No Man’s Sky PS4 Review
Games / August 20, 2017

No Man’s Sky (PS4) Mention that you play No Man’s Sky and a lot of gamers will roll their eyes and ask why you play that “boring game”. Truthfully it’s fair to say that this game wins “the most hyped game of the current decade award”. So why am I writing a review for it? Because despite the hype it’s brill stuff. True, I regret paying £60 to have it delivered on launch day. Then I didn’t play it for months soon after buying it. But I have to admit that No Man’s Sky is evolving into a brill game. Just don’t expect Eve Online style player battles and in-depth story line. No Man’s Sky is based upon single player exploration, combat, survival and trading. Some multiplayer elements have been introduced through updates. The story line is very simple, follow the Atlas path to reach the centre of the universe. When the game first came out it consited simply of you, the player known only as “the Traveller” in a universe spread out over 18 quintillion planets. Your character woke up on a planet near a crashed ship and to begin exploring the universe you needed to fix the ship…

The Division PS4 Review
Games / April 2, 2016

The Division is a game that plays as good as it looks Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4) New York is in the grip of a Smallpox pandemic, released on purpose through infected bank notes. You are a sleeper agent who works for The Division sent there to fight the pandemic and restore order. You must also find out what happened to your fellow agents in the first wave sent by the Division. New York City is chaotic, streets are blocked with vehicles, piles of rubbish and dead bodies. Meaning the only way to get around is on foot, but that just gives you time to look at the level of detail the developers have added to the game which is impressive. As you move around Manhattan you will come up against rioters, escaped convicts, crazy sanitation workers and even other players. Gun fights in the game are plentiful and challenging. The AI controlled characters don’t just stand there and take it, they push towards you and try to flank you. So unless you’ve teamed up with friends you’ll find yourself moving back to other cover time and again or pushing forward to press home your attacks. I found it best…

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Review
Games / December 6, 2015

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Standard Edition (PS4) The Phantom Pain had a lot to live up to. It’s predecessor MGS IV was visually stunning and immersive. It’s one downside was that there was far more watching than playing. Having got my hands on the PS4 version I was pleasantly surprised to find out that The Phantom Pain was a sandbox game. Giving it the potential for days of free roaming game play. Following on from the prologue Ground Zero. Big Boss awakens in hospital after being in a coma for nine years. He soon finds himself in charge of a mercenary group called Diamond Dogs. So he begins to build his forces and track down whoever it was that attacked Militaires Sans Frontières in Ground Zero. Graphically the Phantom Pain is stunning. Kojima Productions seems to have squeezed every ounce of graphical power out of the latest Playstation. It delivers a world that makes you stop to take a look around. Days and nights come and go a bit too fast for my liking. However the changes in lighting as the sun goes down are realistic. You can move around on foot, in a vehicle or…

Fallout 4 PS4 Review
Games / November 27, 2015

Fallout 4 (PS4) Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic open world game from Bethesda Game Studios set in a future that has been decimated by nuclear war. If like me you have played previous titles before Fallout 4 then you will know pretty much what to expect. In this case you are a dweller of vault 111, frozen as the bombs dropped above, with your wife or husband and child. At some point you are defrosted but only long enough to see your spouse killed and your baby stolen in front of you while you are locked inside a freezer unable to help and are soon refrozen when the kidnappers leave. Of course you’re not frozen forever and soon walk out into the hellish, wasteland of the Commonwealth to find your child and avenge the death of your spouse. Having played previous titles I found it was more like I was slipping back into Fallout 4 rather than playing an entirely new game; Fallout 4 is after all set in the same universe so I wasn’t expecting a vast difference. As you would expect the commonwealth is a vast wasteland full of ruins, settlers, raiders, ghouls and monsters all of whom…

Minecraft PS4 Edition Review
Games / September 8, 2014

Minecraft (PS4) At first glance Minecraft PS4 Edition is a blocky looking game (pun intended). Its graphics remind me of the spectrum 48K when a block could be your character or a bad guy depending on its colour. I first decided to try this game on Android with the Pocket Edition and I was hooked right away. So when a couple of days ago I found out that Minecraft PS4 Edition was available to download, I was straight onto the PlayStation Store with credit card in hand. The game download was quick and easy. Even with an update file I don’t think it was much more than 300MB in total. Minecraft PS4 Edition is at heart very basic, you must mine, farm or gather resources to eat, fight and build your way to success. The game tutorial will take you through everything you need to do this but as the interface is so well thought out you can go straight into the game if you chose to do so. Minecraft PS4 Edition has two single player modes. Creative mode where you have unlimited resources and can build or do anything you want. Think of this mode as a bit like…

DC Universe Online PS4 Review
Freebies , Games / August 28, 2014

First before you read my review of DC Universe Online let me admit that I’m not the biggest fan of reading comics, it’s not that I find them childish or boring, I just never thought of buying them. So I can’t tell you much about any of the characters in the game or about DC comics. I first played DC Universe online over a year ago on the PS3. It took me 12 hours to download which frustrated the hell out of me however I persevered and eventually found myself playing the game. Within a week though there was a new update to download and my PS3 was telling me it would take another 12 hours to download. DC Universe Online was deleted from my hard drive there and then. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago and I was looking at the free to play games for my PS4 and there it was. Knowing that the PS4 can download games in the background while playing others or watching a DVD I thought I would give it another try. This time it took 6 hours to download or so I thought as I got as far as the character selection screen…

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
Games / May 22, 2014

So having got my PS4 not that long ago I went out and bought Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag to play on it. I’ve played a couple of the previous titles in the franchise and had heard that this one was a must have. The first thing I noticed is that the main character Edward Kenway, isn’t an Assassin, he’s not a Templar either. Instead Edward is a young, self centred, money hungry wannabe. He’s willing to leave England and the woman he “loves” to go pillage and plunder in the King’s name as a Privateer, which is just another name for a state sponsored pirate. Edward soon finds himself shipwrecked with an Assassin whom he kills and assumes the identity of as Edward believes doing so will make him a very rich man indeed. I found that Edward already seems to be able to free run and fight as easily as if he had been doing it for years, it’s implied as being something he learned due to genetic memory but is a big plot hole if you ask me but I suppose it’s a way of skipping yet more training missions Edward gets himself a boat… I mean…