On Game Design: DriveClub and its faults
Feb06

On Game Design: DriveClub and its faults

For all of the problems surrounding Driveclub’s initial launch, it can be difficult to get an objective, critical opinion. While some authors proclaim DriveClub presents the definitive, next-gen racer, touting its graphical prowess, others complain of the games shortcomings, often citing personal dispositions on the games handling model or difficulty. This article instead chooses to take a more critical perspective on...

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Video Game Industry: An Increasingly Toxic Consumer Environment
Dec17

Video Game Industry: An Increasingly Toxic Consumer Environment

It’s becoming an increasingly frequent trend, reviews are being withheld until launch date while emphasis is placed on season passes and pre-order bonuses. This scenario has two possible outcomes, with either the developers using the increased numbers and pre-purchased season passes to build better, richer experiences; games that are finished, and bug free on release. Or the unfortunate alternative, publishers could abuse this...

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Top 5 of the 50 Must See Things in the latest Smash Bros Wii U Nintendo Direct
Oct24

Top 5 of the 50 Must See Things in the latest Smash Bros Wii U Nintendo Direct

The latest Nintendo Direct delivered all types of content for the highly anticipated Wii U version of Super Smash Brothers, the stream oozed with new content with a plethora of different game modes, stages. Here is VGFirst’s most anticipated confirmations featured in the 50 Must See Things Nintendo Direct. 1. Multiplayer Classic, All Star, Home Run Contest and Multiman Melee game modes Personally, I have always wanted to play...

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The Definitive Price Guide for Skylanders Trap Team
Oct21

The Definitive Price Guide for Skylanders Trap Team

Skylanders as a series is incredibly addicting and the push to buy additional content to enhance your game experience has never been more prominent, tempting you to buy more especially when presented with locked bonus areas and new characters to play. But just how much does it cost to full explore the game? Capture every enemy? And collect all the figures? Here are a rundown of the numbers below. This is the minimum and maximum spend...

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Skylanders Trap Team Toy Guide: What to buy?
Oct20

Skylanders Trap Team Toy Guide: What to buy?

The time of year has come again and the release of Skylanders Trap Team brings about a new wave of Skylanders. Here is VGFirst’s guide on how the figure compatibility works and what you can to buy as a first time or returning customer.   Skylanders Trap Team: Is the fourth game in the series and the toys have Red Bases. The Trap Masters, Traps and regular characters that debut in Skylanders Trap Team are only compatible...

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Why you’re still playing Destiny
Oct15

Why you’re still playing Destiny

While Destiny has been brandished with a less than stellar critical reception, its advocates exist in droves. It seems this is one of the few cases where marketing has entirely prevailed above a games critical performance as the game appears to retain a strong playerbase and community. With this in mind however, I’ve seen many people, including journalists asking themselves why they’re still playing despite not finding the...

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