Earth Defense Force 2017 had a certain charm. It wasn't bursting with fantastic graphics, the environments weren't amazing to look at, and the overall gameplay was incredibly poor at best, but it had its charm and for me, that's what made Earth Defense Force 2017 a firm favourite in my video game collection. So when Bandai Namco announced the return of the Earth Defense Force, this time set in 2025, I couldn't actually wait. The question is, does Earth Defense Force 2025 stand up to it's predecessor?
Caesar III and Settlers 7 have never left the safety of my hard drive. They’ve been uninstalled once or twice, lost a few times...
Firstly, how about some music? Good, let's begin! Charming is a word you don’t often find in video game reviews. Modern computer games seem to...
Have you ever wanted to play in one of those Hanna-Barbera cartoons you watched as a child? Of course you have, it would be hilarious. That special blend of slapstick, puns, and excellently times one liners packed densely together is a sure recipe for comedy gold, and that is precisely what you will find in Jazzpunk.
The humble Endless Runner genre has been given multiple face lifts but ultimately they're the same game. Whether you're swiping Sonic from left to right to avoid spikes, tilting Nathan Drake to collect bottles of Coke Zero, or flicking Guy Dangerous over logs, you're still getting the same experience but with a different character. So when I read about the release of Tiki Monkeys and how Milk Cap have created a game that is a "fresh take on the runner genre, adding action and strategy elements" I wanted to find out more.
Take an Excitebike cartridge, blend it with a copy of Tony Hawks Pro Skater and a zip disk containing Elasto Mania and what do you get. The least appetising smoothie ever - unless you're into eating 20-year-old grey plastic mixed with sharp shards of CD. Take each of these games then combine their best elements with the code chefs at Roll7 however, and you're gifted with one of the PS Vita's most impressive indie titles to date. A tasty morsel of OlliOlli.
Zombies. SO MANY ZOMBIES. Within the first few minutes of gameplay I was feeling a little overwhelmed...well, a lot overwhelmed.
Nidhogg has been a long time coming. This game has won numerous awards from various gaming expos and was only really available to play outside said expos in Winnitron game cabinets. So finally when Messhof announced that Nidhogg will be coming to Steam, retro gamers alike collectively squealed like a gaggle of One Direction fans, but was it worth the wait?
Let's be clear, this is branded as a standalone expansion to the series but I highly recommend that if you want to get the most out of Demons of the Past, that you purchase a copy of Spellforce 2 Gold and Faith in Destiny beforehand. I say this as an opener because the story and gameplay will confuse or at least have you pausing to rifle through a wiki to find out what the hell is going on.
KAMEHAMEHA!! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the latest instalment into the Dragon Ball video game franchise from Namco Bandai which features huge battles set within huge battlefields. Dragon Ball has always been a love of mine ever since the show appeared on Cartoon Network in the early 2000's and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z focuses on the DBZ franchise and features some of the most iconic battles in the series which brings with it some fantastic nostalgia and a must-have for any Dragon Ball fan.
Anybody who has played a LEGO video game will know exactly what to expect. They're fun to play and give a LEGO twist on some of peoples most beloved franchises. LEGO Marvel Superheroes is no different to previous games only this time it's huge! I've played every single LEGO game apart from the LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which I know is where Marvel Superheroes was born from...
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of my favourite titles on PC. In fact last summer myself and Hayley spent most of our time trying to complete the World Tour together. So when I heard that SEGA were planning to release the game onto iOS, I jumped at the chance to grab the title that features so many of my favourite SEGA characters, but did it match my expectations? Or does the transformation from PC/Console to Mobile cause it to sink?
Need For Speed: Rivals is the latest instalment into the Need for Speed franchise hoping to offer a more two-sided affair to the once racer focused title. Choose to be a racer, or stick with the good guy and become a cop, and that's not the only choice you get to make. Rivals is a gorgeous open-world affair filled with gorgeous mountainside forests, cold snowy peaks, and harsh dry deserts, environments alone, does the freedom to do what you want how you want change the way the game is played for the better or are things better left the way they were?
The Gran Turismo series has been gracing it’s presences on three generations of Sony consoles for 15 years and what better way to celebrate than to release a brand new iteration of the game in the form of Gran Turismo 6. The series has always been an acquired taste for audiences as it's mostly for the car enthusiasts who know what they are doing with cars and have an understanding of how they work, that being said, I'm not a car person but I found a lot of enjoyment out of this title because it was not as overwhelming as Gran Turismo 5.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is still a fairly new game available on the Xbox One, released December 2013 it is categorised as a 2.5D side scrolling platformer. Simply put though, it's a really fun game...