Review: Yoshi’s New Island

Platform: 3DS Developer: Azrest Website: www.yoshisnewisland.nintendo.com Australian classification: G It’s not hard to immediately dismiss Yoshi’s New Island as a thoughtless kid’s game. The chalk-inspired art style looks like the wall of a nursery, the soundtrack sounds like a toddler’s nightly lullaby and the introductory cut-scene starts out by telling you babies come from storks. […]

South Park: the Stick of Truth Review

Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Developer: Obsidian Entertainment Website: http://southpark.ubi.com/stickoftruth/en-AU/home/index.aspx Australian classification: R18+ First and Foremost, South Park: the Stick of Truth is the perfect fan service. Right down to the walls of bodily fluids and shattered cue-balls you’ll find jammed inside Mr. Slave’s anus, it’s true to the show – disgusting, vulgar and […]

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Preview

Last week, Mindscape Asia Pacific and Red Cross Australia teamed up to promote Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and educate gamers on the importance of donating blood. The first 3 hours of the game were playable, but gamers still managed to donate enough blood to save 30 lives throughout the course of the evening. The […]

Zoo Tycoon: The Age Problem

It’s fairly odd that one of the Xbox One’s exclusive launch titles is a new Zoo Tycoon game – but not because the Tycoon franchise isn’t popular, and the games are certainly fun. Zoo Tycoon’s biggest flaw, and what makes it questionable as a launch title, is it’s seemingly blatant disregard for a very basic […]

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 1 Review

Set in rapture, BioShock Infinite’s Burial At Sea DLC (Part 1) is absolutely beautiful. The underwater setting is complimented by enormous glass windows, showing off the glowing city that spans across the depths of the sea. The interior is set prior to the fall of Rapture, which is seen in BioShock 1 and 2, and […]

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

If there’s anything that’s immediately obvious about Batman: Arkham Origins, it’s that it’s definitely a Batman game. Batman perches atop conveniently placed gargoyles in ‘predator’ rooms, scanning the surroundings with his detective vision to find the next nervous victim to swoop down on. He grapples between buildings in the city of Gotham, floating between towers […]

PAX Aus: Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds Previews!

Of the three Legend of Zelda games currently in development, the enormous Nintendo booth at PAX Australia gave its attendees the chance to play 2 of them in 10-15 minute doses. The two ‘remakes’ on show, A Link Between Worlds and Wind Waker HD, both had steady queues and plenty of fans returning to try out a second […]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Announced!

CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has officially been confirmed and is already slated as a “must see next generation RPG”. The game is said to cover three different plot levels: Lowest Level: Free-form activities such as crafting, monster slaying (which seems to be more extensive in the third iteration), and going on […]

Hands On With The SimCity Beta!

Over the past week, I’ve been lucky enough to wreak some poorly engineered wrath on numerous cities in the SimCity Closed Beta. The new SimCity is set to release in March and if the Beta is anything to go by, the official game is going to glue a lot of us to our computer screens. […]