Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t know how to handle realism

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t know how to handle realism

Nov 10, 2018

Like most people in possession of a PS4 or Xbone, I’m currently playing through Red Dead Redemption 2. That game has an incredible, generation-defining open world that is unlikely to be surpassed for at least a decade. It is also a fundamentally flawed experience. One does not preclude the other, nor does this fact mean RDR2 is anything less than amazing...

Kingdom Hearts III: hands-on preview

Kingdom Hearts III: hands-on preview

Oct 4, 2018

The trilogy more than ten games in the making will finally be complete early next year. The Kingdom Hearts series (and its numerous rereleases) has spanned the PlayStation consoles from 2 to 4. They’ve covered Nintendo handhelds from the Gameboy Advance up to the 3DS. They’ve made appearances on the PSP, cellphones, and browser games. Seventeen years since...

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...

Battlerite Royale: Hands-on

Battlerite Royale: Hands-on

Sep 16, 2018

I’ve never played a Battle Royale game before, as I’m not a big fan of deathmatch style game modes; but as a big fan of Battlerite, I was interested enough to give this version a go. It hasn’t done anything to convert me to the genre. As far as I’m aware Battlerite is the first, or at least one of the first, non-shooter brands to attempt...