Halo 3: ODST – Review

Format: 360 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Developer: Bungie Studios Players: 1-4 (Offline), 2-16 (Online) Site: http://www.bungie.net/ Halo 3: ODST is the deliberately-paced, stylized side-note to the Halo trilogy’s balls-to-the-wall sci-fi epic. It doesn’t feature any of the series’ main cast, and it often...

Critical Gamer at Tokyo Game Show 2009

Our man in Japan, Matt M, was at this year’s TGS on a press pass. Yes, we’re jealous too. This is what he sent us to make us more jealous still… What follows is my account of two days spent at the industry-only days of Tokyo Game Show 2009. I have only written about what I played, or saw directly, so apologies for anything that’s missing....

DJ Star: review

Format: DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Deep Silver Developer: Game Life Players: 1 Site: http://djstar.deepsilver.com/#/club   Before you get too excited, this game doesn’t feature Jimmy Saville, Terry Wogan, or Chris Moyles. You don’t even get Noel Edmonds. No, this game is concerned with the nightclub DJ, who provides sweaty...

Mount & Blade Warband – Beta Impressions

Mount & Blade is one of those gloriously simple ideas, that on paper sounds fantastic. In fact, in practise, it’s also fantastic. If you’ve yet to play it, it can be described in short as ‘You get to be Mel Gibson in Braveheart, but without the slushy romance, faux-Scottish nationalism and sticky disembowelment’. Though nominally...

Demon’s Souls (North American release): review

Demon’s Souls (North American release): review

Sep 23, 2009

Format: PS3 Unleashed:  6th October (North America) Publisher: Atlus Developer: From Software Players: 1 (offline) 1 – 4 (online) Site: www.demons-souls.com We’ve already banged on about the difficulty in our preview, but suffice to say only the best, most dedicated gamers need apply here. The question is: would they want...