Thursday, 30 April 2015

Martin's Top 5 Games of 2014

Honourable Mentions:
Mario Kart 8
Pokémon Shuffle

5. Pokemon Omega Ruby: This deserves higher but I found it too easy to complete the game where as Pokémon Black Version 2 was a harder game as it was before the Gen 6 of easiness where there is no such thing as a challenge in Pokémon. However the Delta Episode was a good addition that helped explain the story line.

4. Heroes of the Storm: This new take on a MOBA takes out items and adds talents, a new way to upgrade and customise your Heroes. This allows you to start with all your abilities rather than having to choose which to start with.

3. Hyrule Warriors: This is fun but when playing long times on end it does become very repetitive, the DLC adds new maps, characters and weapons but isn't enough to stop it becoming very boring after a while.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D: This is a remake of a great game with improved mechanics like more save points which really helps with the portable console. The graphics look good and it is a great way to get new players into Zelda.

1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/ Super Smash Bros. for 3DS: The latest and maybe the last (please no) Super Smash Bros. game has loads of new characters (RIP Ice Climbers) as well as new game modes, this is also being updated with DLC such as Mewtwo, Lucas and Mii costumes. A great game for friends and competitive play.

See You,

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Rant No. 5 PC 'Master Race'

With the recent release of GTA V for PC, the internet has exploded once again, with cries of gamers shouting one term. 'PC MASTER RACE!!!!'. I've personally never understood the term and being a gamer who can enjoy games on a computer AND a console, never really appreciated it. For anyone who doesn't know, the term and the phrases associated with it (dirty console peasants etc.) are meant to tell people that PC, as a gaming platform, is better than consoles. But rather than debating it civilly using actual facts, some people on the internet think that just screaming that they are right means that they actually are. Disclaimer: I'm not here to say that consoles are better than PC or vice versa. The idea of this post is to highlight the stupidity of the phrase PC Master Race. Now let's actually look at some facts:

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Review No. 109 Contrast - PC (12+)

Strong Points:
Great mechanics
Nice art style
Touching story
Lovely soundtrack
Good puzzle design

Weak Points:
Very short
Bugs and glitches
Can become slightly frustrating
No custom key-bindings

Rating: 78%

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Recap: The Gadget Show Live 2015

Introducing a new feature - the Recap! This feature will be used when we go to a gaming or technology event but don't have the time/resources to do a live blog so that we can still show you where we've been, what we did and what great tech is out there! So, without further ado, onto the Recap!

*Disclaimer: we are not, in any way, associated with the Gadget Show or Channel 5 (and have not been told to say the following things either ;)*

Saturday, 4 April 2015

First Impressions: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Expecting this game to be a short, neon fuelled explosion (which isn't that bad when you think about it) I was surprised when I got down to playing this game. While there are explosions, neon lights and it is short in comparison to Far Cry 3, it is also streamlined, hilarious and most of all, fun. The game mirrors an 80's action movie, with bad puns, patriotism, hidden messages and massive guns. You are a Mark IV super soldier and it is your job to stop a rogue general from basically blowing everything up. To do this you have to... blow everything up.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Video Game Character of the Month - April 2015 - Pit - Kid Icarus

Video Game Character of the Month
April 2015
Kid Icarus

Ah, Pit, will you ever fight again? Apparently so as he's now a staple of the Super Smash Bros. Series. It's just like with buses - you wait for 25 years and then three come at once (although, if you're waiting 25 years I would recommend learning how to drive or teleport or something). Anyways, I think a better question would have been - will Pit ever make it into the Games Apps and Reviews Video Game Character of the Month Hall of Fame? Not as catchy, maybe, but still...
Now for a bit of information on Pit: