One of gamings most under utilised settings is explored deeply in Bloober Teams cyberpunk horror – Observer
Perception is a game where you play a blind woman trying to navigate a mansion that has haunted her dreams. Does Daredevil style echo location and this set up make for a good game? Ruaidhri reviews Perception.
Ruaidhri travels to a dystopian future to shoot down sci-fi avatars in the tactical shooter for Playstation Vita – Frozen Synapse Prime.
Ruaidhri gets his ire up discussing the lack of vision and heritage when it comes to the industry’s lean towards a digital future.
Harriet has fallen in love with a game about an invisible boy being chased through the streets of a wet town by ghostly figures.
Dave goes on a rampage against gaming’s new vanilla enemies; Zombies. Is State of Decay worth your time and money? or are you better off just ripping off your flesh and joining the undead herd.
Ruaidhri tries to look past Girl Fight’s clear issues with gender to see if underneath all the cleavage and skimpy clothing is a good fighting game.
Ruaidhri straps on a parachute and gets into his tight and revealing wingsuit to dive head first into base jumping simulator game, Skydive: Proximity Flight.
Ruaidhri develops stockholm syndrome and fallen in love with a game that abuses him. Ibb and Obb is a cute co-op centric on the face but something dark and far more sinister lies beneath waiting to destroy friendships.
Rocketbirds has quietly become a very promising franchise. It was a finalist in the 2010 Independent Games Festival where the original flash version of the game rubbed shoulders with games like Limbo and Super Meat Boy before getting ported to both Playstation 3 and Steam. It now jets down onto the PS Vita, where it may have just found its true home.
Birds are a complicated creature for me to form an opinion on, they’re aggressive and annoying but can be fun when they talk and quite often are beautiful, this coincidently sums up my feelings towards Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.
Rocketbirds was originally a flash game, and much in the same way as Alien Hominid, it’s spread it’s wings and come home to roost on consoles. It’s transportation to the console market has found it perfectly set up as an exclusive PSN title.
P.Walter Tugnut, a skin head with a gun and wearing a green body warmer, or is it a barrel? No it’s a jet-pack. In this game you can choose any number of outfits for the hyper-violent Tugnut. What’s caused this red mist to descend on the presumably previously pacifist Tugnut? A giant robot destroyed his house and had a disturbing sexual encounter with his truck. Within the first minute of this Shoot em ‘up platformer you learn all this character motivation and are sent on your way with a gun and a jump button.
In 1998 something was spawned, something that at the time no one could have predicted it’s popularity, even I fell under it’s spell and spent many an evening watching it with my family. 13 years later and that horse you hear still being flogged is “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”.
With it’s rights sold a number to many different countries, it was only a matter of time before a computer game would be expressed from the powerful teat of the franchise. The first came in 2000 for the Playstation, and to be perfectly honest what’s changed?
The first thing you should know about this game is that it’s a bully, a big mean bully, it picks on you the player and makes you feel like nothing. Now much like dealing with a real life bully there’s only two ways to sort it. The first is to cry and never return to a mile radius of said tormentor, the second and better option is to gather a few friends to beat the crap out of the bully.
Ugly Americans is a Comedy Central animated series based around an alternative reality version of New York where monsters, demons and freaks all co-inhabit with humans. The story follows Mark a social worker who helps integrate the various abominations into New York and find them jobs and homes. Being a big fan of the series I thought I should be the one to give the game a go and let you readers know how awesome it is. Unfortunately it’s not awesome, it’s a struggle.