Naughty Dog are a developer known for making a core trilogy of games in a console generation and moving on with a completely new IP, as seen with Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, something which was directly on track with the release of The Last of Us after Uncharted 3 in 2011. However, to everyone’s surprise Naughty Dog decided to go back to the well for one more (final?) adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
The Abandoned is a new survival adventure game for iOS and Android from indie developers Yadon Studio and published by Gaijin Entertainment, the creator of WWII sim; War Thunder. Released on 31/03/16, The Abandoned is the first title to make use of a new indie funding project ‘Gaijin inCubator’, which helps small creative indie dev teams by offering expertise in publishing and producing.
XCOM is back and in roaring form. Those master craftsmen of turn-based strategy, Firaxis, have been chipping away for the past three years at the rocky edifice of this beloved franchise, knocking off the harsh corners, sanding the edges and carving in increasingly detailed features. As a result, XCOM 2 is a more refined, intricate version of the original, striking the same poses but in much greater style. This sculpted rendition delivers all the nail-biting moments of the first, the long shots and risky gambits, lucky dodges and cries of “Oh come on!”, and also all the methodical dismantling of a superior nemesis and the pleasure buttons that process pushes.
Let’s get this out of the way, there will be some mild spoilers in this article. To meaningfully talk about Fallout 4 without some spoilers is like drinking some irradiated water without getting a few rads – its just not gonna happen. Still here? Awesome, then I’ll begin.
Just when we thought the world of Warhammer couldn’t get any more grim-dark, along comes a tide, a literal Vermin-tide, of really rather angry Skaven to ruin everyone’s day. Developed and Published by the Swedish Development team Fatshark, and released on October 23rd 2015, Vermintide is a feast for the eyes as much as it is a delicious revisit to the morbid and masochistic world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer.
With the release of the original Star Wars Battlefront in September of 2004 and the sequel Battlefront 2 out in October 2005 it’s been a long time since Star Wars fans were able to enjoy large-scale combat in the world’s most famous science fiction universe. Fortunately after a full decade of rumours, failed attempts, and companies going into liquidation; Star Wars: Battlefront is back in our living rooms.
This has been a long anticipated review for me. I have been a hardcore Halo fan since the moment I saw the opening cut scene of Halo: Combat evolved way back in 2001. There have been six games in this franchise, plus two re-skins of the first two games, and in all that time I have never been disappointed by what Bungie, or 343 industries, have delivered…. except perhaps a little with Halo 2.