The Mortal Kombat franchise may have gone veering wildly into the Woods of Crappiness for a while there but Netherealm finally brought the fighter back onto the right path with Mortal Kombat 9, a blisteringly fun game that I utterly adored. It wasn’t the most technically challenging fighter, hence it not really appearing much on the tournament scene, but I’d take it over the Street Fighter series any day of the week, favoring the quicker pace, brutal combat and Netherealms commitment to never taking itself too seriously. Now Mortal Kombat X is here and while it doesn’t do anything truly new to reinvigorate the genre it does improve on its predecessor in many ways while retaining everything that has ever made the series legendary.
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: Yes This game was provided free of charge by the publisher for review purposes. Having just leapt down from a gyrocopter in order to wing-suit my way into […]
Following rumours last week Microsoft have now officially own Minecraft, having bought developer Mojang in a whopping $2.5-billion deal. Although many speculated that if such a deal would take place it may compromise Minecraft’s availability on anything but Xbox and PC, Microsoft have vowed that they will continue […]
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Team17 Publisher: Team17 Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Do you remember Lemmings? The goal was to guide a torrent of seemingly suicidal Lemmings to the end of the level by issuing commands like dig, or equipping them with parachutes […]
Graphics hog the spotlight. As gamers we spend hundreds of words describing how beautiful a view is from atop a cliff, or marvelling at the level of detail displayed within a world. We ooh and aah at slick animations and realistic facial effects, or exclaim how amazing the […]
The Risen games have never been exceptional RPGs, and yet somehow over the years they’ve gained a small but loyal group of fans who are willing to overlook the many flaws in order to find the sense of adventure buried beneath. While the first Risen was actually kind of good, Risen 2 was poor, so can this third game get things right? Sort of.
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 Reviewed On: Xbox 360 Developer: Keen Games Publisher: Deep Silver Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: 2-4 player co-op Going into Sacred 3 I was somewhat nervous, having largely missed out on both of the first two games, playing just a few hours of each. […]
With Assasssin’s Creed: Unity due to arrive later this year on Xbox One and PS4, Ubisoft promised fans of the series who weren’t ready to the make the console jump that they wouldn’t be forgotten about. Enter Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, arriving this November for PS3 and Xbox 360. […]
Codemasters have today announced that F1 2014 will arrive on October 17th for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, naturally featuring the raft of rule changes that have come to the real life sport. Given that Codemaster’s are focused on recreating the myriad of rule changes it’s unsurprising that […]
Gearbox have announced their brand new IP titled Battleborn, a first-person shooter for PS4, Xbox One and PC to be released sometime in 2015 The trailer above shows a game featuring a beautiful art-style and some great character designs, but is otherwise pretty boring with music that felt utterly […]