Far Cry 5 review: Playing the trump card

Reviewed on PlayStation 4, copy supplied by Ubisoft.  Kicking things off with a tense and often horrifying tone, Far Cry 5 is a familiar departure for the series. If that sounds contradictory, it is. It’s hard to look at Far Cry 5’s gameplay and not see Far Cry 4 set in the United States – albeit with a nicer feel. Whilst the game’s narrative is up there with the darkest in the series, it also sti...[Read More]

Assassin’s Creed Origins review: Pharaohly enjoyable

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher.  Did you know ancient Egyptians spoke English, but with heavy vaguely North African accents? Well they did. They were also responsible for 19 Assassin’s Creed titles being released over the course of ten years. Depending on who you ask, this is either a terrible thing or an okay thing. I won’t lie, I haven’t been a fan of the Assassin’s Creed seri...[Read More]

Far Cry 5 impressions: Accidental bear grenade – PAX Aus 2017

With moments like being chased by hillbillies on tractors and running through the streets of small-town America blasting bad guys with a revolver, things in Far Cry 5 have changed a lot since the last installment, but they kinda also haven’t changed at all. The setting of rural Montana may be a departure from mountainous wilds and vague islands, but the mechanics and feel of Far Cry 5 could almost...[Read More]

Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Surprisingly amazing

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Ubisoft. Mixing Nintendo’s flagship plumber with Ubisoft’s annoying mascots was a questionable choice on paper, however in execution Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the best titles to hit the Switch to date, and that’s saying something. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an engaging, charming and addictive strategic RPG, howev...[Read More]

Highlights from the Ubisoft showcase – E3 2017

So Ubisoft’s conference took place at 5am in Australia when we were well and truly snoozing. But without further delay, here’s the highlights from their showcase, with a couple of big surprises in there. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle actually looks… good? As a general concept, this game seems like a massive garbage fire. But it’s hard to stay mad at something when Shigeru ...[Read More]

Far Cry 5 teaser confirms Montana setting

Ahead of a worldwide reveal later this week, Ubisoft has released some teaser videos for Far Cry 5 which confirm the game will be set in Montana. Specifically, it will be set in the fictitious “Hope County”, a region that seems a beautiful as it is eerie as balls. Check out the videos below, all of which depict the gorgeous landscapes of Hope County, only to be ruined by the occasional...[Read More]

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: Not big in Bolivia

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by publisher. It’s been some time since we last saw the Ghosts in action. More action-focused than Rainbow, but still very tactical, the Ghost Recon games have changed with each release, and this latest outing is no different. It ditches the future warfighter setting of the previous entries in favour of a more contemporary setting, and gone are the separate lev...[Read More]

For Honor review: A whole lot of guttural yelling

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. Basically Dynasty Warriors meets Just Dance, For Honor incorporates a whole lot of features gamers will be familiar with, and creates something unique in the process. Available in single and multiplayer modes, the game has quite a lot going for it, and it really does shine in some areas, but unfortunately is cringe inducing in others. LetR...[Read More]

For Honor closed beta test coming later in January

Anyone keen to clash some swords in Ubisoft’s upcoming For Honor will have reason to be excited today, the publisher has confirmed the dates of the game’s closed beta test: January 26-29 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. The closed beta is, well, closed so for a chance to be involved you need to sign up over on For Honor’s website, here. Interestingly though, everyone who does g...[Read More]

Werewolves Within review: Lie to strangers in VR

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by Ubisoft. I should probably open this review by saying that I have played a LOT of Werewolves, as in the classic card game that turns friends into mortal enemies when you lie to their face. So I was more than familiar with the concept, and when it was announced Ubisoft were publishing a VR version developed by Red Storm Entertainment, I was intrigued. A game of dec...[Read More]

For Honor will be always online

For Honor, the upcoming competitive, team based hack-n-slash game from Ubisoft, will require an always online internet connection, despite previous statements to the contrary. A NeoGAF user recently posted a response from a Ubisoft community representative to a forum post asking about For Honor’s internet requirements, saying players will need to be connected “at all times” in or...[Read More]

Watch Dogs 2 review: Dangerous hipsters

Reviewed on PS4, copy supplied by Ubisoft. Kicking off with a retro interface and 80s music, one thing is pretty clear when you boot up Watch Dogs 2, it’s nothing like the overly serious and gloomy original. The predictable story of Aiden Pearce has been replaced with a tongue in cheek look at hacking, and it’s something that the series sorely needed to regain favour of the public. The...[Read More]

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