Fighter · Multi-platform · NetherRealm Studios · PS4 · Review · Warner Bros. · XboxOne

Injustice 2 – Review

Story modes in fighting games typically feel like an afterthought, particularly in its design as it feels like it’s been bolted on in a limp attempt to add minor value to the game’s overall experience. Injustice 2 however, is a title that has broken the fighting game trope with one of the most spectacular story modes for any recent fighting games (continued)

Adventure · Grey Box Studios · Multi-platform · Nintendo · PC · Platformer · PS4 · Puzzle · Review · Tequila Works · XboxOne

RiME – Review

Once you’ve become accustomed to the vast variety of games over the years, it becomes increasingly more difficult not to compare games that share similar attributes within them. When a particular game is objectively superior than what has come before it, it will set a standard for which all other games aspire to maintain or even surpass. Then there’s games that, despite sharing a lot in common with one or numerous titles, will use the foundations set by other games and include its own unique flavour to the fusion, and RiME is one of those games. (continued)

Cavalier · Multi-platform · PC · PS4 · Puzzle · Review · Tequila Works · XboxOne

The Sexy Brutale – Review

The extravagant party hosted by the enigmatic Marquis has not turned out to be the luxurious event the guests had bargained for. The anonymous staff of the mansion are systematically killing the masked guests, and if that wasn’t bad enough, every time the clock hits midnight the time goes back and the entire process is repeated in its continuous, deadly cycle. So, it’s up to the protagonist Lafcadio Boone, who is a priest to the mansion’s chapel, to save the victims from their perpetual nightmare. Boone’s ability to remember the events after the time inevitably ticks back is what allows him to do this, a gift given to him by a mysterious woman drenched in blood. Boone must scalp out each individual culprit and impede them on their murderous errands before they inevitably kill their victims. (continued)

Action · Adventure · Multi-platform · PC · Platinum Games · PS3 · Rewind · Sega · Xbox 360

Rewind – Bayonetta

Possibly one of Platinum Game’s most renowned titles before the release of Nier Automata, Bayonetta is a vastly eccentric game that took the ‘hack n slash’ genre to a whole new level when it was released back in 2009. With a balletic combat mechanic, a quirky protagonist and a playful soundtrack it exuded a spectacular personality that was unique and memorable, and its fighting template is still used to this day by the developers. Similarities are instantly drawn to Devil May Cry in its style, and these conclusions aren’t completely unjustified as Platinum Games was once part of Capcom, so the influence was almost inevitable. (continued)

Multi-platform · PC · Platinum Games · PS4 · Steam

This Week at Red Minotaur Gaming

Due to an extremely hectic line up during the former stages of this year, I've only just had the chance to pick up one of my most anticipated games of the year so far. Unfortunately Automata's Predecessor slipped under my radar during its initial release, and with seeing such a passionate cult following for the franchise, I am certainly intrigued to see what all the fuss is about. (continued)

Insight · Microsoft · Multi-platform · Nintendo · PC · PS4 · Sony · XboxOne

Insight – The Problem with Timed Exclusives

Timed content exclusives payed for by publishers on high budget games seems to be becoming more consistent recently. Not only is this approach bad for us, the consumers, but it’s also killing and dividing the industry. Both Sony and Microsoft are at fault with this growing movement, by paying for platform exclusive DLC, initial access… Continue reading Insight – The Problem with Timed Exclusives