Monday, 27 April 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight - "All Who Follow You" Trailer




With the release of Batman: Arkham Knight just two months away (56 Days to be precise!) I have realised that I have not added any content to the site relating to this game. Seeing as the Arkham series of games have been my favorite games of the last generation, this is unforgiveable on my part. I am here to rectify that right now, so lets delve into the final chaper of Rocksteady's Dark Knight epic.

Bloodborne - Defeating the Blood-Starved Beast


Another day, another Bloodborne boss bites the dust. After almost taking him down on the first attempt, The Blood-Starved beast certainly had a feast on my blood for the next seven or eight attempts. I returned the following day renewed and refreshed and with a fire enchanted saw blade.
This is what happened next...



Another boss down! Now onto Vicar Amelia.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - First Impressions


If there is one thing Nintendo is good at is making drastic hardware revisions late in a handheld life. We have seen the Gameboy Colour, the Gameboy Advance SP, and the DSi. More recently they have updated the 3DS to the New 3DS. This new revision has had many talked about improvements added to the 3DS system and I have talked about them in more detail here (LINK To 3DS FIRST IMPRESSIONS). There is one addition to the New 3DS that has not been truly tested, that is the new faster CPU found in both New 3DS and New 3DS XL. That is until now...

Bloodborne - Defeating Father Gascoigne (Finally)


It took awhile and many deaths (about 10) but I finally took down Bloodborne's second boss, Father Gascoigne. I now appreciate the feeling that these game give players... a lot of punishment but then fantastic award!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Let's Play - The Order: 1886 - Chapter 3 - Inequalities - Part 4


Reunited with the rest of the team, Galahad and The Order need to push through strong rebel resistance as they make their final push towards the Hospital. What will they find there though?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bloodborne - Gameplay - Worst Vet Ever?


So I finally caved and got Bloodborne at the weekend. All I seem to hear on podcasts recently is people gushing over how good it is. I have never finished a "Souls" game, I never made it past the second boss in Dark Souls II! This time though I hope to dedicate sometime to this and actually get through it. I hope!

So spent some time this weekend getting used to it and after a while it felt like I was starting to get the hang of it. I even managed to take down the Cleric Beast on my second attempt. Thats when I got it. Why people play these games. The sense of accomplishment. I felt elated that I had managed to take down this big nasty thing. I was doing something right and I started to feel more bad ass. Now I can roam around that starting area like a boss, finding shortcuts to new areas, taking down what ever monsters crawl out of the darkness and grinding Blood Echoes. It seemed I was getting the hang of it, until I met Father Gascoigne, that is.


I leave you with a little snippet of Bloodborne gameplay. I get the feeling that this hunter is not going to pass Vet School any time soon with his current bedside manner!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

PlayStation Plus - April 2015 Update



PlayStation Plus has been back on a roll the last few months. The monthly titles added to the instant game collection have been great. Its carrying on this month with another set of 6 great titles for all 3 Sony platforms, available on Wednesday 8th April. Let's take a closer look.

PlayStation 4:


Never Alone




The first videogame to be funded by actual inuits . Never Alone is a retelling of Alaskan folk tales, where you take control of the young inuit, Nuna and her loyal canine companion, Fox. The game is a highly atmospheric platforms with puzzle elements. It is a title I had been waiting to play and look forward to experience the world of the Inupiat tribe.

Tower of Guns




From thought provoking puzzler to guns, guns, guns! Tower of Guns is a retro styled first person shooter, that dispenses of the triviality of things like story and missions. Kill the bad guys and defeat the bosses. Simple! This in random levels and enemies and this tower should take a while to beat.

PlayStation 3:


Dishonoured




Dishonoured is the best stealth action game of the last generation and the game that the Thief reboot wanted to be. Dishonoured sees you take control of Corvo, protector of the empress. Framed for murder and on the run. Corporate takes the fight back to those who stole his life away and sets to assassinate the conspirators. What follows is a fantastic first person adventure of stealth, murder and mayhem (if you cannot avoid it). I have to admit that a return to Dunball is well over due. Maybe we might see Dishonoured 2 at Bethesda's Pre E3 show in June?

Aaru's Awakening




Aaru's Awakening is beautiful 2D platforms that has a hand drawn style. Taking control of titular creature, Aaru. Players have to traverse the levels using his two powers, teleportation and charging. I don't know much more about this game, but from the trailer it looks like it is worth a look at.

PlayStation Vita:


Killzone Mercenary




The last of the big AAA first party titles on the Vita and still one of the best showcases of what the little machine is truly capable of. Killzone Mercenary attempts to bring the full PlayStation 3 Killzone experience to the Vita and succeeds. Now with addition of  offline Bot modes even multiplayer fun can be had where ever you may be. I am sure that a lot of Vita owners already have this, but if you are new to the system and haven't got around to picking this up. You are in for a treat! Great single player campaign and fantastic multiplayer. If only Sony still made game so this quality for the forgotten console.

MonsterBag




When was the last time you played a videogame from a Chilean developer? Probably never, but not anymore as Monster bag comes straight out of Chile and onto the Vita. Another Platform puzzler, but a really cute and fascinating one, where you control a little monster on his quest to find his friend.

All in all its another bumper month for all PlayStation owners no matter what their console of choice is. Let's hope that the service can keep going at this quality next month.

PS: Also you can download Whoa Dave! for free as well, although it is not officially part of this month's Plus lineup.

In summary

Leaving PS Plus:
8h April: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
8th April: Valiant Hearts
8th April: Papo and Yo
8th April: Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments
8th April: OlliOlli2 Welcome to Olliwood
8th April: CounterSpy

Entering PS Plus:
8th April: Tower of Guns (PS4/PS3)
8th April: Never Alone (PS4)
8th April: Dishonored (PS3)
8th April: Aaru’s Awakening (PS4/PS3)
8th April: Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita)
8th April: MonsterBag (PS Vita)

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