Heart&Slash: hands-on preview

Heart&Slash: hands-on preview

Mar 10, 2014

While Kickstarter is mostly known for sequels to games that weren’t commercially successful enough for publishers’ demands or studios who can’t get funding, there is the occasional indie studio which utilises its power to fund new ideas from new developers. The latest of these is aheartfulofgames’ Heart&Slash. Upon diving into the...

KingsRoad beta preview

KingsRoad beta preview

Jan 27, 2014

KingsRoad will not afford you the courtesy of using a space for proper naming conventions, but it will leave your pockets lined with whatever coin you currently have – unless it gets its way. That is to say it’s free to play but with a smattering of microtransactions. Before I go any further, let me explain what Kings Road is; an action RPG not unlike your...

Panzer General Online: beta preview

Panzer General Online: beta preview

Nov 21, 2013

In 1994, the internet was still in its infancy. Thus, Panzer General launched with a play-by-email mode rather than a truly online one. Fast forward nearly twenty years, however, and you’ll find Blue Byte’s Panzer General Online: a browser based entry in the series, unfortunately lacking play-by-email. Panzer General Online is a very simple game:...

Killzone Mercenary: hands-on preview

Killzone Mercenary: hands-on preview

Jul 24, 2013

With dual analogue sticks, a fairly large screen, impressive graphical oomf and decent processing power, the Vita might seem like an ideal candidate for FPS games. So why hasn’t it been flooded with such titles? It seems that Killzone: Mercenary might unwittingly provide the answer. The preview code includes one mission which, after the mostly unskippable...

Fireside Preview: The Nintendo Experience at Best Buy

Fireside Preview: The Nintendo Experience at Best Buy

Jun 20, 2013

Nintendo had an oddball E3 presentation, and no mistake. What many consider to be an underwhelming Nintendo Direct was swiftly followed by public demos of four featured Wii U games, free for any and all to attend providing they live near select Best Buys in America. After toddling over to the “Nintendo Experience” and having a look for themselves, Stephen...

The Last of Us: hands-on preview

The Last of Us: hands-on preview

May 17, 2013

It may be a third person action game with melee combat, cover and guns, but Naughty Dog has ensured that The Last of Us is no lazily-filled Uncharted template. In fact, if Drake’s adventures are a mixture of Tomb Raider and a Donald P. Bellisario reimagining of Indiana Jones, then The Last of Us is a mixture of The Walking Dead and… more of The Walking...