Tag Archives: Monsters

Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt review – Triss and Yen have competition…

Honestly I kind of spaffed my load early when it comes to what I think about the Witcher 3. I said it in our 2015 Gaming Awards but I’ll go ahead and say it again now. The Witcher 3 is not just mine and Tim’s Game of the Year for 2015, but quite honestly I do see it as being my absolute favourite game of all time and very likely the outright best made to date. It is absolutely an instant classic, damn near perfect in every way that counts and I don’t see anything knocking it from the top spot of my list for years to come. That is an exceptionally strong claim to be making right at the start of this review, but I did want to clarify that so that if I spend the next 3000+ words ranting and raving about just how damned good it is, you knew what you were getting into when you started reading after the jump.

Video Mondaily – The Forest Begins

“The Forest is an open world survival horror game currently in development for PC. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.” At least, that’s the tagline for The Forest by Endnight Games. What they weren’t counting on apparently was Tim being an absolute bad-ass and totally destroying the horrifying and evil denizens of the game. It’s hilarious, it’s awesome and it shows off an alpha version of a game which looks like it has a tonne of potential to be both amazing and properly scary. Check it out after the jump!

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Justine review

In honour of the teaser website for the next Amnesia game by Frictional Games I decided that I would do a retrospective on the original Amnesia and it’s add-on Justine. Allow me to start the review by mentioning that I am well aware of how much has been said about this game by every reviewer in existence and I am likewise aware that there probably hasn’t been anyone who’s ever played it that didn’t like it. Well unless the player absolutely cannot stand having to shower every time after gaming from having pissed themselves in fear too much.

King Arthur 2: Reviewed!

King Arthur 2 is Neocore’s latest Arthurian-flavored wargame, a sort of Total War meets Lord of the Rings.  It has everything one would expect from the franchise.  There are pitched battles where you command, potentially, thousands of troops.  There is magic, monstrous creatures to defeat or command, and role-playing bits that effect your alliances and the kinds of troops you’ll be able to command.  There are some new mechanics to explore, including a more in-depth diplomacy system, new abilities, and a technological research tree.  There are even a few slight differences, including scads of Romans and the fact that your adventures don’t seem to have much to do with King Arthur at all.  How does it all work out, then?  Check in after the bump and see for yourself!

Dr. Who The Eternity Clock Monsters Trailer

Take it as a level of my commitment that when I found no really interesting news I decided to post something slightly less interesting and have posted the latest trailer for Dr. Who The Eternity Clock, a side-scrolling platformer due out on PC, Vitalite and PSN later this year. Okay, I actually do my best to be professional and you know what? I love Dr. Who, I’m not going to lie. The trailer I’m about to show you actually looks like it might have some promise as well. I just tend to be sceptic about games based on books, films or (in this case) TV shows. So, by all means, open your mind and check out some wibbly-wobbley-timey-wimey stuff. But I’m going to take it with a big ol’ pinch of salt.

Project Zomboid: Upcoming Update

Here’s something we haven’t heard of in a while! Project Zomboid! Still in Alpha stages and still not really close to completion but still slowly shaping up to be an absolute monster of a game full of difficulty, challenges and zombies all after your delicious, delicious brains. The sheer scope of the developer’s intentions for the game is rather mind boggling and still (despite checking out it regularly) still makes me raise my eyebrows at the momentous task still ahead of them.