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Leaving us hungry…
After playing the opening section of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 I was excited. It featured some great combat, a huge mechanised siege machine, a brilliant backdrop for the combat to play out on and a dangerous Paladin to fight. I was excited to see where the game could go with such a great opening, but quickly realised that what I’d just played was the peak of what Lords of Shadow 2 could offer.
After the cliffhanger ending of the original Lords of Shadow left Gabriel (now Dracula!) alive in the modern-day, the sequel held a lot of promise in continuing the story. Now, tired with his immortality, Dracula seeks a way to end his turmoil. This comes at the hands of an old ‘friend’ who tells of Satan’s return, promising to end Dracula’s torment if he can defeat Satan’s followers to stop his return. Be prepared for cutscenes, as this game is jam-packed full of them. They taper off after a little while, and whilst the series recap video is helpful, I found that it was overly long and the abundance of them tends to pull you away from the action for too long.
All of the lights
Gaming peripherals are fast becoming a common fixture in many homes, no longer the staple of the hardcore gamer, new feature packed and affordably priced keyboards are emerging aimed at giving PC users access to quality products that can be used for so much more than typing.
The Apex Gaming Keyboard from SteelSeries is one such keyboard, armed with a plethora of programmable keys, 5 independent lighting zones and a built in USB hub this keyboard is aggressively positioned with both the gaming and productivity markets in its sights.
Now this review was conducted on two separate machines to test the various strengths and weaknesses of the keyboard, this keyboard was also compared to the stock keyboard in my Macbook Pro and my own keyboard a Logitech G110.
Looks great, sounds great, they must be great
As somewhat of an audiophile I take my headphones seriously and at any one time I will have between 3 and 4 pairs that I use on a regular basis for different purposes. Enter the Siberia Elite from SteelSeries a pair of very high-end gaming headphones that could almost make me consider having only one pair of headphones.
Come for the multiplayer, stay for the multiplayer…
by Rocco Rinaldo
(ED: Rocco’s review does contain spoilers relating to the single player portion of the game. If you are yet to finish it and wish for it to not be ruined, you can scroll down to read the multiplayer portion of the review)
After two years Battlefield 4 arrives on PC, current gen and next gen consoles, so what has changed since Battlefield 3 and is it worth jumping back into the fray? This review will mirror the format of Battlefield 4; a short single player wrap up followed by a more in-depth multiplayer review.
OXCGN’s Total War: Rome II Review
War and Peace
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
I’m going to say this straight out: I am terrible at Real-Time Strategy games.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the premise of building and expanding your nation and its people, but it’s something about the constant micromanagement I can’t quite get my head around.
Whether I focus too much on building one army, which results in me getting obliterated, or the fact I tend to neglect my people residing in my cities. But c’mon, surely they can take care of themselves right?
Even though I’m new to the world of RTS, I decided to try my hand at Total War: Rome II, as I enjoyed what I saw at PAX Australia. Now, there are going to be are lot more people out there that know the ins-and-out of the series, but take this review from someone just breaking into the genre.
Coming from the guys at Creative Assembly and SEGA, Rome II aims to follow on from the critically acclaimed Total War: Rome. More than simply creating an arena for players to battle in, Rome II aims to cater all aspects of building an empire.