Joaby is as massive a 'Souls fan as I know. He's good at it and he knows the ins and outs of the design principles of those games. He also makes fun of me because I drop the controller almost always less than 20-minutes into any of the experiences and throw my hands up in frustration. So he's reviewed the game for us in both written form and as a video review on his own YouTube channel.
Just when you were starting to forget what it felt like to buy a new plastic guitar every year comes the announcement of a new game in the Guitar Hero franchise. Called Guitar Hero Live, this new take on the game does away with in-game graphics and avatars in favour of a video-based approach. That means playing along to music videos, and, in front of a crowd. First-person perspective and all.
Hey, remember that time when Blizzard said that it might be too difficult to port their fantastic free-to-play card battle game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to mobile devices? And you breathed a sigh of relief knowing that having it on your PC and tablet was enough of a distraction. Well, looks like they figured out a way as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now playable on iOS and Android phones. In other news -- RIP productivity.
The latest entry in the long running fighting game series that has Kaptivated audiences for decades, Mortal Kombat X, is out today for Konsoles and PC. Sporting a Kinematic single player mode, plus the usual light slapping and ripping out of spines from bodies, Mortal Kombat X is also being touted as the most brutal Kombat game yet. Albeit, one Kentered around an epic battle between the forces of good an evil.
Project X Zone was a bit of fan service from three of Japan's biggest and most influential publishers, and made the lives of many fans worthwhile (I imagine). And today, the publishers revealed that a sequel to the tactical RPG, Project X Zone 2, would be making its way to Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
Stealth game alumni no doubt know who (or what) Sneaky Bastards is, but in case you don't, it's a dedicated forum-turned-magazine-turned-development-branch celebrating all games stealth. Creator Dan Hindes, who is also the Australian editor of Gamespot, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for his stealth-platformer, Wildfire, and we urge you to get on board.
Forgetting the dropping of "Fast" from its title (sort of), Furious 7 is still sating fans of the long-running street-racing/action movie series, and now transcends the silver-screen as its starring cast -- the 1970 Dodge Charger, the 2014 Maserati Ghibli S and the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, to name a few -- have landed on the Forza Horizon 2 open-world playing field.