It has done my heart good to see Netherealm return from the brink of self-annihilation. The creators of Mortal Kombat were a huge part of my childhood as I spent many happy hours trying to master Sub-zero. But along the way the studio got off-track and Mortal Kombat plunged into the depths, and many thought it would never be seen again. Seemingly against the odds, though, Netherealm returned to form with a new Mortal Kombat that was brilliant, then proceeded to follow it up with Injustice: Gods Among Us, a DC-themed fighting game that was basically Mortal Kombat under the hood but without the gore. The release of Mortal Kombat X saw the studio improve on the formula again, and now here we are with Injustice 2. Spoiler alert: Netherealm have done it again.
Way back in the dark ages of 2004 Relic produced Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War, a strategy game that has, over the years, taken away hundreds of hours of my life thanks to its wonderful gameplay and its chunky expansions. Then Dawn of War II turned up and I lost interest as the series ditched base building in favor of more tactical/RPG experience. Now, some eight years after the second game, with Dawn of War III it seems Relic attempted to have the best of both worlds, melding their two previous entries together to form a game that is both frustrating and glorious. For many people it isn’t going to be the sequel they wanted, but taken on its own merits there’s a lot to like here, even if it does mean it’s hard to see exactly what the future of the franchise may be moving forward.
One of my favorite franchises is back with a new developer at the helm. Can Coalition do Gears of War justice?
Following a couple of teases Rockstar have officially announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 is real and will be coming fall 2017. Rockstar have confirmed Xbox One and PS4 versions so far, and hopefully will be mirroring their GTA launch with a PC version to come a few […]
pic.twitter.com/iuwxwyL2cX — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 17, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js You may have noticed that I don’t tend to post much news here now, and that’s because there’s lots of sites with dedicated teams who can get the news out there a lot quicker than I can. But now […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Spiders Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Review code supplied free of charge by the publisher. [twitter-follow screen_name=’wolfsgamingblog’ show_count=’yes’] Spiders certainly don’t lack vision, their previous titles Mars: War Logs and Bound by Flame attempting to […]
The start of Bethesda’s conference may have hinted at a new Wolfenstein game, or a new chunk of DLC. A bootup sequence listed the launch dates of past Wolfenstein games, along with one titled New Colossus which didn’t have any date beside it. Interestingly New Colossus is a […]
Ubisoft have officially revealed the sequel we all knew was coming, Watch Dogs 2. So far all we have is a short teaser that may possibly contain some secrets. However, a countdown has appeared that ends today at 5pm. Imagery that has appeared on IGN shows a new […]
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Games Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: Yes There is a class called the Ranger in XCOM 2 that perfectly encapsulates what the game is about; it has a special close-range sword attack that can deal tremendous amounts of damage, usually […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Gunfire Games Publisher: Nordic Games Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Disclaimer: Review code provided by Nordic Games free of charge for review purposes When it came out in 2012 Darksiders II became one of my favorite games of the year. […]