I first had the chance to go hands-on with Jump Stars way back in 2015. At the time, it was a fairly basic affair. It did however have a whole ton of potential. Now, in 2017, two whole years after I first clapped eyes on it, the development team at Jamit Games and their publishers, Curve Digital, are preparing the full launch of Jump Stars. I’ve been lucky enough to have had the chance to go hands-on with the game for the last few weeks, and from what has been played, the initial potential that hit me first time round is fast becoming a reality.
May 26, 2017
Tokyo 42 Hands-On Preview
Tokyo 42 was announced towards the back end of 2016 and immediately grabbed the attention of gamers with its unique and highly stylised aesthetic. Its isometric view of Tokyo and its rooftops really do make the game stand out from others available.
The game is all set to launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 31st May and for many people, the aesthetics are enough to warrant the purchase of £15.99. But for those yet to decide, what else does it offer?
April 20, 2017
Portal Knights – Hands-on Preview
It’s quite a daunting thing to do, taking part in a hands-on preview of a game. Doing Portal Knights, for example, you walk into an office boardroom, with a projector screen and three developers looking at you. They are waiting for you to play their game that they have worked and slaved over for many years. It’s like giving someone a Christmas present while watching them open it, and looking for any hints or signs of displeasure in their face. Thankfully, the people from Keen Games and 505 Games don’t make you feel anxious and are generally so enthralled with their new game Portal Knights, that all you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience.
March 26, 2017
Yooka-Laylee – A quick history lesson and Hands-On Preview!
Yooka-Laylee is a game that feels like it needs no introduction, having been front and centre of a certain generation of gamers’ minds for over two years since its Kickstarter announcement back in May 2015. For the un-informed though, a quick history lesson is needed.
March 6, 2017
88 Heroes Hands-On Preview
88 Heroes is a 2D action-platforming game with… 88 heroes. Well, heroes is perhaps a little too kind. You’ll play as a wide variety (88, in fact) of largely useless “superheroes” to stop Dr. H8 from annihilating the Earth with 88 thermo-nuclear warheads. Oh, and you have only 88 minutes to do so.
February 20, 2017
Astroneer – Hands-On Xbox One Preview
After a few experiences with games in their pre-release forms, I’ve learnt to lower my expectations for preview games. At first, it’s a strange concept: playing a game that’s not finished. And if not approached correctly, a pre-release experience can give you a totally warped impression of a game. The trick is seeing potential. You’ve got to look at the game for what it’s going to be instead of what it is right now.
So imagine my shock when I booted up Astroneer and found a game that – even in its pre-alpha state – was addictive and refined.
February 19, 2017
Pit People Impressions – Xbox One Game Preview
Gah, the wait has been un-bear-able!
The Behemoth are back with another tasty treat - this time it's called Pit People, and it is positively brimming with potential. As you could probably guess, the game is out as an Xbox One Game Preview title, and it is shaping up to be a quality RPG with tasteful comedy backing it.
February 2, 2017
Uncanny Valley Preview
You know that feeling when you wake up and you think to yourself ‘Am I still dreaming?’ Or in your dream, you’re dreaming about having a dream and trying to wake up? Well if you do I think you might understand the experience of being in the world of Uncanny Valley.
January 23, 2017
Torment: Tides of Numenera – Hands-on Preview
What have you been doing this last week? That’s very interesting… but let’s talk about me. You see, this week I was lucky enough to be invited down to the swanky west-end in London Town to meet the lead developer and the writer of a new RPG - before spending a couple of hours playing this huge game.
January 14, 2017
Gigantic Hands-on Preview
Some of you might be wondering what Gigantic is, and I would say a description of something massive. For those of you who aren't interested in measurements, I would say it is a game with fantastic potential.
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