Probably every review of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is going to refer to this game as being Borderlands with a coat of Dungeons & Dragons paint. But as unoriginal as that might sound, it’s also an incredibly accurate statement that explains everything about the game that you need to know. This is essentially a reskin of Borderlands 3, and with that comes a lot of good and a fair bit of not so good. The shooting and looting loop is excellent and the humour is much stronger than it was in the previous game. But on the other hand, the structure of the game has barely changed since the original Borderlands and there’s a strong sense Gearbox needs to think about how to evolve their missions designs. In short, if you still love Borderlands and have a soft spot for fantasy then this is going to be for you. And if Borderlands is starting to grind your gears, it’s best avoided. Me? I fall firmly into the first camp.
Just like the Hulk himself, Marvel’s Avengers is two very different personalities in the same body. The first is a single player game with a reasonable story and a handful of decent missions. It wouldn’t rival the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man or the Batman: Arkham series, but it’s mindless fun. The second personality is a live-service game for groups of up to four players in the vein of Destiny with heavy monetization that intends on adding new characters and content over the coming years. Like the Hulk and Bruce Banner, these two personalities are almost always at odds, struggling to co-exist. But unlike the Hulk, Marvel’s Avengers isn’t big, green and awesome.
Frostpunk wasn’t just a great strategy game that demanded all of your concentration, it was also an interesting journey down the rabbit hole of good intentions. As you attempted to supply enough coal to keep a massive generator running to supply heat to your population the pressure made it all too easy to begin taking desperate measures: recycling corpses, child labour, propaganda and controlled religion are all tools that can be used to keep your society running. It was a game that fascinated me, so much so that I gave it a glowing review and a place in my top games of 2018.
Needless to say there were a lot of people pretty unhappy with the £40 season pass for Star Wars: Battlefront that will include four expansion packs and 16 maps, especially since the game itself feels very content starved in terms of its battlefield, as I commented on in […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: DICE Publisher: EA Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Striding through the icy tunnels of Hoth as Darth Vader, cutting down rebel scum with ease; battling the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor as Luke Skywalker while […]
Its been a hell of a month for Payday 2 developer’s Overkill, who have been on the receiving end of an unhappy fanbase following the introduction of safes into the game which could only be opened by purchasing drills with real money. The loot in these safes provided […]
IO Interactive’s new Hitman game, which will launch in March 2016, has already created a lot of confusion and controversey. The developers announced that rather than releasing the full game they’ll instead put out a chunk of the game to begin with, and will then gradually add more […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Warner Bros. Montreal Publisher: Warner Bros. Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Given how her role in Arkham Knight’s campaign was limited almost entirely to being kidnapped and how little we actually know about her despite being in Batman’s […]
The Star Wars: Battlefront reboot by EA and DICE is already courting considerable controversay over a perceived lack of content. Indeed, even I tackled the subject while also enjoying replaying the classic Star Wars: Battlefront II. But one of the biggest gripes has been the lack of space […]
Nostalgia is a very dangerous thing. As pretentious as it sounds I’ve always prided myself on being able to combat nostalgia, to know that it clouds vision and that my wonderful memories are just that; memories, carefully selected by my own mind which blanks everything else. I pride […]