Persona 4: The Animation (Anime)

Every bit the equal to the game

009-1: The End Of The Beginning (Film)

B-Grade action with big... guns

Interview: The mind behind Ar nosurge

Koei Tecmo's GUST looks set to strike again

Video Games: The Movie (Film)

Not a bad documentary, this one!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: The Swapper (Sony Playstation 3)

Review by Jedediah H.

Even though science fiction tends to scream a cautionary tale when portraying and playfully examining the ethical and biotechnological aspects of cloning, I find the concept, the ethical and philosophical arguments, and the science to be fascinating.

To imagine that, possibly in the not-to-distant future, I could have a copy of myself engineered at a molecular level, and that said copy would not only share my pinched jawline, but maybe my fear of arachnids, and my memory of the girl who got away (she ran away, giggling, actually) is downright spellbinding. It's partially because of this fascination that I find The Swapper to be so completely mesmerising.

DLC Review: Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King (PC)

Review by Nick H.

Having braved the oppressive world of Dark Souls II more than once now, the promise of more death and discovery in the Crown of the Sunken King DLC beckoned to my warrior. That call was not unlike a siren's song, promising his demise while teasing new discoveries that he simply had to uncover no matter the cost. Maintaining a tight two-handed grip on his massive weapon, my warrior once again entered deep, nearly blackened caverns in search of the ancient crown of the Sunken King.

Dark Souls II was ready to claim my life again (and again), and I could not have been more excited.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: AR-K Episode 1 and 2 (PC)

Review by Pierre-Yves L.

Everyone heard of at least one or two stories involving people who have partied a bit too hard. Not being able to remember that night, and that promise to never drink again, it's a veritable rite of passage. AR-K (pronounced “arc”) is a take on that story. Here, leading lady Alicia doesn’t remember the name, or much of anything, of the person that she spent the night with. This booze-created memory loss kicks off the humorous adventure of AR-K.

Trailer: The bikini-clad zombie killers are back on the PlayStation 4... and it doesn't look so bad

News by Matt S.

Onechanbara is a franchise where women clad in the most impractical bikinis you could imagine (just because they can, apparently) run around killing monsters.

Review: Commander: The Great War (Apple iPad)

Review by Matt S.

It was 100 years ago now when the first of two global conflicts would erupt and fundamentally change the future of humanity. A war that was directly responsible for its even more tragic successor, and a war that in many ways we're still paying for today. I am of course talking about the First World War.

Anime review: Persona 4: the Animation (DVD)

Persona 4 Anime ReviewReview by Matt S.

If any game deserved to be turned into an anime series, it is Persona 4. And as it it happens, it was turned into an anime, and it's one of the finest anime ever made.

Early Access Preview: Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly (PC)

Preview by Nick H.

While Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly may be a mouthful of a title, the game itself is also more than a little filling. For starters, this is a creation game, not unlike RPG Maker VX Ace or FPS Creator. Video games often engage the imagination, and these types of programs give anyone, even people who have no coding skills, to make the game of their dreams.

In its early state, Adventurezator proves to be a quality tool for constructing adventure games, but also comes packaged with a charming game to play as a demo for what people can do with the game.

€19.99/£17.99 will be the price for impaling demons in the eastern kingdom of Mikado

News by Jedediah H.

If your hands have been trembling for the chance to palm your Nintendo 3DS like a makeshift samurai sword, Atlus's RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV may sate your desire this September, when it arrives in Europe, packed with DLC, as a digital download for the price of  €19.99/£17.99.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons MMO, Neverwinter, coming to consoles

News by Matt S.

When it rains, it pours. Five years ago MMOs were at best a novelty on consoles. Now we've got the likes of the brilliant Final Fantasy XIV, and Perfect World is getting in on the action by bringing free-to-play MMO, Neverwinter, to the Xbox One, with more consoles potentially on the horizon.

Review: The Last of Us Remastered (Sony PlayStation 4)

The Last Of Us Remastered ReviewReview by Nick H.

A little more than a year after The Last of Us was released to universal acclaim on the PlayStation 3, a remastered version of Naughty Dog's critically and commercially successful game has landed on the PlayStation 4.

As with any "next gen remake," there are questions that need to be asked about whether this was worth dipping back into. I can comfortably say my time with The Last of Us Remastered has still been time that was very well spent.

Trailer: Bayonetta: Bloody Fate's English dub

News by Clark A.

The Bayonetta franchise is certainly going to have new eyes gazing upon it thanks to Platinum Games' upcoming Bayonetta 2 on Wii U. It's fitting, then, that the localised version of the anime movie Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will launching the in very same month as the new game.

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (Nintendo 3DS)

Yu-Gi-Oh Nintendo 3DSReview by Matt S.

It seems really strange for a collectible card game (CCG) to be an exclusively single player experience. After all, we are talking about a genre in which a core part of the appeal is in pitching wits against a real human being.