Hornby Hobbies Ltd – Scalextric Back to the Future vs Knight Rider review by Con
Con with the full race track and two controllers. The track takes a maximum of about 5 minutes to set up and dismantle!!!
The iconic Back To the Future Time Machine and Knight Rider K.I.T.T cars both included with the race set!!!
The handsets have two settings. An easy and hard mode for both new and experienced Scalextric fans!!!
Working lights on each car!!!
Cross section of track to knock your opponent off while racing!!!
Available from all good retailers (5 Years +) 5 Stars
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This is the Scalextric set you never knew you needed. But maaaaaan, do you need it. Two of the most iconic cars in Movie and TV history finally get to battle it out for who’s fastest on a Scalextric set. It’s quick and easy to build the track and the cars are much easier to control and keep on the track compared with sets of the past. This toy/collectable has Christmas morning fun written all over it. Highly Recommended!!!
Nintendo Switch – Pokémon Violet review by Con
Available on Nintendo Switch 18/11/22 (PEGI 7) 4 Stars
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It’s one of the most highly anticipated games of 2022 and a must own for all Pokémon fans of all ages. Highly Recommended!!!
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Vivid Toys – Casefile: Truth & Deception review by Con
Available from all good retailers (12 Years +) 5 Stars
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This game is so much fun. It’s like a modern day Cluedo with an element both Guess Who and Battle ships. Highly Recommended!!!
PlayStation 5 – God of War Ragnarok review
Kratos and Atreus are back and the stakes are higher than ever. Fimbulwinter is in full effect
and Ragnarok is just around the corner. Can Kratos defy fate and bring down Odin without
becoming the monster he has left behind. Though simple this is the main story of this
behemoth of a game. The main story is around 20 hrs and is packed with entertainment from
start to finish. It also takes great steps towards uncovering the secrets of the giants and how
Atreus is important to their story.
Speaking of Atreus this game takes great leaps in new gameplay features. Notably, Atreus
as a playable character. Atreus becomes the centre of attention within a lot of this game and
with that you get to fight using him with different partners by your side. And with the partners,
there are many of them that vary throughout the game. Another important part of the game is
the new Draupnir spear which is incredibly fun to use. It provides another unique gameplay
experience whilst feeling just as powerful as the Blades of Chaos and the Leviathan axe.
And finally Kratos Atreus (and more) have significantly more customisation as well as a
much larger and rewarding skill tree.
The game play is immensely good and feels like a massive step up from the previous game.
Especially the newer moves which feel fresh even if they have been seen before. The new
enemies, monsters and bosses are very cool and provide new challenges for even the most
experienced of gamers.
I could list the positives but realistically everything about it is practically perfect. Although the
only thing some may see as a problem is the fact that the levels feel a little enclosed. Also
the graphics ( though amazing) don’t feel like a ridiculous step up from the 2018 game
especially considering this game is made on a upgraded console.
Basically to conclude, this game is awesome. The flaws are miniscule in comparison to how
amazing this game really is. If you liked the original or any action story game for that matter,
then this is a must play game and should definitely be in your game library.
Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 9/11/22 (PEGI 18) 5 Stars
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This latest adventure is absolutely amazing with a story full of drama and excitement. The gameplay has everything you loved about the last God of War, and so much more. The perfect sequel – Highly Recommended!!!
Nintendo Switch – Bayonetta 3 review by Con
Available on Nintendo Switch 28/10/22 (PEGI 16) 3.5 Stars
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Bayonetta 3 has a great story and the gameplay is brilliant. The only thing that lets it down a bit, is that it feels like the graphics should be at a next generation level and the battlefields feel a bit restricted. Whether you’re new to the gaming franchise or a lifelong fan – you’ll really enjoy this game!!!
Call of Duty – Modern Warfare II review
The sequel to many people’s favourite Call of Duty games is finally here and it’s amazing. But not only this, warzone has been entirely revamped for the launch as well, making it possibly one of the most content-filled games on the market right now.
But before I get into all the new multiplayer mechanics, I’m first going to talk about how amazing the story mode is. So, I was wildly blown away by the story mode. It basically follows the story of a conflict between a Mexican Cartel (and the Mexican army) and the US. Although it has missions that you won’t see in any other game. For example, one mission puts you in an interrogation room where either you play your cards right or you die. Now of course there are many cool missions where you simply sweep houses and defeat enemies so any fans of that won’t be disappointed but people looking for a new challenge will have a great time with this story mode.
The multiplayer is pretty damn good as well. More customisation with guns and a whole variety of new ways to unlock and level them up. The movement and overall feel of the game is absolutely amazing. I enjoy the gunplay more than any of the recent games and believe its surpasses even MW (2019). Although where it falls short is the maps and time to kill. Most gunfights end before anyone gets a chance to even think and the maps are subpar. Now don’t be deterred, it’s still fun to play although keep in mind a lot of the time you’re going to be left thinking skill wasn’t the reason why you lost the match.
DMZ is completely new for MW2 and a rather fun addition. You load into a game with a few other teams and tons of AI and basically try to get quests done and mess around. It’s good for testing out new guns, warming up or playing casually, but in general it gets boring particularly quickly and isn’t something you’ll get a high adrenaline rush out of. I certainly think it’s a positive even if I also don’t think this will be a go to for most people.
Now finally, Warzone 2.0 is basically perfect. You can now talk to enemies whilst playing to cooperate or trash. The island and new features like dolphin diving or buying custom weapons from buy stations work very well. And the entire game mode appears to have been positively revamped with the release of the new game. The gulag has also had a few positive change, with a new map, a new way to win by killing the prisoner and weapons increasing in rarity as the match goes on. However, my one main issue with it is that I feel as though the two man gulag sort of defeats the premise and is a bad change. Other than that, Warzone 2 is insanely good and anyone who’s a fan of the last will live this.
Finally with a new game comes a new battle pass, and the new battle pass system is great. You can go through the map choosing what items you will get meaning it feels more custom to you, and you have to wait less to get a weapon you really want (with the exception of the tier 100 blueprint and operator).
So overall it’s a really good instalment and a great triumph to the gaming franchise!!!
Available for PlayStation, XBox and PC 28/10/22 (PEGI 18) 4.5 Stars
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Incredible graphics, the gameplay is so much fun, a brilliant story mode and there’s always bundles of cool updates throughout the year with these games. A must own for gamers!!!
DC Comic – Gotham Knights Review
Batman is dead and Gotham is distraught. The only people who can protect the city are the Gotham Knights!
The main story follows the Gotham Knights (Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl and Red Hood) as the attempt to figure out what Batman’s final mission was and how they can complete it. However in doing so they have to question many iconic Batman villains. This allows for the story to have a fun main story whilst still being able to create a variety of side missions that don’t feel forced. Along with this, the Court of Owls (Villains in the game) are incredibly menacing and appear to be almost undefeatable.
The cut scenes for this game are amazing and help with the narrative of the story. And the side quests are either random crimes or side story mission. The side story missions are lots of fun as they create further story, so there’s more gameplay – but you don’t need to finish them to beat the game.
The gameplay for Gotham Knights is absolutely incredible. All four of the Gotham Knights characters are available to play and they all have unique move sets. Robin is a stealth expert, Nightwing is fast and agile, Batgirl is a 1-on-1 brawler and Redhood a long ranger gunsman. This provides interesting gameplay given as you and your friends can co-op using your choice of the character.
Along with this, every character has special moves. There are different moves between the four characters meaning there’s thirty two in total. These provide high damage or simply just guarantee someone will lose most of their health.
Gotham Knights is created by Montreal Games unlike Arkham Knight, so there are some major UI and gameplay changes, however there are many customisable options that will allow people to experience it in the way they did with the Arkham series. Along with this, there are many missions that you may complete, without feeling that they are repetitive.
The Gotham map itself, is massive and traversing is incredibly good fun, especially after completing the knighthood challenges. My only major problem with Gotham Knights is the parkour which is both lackluster, and simply put you have to go out of your way to do it, which I believe shouldn’t be the case in a Batman game. Also Gotham Knights isn’t a console cross-play game, nor is it ‘Last Gen’ which means you’re a little bit limited on who you can play with online at the moment, which is a slight flaw for the initial release.
Overall, the story mode and gameplay is incredible and really interactive, especially as the dialogue changes, depending on the the character you play with. This game is ridiculously well put together.
Available on PlayStation 5, XBox Series X and PC 21/10/22 (PEGI 16) 4 Stars
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This is a great game and must play for all DC Comic fans. It’s sad that there’s no console cross-play – hopefully that will change in the future with an update. Highly Recommended!!!
PlayStation 5 – The Last of Us Part 1 review
This game is absolutely astonishing. ‘The Last Of Us’ is a much loved game series, yet over time the graphics became less on par with much of the modern game releases. Until this new version was created.
The game follows Joel as he attempts to complete a simple mission to help a 14 year old girl called Ellie to a research facility, which quickly diverges into a vast journey through many zombie infested towns and human conflicts in an attempt to save the world from a zombie virus. Along the way players will meet many characters, some friends, some foes, and ultimately attempt to save humanity.
The Last of Us part 1 looks absolutely breathtaking. The graphics and animations are so realistic it’s like you’re just watching a TV show. Also what’s impressive, is the little extra details they’ve added into the new version of game that weren’t in the original, such as Ellie and Joel getting wet when it’s raining or when they fall in a pool of water. The combat is incredible too, with many upgrades and weapons so you’re able to beat the game in your own unique way. And finally it has incredible pacing. This is a very long story, but it does it feel like it was dragged out, nor does it feel too rushed while working through the story.
If I have any problems with the game, it’s that the human fight scenes became a bit repetitive at times. But even then, they were still very enjoyable.
Overall this is without a doubt one of the best games of all time, and it’s remake only makes it better. Anyone who enjoys playing solo adventure games needs to play this, and even if you’ve played the original, it’s well worth checking it out the new updated game to see the amazing changes.
I would easily give this 5/5 stars and recommend you try it out as soon as you can!!!
Available of PlayStation 5 2/9/22 (PEGI 18) 5 Stars
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This isn’t just a touched up version of the original game, this is a complete remake for PlayStation 5 with bundles of new features. It’s a magnificent gaming experience from start to finish!!!
- Rebuilt for the PlayStation 5: Completely rebuilt from the ground up using Naughty Dog’s latest PS5™ engine technology with advanced visual fidelity, fully integrated DualSense™ wireless controller features and more.
- A faithful remake: Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters of Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, and explore the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever in the critically acclaimed prequel chapter, Left Behind.
- All-new experience: A total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay mechanics, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Feel immersed in improved environmental storytelling, effects, facial animations, and enhanced exploration and combat.
- The Last of Us Part I includes a new Speedrun mode, which enables an in-game timer that tracks your current and best playthrough length. The timer pauses during cinematics and scene transitions. After an initial completed playthrough, this mode can be enabled when starting a new game. Speedrun mode displays a small UI element in the top right of the screen that shows:
- Your current play time
- Your personal best chapter time
- The name of the current chapter
Warner Bros – MultiVersus review by Con
Warner Brothers have some of the best IP’s out there. Characters from the likes of DC Comics, Cartoon Network, HBO, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Babera. And now they are all likely to be available to play with in one game at some stage in the future.
And then you take that and add some good old Brawl fighting and that’s Warner Brothers MultiVersus.
If that’s not enough it’s free to play, so all of my friends will be able to play it with me whatever they use for gaming. This game is amazing!!!
Not only is everyone I know going to be playing MultiVersus, everyone I know wants to be playing it. It’s going to be such a successful game.
The gameplay is incredible and it even had something to stop fight move spamming. The more you use it, the move decays to the point it causes no damage.
As with any free online game there’s plenty of iconic backdrops and characters to play with at no cost, but there are many more incredible paid for add-ons available. A personal favaourite of mine at the moment is the Animated series Batman character. I’m also a big fan of Taz from the free to play options available.
I really like that you can have every thing from Looney Tunes to a Game of Thrones character battling it out. I even hear Larry David will be entering the game at some stage.
You’ve got play this game and get playing it early so you’re good enough to take on everyone. MultiVersus will be huge!!!
Available for Free on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, XBox and PC 22/7/22 (PEGI 12) 5 Stars
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It’s full of iconic character. Incredibly good fun to play. And more importantly Free. Get excited for MultiVersus – Highly Recommended!!!