TITLE ♦ Sea of Thieves REVIEWED ON ♦ Xbox One ALSO AVAILABLE ON ♦ PC YEAR ♦ 2018 GENRE ♦ Adventure. Pirate Sim. Arrrrr. PUBLISHER(S) ♦ Rare CURRENT PRICE ♦ £44.99 (Xbox Game Pass £7.99/M) I feel like I’ve waited a decade to get my grubby little pirate hook on this. Having strategically avoided the lengthy betas, awaiting a highly polished retail release, only one question remains: Was it worth the wait? Having put in far more hours on this over the past few weeks than I’m willing to confess, I have to say that for the majority I have really enjoyed the experience. Whether it’s been sneakily raiding unsuspecting fellow pirates or sinking their ships, throwing buckets of puke over crew-mates, searching treasure maps or trying not
TITLE ♦ AEGIS OF EARTH: Protonovus Assault REVIEWED ON ♦ PS4 ALSO AVAILABLE ON ♦ PS3 - PSV - PC YEAR ♦ 2016 GENRE ♦ STRATEGY/TOWER DEFENCE PUBLISHER(S) ♦ PQUBE (EU) PRICE REVIEWED AT ♦ £10.00 Aegis of earth takes place in a post-apocalyptic wilderness some fifty years after a catastrophic event named the silent apocalypse. Human survivors have gathered together to build small fortified cities in order to defend themselves from attack. The aggressors to our tale are seemingly endless waves of monsters (or Protonovus). The basics Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault is a tower defence game with a unique rotational mechanic. Instead of building towers along paths, they are built on movable rings within a city. Enemies attac
TITLE ♦ No Man's Sky REVIEWED ON ♦ PS4 ALSO AVAILABLE ON ♦ PC YEAR ♦ 2016 GENRE ♦ Adventure/Exploration PUBLISHER(S) ♦ Hello Games PRICE REVIEWED AT ♦ £44.99 (Available much cheaper) Basically, No Man’s Sky is a space exploration game set in a galaxy of 18 Quintillion procedurally generated planets. Upon waking, an entity called ‘The Atlas’ offers assistance and you are prompted to gather certain materials to fix your crashed ship. Once airborne you can pretty much choose your own path. Heading toward the centre of the galaxy seems a popular option, but is certainly not the only way of playing. I’m not going to say a lot more on anything plot related in an attempt to keep this review as spoiler free as possible. Pre-release If ever
Grading Before we get too far entwined in the reviews, it's probably best I set the mood. Basically, I'm old-school, some would say just old, but you get the picture. I grew up with Mean Machines, Sega Pro and Games Master. Reading their monthly reviews was all we had to base our decision of where to blow our pocket money, the internet was a far flung dream much like flying cars and teleportation. True, the world has come a long way since then, but a tiny part of that nostalgia still flows through my veins today; and at 4am on a Tuesday morning I gave birth to these five monsters.... Terrible No really, these games are the bottom of the pile. Only recommended for true collectors attaining a full set, otherwise best avoided. Poor Not the worst I've ever played, but a fair way from mak...
Upon creating this site I encountered a quandary, something that has puzzled me for a while now; where to draw the line between retro and modern when it comes to gaming. It seems obvious that this generation and the last should be considered modern but then the lines faze slightly when we harp back to the age of the PS2, GameCube and Original Xbox. I've asked friends for their opinions but it seems no-one can agree. So what exactly defines a console as being retro? Opinions I've found include: Any console that hasn't had an official title release for a decade. This would mean 2023 for the PS2, 2018 for the Xbox, 2017 for the GameCube. The Dreamcast being open for debate having been discontinued by Sega in 2001, yet many games releasing far later. Consoles with wired controllers.