With a number of remakes under its belt and a story of community that has spanned nearly 15 years, Shadow of the Colossus has a cult following still yearning for more over a decade later. 2005 was a long time ago, and the industry has evolved drastically since that time. Is there still room for this level of artistic expression, or will a previously critically acclaimed release fall short of the mark?
If Tarantino decided to break into the videogame industry, I’m sure his twisted take on creativity would result in a game with ridiculously over-the-top blood and gore – which brings us to this GUTS review. In recent years, the fighting game genre has evolved to new levels of competition, it’s a serious scene on the eSports circuit, and games are hyper analyzed for flaws and unbalanced characters. Enter GUTS, a game that takes about 15 seconds to convince you that it doesn’t plan on taking itself seriously at all
Industry Games’ online fantasy action RPG is calling for kings and heroes to unsheathe their weapons, mount their trusty steed, and take to the battlefield to defend the world of Sundaria. Should you join them in their Kings and Heroes quest or are there better free-to-play alternatives on the market?
Defiant Development is at it once again as they attempt to push the boundaries of a multitude of genres with their sequel to Hand of Fate. Hand of Fate 2 is a cocktail, a menagerie, a mix and match of mechanics and features from multiple genres thrown into a cauldron and whipped up into something new entirely – but diversity is not always a good thing. Does Hand of Fate 2 improve on the ground-breaking advancements made with the original, or did the team spread these mechanics a little too thin?
Assassin’s Creed Origins is a modern work of art. Aesthetically it’s a masterpiece, but while many elements of the franchise have come leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, other parts remain stagnant. It leaves a far more exciting legacy in its wake than previous games, and demonstrates Ubisoft’s true abilities when given the time to create something truly inspiring
It has been some time since the funniest part of a South Park game was throwing yellow snowballs at your friends, but here we are, nearly 20 years down the line and the colorful cast of characters still promises to entertain. Building on the precipice that South Park videogames can be both a good quality videogame and a good quality South Park product, South Park: The Fractured But Whole looks to build on the success of its predecessor. Are we all a little too old for fart jokes and potty humor, or do South Park’s timeless characters prove to be heroes after all?
Middle-earth: Shadow of War promises to build on the solid foundations set by its predecessor with an evolution of the iconic Nemesis System, all new areas to explore, and the ability to take the fight to Sauron’s door with an army of your own making. Has Monolith Productions done The Lord of the Rings franchise proud, or is this one loot box you shouldn’t open?
Battle Chasers: Nightwar hopes to revive the struggling dungeon-crawler with a return to tradition. Embracing turn-based combat, a deep and rewarding crafting system, and a creative art style alongside an immersive story campaign, it certainly checks a lot of boxes – but should you venture deeper into this dungeon or hang up your adventuring cloak and call it a day? Check out our Battle Chasers: Nightwar review for the full low down
Billie Lurk sits in the shadows of Karnaca as once again players are invited to explore their darker side with the stand-alone release of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. Should you embrace the darkness of the shadows, or hang up your blades for good? Check out our review to find out!
Yakuza Kiwami is a remastered version of the original Yakuza game that launched back in 2006. Boasting newly recorded audio, additional side content, and vastly improved graphics, is it worth another trip to Kamurocho, or should the old games stay gone?
Volition’s Saints Row franchise has long been known for its over-the-top chaos and colorful characters. Stepping slightly away from the Saints Row universe, Agents of Mayhem promises to deliver much of the same – with a vibrant cast of characters and its trademark humorous narrative. But with four games already under the franchises’ belt, does Agents of Mayhem do enough to make it worth the purchase?
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a deep, disturbing and often eye opening journey through loss, self discovery and mental illness. The protagonist, Senua, spends much of the game battling inner demons as psychosis takes grip in a dark and unforgiving world fueled by Nordic mythology. She begins her journey with one goal, to reclaim the lost soul of her lover from the very depths of Helheim itself. And while this 8-10 hour journey may appear short to an outsider, it’s ability to grip and immerse you from start to finish creates an enjoyably exhausting and thrilling experience that rivals anything out of Ninja Theory in the past