VDZE Media's Reviews
Blair Witch is unfortunately a missed opportunity. You can see P.T has been a partial inspiration along with the original subject matter but large bouts of empty wilderness leave you more frustrated and bored than on the edge of your seat. Despite it’s relatively short length, it would have been better if it lasted half as long.
Hunt: Showdown has been a difficult game to review, then. When you’re in the swing of things, perhaps with a friend or two in tow, you can easily sink a number of hours into the game if you let its undeniably addictive nature sink its claws into you. However, it’s hard to recommend to anyone except the most die-hard fans of this particular niche, due to its exceptionally steep learning curve and consistently unforgiving nature.
Covert is an great addition to the PSVR roster. Hardware limitations hold it back at times but the concept is strong enough to carry it through. For too long VR has mainly been an anti-social gaming platform and White Elk Studios has proven that not only can you enjoy VR with friends, but that local co-op is alive and well.
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure is a great arcade brick breaker that goes over and above in terms of storytelling and varied gameplay. Lillymo Games has proved to be an excellent choice of developer to bring Colin’s vision to fruition and when you consider that this is cross-buy with the PlayStation Vita it represents great value for money too.
id Software and Bethesda really have something special on their hands here. Games divide opinion, which is natural. So when I tell you that I haven’t heard a single person say they aren’t enjoying DOOM Eternal, that’s probably one of the biggest compliments I can give it. This is the culmination of everything the DOOM series has been working towards. Buy this game!
Gigantosaurus: The Game is something that is likely to appeal to gamers aged seven and below. If you have a youngster that is just starting to dabble in computers this is the best entry level title I have seen since Paw Patrol: On A Roll and it comes packing much more content
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a masterpiece. I have no doubt that it would be a smash hit no matter when it released, but coming just as the world went into a lockdown has played to it’s advantage also. It is giving people a routine when they otherwise wouldn’t have one and honestly being ill myself over the last week, it has been a life saver. The greatest compliment I can give it is that earlier tonight the sequel to my favourite game of all time (Last of Us) was delayed and my first thought was; “More time for Animal Crossing”.
Resident Evil 3 is exactly what I hoped for after the stellar re-imagining of RE2. I have seen criticism that the game is too short, but given that YouTube has countless RE2 speed runs hovering around the 50 minute mark, it feels like a stretch. Plus, if you are hurting for content there is an entire online game attached.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II Campaign remastered is not only a mouthful, it’s great! I enjoy revisiting improved versions of games I loved years ago and I think £19.99 is an excellent budget price as well. If you didn’t play through this the first time around don’t expect the level of polish from last year’s entry to the series, but buckle yourself in for a thrill ride that rarely gives you a moment to breathe!
My Friend Pedro is an absolute gem of a game. It is one of the most fun releases on PS4 in some time. Varied level design and cool boss fights compliment the relatively short campaign, but the replay value is high and you will likely find yourself returning over and over again for better scores.
Moving Out is the next great local co-op party game. The lack of online play is disappointing, but with all the accessibility options this is a title that will bring gamers and non gamers together. If you enjoyed games of a similar ilk like Overcooked you can’t go wrong with this title.
Streets of Rage 4 is a welcome return for a classic franchise. Hardcore fans of the series are likely to be smitten with the amount of fan service and love that has gone in to this and rightly so. In not overhauling the game further though it may lose some appeal with new gamers.
Super Mega Baseball 3 is an improvement over the previous game in pretty much every area. It looks fantastic and manages to appeal to both newcomers and seasoned pros alike. Customisation is at the heart of the game. From the difficulty all the way to the creation suite Metalhead Software give you the agency to play how you want. The result is a game that all sports fans, not just baseball enthusiasts, should check out.
Saints Row: The Third is on the high end of remasters. The bulk of the work has went in to visual upgrades, but that was what was needed most. With the game not aiming for realism, you can get away with the odd bit of sloppy AI or an unforeseen glitch. Sometimes it only ends up adding to the insanity and hilarity going on all around you. If you want a crazy, fun and exciting open world to blow stuff up in, you can’t go wrong!
GORN is a lot of fun. Combat is very satisfying which is the core of your experience. Movement is my biggest fault with the game, but once you set up shop you can largely get away with staying in the one spot. It’s also a good cardio blast, which many of us could do with in the current climate.
I truly enjoyed Maneater despite it’s limitations and performance issues. In my head I would have preferred a more realistic simulation, but in practice that would have probably been boring after an hour or so. It is definitely one of the most unique games of 2020 so far and an experience I will remember fondly.