Tag: Sandbox & Open World

Demolish & Build – Half Built?
Xbox Reviews

Demolish & Build – Half Built?

If knocking down buildings and literally starting a construction firm from the ground up is your idea of heaven, you’re going to love Demolish & Build, a console-friendly construction simulator developed by Noble Muffins and published by Ultimate Games. Demolish & Build is available on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as a console-based update to 2018’s PC version of the game. I jumped into Demolish & Build having never touched a construction sim game before. As a first experience, I have to say I'm kind of on the fence about this game. It ended up leaving me with questions about whether or not dogged perseverance (as is so often required in real-life building) actually translates that well into an enjoyable gaming experience. After a fairly confusing and buggy initial play, ...
Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review- Saint or Sinner?
PlayStation Reviews

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review- Saint or Sinner?

Remastered versions of the previous generation's classic games are all the vogue at the moment. Some welcome, some not so. It seems as if developers are holding back the brand new games for the much anticipated new generation of consoles (although the current Covid-19 pandemic has not helped!). The next game hot off the remastered production line is Saints Row: The Third Remastered. Published by Deep Silver and developed by Volition the much-loved game first released in 2011 gets a makeover for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Having played the game the first time around on my PS3 I was keen to revisit Steelport and see if it was still fun to rampage around the city in a crazy costume wielding the legendary Dildo Bat (no that isn't a typo!). Read on to find out how I got on. Gameplay If you...
Atlas PC Review – Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Rum Required
Gaming, PC Reviews, Previews & Early Access

Atlas PC Review – Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Rum Required

Grapeshot Games and Instinct Games bring us Atlas, a game of ruling the high seas. Have they managed to collect all the pieces of eight, or are they lost at the bottom of Davey Jones' locker? Time to slip into my eye patch and bandana and find out for myself. Gameplay Standard WASD movement keys? Check. Mouse rotation? Check. Click to attack? Check. Well what else do I need to know, let's take over the joint. Atlas at first seems to be a standard survival game. All the attributes are there, food, water, health, crafting, yup, looks like a survival game to me. Walk in the park. Instructions appear on the screen in ghastly text, 1/10 in the corner, so I should probably read them. My reading skills are not the quickest, I like to understand the instructions and take them all...
Albion Online Review – Grind till you drop!
Gaming, PC Reviews

Albion Online Review – Grind till you drop!

Albion Online was released on July 17th 2017 by Sandbox Entertainment GmBh on Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Macintosh operating system , using the Unity Engine and has recently been released on Steam.   Gameplay Albion Online is a MMORPG that wants you to create your own story.  There are no quest other than what you set out to do.  Albion starts you off and pushes you in the right direction and its up to you to take the wheel and decide weather you want to be a PVP warrior or a PVE healer or if you just want to craft things and sell them to people who need them, that’s fine too.  You can make it your main job to go out and mine different types of ore and bring it back to the city and sell it on the market place.  You can also take that ore you gathered and refine ...
Vampyr Review –  Where Will Your Moral Compass Take You?
Gaming

Vampyr Review – Where Will Your Moral Compass Take You?

How refreshing is it to see something other than zombies in a game? Don’t get me wrong, I love zombies, but a bit like the Battle Royal epidemic that’s taken over the world, you do get a little tired of seeing the same thing all the time, right? I'm pretty sure this is exactly what the developers Don’t Nod (geniuses behind Life is Strange) had in mind, when they created this dark, blood thirsty, RPG – Vampyr. Even with this fairly ‘newer’ concept in games of today, is it actually good and should I spend my hard-working cash on it? That’s why you’re here, after all…   Gameplay You wake up in a pit of dead bodies, what do you do? This is the very situation Dr. Jonathan Reid, a well renowned doctor, was faced with as he entered a very different world to which he was previously used ...
Dynasty Warriors 9 Review – Big Trouble in Little China
PC Reviews

Dynasty Warriors 9 Review – Big Trouble in Little China

Fancy playing a massive open-world hack n slash game set in China? Well you're in luck as publisher Koei Tecmo along with developer Omega Force has produced Dynasty Warriors 9, the latest instalment, and largest, of the Dynasty Warriors series.  Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Pc, I have been fortunate enough to don my best samurai outfit and wield the largest sword I can find to bring you my findings young Daniel Son. What are Dynasty Warriors I hear you ask?  Well, the award-winning gaming series is a spin-off from the 1985 turn-based strategy "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Koei and is loosely settled around the Chinese historical text "Records of the Three Kingdoms" depicting the events of the late Eastern Han dynasty 184-220AD and the Three Kingdoms period 220-280AD. ...