Author: Haydn Meredith

Review: The Surge

Title: The Surge Platform: PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (reviewed) Developer: Deck 13 Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Release date: May 16 TL;DR: A SoulsBorne game with a Sci-fi spin Price: £40/$50 Family Focus: Click here for more information. The Surge takes a new well-established formula and throws it into a blender with an added touch of sci-fi goodness. This isn’t your typical SoulsBorne game (of the Dark Souls / Bloodborne style). From the developer of 2014’s Lord of the Fallen, The Surge takes on the same kind of gameplay, though places the player in a dystopian world with...

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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

Title: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Platform: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (Reviewed) Developer: Enigami Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Release Date: April 18 TL;DR: A beautifully looking action RPG with an intriguing world. Price: $30/£25 Family Friendly? Click here for more information It’s strange to think that we’re only in April. Already there have been sleeper hits within the triple-A space and a plethora of indie titles have dropped. While everyone had their sights on Yooka-Laylee, right around the corner was a lesser known and successfully kickstarted game, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. This is an action role-playing game, but it’s not...

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game sales reach staggering heights

With the release of the second wave in the series, the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game has hit a massive sales reach of 3.5 million packs sold worldwide. The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game (FFTGC) released it’s first wave, Opus I back in October 2016 and just last week released Opus II. Which added new cards and more way to customise decks to create even more deadly plays. Opus III is scheduled for a July 2017 release, with worldwide sales expected to grow even further. The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Opus Series is based on the previously released...

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Highly anticipated RiME gets a release date

Tequila Works have announced the RiME, the highly anticipated puzzle-adventure game will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 26. The Nintendo Switch version will drop shortly afterward where players will be able to take their adventure on the go with them utilising the consoles portability. RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure game about discovery, experienced through the eyes of a young boy who awakens on a mysterious island after shipwrecking off its coast. Players must navigate the island’s secrets by making use of light, sound, perspective and even time. Inspired by the rugged, sunbaked terrain...

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Exciting online features for Toukiden 2 detailed ahead of launch

New online features are coming to Toukiden 2, the popular demon-hunting RPG. Slated for a March 24 release on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC, Toukiden 2 will offer rich online environments in which Slayers can team up to take on the ferocious demons known as Oni. Apart from the main storyline missions delivered from the Holy Mount, players can explore an immense open world and encounter other Slayers for cooperative Joint Operations. By aiding those in need a variety of rewards become available in the form of weaponry, armour and new Mitama, as well the opportunity to form a...

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Review: Torment: Tides of Numenera

Platform: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Xbox One, PC, Mac Developer: inXile Entertainment Publisher: Techland Release Date: Out now Price: £45/$45 TL;DR: A fun and engaging RPG set in a world full of mysteries. Family Focus: Click here for more information. Torment: Tides of Numenera feels like it’s been taken straight from the early 2000s. It deals with heavy descriptive text and gives the player the freedom of how to progress with philosophical conversations. This latest game from inXile doesn’t go heavy on graphic fidelity or groundbreaking new systems to the genre; instead, it focuses on its open-ended story and its cast...

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Introducing Overwatch’s newest hero Orisa

The 24th hero and sixth tank to join the Overwatch has been revealed. Orisa is a four legged robot designed to buff and protect teammates. This is the first hero to be released for the game with little to no backstory whatsoever. Built from the scraps of the city’s decommissioned OR15 defense bots by Efi an 11 year old engineer from Numbani, Orisa is still learning how to optimally perform her function. But what she lacks in experience, she makes up for in dedication to keeping her city and her creator harm. Orisa’s abilities include: Fusion Driver — A...

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Square Enix announce partnership with Marvel

Big news this afternoon as Square Enix has announced a new multi-game partnership with Marvel. Unveiled on the Square Enix social platforms, the publisher teased a big announcement yesterday, unveiling the partnership today with the first game to come from Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal named Avengers Reassemble. For some time we’ve known Marvel is working with well known developers to bring higher quality games than we’ve been used to for a number of years. At E3 last year it was announced that Spiderman would also be getting the Triple A treatment from Insomniac Games. It’s good to see...

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The last Dark Souls 3 DLC will take you to the end of the world

The final piece of Dark Souls III downloadable content has been revealed and titled. The Ringed City will be coming very soon on March 28, 2017. This new adventure has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity. At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they...

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