PC · PS4 · Review

Nier: Automata – Review

If it wasn’t for the medium of games, Automata just wouldn’t be able to exist. This game takes all the creative elements that are only accessible through the art of video games, and as a result has produced one of the most original and relevant titles of the current generation. The reasons why will not be fully explained here through fear of spoiling the game’s fundamental properties, but Platinum Game’s original and ingenious use of the medium is one that should be revered throughout the years to come. (continued)

PC · PS3 · Rewind · 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)

PC · PS4

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 · PC

Insight – Sega Releases Bayonetta on PC

Bayonetta is a game that was released way back in 2009 on PS3 and Xbox 360 but is now being re-released on Steam with some notable graphical upgrades, Sega has revealed today. The Steam release costs £14.99 ($20) and comes with 4k and HDR support. 60 FPS will be supported too with various graphical options such as shadow quality and anti-aliasing. In addition… Continue reading Insight – Sega Releases Bayonetta on PC