Review – A Way Out

A Way Out, developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts (EA) offers the chance to share a couch with your buddy and work your way through a narratively driven experience (something that’s rare these days) and I’m glad I had the company of my friend (his name is Ross, in case you’re interested) next to me, because our shared dislike of the game and subsequent joking and bantering about it, was the only thing that pushed us to see it through to the end. There are certainly some interesting technical aspects to the game (how it handles its cooperative story, visually), but much of, A Way Out feels like busy work, rather than an engaging experience. So let’s get this review underway and see if this game is worth your time or money. Read more

Review – Oxenfree

oxenfree

Oxenfree, developed by Night School Studio, is a game that took a while for me to get on board with; I wasn’t enthused by the characters I was following and the initial gameplay felt a little laborious. But that didn’t fully last, as when things began to find their stride, I really got into the rhythm of the game. ‘Oxenfree’ will certainly not be  game for everyone and I feel this review will give some enlightenment behind that opinion – so let’s get things underway and see if this is a game for you. Read more

Review – Inside

Inside

Inside, developed by Playdead, is a puzzle platformer game that from the very beginning has you hooked by its odd style, and its overall concept; one which has you intrigued to keep playing, exploring and finding out just what exactly is going on in this odd world. Long after I finished this game, I was left pondering the questions and the images that it through at me. This is one of those games that in no way holds your hand, and very much leaves it up to you to uncover all of its unsettling little mysteries. Let’s side-scroll our way into this review and see just what hell this game is. Read more

Review – Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians, developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft comes packaged with what is certainly the weakest Halo campaign to date, but a multiplayer that harkens back to Halo 2/3 times — with a couple of new additions of course. There feels to be something missing from the core campaign of Halo — which is annoying because there is a clear attempt to refine and update (slightly) what has come before. Read more