PlayStation 4

The Evil Within 2 review: Come in, have a terrifying hair monster

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Although clearly flawed, with some odd design decisions, the original Evil Within was nonetheless are good survival horror that featured some memorable encounters and a bizarre story containing twists, turns, and a great premise if you played through to the end. Similar in many ways to Resident Evil 4, with a darker, grittier and more brutal ...[Read More]

Highlights from Sony’s Paris Games Week conference

Son’y Paris Games Week conference happened overnight, so naturally that means there’s a whole bunch of new trailers for their upcoming games. Some of the games were ones we’ve already known about, others were brand new. Sit down, buckle up, and let’s get ready for some of that sweet, flashy conference HYPE. Let’s start our highlghts with what is objectively the most i...[Read More]

Stifled is a horror game where your own screams could be your doom – PAX Aus 2017

If you’re like me and often let out a yelp or two when startled in horror games, then Stifled is hoping to be your worst nightmare. Mainly because its monsters are actively listening out for your in-real-life squeals. The indie horror title, developed by Singapore-based studio Gattai Games, is designed around the player seeing via echolocation, similar to what was seen earlier this year in P...[Read More]

One year on, VR gun culture satire The American Dream has expanded its scope – PAX Aus 2017

Melbourne developer Samurai Punk’s The American Dream was easily my highlight of PAX Aus 2016. The VR title sets out with the goal to have players perform every action in the game by way of shooting guns, except what you would normally do with a gun in a video game, which is shoot someone.  It’s an intriguing concept, one that last year had me being fed soup as a child via the tip of a...[Read More]

WWE 2K18 review: Backstage boredom

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. We all know not to expect the world from each annual WWE iteration. For over a decade now Yukes’ WWE titles, be they published by THQ or 2K, have been largely minor updates. Rather than the major engine overhauls, new fighting systems, and other exaggerated claims made by the studio, each release brings baby steps upgrades, some good, s...[Read More]

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen review: Must try harder

Reviewed on: Playstation 4 There are remasters that come along to milk the very last drops from the cash cow, struggling to wring the last remnants of goodness from that dried up, wrinkled old udder. Then, there are remasters that actually warrant a return to an older title, using the best new technology to improve older releases, perhaps even making them into the games the developers originally w...[Read More]

Wolfenstein II doubles down on its “controversial” Nazis-are-bad stance

Recently, the Wolfenstein Twitter account, as well as publisher Bethesda, copped some flak for posting a trailer for the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus which called to “Make America Nazi Free Again”. There were those who arced up over the belief that the developers were politicising the game, which is set in an alternate 1960s where the Nazis won World War II and America liv...[Read More]

Check out some new Jurassic World Evolution in-game footage

Jurassic World Evolution was easily the most interesting thing announced in Xbox’s Gamescom coverage a couple month’s back. No one had any idea the game by Frontier Developments was in the works, but it got everyone excited because the idea of a modern dinosaur park creation simulator is one only the most Jeff Goldblum-ey of people wouldn’t be in favour of. Now a new trailer for ...[Read More]

Observer review: Blade stumbler…

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. There are few things more disappointing than a game that features some great ideas but ultimately fails to live up to any of them. Like having a combination of ice cream and jelly for dessert. I love me some ice cream, and jelly too is a wonderful concoction of deliciousness and wobble, but put them together in a bowl and all you have is a slimy, squidg...[Read More]

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Same old Uncharted, but different

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Originally touted as the first singleplayer DLC for the Uncharted franchise but later evolving into a larger standalone release, The Lost Legacy is an interesting departure for the series. For many, it needed to answer a burning question: can Uncharted survive without its signature wisecracking, swashbuckling protagonist, Nathan Drake? Well, ...[Read More]

Knack II review: Knack with a vengeance

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. I should probably be up front and establish that I have never played Knack’s first outing, as it came out on the PS4 as a launch title before I had bought the system, and nobody was being particularly kind to the game either. Thankfully Knack II had my back, displaying a charming little intro as you start the game giving the cliffs notes vers...[Read More]

Five starting tips for Destiny 2

Like every other reviewer, we’re still grinding our way through Destiny 2, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t already learnt a few things. So, if you haven’t had the time to fully invest yourself into Bungie’s loot-pit, or you’re just plain stuck, here are some quick tips that will help you catch up or give you a smoother experience. Levelling is more streamlined As with The Taken King and Rise of I...[Read More]

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