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.
November 30, 2016
The Little Acre – Hands on Preview
The Little Acre is a point-and-click adventure game set in the charming 1950s Irish countryside. Developed by Pewter Games – also based in Ireland (but present day), and published by Curve Digital, The Little Acre will be available from 13th December. I got to go hands on with the first part of The Little Acre and fell in love.
November 23, 2016
The Final Scoop on Final Fantasy XV
After a literal myriad of delays, Final Fantasy XV is about to be released. It almost seems surreal that, after almost 10 years, we’re less than a week out from its launch. And if you’re not excited, you should be.
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