Breach: review

Breach: review

Jan 31, 2011

Format: XBLA (version reviewed), PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Atomic Games Developer: Atomic Games Players: 1-16 (online only) Site: http://breachgame.com/ The long awaited Sussex life simulator has finally landed! Your avatar trawls the streets of Breach, West Sussex in search of newsagents, old ladies with small dogs, and somebody who can give you...

Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit: catchup review

Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit: catchup review

Jan 28, 2011

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), PC, Xbox 360, Wii Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: EA Developer: Criterion Players: 1 (online multiplayer) Site: http://hotpursuit.needforspeed.com The original Need for Speed was released on the PlayStation and PC in 1998, and featured the Cops v Racers chase gameplay that is prevalent in this new addition to the franchise. So...

Final Fantasy XIV: A Collection of Mistakes

Final Fantasy XIV: A Collection of Mistakes

Jan 26, 2011

Mistakes can sometimes be a good thing. If you can take the mistake and then move on and learn from it, then at least something positive came out the other end. The second MMO in the Final Fantasy franchise however has been making substantial mistakes since before day one – and has yet to make any effort to learn from them. Though they have yet to learn...

Hacker Evolution Collection: review

Hacker Evolution Collection: review

Jan 25, 2011

Format: PC Unleashed: February 4th Publisher: Lace Mamba Global Developer: Exosyphen Players: 1 Website: www.exosyphenstudios.com/page_hacker-evolution-collection.html Hacking in most games is merely a case of sitting back, watching the protagonist make a few confident stabs at a keyboard, and then utter the words “I’m in”. It has always seemed so...

The Authentic RPG and its Tragic Demise

The Authentic RPG and its Tragic Demise

Jan 24, 2011

 What makes an RPG an RPG? Is it the stats? Leveling up with experience points? Health items and loot? The expansive genre spans from real-time action RPGs to turn-based strategy RPGs, and many a debate has been held on what should be included in the list. But by oft-ignored definition, an RPG is (quite obviously and literally) a role-playing game. However,...