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Review - Stay

Games these days are deeper than ever before. Gone are the days of most games offering the happy go lucky cute games we played in the past where everything was rainbows and happiness, with games these days more than happy to delve and dig deep when it comes to subjects that many hate to speak with others about without feeling some sort of shame. Even though many of us are perhaps going through the same sort of thing, only we hide it too. Stay was one of those games that I only found about recently upon getting an email about its release and posting about here. So I went in not really knowing what to expect from it, only from what I saw in that email seemingly being a cool idea and concept before playing.

Stay opens up with you meeting a person called Quinn in a room just doing some stuff, only when climbing into bed for the night a mysterious figure appears over him and knocks him out. Quinn wakes up to find himself locked away in a dark, damp bunker, with the only means of outside c…

Preview - Descenders

This was one of those games where I saw a stream of it one day and kept an eye on it for when it was coming to Xbox One. That release to the game preview program came back on May 15th, with a bit of time now spent on it, I guess it's time to give my early impressions on a game that will see many updates in the future, making the two hours or so I spent writing this right now outdated by the end of the month.

Descenders is billed as an extreme downhill freeriding mountain biking game, with the game having levels that are procedurally generated for you (normally an instant turn off for me), and having the hefty promise of no game ever feeling the same. Your goal in the game is to beat multiple levels on the four areas that will unlock as you progress through them, with each area having something they call a boss track being the end level boss/track as it were. It's down to you how you tackle these levels, as the game itself isn't a racer or anything like that, something tha…

Preview - Robocraft Infinity

This preview has been a right pain in the bum to type up due to a number of reasons. The main reason was a draft of it going walkabouts earlier today, on top of that it was already perhaps the most boring review I've ever written in terms of trying to make it an entertaining read to date. So read this late at night and you might just feel yourself nodding off due to the game manual like facts I'm about to throw at your face.

Robocraft Infinity came to Xbox Game Pass on April 11th, with multiple versions of the game available if you wanted to pick it up outside of Game Pass, with the Ultimate bundle, and Deluxe bundle also offering the base game you get with game pass but with some building stuff and some cosmetic crates for that extra bit of cash. CRATES FOR MONEY YOU SAY? (alarm bells start going off), fear not as these are more pointless cosmetic crates that give you things like a holoflag or mask to your build. Think skins in Fortnite and you know what I mean. One of those…

Review - Raging Justice

Growing up, I would say the first proper gaming console that I fell in love with was my Mega Drive, with the Xmas day I got given it ranking right up as the best days ever. While I played all the other consoles both older and newer as time went on, the Mega Drive for me is the console that I tend to have more memories of when thinking back to how good my childhood was when it comes to games. If you're of my era of gamers, games like Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, hell even Altered Beast, were big games for me back then, maybe not in looks when going back to them now, but just games that have long stuck with me the older I get. It's been a while since I've really dug into a side-scrolling beat-em-up again, with Raging Justice trying it's very best to capture just some of the fun like some of the games mentioned above (I know all you guys have your own). But how did it do?

Raging Justice is basically nine levels of side-scrolling, button mashing fun, which sees you on a q…

Trailer: Stay (Coming To Xbox One May 30th)

Just had this trailer drop into to my emails and thought I should share it on here. STAY is a number of things if the press release is to be believed, with the number of things it supposedly offers making it a right mixed bag.

The game sees you play out the story of Quinn, a therapist who wakes up alone and locked in a strange room with nothing but a computer hooked up to an internet chat room, with the only other person in that chat room being you, and the story playing out with the choices you make when trying to help Quinn escape and just survive the loneliness.

The one cool feature I noted in the bullet points of the press release that made me interested, was that the game plays out in real time, meaning that every minute spent away from the game is a minute Quinn is left alone. Leaving Quinn to fend for himself for too long, then, of course, there may be consequences to your actions for doing so. It just seems like a cool concept, but of course, it depends on how well the game p…

Three Games Get The Free Play Days Treatment This Weekend (Store Links Included)

Three games are available to download for free this weekend thanks to the fantastic free play days that Microsoft keeps dropping on us. Xbox Live Gold members can now download XCOM 2, Just Cause 3, and also For Honor: Standard Edition to play until Monday just by going to the gold tab on their console and clicking on the free play days tab to find all the games there to play. Download the game and you can play everything it has to offer, as well as earning achievements too. Sign into your account on the website and you can add these games to your download queue by clicking the links below.

XCOM 2
Just Cause 3
For Honor: Standard Edition

Free World Cup Update Coming To FIFA 18 Later This Month

With the football (soccer to you other guys and girls who call it by the wrong name) season coming to an end very soon, attention will soon turn to Russia and the world cup. EA used to release some sort of quick cash-in game back in the day, with the Brazil 2014 release they did being one that stuck with me as not being that bad at the time. This one though will be accessible via a free update, so being free this cannot be sniffed at.

This free update coming May 29th will allow players to play through the authentic tournament experience. This update will feature all 32 qualified national teams (or use the custom option to add your team into the mix if sadly they never made it this year), match balls, stadiums, and the iconic trophy, which for the first time will be rendered in the Frostbite game engine (for whatever that's worth). FUT will also be being seeing some of the World cup magic sprinkled on it too. Not only will players be able to build their dream international squad f…