Archive for posts tagged: Action Adventure

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review

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I’m not usually a fan of plastic surgery. Being expensive and purely superficial, I was hesitant the first time I laid hands on Lara’s ‘definitive’ body. This is, after all, the second time the brunette has gone under the knife. The first time she got a breast reduction, now she’s suffered an extensive facelift. Fortunately for us Square Enix are master surgeons, sculpting this next-gen edition of Lara into the defining version of the game. Read More »

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

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The Legend of Zelda, along with most Nintendo franchises, is a series that never fails to deliver a phenomenal experience. It has become common practice to praise each new incarnation of Link and Hyrule as the best in the triple timeline of tales. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds attempts to recapture the magic that made A Link to The Past an instant classic, while also introducing new mechanics to the Zelda formula, though the near carbon copy of its predecessor keeps it from being the best Zelda ever. Read More »

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review

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Ah yes, 2003. My discman was playing Blink 182 on repeat, my cargo shorts were grazing my shins and a small bone carved pendant hung proudly inside my open Hawaiian shirt. Life was good. Today, 2013. I spend nearly 4 hours a day commuting, bushfires are intruding on my backyard and my favourite Hawaiian shirt doesn’t pull nearly as many phone numbers as it did in its hay day. But there has remained one constant, one reminder of the days where summer holidays meant skateboards and disfigured Nintendo thumbs… The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Read More »

Dusty Cartridge Debates: Are Cutscenes Outdated?

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There was a time when cut-scenes were deployed to reward the dedicated gamer, offering a glance into graphics of the future while providing the contextualization needed to tell a story. For some its survival has continued to be a source of reward and relaxation, while others complain it’s one of the mediums most outdated traditions. We brought in two of DC’s finest to tackle the issue – is it finally time to let the cut-scene wither into oblivion? Read More »

Batman: Arkham Origins Preview – Returning To The Mantle

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Batman’s new adventure, Arkham Origins, could be considered a Year Two story (unrelated to the comic series that is actually called that). We all know Batman’s origin, so thankfully we’re not rehashing that, but this Bat is rawer, less subtle and far less forgiving. At this point, Batman hasn’t had to deal with the madness that his presence infects Gotham City with and has grown complacent beating up street punks. Read More »

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