming through the hand painted world looked majestic. This particular art style reminded me a lot of Rayman Origins.
At Eurogamer 2012, I went hands-on Bethesda’s upcoming dark revenge title Dishonored. The game is a welcome throwback to the glory days of Deus Ex and Thief, mixing aspects from the stealth, FPS and survival horror genres in this steam punk dystopia. Continue reading