Join me as I review Hangar 13’s Mafia III, an open-world title that seeks to reinvigorate the franchise, this time by letting you slowly take over a city racket by racket. Of course the question is simple; is it actually any good?
Valve’s Steam Machine may be all but dead, but that isn’t stop Alienware from trying to get their PCs into the living room. Is the Alienware Alpha a worthy console competitor?
Videogames often attempt to sweep us up in complex, deep narratives that provide context for our actions. N++, though, has just one small page of story, and even it is relegated to a separate screen. Yup, you actually have to go and look for the narrative. You’re a ninja who loves to collect gold strewn around the many death traps you’re attempting to escape. To get out you find the switch that opens the door and then head for the exit, grabbing as much gold as you can along the way in order to net those high scores. But the context doesn’t matter. No, what does matter is that N++ is sublime in its stark simplicity, a direct contrast to the visually stunning, mechanically complex videogames of the modern era.
One constant within sci-fi is the creepy A.I. whom you are never sure is entirely trustworthy or has perhaps become truly sentenient. It’s a topic that has been debated time and time again; could an A.I. ever truly be human? What does it even mean to be a human? Will Skynet happen? If so is Arnold Schwarnagger going to reveal he actually is a Terminator? All important questions. The Turing Test, though, is less interested in Terminator and much more intrigued by questions of humanity, free will and what constitutes true thought. Heavy stuff, indeed.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Reviewed On: PC Developer: Hello Games Publisher: Sony/Hello Games Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No? Review code provided free of charge by the publisher. Reviewing No Man’s Sky is a damn near impossible feat. Not even taking into consideration that it’s impossible to see and […]
Having skipped the last entry in the series, which proved to be somewhat controversial due to its list of stripped features, I’ve come back to Codemasters F1 series with a sense caution. Turns out I needn’t have worried, though, because in my eyes this is the best the series has been so far, delivering superb handling and a polished experience that suggests Codemasters learned their lessons from last year. Furthermore, they geeked out, tossing in safety cars, formation laps and manual launches off the starting line. Talk about compensating, eh?
I need to amend my article from a short while ago detail my seven favorite games of 2016 so far, because DOOM needs to be right near the top with the Witcher 3’s Blood & Wine DLC. This is a return to a simpler time of lighting fast movement and balls-to-the-wall shooting that leaves you a little bit breathless and a whole lot happy. It’s exciting, visceral and a whole bunch of other PR friendly words that you’d probably find adorning a press release. DOOM kills it throughout the entirety of its campaign. It’s only misteps are its forays into the realms of competitive multiplayer.
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. Spiders certainly don’t lack vision, their previous titles Mars: War Logs and Bound by Flame attempting to replicate the likes […]
Microsoft have lifted the lid on an upgraded Xbox One that they claim will support 4K gaming and VR. It is currently called Scorpio and will ship sometime next year. No pricing was announced. They’re promising 6-teraflops of performance thanks to a new GPU. Basically what they […]
The incredibly intriguing We Happy Few, which is about a society that takes pills to keep them all smiling and happy, will be coming to Xbox’s Preview program on July 26th. You’ll be taking the roll of somebody who stopped taking his Joy pills and begun seeing the […]