Available on XBLA l Published by Microsoft l Developed by The Behemoth l Classified G l Supports 1-4 players
REVIEW IN BRIEF > Roll up, roll up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls for BattleBlock Theater, the cruellest and most jovial show on Earth. Watch as our hero misses a jump and plummets onto hilarious spikes for your entertainment! The Behemoth’s new game is bright and fun-focused, but you need to be willing to turn your brain off to really appreciate it. If you think poo jokes and blowing up your friends are hilarious this might be the game for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Joel Guttenberg On Friday 26 April 2013ADD COMMENTS
Available on 360, PS3 and PC l Published by 2K Games l Developed by Irrational Games l Classified MA15+ I Supports 1 player
REVIEW IN BRIEF > BioShock Infinite introduces us to an amazing new setting, as well as a set of wonderfully realised characters. It provides us with highly polished first person shooting while also showcasing the creative hallmarks that we’ve come to expect in a BioShock game. Irrational Games has delivered an experience with little to disappoint and a whole lot of class. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Karen Jacobson On Thursday 25 April 2013ADD COMMENTS
Serial killer chic?
How much weight should we assign to an apology? Apparently none if it comes from Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island: Riptide. Earlier this year Deep Silver was forced to apologise after a backlash against the headless female torso statue it intended to release in conjunction with the sequel to 2011′s Dead Island.
Numerous members of the press and gaming community considered the busty and bloodied statue offensive. This was news to Deep Silver which immediately issued an apology stating they it was “deeply sorry” and “committed to making sure this will never happen again”. One might assume that it then threw out the unsavoury collectables. That assumption would be incorrect.
As reported by CNET, the publisher has charged ahead with an “extremely limited quantity” for “customers who wish to purchase it”. What a relief – they’re not forcing us to buy it.
Posted by Matthew Hewson On Tuesday 23 April 2013ADD COMMENTS
One of the pioneers of the survival horror genre is back with a new title called The Evil Within. Shinji Mikami, famed creator of Resident Evil has left Capcom and joined Bethesda’s Tango Gameworks team to produce this original horror game. To announce the game a live action short has been released showing some disturbing glimpses of what the game may have to offer.
Like most live action trailers, it is hard to know what will and won’t make the game, but for the eagle eyed viewer there are certainly touches of Mikami’s creature design throughout. From the barbed wire, to the creepy four armed girl, there is a certain identifiable style to the trailer that bears a close resemblance to things that have been seen in the Resident Evil series. There is even a flash of a giant carrying an oversized mallet, something of a RE trademark these days. Hopefully the game does enough to differentiate itself from that struggling franchise.
What has been confirmed is that the game will be coming in 2014 to current and next gen systems and that it will be a blend of action and horror. More details are being released shortly, but at this time fans of scares can only guess what Mikami has in store for them. There is no doubt that the Survival Horror genre is floundering at the moment, hopefully The Evil Within can return the genre to its former glory.