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Far Cry 4 Review

Posted by Dylan Burns On Wednesday 26 November 2014ADD COMMENTS

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Available on XBO, PS4, 360 and PS3 l Published by Ubisoft l Developed by Ubisoft Montreal l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1-10 players

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Although shaped by Ubisoft’s overgame, Far Cry 4 sidesteps, presenting a prettier, more refined version of Far Cry 3. Featuring some smart enhancements to the genre and a stronger focus on ecosystem, Far Cry 4 is an addictive popcorn shooter that offers plenty of freedom, stealth, explosions and free flying. Read the rest of this entry »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Monday 17 November 2014Comments Off

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Available on XBO, PS4, PC, 360 and PS3 l Published by Activision l Developed by Sledgehammer Games l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1-12 players

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Another year, another CoD, but in something of a surprise new developer Sledgehammer Games has brought us the best entry in the franchise for years. A futuristic setting, a cheesy yet enjoyable sci-fi story and a host of improvements to movement make the single player portion a blast. The multiplayer is also top notch, acting almost like a ‘best of’ collection of CoD features. All this makes Advanced Warfare the best round of CoD since Modern Warfare. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview: BioWare on Dragon Age: Inquisition

Posted by Erin Marcon On Tuesday 11 November 2014Comments Off

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Despite its adherence to some well-worn fantasy tropes, the original Dragon Age impressed with intriguing characters and cracking dialogue when it launched in November 2009. While Dragon Age II bobbed up only 14 months later, the third instalment has enjoyed a much more generous development cycle. When it arrives in stores later this month, more than three years will have elapsed since the release of its predecessor. The extra time afforded Dragon Age: Inquisition probably reflects just how much is riding on the success of this game, especially following the mixed response endured by Dragon Age II.

I recently returned to the fantasy world of Thedas to hack and slash my way through the first two hours of Inquisition in a preview session. I then had the chance to chat with BioWare’s Mike Laidlaw about expanding the scope of the series, catering to different play styles, exploring new gameplay possibilities and more. The creative director on Dragon Age: Inquisition was in Melbourne to promote the game, having battled his way through customs just days earlier (more on that later). Read the rest of this entry »

The Evil Within Review

Posted by Dylan Burns On Wednesday 22 October 2014Comments Off

Available on PS4, XBO, PS3, 360 and PC l Published by Bethesda Softworks l Developed by Tango Gameworks l Classified R18+ l Supports 1 player

REVIEW IN BRIEF > When horror “master” Shinji Mikami makes a new game, players listen. The Evil Within embraces all the tropes of the genre, presenting an experience that is as dank and disturbing as it is awkward and frustrating. This amazing looking game finds itself tied to an over encumbered campaign that wears out its appeal long before the credits. Read the rest of this entry »