Archive for posts tagged: Action Adventure

Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

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Whodunnits. Commonly associated with TV crime shows, discovering who passed wind, and now, with Murdered: Soul Suspect, is the premise for a video game. There’s good reason for that, too. Whodunnits rely on tightly scripted narratives with carefully placed twists, and barring the talent present at Telltale Games, there’s few developers able to make a game focused almost entirely on story Read More »

Why Delsin Needed A Mask – The Failures Of Infamous: Second Son

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There was a point during Infamous: Second Son where I was staring into the lens of a CCTV camera, my crosshair glowing red as it hovered over the the wailing tech that had spotted me casually decimating citizens on the streets of Seattle. I wanted nothing more than for the siren to stop, because, firstly, it was annoying, and secondly, it wasn’t going to do anything. Read More »

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 »

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