Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: hands-on preview

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: hands-on preview

Sep 30, 2018

I was bloody awful at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. I lined up for well over two hours just so I could embarrass myself, dying over and over again. To make matters worse, at least one member of the dev team was watching my pathetic attempts to progress through his game. Just a terrible experience all round. The game seemed pretty good though. As you probably...

Devil May Cry 5: hands-on preview

Devil May Cry 5: hands-on preview

Sep 25, 2018

Capcom had another strong showing at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Last year it was all about the Monster Hunter World demos; this time the focus was on Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5. The double-scenario RE2 demo was excellent, but it was the stylish Devil May Cry 5 that took centre stage at Capcom’s booth. DMC 5, the first mainline DMC in a...

Resident Evil 2 Remake: hands-on preview

Resident Evil 2 Remake: hands-on preview

Sep 23, 2018

It’s been twenty years since I last played Resident Evil 2. Twenty years since I sold my Sega Saturn and games to fund the purchase of a PlayStation and a copy of RE2. A desperate act for a SEGA diehard, but I had to play the new RE. It was well worth it. Twenty years later, and Capcom are rebuilding RE2 from the ground up. It’s not a remaster; it’s an...

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...