I can’t recall a cardboard box ever being a subject matter that has ever drawn much excitement. Hence, worlds entirely populated by cardboard boxes doesn’t immediately feel like a compelling theme for a video game.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another of my quick video reviews! Serial Cleaner was provided to us by the developer via a digital code for Xbox One.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another of my quick video reviews! Lethal League was provided to us by Xbox via a digital code for Xbox One.
It might have dragons in it, but this co-operative platform shooter needs a little more fire in its belly.
One of the best things about reviewing video games is playing games that perhaps I would likely have never played, nor even heard of. Sometimes you discover a right gem, that takes a simple idea and implements it perfectly to create a fun or thought provoking experience that sticks with you long after you finish it. Other times, you get to take in some of the worst that the industry has to offer. ‘n Verlore Verstand, by South African based developer Skobbejak Games, is very much one of these games….
Due to the fact Marvel Heroes: Omega is a lot of fun to play, it’s free and anyone can try it (check out Joel’s review), we couldn’t resist trying to stream it on Mixer! So Ben, Marc and Joel embark on a journey of technical problems and a great deal of violence as… BXB Tries: Streaming – Marvel Heroes Omega!
Developer Good Catch, based in London, describes Black and White Bushido as a ‘2D arena brawler that pits the forces of light and shadow against each other’ which sums the game up rather well. This is a game where 2 opposing sides tactically battle to win short matches making use of skills and the environment to gain the upper hand over their opponents.
It’s a frantic battle, with the game stressing under the sheer amount of attacks being exchanged. In amongst the mess Bullseye, one of the games many antagonists, gives as good as he takes despite the fact his health bar is plunging faster than the value of sterling. The lunacy only increases, as more and more players join the fray and soon it’s almost impossible to see where the enemies let alone where you are.
“Death is no escape down here”, the closing statement of the narrator as the tutorial comes to an end. This statement is probably true for most games, where death is really never more that an inconvenient setback rather than anything finite. Crawl however does things a bit differently, where death simply switches you from team living to team dead.
More than most, Outlast 2 understands that the best horror games operate as a disempowerment fantasy.