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Venice, a city built on political power struggles, trade and the picturesque, Ventian Lagoon. All of these important factors are a part of your conquest of the trading world in Rise of Venice and it's DLC expansion, Beyond the Sea from Kalypso Media.
The Dark Eye: Demonicon is a dark fantasy RPG, set in the Dark Eye fantasy realm. We've had our fair share of Dark Eye video games and to be honest most of them have been pretty terrible. Demonicon is the latest iteration into the franchise, published by Kalypso Media and developed by one of their in-house studios, Noumena Studios, coincidentally this is their first game so how did they do?
Roman history is awash with decadence and deceit. Beautiful architecture built on the backs of enslaved masses. Tales of glorious conflict which omit human tragedy in favour of legend. Ryse: Son of Rome holds true to these ideals. Draping a banal array of mechanics with exquisite visuals and enthralling plot movements. Beautiful in it's creation, while devoid of substance.
Remember Panzer Dragoon? The game which for many people defined the Sega Saturn. This reviewer included. It's the sole reason for my ownership of a Sega Saturn. Even the Xbox incarnation, Orta, holds a special place in my heart. More so than Halo and Halo 2 I almost fear to say. After a break of almost 10 years it returns in spirit in Crimson Dragon, from the same creators and composers. Amongst Dragooners, as they might be called, Crimson Dragon has been highly anticipated as the next generation of the revered franchise. This brings us to the question, is it?
10 years ago Namco gave us a different fighting experience for the Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube known as Soulcalibur II, what made this game so special was that you got a unique character for each platform. On the PS2 you got Heihachi from Tekken, Spawn on the Xbox and Link from the Legend of Zelda on the Gamecube. The copy that I owned when I was a kid was the Gamecube version and it was so cool to play as Link because you could use his full assortment of weapons and items such as his bow, bombs and boomerangs etc. Obviously you can't play as Link in this version because of licencing reasons, lets just hope the Wii U gets a version.
On paper Sony Japan Studio's latest PS3 exclusive, Rain, is a stereotypical story of boy meets girl in a quaint foreign city, enjoyable gameplay mechanics, a solid storyline and an innovatively fresh concept ensure that this puzzle-platformer is far from stereotypical...
The Caped Crusader returns in this Origins story, but will it live up to it's predecessors?
There are many RPGs that take the top down route for gaming, namely the Diablo series, there are also others that like to integrate puzzles into it's cocktail of meaningless violence to keep it fresh, that way it doesn't go stale and get repetitive. Which brings me to the game called Forced; I never really gave the name much thought as it could have been named “Macho Men Beat the Snot Out of Zombies” and I still would have been intrigued by the trailer that I saw. When it came to around to me actually playing the game I honestly did not know what to expect, other than the fact this game was about violence and a glowing anomaly that follows you around everywhere, so that’s something to look forward to.
The Regular Show on Cartoon Network has brought many laughs my way, at least the few episodes I've seen have, which made me want to try the video game but let me tell you, The Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land is no laughing mater, never has a game thoroughly enraged me as much as this game has, I'm glad to actually be done with it.
A general rule that has seemed to follow me for many years is that me and headphones do not get on. At all. Whether it be one headphone dropping sound altogether, wires becoming frayed and broken or headphones straight up falling apart I've seen it all. It would seem that I've found an answer to my problems in a pair of Avantree Hive headphones...
Your favourite bat-eared super hero is back to save the universe from yet another dastardly plot. The only Lombax in the galaxy and his robotic companion return to fine form in the epilogue to the fantastic Future saga.
Blood Knights is a typical hack n slash adventure featuring light role-playing elements and moments of platforming. It's game with many faults, a seemingly lackluster effort by it's creators. Yet despite the many reasons to dislike it, it's almost impossible to hate it.
It's that time of year again folks. Battle lines are drawn across servers worldwide and combat rages between armchair warriors the world over. November 5th saw Call of Duty Ghosts fall into the laps and disc trays across platforms and continents and this year it was going to be tough for it to stand up. With Battlefield 4 coming out the previous week, GTAV still tightly grasping gamers the world over by the throats and the next generation of console gaming mere weeks away Infinity Ward had to deliver in order to keep the Call of Duty name going. Luckily - in most respects - they did.
Final Exam first began as Obscure when it was initially announced but then changed its name due to fans thinking it was a sequel to the already existing horror survival franchise ObsCure. Final Exam is a fast paced, action packed, side scrolling shooter, brawler, and puzzler all in one. With a lot to offer and then some, does Final Exam receive an A grade or does it barely pass with nothing more than a D?
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, the newest title in the franchise from Ubisoft was released to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players on the 29th October and since then I've been sailing through the Caribbean nearly every day so I think it's about time I shared my thoughts on Black Flag with you all.