Does anyone remember the good old days when space flight sims were decent and plentiful? TIE Fighter was one of the first games I ever owned on floppy disk and allowed me to fall in love with this genre of gaming (as well as invert my mouse in FPS games). From there I’ve played many of the classics from Frontier Elite II to Tachyon: The Fringe. It seems to me the past few years have seen a complete lack of any decent efforts with the exception of the X series of games made by Egosoft. Are space sims just not cool anymore? Well it seems others out there feel the same way and want to stage a return to those good old days with a little PC-exclusive title called Strike Suit Zero. Continue reading Strike Suit Zero
Warning! This review contains some spoilers of the plot and is based on v1.0.3 of the game!
For this, my third review, I have once again gone for a fan-made modification to have a look at and this time we delve into the dark and grim world of Battlestar Galactica (BSG). The reimagined one of course, unless you somehow find the original 1978 Battlestar ‘dark and grim’ with Dirk Benedict leading the charge. Diaspora: Shattered Armistice is a mostly single player experience that uses the open source Freespace 2 engine and it follows the plotline of the reimagined BSG of the Cylons launching an all-out surprise assault against the Colonials and effectively disabling most of their fleet by infecting their computer systems with a virus. You are a pilot on-board the Battlestar Theseus and you are tasked with defending her and the fleeing civilian ships you encounter at all cost. Continue reading Diaspora: Shattered Armistice Review
Welcome to the Black Mesa Transit System. The time is 8:47am…
Many of us never thought this day would happen. In fact it’s probably a good bet most people were placing bets on which would get released first, Black Mesa or Half-Life 2: Episode 3/Half-life 3. But now we have our answer. Black Mesa is a complete fan remake of the original Half-Life from the ground up and I’m going to take the time to review it and explain just how good it is. It’s not an entirely complete release, the rest will come later. But it’s worth playing all the same. First though, allow me to give a little history lesson on how this wonderful fan made modification came to be. Continue reading Black Mesa Review
It’s rare these days for games to really hold my attention fully. I buy a new game, play it for a few hours, I get quickly bored and move on. With the exception of EVE-Online, for me anyway, no game has really ever held my attention for more than a few weeks before I move on. Arma 2 was a different beast. Billed as an extremely realistic military simulator, it’s popular with those who really enjoy playing on a purely tactical level, requiring you to always consider your surroundings, how to get somewhere, plan of attack and so forth. Death strikes often as a single shot or explosion that you never saw coming. Sporting a map 225km² in size and a huge array of weapons and vehicles all modeled realistically on their real-life counterparts, this is definitely a game for military buffs. Continue reading DayZ Review
Something I’ve been watching with some interest across the course of the last year or so has been the developments of SWTOR, or Star Wars: The Old Republic. Which is the upcoming MMORPG from Bioware, set several thousand years before the events of the original Star Wars films, and several hundred years after the Knights of the Old Republic game – one of the finest Star Wars games.
All eight classes have now been announced for the game, take a peek. Continue reading The Old Republic
Zombies appear to be a staple in gaming. From way back in the days of DOOM; the zombie has plagued first person shooters as rampantly as the disease/demonic infestation that creates them. A year ago, Valve released Left 4 Dead, their survival horror game which pitted a group of four survivors against hordes of ‘infected’. A year later, and to much criticism from the normally loyal Valve fanbase, they released Left 4 Dead 2. Continue reading Left 4 Dead 2 Review
As an avid gamer, I try to pace games out so they last me a while. It’s a rare occassion for me to sit down on a game’s release day and hammer through it in the space of the day. The last time I did this was Halo 3. Arkham Asylum is another.
So, lets start from the top! Continue reading Batman: Arkham Asylum Review
I looked forward to Prototype the moment I first saw the preview trailers for it, whenever that was. A mutant with the ability to shift his body into all sorts of weaponry whilst leaping over tall buildings and running up walls appealed to me. Prototype did not fail to deliver. Continue reading Prototype Review
Bioshock. One of the massive hit games of recent years, following in the footsteps of it’s predecessors, System Shock 1 & 2. And now, the good folks at 2K games are giving us another run through the once underwater paradise now underwater death trap that is Rapture.
What’s been disclosed about this release? Well. Lets take a look. Continue reading Bioshock 2 First Look
Just when I was mumbling to myself that there was no sign of Mass Effect 2 (amongst other game sequels) this year, lo and behold BioWare goes and releases a teaser trailer and site for the second part of their space opera trilogy. It is a teaser of the most teasing kind, so don’t expect to actually glean much useful from it. As always, video and links after the jump. Continue reading Mass Effect 2 Teaser