The more cities I build, parks I run and businesses I manage it becomes clearer and clearer that I should never be allowed in a position of power. Somehow my ventures always end up in flames, at least three dead donkeys and half the population having been abducted by aliens. Long story. Still, despite my absolute uselessness at planning a city I still love the city-builder genre. I get an immense sense of pride when I finally get everything running just right. So here we are with Anno 1800, the latest in the long-running series. But does it let me cock things up in new and exciting ways?
Reflecting on yet another failed attempt at an extreme track in Trials Rising at some ungodly hour in the morning, I come to the conclusion that this series has probably evoked more emotional responses out of me than the majority of story-driven games. This is literally a game about riding a bike from one end of a track to the end without falling off too many times. Somehow, though, it can make me laugh, smile, yell, get angry and threaten to murder my friends. I didn’t murder them, though. Honest. It was just heat of the moment. Now hand me a shovel, would you?
A few years back Ubisoft made the wise decision to halt their yearly release of Assassin’s Creed titles in favour of taking the series back to the workshop for a revamp. Many, myself included, hoped this would be the company finally figuring out that annual releases burn out the audience and don’t provide time for the developers to take player feedback into account properly. The year off proved successful as Ubisoft launched Assassin’s Creed: Origins to a pretty good reception. But now it seems we’re back on an annual cycle once again as a year later we’ve got a new AssCreed game.
Well, look at you, Ubisoft, giving us some original titles and acting like a grown up game development company trying to do original things. Sort of. It wasn’t that long ago Ubisoft took an interesting chance with Rainbow Six: Seige, a highly tactical, slow-paced shooter that has managed […]
The original Watch Dogs was received with very mixed opinions when it released. Many found its lead character to be stale, it’s open world formulaic and its gameplay pretty standard. It’s safe to say, then, that Watch Dogs 2 was a pleasant surprise, getting a considerably more positive […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft Singleplayer: Yes (online connection required) Multiplayer: Yes The Division arrived with a huge amount of hype generated by Ubisoft thanks to years of footage, and has frequently been portrayed by the media as the company’s […]
Rainbow Six: Siege was pretty good, so would you like to get your hands on a free Xbox One copy of the game to play and enjoy? The answer is yes, obviously. Please do be aware that this is a USED copy of the game. More specifically I […]
Rising from the ashes of Rainbow Six: Patriots comes Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft’s attempt at bringing the old series back to life for a new generation of consoles via the medium of competitive multiplayer. With a clearly troubled development there’s been some considerable doubt as to whether Siege was going to be any good. Well, I’ve some great news; it’s actually quite a bit fun. The bad news is there’s some big problems that have left it under siege. See what I did there? Sorry.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will finally make its way to PC later this month on November the 19th, and after the disaster that was AC: Unity on PC everyone has been holding their breath. For now we have the officially confirmed system specs which don’t seem too unreasonable, hopefully […]
Available On: Xbox One, PS4, PC (at a later date) Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft Singleplayer: yes Multipkayer: no Review code provided free of charge by the publisher. Fair Warning: the “in-depth” title is used for lengthy reviews. In this case the Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate […]