Full Review: Dead by Daylight

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...

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Review: Fortnite

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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Review: Sheltered

Sheltered
Available on Steam, Xbox One and PS4:
£9.99

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.
  • Audio: This was nev...
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Snap Review: Dead By Daylight

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...
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Snap Review: Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

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...
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Overwatch going strong after it’s first year, but who knows what the future holds?

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...

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We were promised “the Future”, but are we there yet?

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 ...

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Major Pokemon Go Update!

Pokemon GO was the phenomenon that we had all been awaiting: The culmination of the dreams of an entire generation and the manifestation of where we are, technologically, with smartphones. The release took the world, yes, the entire damn world, by storm nearly a year ago. Some may have been disappointed here and there, but for the most part, people were not only satisfied, but the App brought people and families together, helped a lot of Autistic people engage with the world, got people off of the couch and walking and generally saved the planet. Okay, maybe saving the planet is going a little too far, but it has certainly achieved more for itself than most Apps.

Of the aspects it has done right since release, we could postulate till the Miltanks come home...

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E3 Round Up – PS Vita

E3, the biggest gaming event of the year, has descended upon LA in typical grandiose style and promises to capture the attention and imagination of both the press and and consumers alike.

2017 has already been a breakthrough year for gaming, but at both the midway point of the year, and the big yearly event, it’s time to stop, listen and take stock of what we can expect for the rest of this year and early 2018!

Enjoy!

Easiest article I’ve ever done… Damn, I wish Sony would have supported this majestic console a little more. It deserves way more than a quiet unmarked grave somewhere between the PS3 & PS4. Undertale is on its way, and that’s cool… But it’s also coming out for the PS4, so whatever.

Oh, Vita, you never asked for much, but you deserved so much more than you got.

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E3 Round Up – Xbox One

E3, the biggest gaming event of the year, has descended upon LA in typical grandiose style and promises to capture the attention and imagination of both the press and and consumers alike.

2017 has already been a breakthrough year for gaming, but at both the midway point of the year, and the big yearly event, it’s time to stop, listen and take stock of what we can expect for the rest of this year and early 2018!

Enjoy!

Xbox One X

Forza Motorsport 7

Metro Exodus

State of Decay 2

Sea of Thieves

Crackdown 3

Super Lucky’s Tale

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Last Night

Deep Rock Galactic

Assassin’s Creed Origins

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