Tag: Action RPG

Squad Early Access Preview
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Squad Early Access Preview

Tactical shooting is a tough thing to get right but Squad totally hits the nail on the head with its adrenaline pumping and nail-biting Squad based combat. Slowly pushing through enemy lines with eight team mates covering your back, Squad makes you really feel an important part of a team with a real role to play in order to make sure you complete your objective. Gameplay Starting off in a base, in attack and secure your mission is to push forward and capture the bases between you and your enemy’s main base and to reduce the enemy’s tickets before yours run out. To do this, teaming up is essential so jumping into a squad with a good, confident and knowledgeable squad leader is a must. With orders being given over voice communications by the squad leader, you all jump into an APC and star...
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Review – Last Man Standing
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Review – Last Man Standing

Introduction Dropping onto an island, armed only with your wits and underwear (honestly!), you need to find weapons, armour and medical supplies in order to survive a 100 player Battle Royale style death match. Coming from the mind of Player Unknown, a man who has extensive experience in crafting these types of games from his work on both ARMA 2 and ARMA 3 Battle Royale mods and his involvement on King of the Kill for H1Z1, this is by far the most polished and true experience of a Battle Royale/Hunger Games type video game. With the ability to enter solo, duo or in a squad of four, to say this game is an adrenaline pumping and downright terrifying game would be an understatement. Knowing your demise could be around every corner or just over the top of every hill just gives you a buzz t...
The Walking Dead Review – A New Frontier Episode 3 “Above The Law”
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The Walking Dead Review – A New Frontier Episode 3 “Above The Law”

A highly adaptable point and click adventure game plucked from the amazing mind of Robert Kirkman ( I have to say, I have his graphic novels. If you haven't read these and you're a zombie fan, do so now!)  The walking dead a new frontier is available on Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PS4 and Xbox one although it will not be released on the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, but players that have saves from Season Two on these platforms will be able to download a patch on those consoles as to upload their saved game to Telltale's servers, and then access that from their new choice of platform. Above the Law picks up right after where the first two episodes ended, with Javi and his group standing outside the gates of Richmond at the New Frontier’s headquarters. Right from the get go, I was kic...
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Darkest Dungeon Review – A Stress Inducing Dungeon Crawler to Madness

Long have I been yearning for a game that challenges both my mental wellbeing and personal stress levels and with Darkest Dungeon that is exactly the game I got! A PC only title that has a unique graphical art style and pits you as the manager of a town with its various buildings and upgrades whilst directing a band of rag tag adventurers into the depths of various dungeons in the search for loot and treasure. Gameplay Delving deep into dungeons in the search for loot with a group of up to four different adventurers’ sounds like the usual plot line for a game but Darkest Dungeon will punish you at every turn if you don’t take it seriously and decide to wander into a dungeon ill prepared. You need to decide on a team that will complement each other in terms of skills, prepare their weapo...
Horizon Zero Dawn Review – Expand your Horizon
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Horizon Zero Dawn Review – Expand your Horizon

Sit back, unwind and let me take you to a vast world that's lush with rolling fields, mountains that lay in a noble line on the spine of the land as if long ago it was a great beast, only to lie down one day and never get up and sunsets that take your breath away. Feeling relaxed yet? Don't be! As right above you is a Stormbird with wings bigger than you've ever seen, ready to tear you apart with one swoop of its tremendous claws and then just in front of you, eyeing you from the grassy verge is a Thunderjaw, ready and waiting to crush you with one swift move from the tip of its armed scythe-like finned tail! Welcome to Horizon Zero Dawn, a PS4-exclusive action role playing game developed by Guerrilla Games, creators of the Killzone franchise and who until recently were pretty much ...
Mass Effect: Andromeda Review – Brave New World?
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Mass Effect: Andromeda Review – Brave New World?

Mass Effect Andromeda is Bioware’s latest game, touted as an epic, sci-fi action RPG, does it deliver on its promises? Or does it fall short of the lofty bar set by other games in the RPG genre? Read on to find out. Set between the events of Mass Effect 2 and 3, Andromeda casts you as a young explorer searching for a new home for the human race. This begins with a fairly robust character creator and a lengthy prologue mission which sets you up as the new pathfinder, whilst getting to grips with the games mechanics. You’re quickly introduced to your squad mates and family, but with very little back story or exposition it’s hard to care about them in any meaningful way and is one of Andromeda’s biggest flaws. Almost all of the characters you come across are dull and wooden, with odd dialo...
Hidden Folks Review – Hand Drawn
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Hidden Folks Review – Hand Drawn

Hidden Folks, by Adriaan De Jongh is a Where’s Wally Clone with a few massive differences. The graphics are hand drawn, black and white, and the sound is all created through mouth, every sound effect from clicking on monkeys, to opening tent doors, they are all voiced by Mr De Jongh and this gives it some great comic relief. Some of the sound effects are basic, but the buzz buzz buzz of the buzzing bees is always fun to listen to. Anyone familiar with Where’s Wally will know the reference at the top of the review, those that aren’t aware of the series of books, essentially you are tasked with finding Wally in the page of the book as well as finding other items throughout the world. It is this game mechanics that Hidden Folks is all about. You get given a list of items to find before...