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The platform beat ‘em up: it’s one of the most underused of genres, so props to developer Dan Fornace for bringing us his Super Smash Bros-inspired game, Rivals of Aether. Part of the Xbox Game Preview programme, this pixel art indie fighter is available to try for free, or to buy outright ahead of the final version’s release.
Another previous gen game comes around for another lap.
Following hot on the heels of Resident Evil 6, Capcom bring us their next reverse order port to Xbox One and Playstation 4. Originally released back in 2009, Resident Evil 5 makes the same journey as its successor onto the new generation of consoles, including previously released DLC Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, versus mode, extra costumes, and the previously PC-exclusive No Mercy mode. Also included is the new mode “The Mercenaries United”, which combines The Mercenaries and The Mercenaries Reunion.
Brainy Studio bring us their self-proclaimed ‘platformer without platforms’ TurnOn, inspired by WWF’s global movement ‘Earth Hour’. What other kind of turn on were you thinking of?
There are two types of people in this world, those born during the 1980’s or those born before, those able to complete the original Rubik’s Cube puzzle the way Ernő Rubik intended and those choosing to take the cube apart piece by piece before piecing it together again in the correct order claiming to be a genius after completion. It’s worth noting before you continue reading this review that I fell into the latter camp.
Gearbox may feel they have a lot to prove since their phenomenally successful Borderlands 2. Since its release back in 2012 we have had the controversial and much criticised Aliens: Colonial Marines followed up with Borderlands The Pre Sequel failing to live up to its predecessors. To everyone’s surprise instead of taking the easy option and announcing Borderlands 3, Gearbox have taken a risk with an all new first person shooter/MOBA hybrid in Battleborn, but will that risk pay off?
In a flurry of remastered Resident Evil titles, Capcom bring us Resident Evil 6. Will it find a new found life on a new generation of consoles, or was it better off left for dead? Originally released in 2012 on Xbox 360 and PS3, Resident Evil 6 has been remastered in glorious 1080p at 60fps for Xbox One and PS4. This is the first of the planned releases for Resi’s second trilogy, with Resident Evil 4 and 5 coming later to this generation of consoles. What I’m struggling to understand is…
It’s not about killing… it’s about killing with style! Discover just how many ways there are to die in this Lemmings inspired puzzle game from developers Four Door Lemon. Who out there remembers the classic game Lemmings released on the Amiga and Atari way back in the early 1990s? You know the one where you had to guide hordes of lemmings to heir safety through treacherous obstacles, by employing their multitude of specialist skills? I do… and I fondly remember as a young child doing exactly the opposite, attempting to find as…
Discover how the Easter Bunny spends its spare time during the reminder of the year in this arcade blaster from developers Nnooo. There is no backstory to this bargain priced game and the gameplay is basic. You play as a one bunny army controlling a stationary 360-degree rotating turret in the middle of the map, using the peculiar arsenal of carrots against waves of evil bunnies. Wouldn’t they like that? Best not to think about it – just aim and shoot with the right thumbstick and right trigger respectively. No other buttons are utilised,…