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.
Battlefield: Hardline doesn’t know what it is. On the one hand it tries to uphold the Battlefield name, a name that has become synonymous with epic multiplayer war. On the other hand it wants to be a police procedural with a hefty dose of action and a cops versus robber multiplayer. It’s almost like developer Visceral had the idea for a police game but couldn’t get the funding to build it, before EA stepped in and demanded a new Battlefield game to meet their quota since DICE were still busy fixing the mess that was Battlefield 4. What we gamers have been left with, then, is a half-baked mixture that can’t live up to the Battlefield name and can’t carve an identity for itself. It’s fun, but it’s not as good as it should be.
Codemasters have just announced that their current-gen only take on the sport of F1, cunningly titled F1 2015, will finally launch on June 12th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. This latest entry boasts a brand new engine that allows for a more detailed simulation. “The handling is […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PS4 Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Rebellion Publisher: Rebellion Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: 2-4 player co-op If you don’t know what the Sniper Elite series is then it’s a budget franchise now on its third entry focusing on third-person sniping action. While the latest title, […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Mouldy Toof Studios Publisher: Team17 Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Videogames are often a form of wish-fulfillment, a chance for us to play through a wide variety of fantastical scenarios that we’re unlikely to ever encounter in real life. The good […]
Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have just announced the existence of Forza 6 following the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday where several of the cars being included in the game were shown off. Specifically those new cars are the Ford GT, which will be on the […]
Ninja Theory’s divisive DmC: Devil May Cry is coming to Xbox One and PS4 in the form of a revamped Definitive Edition. Firstly the game will now run at 1080p and 60FPS on both consoles. But the changes don’t end there. On top of including all the existing […]
Now here’s something interesting: Adr1ft is a game focused entirely on repairing a heavily damaged space-station floating high above the Earth. Your job isn’t to fire guns and kill people, but rather navigate the zero-G environment and fix what you can. Heavy emphasis is clearly being placed on […]
At the Videogame Awards the very first gameplay footage for Metal Gear Online debuted, giving people a glimpse into what they can expect. To a degree the footage is bullshit as it shows a level of fluidity, planning and co-ordination that the vast majority of gamers will never […]
The violent, beautiful, gore-filled sport of Bloodbowl is getting a sequel. Announced today by Focus Interactive Bloowbowl 2 is set to arrive Spring 2015 on PC, Xbox One an PS4. For those a tad to young or not of the geeky persuasion Bloodbowl began life many years ago […]