Code Vein: hands-on preview

Code Vein: hands-on preview

Sep 27, 2017

It has been dubbed “Anime Dark Souls”. A lazy categorisation, but it’s easy to see how the comparison might arise. Code Vein is an unforgiving action role-playing game, where you will die over and over again, fight infinitely respawning enemies, and be expected to learn the intricacies of combat if you expect to succeed. You’ll also swear a lot and...

Yakuza Kiwami 2: hands-on preview

Yakuza Kiwami 2: hands-on preview

Sep 26, 2017

Tokyo Game Show and the Yakuza series go together like wine and cheese; Sonic and Tails; Nintendo and needlessly complicated voice chat functionality. Going back to the days of Yakuza 3, the series has had a major presence at the show and has dominated Sega’s booth almost every year since. It’s just not TGS if there isn’t a new Yakuza to play. Yakuza...

Monster Hunter World: hands-on preview

Monster Hunter World: hands-on preview

Sep 23, 2017

When the doors opened on day one of Tokyo Game Show, I ran straight for the Capcom booth and the Monster Hunter World demo. It had been a last minute decision, but it turned out to be a good one. It was perhaps the most in-demand demo of this year’s show, and I was able to try it twice, in both multi and single-player. I’m a lapsed monster hunter. I briefly...

Horizon Zero Dawn: TGS hands-on preview

Horizon Zero Dawn: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 21, 2016

Of the non-VR games on offer at Tokyo Game Show, Horizon Zero Dawn was the most popular. The wait for the twenty minute demo rarely dipped below two hours on the press days, and I imagine it was a nightmare once the public joined the fray. It was a very straight forward demo that revealed nothing of the story. It was set in the middle of an autumnal looking...

Rez Infinite and Sony VR: TGS hands-on preview

Rez Infinite and Sony VR: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 19, 2016

Tokyo Game Show was my chance to try VR for the first time. It was at the top of my to-do list, but getting a hands-on proved more difficult than I anticipated. This years show was dominated by Virtual Reality and everyone and their mother wanted to try it. Appointments were hard to come by and queues were upwards of two hours. However, with a bit of...