From the creators of Dead Island comes there other game Call of Juarez Gunslinger that was released in 2013. The game greatest success lies in how smartly it marries the authenticity of its setting with the artifice of the storytelling. The aesthetic is Bound In Blood meets Borderlands, with objects outlined as if illustrated in a dime-store novel. Your brightly attired enemies are the main sources of color in the dusty brown environments, while the violence is pulpy, comic book stuff. When a bullet connects with an enemy there’s a ludicrous splatter of vivid red accompanied by a noisy slurp: Tarantino would undoubtedly approve, as he would of the rambling tales that stitch these [...]
The most classic Metal Gear Solid games, the Sons of Liberty begins as it intends to go on, displaying the kind of reliance on cut-scenes that is only rivalled – though certainly not beaten – by its 32bit predecessor. If you didn’t enjoy them in Metal Gear Solid you’re not likely to tolerate them here, either, particularly when their intrusion appears more determined second time around. Yet that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate their quality – MGS2 offers some of the most convincing cinematic sequences seen in a videogame before, a reflection of Hideo Kojima’s undeniable flair for capturing action on camera.
When the moment eventually comes, the action is comfortingly [...]
Renegade Ops was released in 2011 and originally released for Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and PC, now the game is also available on Steam for $15.00. During Renegade Ops’ first moments, it’s tempting to think you’re in Panau. The opening level’s shimmering sea, perfect beaches and lush foliage sell the game as a sort of top-down Just Cause 2; the return of developer Avalanche’s signature explosions merely reinforces that feeling. While Rico Rodriguez’s adventure was all about his grappling hook, however, the focus here is on bouncy vehicle physics. Whether turning on a sixpence, drift-strafing a tight circle around a tank, or wrestling to get the back [...]
The Ratchet & Clank All 4 One Game was originally released for Playstation 3, a single-player / coop game and develop by Insomniac Games in 2011. The Insomniac’s dynamic duo find themselves once again part of an ensemble piece, but unlike the recent Move Heroes, All 4 One wisely keeps the pair center stage. As the title suggests, and the four character slots remind, this is a game designed as a co-operative experience. Synchronous switch-pulling, trapeze-style platforming and coordinated shooting are the pivots around which All 4 One’s short, varied levels hinge. After a deep-end opener which sees you and your comrades battling a tower-sized monster in a luscious sci-fi [...]