Impressions – ABZÛ

You might not realise it yet, but when the year comes to a close and discussions begin about ‘graphical achievement’ in gaming are getting heated, you may just be talking about fish. Not just any fish mind you, oh no, but next generation fish. “ABZÛ’s biggest achievement is how small and out of place it…

Impressions – Hyper Light Drifter

The world of Hyper Light Drifter (HLD) is beautiful yet simple, sprawling yet confusing and challenging yet rewarding. In fact the more you play Heart Machine Studios new title the more it seems for every one thing it nails perfectly, it is balanced out by one thing that is deeply frustrating. Take the world itself…

Impressions – ADR1FT

The vastness of space is something that has always been a captivating yet terrifying draw. Mankinds nature for exploration has never been satiated and with no stone left unturned on our little blue planet, we look to the stars. That endless sea of black, planets, stars and solar systems beyond our own, has always been…

Impressions: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Naughty Dog are arguably Sony’s most important development studio. Even before they were owned by Sony, they quickly became the unofficial mascot bearer for the Playstation brand with a little title by the name of Crash Bandicoot, showing the in-house studios up with their technical expertise and grasp of not only shifting from 2D to 3D gaming but by creating characters…

Impressions – Stories The Path of Destinies

Groundhog Day is one of my favourite Bill Murray movies. The classic dry Murray whit coupled with the premise of repeating the same day over and over again is hilarious throughout as he learns to manipulate the days’ events in his favour whilst also learning to become a better person and/or go insane. Stories The…

Impressions – Quantum Break

Remedy Entertainment have been on the cusp of greatness for many years now. The Finnish studio has delivered to gamers innovation and unique storytelling in cult classics Max Payne and Alan Wake, but never quite making it to the upper echelons currently occupied by the likes of Naughty Dog and Rockstar North despite having great…

Impressions – Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

By the time 2016 rolls to a close and after the next release of top tier shooter franchises have hit the market, when the nominations for Best Shooter are being formed, you may be surprised at a name on that list standing shoulder to shoulder with the Call of Duty’s and Battlefield’s. That unexpected choice…

Impressions – Tearaway Unfolded

Every once in a while something comes along that captures the imagination in such a strong way that whisks us back to our childhood memories. Whether it be film, prose or interactive media, the feeling is the same. Nostalgia so fierce that you can’t help but get swept up in it and you’ll never be…

Impressions – Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power

Trine is a series you may not have heard of. It doesn’t get marketed with the help of Hollywood A-list actors or developed with the backing of mega-publishers like EA or Activision with seemingly bottomless pockets for funding top tier studios. By comparison Frozenbyte studios are positively indie. But make no mistake their games have…

Impressions – Gravity Rush Remastered

A certain cowboy once said to a certain Space Ranger, that he wasn’t flying, he was simply falling with style. That great little scene from Toy Story pretty much sums up Gravity Rush’s core game mechanic in a nutshell. And it’s wonderful. The critically acclaimed PlayStation Vita title from 2012 has unexpectedly been given the…

Impressions – Unravel

Those of us lucky enough to subscribe to EA Access were given a treat yesterday when it was announced Unravel was available as a trial ahead of its release next week. We’ve spent a little bit of time with the two level demo and have to say that the game looks to be a beautifully…

Impressions – Tom Clancy’s The Division Closed BETA

The Division Closed Beta feels great already, after a brief play through of a few hours last night on the Xbox. What I’ve played so far makes me think UBISoft may just have a HUGE, and I mean massively HUGE, blockbuster on their hands here… I’m sold on this already. The wonderful introduction shows the…