Now, I know this might make me rather unpopular with Marvel fans, but I sit rather deep into the DC camp. So when I found out that there was a DC beat-em-up being made, I got a little excited.
The StreamPort Universal serves as a go-between so that your Hi-Fi or speakers can have a new lease of life, a little white or black box which creates a NFC or Bluetooth connection to all your devices, keeping the device portable and saving you the expense of a new dock.
Gameplay is fast, frantic and best of all, FUN! I’m not saying there haven’t been frustrating moments, but Kratos’ weaponry is fairly epic, and I gotta say, there was something special about the feeling that surged through me the first time I used magic.
What I actually experienced here was a trip down memory lane, I instantly felt like a child again. It was just like playing Sega Rally Championship on the PC or at an arcade. That’s the graphical style down to a tee, outdated yes, but tried and true.
So, it’s that time again, Blizzard have released something that makes me feel all excited in my geeky bits. I’ll admit, Starcraft isn’t one of their games that I’ve played a HUGE amount of, but as I’ve come to expect from Blizz over the years, they don’t disappoint, and don’t exclude; my time with starcraft may have been brief, but I think it might be love.
The basic outline of the game is this – one boy sets off on an adventure in an attempt to save his mum… who died… because another version of her in another world has gotten herself in a spot of bother. Sound confusing? Throw in fairies (who are for some unknown reason, Welsh, and REALLY annoying) and magic, and familiars; and you’ve actually got a rather awesome little game.
This review may contain a few spoilers, so stop here if you really don’t want it ruined. For those stopping now, all you need to know is that it’s worth every penny and you NEED to play it… RIGHT NOW!
The Tekken series is one which has a special place in my heart, it manages to be something I can pick up and play…
So, the series has somewhat of a serious following in Japan, and I can totally see why. It has a rather interesting blend of anime cut-scenes and game-play, which I can honestly say I found truly enjoyable. The dialogue had me laughing so loud I worried the rest of the house, and the story is really engrossing, I soon found myself treating the game almost like a movie… a reeeaaallly long movie.
There’s one fatal flaw which seems to have been skipped over in this game and the last one too. BATMAN DOESN’T KILL PEOPLE! It’s his ONE rule damnit! I mean, if Batman starts killing people, he looses his morals, he becomes a villain.
I’ll set the scene, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Diablo III for years, the last few months have been painful, but finishing my degree has kept me busy enough to avoid me becoming a complete shut-in, sitting at home, in my pants, watching the days pass until release day.
The game is filled with special in-jokes and treats for the true ‘Future’ Fans, such as being able to dispatch Kip by blasting him away with some HUGE speakers, and awarding a trophy for completing the opening dialogue word for word with the film.