Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart opens with a celebration of our two titular heroes, a parade thrown in their honour. As the duo make their way through parade floats that reference their prior adventures Ratchet points out that it has been years since they’ve even done anything vaguely heroic, so why are they being celebrated? And do they really still have it? Are they still capable of daring-do and heroic heroism? Of course, as per the unwritten rules of video games things quickly go wrong; Dr Nefarious arrives just in time to steal the Dimensionator which Crank was going to gift to his friend in the hopes of letting him find his lost people, and the very fabric of space and time begins to rip apart.
Rogue-likes might be incredibly popular among a certain group of players who love to torture themselves as they crawl and scrape for every piece of progress, but they’ve rarely made the jump to triple-A, typically being the domain of smaller developers. Housemarque has changed that with Returnal, a game that combines their experience in bullet-hell arcade games with the classic rogue-like experience of dying again and again and again. Throw in gorgeous graphics, a whole bunch of systems and a story that could make a Christopher Nolan movie seem straightforward, and you have the ingredients for a rather interesting Playstation 5 exclusive. But is it worth spending £70 on?
Seeing so many amazing older games get resurrected through remasters brings me a lot of joy. It means awesome games like Crash Team Racing and the original Spyro trilogy can be experienced by a new generation, and relived in glorious HD by those who played them by in the day. And so many of these older titles still play great even today, the recent remaster of Link’s Awakening being a good example. But I admit I never even once imagined that MediEvil would get a remaster. Like a lot of other fine folk my first experience with MediEvil was from a demo disc that came with an issue of Playstation Magazine. I loved it and spent dozens of hours on the demo alone, but the MediEvil never really managed to cement itself in the annals of history. Yet here we are with a remastered version on PS4. Talk about a pleasant surprise.
Last year there was some confusion surrounding whether Rise of the Tomb Raider was an Xbox One exclusive or not. It was, of course, later revealed that the game was merely a timed exclusive and would eventually arrive on other platforms, leaving us all to wonder, “Yeah, but […]
EA have announced a surprising new subscription scheme exclusively for Xbox One owners that will grant access to numerous titles for little cost. For $4.99 (about £3) a month or $29.99 (about £18) a year subscribers will get access to EA’s so-called Vault, from which you can then […]
EA have put to bed long-standing rumours that Respawn Entertainment’s first ever game, Titanfall, will eventually make its way to the Playstation 4, confirming during an earnings call that it will remain an exclusive title for Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, “for the life of the title.” Given […]
In what is arguably the surprise of the day Capcom took to the stage during Microsoft’s E3 media event to announce that Dead Rising 3 is apparently coming exclusively to Xbox One. Not only did they announce the game but they also showed off a fair bit of […]
Every now and then the Internet almost literally explodes with gamers around the world venting their frustrations. Yesterday, in case you happen to have missed it, was one of those days when Platinum games officially announced that they were working on Bayonetta 2. That’s not the bit that made […]
A studio by the name of Tequila Works has announced that they are working on an XBox Live Arcade title called Deadlight, who describe the game as a “cinematic puzzle platformer.” One can guess that this would be in the vein of games such as Braid. A description […]
Microsoft have been hard at work flourishing their money under the noses of developers again as they’ve proudly announced that Sine More, a game developed Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manafacture, which was originally going to be multiplatform, will be coming exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade on…..well, sometime. Sine […]