Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
MONDAY REVIEW Killzone: Mercenary > The fifth Killzone outing brings almost everything you’d expect from a modern first person shooter to Sony’s handheld. Mercenary will have you killing for cash as you infiltrate a variety of heavily guarded areas and carry out a series of death defying missions. Combat and controls are slick and satisfying and the game looks and sounds great. READ MORE
TUESDAY REVIEW Puppeteer > Puppeteer is a platforming fairy-tale adventure, and provides a pretty spectacle full of vibrant environments and creative visual character designs. Just don’t expect much depth in the story, themes or personalities. Oh, and hopefully you like puns and cheap references. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Titanfall exclusivity nailed down > Mech-themed first person shooter Titanfall was today confirmed as the biggest gun in Microsoft’s next gen arsenal. Unfortunately, the news appears to have taken Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment by surprise. Respawn teamed with publisher EA to announce the game for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC earlier this year. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS EA cancels Command & Conquer > A has very recently announced that its upcoming free-to-play RTS, Command & Conquer (formerly known by the title Command & Conquer: Generals 2) has been cancelled. The release on the Command & Conquer website states that, after listening to the feedback from their closed alpha test, the team realised that it wasn’t making the game that people wanted to play. READ MORE
FRIDAY REVIEW Skylanders: Swap Force > Those money sucking toys are back and more addictive than ever before. The addition of a jump button lends a whole new dimension to the Skylanders formula, transforming it from a good kid’s title into a solid 3D platformer that just about anyone can get some joy from. While it is hard not to notice the money grabbing elements, the payoff is worth it, especially if you game with your kids. READ MORE