Farming Simulator 15 Review: Zen gaming
Oct12

Farming Simulator 15 Review: Zen gaming

In a world of exo-suit death matches, brutal fatalities and high speed chases, Farming Simulator 15 is easy to ignore. It’s slow, repetitive, largely single player and contains no layered RPG elements. It’s not procedural, there’s no companion app and you will not be checking any leaderboards. Yet these are also the reasons that Farming Simulator 15 has taken almost 100 hours of my life. The game begins, you spawn at...

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The Division Hands On: No Substance
Sep28

The Division Hands On: No Substance

As I sat down for my gameplay Session at the Dvision booth at EGX and performed a quick mic check with my squad, we were introduced to the controls by the games demonstrator. Although simple enough, he likened them to Metal Gear Online, but after 15 minutes it became very apparent that the game something of its own, for better or worse.  My first question, ‘how do you crouch or prone?’ was met with a relatively perplexing...

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Monsters and Monocles Hands On: A Splendid Roguelike for up to Four Players
Sep28

Monsters and Monocles Hands On: A Splendid Roguelike for up to Four Players

The segments of EGX reserved for independent developers featured a number of party games and roguelikes this year. Four player local gaming was a very strong theme and it’s great that independent developers are stepping up to the plate that triple A’s have left behind. Roguelikes on the other hand become a very popular genre, emergent sub-genre that larger developers have yet to tap into, and it was no surprise to see...

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Rainbow Six Siege Hands On: Renovation of the First Person Shooter
Sep28

Rainbow Six Siege Hands On: Renovation of the First Person Shooter

Although our experiences with some of Ubisoft’s other booths at EGX could be interpreted as being somewhat underwhelming, unlike Tom Clancy’s The Division, Rainbow Six Siege’s visceral and tactical combat thoughtfully caters for a gap in the market. Siege is a thinking mans shooter, offering an experience that’s decidedly more intelligent than its fast-paced, arcade counterparts. While the queue for Siege may...

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Dropsy Review: A Beautiful Point and Click
Sep28

Dropsy Review: A Beautiful Point and Click

With the new wave of point and click games from the likes of Telltale that focus on a narrative streamlined approach, players seem to enjoy the always unfolding drama, with no tedious puzzles to dampen the experience. For others, newer games are missing the challenging puzzles that made point and click rewardable and in turn, enjoyable. Dropsy feels like the point and clicks of old, bringing in the traditional ideas and polishing them...

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Flame Over Review: Burning Bright
Sep27

Flame Over Review: Burning Bright

Flame Over has big ambitions, with clear inspiration from critically acclaimed rogue-likes like Spelunky and the Binding of Issac, Laughing Jackal hope to kindle a similar sense of enjoyment to these addictive, and ever changing experiences. For the most part, Flame Over manages to accomplish this goal and provides plentiful entertainment through clever design and relatively unique gameplay mechanics. As is common of the genre, Flame...

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