World War Z, if you know where to look, has been around for a considerable length of time. There's the Brad Pitt film, which turned up in 2013, but the so-so movie was based on a far better book by the same name. The 2006 book was itself the sequel to the equally-excellent Zombie Survival Guide. It's taken quite a while to go from book to game.
It's been a long time and a lot of hours between the private beta of The Division 2 and our (eventual) review of the final game. There were massive downloads to contend with -- never fun for South African players -- and a little launch day shakiness. But we managed to get through it all and liberate Washington DC. In a manner of speaking, because the game's only just begun.
The Trials series from developer RedLynx has been around in one form or another since 2000, though many players will have had their first exposure to the game with 2008’s Trials HD on the Xbox 360. The premise of the game hasn’t changed much in the eleven year’s since that game and 2019’s Trials Rising. You’re still on a motorcycle and you still need to use delicate t...[Read More]
There's a shorter tale and lighter character development than we're used to from the series, but there's nonetheless great fun to be had from causing mayhem.
We really wanted to fall absolutely head-over-heels in love with Kingdom Hearts 3, the culmination of several games in the Kingdom Hearts series that started in 2002 on the PlayStation 2. Seventeen years is a long time to be telling a single story and if that story is the domain of Square Enix (the folks responsible for the very complicated Final Fantasy universe), almost two decades on a tale...?...[Read More]
We recently got a chance to go hands-on with Far Cry: New Dawn, the newest ‘in-between’ release dividing the numbered Far Cry games. After Far Cry 3 we got the neon Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, after Far Cry 4 we got Far Cry Primal and after Far Cry 5 we have Far Cry: New Dawn. What’s strange about this one is that it’s a more-or-less direct sequel to Far Cry 5, rather than bei...[Read More]
There are a few things that you cannot do without when gaming online — a decent internet connection, somewhere comfy to sit and a headset that you can use for hours on end without discomfort. The first one of these is non-negotiable, unless you’re okay with the sort of ping that sees opponents teleporting like Dragon Ball Z combatants after three weeks of powering up. Most homes have a...[Read More]
Assassin’s Creed has been around for eleven years now and Ubisoft are, technically, still telling the same story. They’re just finding different ways of doing it. From Assassin’s Creed in 2007 to Assassin’s Creed III in 2012 the company used Subject 17, Desmond Miles, to link their historical assassination epics together, moving over to unnamed present-day protagonists (inc...[Read More]
Sometimes, when you get to the end of a long journey, it almost feels like a shame for it to end. That’s sort of the feeling we got from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the final part of the Lara Croft origin trilogy series that started way back in 2013. It’s been a long five years, in more ways than just game release time, but we’re finally at the end of Lara’s beginning. Is th...[Read More]