Hands-On: Coming Soon To 3DS

Hands-On: Coming Soon To 3DS

Jul 23, 2014

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Adam: My experience with Monster Hunter is very limited, so I can’t speak on any major changes made. I was impressed with the methodical gameplay though, it seems like it could really reward planning in the full game as each piece of equipment offers such varied strategy and execution. For example, we were put up against a large...

Hands-On: Nintendo’s new Projects (Guard/Giant Robot) & what we made of Mario Maker

Hands-On: Nintendo’s new Projects (Guard/Giant Robot) & what we made of Mario Maker

Jul 18, 2014

Mario Maker Adam: I’m not generally the kind of person to enjoy level editors and the like, but Mario Maker’s tools were so easy to use (and its components so familiar) that I was able to put together a portion of a level within seconds. Thanks to twenty years of Mario games, it’s an incredibly intuitive toolset: You already know what each block,...

Hands-On: Habitat

Hands-On: Habitat

Jul 17, 2014

Habitat is about space junk. Deadly space junk at that… well, a fair portion of it is. You take a nice space shuttle full of humans looking to survive in outer space, and then you strap a variety of recognisably human-related objects together and hope for the best. It’s only recently hit early access and is sitting on version 0.1 which, understandably,...

Hands-On: Captain Toad, Yoshi & Kirby

Hands-On: Captain Toad, Yoshi & Kirby

Jul 15, 2014

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Adam: I was looking forward to seeing this the most, having been a huge fan of Captain Toad’s levels from Super Mario 3D World. It’s exactly that but with some new mechanics. The haunted house level had doors that led to one another, set into walls that you could move with the gamepad, which will hopefully be...

Hands-On: Sonic Boom

Hands-On: Sonic Boom

Jul 14, 2014

Adam: I was quite looking forward to Sonic Boom since its team is composed of people behind one of my favourite 3D platformers, Jak & Daxter. I figured that we might finally see the good Sonic game that’s been missing for varying lengths of time (depending on who you ask) thanks to a new team with new mechanics and a new take on Sonic. It certainly...

E3 2014 best impressions

E3 2014 best impressions

Jul 9, 2014

Last year’s E3 was all about the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, but thankfully this year the focus was purely on the games. While there were no poor shows, there weren’t any ‘wow’ moments either, with most of the new games on show scheduled to launch in 2015. Microsoft hit back with plenty of games announcements this year, after...