Even by now, still close to the launch window, numerous bugs in animation have been well documented, T-poses and dead eyes being at the forefront. However, rather than really delving too much into the problems of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I want to talk about the bright aspects of not only the game but also the general Mass Effect formula and how I feel its structured gameplay could be applied with great success to another sci-fi IP – Star Trek.
When it comes to a zombie apocalypse, the entertainment medium seems a little static. Sure, you have The Walking Dead hitting it big on the small screen, as well as the Resident Evil movies being a long main stay on the big screens. However, when it comes to video games, the zombie pandemic has been a mixed bag. Eko Software and 505 Games obviously saw a gap in the market, and tried their hand with How to Survive. The original How to Survive was okay; it was essentially what boils down to a Diablo-esque 3D isometric loot-driven game, where the zombie apocalypse has happened. It was relatively simple in concept and mechanics.
Fast forward to 2017 and we have How to Survive 2 released for consoles; a game that plays, on the surface, just like its predecessor.
Well howdy partners, ah ya’ll lookin’ for a stylised retro western shooter? Then does Adult Swim Games have a game for you my cowboy friends! Westerado: Double-Barreled is the latest game to offer a unique spin on the western setting, one that Adult Swim Games hopes will succeed in keeping our attention and carving out its own existence, and not just unintentionally act as some form of prelude to Red Dead Redemption 2 - albeit on a different scale.
Cats are incredible creatures. They can seemingly be let out of the house and have the ability to roam about before finding their way back home. They can land on their feet from great height, while also giving the Illusion of being all cute and cuddly.
What cats are not usually known as are incredible warriors, however Hunter’s Legacy proves that cats can actually hold their own against the forces of evil.
Currently, I have eight disc based Xbox One games sitting on my shelf unfinished, as well as several downloaded onto my hard drive. I keep telling myself, like we all do, that I'll go back and play previously bought games; but, it rarely happens, and thus we have the game backlog. So, why are we as gamers just not satisfied with playing only one game at a time?
I have just recently finished playing Until Dawn over on the other console that sits nicely under my TV. It was bloody terrifying and a great game. But as a result, I am now all horror-ed out for this year’s Halloween. For those of you yet to start this strange phenomenon of going out of our way to feel the adrenaline that only a sudden scare or fright can deliver, here are 5 of the best Xbox One games to play this Halloween.
Space, the final frontier, these are the voyages of the starship Picard, it's forever continuing mission – to explore the sparsely looking worlds of Star Trek Online, to seek out and talk to badly designed characters with incredibly smooth faces, to boldly go where MMO's have gone before.
So, given that Star Trek turns 50 this year, it's befitting that finally Star Trek Online makes its way on to consoles after having been released back in 2010 for the PC. Was it worth the wait? Well, the swagger and human part of me is saying ''yes, go download it now!'', but the more logical Vulcan part is shouting 'Sort-of'. I will say this straight away. If you played Star Trek Online back in 2010 and have fallen off the bandwagon so to speak, I can wholeheartedly recommend now being a great time to jump back in.
Uno has been a bit of a revelation when it comes to video games, with the first being released back in 2006 for the Xbox 360 - it was a bit of abnormality in that it was one of the first (and most controversial) games to take advantage of the Xbox camera quite early in the life cycle of the console. That game was developed and published by Microsoft and Gameloft to great overall success but this time round, Ubisoft have decided to take up the mantle as they have recently with other table-top games such as Risk and Battleship.
It’s 9-9 ten minutes in, your teammate is feverishly trying to defend your goal while you go on the offensive. All you need to do is shoot the ball into the goal, but one of the opposition is in the way - you charge up your shot ready to fire. You can see there’s space on the right side of the goal so you tilt and aim, but your charged shot is about to run out so you quickly fire blindly. The blue arrow saves and deflects the ball right across the arena into the back of your goal and you lose! This has been the majority of my experience with Videoball.
So far, 2016 has been a pretty stellar year for gaming. With the full realisation and release of virtual reality creating a new world for gamers to explore, the year has been a good one and that's even before we roll into 2017 - the year where many believe the hardware will prove its full worth. Leaked before, but fully announced at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 conference, a new and more powerful Xbox is on the horizon next year and with it will come a host of fantastic games. Games like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, For Honor, and Scalebound will ensure that 2017 will be another fantastic year for gaming. Of that, there is no denying.
But we’re still only mid-way through 2016 and there are still plenty of games to get excited about before the year is out. Here are 5 of our most anticipated games still to come in 2016.
As I've played almost every fishing experience that you can find on the big black box, I thought I'd attempt to rank them, nailing a list consisting of 5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One, if you will.
Should you have upgraded your Cities: Skylines experience with the Remastered version of the game, making the most of the power of Xbox Series X|S, building out your city creations with additional tiles, UI improvements and graphical enhancements, then you will probably have interest in the latest DLC packs to hit the game.
A Building Full of Cats is a great use of your cash. That money goes to promoting animal adoption over purchasing them, so you can feel warm and fuzzy about improving the world… before enjoying the double-benefit of some hidden object gaming.
Puzzle by Nikoli W Yajilin finds itself near the front of the puzzling peloton. It’s not unique enough to be sprinting out front, but it’s so polished and friction-free that it’s the best of the following rest.
Minecraft Legends is a proper strategy game, despite the friendly look. Scratching the surface will show a surprising amount of depth and whilst hardcore RTS players may sneer, it brings a ton of fun to the table.