Death is not an escape…
Available on Steam (£14.99), Xbox One (£24.99) and Playstation 4 (£29.99).
Released last year on PC, and more recently brought to consoles, Dead by Daylight was developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Starbreeze Studios. Offering a unique asymmetrical multiplayer experience deeply lodged in the horror genre, Dead by Daylight sees four survivors working together to repair generators while attempting to outwit, outrun and outlast a tenacious, unstoppable killer.
Dead by Daylight visual palette reeks of dreary bleakness from every facet. The entire game plays through a hazy fog adding to the sense of dread oozing in from all angles, bringing forth the eerie claustrophobic feeling that makes the horror genre so appealing to many...
Don’t take shelter, MAKE IT!
Brought to you by Epic, Fortnite is an online cooperative mayhem-fest with Fort building, crafting, shiny loot and waves of undead hordes knocking at your door! Available in early access/closed beta form on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The pricing of the game is… peculiar to say the least: This game will be released as a Free to Play title in 2018, but for now there are premium options. It’ll cost you £34.99 to get the most basic of packages, which is what I purchased. All the way up to £119.99 for the “Limited Edition”. (Spoilers: Fortnite is good, but it’s not £120 good…).
- Graphics: The game is visually unique, some games such as PvZ: Garden Warfare have a similar style, but Fortnite does a stellar job of standing out and offering a colourful and refreshing vis...
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You and your family must survive and attempt to thrive in a post apocalyptic world inside and out of an expandable Fallout Shelter, brought to you by Team 17.
- Graphics: Another game using pixel-based graphics. While they may look sharp and sleak, if you’re getting bored of games constantly coming out using pixel graphics, this will not convince you of their brilliance.
That being said, they match the aesthetic of the game very well while also providing a very clean look to their chosen artistic style. But between the saturation of the offerings of pixel based games on the market to the fact that they are clearly representative of the past, it is hard to be blown away by the graphics in this title.
- Verdict: Meh.
Dead By Daylight was released for PC this time last year, and has just had it’s recent release for Consoles. It will set you back about £24 on consoles currently. Offering it’s unique take on A-Symmetrical multiplayer horror fun sounds like a match made in slasher heaven! One player is the killer working against the four human survivors for whom surviving boils down to avoiding the murderer, activating five generators then escaping through one of two escapes to freedom and, more importantly, safety. While the Killer needs to sacrifice on hooks, or kill, each of the Survivors to claim victory.
- Graphics: The game looks bleak. The characters: bland and largely lifeless. The environments: dark, dreary and inhospitable...
As one of the most recognisable gaming icons of the mid-ninties, Crash Bandicoot returns with a HD Remake of his first three adventures. He brings his typical blend of colourful craziness, anarchic box-bashing and all the platforming goodness that was offered when first released. But how well does a classic of this calibre hold up over two decades after the first was released?
- Graphics: Simply put, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is one of the very best looking games you can pick up at the moment, and I do not say that lightly! Maybe I’m bias from early years playing a lot of Nintendo titles, but bright, colourful graphics have always been preferable to me than pixel-perfect realistic graphics. Viva Pinata looked better to me than Gears of War.
The visuals were always a strong point on th...
The celebration of the Anniversary of the release of Overwatch was enjoyed in glorious style with a dedicated event, a bunch of cool new skins and a double XP weekend. It also marked the end to the very first successful year of Blizzard’s first new IP in the longest of times!
But now the dust has settled on the festivities and we find ourselves asking: “Who knows what the future holds?”
Unlike many games that quickly lose their value and stock up the preowned shelves, the value of Overwatch has not dropped dramatically, and it has often been difficult to track down second hand... more
We were promised the Future, but are we there yet?
For decades, we as gamers have come to accept a few simple premises:
- You buy a game, you own the game.
- At the relinquishment of being able to play said game, you can lend it to a friend so they can play it.
- When you’re done with a game, you can sell or trade it in for cash or credit.
Easy to understand this ideal has been the backdrop for physical games the world over since the inception of home gaming. While the likes of Online Passes (EA & THQ) or Story DLC locked behind a code (Batman: Arkham City & Rage) have tried to shuffle that principle back against the consumer; many of these policies have either been utterly repealed or at least scaled back to a more respectable and less obtuse level.
When the Xbox One was originally announced ... more
Nintendo have a cherished place in the Video Game Negaverse.
True, some companies like Magnavox and Atari may have been around long before they entered the market. While other companies, such as EA and Activision, have shown their rise to dominance on the market, but if there was ever a single company to have truly won the ‘hearts and minds’ of gamers, its Nintendo. It is a fun and open debate as to what makes Nintendo so strong, be it it’s family appeal, its wide range of franchises, or maybe its epic variety when it comes to its offerings. What ever you may think is the strongest card in Nintendo’s hand, it’s hard to put forth a better attribute that they can offer over their History.
Late in 2016 Nintendo moved to capitalise on this asset with the release of it’s wildly popular NES Cl... more
It has been eight long years since the release of one of the greatest JRPGs of all time: Persona 4. Now there is a new main title out for the Playstation 4 and 3 in the long running Persona series. Persona 5 has just released in Europe and you best hope you pre-ordered your copy if you wanna play it, because this brilliant title has just sold out seemingly everywhere! PS3 and PS4, you’ll have trouble tracking down a copy for the short term. But anyone that has ever loved Persona is unlikely to get caught out here, they’ll have pre-ordered it.
Persona has its own mark to set upon the genre and everyone that chooses to play this series, and how not? With its bright and vibrant characters, a genuinely engrossing story, its over the top visuals that go hand in hand with its genre spanning soun... more
The Nintendo Switch has had time to settle in along side the rest of this generation now after a rather stellar release! A wonderful hybrid of a home console and handheld, with the traditional set of incoming Nintendo franchises that appeal to everyone that likes fun. Which is an unsurprisingly high number of people!
The Switch has been brought out with possibly the best release game of all time, and I do not say that lightly. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is wholly worthy of it’s epic reception thus far. But ultimately it is still just one game. And while we know a small few of the titles that are on there way, we also know Nintendo’s history with third party developers.
Nintendo have been open and optimistic about the Switch’s chances on the third party front and we all hope they have learne... more