Admittedly I was sceptical about what Knockout City would be like looking from the outside in. As an adult, it is difficult to take games with cartoon-style graphics seriously sometimes, I’m looking at you Fortnite. The truth is when titles like this are developed properly and pushed in the right direction they can be a massive success. Being old enough to recall the 2004 hit movie Dodgeball (which was hilarious by the way), I often wondered how well this ideology would transition to a video game.
I first played Super Bomberman R Online back in September 2020 when it became a “First to Stadia” exclusive. My experience with the game was exceptional back then but I was left wondering whether it would arrive on other platforms at some stage. Fast forward to 27th May 2021 and we see the introduction of the game to Xbox (including Series S/X), Playstation 4/5, Steam and Nintendo Switch. The great news is that Super Bomberman R online features crossplay. This means we can expect to see busy servers and super quick matchmaking.
If you haven’t played the Yakuza games then I guess you may have been hiding under a rock. Either that or you simply haven’t stumbled upon the series just yet. Judgement is essentially a spin-off of the Yakuza series and an excellent place to start for newcomers to this genre of game. Judgement was originally released way back in 2019 for the Playstation 4 and has now found its way to other platforms.
I was truly sad when I had done and seen everything, yet I will go back for a second play at the harder difficulty I loved it that much. My fingers remain crossed that they add more to this world or make a sequel. I would urge fans of the genre to give this game your time, it'll be worth every penny.
If you have never had the pleasure of playing through Crysis at all, then not only will you be treated to eye candy in abundance, but the stories of all three are surprisingly well told and intriguing. Whilst the online multiplayer is absent from this collection and this made me more than a little disappointed, just being able to replay these games in all their glory once more made this trilogy worth every penny. For newcomers and veterans of Crysis , it is a must buy.
Personally, I ploughed through over thirty hours of gameplay for this review and I’m still wanting to put more time in. The longevity and replayability are huge here; I’d estimate I could probably pump another 100 hours in to reach where I wanted to be and I am still not sure whether I’d achieve everything the game has to offer. My addiction grew the more I invested in my business and hours seem like minutes with this game. If you fancy something unique and different that is focused on building your own company and you have a penchant for mowing everyones lawn but your own, you may want to give Lawn Mower Simulator a try.
The key thing to take away from FIFA this time around is that they have improved the way the game feels and plays in a great way. The game is less predictable and build-up play feels much more satisfactory. There are enough tweaks and changes to make it a slightly better version this time around. It still won’t be enough for those craving a real overhaul to career mode or even pro clubs. Its slightly costlier next-generation version may make a few stall on their decision to invest this time. But the gameplay is for me the best it has ever been and I’ll take that any day of the week.
If you're looking for a hardcore shooter that relishes realism then you absolutely must buy Insurgency Sandstorm. For the price point, it is more than worth it for the amount of content on offer here with more on the way in 2022. If you played the recent Hell Let Loose and its vast and complicated experience wasn't for you, then this game might be right up your street. For me, it is a game I will dip into on occasion but for veterans of shooter titles, you may see hundreds of hours of fun here. A game that is fantastic fun alone or with friends with no HUD and instant time to kill authentic hardcore warfare is well worthy of your time.
When I see Kalypso Media stamped onto a game, I immediately think of strategy titles such as Tropico, Port Royale, Dungeons and Commandos 2. They have a huge catalogue of amazing RTS experiences which span several years so I was delighted when Starbase Startopia emerged onto the scene. Developed by Realmforge Studios and launched at the back end of March 2021, you can acquire the game on PC, Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo Switch.