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Test Tube – GTA V (Next Gen)

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Tuesday 25 November 2014ADD COMMENTS

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Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on XBO and PS4 l Published by Rockstar Games l Developed by Rockstar North l Classified R18+ l Supports 1-16 players

In a move that basically everyone saw coming, Rockstar has released its smash hit GTA V on next gen consoles. The question is, can a game released only 12 months ago be worth a repurchase? Has Rockstar put the appropriate effort into porting the mammoth game or is this simply a quick cash in? Well I am more than happy to say that this is much more than a cheap port. Read the rest of this entry »

Test Tube – 2 hours with Ultra Street Fighter IV

Posted by Adam Rorke On Monday 8 September 2014Comments Off

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on 360, PS3 and PC l Published by Capcom l Developed by Capcom and Dimps l Classified M l Supports 1-2 players

It seems like a long time ago that Street Fighter IV was originally released to praise from reviewers and fighting game fans alike. Ever since its release, it’s proven to be one of the most popular games at EVO each year. The latest edition, Ultra Street Fighter IV, is available as both a standalone product and a paid title update for some previous versions of the game. So what else could this game possibly add at this point that would warrant another upgrade? Read the rest of this entry »

Test Tube – 2 hours with Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Friday 22 August 2014Comments Off

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on XBO, PS4, 360 and PS3 l Published and developed by Blizzard Entertainment l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1-4 players

Way back in 2012 I had plenty of problems with Diablo III. It had a lot of issues that made it quite a chore even though the addictive gameplay was still there. Log in issues created by an always online game as well as a broken auction house and some inconsistent loot drops made Diablo III a game I couldn’t get behind. But to Blizzard’s credit, they have listened and since that initial disastrous release they have patched and patched and patched until Diablo III became the game is should have been at launch. Now that the game is up to snuff Blizzard have put together what may be the best version of their now excellent ARPG and brought it to the new consoles on the market with the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition. Read the rest of this entry »

Test Tube – 2 hours with Metro Redux

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Wednesday 20 August 2014Comments Off

Welcome to Test Tube. Not to be confused with our full reviews, these ‘two hour test’ articles see us tackle remakes, ports, expansions, mobile games and other titles of interest.

Available on XBO and PS4 l Published by Deep Silver l Developed by 4A Games l Classified R18+ l Supports 1 player

4A games first hit my radar with the release of Metro 2033 in 2010. Based on the bleak post apocalyptic novel of the same name it was a depressing yet appealing ride through a nuclear wasteland Russia. It was let down however by some dodgy game mechanics and more bugs than I could poke a stick at. 4A took this on board and with the cult success of 2033 meaning they had a bigger budget to work with, fixed the problems with the sequel Metro: Last Light. I loved Last Light and there have been few shooters in recent memory that made me feel a part of a fully realised world like it did. Both games have developed a following of dedicated fans but neither reached super success on the sales charts. Well, new franchise owners Deep Silver and developers 4A have put their heads together to try and fix that with the release of Metro Redux. Read the rest of this entry »