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Review - Sea Of Solitude

A few weeks ago a game released that I had totally forgotten all about what with homelife being a bit frantic recently. I remember seeing Sea of Solitude shown off at E3 last year and thinking "oooooo, looks right up my street that" so once I saw tweets appearing on my Twitter timeline a few shorts days before going off on holiday I jumped right over to my EA contact and got asking about a review code. Truth be told I finished this a few days after getting it, but with previously mentioned holiday with the family that weekend, this review has had to wait a little bit.

In Sea of Solitude, you play a character by the name of Kay. Drifting out at sea in a small boat, you awake to find yourself in stormy seas with a beacon of light you only hint forward. The feeling I got very early on was that of a small indie release that I played a few years ago called Submerged. Now yes, while Submerged was hardly a classic, it has the same sort of exploration on both water and land seen in…
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Review - Super Tennis Blast

It's been a long time since I put on my digital sweatbands, tight shorts and got out my dusty racquet and let out a grunt like I'd stood on some LEGO, but Super Tennis Blast, brought to us by the guys and gals and Unfinished Pixel, let me do most of those things with their latest game coming to the store recently.

I last dabbled with an Unfinished Pixel game way back in 2015, with Spy Chameleon being a game I reviewed elsewhere, and a game which didn't really stick around too long in the memory banks, and soon forgot all about when reviewing it way back then. Here they are bringing their talents to a sports game for the first time, not only that, but also a sport that doesn't really see much love on consoles these days, and if a tennis game does come out it tends to be well overpriced for what they offer most of the time.
Super Tennis blast, in a nutshell, is an offline tennis game which also offers the player a few little mini-games to boot when stepping away for the…

Review - Snooker 19

Over the last week or so I've been playing games that have one thing in common..........balls. I've become that obsessed with balls that even in what many class as downtime (I've been having far too much at that lately, just check the post count, whoops) I've been loading up more games that offer even more balls. Snooker 19 was the game where it all started, with this weekend seeing me sit down and give it the time it demands to type up some words on it.

I can't lie to you lot, snooker isn't something I've paid that much attention to the older I've got. Memories of snooker are more as a kid and Dad watching legends like Jimmy White, Steve Davis, and the guy with the upside down glasses *types upside down glasses snooker into Google* Dennis Taylor, that's him. The one guy I know these days is Ronnie O'Sullivan, and that's purely because he seems to win things a lot. Snooker 19 in terms of players on offer to you not only offer the previously…

Review - World War Z

This one is a little bit of a departure from the norm for me. You see, I tend to play offline single player games WAY more than online multiplayer titles. However, this particular game intrigued me, so when the our man Tony asked me to take a look, I was happy to oblige. The reasons for my interest were twofold, 1, I have fond memories of what little of "Left 4 Dead" that I played years ago, and 2, It was a zombie game where the zombies looked interesting again. I'd been a bit burnt out on the Undead but much was made of how the hordes of flesh eaters move in this title, more on that later, and I was interested to see how it all worked.
The game I'm taking a look at this time is World War Z, a third-person, class-based shooter set in the same universe as the book by Max Brooks, and in the movie of the same name starring Brad Pitt. This setting explores what would happen in a world where the Zombie virus has spread worldwide and has wiped out 99.9% of humanity, turni…

Review - FAR- Lone Sails

So, this one came along at a great time for me. I've been playing Sekiro- Shadows Die Twice recently and this was a perfect counterpoint to it. Whereas Sekiro has you constantly on edge, being tested and failing before that elation of success, this title was a much calmer and more serene undertaking. An enjoyable, sedate affair that was a different type of experience for me. One where I wasn't in deadly combat or frustrating battles, fighting to save the world but one where I could continue on my journey at my own pace, working through the puzzles without worrying about missing something and game over screens.
The release I'm talking about is called "FAR- Lone Sails" and it draws its inspiration from various places, but at its heart, it's a 2D "walk to the right" type of platformer, similar to Limbo or Inside, but with a focus on vehicle and vehicle resource management.
The world has a beautiful but minimalistic look, and its opening scene sets the…

Review - WWE 2K19

I think last year for me was the one where I said WWE games needed to up their game in terms of what it offered or fans would soon begin getting restless and sales would die down. With the only pull back these days being the fact that there is only one place to get your wrestling gaming needs these days, WWE fan or not. WWE 2K19 talked a good talk, but was this year the game finally fixed everything wrong with previous games, or just give us more of the same half-assed modes that we've seen in the last few years? It may have taken me ages, but, I finally put fingers to keyboard about my latest battles in the squared circle.

Jumping right in, My Career, to be as blunt as possible, has been terrible for what feels like forever since the good old days where a WWF/WWE game would have some sort of point to a career mode. Recent ones have been flat out dull and littered with errors and just massive portions of not much happening in it at all. In WWE 2K19 this is sort of fixed, and if a…

Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days Offers Three full Games This Weekend

We all love a free game and achievements, and this weekend offers three full games to choose from thanks to Xbox and their Free Play Days.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Dead By Daylight: Special Edition, and WWE 2K19 are all now available to install via the console if searching the store for them now. While Borderlands offers up a brand new Ultra HD Texture Pack if you own an Xbox One X, WWE 2K19 also offers a great time than ever to jump in what with Wrestlemania weekend being upon us, As for Dead by Daylight, well this is worth checking out if you like your hide and seek to have a murderous feel to it. All three Games have a long week discount on them too, so follow the links below to be taken to the store if you feel like just picking them up for a low price.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Dead By Daylight: Special Edition

WWE 2K19


Review - The LEGO movie 2 Videogame

I've lost track of how many LEGO games I've owned or reviewed in all the years of doing this review stuff. With each one not really changing that much from the last, but seemingly always being there for me when a gaming funk hit and I've just not felt like playing anything too tasking. The memory of the first LEGO Movie game has seemingly been lost in my mind when thinking about it right now while typing up this intro (good job I write stuff down) but turns out now checking the previous review link I thought quite highly of it. LEGO movie 2 follows pretty much the same concept as every other LEGO game story in the past, but let's explain that for the zero people that have no idea what that is, and also the shocking new story full of twist and turns with this new game (note sarcasm).

LEGO Movie 2 kicks off with cute aliens coming down and attacking, and it's up to you and your cast of characters and unlockable items to take them down. Honestly, the story is probabl…

Review - Farm Together

The release of Farm Together hit at a great time for me, being in a stage where I just wanted something that didn't demand that much of an effort or thought process to play it, but still want a game that offered some fun and allowed me to chillout and forget about things for an hour or two. Farming games on console tend to be decent sellers these days, with things like Stardew Valley, Real Farm, and certainly in the case of games like Farming Simulator being looked at fondly by most gamers, and Farming Sim doing so well it sees a yearly release. Farm Together isn't as tasking as Farming Sim mind you, with Farm Together being one of those games that will be both enjoyable to kids, as well as adults who really want to dig deep, having the feeling of games such as A world of Keflings and Viva Pinata.

Starting the game you are given three options of how you want the terrain to be, those options being either default, watery, steep, with one more option being hard mode offering a f…

New Games Announced For Xbox Game Pass This February

The Inside Xbox team revealed yet another decent offering to those with an Xbox Game Pass sub last night, with a bunch of new games coming to service this February, and Crackdown 3 also coming February 15th. The full list of games coming can be found below.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (February 7) – Xbox One X Enhanced
The climactic finale to Lara Croft’s origin story has arrived on Xbox Game Pass. A dangerous and mysterious organization known as Trinity sends Lara on a thrilling action adventure through deadly jungles, treacherous underwater caves, and the most challenging tombs in the game’s history. To survive, she’ll have to become one with the jungle, use the environment to strike her foes quickly and quietly, sow fear in their ranks, and discover what it really means to be the Tomb Raider.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (February 7)
Play as Lee Everett, a man with a criminal past given a chance at redemption — protecting a young girl named Clementine during a zombie apoc…