These days it’s like you can’t walk down the street without tripping over a bunch of cyberpunk games, from the high-profile cock-ups to a host of indie games that range in quality and scope. Foreclosed is the latest cyberpunk game stepping up, hoping that it’s mix of third-person shooting and stealth, along with a striking art style, will be enough to grab your attention. It’s certainly releasing at the right time – we’re in a bit of a drought when it comes to big, shiny new games, giving the small stuff a chance to shine. But I’m saddened to report that Foreclosed suffers from good ideas but crappy execution.
From the befuddled mind of Tim Schafer the many skilled staff of Double Fine came a unique third-person action-adventure game named Brutal Legend, a love letter to heavy metal music. Although it got good reviews and was adored by most people that played it, Brutal Legend sadly didn’t sell much and thus passed into relative obscurity, like just another local band that has the skill yet never quite manages to move up from playing at the corner pub. If a pounding beat the tortured scream of guitar gets your blood boiling, then Brutal Legend is one game you need to play
Cossacks 3 is guilty of false advertising, really. You see, despite its name it’s not really a sequel to the much-loved Cossacks series, rather it’s pretty much a complete remake of the original game, retaining most of its balance and mechanics while upgrading the graphics and smoothing out the gameplay a touch. It’s a pleasant leap back to a simpler time of RTS games where factions didn’t vary very much in their design and the level of variety wasn’t that high. I know that doesn’t sound very appealing, but trust me, it actually is.
Completed in just one week this is one man’s brilliant tribute to the history of videogames, encompassing a total 39 songs/themes taken from Pong to Dark Souls II, all played in style. In short, I freaking love it.
The original Expendables film was pretty much the perfect movie to base a cheap videogame off of to make some cash: it featured a load of generic action heroes blowing a shitload of stuff up in various locations and in various cool ways. Strangely, though, nobody made a licensed […]
Despite having been announced a year ago, details on the upcoming Star Trek ,based upon the 2009 film reboot of the same name, have been rather thing on the ground. We’ve learned that the game will feature a standalone story set between 2009 film and its sequel due […]
Release date: Out now! Developer: Double Helix Publisher: Activision Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No PEGI: 12+ Thanks to Activision for providing this game for review. Ladies and gentleman, as well as any apes or monkeys that have figured out how to use the Internet, I give you Battleship: […]
Release Date: Out now! Developer: Publisher: Disney Singleplayer: Yes Splitscreen: yes Multiplayer: No PEGI: 7 You can be forgiven for being apprehensive about yet another movie tie-in game, especially one that deals with the such a beloved series as Toy Story with which many people have grown […]