F1 2014 feels stripped back compared to last year's entry to the point where certain popular features have been removed. However, is there still enough content here to tide Formula One fans over until the series' makes its debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One?
A Frankenstein's monster of a platform game, Schrodinger's Cat and the Lost Quark is very much alive with colour and personality, but feels rather soulless in the gameplay department
A bold but ultimately damned experiment, the game unfortunately does not offer any huge benefits in its PlayStation 4 re-release. Admittedly, the action orientated gameplay can be rather fun but does become stale rather quickly, particularly given just how long each of the four campaigns can be.
The fresh take on the series in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow seemed to introduce enough fresh blood to resurrect what seemed to be a dying brand. The sequel unfortunately pollutes that bloodstream with an infection caused by too many ideas and too many cut corners. As far as single-player experiences go, there's plenty of meat on the bone thanks to exciting combat and some interesting boss designs. However, any sense of resolution or redemption in Lords of Shadow 2 becomes lost amidst poor storytelling and unsurprising plot twists. If this Dracula seeks eternal rest then as much as we'd love to see him stay alive for one more adventure, perhaps it's about time a stake was put through his heart.
For those who've played the original version, the update has nothing new to offer except for a slight spit-and-polish and a few extra lacklustre missions. The multiplayer has been removed completely but to be honest, it'll probably not be missed. Strapping yourself back into the Animus for Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD feels like you're taking one step forward and two steps back, particularly so soon after the release of the brilliant Black Flag. However, you can't escape the feeling that Aveline de Grandpre is just getting warmed up and that by introducing her to a new audience, Ubisoft are giving fans clues on which direction this never-ending saga through time could be going. As the mystery of the Assassin's Creed universe grows, so does our anticipation, which is why we can't help but keep coming back for more.