Category Archives: 3rd Party Games
Nope. No, no, hell no. Ok. Shit.
I was fairly late to the party with Dark Souls, having only purchased the game in January of this year. I knew going in, difficulty was what the game was reknown for, but at its heart there was a vast world to explore and lore that players needed to uncover for themselves.
Dark Souls was not a easy game, cutscenes only introduced bosses and dialogue from characters that populated the world were vague at best. Failure was punishable by death and success was rewarded with souls and equipment to help you in your long journey.
Dark Souls II follows the same route as it’s predecessor and whilst not directly linked to Dark Souls, it’s connected in a bigger picture kind of way. Through dialogue, players will be treated to little tidbits of information that’ll help to explain the story behind Drangleic.
Become Dracula in Castlevania’s most impressive outing to date
Last week the Australian Red Cross, in collaboration with Mindscape, gave the media and general public an early taste of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. This event aimed to educate gamers on the importance of donating blood whilst previewing the latest vampiric offerings from Mindscape.
This event was a great success, with pledges and blood donation happening during the evening. Awareness of important issues like blood donation in the specific demographic games like Castlevania aim for can always be improved, and this type of event was a really clever way to reach out. I have to thank both Mindscape and the Red Cross for allowing us to come and test out the game, and to commend them on the excellent event held. I really hope we start to see more events like this, focussing not just on amazing new games, but also on important topics within our society. You can read more about blood donation, and even donate on the Blood Service website.
It’s a HD port but I’m keen
I never got the chance to play Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider, for the pure fact that there were way too many games to play and I had too little time to enjoy them. Now with the release of the Xbox One and the PS4, Crystal Dynamics saw fit to update Tomb Raider for the next-gen console and add a few little extras into the mix as well.
I must say I’m impressed with how gorgeous the game world looks when everything works in conjunction with each other. Lara Croft herself has been updated with a lot more polygons to not only look, but move in a more realistic fashion.
The environment itself has been re-worked to accompany Lara’s new look, and together they create an experience that can definitely be appreciated.
The Wolf Among Us: Episode Two Finally Has A Release Date
Telltale breaks silence to ease rabid fans
by Daniel Geikowski
After the huge success they had with The Walking Dead: Season One, players knew that this latest adventure would be, in the very least, enjoyable. I can safely say that I was not the only person who pre-purchased the game based solely on Telltale’s reputation alone.
That reputation was bolstered while playing through the first episode of The Wolf Among Us. It had all the hallmarks of a Telltale game; interesting characters, an enjoyable narrative, I was always engaged to see what would happen next on the wild streets of Fabletown. I enjoyed the game so much that I ploughed through the episode in one sitting.
Traditional cops and robbers
Reviewing Need for Speed Rivals was sadly a frustrating experience for me. Repeatedly the game would crash as I completed my final objectives; when I restarted the game I was forced to repeat the objectives and endure the lengthy EA Online log in process over and over again. There is only so much a man can endure.
Based on my research it would seem that most of the community aren’t suffering the same problems. As such, the majority of my review is based more on early impressions of the game and its potential.