Friday, 23 December 2016

Review No. 125 Saints Row: The Third - PC (18+)

Strong Points:
Varied weapons
The opening couple of missions are awesome...
Variety of missions
Some standout missions
Activities are mostly fun
Great voice acting
Ludicrous story lines...
Buying up the districts is fun
Music choice is overall good
Decisions don't serve too much purpose - doesn't get bogged down
Whored Mode is fun

Weak Points:
...starts to run out of steam
Writings inconsistent
Can be confusing
Difficulty is inconsistent
...although sometimes plays it safe
The world isn't particularly varied or alive
Decisions don't serve too much purpose - makes them meaningless/annoying
Insurance fraud is more frustrating than fun

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Top 5: Games That Could've Done With Some More Time in the Oven

Ah, post-launch updates, how we love you. You add more content to our favourite games, listen to fans and improve due to their pleas and perhaps most importantly fix the bugs the game testing couldn't foresee. Most of the time it's little, excusable bugs or small bits of content. However, these recent games show that sometimes, a game just needs a little more time in the oven.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Top 5: Games That Just Need to be Released Already!

In a world of constant re-releases and sequels, these games seem destined to be released soon right? Wrong, it seems, due to a variety of reasons from development hell to 'lack of demand'. Well, I believe there's still some hope of these games being released soon and so without further ado, here are my top 5 games which just need to be released already!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Review No. 124 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC (18+)

Strong Points:
Graphically stunning
Varied world design (Particularly with the addition of the Blood and Wine DLC)
Complex but unintimidating inventory and loot system
Interesting progression system
Visceral combat
Well written
Engaging storyline
Great music
Challenging bosses
Understandable pacing
Meaningful choices
Enjoyable, plentiful and substantive side quests
Well implemented New Game +
Extremely worthwhile DLC

Weak Points
Disproportionate XP coming from main quests making side quests less worthwhile
Uninspiring negotiation system
Late game drop off in difficulty
Incompatible with casual play
Somewhat awkward keyboard controls
Reusing of character models

Monday, 12 December 2016

App Review No. 103 Smashy Road: Wanted

Strong Points:
Huge variety of cars
Cars handle differently...
Handles well
Legendaries add depth...
Nice, blocky graphics
Good free-to-play model - surprising amount of content
Coins are relatively easier to collect
Music and sound effects add to the game

Weak Points:
...although some are extremely similar
...some are more interesting than others
Drop chances are abnormal
Can get repetitive
Can get frustrating
Water is unusable
Car ramps are nearly unusable

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Video Game Character of the Month - December 2016 - Ball - Colour Switch

Video Game Character of the Month
December 2016
Color Switch

*tap* *tap* *tap*. Oh sorry, you've caught me at a bad time, see another group of levels of Color Switch has just been released and. You need me to award another character Video Game Character of the Month? Well, how about the ball in Color Switch? It's certainly popular and ever-changing. That's settled then! The ball from Color Switch wins the award this month!
And now for a bit of information on said ball: