Vampyr – PS4

When you play a horror game you expect a certain amount of tropes to turn up and a vampire focused game is no different. Even if it’s the Masquerade, the Legacy of Kain or even the Buffy video games there’s always the central theme of blood and then the rest of the game is wrapped up in it. Suffice to say I was ready for a new Masquerade game, a ‘dark’ moody RPG with plenty of dialogue to sink my teeth into. Just a shame I didn’t check to see if it had a pulse first. Having a game set in … Continue reading Vampyr – PS4

2 days of PSVR – Down with the sickness

Remember when the press hyped up the 3D effect of the Nintendo 3DS at E3 back in 2010? When everyone in the press were falling over themselves saying how Nintendo had raised the bar and created something magical? Then we all got one and found the 3D was interesting for about a nanosecond before it was turned off to be forgotten about until one or two legendary titles got the 3D aspect so spot on you got a better experience through it. VR for me is just like that. I’ve always loved trying new ways of playing video games from … Continue reading 2 days of PSVR – Down with the sickness

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – PS4

Wooonderboooooy, what is the secret of your power? Apparently it’s getting transformed by a magical ball of blue flame! We all know this has been out for a while (since April 2017) on PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox1/Linux/Mac but it’s only just recently had a physical release (13th Feb 2018). With all that said. Is now the time to dive in? If you’ve ever played a Nes/MasterSystem action platformer in your life you’ll know exactly what to expect from Wonder Boy. A high level of difficulty even on the lowest setting, amazingly quirky ideas, some obtuse gameplay and a metroidvania aspect of powering up … Continue reading Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – PS4

Extinction – PS4

Well I have to say, this one caught me by surprise. A few different companies involved that I know (Thank you again Iron Galaxy for Street Fighter 3 on PS3) and no idea of what game to expect. From the artwork I’d say it’s a story based single player akin to Enslaved but it turns out I was so wrong. Attack on titan instantly springs to mind and given Attack On Titan 2 Wings of Freedom is recent this does feel a bit knock off. The games has had a few bugs and it has blue screen crashed just through … Continue reading Extinction – PS4

The rant you’ll probably want to ignore about Star Trek Discovery (but the issues you’ll probably not expect)

Spoilers for season one. duh. Finished Discovery. Before this rant starts, I did enjoy it enough to probably watch more of it. Hold your breath…. It’s over-hyped trash. It relied too heavily on a weak story, flimsy script and overkill CGI that they can’t decide what it did. Some really great characters constantly wasted. Oh and no the swearing was like the first Guardians of the Galaxy, call me a prude all you like (and I’d laugh as I swear fucking constantly) but just throwing it into the episode where it sat was clearly due to lazy writing to get … Continue reading The rant you’ll probably want to ignore about Star Trek Discovery (but the issues you’ll probably not expect)

Wolfenstein: The New Order – PS4

2014 seems a lifetime ago. Well 4 years to be exact, still we know how games are hard to keep track of. Occasionally a big hitter will slip by you if not for budget or time constraints. Wolfenstein has always been on “the list” and the sequel is high on it but other releases got in the way and one thing lead to another and I’m running out of excuses damn it. Finally I’ve made time to go kill nazis! I’ve needed this more than I realised. A well crafted tightly made, Bond/Indiana style brain-off kill Nazi first person shooter. … Continue reading Wolfenstein: The New Order – PS4

Metal Gear Survive – PS4

Well I’ve played the beta and I’ve put off playing this as long as I could. Time to get on with the review and let you lovely people know if it’s as bad as it looks. Contrary to its packaging, Metal Gear Survive is not a stealth action video game. Just in the same way Destiny isn’t a fantastic story based shooter, both are MMO games dressed in a different genres clothing. On the disc (or download purchase) is a client that allows you to sign in and play the game purchased. In both of these games the online game … Continue reading Metal Gear Survive – PS4

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp – iOS

Why am I writing this now? There are currently no events, no special reasons to go back in and play this free to play time-sink. Well being sick limits your interactions to video games and a simple mindless mobile game can be just what the doctor ordered. Is this the case with ACPC? Or is it just another terrible freemium money grabber? I’ve owned every Animal Crossing video game, There I said it. I’ve even bought consoles such as the 3Ds literally just to play the next iteration of the series. It’s criminal it never showed up on the WiiU … Continue reading Animal Crossing Pocket Camp – iOS

Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4

“If you don’t have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all”, an adage that’s pretty much how you should go in life. Still I’m not a religious man but, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” has always sat better with me. Why am I thinking such deep thoughts about a game review you ask? Well, I played Dynasty Warriors 9 at ComicCom last year. It was fun but there were a few niggling issues (also minor frame rate issues), so I figured they’d be patched by release and the rest of the game would … Continue reading Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4